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

Courtesy of Thomas Drennan McLenigan

Since late June, Unalaska's Museum of the Aleutians has been publishing a series of Instagram posts about historically and locally significant places on the island.

Museum Education Outreach Manager Thomas Drennan McLenigan started the series shortly after he arrived on the island this summer, and said the posts were inspired by some of the hiking he had done in the past.

St. Paul, Alaska
KUCB/John Ryan

On the remote Pribilof Island of St. Paul, the school year started off with roughly 25 percent of students doing home-based education, despite the fact that the school was open to students.

As the year has progressed, most of those students have returned. But like in many remote areas in Alaska, St. Paul remains on high alert because the effects of returning to distance-based education in the small community of just 397 people could be particularly devastating.

Newscast 11/17/20

Nov 17, 2020

While St. Paul and St. George Islands remains COVID free, the Pribilof Island School District maintains strict mitigation practices; there will be challenges with getting the coronavirus vaccine to people, especially in rural areas of Alaska; and Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued eight health orders on Sunday under a new disaster declaration that replaces the previous declaration.

Courtesy of Rachel Peter

Last Thursday, Unalaska's High School volleyball team gathered for a media day event.

Head Coach Rachel Peter said the event was a chance to improve team bonding for the players who have been unable to travel or get together like they normally would due to COVID-19 health regulations.

Newscast 11/10/20

Nov 10, 2020

Unalaska's High School volleyball team gathered last week for a media day event; as President Donald Trump pushes unproven allegations that the election was stolen, two of Alaska's Republican statewide elected leaders have already congratulated Democrat Joe Biden, while Gov. Mike Dunleavy stands by the president; and the Pacific Islanders and Native Hawaiians in Alaska are seeing some of the highest COVID-19 spread of any ethnic groups in any state.