Maggie Nelson

Reporter

Hailing from Southwest Washington, Maggie moved to Unalaska in 2019. Prior to coming to Alaska, she dabbled in independent print journalism in Oregon before heading north to Washington to pursue a Master of Arts in English Studies at Western Washington University—where she also taught Rhetoric and Composition courses. In 2017 Maggie spent time working on a commercial tender boat out of Wrangell and is excited to finally return to Alaska to produce arts and culture content for the Unalaska community.

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St. Paul, Alaska
KUCB/John Ryan

In a letter addressed to St. Paul community members, city officials recently urged residents to take energy-saving measures after Gov. Mike Dunleavy allowed funds from the Power Cost Equalization Program to be swept into the state's general funds.

"Reduce TV watching time, lower your thermostat by a couple degrees, wash laundry in cold water," are a few of the tips listed in the letter.

 

National Weather Service

Updated 7/29/2021 at 1:10 a.m.

The Department of Public Safety says Unalaskans are safe to return home after a tsunami warning Wednesday night caused community members to evacuate to higher ground. 

Communities from Seward to Nikolski received warnings after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake hit approximately 80 miles southeast of Chignik.  

Newscast: 07/28/21

Jul 28, 2021

There are at least two dozen active cases of COVID-19 in Unalaska, leading city officials to upgrade the community's risk category; the City of St. Paul joined in a lawsuit earlier this month along with the Alaska Federation of Natives, rural power providers and other municipalities to keep the funding for the PCE program; and Sen. Lisa Murkowski says the Interior Department is holding up aerial survey work that would advance a road in the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.

Courtesy of Elizabeth Mears

 

  

Paralytic shellfish poisoning, caused by eating seafood contaminated with toxins from harmful algal blooms, can be deadly to humans. Now, using marine samples from Unalaska, scientists are trying to understand if those harmful algal blooms could also be responsible for seabird die-offs.

Newscast: 07/21/21

Jul 21, 2021

Mariculture experts say the Aleutians could be a prime spot for kelp farming; Alaska has returned to a statewide high alert level as the number of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations soars again; and the Alaska Federation of Natives and other organizations, municipalities and rural power providers sued Governor Mike Dunleavy's administration Monday to keep the funding that helps lower power costs in high-cost areas.

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