Strange Orange Robots Sail Into Dutch Harbor. Just What Are They Up To?

Thursday, July 30 2015

Saildrone Inc. CEO Richard Jenkins turns his back (unwisely?) on two of his creations in Unalaska.

Aquatic robots have been spotted in the Aleutian Islands.  Two ocean-going drones were seen sailing into Dutch Harbor Monday night with no one on board. Just what are these orange robots doing out there--and should we be alarmed? 


These robots are 18 feet tall. Each one has a bright orange wing of carbon fiber sticking up from a floating platform. At sea, they look like oversized windsurfers. 

Shell’s exploratory drilling begins in the Chukchi Sea

Friday, July 31 2015

Arctic drilling is under way.

Judge Hits Greenpeace With $2,500/Hour Fine For Blocking Exit of Shell Icebreaker

Thursday, July 30 2015

UPDATE 8 P.M.: Police disbanded the protesters, and the Fennica left Portland for Alaska about 6 p.m. Pacific Time Thursday. Meanwhile, Shell began drilling in the Chukchi Sea on Thursday, FuelFix reports. 

Talk of the Town

Record High Registration for Mount Ballyhoo Run

Thursday, July 23 2015

Participants Ballyhoo Run 2015 / Photo Credit: Pipa Escalante

The Annual Mount Ballyhoo Run on July 18, 2015 had a record-high 67 registrants. Participants had to go up 1,635 feet to the summit and back. Youth ages 12 and younger had a turn-around point three quarters of the way. This year, they also added a Tot Run for kindergarteners and younger. They ran a distance of about 100 feet - from the bottom of the hill to the race’s official start line. This event is organized by the City of Unalaska’s Parks, Culture and Recreation department. This year, they commemorated the 1997 run and designated it as a Throwback Ballyhoo Run, with a shirt design similar to that of the 1997 race sweatshirts. (Read more here)

PCR Power Hour
Monday, August 03 2015, 3:30 p.m. - Thursday, August 27 2015, 4:30 p.m.
Superhero Training Camp: Power of Disguise
Tuesday, August 04 2015, 11 a.m. - noon
Cruise Ship Arrival
Thursday, August 06 2015, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
KUCB's Annual Aleutian Tundra Golf Classic
Saturday, August 08 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
KUCB's Annual Aleutian Tundra Golf Classic
Sunday, August 09 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

a random sample...
Assistance Rendered
Friday 17 July 2015, 1:06 p.m.
Officers located an allegedly stolen vehicle and, upon finding the suspect vehicle and driver, learned that the driver had taken it in the belief that it was a company vehicle which he had permission to use. The victim elected not to pursue charges.
Ambulance Request
Saturday 18 July 2015, 5:35 p.m.
EMS personnel provided care and transport for a man with a knee injury.
Assistance Rendered
Tuesday 14 July 2015, 1:58 p.m.
Caller reported a van with studded tires on East Broadway. An officer searched the area and found only one van matching the suspect vehicle description. It did not have studded tires.
Civil Paper Service
Saturday 18 July 2015, 12:23 a.m.
Protective order service.

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