Hope McKenney, KUCB - Unalaska
Tickets are now available for scheduled flights between Anchorage and Unalaska, Sand Point, Homer, Kenai and Valdez, according to Ravn CEO Rob McKinney.
As the coronavirus pandemic hit Alaska, physician's assistant from the fishing community of Unalaska did what she could to make sure her community was prepared.
But the five employees who tested positive didn't interact with others, according to company officials.
The two dead whales that were recently reported included a relatively rare fin whale.
Two people are promoting a new idea that they say could help address the Unalaska's persistent travel problems: a flight co-op. The vision is a $10/month service that offers protection against delays and would aim to provide seats on charter flights for $600.
Officials with the program say they've recently been receiving more reports of Steller sea lions hauling out on beaches in poor condition, but have been unable to retrieve the animals for research — largely because they're in remote areas — and therefore still don't know what's causing the increase in sick or injured animals.
The company that bought Ravn's core assets initially hoped to relaunch operations around this time, but the new owners now say that they hope to resume flying in another month, in mid-September.
Alaska Seaplanes announced Tuesday it intends to relaunch passenger air service on routes formerly served by RavnAir Group, which declared bankruptcy earlier this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Bering Sea trawler currently docked in Dutch Harbor has reported six cases of COVID-19 among its 119 crew members, officials said Friday.
A person has died from paralytic shellfish poisoning after eating blue mussels and snails in the Aleutian Island community of Unalaska, state health officials confirmed Wednesday.
‘One mussel could kill someone’: Officials warn of extremely high shellfish toxin levels in Unalaska
Alaska state and local health officials are warning of dangerous high levels of toxins in shellfish, after a person died of paralytic shellfish poisoning from mussels and snails in the Aleutian Island community of Unalaska.
A recent report showed some of the highest ever recorded levels of PSP toxins in butter clams taken from the Alaska Peninsula community of King Cove in June
Over the past two weeks, several tremors have shaken Unalaska, but scientists say there isn't any current need to panic.
Only three of the seven tsunami sirens in the Aleutian community worked, despite high seismic activity in the last week.
Over 100 asymptomatic crew members tested positive on three of the seafood company's other factory trawlers.
Henry Mack, mayor of the 900-person town, said the individual is an employee at the huge Peter Pan Seafoods plant.
The Tustumena ferry’s sailings were canceled after a crew member tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday.
Unalaska officials have reported a third local case of COVID-19, after announcing the city's first two Wednesday.