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Monday News Briefs: 03/21/16

Mar 21, 2016

  • Canceled flights over the weekend caused a delay in state court proceedings at the Unalaska Court. The clerk said a felony trial scheduled to start Monday has been delayed because of weathered-out flights. That means local jurors summoned to the court for potential jury selection will start Tuesday instead. Court Clerk Rebecca Duffy said jurors with summons numbered 352 - 435 are to appear at 8:30 a.m. and check in at the clerk's window; those holding 436 - 492 are to call in Tuesday at noon for an afternoon report time.

Monday News Briefs: 03/14/16

Mar 14, 2016
Greta Mart

  • A series of earthquakes struck the Aleutian Islands on Saturday. A magnitude 6.3 earthquake was recorded 56 miles south of Atka on Saturday morning just after 9 a.m. The quake's epicenter was at a depth of 3.1 miles. Three more earthquakes with a magnitude of 5.0 and above were also recorded, but those had epicenters far deeper into the earth's crust. On Saturday alone, the Alaska Earthquake Center tracked over 20 earthquakes in the Aleutians.

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.