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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.

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.

Joanne Villamor / UCSD

The male staff at Unalaska City School is once again sporting an inordinate amount of mustaches. It’s that time of year again, and November has been re-dubbed as MO-vember to support and raise awareness for health issues facing men.

Crab Pot Tourney Preps Raiders for Volleyball Regionals

Nov 16, 2015
Karie Wilson / UCSD

Four UCS high school teams and four junior high teams competed in the Unalaska Crab Pot volleyball tournament over the weekend. This 8-team double elimination tournament stretched over two days. The championship match was an exciting battle between the boy’s high school team, which was a mix of teachers and students, and the Raider varsity team. The boys emerged victorious after 5 sets.

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