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Courtesy ECI Hyer Inc.

The City Council has hired an architect for Unalaska's library expansion.

On Tuesday, councilors awarded a $163,451 contract to ECI Hyer Inc. of Anchorage — the same firm that drafted preliminary concept designs for the project last year.

The resolution passed unanimously after testimony from Director Roger Blakeley of the Department of Parks, Culture, and Recreation. He said the selection committee received six bids.

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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.

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Unalaska’s basketball players are out of luck until August. The community center gym is closed while the floor gets resurfaced.

 

“There’s never a good time to do it," said Nick Cron, operations manager for the Department of Parks, Culture, and Recreation. "You can do it in the summer when there’s not as many people or the winter when school’s out and we’re not as busy. This time it’s going to be during the summer.”

 

Ballyhoo Mountain Run Crowns New Champions

Jul 17, 2017
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The Ballyhoo Mountain Run crowned new champions on Saturday. 

Courtesy of Roger Blakeley

Unalaska has a new Director of Parks, Culture, and Recreation (PCR).

Roger Blakeley took on the top job in early January, and now he oversees the city’s community center, aquatics center, and library.

Originally from Utah, Blakeley began his career as a park ranger in Eugene, Oregon. He patrolled the Willamette River Greenway in a jet boat, exploring far-flung corners of the state park and fishing along the way.

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