Problems with the U.S. Mail caused ballots from six rural villages to be incompletely counted, officials said.
On top of the fuel shortage, a blizzard last weekend broke water lines and drained the island’s water tanks.
The bill would add about 251 acres of state land, including the cemetery, to Funter Bay State Marine Park. It heads to the state Senate next.
Indian Health Services has allocated 1,100 doses of the Moderna vaccine to the region, to date. Seven hundred have arrived, and 400 are still on the way.
Alaska lawmakers are considering expanding a state park to include historic graves of Unangax̂ people who died in a World War II internment camp.
On remote St. Paul Island, federal rules have restricted subsistence hunting for years, forcing residents to buy expensive groceries. New rules could take effect soon, but opponents worry about a declining local seal population.
St. George Island is taking steps to protect the marine environment in their backyard. The city council passed a resolution earlier this month that could establish a National Marine Sanctuary.
A driving force behind the school’s declining enrollment is something the school can’t do much about: people leaving the island in search of a healthier economy.
The Pribilof Islands of St. Paul and St. George are just 45 miles apart, but getting between them can be challenging because of limited flight service and the area’s notoriously foggy weather.