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The Alaska All State Art Competition results came out on April 18th this year, and two Unalaska City School students won awards for their work!

Sasha Rankin won 2nd place in the Multiculural Art category with her painting “How Far I’ll Go,” and Gianna Villafuerte won 3rd place in the Drawing category with a charcoal drawing entitled “What I’ll Do Tomorrow.”

Courtesy of Julia Dushkin

Eva Tcheripanoff — the last person born in the traditional village of Kashega — has died.

Tcheripanoff grew up in the small Unangan community on Unalaska Island and spent the 1930s hunting foxes, eating dry fish, and playing with homemade stone dolls.

That all changed during World War II, when Kashega was evacuated and never resettled. But she came through the upheaval and lived a long life of 90 years.

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TCHERIPANOFF (Unangam Tunuu and English): “I was born in Kashega and I used to play around.”

Newscast: 04/19/18

Apr 19, 2018

The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation is visiting the island; Unalaskans can recycle cans this Saturday for Earth Day; and HBO’s John Oliver has taken an interest in Alaska’s Blockbusters.

Kerry McNamara

The Unalaska City High School Band traveled to Anchorage last weekend to attend the Aurora Regional Music Festival at Grace Christian School. Despite some very tough competition, the band won the large ensemble category of adjudications for the fifth consecutive year in a row under director Kerry McNamara.  

The event started on Thursday with an opening concert featuring various bands and choirs from the region. Led by McNamara, the UCSD Band played Bohemian Rhapsody.

Newscast: 04/18/18

Apr 17, 2018

Eva Tcheripanoff — the last person born in Kashega — has died at age 90; Kodiak fishermen are feeling the effects of an 80 percent drop in Gulf of Alaska cod; and the Legislature will not pass the only gun control measure under consideration this session.

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