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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
New evidence of prehistoric trade with Asia found at Bering Land Bridge site
A newly analyzed object from the University of Colorado-led Cape Espenberg dig is providing more evidence of prehistoric trade or contacts between the residents of Northwest Alaska and their neighbors across the Bering Strait.
Appeal to start on Arctic seismic testing
Local Inuit hope to overturn federal approval of a plan to use noisy airguns to conduct seismic tests off Baffin Island. The seismic tests are scheduled for this summer.   
Barents regional governors want Northern Sea Route upgrades
Development of the Northern Sea Route, with adjacent bases and infrastructure, tops the Arctic wish list of Russia's Barents regional governors. 
Point Hope lands two bowheads in first weekend of spring whaling season
Point Hope crews enjoyed good weather and calm water last weekend, said Rex Rock, the captain of one of the two crews that found early success.
BLM completes cleanup of 6 legacy wells in Umiat area
Cleanup is done on six legacy wells that are relics of early oil exploration on Alaska's North Slope, the Bureau of Land Management said Friday.
Permafrost 'carbon bomb' unlikely, but worries over northern thaw persist
Permafrost in the circumpolar north will likely continue to thaw and release carbon dioxide and methane, but at a gradual rate instead of as a "carbon bomb," said a study published recently in the journal Nature. 
Protesters in kayaks meet Shell's Arctic drill rig as it arrives in Washington
Protesters in kayaks greeted a rig that could be used for oil drilling in the Arctic as it arrived in Washington state following a journey across the Pacific.
The Canadian Arctic Council ministerial -- what to expect
Canada's two-year term leading the Arctic Council produced some positive results, despite complications from tensions over Russia and philosophical splits over economic and enviromental goals. 
Cleaning up litter has expensive price tag in Finland
When snows melt in spring in Finland, tons of dumped trash gets revealed. The annual cleanup task is costly. 
Sweden: Government, opposition work together on defense
Most of Sweden's political parties want increased military spending, but negotiations are underway to reach a consensus on how big the increase should be. 
Fairbanks Daily News
Man dies in single-vehicle crash in Anchorage
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anchorage police say a 20-year-old man has died after his SUV swerved off the road and struck a tree.
After budget, Alaska legislators' work still might not be done
JUNEAU, Alaska — Efforts to reach agreement on a state spending plan continued Monday, as the Legislature went into overtime.
Agency proposes lifting protections for most humpback whales
HONOLULU — The federal government on Monday proposed removing most of the world's humpback whales from the endangered species list, saying the massive mammals have rebounded after 45 years of protecti
Missing wedding ring plucked from dog poop, returned to owner
SITKA, Alaska - An Alaska woman suspected her family's dog snatched her wedding ring, but she couldn't find proof - until the diamond-encrusted platinum band turned up months later at a local ball fie
Anchorage police release name of man found frozen in pond
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Anchorage police have released the name of a man whose body was found in a frozen pond at a popular city park.
Wasilla man dies in head-on crash on Knik Goose Bay Road
WASILLA, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers say a 57-year-old man has died in a single vehicle crash in Wasilla after he drove into oncoming traffic.
Troopers investigate Talkeetna death as homicide
TALKEETNA, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers are investigating the death of a 33-year-old man in Talkeetna as a homicide.
84 appointees in, but Paskvan out in marathon confirmation hearing
JUNEAU — The Legislature approved 84 of Gov. Bill Walker’s 89 appointees, but a former Fairbanks senator who served as recently as 2012 was not among them.
Motorcycle driver critically injured after being struck by suspected drunken driver
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An Anchorage man was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence after a crash that left a motorcycle driver in critical condition.
Alaska Legislature headed into overtime
JUNEAU, Alaska  - With the scheduled end of session looming Sunday, lawmakers were trying to reach agreement on a spending package, an effort complicated by a lengthy joint session on confirmations an
2 Wasilla residents charged with burglary, theft
WASILLA, Alaska - Two Wasilla residents suspected of at least six burglaries are been charged with felony theft and burglary.
Alabama man charged with robbery at Alaska bank
JUNEAU, Alaska - An Alabama man suspected of robbing a bank in Alaska's capital has been arrested.
Uncertainty, risk, money challenging for Alaska fishermen
KODIAK, Alaska  — Uncertainty, risk and money have been making it harder for fishermen to make a living in the Kodiak archipelago and Bristol Bay, and have contributed to the "graying" of the fleet as
1 dead, 1 injured after shooting in Talkeetna
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - One man is dead and another is in critical condition after a shooting in Talkeetna.
Alaska lawmakers focus on budget as scheduled end of session looms
JUNEAU, Alaska - On the eve of the Legislature's scheduled adjournment, attention Saturday shifted to the budget and efforts to finalize a package that could garner sufficient support.
Historic lodge burns down near Palmer; cause investigated
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A historic lodge in Hatcher Pass near Palmer has burned down.
Juneau brewery unveils new warehouse, tasting room
JUNEAU, Alaska — It's hard to get excited about a new warehouse. Ice cream helps. Free beer helps even more.
Lawmakers vote to expand Fairbanks migratory bird refuge
JUNEAU, Alaska - Alaska lawmakers have approved expansion of a migratory bird refuge in Fairbanks.
Savoonga steps up its game in the reindeer meat market
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Lifelong Savoonga resident Richmond Toolie couldn't wait to talk about the reindeer herd he manages.
Kodiak Launch Complex courts new customers
KODIAK, Alaska - Mark Greby wrinkled his face and smiled as he checked bullet holes.
Alaska governor vetoes gas line bill
JUNEAU — In a move that was expected from the moment the Legislature sent the bill to him, Gov. Bill Walker announced on Friday he vetoed House Bill 132, a bill authored by the Speaker of the House to
Lawmakers approve change to rules for road service areas
JUNEAU, Alaska - Lawmakers have approved a change to state law that would allow boroughs to alter road service areas without voter approval.
Administration fees for vaccines to be waived for a week
JUNEAU, Alaska - State public health centers and the Municipality of Anchorage are waiving administration fees for immunizations for all ages as part of National Infant Immunization Week.
Alaska March unemployment rate stands at 6.5 percent
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska labor officials say the state's unemployment rate in March was 6.5 percent, a slight increase over February's rate of 6.3 percent.
State plans to kill bear family in Anchorage neighborhood
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska wildlife officials say they plan to kill a family of five black bears that's been roaming through an Anchorage neighborhood for a second year.

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