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Wrestler Claims Unalaska's First Individual State Title
Unalaska has its first ever state wrestling champion. "I was really excited [for the match] because my brother Seth Henning, wrestled before me and lost," said Blaine Henning. "That kind of made me a little upset and I wanted to go out there and be the first champion because [Seth] couldn't."
Unalaskans Are Rockin' in a Winter Wonderland At Two School Concerts This Week
Unalaska received several inches of new snow this week adding to the wintery vibe, and all at once it seems the holiday season is upon us. As the end of the winter term draws near for both Eagle's View Elementary School and the Unalaska City School, both students and staff must stay on course to get
Unalaska tops national grocery costs
In a nationwide sampling of living costs, Unalaska had the highest grocery prices of 267 communities, according to the Unalaska Planning Department which participated in the Cost of Living Index produced by the Council for Community and Economic Research.
Unalaska Will Have Separate Fire And Police Departments, Following 5-1 Vote To Restructure DPS
After spending five decades as a consolidated agency, Unalaska's Department of Public Safety has been split into two entities. On Tuesday, the City Council passed an ordinance — despite concerns about cost — creating two new standalone departments: one for fire and emergency medical services, and an
UniSea Prepares To Host 4 Inmate Employees For Winter Fishing Season
This winter, UniSea will employ four prison inmates at its Unalaska processing plant, through a work release program run by the state Department of Corrections. The goal of the "Transition to Work" initiative is to chip away at Alaska's high re-offense rate by helping qualified inmates to learn new
Unalaska Places Second In Great Alaska Wrestling Tournament
The UCSD Raiders Wrestling team is heading to the State Championships in Anchorage after placing second in the Great Alaska Conference Tournament in Bethel last weekend. The team scored five first place wins, three second place wins, two third place wins and one fourth place win in the regional comp
Unclear If New DOC Commissioner Will Make Changes To Inmate Work Program
It's too soon to say whether the appointment of a new state corrections commissioner will affect the inmate work program that Unalaska is scheduled to join this winter. New Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced Wednesday that he's picked state Rep.-Elect Nancy Dahlstrom to lead the Department of Corrections
Starting Final Library Designs, Architects Consider Expanding To The North
The architects designing Unalaska's library renovation are considering a new option. Rather than expanding the building south toward the senior center, as initially proposed, they'e looking at expanding it to the north.
After delay, planning resumes on a controversial 200-mile road through Arctic Alaska
Critics say the road would would harm wildlife habitat and threaten traditional Alaska Native communities. Plans for a new 200-mile road cutting through the foothills of the Brooks Range in Alaska’s Arctic are back on track now that a funding problem has been resolved, a federal official overseeing
Snakes Don’t Belong In Alaska
The UK psychedelic rockers Snakes Don’t Belong In Alaska have put out some great music. They are wizards in creating a hazy psychedelic athmospere and so i am very happy to share with you their new double LP out on Cardinal Fuzz.
Mother Jones: BLM Buried Memo Saying that Trump's Alaska Oil Plan Would Illegally Harm Polar Bears
Mother Jones is reporting that a leaked memo written by FWS Alaska regional director Greg Siekaniec warned the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that going ahead with plans to seismically test for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) would pose an unacceptable threat to its population of
Give the gift of education with the Alaska Zoo
Celebrate the holidays with gifts that give back from the Alaska Zoo. Whether you’re shopping for friends or family, the zoo has something for animal-lovers of all ages. • Zoo Lights tickets start at $7 and can be used from now until March 3.
A Trip Inside Alaska’s Frozen Caves Is Positively Surreal
Inside one of Alaska’s incredible glaciers is a magical place that looks like it’s from a dream. The Mendenhall Ice Caves are absolutely beautiful, glittering with an unearthly blue and shimmering in the cool light. You’ll adore a visit to the ice caves in Alaska for a winter adventure you’ll never
Alaska: The Last Frontier exclusive — Atz Lee makes a portable smoker in the backcountry
On Sunday night’s Alaska: The Last Frontier, Atz Lee Kilcher is taking us into the backcountry and teaching everyone how easy it is to build a portable wilderness smoker from three tall straight branches, some tarp, chicken wire and clever use of twigs and branches from Alderwood for the smoke flavo
Unalaska Considers Raising Sales Tax On Tobacco
By next fall, Unalaskans may pay more for cigarettes and other tobacco products. The City Council is considering an increase to the existing three percent tax on local tobacco sales, following an appeal from the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association last week.
At Unalaska’s Poetry Out Loud, Haist Earns Top Honors For Second Straight Year
Unalaska’s annual Poetry Out Loud competition took place Tuesday at 6pm in the high school auditorium. Poetry Out Loud is a nation-wide competition in which students pick a poem, memorize it, and recite it in front of judges and an audience. The competition is based on a student’s thorough and accur
Alaska Airlines Is Offering the Chance to Pay Up for Status
End-of-year mileage runs are always a frustrating experience, when some travelers realize they haven’t flown enough to requalify for elite status. The mileage run is essentially a quick round-trip (sometimes with no overnight stay) solely for the purpose of earning miles. One or two extra flights ca
Report names Alaska No. 1 in protecting kids from tobacco
A report issued Dec. 14 by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart Association and Truth Initiative, among other public health groups, ranked Alaska No. 1 in the nation for funding programs that protect high-school aged kids against tobacco use and help current smokers quit.
Thomas Defends DPS Plan Ahead Of Final Vote On Restructuring
Unalaska's Department of Public Safety has been the one-stop shop for local law enforcement for about five decades. Now, after years of debate, the consolidated organization seems to be on the verge of a restructuring.
Council OKs Trial Program That'll Employ 4 Prison Inmates At UniSea
Thanks to a policy reversal, prison inmates will be allowed to work at UniSea's fish processing plant as early as January. On Tuesday, the City Council approved Unalaska's participation in a state-run program that employs select prisoners in the seafood industry while they finish their sentences.