This summer is shaping up to be another quiet tourism season in Unalaska.
A sinkhole at the intersection of Third and North Franklin streets likely will get repaired when there is a break in the rain next week.
The Matanuska was scheduled to depart Ketchikan on Sunday for ports north but was delayed after tests from the previous week showed an unspecified number of crew members had the coronavirus.
Alaska’s air traveler testing program may have contributed to relatively low rates of coronavirus infection in the state.
Alaska Airlines said Saturday that it banned state Sen. Lora Reinbold, R-Eagle River, from its flights for continuing to refuse to follow mask-wearing requirements for travelers.
The governor and legislative leaders have agreed on a rough plan to use federal pandemic relief from Congress to help stabilize Alaska’s beleaguered ferry system.
The volcano is on an uninhabited island in the Rat Islands, about 600 miles southwest of Unalaska.
Two pilots whose planes collided near Ketchikan in 2019 were unable to see or detect each other until a midair crash was unavoidable.
No one was injured, but the plane sustained damage when it hit a chunk of ice and frozen gravel, breaking the right main gear and tipping it down on its wing.
The Alaska Department of Transportation released a statement Monday that said a member of the ship’s crew began showing symptoms of the illness on Saturday after leaving Bellingham.