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Courtesy of U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is continuing its work on Unalaska's Formerly Used Defense Sites. 

Rena Flint is the project manager for the Amaknak FUDS, a 190-thousand-acre site that fans out from Amaknak Island and the city of Unalaska. She traveled to Unalaska over the weekend to work with local leaders and community members on contamination cleanup efforts.

KUCB's Theo Greenly sat down with Flint to hear more about the FUDS project.

Courtesy of Jaiden Willeto

The University of Alaska Anchorage will offer Unangam Tunuu courses as part of its Alaska Native Studies coursework. 

This fall students can take a course in Unangam Tunuu — the Unangax̂ language — at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Course instructor Haliehana Stepetin says it'll be a regular part of the school's offerings for the next two years. 

Greta Mart/KUCB

Unalaska's top city employee is in the running for a job in the Lower 48. City Manager Erin Reinders is one of three finalists as a county manager in Los Alamos County, New Mexico, where she recently visited to interview for the position.

Hope McKenney/KUCB

 

All but one of the cruises originally scheduled to stop in Unalaska have been cancelled. 

The island was expecting nearly 20 ports of call for the 2021 summer season, but by early May, that number had dropped drastically to about five

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

The Unalaska City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to extend the city's local emergency declaration through the end of the year, continuing the city's current precautions against the spread of COVID-19.

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