City of Unalaska

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Unalaska's top city employee is in the running for a job in the Lower 48. City Manager Erin Reinders is one of three finalists as a county manager in Los Alamos County, New Mexico, where she recently visited to interview for the position.

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Today is the deadline to submit public comment on the city's permit application for its roughly $54 million dollar Captain's Bay Road project. 

The proposed project includes realignment of the road, upgrades to drainage and utilities and about two and a half miles of pavement, which will be laid between Agnes Beach and Offshore Systems Inc., a fuel and dock facility in Captain's Bay. 

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The City of Unalaska has dropped its coronavirus risk level to "low" for the first time since the State of Alaska confirmed its first cases of the virus last year.

 

The city first moved to the medium risk level on March 17 of last year — shortly after Mayor Vince Tutiakoff Sr. declared a local state of emergency — and has bounced back and forth between high and medium risk since then.

 

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Dutch Harbor has been named the nation's top fishing port in terms of volume of seafood landed for the 23rd consecutive year. And the Aleutians East Borough — which includes Akutan, False Pass, Sand Point and King Cove — rose from third to second place.

That's according to an annual report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released earlier this month on the status of U.S. fisheries in 2019.

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Local public health mandates — including mask-wearing and self-quarantine after travel — are now "encouraged" instead of "required" in the City of Unalaska. 

The City Council unanimously passed the resolution Tuesday night, citing decreases in the number of local coronavirus cases and high vaccination rates. 

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