The Russian military is running naval exercises in the Bering Sea, and the U.S. Coast Guard is keeping watch. The Coast Guard Cutter Kimball is patrolling an area along the U.S./Russia Maritime Boundary Line as Russian vessels perform various tactile exercises.
Unalaska firefighters joined local students on Monday to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. About 100 students completed 117 round trips up and down the city school bleachers — the distance it would take to ascend the 110 stories of the Twin Towers.
The third annual Bunker Hill Endurance Challenge took place earlier this month after a weather-related delay. Thirteen participants raced up and down the hill as many times as they could within six hours. But this year, no one won.
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, suicide is a major public health concern in the United States. In Alaska, state and tribal organizations report that suicide rates are increasing.
The community convened over food and entertainment in the last hurrah of the season.