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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

    Groups give out festive flags for 4th of July

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 02, 20:49

    Residents in the Jewell Lake area woke up Thursday morning to find their neighborhoods peppered with patriotism. “I kind of like it when people come out and thank us for putting the flags out every year,” said Gavin Henderson. He was up bright and early to help hand out American flags for the Fourth of […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    ANSEP students test towers for earthquakes

    by Heather Hintze on Jun 29, 19:28

    High schoolers from around Alaska are shaking up their summer vacation with some hands-on math and science work. During the last week of their Acceleration Academy, Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) students tested their PVC pipe buildings to see if they were seismically sound. “My favorite part is just building it and seeing […]

  • Alaska

    Willow homeowners rebuild after Sockeye Fire

    by Heather Hintze on Jun 24, 18:10

    Firefighters are still mopping up hot spots next to Terry McDermott’s burned down home where he’s already started to rebuild from the Sockeye Fire. “Clear the mess and build a house,” he said matter-of-factly. “It gets cold in the winter here, so we’d rather have four walls around us than two and a half walls.” […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Boy Scout’s project makes recycling fishing line easier

    by Heather Hintze on Jun 23, 19:20

    Alaskan anglers will have an easier time recycling their fishing line thanks to an Anchorage boy scout. Tuesday afternoon 17-year-old Kyler Ince walked along the shore of Jewel Lake picking monofilament fishing line out of the dirt. “They’ll just dispose of it because they don’t think it’s doing any harm,” Ince said. Within just a […]

  • Alaska

    Going home: Card Street Fire evacuees grateful for firefighters’ hard work

    by Heather Hintze on Jun 22, 19:53

    It will take hours of elbow grease for Wayne Anderson to wash fire retardant off his home. “It’s important we get this fire retardant off as quick as we can,” said Anderson. “Because I’m told it will oxidize and cause more damage.” Even though his entire property is blanketed in it, Anderson is thankful he […]

  • Alaska

    As Card Street Fire burns, some homes remain untouched

    by Heather Hintze on Jun 17, 23:45

    “Right there,” Anh Benbrook pointed out the line separating a burned down cabin from the tree line near her home. “Taken out to ashes.” She knows what could have been her home after flames from the Card Street Fire moved dangerously close to the Kenai Keys subdivision Tuesday night. Only a small pocket of dense spruce […]

  • Alaska

    Day 2 Card Street Fire: Firefighters on the front line & families evacuating

    by Heather Hintze on Jun 16, 19:47

    Brian Groseclose spent 22 years building his dream cabin along the Kenai River. It’s now one of hundreds of homes threatened by the Card Street Fire near Sterling. It came dangerously close to spreading to his neighborhood Monday night. “It was very scary,” said Groseclose. ”You could feel the heat when those trees were going up. […]

  • Alaska

    Bristol Bay youth learn to become fishing guides in their own backyard

    by Heather Hintze on Jun 12, 18:55

    Young adults from around Bristol Bay are learning how to become fishing guides in their own backyard. “We’re on the Kulik River, this is my first time here, and we’re fishing for rainbow,” said David Parks. Parks is new to fly fishing — he grew up rod and reel and subsistence fishing in his hometown […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Greens on the Go: New company delivers salads around Anchorage

    by Heather Hintze on Jun 10, 19:25

    Eating healthy in Anchorage just got easier. Mike Levshakoff is the creator of Salad Box, a delivery company that will drive fresh greens to customers. “I’ve got a chicken caesar, a bleu cheese with pears, candied pecans and a bleu cheese vinaigrette and chicken,” Levshakoff listed off the menu. “There’s also an apple-walnut with honey-mustard vinaigrette.” He’s […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage coffee shop receives national attention for its donuts

    by Heather Hintze on Jun 05, 19:48

    The Kimball Building has been a downtown Anchorage staple for a century. Many people today might pass by its Kobuk Coffee shop without realizing it’s actually a secret donut hole-in-the-wall. Bonito, Kobuk’s co-owner and baker, has been perfecting his donut-dropping skills in kitchens around the state for decades. “It’s important to have the temperature just […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Teens spend summer vacation sprucing up local parks

    by Heather Hintze on Jun 04, 19:42

    Teens donning hard hats and pulaskis filled the woods at Balto Seppala Park Thursday. They’re in for two months of hard work and heavy lifting, but for 16-year-old Paul Shin, it’s better than his summer job last year. “I worked in a mall which was inside all the time. So I wanted to get more […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Kings come in to Ship Creek

    by Heather Hintze on Jun 03, 20:18

    As the salmon run picks up, more anglers head to Ship Creek in hopes of catching a big king. Some go home empty-handed. “It’s pretty slim, I have to tell you that,” said Dale Reierson. “I’ve seen a couple caught. A guy caught one a little bit ago but that’s about all I’ve seen.” Others, like […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Summer lunch programs kick off around the state

    by Heather Hintze on Jun 02, 20:08

    Agencies across the state are teaming up to make sure no kid goes hungry this summer. During the school year, 36,000 students qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. The Children’s Lunchbox, Food Bank of Alaska and the Anchorage School District all have programs throughout the summer to keep those kids fed. “All of these groups coming […]

  • Alaska

    Flights continue out of Talkeetna airport following recent mid-air crash

    by Heather Hintze on Jun 02, 3:55

    The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a mid-air collision at the Talkeetna Airport that sent one person to the hospital Sunday night. Investigators said a private plane and an air taxi collided about 100 feet above the runway. The pilot of the private plane, 27-year-old Cole Hagge of Eagle River, was the only person hurt […]

  • US/World

    Alaska Red Cross volunteer heads to Nepal

    by Heather Hintze on May 22, 20:29

    Ellie Rubenstein has six weeks of gear crammed into just two large bags. She’s the first American Red Cross volunteer from Alaska to go to Nepal. “I’m excited, humbled, energized. It’s going to be chaotic, hectic, very fulfilling,” Rubenstein said. She found out on her 27th birthday, just one week ago, that she would be […]

  • 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 […]