UNALASKA — After four years in storage, the hovercraft that shuttled to and from Akun Island has been sold to a buyer in Kazakhstan and replaced by helicopters for the ride to the new airport. Now, the Aleutians East Borough wants federal funding for the helicopter service to end a unique situation where the subsidies terminate short of the final destination in the federal Essential Air Service program. No doubt about it, Alaska is unique and so is the way the Essential Air Service operates subsidized passenger service in the state, especially because it’s the only state in the nation where the program ends one island short of the final destination, in Akutan, leaving a local government stuck with a helicopter bill. That’s according to the program’s top administrator Joel Szabat, the deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Aviation and International Affairs. Szabat, a career federal administrator, repeatedly remarked on … [Read more...] about Aleutians borough seeks subsidies for ‘copter service to Akun airport
Hawaii News By West Hawaii Today Staff | Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 12:24 p.m. Share this story KAILUA-KONA — No tsunami was triggered by a magnitude-6.5 earthquake that struck shortly before noon in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. The temblor, recorded at 11:57 a.m. Hawaii time, was located in the Andreanof Islands, a group of islands in the Aleutian Islands, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. It had a registered depth of 22 miles. ADVERTISING PREVIOUS STORY Annual ‘Cop on Top’ fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics Hawaii kicks off Thursday Share this story Get the latest news by e-mail Sign Up Most Popular 1 Firefighters continue to battle Keauhou fire; 86% contained 2 Hawaii County request for $680 million detailed 3 Missing teen located 4 Man sought for questioning in custodial interference case located 5 Waikoloa asphalt plant permit sought … [Read more...] about No tsunami generated by earthquake in Aleutian Islands
UNALASKA — Whether undersea or underground, the mixture of water and telecommunications is a continuing challenge for GCI’s TERRA Aleutian Program, aimed at improving internet and cellphone service in one of the most remote areas of Alaska. The telecommunications company is proposing an 869-mile underwater fiber optic cable route, along the south side of the Alaska Peninsula, stretching from Kodiak to Chignik and ending in Unalaska/Dutch Harbor. TERRA stands for Terrestrial for Every Rural Region in Alaska, and the company has completed its Southwest and Northwest projects that have connected 45,000 residents in 84 towns and villages. Bringing in Akutan, Cold Bay, False Pass, Chignik Lake, Chignik Lagoon, Sand Point and King Cove, the new route connects more people to high speed internet, compared to the former plan offshore of the north side of the peninsula, according to GCI Vice President Dan Boyette, the general manager of the TERRA Aleutian Program. The southern route, … [Read more...] about GCI seeks customers as it considers Aleutians fiber network
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Retropolis by Alex Horton May 24 at 7:01 AM Email the author The williwaw gusts swirled thick fog among transport ships off Attu Island, and the waiting infantrymen nervously mulled the name of their landing site: Massacre Bay. Native Unangans were slaughtered there by Russian traders in the 18th century, and few who had survived disease were left when Japanese troops captured the island in June 1942. Nearly a year later, 2,000 U.S. troops waded onto the icy shore, bracing for the dreaded shriek of artillery on the westernmost edge of the Aleutian Islands chain. Weeks before it would become one of the deadliest battles in the war, … [Read more...] about Thousands of Japanese fought in a bloody World War II battle for the Aleutians. Only 28 survived.
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Aleutian run: Island-hopping on an Alaskan ferry From the port of Homer, the Aleutians stretch out over a thousand miles toward Asia like a strand of emeralds set in a steely gray sea. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Mike Coppock, Special to USA TODAY Published 7:59 a.m. ET April 17, 2018 Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn See the Aleutian Islands by ferry Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. The Tustumena awaiting departure in Homer. Donald H. Cooley Fullscreen Tustumena docked in downtown Kodiak. Mike Coppock for USA TODAY … [Read more...] about Aleutian run: Island-hopping on an Alaskan ferry