Seven Unalaska wrestlers have earned a trip to state finals.
The Raiders competed at the Great Alaska conference meet this weekend in Dillingham. To be eligible to move on to the state championships, wrestlers had to finish in the top four in their weight class.
Gabe Kochuten, Rainier Marquez, Tommy Nguyen, Tristan Waldron, Kim Gumera, and Dylan Magnusen all made the cut, with Magnusen winning first place in the 182-pound division. Trey Henning placed fifth in his weight class. Henning was moved up to a state berth after the fourth-place finisher in his class was disqualified, says coach Steven Gregory.
Unalaska's public safety department has issued a category 1 travel advisory for wet weather conditions.
The alert went into effect around 7:30 p.m. Friday. Public safety is warning drivers that standing water has accumulated on the roadway. The speed limit has been reduced to 5 miles per hour on a stretch of Broadway, in the valley neighborhood.
Visibility is also low due to blowing rain. Drivers should exercise caution.
Representative Bob Herron is being cited for ethics violations, dating back to when he was first elected to the Legislature in 2009.
The House ethics committee found that Herron knowingly withheld "sufficient detail" on his business ventures with another legislator -- senator Lyman Hoffman.
Herron and Hoffman both represent western Alaska, and they co-own a school bus company in the Bethel area. Golden Eagle Unlimited has a $930,000 contract with the Lower Kuskokwim School District to transport students.
Seward Ship's Drydock was only supposed to spend a few months fixing up the Tustumena ferry. Instead, it took them a year to finish extensive repairs on the 50-year-old vessel. Now, the shipyard is now seeking millions of dollars in extra payment from the state of Alaska.
In Unalaska, it’s not exactly common practice to lock your car doors. But that’s what the Department of Public Safety is recommending drivers do after a string of thefts last week.
Deputy chief Michael Holman says the first report came in around 9 p.m. last Tuesday. It was from a woman who said a pair of sneakers went missing from her daughter’s car while the girl was at volleyball practice.
Unalaska volleyball and wrestling teams came home Sunday night with a tournament trophy in tow. / Credit: Lauren Rosenthal
This weekend, Unalaska’s wrestling and volleyball teams made a splash in their final tournaments before regional championships.
The girls’ volleyball squad competed at Cook Inlet Academy’s tournament in Soldotna. Coach Julie Heard says the team performed well right out of the gate, winning their first match against Holy Rosary Academy on Friday.
"And then the power went out and there was a five-hour power outage," Heard says. "We resumed play at five o’clock that night."