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VHS PERFORMS AT AURORA CONFERENCE COMPETITION
For those wanting to catch a glimpse and listen to the VHS Band in Delta this past weekend, you can sign up to watch the video of select Aurora Music Festival Command Performance Winners on The Cube.

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MISSING PILOT FOUND DEAD IN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND
Alaska Dispatch (4-15-15) - Alaska State Troopers found the body of a missing pilot and his plane floating in Prince William Sound Wednesday evening, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, ending a search that lasted more than 24 hours. The crew of a trooper’s vessel found the man's body and the Cessna 180 he had been flying in the waters off Culross Island in western Prince William Sound, near Whittier. On Wednesday afternoon, KTUU identified the pilot as Dale Carlson, 53, of Wasilla. Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert of the Coast Guard's Anchorage public affairs office would not confirm the pilot's identity Wednesday night. On Tuesday afternoon, the 11th Air Force Rescue Coordination Center had received a mayday call from the pilot in the vicinity of Perry Island.

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PREVIEW OF AIRSHOW PLANES
 The Valdez May Day Fly In and Airshow will be held in Valdez and event organizers are excited to announce that pilot Marcus Paine will coming to airshow with a Steerman Biplane to do aerobatics. Paine, a professional airshow pilot, has performed for the Fly In since its inception, flying either a Citabria or a Super Cub. This year Paine will be able to do more impressive aerobatics with the Steerman biplane.
The STOL (Short take-off and landing) competition will also see some new airplanes. Bob Breeden and his son Bobby have been winners of the STOL competition and are excited to try out a newly built high performance Super Cub. The Fly In and Airshow will be held May 8th, 9th and 10th at Pioneer Field in Valdez.

For more information, visit www.valdezflyin.com. To volunteer for this year's event, email valdezflyin2014@gmail.com or call 835-8244.

 
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Anchorage Daily News
Finnish mining firm gets green light for waste pipeline -- with tighter terms
The nickel mining company, beset by financial woes and legal problems over environmental violations, will be allowed to discharge waste only if amounts of sulfates and other effluents are reduced, regional officials say.
Russia: Norway has no right to stop anyone from visiting Svalbard
A one-hour stopover in Svalbard by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin -- one of the people targeted by Western sanctions over Ukraine -- is heightening Norway-Russia tensions. 
Oil industry whistleblower Hamel, subject of industry spy campaign, dead at 84
Charles “Chuck” Hamel, a whistleblower who became the subject of an undercover spy campaign by the oil industry in Alaska a quarter-century ago, has died at a nursing home in Marysville, Wash. 
Climate change emphasized as US takes chair of Arctic Council
Alaska will take center stage now that the U.S. has taken the helm of the eight-nation Arctic Council, with Secretary of State John Kerry calling Friday for reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions and Alaska leaders highlighting economic development opportunities. 
Arctic Finland looks for boost from Chinese tourists
Growing numbers of Chinese tourists are expected to visit Finnish Lapland, and there are new ties between Finland and China's Sichuan province. 
Microplastics a new threat to Baltic
The tiny bits of plastic, from common household products, are flushed into the sea in large quantities. Marine creatures can easily mistake them for food. 
New DNA codes for mammoths could be step toward bringing them back
Researchers have deciphered the complete DNA code, or genomes, of two mammoths. The new genomes are far more refined than one announced in 2008.
Alaska stands to benefit as US takes reins of Arctic Council
The U.S. will take over chairmanship of the Arctic Council on Friday, a change that will put Alaska at center stage for the council's focus on such things as climate change and Arctic infrastructure. 
Survey finds little awareness of Arctic Council, even in Arctic
A survey of 10,000 people in the eight Arctic nations finds that only a minority know about the Arctic Council and its makeup. Still, survey respondents say they want the Arctic players -- even Russia -- to keep cooperating and to do so peacefully. 
Floating nuclear power stations for the Arctic?
An Ontario company says isolated Arctic communities could get cheap power from floating and mobile nuclear stations. 
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