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Arts & Culture

Arts and culture reporting on news and community topics. Arts and culture coverage is occasionally submitted by community members.

Chrissy Roes

Last Saturday, September 23rd, athletes of all ages gathered at the Aquatics Center to begin the PCR sponsored 2017 Unalaska Triathlon.

The Tiny Tikes started off the event at 1:30pm, with Deklan Nettleton taking first with a total time of 00:17:43.

The Youth Division was up next with teammates Jordan Mahoney, Lucy Bagley and Hedya Whitaker securing first place with a time of 00:40:13.

The 2017 Bobby Johnson Summer Bay Classic

Sep 14, 2017

The 2017 Bobby Johnson Summer Bay Classic took place Saturday, September 9th beginning at the intersection in front of the community center at 10:30am. This annual half marathon is a memorial to the late Bobby Johnson and this year 9 runners and 6 bikers participated. 

According to PCR Recreation Coordinator Korey Ayers, the weather was agreeable for the athletes as they made their way over Overland Drive and around Summer Bay Lake.

Zoë Sobel/KUCB

What do you want from Unalaska’s library? What does the library do well? What could it do better?

Those were a few of the questions posed to 30 Unalaskans at the first public meeting assessing what users think could make the library better meet the needs of the community.

Overall, community members were vocal about their support for the library staff and services. But there was one overwhelming concern.

Joanne Villamor

 

      Last weekend, on Friday September 1st, the Unalaska Raider Swim Team had their first meet of the year at our very own Aquatics Center. Some exciting new technology has been added to the pool including an electronic screen with swimmers’ names and their times as they swim. All of the swimmers’ times start with the beep of the speaker. Then, when they finish, they touch a metal pad that records their time and displays it on the screen overhead. Backup timers are present to make sure that swimmers’ times aren’t lost if a malfunction occurs.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

An international group of cold water swimmers traveled to Unalaska last week in commemoration of the 220th birthday of Father Ivan Veniaminov.

The Russian and Chinese athletes are swimming relays that stretch across the area Veniaminov served as a Russian Orthodox missionary in the early nineteenth century.

Later canonized as Saint Innocent, Veniaminov is recognized for having a good relationship with the Unangan people during his time in the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands. He learned several dialects of Unangam Tunuu and created an alphabet for the native language.

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