Newscast: 05/04/2016

1 hour ago

Murkowski staffers discuss eldercare in Unalaska; herring fishing grounds in the eastern Aleutians opened today for 14 hours; finding new uses for fish eggs - or roe - is a hot topic these days; the Alaska Board of Marine Pilots is asking for public comment on a proposed regulation change. 

Greta Mart

Two staff members from U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski's Washington DC office visited Unalaska this week. The pair met community officials and a few members of the public Wednesday at a 10 a.m. gathering at the city's senior center.

Murkowski's staffers appeared at the senior center to "gather public comments and concerns regarding the lack of a way to keep elders here in their last days with their families," according to an Unalaska Senior Center Facebook post.


The 5th/6th Department selected Ahron Palma as Student of the Week (April 25-29, 2016) for the following reasons:

Unalaska Dept. of Public Safety

A piece of heavy equipment started on fire Tuesday at the OSI facility on Captains Bay Road.

According to Deputy Police Chief Jennifer Shockley, smoke was billowing from several bay doors of an OSI warehouse when firefighters arrived.

Within ten minutes, firefighters - many of them volunteers, said Shockley - put out the fire, which was limited to the cab of a loader.

An investigation pointed to a faulty ignition switch on the $50,000 dollar loader as the fire's cause. No one was injured.

Newscast: 05/03/2016

12 hours ago


Firefighters put out an equipment fire at OSI; an AML crane topples into the water; chicken nugget recall across AK;  housing renovation on tonight's planning commission meeting agenda; PenAir is looking for a new station manager for the Dutch Harbor airport.