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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

  • Alaska

    Setnet ban initiative heads to Alaska Supreme Court

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 26, 19:37

    On Wednesday, Alaska Supreme Court Justices heard oral arguments in the State of Alaska v. Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance (AFCA). In June, the AFCA gathered more than 43,000 signatures to put an initiative banning setnetting on the 2016 ballot. The initiative includes commercial setnetting in the six “urban, non-subsistence” regions, like Kenai and Juneau. Joanne […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    In Anchorage, invading wasps, yellow jackets keep exterminators busy

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 25, 21:39

    It’s a problem popping up all over the muni: yellow jackets and wasps making Anchorage residents’ homes their home. “It looks like a good-sized nest, because we’re seeing a lot of activity,” Randy Beuter pointed out at a South Anchorage home. He says his company, Eagle Pest Control, gets five to six calls a day […]

  • Alaska

    Falling oil prices mean trouble for Alaska’s budget

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 24, 19:42

    Oil prices closed below $40 on Monday, which could spell a financial disaster for Alaska’s budget. The state is facing a $2.7-billion shortfall in the general fund for the 2015-16 fiscal year. Pat Pitney, director of the state’s office of management and budget, said it would take $110-per-barrel prices for oil alone to solve the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Muldoon Boys and Girls Club youth learn fishing basics

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 17, 12:01

    Kids from the Muldoon Boys and Girls Club got a crash course in fishing on Friday. Staff from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service taught a group how to cast at the clubhouse before they hit the banks of Ship Creek. “There’s coho salmon moving through the creek right now,” said fisheries outreach coordinator Katrina […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Chilkoot Charlie’s memorabilia sold off at yard sale

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 13, 21:21

    Almost everyone in Anchorage can recall a night or two they spent at Chilkoot Charlie’s. “When I was younger, in the younger days,” said Sam Lazenby. “I’ve been around Koots in the younger days and celebrated a couple times too much.” With 45 years of history up for sale, people turned out in full force […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Foraging for fungi: Mushroom season off to a slow start

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 12, 22:07

    If you’re into foraging for fungi, the forest around Girdwood is a mushroom Mecca. “This is lactarius deliciosus, or the orange delicious,” said Kate Mohatt, an ecologist with the National Forest Service. “Everyone you talk to who’s tried it says it’s not delicious.” Mohatt said there are a lot of great places to pick around […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Anchorage man stomps out brush fire near Nome

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 11, 18:46

    An Anchorage man helped put out a brush fire with just a sheet of plywood and his feet. Paul Simoni, who owns Simoni Tile and Stone, was in recently in Nome doing some contract work. He and some friends were headed out on a fishing trip near Salmon Lake when they spotted smoke. As they […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage cemetery staff bury centennial time capsule

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 10, 20:32

    No one knows what Anchorage will look like in 100 years. But, staff from the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery are giving future generations an idea of what life was like here in 2015. As part of its centennial celebration the cemetery put together a time capsule. “We put in some grocery ads, which I thought […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Trampoline park, expanded rock gym coming to Anchorage

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 07, 20:52

    It’s time to ‘Get Air’ in South Anchorage. The new indoor trampoline park opened this week at the AT&T Sports Complex. The park offers a ninja course, open trampoline area and a number of other activities to keep kids entertained for hours. “It’s something different. More energy, running around. We like the water park but […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    New cycling center opens in Spenard

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 06, 20:52

    A new cycling center is coming to Spenard. Anchorage Cycle will open its doors for its grand opening on Aug. 7 and 8. It’s an extension of Anchorage Yoga, which opened in Spenard in 2010. Owners said Anchorage Cycle is a boutique fitness center that offers spin classes with a twist. “It’s going to be like […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    National Farmers Market Week celebrates local growers

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 05, 20:20

    Growing produce started out as a hobby for Carol Kenley. “The garden just got so big, so I had to do something with the extra stuff. Then it just kept growing,” she said. She and her sister, Lila Willardson, have spent the past decade as veggie vendors at Kenley’s Alaskan Vegetables at the Dimond Center […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Summertime blues: Berry picking begins in Arctic Valley

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 04, 20:03

    The slopes of Arctic Valley are prime for picking. “This is a lot more than we found last year,” said Jami Bushman, who brought her six kids out to enjoy the sunshine and the bounty of berries in Anchorage’s backyard. “It’s fun just to sit here and talk and tell stories while we’re picking.” While some […]

  • Alaska

    Kodiak community digs deeper into Alutiiq history

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 02, 13:33

    With the summer sun beating down on them, students and volunteers rolled up their sleeves to begin uncovering pieces of Alutiiq history. For almost 20 years, the Alutiiq Museum in Kodiak has hosted a community archaeological dig at sites around the island. For the third year, the team is excavating the Kashaveroff site near Womens […]

  • Alaska

    Kodiak boasts Alaska’s oldest standing building

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 30, 20:02

    High on a grassy knoll in Kodiak, a large white building with green trim sits, almost as if untouched by time. It’s the oldest building still standing in the state of Alaska. It was built by the Russian American Company in 1808, likely as a warehouse for furs, before being sold to the Alaska Commercial […]

  • Alaska

    One Percent for Arts program keeps Kodiak artist busy

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 29, 21:10

    Metal artist Mark Witteveen is undertaking a massive project: A mountainous map of Kodiak. “For each elevation of 500 feet it will have an additional layer on top,” he explained as he hammered out some seams holding two big sheets together. It’s a piece for Kodiak High School through the One Percent for Arts program, […]

  • Alaska

    Kodiak museum commemorates island’s WWII history

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 28, 20:54

    It’s just an old ammunition bunker on the outside, but inside the Kodiak Military History Museum on Fort Abercrombie comes to life with the sound of old telegraph machines and ticker tape. Black and white photographs freckle the walls in between displays of artillery and uniforms. “Remember I told you about my old jacket? Want […]

  • Alaska

    Kodiak science students win world competition for earthquake research

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 27, 20:44

    A team of science students from Kodiak can now call themselves world champions. Levi Purdy, John Dunlop, Kyle Ruotsalainen and Anna McDonald represented Kodiak High School at the NASA World Wind Europa Challenge in Italy. “What high school kids get to say in their free time they’re having conference calls with NASA?” McDonald asked rhetorically. […]

  • Alaska

    Kodiak artist uses marine debris for Capitol Christmas tree ornaments

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 24, 19:45

    “My husband calls it the ‘Art-Mobile,’” Bonnie Dillard laughed as she shifted around boxes in the back of her gray SUV. She retired from teaching art at Kodiak High School so now she’s crafting out of her car. Dillard was one of 10 artists from around Alaska whose ornament design was selected for the Capitol […]

  • Alaska

    Kodiak weirs play important role in salmon management

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 23, 21:01

    It’s been a slow start to the sockeye salmon season around the state. Research biologist Mark Witteveen with the Department of Fish and Game in Kodiak says that’s why it’s important to meet escapement goals. The department has several weirs set up at rivers around the island. They prevent fish from moving into their spawning […]

  • Alaska

    Tribal crews in Yakutat work to clean up military debris

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 20, 18:58

    “We’re taking apart these Quonset huts that are all back here. There’s about five or six,” field technician Stephen Adams pointed out. He’s working on a project 70 years in the making: Removing debris the military left behind in Yakutat after World War II and the Cold War. “Instead of trying to move so fast […]