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A 32-year old was found lying facedown on the side of the road in Unalaska Sunday morning.

The Unalaska Department of Public Safety says they responded to a report of an unconscious man in the road across from the NAPA auto parts store.

Mitchell B. Bovard of Albany, Oregon was taken to the Iliuliuk Family and Health Services clinic where he was pronounced dead.

Police Chief Mike Holman says Bovard’s death is still under investigation.

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A GCI Outage last week left Unalaskans unable to call the Department of Public Safety.

DPS sent out a text alert on October 6 warning community members that they should try using landline phones if they were unable to connect with a cell phone.

GCI detected a potential issue on Oct. 5 and enlisted on the ground technicians to investigate. GCI vice president Dan Boyette says any outage is unacceptable.

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Outgoing City Councilor John Waldron has ended his term with a verbal attack on the Unalaska Department of Public Safety.

At Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, Waldron called Deputy Police Chief Jennifer Shockley a “convicted liar.”

“Jennifer is not who she claims to be. She is a convicted liar," Waldron said. "You can go to the Alaska CourtView [website] and see she was convicted of making false statements. In law enforcement, that’s a big deal.”

Courtesy Clint Huling

Updated post: 6/26 at 1:30 p.m

The Unalaska Department of Public Safety (UDPS) is investigating a tundra fire near Volcano Bay. The fire was reported by two area pilots earlier this month.

 

While the fire does not pose a threat to residents of Unalaska, UDPS is looking into where they fire started. At this point, they have been unable to determine a point of origin.

 

As of Friday, they estimate that the fire has burned 100 acres of land.

 

Courtesy Jennifer Shockley, DPS

Updated post: 1/3 at 1:30 p.m.

Two abandoned buildings were destroyed by a fire at Agnes Beach on New Year's Day. The blaze also damaged two other structures and disrupted traffic on Airport Beach road and Captain’s Bay road.

Deputy police chief Jennifer Shockley says public safety first heard about the fire around 7:30 a.m. Firefighters were on scene within 10 minutes.

From a firefighting response, Shockley says it was an ideal place for a fire because there were two nearby hydrants.

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