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The City of Unalaska has decided to move forward with renovations to the public library, after bids for the project came in $3.2 million over the estimated and budgeted amounts.

ECI Hyer Inc.

The City of Unalaska is considering whether or not to move forward with renovations to the public library after bids for the project came in $3.2 million over the estimated and budgeted amounts.

City Manager Erin Reinders said at last week's City Council meeting she encourages the council to move forward with the project.

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Unalaska and the Aleutian region are expecting to feel the sting of state budget cuts finalized this week — in areas ranging from health care and higher education to debt reimbursement and public broadcasting. 

Karen Kresh

The Unalaska Public Library's fourth annual Mini Golf Night was last Saturday, July 27.

Around 50 participants played their way through a handcrafted nine-hole course, each hole with its own unique theme dreamt up by library staff, led by Library Assistant AnnaMarie Ammons.

Hole themes varied from Star Wars to superheroes to Halloween, which included a giant spider and a specter hanging from a hat rack.

ECI Hyer Inc.

The architects behind Unalaska's library renovation are shifting their focus from broad designs to details.  

Brian Meissner, of ECI Hyer Inc., said the City Council's recent endorsement of a larger expansion plan will allow his firm to zero in on the final blueprints.

"A year from now, we'll have a contractor selected and be getting ready to build this thing," said Meissner last week. "That's pretty exciting. It's real, and it's close."

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