City of Cold Bay


Officials reported a positive case of COVID-19 in the Alaska Peninsula village of Cold Bay on Friday. The individual is not a resident of Cold Bay, but they are an Aleutians East Borough resident, according to Eastern Aleutian Tribes. 

The regional tribal healthcare provider said in a statement that upon receiving the positive test result, the unnamed individual was placed in isolation.



Clinic officials say Unalaska has been “very, very lucky” when it comes to COVID-19 testing supplies, especially as the state is seeing an uptick in cases, and communities across the country face supply shortages.  

According to Dr. Murray Buttner, a family medicine physician with Iliuliuk Family and Health Services, Unalaska’s clinic received a shipment of 10,000 test kits from the state last week. 

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On Monday, in the middle of testing the city’s sirens, Unalaska received notification of a large earthquake southeast of Sand Point and a subsequent tsunami warning in communities east of Unalaska to the Kenai Peninsula

Alaska Supreme Court Hears Challenge To Fish Landing Tax

Oct 22, 2020
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Alaska’s Supreme Court is weighing the legality of a raw fish tax that’s pumped at least $25 million into coastal communities over the past five years. But a lawsuit filed by a Washington state catcher/processor could change that.

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On Friday, Unalaska's swim team held a closed-door swim meet with attendees permitted only by reservation. The team has been unable to host or participate in normal swim meets due to COVID-19 health regulations. But students, coaches, captains, and family members gathered—at safe distances—to cheer the team on for the first and possibly only time this season.