Arts & Culture

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Over ninety Unalaskans escaped the blustery weekend weather to tee off at the 3rd annual Unalaska Library Mini Golf Night on Saturday at 7pm. 

Participants played their way through a handcrafted nine-hole course, each with it’s own unique theme dreamt up by library assistants Maricela Rodriguez and AnnaMarie Ammons. Hole themes varied from Dr. Seuss to Alice in Wonderland to a rock n’ roll themed hole, complete with inflatable guitar obstacles.  

Chrissy Roes/KUCB

A first-time racer has set a new record for Unalaska's Ballyhoo Mountain Run.

On Saturday, Joanna "JJ" Hinderberger conquered the peak in 31 minutes and 18 seconds, shaving 17 seconds off the women's record set by Beatriz Dietrick two years ago.

"I'm feeling very good! Very tired," said Hinderberger at the finish line. "That's a tough run, for sure."

Going into the race, Hinderberger said she had no expectations of breaking the record. She had never even hiked up the 1,600-foot summit.

Zoe Sobel/KUCB

This summer marks the start of a three-year project to restore Unalaska's Holy Ascension Cathedral and its nearby structures.

Right now, project leaders are focused on the Bishop's House. It has sat idle since a previous renovation effort stalled out about 15 years ago.

"It's just been sitting here getting stale," said Al Williams, a retired preservation specialist who spent 34 years with the National Parks Service. "I'm working right now at trying to button up the exterior."

Duck, Duck, Go!

Jul 6, 2018
Courtesy Frank Kelty

The Annual Ballyhoo Lions Club Duck Race is one of Unalaska’s most-anticipated Fourth of July events. Immediately after the parade, spectators rushed to the river to see who'd take home prize money and bragging rights. 

The winners are as follows:

4th of July Theme

1. Unalaska Fleet Coop

2. Rappe Hydema

3. Aleutian Sable

 

Corporate Theme

1. Pacific Coast Marine

2. Museum of the Aleutians

3. Westward Seafoods

 

Corporate Duck Race

Issued June 6, 2018

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