Growing pains for the Hall
The hall is experiencing growing pains, said Harlow Robinson, the hall’s executive director. This is a problem since the display recognizes the special moments that help make Alaska great, such as the first winter ascent of Denali.
“I think people find that they didn’t realize how many great athletes, how many great moments and events there are in this state and how diverse it is,” Robinson said.
However, the hall does not have any more room to recognize the future inductees.
“It’s given us a ton of visibility,” Robinson said. “People are familiar with us, they are familiar with our inductees. This has been a perfect stepping stone — this is our home.”
Maybe not for much longer. The hall would like to have its own building somewhere in Anchorage.
However, it is not opposed to remaining in the airport, if it gets the right amount of space. There’s no word yet if and when the hall of fame could move.
– By Dave Leval/KTVA Channel 11, Anchorage