Southwest's Healthy Sea Stars Could Shed Light on Wasting Disease

Thursday, April 23 2015

Josh Good holds a healthy solaster, or sun star, on an Unalaska beach. (Annie Ropeik/KUCB)

A mysterious virus that’s been wiping out sea stars on the West Coast since 2013 has spread all the way to Southeast Alaska -- but it hasn’t made it to Southwest. That’s what a group of researchers found last month in Unalaska and Kodiak.

Now, they hope the islands’ healthy sea stars will give them new clues about how the virus works. KUCB's Annie Ropeik has more.

Geothermal Hopes Stall Without City Backing

Wednesday, April 22 2015

A years-long effort to bring geothermal power to Unalaska may be on its last legs.

State Lawmakers Echo Calls to Limit Halibut Bycatch

Wednesday, April 22 2015

Alaska lawmakers are adding their voices to the chorus seeking new limits on the Bering Sea trawl fleet.

Thursday 16 April 2015
Have you ever Flashed Unalaska???  If so, here's the t-shirt for you!  We've added this as a new incentive for the last week of our fundraising effort to save the Channel 8 Archives.  We are hoping to transfer 200 more tapes to a digital format over the summer, and we need your help to make this a reality.  For all of you last minute donors, give $50 or more and get a limited-edition t-shirt.
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Talk of the Town

Student of the Week: Ashley Pereat

Tuesday, April 21 2015

The High School Dep­­artment selected Ashley as Student of the Week for April 6-10, 2015 for the following reasons:

"Ashley does great in class.  She has a strong work ethic and a positive attitude and she always strives to do her best work.  In addition to doing her own assignments, Ashley is always willing to lend a helping hand to any classmate who might need someone to peer review one of their assignments in Tech Writing.  Keep up the great work, Ashley!" -Mr. Henderson

(click here to read more)

Aleutian Arts Council presents Spring Coffeehouse and Project Dumpway

Wednesday, April 15 2015

Onya Enkhbat models her original fashion which she designed with Sheerabel Trinidad (KUCB Photo)

The Aleutian Arts Council held their Spring Coffeehouse in conjunction with their annual Project Dumpway event on April 11, 2015 at the Burma Road Chapel.  Project Dumpway features local artworks and a fashion show of attire designed using recycled materials. This is board member and high school art teacher, Babbi Goodwin’s final year heading up Project Dumpway event and as always she delivered. There were 12 recycled fashion entries and 9 recycled sculpture entries.  Co-designers Onya Enkhbat and Sheerabel Trinidad won the People’s Choice and Judges’ Choice awards for the fashion show. Mia McWilliam’s sculpture “When Pigs Fly” won People’s Choice award and Leah Bacalso’s “High Five” won the Judges’ Choice.  (Click here to read more.)

Scrabble Tournament
Sunday, April 26 2015, noon - 4 p.m.
Missoula Children's Theatre Auditions
Monday, April 27 2015, 3:30 p.m.
Chess Night
Monday, April 27 2015, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
UCS High School Class Registration
Monday, April 27 2015, 5:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
PCR Power Hour
Tuesday, April 28 2015, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
City Council Meeting
Tuesday, April 28 2015, 6 p.m.
Public Meeting - Unalaska Marine Center Dock Expansion Project
Wednesday, April 29 2015, 6 p.m. - Wednesday, April 29 2015, 8 p.m.

a random sample...
Noise Disturbance
Saturday 04 April 2015, 12:05 a.m.
Noise complaint from an apartment dweller. Officers responded to the apartment in question but heard no noise from within and received no response from any of its occupants.
Traffic Roads
Friday 03 April 2015, 4:07 p.m.
Officers assisted a fuel truck driver whose vehicle was disabled at the intersection of East Point Loop and Airport Beach Road.
Traffic Crime
Thursday 02 April 2015, 4:23 p.m.
Caller reported a taxi was swerving all over the road near the intersection of Captain’s Bay and Airport Beach Road. Troopers and officers responded and believed but could not prove that the driver had been texting, and that several small children had been without seatbelts. Warnings were issued.
Traffic Crime
Thursday 02 April 2015, 6:22 p.m.
Driver reported being tail-gated on Airport Beach Road. An officer contacted the suspect driver and advised him of the complaint.

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