Chrissy Roes

Whether Unalaska will enjoy a fireworks show on July Fourth is still up in the air.

Larry Mattingly, the city's main contact providing pyrotechnic shows in the past, retired this year, according to City Manager David Martinson. Martinson wrote to the city council last week there was no guarantee of a Fourth of July show, nor a New Year's Eve show.

But in an email Monday, Martinson said city staff has made progress in cinching a pyrotechnics deal.

Newscast: 05/02/2016

20 hours ago

Construction on the city's lake and river restoration project closes parts of Steward Road and Overland Drive this week; ferry ticket prices between AK and the lower 48 increased  Sunday and the first ferry out of Dutch Harbor is expected on June 4; it's still up in the air whether fireworks will explode over Unalaska on July 4th.

Greta Mart

Unalaskans may have noticed heavy equipment and construction materials assembled around the Steward Road Bridge. The city's Lake and River Restoration project is underway, and Steward Road, General's Hill and Overland Drive residents can expect minor detours and daytime din for the next month.

Newscast: 04/28/2016

Apr 28, 2016

The Steward Road bridge will be closed starting April 29; possible alternative governance structures for the Alaska Marina Highway System; the new ferry reservations system goes into effect on May 1; the Aleutian communities of Akutan, False Pass and Sand Point are among thirteen communities to win a rural energy competition; the BeringWatch sentinel program is looking for a few good locals to serve as citizen scientists.

Chrissy Roes

Signs of spring are everywhere this month.  As the snow melts, the results of a winter's worth of stormy weather is revealed. Trash has accumulated on the beaches and along the roads.  The Community Center organizes two weeks of intensive spring clean-up each year to address this issue.  The effort makes a big difference in the beauty of Unalaska.