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

   Cade Terada and Brian Conwell, traveled along with 19 other youth from across the state to Chugiak, Alaska to attend an Alaska Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA) summit.

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The Museum of the Aleutians has officially reopened after a scandal closed the space for nearly a year.

Last week, new Executive Director Dr. Neal Hitch announced the museum has set regular hours for the first time since last fall, when the former director resigned after items from the collection were found in her home.

In his first month on the job, Hitch has reopened the museum gradually — allowing visitors during cruise ship and ferry stops, even though the building's technically been closed.

The Unalaska Raiders cross country team was on the road one last time this past weekend before their final home race of the season on September 17th at Kelty Field starting at 10:15am. They had yet another strong showing at the Seward Invitational at Seward High School and the New Balance 3K Flight Race at Russian Jack Golf Course in Anchorage. None of the Raider runners have run either course before so it was a good experience learning about race strategies and some new courses around the state.  

The Bobby Johnson Summer Bay Classic took place Saturday, September 3rd starting at 2pm. This annual half marathon is a memorial to the late Bobby Johnson and this year 21 athletes participated. 

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Unalaska's Aquatic Center is reopening this weekend after six months of renovations.

While the swimming pool its​elf remains the same, Aquatics Manager Brina Lynch said the area has been upgraded with new start​ing blocks, a new scoreboard with a touch-pad timing system, and new speake​rs.

Those improvements should help the Raiders swim team and its supporters, according to Lynch.

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