Maggie Nelson, KUCB - Unalaska

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An eagle perched on top of a pile of boxed groceries

Sometimes a bird gets into your store. In Unalaska, sometimes the bird is an eagle.

After over an hour of being chased up and down aisles by two police officers, store employees and a volunteer, the eagle tired and was carried out in a blanket and set free.

COVID-19 triggers alarming high school failure rates in Unalaska

Thanks to COVID-19, almost a third of students in Unalaska are failing one class or more. It comes as a shock to the community, where the 2019 graduation rate was 97%.
A white boat on a dock with a line of soldiers marching toward it

New Coast Guard cutter named for sailor buried in Unalaska

Charles Moulthrope was buried in Unalaska in 1896, at the age of 23, after he died during service in nearby waters.
A hiker in a dry suit holds a padde and a packraft on an island.

Yakutat to Unimak: Minnesota hiker recounts 2,500-mile Alaska traverse

From mid-June to mid-October, Dan Binde of Minnesota hiked from Yakutat, in the northern reaches of Alaska's Inside Passage, across the Alaska Peninsula, to Unimak, the largest and easternmost of the Aleutian Islands.
A white wooden church with a golden onion dome

St. Paul Island has no confirmed cases of COVID-19, but the community isn’t letting down its guard

The island has the largest population of Unangan people in the world, and community leaders say they are doing everything they can to protect them.
Three panels of painted animals, one with a jelly fish, the middle with a humbpack whal getting ready to breach, and the third of two birds in a nest .

‘The Gentle Tarot’: Unalaska artist creates uniquely Alaskan tarot deck

An Unalaska artist is putting together a tarot deck filled with Alaskan-themed imamges of humpback whales, grizzly bears, and cormorants.

On Unalaska’s trails, listen for Jojo, the hiking cat

JoJo is an Unalaska resident who loves hiking, loves fish, and enjoys catching up with his neighbors. In other words, he's a lot like most people on the island. The striking thing about JoJo, though, is that he's a cat.