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Inaugural Tree Lighting Scheduled for Wednesday

Dec 1, 2015

The City's inaugural holiday tree lighting event is being postponed due to inclement weather.

Parks, Culture and Recreation manager Albert Burnham says the event, scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 1, will now happen one day later.

"The event is being put on by the PCR Advisory Committee and they decided to move it because of the high winds and poor weather today," Burnham said Tuesday morning. "Tomorrow, according to the weather forecast at least, it's looking like it will be a much nicer evening for an outdoor tree lighting event."

  The last week of October, Resolve Marine and various local agencies in Unalaska welcomed Todd Duke from 1-Call Alaska who led training for the local shipboard emergency response team.

1-Call Alaska is a joint venture between Resolve Marine Group and the National Response Corporation. They operate an alternative planning criteria for vessel response plans under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990: a regulation that was a result of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Greta Mart / KUCB

For the past few years, the city has been planning an expansion of the Unalaska Public Library. Built in 1999, an expansion project was scheduled to get underway in 2018, says Librarian Karen Kresh.

"There have been plans to expand the library by about 7500 square feet," Kresh said, adding that the expansion project that was started by the previous librarian, Dan Masoni.

"Part of the reason for the expansion is because there were state funds that were available to help cities with new library buildings and major library expansions," Kresh said.

Attention KUCB Web Users:  Our organization is launching a brand new website.  We are excited to premiere our new look, and we expect to start the roll-out on Wednesday, November 18th.  Please expect broken links, and possible full web outages, as we transition to the new system. We expect our new page to be fully functional by Monday, November 23rd.  We appreciate your patience.  Please let us know what you think of the new look!

Joanne Villamor / UCSD

The male staff at Unalaska City School is once again sporting an inordinate amount of mustaches. It’s that time of year again, and November has been re-dubbed as MO-vember to support and raise awareness for health issues facing men.

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