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Ballyhoo Mountain Run Crowns New Champions

Jul 17, 2017
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The Ballyhoo Mountain Run crowned new champions on Saturday. 

Courtesy of Roger Blakeley

Unalaska has a new Director of Parks, Culture, and Recreation (PCR).

Roger Blakeley took on the top job in early January, and now he oversees the city’s community center, aquatics center, and library.

Originally from Utah, Blakeley began his career as a park ranger in Eugene, Oregon. He patrolled the Willamette River Greenway in a jet boat, exploring far-flung corners of the state park and fishing along the way.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

The City of Unalaska has hired a new director of Parks, Culture, and Recreation (PCR).

In a statement released Friday, city officials announced Roger Blakeley was chosen after a nationwide search that began in September.

Blakeley has 25 years of experience working in parks and recreation. He mostly recently led the departments in Johnson City, Tennessee and Alexandria, Virginia.

Chrissy Roes/KUCB

The City of Unalaska is looking for a new Director of Parks, Culture, and Recreation. That's because current director D. Tyrell McGirt has res​igned after a decade on the island.

"It's time," said McGirt. "I'm moving into the next chapter of my life, I'm getting married in December, and my fiancé and I are looking to start the next chapter of our lives in a place that's new and different for both of us."