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For years, a small American flag was all that marked the grave of George Fox. Now, his resting place will finally be recognized. 

Every year, Unangax̂ Elder Gertrude Svarny visits the Russian Orthodox cemetery in Unalaska and puts a tiny U.S. flag on an unmarked grave.

 

The grave is for her childhood friend George Fox, an Unangax̂ man who died during World War II.

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While much of Alaska has been bitterly cold this month, the Aleutian Islands and Alaska Peninsula have been extraordinarily mild. 

It's part of the recent warming pattern in the Bering Sea, and communities along the Aleutian Chain can expect a similar trend moving forward, says Rick Thoman, a climate specialist with the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

City of Sand Point

The Sand Point Post Office has been closed temporarily after a postal worker tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. This is the fourth confirmed case in the 950-person island community, after three residents tested positive for the virus in late September and October.

Upon receiving the positive test result, the unnamed individual was placed in isolation, according to Eastern Aleutian Tribes, which operates the Sand Point Medical Clinic.

City of Cold Bay

Officials reported six positive cases of COVID-19 in Cold Bay on Saturday. Because the individuals are residents of the Alaska Peninsula village, the state will report them as positive cases for the Aleutians East Borough, according to Eastern Aleutian Tribes.

The regional tribal healthcare provider said in a statement that upon receiving the positive test results, the unnamed individuals were placed in isolation.

The healthcare provider is working with city and state officials to ensure precautions are taken to protect anyone who may have been exposed to the coronavirus.

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A King Cove resident has tested positive for COVID-19 in Anchorage. That's according to Eastern Aleutian Tribes, which announced the case on Thursday.

Upon receiving the positive test result, the unnamed individual was immediately placed in isolation, according to the regional tribal healthcare provider. 

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