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Stories from the KUCB Newsroom from the Aleutian Region, the Pribilof Islands, the Alaska Peninsula, and beyond.

Updated 03/03/2021 at 4 p.m. 

Josiah Kelly, who was last seen in Unalaska on Feb. 27, was safely located Wednesday after a three-day search, according to the Department of Public Safety. 

Kelly was found walking at the end of Captains Bay Road.

Hope McKenney/KUCB

Ports along the Aleutian Chain between Homer and Unalaska will see only five visits of the ferry Tustumena this summer, down from the twice-monthly service that was the norm through 2019.

On Wednesday, the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) released its summer schedule, which covers state ferry travel from May through September. 

St. Paul, Alaska
KUCB/John Ryan

A Pribilof Island community of less than 400 people has received more than $250,000 in federal funds to train locals to work at its commercial aircraft test range. 

The Aleut Community of St. Paul Island Tribal Government (ACSPI) announced it was one of seven recipients nationwide to receive the Economic Development Administration's STEM Talent Challenge grant Tuesday.

The ACSPI's aircraft test range will be through a partnership with Sabrewing Aircraft Company, a drone manufacturing company out of California. 

Annie Ropiek/KUCB

 

The Russian Orthodox Church observes Christmas on Jan. 7. The day marks the first of three days of celebrations. To commemorate the holiday this year, KUCB took a look back at archival recordings of past starring ceremonies and talked to several locals about the meaning of the religious and cultural celebration. 

The archival audio used for this special program was provided by Julia Dushkin and was digitized by KUCB.

 

 

  

Courtesy of Dan Binde

From mid-June to mid-October, Dan Binde of Minnesota hiked from Yakutat, in the northern reaches of Alaska's Inside Passage, across the Alaska Peninsula, to Unimak, the largest and easternmost of the Aleutian Islands.

Binde, who was joined by his friend Quoc Nguyen along the way, logged roughly 2,500 miles. 

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