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Unalaska is looking to the future — 2030 to be exact. At Tuesday night's city council meeting, planning director Bill Homka presented a brief update on the comprehensive plan.

A key part of the proposal is three advisory committees — a steering committee, a technical committee, and a citizens advisory committee — each composed of about 12 people. Councilors think getting that many people to participate may be difficult.

Paul Wade, NOAA Fisheries

 

Before Bogoslof volcano started erupting, it was a haven for endangered Steller sea lions, fur seals, and sea birds. But scientists did not know when and if animals would return to the eastern Aleutian Island.

National Tsunami Warning Center screenshot

 

No tsunami is expected in the Aleutians, after a large earthquake near Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula. The National Tsunami Warning Center briefly issued a tsunami advisory Monday for the western Aleutian Islands.

 

“There was a magnitude 6.5 [earthquake Monday] morning and this was a magnitude 7.8," said tsunami science warning officer Paul Huang. "In theory, we don't know when the next one will come. It could be a few minutes from now. It could be another 100 years.”

 

Berett Wilber/KUCB

Unalaska is celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Pride for the first time. The island has joined thousands of cities around the world honoring their LGBT communities.

There aren't many queer people in Unalaska, but that didn’t phase 15-year-old Gilmar Tapaoan. He decided it was time for the city to have a Pride celebration.

“Sure we can’t do a Pride parade because we don’t have enough people yet," Tapaoan said. "I think it was just seeing people [around the world] were doing Pride. I wanted to do it here.”

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

 

It’s all about high speed internet. At least, that’s what city manager Dave Martinson believes should be the focus of the city council’s upcoming lobbying trip to DC.

 

“It’s really about high speed internet," Martinson said. "We will continue to beat that drum.”

 

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