Chrissy Roes

Arts & Culture Producer

Chrissy worked as the Arts & Culture Director from 2015 until she moved away from the community in 2019.  She now works with us as a consultant, producer, and video editor on special projects.

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Chris DiGiro/PCR

The City of Unalaska's Department of Parks, Culture, and Recreation (PCR) held its first youth "TRY-athlon" on Saturday, Sept. 14, starting at the aquatics center.

The race was designed to help athletes between kindergarten and twelfth grade practice all three disciplines of a classic triathlon. Eight racers participated.

The "youth" division racers began with a 150-yard swim, followed that with a four-mile bike ride, and finished with a one-mile run down East Broadway Ave. There was also a "tiny tikes" division, in which athletes completed about half of those distances. 

Matt Scott

The 2019 Bobby Johnson Summer Bay Classic took place Saturday, August 10th beginning at the intersection in front of the community center. This annual half marathon is a memorial to the late Bobby Johnson and this year eight runners and three cyclists participated. 

The weather was slightly foggy but relatively warm for athletes as they made their way over Overland Drive and around Summer Bay Lake. The race began at 2pm for the long distance runners. The first place runner finished in a little over an hour and 52 minutes.

KUCB Staff

Wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour couldn't stop more than 50 Unalaskans from tearing up the tundra last weekend at KUCB’s annual fundraiser, the Tundra Golf Classic.

 

At a preliminary count, KUCB had 23 corporate sponsors this year and brought in more than $13,000 from sponsorships, team fees, and skills contests. 

 

Karen Kresh

The Unalaska Public Library's fourth annual Mini Golf Night was last Saturday, July 27.

Around 50 participants played their way through a handcrafted nine-hole course, each hole with its own unique theme dreamt up by library staff, led by Library Assistant AnnaMarie Ammons.

Hole themes varied from Star Wars to superheroes to Halloween, which included a giant spider and a specter hanging from a hat rack.

Nichel Kernin/PCR

Thirty-eight athletes participated in the two-mile Summer Solstice Run last Friday, starting at the Carl E. Moses Boat Harbor.  

For the first time in several years, the sun made a prominent showing for the race, organized by Unalaska's Department of Parks, Culture, and Recreation.

PCR Sports Recreation Coordinator Chris DiGiro said the weather was "fairly warm" and that the majority of racers signed up beforehand, which was helpful for the staff.

"It really helps make on-site registration quicker for everybody," said DiGiro.

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