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Newscast: 10/17/17

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As the winter fishing season approaches, the U.S. Coast Guard is opening its seasonal base in Cold Bay; the 34th annual Elders and Youth Conference has begun; and the Alaska Legislature will convene next week for its fourth special session of the calendar year.

Newscast: 10/16/17

Oct 16, 2017

A body is found near the clinic; the 2017-2018 Bering Sea Aleutian Island catch limits for crab are low; and four employees start new positions with the City of Unalaska and newly elected city councilors begin their terms.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

A 32-year old was found lying facedown on the side of the road in Unalaska Sunday morning.

The Unalaska Department of Public Safety says they responded to a report of an unconscious man in the road across from the NAPA auto parts store.

Mitchell B. Bovard of Albany, Oregon was taken to the Iliuliuk Family and Health Services clinic where he was pronounced dead.

Police Chief Mike Holman says Bovard’s death is still under investigation.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

A GCI Outage last week left Unalaskans unable to call the Department of Public Safety.

DPS sent out a text alert on October 6 warning community members that they should try using landline phones if they were unable to connect with a cell phone.

GCI detected a potential issue on Oct. 5 and enlisted on the ground technicians to investigate. GCI vice president Dan Boyette says any outage is unacceptable.

Carrie Goertz, Alaska SeaLife Center

Unalaska’s Sea Grant officers have rescued a northern fur seal pup found stranded on Front Beach. The pup has been sent to Seward’s Alaska Sealife Center for care because he was found far from his rookery and had little chance of survival on his own. He’s not the first pup Unalaska has rescued this year.

In March, the Sealife Center took in a yearling ringed seal from Unalaska. Normally found on the ice, she was out of her range and having trouble regulating her body temperature.