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Parnell leads gubernatorial rivals in cash on hand

...Alaska Public Offices Commission on whether a volunteer who is a private pilot and owns a plane can volunteer his time and airplane to the campaign. The commission ruled the pilot can volunteer all the time he wants but cannot exceed the $500 annual...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-22/parnell-leads-gubernatorial-rivals-cash
State
Uses for spill planning tool expanding

...Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council pilot project in 2001. Now, about 80 percent...could fill that need and funded the first pilot project."We wanted a better inventory...information that CIRCAC wanted, so after the pilot, the group started approaching other potential...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-21/uses-spill-planning-tool-expanding
State
NASA project to check out summer sea ice

...operates maybe differently in those conditions as opposed to the cold sea ice that we have based out of Iceland," she said.Test pilot Tim Williams said the plane flies so high that smaller aircraft traveling far below it look like toys. He likens the experience...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-20/nasa-project-check-out-summer-sea-ice
State
Sitka man gets medal, 6 decades late

...on a Douglas C-54 Skymaster, operating flaps and landing gear, keeping an eye on instruments and in general "helping the pilot out" while the planes flew a 20-mile-wide air corridor through the Russian zone to West Berlin from the U.S. base in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-20/sitka-man-gets-medal-6-decades-late
State
SHI aims to rebuild stocks to culturally, archaeologically indicated levels at historical locations

...depressed state," Smythe said. "There used to be many more herring than there are today."The project, "Development of a pilot herring restoration plan using local and traditional knowledge," started this January. Smythe said the organization hopes...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-18/shi-aims-rebuild-stocks-culturally-a
Outdoors
State, second ferry union reach deal

...Alaska and the International Organization of Master, Mates and Pilots union announced a tentative agreement Monday on a new labor...tentatively agreed on last month."The Masters, Mates and Pilots members who serve as Deck Officers aboard the vessels of the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-01/state-second-ferry-union-reach-deal
Local
Summer books roundup

...daughter. In her fictionalized account, 13-year-old Zoey Morley struggles with her parents' divorce, her mom's bush-pilot boyfriend, and the pangs of growing up during her summer in the "real" Alaska.Read an Empire interview with author Annie...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-17/summer-books-roundup
Art
Pilot returns for Air Force exercise

FAIRBANKS - An Air Force fighter pilot in Alaska for training is flying over familiar territory...training exercises.He grew up dreaming of being a pilot like his grandfather, a Marine Corsair pilot who died in a midair collision during a training...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-17/pilot-returns-air-force-exercise
State
Helicopter service to Little Diomede halted

...subsidized annually at more than $337,000, with the federal and state governments each providing half that amount. Erickson pilot Mike Kutyba said passengers pay $400 for one-way flights to or from Nome and $200 for flights to or from the village of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-10/helicopter-service-little-diomede-halte
State
Helicopter service to Little Diomede Island halted

...subsidized annually at more than $337,000, with the federal and state governments each providing half that amount. Erickson pilot Mike Kutyba said passengers pay $400 for one-way flights to or from Nome and $200 for flights to or from the village of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-09/helicopter-service-little-diomede-islan
State

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