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The Aleutians East Borough plans to join the legal battle over a land exchange that would allow construction of a controversial road between King Cove and Cold Bay.

In January, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed a land exchange agreement with the King Cove Corporation that would allow for a road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.

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The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued another injured mariner, marking the seventh medevac of the winter fishing session.

Officials say the F/V Golden Alaska was fishing 60 miles northeast of Cold Bay on Tuesday, when a fisherman reported suffering from stroke symptoms.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was sent to hoist the 44-year-old man from the vessel, before he was transported to Cold Bay and then Anchorage for emergency medical care.

The Coast Guard also staged a rescue in King Cove on Tuesday, after a 58-year-old man fell off a ladder and injured his spine.

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The city of King Cove says it has reached a deal with the Trump administration to build a road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. King Cove residents argue they need the road to access the all-weather airport in Cold Bay. But environmental groups believe it will ruin critical wildlife habitat.

Now, city administrator Gary Hennigh says they have reached an agreement with the Interior Department for a land swap — between the King Cove Corporation and the federal government. He expects the deal to be signed January 22nd in Washington D.C.

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A small eastern Aleutian community is now getting nearly all of its electricity from renewable sources. With a second hydro facility that began producing power late this spring, the city of King Cove has dramatically reduced its dependence on diesel.

Gary Hennigh has been focused on renewable energy ever since his first city council meeting as King Cove City Administrator in 1989.

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The city of King Cove is working closely with the Trump administration to find a way to build a road to Cold Bay through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.