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APICDA

Every year, the Aleutian and Pribilof Island Community Development Association (APICDA) awards grants to aspiring entrepreneurs from the region.

Current and former residents may apply, but their businesses must be located in one of the 12 Aleutian and Pribilof communities: Adak, Akutan, Atka, Cold Bay, King Cove, Nikolski, False Pass, Nelson Lagoon, Sand Point, St. George, St. Paul, and Unalaska.

This year, APICDA has choosen three finalists, who are now competing for funding to kickstart their projects. They'll be awarded between $3,000 and $10,000.

Berett Wilber / KUCB

Unalaska’s basketball teams are in Dillingham for their final games of the regular season. The Ravn Invitational marks the first time this year that the Raiders will face off against a 2A team in their region.

Girls’ Coach Casey Clausius is looking forward to the matchup.

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Transforming Captains Bay Road into a safer, smoother thoroughfare would cost about $59 million.

Engineers released the rough estimate last week after spending months studying the heavily trafficked gravel road that's home to some of Unalaska's largest businesses.

The proposed project would pave about 13,400 feet of road from Agnes Beach to Offshore Systems, Inc., extend utilities to the end, and straighten out several sections.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

Gov. Mike Dunleavy's proposals for balancing the state's budget include a plan to stop sharing millions of dollars in taxes on commercial fishing with coastal communities.

"The message he's sending is that we're out of time and we're out of money," said Matt Shuckerow, Dunleavy's press secretary.

The state collects landing and business taxes on fisheries, often referred to as raw fish tax.

ECI Hyer Inc.

The architects behind Unalaska's library renovation are shifting their focus from broad designs to details.  

Brian Meissner, of ECI Hyer Inc., said the City Council's recent endorsement of a larger expansion plan will allow his firm to zero in on the final blueprints.

"A year from now, we'll have a contractor selected and getting ready to build this thing," said Meissner last week. "That's pretty exciting. It's real, and it's close."

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