Hope McKenney, Alaska's Energy Desk - Unalaska


Unalaska fish processor evacuated hundreds during tsunami warning

Less than half of Unalaska's sirens failed to sound during the recent tsunami warning.

Sand Point’s docks and road damaged in 7.8 quake

The city closed two docks immediately, but an administrator says it looks worse than it is.

A fishing boat docked in Dutch Harbor with 85 COVID-19 cases. Now it’s headed for Seward.

The 34 crew members who tested negative will be flown to Anchorage on chartered planes. Those who tested positive will remain on the boat, which will sail to Seward, then be transported to Anchorage.

After trawler outbreak, American Seafoods tests crews for COVID-19 as ‘precautionary measure’

After 85 people on an American Seafoods vessel tested positive, the company said it would test crew on its other vessels.

Aleutians West census area has less than 5% response rate as count resumes

Advocates say that if response rates remain low, Alaska stands to miss out on billions of dollars over the next ten years.

Will fiber optic broadband make it to the Aleutians? Decision may depend on USDA grant

The project would connect Unalaska to Kodiak with a fiber optic cable, but GCI says it can't build it unless it receives a $25 million grant from USDA.

Sand Point will be home to innovative seaweed farming model

The $99,800 grant will test a new farm design that replicates a natural kelp forest environment in a 10-acre area 12 miles from the community of Sand Point.

Unalaska is researching whether it can use wind power

V3 Energy consultant Doug Vaught anchors a MET tower on Unalaska's Hog Island, with help from environmental planner Kate Arduser. The city is using towers to collect data and determine if...