Maggie Nelson

Arts & Culture 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

Jeanette Leon

Since mid-March, Unalaskans have been hunkering down and socially isolating due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During that time—and even now as the State of Alaska reopens—many people have been avoiding crowds and public spaces such as bars, restaurants, and supermarkets—and spending more time in their own kitchens.

Over the past couple months, I have been putting together an Unalaska quarantine kitchen cookbook—sitting down with a few locals to hear about what kind of experiments, recipes, and memories they've been cooking up during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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As many Alaska cities cancelled official Fourth of July events to minimize the spread of COVID-19, Unalaska was one of few communities who gathered for a city-sponsored event this year. 

And while some of the usual events, such as the hot dog eating contest had been cancelled, hundreds of Unalaskans—wearing face masks—lined the streets downtown on Saturday.  

Newscast: 07/08/2020

Jul 8, 2020

City officials reported a new positive case of COVID-19 in Unalaska; bankrupt RavnAir Group sold off dozens of its small planes to several Alaska aviation companies in an auction; and local Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning levels have tested dangerously high.

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The Unalaska community celebrated the Fourth of July with a parade hosted by the PCR.

Participants competed in several categories based on the overall theme, "Unalaska Pride."

The PCR announced the winners on Monday afternoon.

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After having been closed to the public for over three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Unalaska's Museum of the Aleutians has begun its limited reopening.

Starting Tuesday—and in observation of certain regulations—patrons can once again visit the museum.