Updated post: 6/26 at 1:30 p.m The Unalaska Department of Public Safety (UDPS) is investigating a tundra fire near Volcano Bay. The fire was reported by two area pilots earlier this month. While the fire does not pose a threat to residents of Unalaska, UDPS is looking into where they fire started. At this point, […]
Scientists have had a hard time monitoring Bogoslof volcano since it started erupting in December. The island is so small, there is no equipment on the volcano, making it difficult to predict eruptions. No one lives on Bogoslof – the closest human neighbors are 60 miles away in Unalaska. Scientists monitor from afar and they’ve […]
On Wednesday, Federal officials apologized for their role in the World War II internment of the Unangan people. Jim Kurth — acting director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service — traveled to St. Paul Island to speak with survivors and descendants. “As much as we wish, we cannot take back the course of history,” […]
Following an undercover investigation, police have seized 3.5 pounds of marijuana from an accused drug dealer. The Unalaska Department of Public Safety says Harmon “Danny” Fisher, 59, sold pot to undercover operatives seven times over the last several months — including once to a minor. While commercial marijuana sales are legal in Alaska, Deputy Police […]
Before school let out for the summer, Unalaska students had one final task: releasing hundreds of salmon fry into Iliuliuk Creek. A small army of elementary students crested the riverbank, clutching styrofoam cups. “ No running! We don’t want the fish to fall out of the cups,” one teacher warned, as kids made their way […]
Is it time for Unalaska’s firefighters to have their own department — separate from the police force? Or should both divisions continue living under the consolidated Department of Public Safety? Those questions sparked heated discussion at Tuesday's City Council meeting . “The fire department is in crisis mode now, and it’s been that way for […]
It’s been 75 years since the U.S. government removed the Unangax from their homes in the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands, following a deadly attack by the Japanese. Hundreds of people gathered in Unalaska last weekend to commemorate the bombing of Dutch Harbor during World War II and hear stories from survivors.