Past and Present: Bob Ritchie

Bob Ritchie, in his Arctic poppy costume, smiles with his granddaughter Jamie Ritchie-Berndt, during the Midnight Sun Run and Costume Parade at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Patty Center on Saturday, June 18, 2016. In addition to dressing as an Arctic poppy for the run, Ritchie has run in a canoe, as a boom box, as a guy in a lawn chair, as Al Gore pushing a stroller with solar panels, and as the invisible man one year he couldn't participate in the race. Have you or someone you know had their photograph taken by a News-Miner photographer 10 or more years ago? If you would be interested in participating in this project contact Erin Corneliussen at