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Monday News Briefs: 03/07/16

Mar 7, 2016
Greta Mart

  • Only two local non-profits took advantage of the city's offer to shop for free Monday morning. It was non-profit day at the Unalaska Department of Public Works' semi-annual surplus sale. A public sale of all remaining miscellaneous items, equipment and two vehicles is set for March 26 starting at 10 a.m. - the same time as the Unalaska Democratic Caucus. The surplus sale will be held at the DPW warehouse; viewing starts at 10 and the sale begins at 11 a.m.
  • Today is the last day to sign up students in grades K through 5th for the Junior Native Youth Olympics.

Friday, March 4 at 5 p.m. is the deadline for applications to this year's Aleutian Marketplace Competition.

Sponsored by the Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association (APICDA) and the Aleut Corporation, the Aleutian Marketplace is a regional competition only open to current or former residents of Unalaska and 11 other Aleutian communities.

Monday News Briefs

Feb 29, 2016

  • Unalaska's DMV office reopened today. The office is located in the lobby of the Public Safety Building, and is open from nine a.m. to four p.m. Monday through Thursday. The DMV clerk, Vickie Longan, says those wishing to visit the office on Fridays should call first as she usually schedules driving tests for that day. The office was closed for the month of February due to a staffing shortage.

Elder Summit In Anchorage

Feb 5, 2016
APIA

The Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association & Eastern Aleutian Tribes are hosting a Tribal Eldercare Services Summit, February 17th- 19th, 2016 at the Lakefront (Millennium) Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska. This much anticipated summit has been specifically coordinated to develop culturally appropriate and sustainable solutions, share innovative programs through best practices amongst tribal Elder services around the state and network among stakeholders.

Greta Mart

 It finally looks like the historic but dangerous Torpedo Building will be demolished at the Unalaska Airport. The private sector is stepping up to the plate with plans for an aircraft hangar, saving a fortune in public funding that's increasingly hard to find in a time of heavy budget cutting. 

Windblown debris from the vintage structure poses major safety concerns.

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