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Museum of the Aleutians reopens; Director reprimanded

After a two-and-a-half week closure, Unalaska’s Museum of the Aleutians is now open. On Wednesday, the museum’s board of directors voted to reinstate executive director Zoya Johnson from paid administrative leave. Johnson also sits on the Unalaska City Council. Download Audio

Unalaska museum closes after ancient Bible found in director’s house

The Museum of the Aleutians in Unalaska remains closed after the discovery of museum materials--including a Russian Orthodox Bible from 1801--at the executive director's house disrupted normal operations last week. Download Audio

Biologist interprets crab catch numbers

Last week the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced catch limits for the state’s crab fisheries. On Monday, a Fish and Game biologist explained how the agency determined those catch limits to a group of crabbers in Seattle. Nine local crabbers gathered at Unalaska’s City Hall to tune into the conference call and ask questions.

Changes in Unalaska ferry service proposed for next year

The Alaska Department of Transportation is proposing changes in ferry service to Unalaska/Dutch Harbor for the 2016 sailing season.

In Unalaska, some feel the pinch of Shell’s withdrawal

The news that Shell Oil was abandoning its quest for oil in the Arctic Ocean came as a shock in Unalaska and around the state. Unalaska officials said the move won’t hit the city’s budget too hard. But local companies doing business with Shell are scrambling to figure out what it will mean for them.

Dispatch From The Couch: Google Trekker Lets You ‘Hike’ the Chilkoot Trail

A hundred years ago, to hike to the Klondike gold fields via the Chilkoot Trail meant a grueling trek carrying a required one ton of supplies, enough to last a year. Soon armchair hikers can breeze along the 33-mile trail virtually, in a few minutes, using Google’s Street View. Download Audio

Southeast Alaska State Fair Readies for Lift-Off!

It’s the last week in July and in Haines, that means time for the Southeast Alaska State Fair. The annual event draws crowds and entries from around the state and beyond.

Fishermen Receive Fine, Probation For Fishing Violations

Two fishermen recently learned that commercial trolling out of season – even by a single day – can be expensive. Download Audio