• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
Temperature Precipitation
Estimated read time
39s

Anchorage man almost breaks pumpkin state record

By Bonney Bowman Photojournalist: Andy Nitchman - 10:09 PM August 26, 2014
PALMER –

An Anchorage giant pumpkin grower attempted to set a new state record Tuesday.

Local grower Dale Marshall brought three massive pumpkins to the Alaska State Fair. The first two weighed in at around 730 and 750 pounds, but he thought the third would top 1,300 pounds, handily beating the record of 1,286 pounds.

When the massive pumpkin made it on the scale, it clocked in at 1,283 pounds, missing the record by only four pounds.

Everyone, even the contest officials, were disappointed.

“Keep on going! I just wanted it to go up a little higher, four pounds, you know. Forty pounds would be something different, but that’s just so close,” said pumpkin weigh-off coordinator Kathy Liska.

Dale says there’s always next year. He’s going to keep his eye on that state record prize.

Latest Stories

  • News

    Tanana man killed in ATV crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 27, 16:12

    A 46-year-old Tanana man died after the ATV he was riding veered off the road and struck a tree Sunday night, authorities say. At about 9 p.m. Sunday, the Tanana Village Public Safety Officer was contacted about an ATV crash on Mission Hill Road, roughly two miles from the Yukon River village, according to an […]

  • Politics

    Legislature passes bill allowing international child support enforcement

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 27, 15:39

    The Alaska Legislature has passed a bill that would amend state child support laws to match provisions provided under a 2007 international treaty the U.S. signed and enacted, ensuring the continued receipt of $64 million for Alaska’s child support and aid programs. Gov. Bill Walker introduced HB 106 to the House in February. The bill would add child support […]

  • News

    Baltimore riots escalate, National Guard called in

    by Associated Press on Apr 27, 15:10

      BALTIMORE – 7:40 p.m. People are looting stores at a mall where the riots in Baltimore started. As police moved away from the mall into a nearby neighborhood, the mall became unprotected and people started carrying clothes and other items away. Cars have been burned, other stores have been looted and a pharmacy caught fire […]

  • News

    The Latest: Prosecutor says Holmes’ evaluators didn’t agree

    by Associated Press on Apr 27, 12:36

    5:25 p.m. (MDT) Court has adjourned for the day in the Colorado theater shooting trial after James Holmes’ attorneys completed their opening statement. Public defender Katherine Spengler ended by telling jurors that Holmes’ reason for opening fire in the suburban Denver theater in 2012 might not be satisfying to them. “The ‘why’ is coming from […]

  • News

    A moving target: Postal inspectors root out liquor by mail

    by Ben Matheson / KYUK on Apr 27, 12:09

    Citizens in Bethel are weighing a decision on a proposal for the for the first liquor store in decades. In the shadow of the debate is a powerful and elaborate bootlegging economy across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. A small team of federal law enforcement agents with the United States Postal Inspection Service is working to keep alcohol out […]

  • News

    Snowmachiner rescued after sustaining serious injuries

    by Hope Miller on Apr 27, 12:08

    A Valdez man snowmachining with a group near Thompson Pass was hospitalized after sustaining serious injuries in a crash Saturday, authorities say. Andrew Doherty, 29, was flown to a hospital in Valdez before being taken to Anchorage for treatment, according to an online dispatch from Alaska State Troopers. Allie Hendrickson, spokeswoman for the City of […]

  • Politics

    Alaska Senate accepts budget proposal

    by Associated Press on Apr 27, 12:06

    The Alaska Senate has voted to accept a budget proposal that, without the support of House Democrats, could leave state government partially funded. The House’s Democratic-led minority has opposed cuts to education included in the budget, as well as the budget’s rejection of negotiated pay raises for labor union contracts for next year, among other […]

  • On-Air

    Teacher of the Week: Brandon Hipsak

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 27, 11:25

    “Keeping it real” with his students is the key to success for Service High School English teacher Brandon Hipsak. “I treat them respectfully. I demand responsibility out of them. I demand effort out of them, and if I don’t get those three components they know they’ll be in trouble and they’ll have to serve something […]