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Talk of the Town

The community of Unalaska is a busy place to live.  Our community calendar is full of events and activities.  Talk of the Town is your source for coverage of community events and sports.  KUCB staff writes many of the stories, but we also accept contributions from community members for this section of our website.  Talk of the Town stories are often used on Flash! Unalaska, our weekly television show.  If you'd like to submit a story to Talk of the Town, contact Chrissy.

Jeff Dickrell / UCSD

Last weekend, nineteen students from Unalaska City High School traveled to Anchorage to compete in the Russian, Spanish, and German Language competitions. Mrs. Galena Roraback, the school’s foreign language teacher, accompanied the students along with two other advisors. Mrs. Roraback has worked hard all year to teach and prepare the students, and is glad that students are able to finally show their knowledge of their respective languages.

Lauren Adams / KUCB

Last Tuesday, expert spellers from the Elementary School and Junior High met in the high school gym to compete in the annual UCSD Spelling Bee.

The judges were Lauren Adams, Billie Jo Gehring, and Danielle Whittern. Mary Heimes was the pronouncer. Fifth grade teacher Josh Good organized the bee and read the spelling bee rules to the participants.

KUCB File Photo

The Aleutian Region and Pribilof Islands Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is seeking a Council Member to fill the recently vacated “elected local official” seat on the committee. The LEPC, which includes the communities of Unalaska, Atka, Adak, St. Paul and St. George, is mandated to develop and review emergency response plans and provide information about to our citizenry about chemicals in our communities. The LEPC meets quarterly, and also participates in Spring and Fall Preparedness Conferences and various outreach activities. The vacant seat has a two-year term.

Chrissy Roes / KUCB

Despite the chilly 25-degree temperature, twenty-nine brave athletes ventured out to Front Beach on Sunday, February 19th for the 2017 Polar Bear Run.

Runners gathered promptly at 1:30pm on Front Beach Road, mostly forgoing traditional race warm-ups to stay warm indoors or in cars. 

Runners, trotters and walkers took off down Front Beach Road for about 1.6 miles before turning around at landfill to complete the 5K race. Waiting at the finish line were friendly faces from the PCR alongside our favorite Polar Bear mascot, Clarence.

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Unalaska's preschool program held their annual fundraiser, the Ice Cream Social, on Sunday, February 12th.  Follow the link below to see Channel 8's coverage of the event.

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