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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.

Suzi Golodoff

Twenty one adults and five kids, in nine parties, counted birds from daylight until dusk, by foot, by car and by kayak on December 27, 2015, as part of the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count effort.   We covered a combined 36 miles of territory within the Unalaska Island Count Circle.   Our count day weather was decent (having postponed while a gale whipped through) with temperatures at 39F, light southerly winds and rain holding off until afternoon.  Lakes, rivers and ponds were mostly unfrozen.

Operation Santa

Dec 31, 2015

"Operation Santa" put on by the Ballyhoo Lions Club has been in place for 25 years and this holiday season marked another successful year for the event. The Lions Club held a raffle drawing in November and proceeds from the fundraiser were able to cover the cost of Operation Santa gifts, and add to their scholarship fund for graduating seniors. 

There were over 170 attendees at the 2015 Firefighters' Ball held at the Grand Aleutian Hotel in Early December. It was the 17th year the Unalaska chapter of the Alaska State Firefighters Association has hosted the ball.

There was a buffet dinner, dancing, raffles and a silent auction.

Fire Chief Zac Schasteen said the event raised approximately $14,000 for the Unalaska Fire and EMS Department.

Shop With A Cop

Dec 20, 2015

On December 17th the Alaska Peace Officer Association- Aleutian Islands Chapter held their annual “Shop with a Cop” event.

Eagle’s View Elementary School selected 4 children to participate this year. The children were picked up at the school by 2 police officers, an Alaska State Trooper and other Public Safety personnel in police cars, and a fire truck. They were then taken to Safeway and Alaska Ship Supply to buy gifts for their family for the holiday season. 

Unalaska City School held the  8th annual Poetry Out Loud competition in the high school auditorium Monday, December 14th.  Spearheaded by English teacher Amy Purevsuren, there were over 40 participants this year.

Students took the stage with a memorized poem of their choice and preformed it for an audience of students, staff and families. Their presentations were then assessed by four judges who announced the 

winners at the end of the event.

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