The Superhero Solstice Run
Thursday, June 25 2015
The race results.
The Super Hero Solstice Run was very successful with 49 total registered participants and 9 tot runners that took part in the tot-run. This boosted our numbers to 58 total participants, compared to 38 registered from last year’s Summer Solstice event. The weather was a bit chilly, but a perfect day to run. We changed the race up and asked those that participated to dress up as their favorite Super Hero. Keils Kitchen won the best costume wearing his Superman footed pajamas. We would like to thank those that took part in our first race this summer and look forward to seeing everyone at the Ballyhoo Run on July 18th.
APOA's Pre-Father's Day Pin Shoot
Wednesday, June 24 2015
Participants getting ready for the Youth Division.
The Alaska Peace Officers Association (APOA) is a statewide, nonprofit, professional organization with over 1200 members. The association was formed in 1947 to promote training, enhance communication between law enforcement agencies and assist with community oriented events. The APOA Pin shoot is an annual event open to all community members to promote friendly competition, camaraderie and raise funds to assist with community oriented events and needs. The APOA in association with the Aleutian Rod and Gun Club (ARGC) could not have successfully held the event without generous donations from Safeway, Alaska Ship Supply, Key Bank and The Ounalashka Corporation.
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In Memoriam: Paul Dirks
Wednesday, June 17 2015
Paul Dirks, a commercial fisherman and life-long resident of the Aleutian Islands, died unexpectedly on June 13, 2015, at the age of 34. Paul was born in Anchorage, Alaska on July 27, 1980. He attended school in Atka and Unalaska, and earned his G.E.D. Fishing was in Paul’s blood and he made his living in the manner of his ancestors, on the Bering Sea. He fished halibut, cod, salmon, and crab, and his first job was on the F/V Arctic Dawn with the Helgevold family. He also was a crewmember on the F/V Erla-N when it was a Deadliest Catch© vessel. Paul was a crewmember of the F/V Pacific Sounder at the time of his death. (Read full obituary)