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Courtesy LifeMed

LifeMed Alaska now provides year round medevac service to the Aleutians.

Previously the air ambulance service operated a seasonal base in Unalaska during commercial fishing seasons and openings.

CEO Russell Edwards said in a statement "given the fact that Dutch Harbor is farther from Anchorage than Chicago is from New York City, decreasing response times during medical emergencies is crucial for patients through the Aleutians and surrounding areas."

Courtesy Museum of the Aleutians

New art is coming to the Museum of the Aleutians thanks to a grant from the Rasmuson Foundation.

The funding has allowed the organization to purchase drawings by Ray Troll that depict an imagining of an extinct marine mammal, the desmostylus.

Director Virginia Hatfield says the creature looked like an ancient hippo.

Greta Mart/KUCB

Erin Reinders wants to be Unalaska's next city manager.

The current assistant manager withdrew her application Monday for the top post in Seward.

"To serve as the city manager in Unalaska, the place my family has called home for almost eight years, is too great an opportunity to pass up," said Reinders in an email to KUCB. 

Mayor Frank Kelty said he feels good that Reinders wants to stay in Unalaska.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Thanks to an emergency loan, Unalaska's clinic won't have to shut its doors in May.

Last week, the City Council voted unanimously April 9 to lend $500,000 to Iliuliuk Family and Health Services, which requested help after projecting its ninth deficit in 10 years.

Rachel Cassandra/KCAW

In January, Amazon started collecting sales tax on online purchases made in Unalaska — a move that took residents and city officials by surprise.

KUCB's Laura Kraegel has more on the development that's expected to put new revenue in city coffers by the end of the month.

"So, let's see," says Vic Fisher, pulling up an Amazon receipt on his phone. "Where is 'My Orders'?"

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