Unalaska's teachers union is reporting a sense of anxiety as instructors prepare to negotiate their next contract. President David Gibson addressed the school board last week on behalf of the Unalaska Education Association. "Due to things that have happened in past negotiations, the association is approaching this round of negotiations with a bit of trepidation," […]
Thanks to a new direct flight, Unalaskans are bringing food and clothes to their northern neighbors on St. George Island, some 200 miles across the Bering Sea. The community of 60 people has already received dozens of boxes filled with canned goods, winter clothing, and spare blankets. "I can't thank the people enough in Unalaska/Dutch […]
The friends and family of Nicholai Lekanoff are gathering Wednesday to celebrate the life of the noted Unangax̂ elder and church leader, who died last week at age 93. Lekanoff was born in Makushin in 1925 and later moved to Unalaska with his family. He was an altar boy in his youth and served throughout […]
Next year, the Tustumena ferry is tentatively scheduled to make its first Aleutian sailing on May 7, according to a summer calendar proposed by the Alaska Marine Highway System. The draft shows the M/V Tustumena making two monthly trips along the southwest route from Homer to Unalaska. They're slated for the first and third weeks […]
The Unalaska City Council is not meeting Tuesday, Nov. 13. The regularly scheduled session has been canceled , because councilors and other city officials are attending the Alaska Municipal League's annual conference in Anchorage. The City Council will hold its next meeting Nov. 27.
St. George Island has a new air carrier. Grant Aviation won the community's Essential Air Service contract this fall, after PenAir decided to drop the route during its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. Residents of the notoriously hard-to-reach island are hoping the change will bring more reliable flights, but they're not sold yet on their new […]
Tuesday's election may have been a big win for Alaska Republicans, but preliminary results show Unalaska went blue. While most Alaskans supported Mike Dunleavy for governor and Don Young for U.S. Representative, island voters turned out for their respective opponents: Democrat Mark Begich and independent Alyse Galvin, who ran on the Democratic ticket. Begich and […]