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All but one of the cruises originally scheduled to stop in Unalaska have been cancelled. 

The island was expecting nearly 20 ports of call for the 2021 summer season, but by early May, that number had dropped drastically to about five

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A COVID-19 vaccine will soon be available for Unalaska youth. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently authorized the Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12 to 15 years old. But Iliuliuk Family and Health Services (IFHS) clinic Medical Director Dr. Megan Sarnecki says the clinic doesn't currently have any of the Pfizer vaccine, which has to be stored in extremely cold temperatures.

 

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Walking into the Unalaska High School gym on Saturday was like stepping into a glowing, gossamered prom dance straight from television.

The theme was "Golden Fairytale." A colorful light display bounced off pillars of white flowers and bouquets lining the dance floor, while early 2000s music throwbacks poured through the speakers. As students flooded in, dressed to impress in sparkly gowns, chic tuxes and flashy rhinestoned face masks, they stopped to strike a pose in front of elaborate dreamy castlescape backdrops, while family members snapped photos. 

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A rhythmic beating followed by soft clapping and cheering echoes through the Unalaska high school gym. It's the sound of about eight high schoolers hopping across the gym floor on their toes and knuckles — bodies hovering just inches above the ground. They're practicing the "seal hop," a Native Youth Olympics event. It's an event many athletes thought they wouldn’t have the chance to practice together this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Courtesy of Phil Zavadil

A fuel ration on the Pribilof Island of St. Paul ended Tuesday after more than a month and a half of limiting fuel for both residents and fishermen.

The Bering Sea community announced the ration in late February after bad weather repeatedly canceled the arrival of a fuel barge. 

The North Pacific Fuel barge finally arrived at the dock on Tuesday, according to City Manager Phil Zavadil. The city had been waiting on its arrival since November of last year. 

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