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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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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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 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 To volunteer for this year's event, email or call 835-8244.

News Watch
Anchorage Daily News
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. 
Norway summons Russian ambassador over unwanted minister's visit
Norway is demanding an explanation after a controversial Russian official -- one of the people targeted by EU and Norwegian sanctions -- made an uninvited visit to Svalbard. 
Goliat arrives at new frontier in Arctic offshore oil, but why so little controversy?
OPINION: Goliat has not generated as much controversy as other Arctic oil operations. Perhaps there is some sense of resignation that turning back the tide of development may seem impossible?
Fairbanks Daily News
Alaska leaders raise potential of budget vote without reserve draw
JUNEAU, Alaska - Legislative leaders have raised the potential of passing a state spending plan without a vote authorizing a draw from Alaska's constitutional budget reserve fund.
GOP in Alaska Legislature may try a partial budget to avoid Democrats
JUNEAU—With the Legislature still in session five days after it was scheduled to gavel out, Republican leaders are now exploring ways to avoid negotiating with House Democrats who have dug in on educa
University of Alaska senior leaders to take furloughs as part of budget cuts
FAIRBANKS—University of Alaska President Pat Gamble has approved a furlough plan for 167 administrative personnel who will be required to take as many of 10 unpaid days off next year.
Military vets plan to summit Mt. McKinley in Memorial Day tribute
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Four military veterans are aiming to summit North America's tallest mountain on Memorial Day, armed with the names of hundreds of Americans who have died while serving their countr
Anchorage police arrest suspect in kidnapping, sex assault
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A 20-year-old man was arrested in connection with the sexual assault of an Anchorage woman, who also was kidnapped along with her children.
Kodiak fundraiser to benefit golfer diagnosed with cancer
KODIAK, Alaska - Kodiak residents are rallying around golfer and Ireland native James McCarthy and his brother Peter, both of whom are battling cancer.
Federal agency, Alaska businesses partner on whale program
JUNEAU, Alaska - Southeast Alaska companies have agreed to participate in a program intended to help mitigate boats' impacts on whales.
Anchorage jury convicts Jerry Active in murder trial
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An Anchorage jury returned a guilty verdict in the double-murder trial of a 26-year-old man charged with killing two grandparents.
Veterans housing goes up for Ketchikan tribal members
KETCHIKAN, Alaska - Three single-bedroom apartments may soon be available to veterans living in the Ketchikan Indian Community.
Gov. Walker plans public education effort about Alaska's budget gap
JUNEAU—A state official on Thursday laid out Gov. Bill Walker's plan to engage the public in discussion of continued cuts, new revenues and the future of Alaska as a handful of key legislators continu
Alaska legislators OK elimination of raise for unionized state workers
JUNEAU—With budget negotiations continuing into the fifth day after they were scheduled to gavel out, legislators' first public action on the budget since Sunday undid some issues settled last week.
NTSB releases documents in fatal Alaska crash investigation
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An Alaska commuter airline routinely failed to follow its own risk assessment plan in the days leading up to a crash that killed four people outside the village of St. Mary's, acco
Yup'ik fisherman decide against appeal in Alaska salmon case
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Yup'ik Eskimo fishermen have decided not to appeal a court ruling that found severe fishing restrictions on king salmon in Alaska trumped their cultural and spiritual rights, their
Dog-loving lawmakers' bill addresses pet custody in divorces
JUNEAU, Alaska - Pets can get caught in the middle of messy human relationships, and some Alaska lawmakers want to ensure that the state protects them in law, not just practice.
Firefighters say arson possible cause of mobile home blaze
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Firefighters have detained one person after a trailer in South Anchorage caught fire.
House built before Alaska colonized is up for sale in Anchorage
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - When Alaska homeowners think of antique residences, they might imagine 1970s split-levels.
Alaska governor suggests bills to work on during budget talks
JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker is suggesting that legislators, many of whom are in a holding pattern while budget talks are underway, take up a handful of bills while in extended session.
Alaska village confirms banishment after troopers' deaths
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A man banished from his rural Alaska village after officials there determined he influenced the suspect in two Alaska State Troopers' deaths has lost his court appeals of the tradi
Anchorage police seek man in kidnapping case
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Anchorage police are looking for a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman and kidnapping her and her two children at gunpoint.
Juneau plans bond election to beat moratorium bill
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Juneau school district has scheduled a special bond hearing in an attempt to beat the deadline for the state to stop providing funding for improvement projects.
Construction begins at first Anchorage co-housing community
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The first co-housing community in Anchorage broke ground Tuesday on 35 homes that share a kitchen, dining area, gym and community garden.
Kenai emergency responders practice large-scale preparedness
KENAI, Alaska - Emergency responders are wrapping up three days of training on the Kenai Peninsula intended to improve communication and cooperation among agencies.
Alaska officials say marijuana smoking prohibited on ferries
JUNEAU, Alaska - Even though marijuana possession is legal in Alaska, travelers still will not be allowed to smoke pot on state ferries.
Coast Guard rescues 3 crew members after ship fire
KODIAK, Alaska - Three fishing crew members are in good condition after they were rescued by the Coast Guard following a vessel fire that forced them to abandon ship.
Convicted burglar suspected in school break-in
CHUATHBALUK, Alaska - A southwest Alaska man on probation following a felony burglary conviction has been arrested on suspicion of breaking into a village school.

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