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Heather Hintze

I’m a Montana girl, born and raised. Alaska was never really a place I considered working. Then, a job opening came up and I thought, “Why not?” I’m always up for an adventure and so far the Last Frontier has yet to disappoint.

Stories by Heather Hintze

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Anchorage Opera heads to rural Alaska to perform Inupiaq adaptation of ‘Hansel & Gretel’

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 11, 18:31

    The Anchorage Opera is taking its show in the road. It has partnered with the University of Alaska Anchorage Opera Ensemble to put on a performance called “Aklaq and Nayak,” an Inupiaq adaptation of Hansel and Gretel. It’s the first production in the opera’s education touring program called “AO-2-Go.” With funding from the Nome Arts […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Indigenous Film Festival celebrates culture and community

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 10, 21:20

    Native stories from around the world will be featured at the Alaska Native Heritage Center’s Indigenous World Film Festival in Anchorage. “It’s a unique festival in that we have only native people,” said organizer Steven Blanchett. “People from Maori, Hawaii, Sami, First Nations in Canada, Greenland so we really focus on those indigenous films, filmmakers […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mardi Gras keeps bakers busy making king cakes

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 09, 20:06

      ANCHORAGE — On “Fat Tuesday,” House of Bread bakers were sending king cakes out the door as fast as they could make them. “We’ve made about 100 but we have another batch coming up and we keep getting people coming in and we’re running out,” said manager Carson Baldiviez around 10:30 that morning. “It’s […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Changing a neighborhood through community art

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 08, 21:21

      ANCHORAGE — Two Anchorage artists want to make Mountain View a more peaceful neighborhood. Aurora Sidney-Ando and Christina Determo started the Whale Song Peace Project. They’re creating a large sculpture for the neighborhood they hope will get people talking about ways to make positive changes. “It’s a call to action and to teach people […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    ML&P, Chugach Electric partner to purchase portion of natural gas field

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 08, 13:15

      ANCHORAGE — In hopes of securing a stable energy future for Anchorage, two utilities have teamed up to buy part of a Cook Inlet gas field. Municipal Light & Power and Chugach Electric Association announced Monday the joint purchase of ConocoPhillips’ one-third interest in the Beluga River Unit natural gas field, which is about 30 […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage 911 dispatcher helps man save his wife’s life with CPR

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 05, 18:34

      ANCHORAGE — “She’s not breathing,” Keith Herte explained frantically over the telephone to 911 dispatcher Frances Robinson. “She’s not breathing, okay,” Robinson replied. It’s a call she remembers well: May 4, 2014 — A call from a man whose wife had gone into cardiac arrest at their home in Eagle River. For Robinson, it was the […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Grace Christian 5th grader a finalist in ‘Doodle 4 Google’ competition

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 04, 19:34

      ANCHORAGE — It’s possible you could see an Anchorage student’s artwork the next time you use Google’s homepage. For the past eight years, the internet giant has had kids submit their best drawings of the iconic ‘Google’ logo. Celebrity judges pick their favorite from each state. Grace Christian 5th grader Lucas Schild’s design was […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Project aims to improve aging Fish Creek Trail

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 03, 22:39

    Updated at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4 Turnagain neighbors like Rita Scruton know the Fish Creek Trail could use some work. “It’s just mostly really rough. Even on your bike you have to watch. It’s a lot of roots and broken pavement,” said Scruton, while she was out for a walk with her dog, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Skier’s 1,000-foot free-fall down Alaska mountain caught on camera

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 02, 10:44

    A skier’s massive fall down an Alaska mountain is all caught on tape. Freestyle skier Angel Collinson was skiing in the Neacola mountains near Lake Clark last spring when she hit a patch of icy snow and couldn’t recover. The 26-year-old careened out of control, 1,000 feet down the slope for 27 seconds. Collinson said […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Coloring book proceeds to help quake victims

