Arts & Culture

Arts and culture reporting on news and community topics. Arts and culture coverage is occasionally submitted by community members.

Joanne Vilamor

The PCR coordinated a Labor Day Softball Tournament this year that was held at Kelty Field over the first three days of September.

PCR employees Cynthia Drayton and Carlos Tayag coordinated the event and Tayag said it has been a few years since Unalaska has seen a summer softball tournament.  “This year was well attended, both in terms of participants and spectators,” Tayag said. He added that Mayor Kelty was pleased to see a tournament resurgence and offered Tayag and his crew gratitude for “bringing softball back to the island.”

A new radio program celebrating the extraordinary youth in Unalaska will be debuting on KUCB 89.7FM beginning on September 5th at 3:30pm. Conceived and hosted by Amanda Greaves, “Kids Talk” will highlight youth on the island who are contributing to our community in a positive way.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Unalaska students are back at school Tuesday, including 5-year-old Stephen Black.

Over the past year, he's prepared for Eagle's View Elementary Achigaalux by accepting the library's challenge to read "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten."

He submitted his final reading log last week and became the first Unalaskan to accomplish the feat.

"Triceratops, Diplodocus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and also Spinosaurus …"

Stephen Black is browsing Unalaska's public library, picking out books and naming all the dinosaurs he knows.

Albert Burnham

The Bobby Johnson Summer Bay Classic took place Saturday, August 4th at 1:30pm. This annual half marathon is a memorial to the late Bobby Johnson. This year twenty athletes participated. 

Berett Wilber/KUCB

Get ready, golfers.

This weekend is KUCB's annual Tundra Golf Classic, where Unalaskans play 18 holes in Pyramid Valley.

KUCB's Laura Kraegel spoke with General Manager Lauren Adams to learn more about the fundraiser.

The Tundra Golf Classic runs Aug. 4 and 5. Call 581-1888 to register your team and sign up for a tee time, or just drop by for mini-golf, contests, and a bonfire.

All proceeds go toward TV and radio operations at Unalaska Community Broadcasting.