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.

Ways to Connect

Courtesy of Lauren Adams

The Unalaska City Council recognized two educators last week for their service to the community. Unalaska City School District Superintendent John Conwell and Eagle's View Elementary Achigaalux̂ kindergarten teacher Wilma Adams received the city's "Extra Mile" award.

 

As Unalaska Mayor Vince Tutiakoff Sr. presented the award to Adams, he thanked her for decades of service.

 

Newscast: 05/05/21

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The Unalaska City Council recognized two locals last week for their service to the community; the North Pacific Fishery Management Council has tightened its public comment policies due to recent profanity injected into the fish debate; and two Yupik engineers are trying to push the Yugtun language into the future, using technology.

Hope McKenney/KUCB

This summer is shaping up to be another quiet tourism season in Unalaska. While public health mandates and regulations loosen, things like reduced ferry service to the island, ongoing regulatory battles keeping large cruise ships out of port and lingering fears about the risks of COVID-19 will likely mean Unalaska's shores will remain mostly void of visitors for the second year in a row.

Newscast: 05/03/21

May 3, 2021

This summer is shaping up to be another quiet tourism season in Unalaska; on Thursday, the U.S. Senate blocked quick consideration of a waiver that would have allowed foreign-flagged cruise ships to visit Alaska ports this summer; and an Alaska Native fashion model was on the cover of Vogue Mexico for the month of April.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

The Unalaska City Council still hasn't decided whether to increase utility rates. That's despite several meetings and many hours of discussion and presentations on the challenges of rising costs and the question over who should pay.

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