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 29, 19:03

    A Washington artist is giving back to Kenai families who lost their home in the earthquake. Katie Zamudio is a graphic designer by day, coloring book artist by night. About a year ago she started Doodlebug Coloring Books for adults. Her goal is to create iconic, intricately designed drawings for each state. She started with […]

  • News

    Baristas prepare for latte art competition

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 28, 19:53

    At Caffe D’Arte, barista Angelique Dalbora is still perfecting her pour. “It takes a lot of work to be able to do a perfect one every time,” she said. “At least for me.” Dalbora is one of 32 baristas who will test their skills at the latte art competition on Thursday at Alaska Restaurant Supply. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Bean’s Café takes its soup on the road

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 27, 20:38

    Bean’s Café needs your help with one of its biggest fundraisers and all you have to do is eat. Community members will vote on their favorite soups that will be featured at the Empty Bowl Project in March. Bean’s Café kitchen supervisor Aaron Dollison cooked up a lot of soup for the first day of […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    What goes into a tsunami warning?

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 26, 20:01

    At the National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, director Paul Whitmore has an extremely important job after an earthquake: Warning communities that might be affected by a tsunami. “It can be as short as minutes,” Whitmore said. “In 1964 some communities had impacts from a tsunami before the earthquake even stopped shaking.” He said the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    New pizza place coming to Spenard

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 22, 19:33

    A new pizza place is moving into Spenard. Hearth will open right next door to Middle Way Café. “I think it’s a wonderful neighborhood to be in. I think the mall is really central to this neighborhood, to Spenard and midtown. The location has worked well for Middleway over the years,” said Jon Campabello, owner […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Perfect Pairing: Fromagio’s cheese shop moves into blue.hollomon gallery

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 20, 21:37

    “Here’s another weird cheese, not weird, interesting,” Helen Howarth said as she reached into the cooler and pulled out a purple buenalba. “It’s purple in color because they use locally-made wine and put it in the paste.” You might call Howarth somewhat of a “cheese wiz.” Since opening Fromagio’s Artisan Cheese shop five years ago, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Ice carvers get to work transforming downtown Anchorage into winter wonderland

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 15, 21:17

    When it comes to ice carving, John Trescott has one motto: The colder the better. With temperatures in the mid-teens Friday, it was the perfect day to start the Crystal Gallery of Ice competition in downtown Anchorage. Trescott and his teammate, Tony Hartgrove, have been carving together for almost 20 years. They always pick a mythological […]

  • Alaska News

    Seward volunteers tracking dead murre numbers in Alaska’s Resurrection Bay

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 14, 19:57

    The aviary at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward is its own tiny eco-system containing a dozen species found throughout the neighboring Kenai Fjords National Park. Horned puffins, tufted puffins, rhinoceros auklets,” Avian Curator Tasha Dimarzio listed off. The facility added common murres to its habitat about ten years ago as a way for people […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    JBER soldiers conduct live mortar training

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 12, 19:40

    People living near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson may have heard some loud noises coming from the area this past week. Soldiers are conducting live mortar and artillery exercises as part of a bi-annual certification. “If we’re in an environment where we’re facing an enemy, that we’re doing all the right steps to make sure our guys stay […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Alaska Catholic community mourns Archbishop Hurley’s death

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 11, 18:42

    The Alaska Catholic community is mourning the loss of one of its top spiritual leaders. Archbishop Francis Hurley died at his home on Jan. 10, just two days before his 89th birthday. “It’s a great loss because he was really well liked,” said Natalie Riendl after the midday mass at Holy Family Cathedral. Riendl lived […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage radio host auditions on American Idol

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 09, 10:42

    An Anchorage radio co-host has made her way onto the American Idol stage in Hollywood. Malie Delgado is better known as “Malie D” from KGOT’s morning show the Breakfast Club. “It’s been a crazy busy morning. We’ve had a ton of calls from listeners saying congratulations and good luck,” Delgado said. The 20-year-old appeared on […]