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On Monday, KUCB reported that sponsors of the petition to recall Unalaska Mayor Frank Kelty have no proof supporting their allegation that he pursued illegal dock agreements.

Now, we bring you the story of why the recall is still moving forward -- without evidence.

Sponsor Erin Enlow Anderson said the recall is a vote of no confidence in Kelty and how he’s been running the city.

Courtesy of City of Unalaska

 

Unalaska’s mayor will face a recall election in March. Frank Kelty has been accused of backroom dealings regarding the city dock – accusations he has repeatedly denied.

In an investigation, KUCB was unable to find any evidence of wrongdoing. But those in favor of the recall say they have other concerns about Kelty’s leadership.

 

U.S. Coast Guard District 17

The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued another injured mariner from a fishing vessel near Cold Bay, marking the fourth such medevac in a week.

Officials say the F/V Ocean Rover was fishing 70 miles west of the community on Sunday, when a man onboard reported suffering from abdominal pains.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew was sent to hoist the 59-year-old man from the vessel. He was transported to Cold Bay and then Anchorage for emergency medical care.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

The registration deadline is fast approaching for those planning to vote in the mayoral recall election.

Unalaska residents have until Monday, Feb. 5 to register, if they haven't done so already or if they want to update their information.

Unalaskans can check their registration status here, and if necessary, they can register to vote at City Hall or the library.

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Unalaska’s boys’ basketball team extended its winning streak this weekend, claiming the Ravn Alaska championship in overtime.

The Raiders beat Bethel 54-51 to earn first place in the tournament, in which they also trounced Houston (67-42) and Kotzebue (75-47).

The boys’ squad remains undefeated this season.

Meanwhile, the girls’ team finished the tournament 1-2, dropping games against Galena (46-55) and Kotzebue (32-71) while picking up a win against Houston (56-35).

Sophomore Alexis Magalong said the Raiders are still pushing for the top prize.

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