Fairbanksan Riley Griffeth, 4, gives drums a try under the watchful eye of percussionist Owen Weaver, after a Concert Black performance at the Denali Visitor Center. This was part of the Denali Music Festival, outreach from Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival.
The supermoon this weekend as seen from the Clay Street Cemetery. A supermoon occurs when the full moon occurs during the perigee, or closest approach of the moon to the Earth. There will be five supermoons in 2014: two in January and the full moons of July, August and September. The term was coined by an astrologer, Richard Nolle about 30 years ago. Shelly Showalter photo
David Jonas paddles a canoe in Goldstream Valley after bringing a skiff up from the Tanana River, where he had traveled to secure his cabin Wednesday night. Photo courtesy Amy Marsh.
Despite the flood concerns and problems caused by days of torrential rain, hardy Fairbanks residents kept their sense of fun and humor intact. Here are some reader-submitted photos that show rainy days, even on Mondays, don't get them down.
I've lived in the Gold Mine Trail area for 11 years. Ive never seen Engineer Creek this high. These are at the pipeline view point, and at Steese and Gold Mine Trail about noon today. Janice Durfee photo
A sinkhole developed in the yard at 116 Farewell Ave. on Tuesday afternoon during heavy rainfall. Barbie Williams, who lives at that address, said the sinkhole opened at 4:20 p.m. and was about 8 feet deep. About four hours later, she reported the hole was getting deeper. Williams said she contacted Golden Heart Utilities, which told her the hole was on private property, not a utility line. Photo courtesy Barbie Williams
Miranda Suttles of Fairbanks sent in this photograph of a hummingbird clearwing moth feeding on lilac blossoms. The insect, which with its long proboscis and hovering behavior, looks and sounds remarkably like a hummingbird. It is as species of Sphingidae.
Mike Jamison said he stopped to look at the sinkhole at the Clear Creek bridge at 324 Mile Richardson Highway. He estimates the hole is several feet deep. Alaska Department of Transportation crews were repairing the hole today. Traffic on the bridge is restricted to one lane.
Looks like there's a new kid on the block. Photo by Suzanne Wolf-Sedberry, North Pole
A couple in a canoe get tangled in debris in the Chena River at the base of the Wendell Street Bridge on Saturday afternoon. Photo courtesy Darren Gallagher
Floodwaters from the Salcha River surround Dick and Kayd Johnson's cabin. The waters crested at 10 a.m. Friday. The Johnsons said it was the highest the water has been since 1986. Photo courtesy Dick and Kayd Johnson
Sam Fitzpatrick of Fairbanks sent in this photo. He wrote, "This picture was taken on June 12, 2014, in Valdez, Alaska. The eagle was sitting in a tree about my RV for a few hours. I had my camera on him, and started saying hey birdy birdy birdy, and he looked right at me, and I was able to capture this amazing picture."
Rhonda Swanson of North Pole sent in this photo of a hummingbird moth. She wrote, " Saw this bedstraw hawk-moth at work off South Lathrop, Monday, June 16. It was bouncing from dandelion to dandelion ... Very interesting creature. Looks like a hummingbird-moth hybrid."
A backyard visitor seen in North Pole on June 6. Thanks to Lynn Cunningham, of Fairbanks, for sending along this shot.
Eclipse 04 girls soccer team participated in the Alaska Airlines Cup in Anchorage this last weekend. While defending the net, goalie Gwendolyn Bunch was torn on staying and defending or running from the approaching moose. She bolted the second the ref blew the whistle. The 2 year old moose visited all the fields and played with the bright corner flags. This made the neon yellow goalie jersey an appealing target. Photo by Marita Bunch
Footprints in frost on our deck at 6 a.m. June 12. Photo by Irene Wood
Sebastian Saarloos "Lunar Sunset" A crescent moon hangs in the sky in the left portion of the frame, while the sun sets on the far right.
Jane Moore sent in this photo of a pair of owls hanging out in her Fairbanks yard the other evening. She said a total of four owls were in the group.
Bill Socha of North Pole sent in this photo of spring "snow." He wrote, "Cottonwood fuzzies - Just before the recent rainy weather, I took this photo on one of the trails off the Old Rich Highway in North Pole. What looks like snow on the ground is actually fuzzies from the many cottonwoods in the area."
Sebastian Saarloos of Delta Junction sent in this photo of the 100 Mile Creek Fire, taken Saturday. He wrote, "the plume from the wildfire exploded last night in size and turned into one big dark mushroom cloud. This morning town is really smoky. Please continue to keep all the firefighters in prayer!"
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