State to Take Tusty Replacement Plan on Tour

Wednesday, April 16 2014

The M/V Tustumena (Courtesy: Nancy Heise)

With the state ferry Tustumena nearing the end of its life, the Department of Transportation is looking to build a bigger boat -- and they want communities on the ferry's route to weigh in on the design.

The DOT announced Wednesday that they'll hold public meetings on the Tustumena replacement next month in Unalaska, Kodiak and Homer.

The state expects to replace the Tustumena with the new, longer boat in the next few years. The proposed 325-foot vessel would carry more vehicles and passengers and would be designed for a smoother ride.

Drug Discovery at School Leads to Four Arrests

Thursday, April 17 2014

Police started investigating at the local high school on Monday. Within days, they had arrested four people -- including two students.  Deputy police chief Mike Holman says that's extremely rare in Unalaska. 

City Promotes Deputy Clerk to Head Job

Friday, April 18 2014

Deputy city clerk Catherine “Cat” Hazen will move up to the head clerk position when Elizabeth Masoni retires in May.

Talk of the Town

Aleutian Arts Council Community Art Show & Auction

Friday, April 18 2014

Typically held in January, the Aleutian Arts Council Annual Auction and Meeting was rescheduled on March 28th. It was held in conjunction with their annual community art show at the Grand Aleutian Hotel’s Makushin Room.The art show started in 1991 by Curator Carolyn Reed and she shared, “Our very first show was through the Bering Sea Art Exchange. Later on, when the Bering Sea Art Exchange closed down, the Aleutian Arts Council adopted intellectual property for the show. The first show was at the Burma Road Chapel and, I think, we had 16 artists and at that point, the Burma Road Chapel was the community center. We had no PCR building so it was maxed out and used every single minute. We had to hang the show in one night and could have it up for the weekend and then take it down so it definitely was a grassroots initiative and the community liked it so much. I think we had 300 people that showed up in two days, which was huge back then and we asked local artists and local people to bake cookies because we didn’t even have catering service at that point. So it’s really come a long way since then and I’m really proud. Every year I’m amazed at how many wonderful artists we have. So it’s a great show.”

Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 19 2014, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Ballyhoo Lions Club Easter Breakfast
Saturday, April 19 2014, 8 a.m. - noon
Aleutian Arts Council Community Coffeehouse and Project Dumpway
Saturday, April 19 2014, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Child Find Event And Kindergarten, Preschool/Pre-K Registration
Saturday, April 19 2014, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
NYO Potluck & Event Demonstration
Saturday, April 19 2014, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Resurrection Celebration
Sunday, April 20 2014, 3 p.m.
Public Hearing, City of Unalaska
Tuesday, April 22 2014, 7 p.m.

a random sample...
Wednesday 09 April 2014, 1:52 p.m.
Loose dog.
Tuesday 08 April 2014, 2:40 p.m.
Suspicious Person/Activity
Friday 11 April 2014, 5:29 a.m.
A homeowner who had earlier denied a man seeking shelter for the night a room and who had told the man to instead sleep in a vehicle, changed his mind and wanted to allow the man to sleep inside the home. He did not, however, wish to go outside in the rain to tell the man this, and asked that officers do it for him. They did.
Thursday 10 April 2014, 10:49 p.m.
Officers investigated a report that a man who had been issued a trespass advisement had returned to the bar. Having once identified the suspect, officers determined that his trespass advisement had expired four months previous.

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