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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.

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.

Unalaska 6th Graders Prepare for College

Dec 3, 2015

When Amber Wood isn't on the court coaching, she can be found in the 6th grade classroom helping coach the Unalaska 6th graders on some tactics to help them start preparing for college. She and school counselor Teri Morris lead a program called Kids 2 College, which is promoted by the Alaska Commission for Post-Secondary Education, and brings early college awareness and college-going culture to sixth grade students. This is the second year the Unalaska City School District has participated in the program. 

Local Turkey Trot Raises Funds for Charity

Nov 27, 2015
Liam Andersen

  The annual Turkey Trot: Gobble, Gobble, Run & Wobble for St Jude’s Children’s Hospital has been a tradition for Unalaska. Organized by the Parks, Culture and Recreation, rain, hail, or shine, this fun 5K run has seen many runner, trotters, and walkers. Unlike other runs, the winner is not the first ones to cross the finish line, but those who raised the most donations for St Jude Children’s. 1st place for fundraising went to: Cheyenne Campbell and Bernadette Namasivayam who received a Turkey.

  The last week of October, Resolve Marine and various local agencies in Unalaska welcomed Todd Duke from 1-Call Alaska who led training for the local shipboard emergency response team.

1-Call Alaska is a joint venture between Resolve Marine Group and the National Response Corporation. They operate an alternative planning criteria for vessel response plans under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990: a regulation that was a result of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

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