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Volunteers bring Santa to remote village

...would require first a flight to Anchorage, followed by another airplane ride to Nome, followed by a small-plane ride to Shishmaref...drove their snowmobiles to the airstrip to greet the arriving airplane and wave to Santa and Mrs. Claus as they got off. The honored...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-10/volunteers-bring-santa-remote-village
State
Regular mail becomes less so in village

...had to wait before they can obtain their checks to cash them or use their debit cards to shop."It hurts the village community-wise," Waghiyi said. "We're on a remote island. The only cash we can get is through an airplane."

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-07/regular-mail-becomes-less-so-village
State
Plane struck by lightning flies safely to Juneau

...service as a precaution and another plane flew the rest of the route to Anchorage, a spokesperson for the airline said."Our airplanes are designed to dissipate the electrical energy of the lightning bolt without damaging aircraft systems, so that was what...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-05/plane-struck-lightning-flies-safely-jun
Local
FBI detains man suspected of calling in threats

...arrest followed an investigation by Anchorage police and the FBI.He says a man called a police dispatcher and said the next airplane to take off would blow up.Law enforcement officers using cellphone towers tracked the location of the call.Airport police...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-13/fbi-detains-man-suspected-calling-threa
State
Volunteers coordinate work party for Boy Scouts

...arrived at camp, they were surprised to see another of the volunteers, Rich Harris, had already arrived after landing his airplane on the beach right at camp! Over the successful weekend, work to repair and replace the roofs of two cabins at Elk Camp...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-11-09/volunteers-coordinate-work-party-bo
Neighbors
Engine sounds heard before plane crash

...hearing a high-pitched sound from the engine of a small airplane before it crashed last year on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula...have to record weight and balance for their single-engine airplanes but get the names and weights of passengers and weigh cargo...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-18/engine-sounds-heard-plane-crash
State
Doctor charged in sexual abuse of three girls

...list an attorney for Merchant.Prosecutors said in court documents that the girls were abused at Merchant's home, in his airplane and at his cabin at Shell Lake near Skwentna.Merchant is a longtime contract physician who worked in the emergency department...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-28/doctor-charged-sexual-abuse-three-girls
State
35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska

...gathers nearly shoulder-to-shoulder on a beach. Stampedes can be triggered by a polar bear, human hunter or low-flying airplane. The carcasses of more than 130 mostly young walruses were counted after a stampede in September 2009 at Alaska's Icy Cape...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-01/35000-walrus-come-ashore-northwest-alas
State
Questions and answers about the US Ebola case

...and five schoolchildren. Officials will check them for symptoms every day for 21 days.Q: Could Ebola have spread on the airplane?A: No, Frieden said, because the man wasn't sick then. The CDC said there is no need to monitor anyone else on those...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-01/questions-and-answers-about-us-ebola-ca
State
Airplane clips truck during takeoff on Alaska Highway

ANCHORAGE - An airplane using the Alaska Highway as a runway...wing clipped a rack on it, causing the airplane to spin off into the shoulder, Lewis...paint on the truck's rack, but the airplane's wing was banged up, rendering it...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072609/sta_471001233.shtml

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