Staffing at Unalaska’s Department of Public Safety was the focus of Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. City Manager Dave Martinson said there simply aren’t enough police officers to cover the workload. In the last year, he said the department has denied 20 leave requests because of insufficient staffing.
Scientists believe Bogoslof volcano erupted for the first time this year, following a series of explosions that date back to mid-December. Monitors on nearby islands detected seismic activity Monday emanating from the Eastern Aleutian volcano.
A volcano in the eastern Aleutians has been erupting for the past week. Bogoslof volcano is an uninhabited island 60 miles northwest of Unalaska. It’s part of the Alaska Maritime Wildlife Refuge, which is based hundreds of miles away in Homer.