Although there have been hurdles trying to bring geothermal energy to Unalaska, the clean energy source is one step closer to fruition.
The city is considering what kind of action it could take against the crew members who knew they may have been COVID-positive and still breached quarantine to visit the saloon.
In the Aleutian port town of Unalaska, at least five local boats are stuck at the dock with nowhere to deliver their cod after the shutdown of the Alyeska Seafoods processing plant
Two unnamed people arrived in Unalaska last week and tested positive Monday at the local clinic, according to City Manager Erin Reinders. One had direct contact with multiple other people in the community over the holiday weekend.
The closure of the Cold Bay airport is the first of its kind during the pandemic, according to the Alaska Department of Transportation.
The Department of Energy says that if the project succeeds, Unalaska would be the first community in the nation completely powered by geothermal energy.
More than two-thirds of the crew of a huge factory fishing vessel docked in the Aleutian fishing port of Dutch Harbor has tested positive for COVID-19, local authorities announced Sunday.
The American Triumph is a 285-foot factory trawler, with an onboard processing plant. It had been at sea since June 27, fishing both offshore from Washington and Oregon and then moving to Alaska to fish for pollock in the Bering Sea.
It was the first trip back in service for the ferry, it stopped at 8 communities between Homer and Unalaska.
The two men are asymptomatic and were moved to isolation in Unalaska testing positive for the virus.