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Next year, the Unalaska City School District (UCSD) will draw on one third of its savings to fund a $7.7 million budget.

The board of education approved the 2019 financial plan last week, voting unanimously to tap reserve funds and ride out another shortfall.

“We’re going to end up taking $210,000 out of the fund balance, which is going to bring us down to about $400,000 left,” said board member Frank Kelty. “We don’t have a lot of money to play with.”

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The Unalaska Raiders qualified for the state basketball tournament on Friday, after winning the regional championships.

The boys' team crushed Dillingham 68-32 to earn the top seed at state. They’ll face Hooper Bay in the first round.

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The Unalaska Raiders are back in action Friday as they begin their bids for state.

Both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams are entering the Southwest Conference 2A Regional Tournament as top seeds, with byes in the first round.

"We’re fairly deep," said Boys' Coach Kent Russell. "The team has pretty lofty goals."

The boys' squad went 14-1 in the regular season. But after falling to fifth place at state last year, Russell said they're looking for redemption.

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Holly Holman has retired from the Unalaska City School District.

She said goodbye last week after 27 years as the district's business manager.

"This place, this school, this staff …  I’m just so proud to have had my daughter attend school here and to have worked with you for all these years," said Holman at a recent school board meeting

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The Unalaska Raiders have qualified for the regional basketball tournament after a perfect homestand this weekend.

The boys’ team crushed Cordova on Friday, 64-29, before claiming a closer victory on Saturday, 57-47.

They finished the regular season with a 14-1 record.

Meanwhile, the girls’ team posted a 10-5 record, finishing with two wins against Cordova. They beat the Wolverines 46-30 and 40-33.

The Raiders play next at the 2A regional tournament, starting March 8 in Anchorage. They’ll be fighting for berths to the state competition the following week.