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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

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Bear cubs go on display at Alaska Zoo

    by Heather Hintze on May 21, 20:13

    If you hang around long enough at the infirmary at the Alaska Zoo you might see a baby brown bear, or two, or three, poke their heads out. “They’re getting stronger, more adventurous, more playful. So it’s part of the progression for them to get used to life in captivity and being around people,” said […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    2 awarded $10K scholarships to Alaska Career College

    by Heather Hintze on May 19, 21:10

    Christian Vega was could barely believe his eyes Tuesday morning when a group of people showed up with a $10,000 check for him. Vega, 20, is one of two people to receive a scholarship to Alaska Career College, provided by GCI, KTVA, KFAT and The Wolf. “Financially, when I was trying to go to school, […]

  • Alaska

    Four vets carry fallen heroes’ names to Denali summit for Mission: Memorial Day

    by Heather Hintze on May 14, 23:16

    It’s a love of climbing and service to their country that brought a team of military veterans together. “When I got off the plane, I looked at Josh and said, ‘Boots on the deck,’” said Brian McPherson, a retired U.S. Marine infantryman. ”That’s a military term that’s used when everyone is pretty excited to hurry up […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Egg drop tests students’ engineering skills

    by Heather Hintze on May 14, 14:54

    Rabbit Creek Elementary students took a crack at engineering for the school’s eighth annual egg drop. On Wednesday, third- and fourth-grade students in Katrina Rhodes’ class were hard at work on their containers. The project gets kids to use their math and science skills to design a contraction to cushion an egg from a 60-foot […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    More local shops expand to South Anchorage

    by Heather Hintze on May 12, 19:19

    The new shopping center off Old Seward Highway and O’Malley Road is quickly filling up with tenants. Katie Sevigny’s new studio, 7E, is taking shape as she unpacks and arranges art in the open space. It’s an expansion of her downtown studio, but with an emphasis on home décor as well as art. “It excites me […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Fallen Heroes: Alaska honors law enforcement agents who gave their all

    by Heather Hintze on May 08, 21:05

    For Laurie Huckeba, Police Memorial Week brings back memories both good and bad. “It’s been a while since I’ve looked at these,” she said while flipping through a photo album. “We flew over the Grand Canyon and it was amazing.” These pictures are from the last trip she took with her husband, Alaska State Trooper […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage high school student wins new car for perfect attendance

    by Heather Hintze on May 05, 19:34

    Five Anchorage high school students were rewarded for their perfect attendance this school year with the chance to win a new car. They were drawn randomly from the 386 juniors and seniors who haven’t missed a day of school. Bartlett High School senior Piyares Thongkerd moved to Alaska from Thailand two years ago. “If I go […]

  • Alaska

    River Watch Team monitors flood risk on the Yukon

    by Heather Hintze on May 04, 21:13

    It’s all anyone in Eagle can talk about: When will the ice break up? “It’s going to take a while before three miles downriver in front of town,” explained longtime Eagle resident John Borg. “It’ll be a while before we have ice moving down there.” The black, rotting ice had been sitting stagnant upriver for […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage students celebrate Asian cultures at dance performance

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 30, 20:33

    Asian nations from around the world came together to celebrate their cultures through dance at the Performing Arts Center on Thursday. “This is one way where we can still communicate with our Hmong community by performing,” said Qaze Xiong, a graduate of East High School. The groups danced for hundreds of kids from the Anchorage […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Redevelopment plans would transform 4th Avenue Theatre into retail space

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 28, 19:39

    The owners of the 4th Avenue Theatre want to redevelop the building to make it a downtown destination again, but not as a theater. Peach Investments’ proposal would turn the 4th Avenue Theatre building and the Reed building next door into a galleria for retail space. “Downtown Anchorage has not seen a development of this scale really […]

  • Alaska

    Village students experience Anchorage life through school exchange program

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 23, 19:55

    There are some new faces around the halls of Wendler Middle School this week. Five students from Buckland, a village of 450 people near Kotzebue, are in Anchorage shadowing kids in different classes. “Science, social studies, Spanish,” eighth grade student Raymond Brown listed off quietly. While he’s in Algebra his cousin Charlene Brown is working […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Kincaid trails still too muddy for mountain bikers

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 22, 21:41

    Spring has sprung at Kincaid Park, and that means mud. The sloppy conditions aren’t keeping bikers off the single-track trails, though, and that’s causing problems. “There’s lots of mud right here,” said Lee Bolling, president of the biking nonprofit Singletrack Advocates, pointing out spots on the Middle Earth trail off of Raspberry Road. ”You can tell there’s […]

  • Alaska

    Dancing at Cama-i offers a way to keep kids engaged

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 20, 7:37

    For Gladys Jung Elementary School students, performing at Cama-i is about having fun. “I like to be with friends and make people laugh,” said sixth-grader Shayla Madole. Dancing is a way to carry on their culture. For their instructor, Sephora Lestenkoff, it’s also a way to keep kids engaged. “It makes them happy. For me […]

  • Alaska

    In Bethel, Cama-i a celebration of culture, community

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 19, 15:05

    The rhythmic dancing welcomed people into the gym at the Bethel High School for Cama-i – a Yup’ik word meaning “warm, friendly hello.” “Native dancing is a big part of our people,” said event M.C. Peter Atchak. “We’ve always had that. It’s not going to stop.” The festival brings in dance groups not only from around […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Firefighters ‘brave the shave’ to raise money for fight against childhood cancer

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 16, 10:37

    Anchorage firefighters take it all off for a cause … their hair, that is. Wednesday afternoon dozens of firefighters and members of the public shaved their heads to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fight childhood cancer. “As young children they don’t have the same causes and reasons that adults generally have to get cancer […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Recent death highlights the dangers of Eklutna cliffs

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 14, 19:33

    Rescue crews say the death of a man near Eklutna highlights the dangerous cliffs in that area. Volunteers with Alaska Mountain Rescue Group recovered the body of 31-year old Jamarus Spires on Monday afternoon. He fell down a 400-foot cliff while out with his family on Sunday. An 18-person team took more than six hours […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Alyeska celebrates spring snowfall

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 02, 20:49

    It might look like spring at the base of Alyeska, but up top it’s a winter wonderland. With 3 feet of new snow in the past week, Thursday was the perfect day for the Greenlund family to play hooky. “If they get straight As for a quarter, they get to pick a snow day every […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Ivory carvers mentor UAA students in traditional crafts

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 01, 22:30

    Ivory carving is an art form handed down from generation to generation. Shaktoolik native Levi Tetpon started working with walrus tusks when he was just 9 years old. “My parents carved whatever they could get their hands on. Stone, bone, ivory, anything,” Tetpon said. Wednesday afternoon, he put the finishing touches on what he calls a […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Alaskan authors made priority at proposed Spenard bookstore

    by Heather Hintze on Mar 31, 21:55

    Growing up in a family of writers, Vered Mares had a love of books long before she entered the publishing world. In New Mexico, she would take trips with her dad to the Living Batch Bookstore in Albuquerque and learn about her stepmother’s writing process. “It was impossible to not be completely submerged, surrounded and […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    In Anchorage, pop-up studio brings art to you

    by Heather Hintze on Mar 30, 19:27

    It’s a night out with cocktails and canvas. On a recent weekday night, SubZero Bistro and Microlounge was full of pop-up painters. “We are painting wine glasses, which is really appropriate, we’re at SubZero,” explained Larissa Villar Aaberg. “They have a still life on their table, so they can paint from a picture or the […]