Theo Greenly, KUCB - Unalaska
This was the stratovolcano’s latest eruption in a summer of increased activity.
The community built the b in the spring, but they’ve been waiting for the launch for much longer — it had been 200 years in the making.
The Trident Seafoods facility on Akutan is the largest fish processing plant in North America, but the company is building a new facility in Unalaska.
Extreme weather events like Typhoon Merbok are becoming more common, and many Alaska communities are wondering about the future.
The plant will focus on automation, renewable energy and on 100% protein capture — being so efficient that not a scrap of fish is wasted.
Thursday's decision effectively lets the U.S. government withdraw from a land swap allowing construction of the controversial King Cove road.
A proposed marine sanctuary in the Pribilof Islands has drawn major pushback from the commercial fishing industry.
Army officials are scheduled to visit Unalaska in April, following up on a 2020 visit assessing the island's ability to host a larger military presence.
Four former city police officers all sued during the tenure of police chief Jay King, who resigned in December.
The city has closed several roads and public buildings.
Repair crews on Sunday completed splicing GCI’s fiber optic cable near Unalaska that was damaged by a ship’s anchor in late November.
The City of Unalaska is once again considering wind power as a potential energy source, something the city council has taken up in meetings as far back as 1999.
While that’s great news for the fishery, only one section of the district will open — Makushin/Skan Bay, on the western side of Unalaska Island.
GCI does not expect the damaged cable to delay its plans to turn on service to Unalaska by the end of the year.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is moving forward with dredging the entrance to Iliuliuk Bay, a project that has been in the works for years.
Unalaska and Adak islands in the Aleutians are in perfect locations to become pit stops in a trans-Pacific green corridor, refueling hydrogen-powered ships.
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