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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

  • Health

    Teal pumpkins raise awareness about trick-or-treaters with food allergies

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 26, 20:10

    Halloween is right around the corner and doctors are urging parents to stock up on toys—in addition to candy—to give out to trick-or-treaters. The Teal Pumpkin Project is a growing effort to raise awareness about kids with food allergies. The Alaska branch of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America hosted a painting party for children […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Putting bees to bed: Overwintering honeybee hives in Alaska

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 25, 20:37

    The fields at Dee Barker’s Earthworks Farm in Palmer are frozen, the last of her vegetables are covered in a few inches of fresh snow. That first sign of winter means it’s time to put her honeybees to bed. “When they go into hibernation, they go into a cluster around the queen to keep her […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Parents depend on Camp Fire to fill childcare void

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 24, 21:55

    Before the bell rang for morning classes at Rogers Park Elementary School, third-grader Sabrina Mason had already been at school for an hour. She’s the fourth and final kid in her family to attend the Camp Fire before-school program. “I like that I get to hang out with friends that aren’t in my class and […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    First snow keeps Anchorage tire shops busy with winter changeover

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 21, 16:21

    The first sign of winter brought in big business for Johnson’s Tire Service when many people awoke to snow on Friday morning and realized they still had summer tires on their vehicles. “It’s a little insane,” said Johnson’s manager Michael Hagler. “It’s a whole ‘nother monster to work in a tire shop in changeover season.” […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Alaska Zoo donates stuffed animals to kids at Providence

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 18, 18:49

    The Alaska Zoo is bringing comfort to sick kids at the Children’s Hospital at Providence. On Tuesday, zoo staff members dropped off 60 polar bear and fox stuffed animals. Gift Shop Manager Sue Hedge said it was a project they saw at the Minnesota Zoo and decided to bring it to Anchorage. “We did this […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Officers help connect Anchorage homeless to community services

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 12, 19:02

    It’s not a place Ezra Willson thought he’d end up: Living in a camper in the woods in a Debarr Road neighborhood. “It’s pretty devastating,” he said. “I have a 2-year-old, 6-year-old and 7-year-old and I have nowhere to put them.” Willson was in jail and when he got out he’d lost his house and […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Transportation summit aims to make Anchorage more pedestrian and bike friendly

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 11, 22:59

    Many want to make Anchorage a place where people can live, work and play. Professional transportation consultant Mark Fenton said that starts with making sure neighborhoods are connected. He was at the Active Transportation Summit to share his knowledge with community partners. They hit the streets of a Spenard neighborhood to see what improvements could […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Sweet Rivalry brings local chefs together for a good cause

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 10, 19:15

    Rustic, Alaska food: That’s what Kaladi Brothers chef Katie Wright likes to cook. “We’ve made a kabocha and sugar pie pumpkin chevre cheesecake,” she said as she sliced through the marbled dessert. Wright is one of eight local chefs competing in Sweet Rivalry on Tuesday. It’s a fundraiser for Arc of Anchorage, an organization that […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Culture and cuisine bring people together at elders celebration

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 07, 19:53

    In the Athabascan Ceremonial House kitchen, Yaari Walker prepared for a potluck. The smell hit you when you walked in the door: the kind of dishes you could only find at an Alaska get-together. “Right now I’m making walrus soup,” she said. The food she’s making will feed community members at the Alaska Native Heritage […]

  • Alaska News

    Basketry ties art and language together for Tsimshian weaver

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 06, 6:00

    With nimble fingers and a steady gaze, Kandi McGilton slowly built a basket out of red cedar strips. “I’m working up the side of the basket doing a Tsimshian-style Z twist that’s unique to Metlakatla, Alaska,” she described. She’s one of four weavers working at the Anchorage Museum as part of its artist in residency […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    The Kobuk slings free coffee Wednesday to ‘Gilmore Girls’ fans

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 05, 21:16

    It was a little taste of Stars Hollow in the Last Frontier. On Wednesday morning, The Kobuk in downtown Anchorage turned into Luke’s Diner, the coffee shop staple of the TV series, “Gilmore Girls.” “It’s my guilty pleasure show,” said Kate Bradley. “Might have binged watched some last night.” The series launched on Oct. 5, […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Make it Alaskan Festival kicks off holiday craft show season

    by Heather Hintze on Sep 30, 18:59

    Like its name suggests, everything you’ll find at the Make it Alaskan Festival is made in Alaska. While most of the 140 vendors came with a complete inventory to the show at the Sullivan Arena, artists like Sarah Chatfield continued to piece together products in their free time. “I try to stay busy while I’m […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    On National Coffee Day, no shortage of stands for Anchorage caffeine lovers

    by Heather Hintze on Sep 29, 19:33

    Whether you’re a skinny, no-sugar, half-caff vanilla latte kind of person or someone who just likes a cup of joe, there’s not shortage of places to get a caffeine fix in Anchorage. “My thing is more the people,” said barista Haylee Bizaillon. “They could have really good coffee as well, but it’s the people that […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Scientists use drones to study sea lions in Aleutians

    by Heather Hintze on Sep 29, 10:42

    Scientists are using drone technology to track declining Steller sea lion populations in Alaska. Every summer researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Fisheries Science Center study the animals along the Aleutian Island chain. They use a variety of methods to count the sea lions including stationary game cameras and manned aircraft […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    New counter tracks number of Coastal Trail cyclists

    by Heather Hintze on Sep 27, 19:24

    The Anchorage Department of Parks and Recreation has a new way to track the number of cyclists using the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Municipal crews installed a bike counter totem at Westchester Lagoon over the weekend. There are two sensors that count riders headed toward downtown or on their ride between Kincaid Park and the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Support your park: Alaska State Parks gear goes on sale Friday

    by Heather Hintze on Sep 27, 19:13

    The next sweatshirt you buy could help support Alaska State Parks. Earlier this year, the Legislature passed Senate Bill 101, which allows the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to collect money from fees or merchandise. That means for the first time the state parks system can profit off park-themed merchandise. Staff printed off more than […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Dooley’s closes after 45 years of business in Alaska

    by Heather Hintze on Sep 21, 20:20

    After 45 years of business in Alaska, Dooley’s Tuxedos and Costumes is closing its doors. As she prepares to sell her company, owner Starla Heim picks through the costumes and prices them out. Each rack not only holds decades of costumes but also lifetime of memories. “This is my junior prom dress that we rent as […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Hear our voices: Students share culture for Deaf Awareness Week

    by Heather Hintze on Sep 19, 12:24

    A handful of East High School students sat around a table, silent but engaged in a forensic science lesson. They kept their eyes on the teacher to take it all in, watching every word the instructor signed. “For people who are deaf, eye contact is important for us,” senior Miguel Frias-Gomez said through an interpreter. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Home Depot volunteers help fix up single mom’s house

    by Heather Hintze on Sep 14, 19:05

    Sequoya Joseph’s house has been a work in progress for more than a decade. “I’m excited it’s getting redone,” Joseph said. “We’ve been living in a dump for 11 years.” On Wednesday, more than 40 volunteers from Home Depot spent the day giving her Muldoon townhouse an extreme makeover — completely remodeling the kitchen and […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    After 15 month insurance battle Wasilla family gets new wheelchair

    by Heather Hintze on Sep 09, 20:55

    For more than a year, a Wasilla mother has been fighting insurance companies to get a new wheelchair for her son. Judy Edwards adopted her son Eric when he was a baby. Eric was born to a drug addict; he has cerebral palsy and a number of other medical issues that prevent him from walking […]