City of Unalaska

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The City of Unalaska has hired a new police chief, officials announced last week. 

Jay King, from the Montgomery Police Department in Alabama, accepted the offer and is expected to start his new position with the city no later than Sept. 1, according to City Manager Erin Reinders. 

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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.  

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Updated 07/09/2020 at 2:30 p.m.

City officials reported a new positive case of COVID-19 in Unalaska Tuesday, bringing the total number of positive local cases to ten.

The individual who tested positive is an employee of Pacific Stevedoring, a local company that handles cargo and terminal operations in the Port of Dutch Harbor. They arrived on the island on June 25 and immediately went into quarantine per local protocol, according to city officials. 

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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.

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