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Courtesy of Mariza Tovar


People have been practicing tarot for centuries, looking to the cards for guidance and reflection. 

And today, you can find any number of themed tarot decks, from cat tarot, to Star Trek tarot, to tiny tarot and tarot for kids. 

But local Mariza Tovar is putting together a tarot deck filled with humpback whales, grizzly bears, red-faced cormorants, and sea kelp—a deck uniquely Alaskan.

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At its meeting on Wednesday, the Unalaska City School Board accepted the resignation of chair member Josh Good at seat D. 

It was the final meeting for both Good—who is moving off island—and board member Cherry Tan, whose seat is up for election on Oct. 6

The board accepted Good's resignation as of Sept. 21 and will develop a plan to fill the vacant seat at its meeting next month.

Courtesy of Danielle Whittern


Unalaskans hit the ground running, headed for the creeks and bays earlier this month when the island's annual Silver Salmon Derby began. The Unalaska Department of Parks, Culture, and Recreation's event ended Sept. 14 and several prizes were awarded through daily drawings and given to participants who submitted the largest fish overall.

Courtesy of Kaye Gumera

On Saturday, the community of Unalaska joined Shayla Shaishnikoff, Camp Qungaayux̂ coordinator for the Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska, as she launched her first iqyax̂—an Unangax̂ skin-on-frame sea kayak—into Margaret Bay. 


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JoJo is an Unalaskan who loves hiking, loves fish, and enjoys catching up with his neighbors. In other words, he's a lot like most people on the island. The striking thing about JoJo, though, is that he's a cat.