Collaborative Iqyax̂ Building Project Kicks Off This Week

Aug 31, 2020
Make Access Iqyax Apprenticeships

We are excited to share with you a collaborative project facilitated by Aleutians Pribilof Islands Association, The Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska, and KUCB.

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Unalaska's clinic will soon have two different types of "rapid" COVID-19 testing devices — the Abbott IDNow system and the Cepheid GeneXpert IV-2 Molecular system. 

Two systems may seem redundant. But Melanee Tiura, clinic director of Iliuliuk Family and Health Services (IFHS), said it's important to note there are national shortages for both the testing systems and the testing supplies. By using two different systems, the clinic hopes to be able to source adequate testing supplies to meet community and industry needs. 

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Officials at Unalaska's Fire and Public Safety Departments said they couldn't determine the cause of Tuesday's avalanche that killed 21-year-old snowmachiner Trey Henning.

But according to Acting Fire Chief Mike Hanson, there was significant new snowfall on the mountain near the Overland Drive quarry, where Henning was riding alone at the time of the accident.

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Updated 2/14/20 at 10:30 a.m.

The state medical examiner has ruled hypothermia as the cause of death of Alexis Magalong, an 18-year-old high school senior who was found dead Saturday near Unalaska's Summer Bay.

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Updated 2/10/20 at 11:30 a.m.

More than 100 people gathered Saturday at Unalaska's high school to mourn the death of 18-year-old Alexis Magalong, a senior who was reported missing and later found dead over the weekend. 

Superintendent John Conwell said he'd known Magalong since she was three years old. He remembered her as a "remarkable young lady" and skilled basketball player.