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Unalaska’s City Council has selected four finalists for the City Manager position.

The candidates are Warren P. Brown who is Director of Human Resources, Loss Prevention, and Revenue Enhancement for Huron County in Norwalk, Ohio; Jeffrey G. Causey, Director of Finance and Operations for Inter-Faith Council for Social Service in Carrboro, North Carolina; Thomas E. Thomas former City Manager for the City of Rock Island, Illinois; and Erin W. Reinders Assistant City Manager for the City of Unalaska, Alaska.

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The recall election of Unalaska Mayor Frank Kelty is set for March 6th.

A recall petition signed by 172 community members seeks to remove him due to allegations of misconduct in office – specifically attempting to sole-source land use agreements for the Unalaska Marine Center positions 5-7. Kelty has repeatedly denied any wrong doing.

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Unalaska will have a mayoral recall election early next year, thanks to a successful petition submitted to city government.


After being told there were not enough valid signatures on Dec. 21, petitioners collected 17 more and submitted them to the City Clerks office Tuesday.


Second Phase of Transit Study Coming Soon

Dec 27, 2017
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The City of Unalaska will conduct the second phase of their transit study in January. The free service will run from Saturday, January 13, until Friday, January 19. Two bus routes will operate north and south routes every 30 minutes between 7 AM and 10:30 PM.  Bus stop signs are already up marking each of the 10 locations along the route.   Maps and schedules are available at each of the bus stop and in  City buildings, on the City’s website and Facebook page, and right here at KUCB.org.

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Unalaska’s Fire Chief says he was forced to resign Friday and less than 24 hours later put on a plane to the Lower 48.

“I basically was given the door and right before Christmas, too,” Arlie Colvin said at the airport. “If I did not resign, they were going to not give me one penny, no ticket out of here, and [I'd have to] be out of my apartment by [Dec.] 31st. I didn’t have no more than $15 to my name because I’m helping to pay for stuff back home.”

Colvin believes he was pushed out by Public Safety Director Mike Holman while the interim city manager was out of town.