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Unalaska Hosts Dual Swim Meet with Valdez

Oct 5, 2015
D. Tyrell McGirt

  Nine swimmers from Valdez High School traveled to Unalaska for a dual swim meet with Unalaska City School October 2, 2015. The Buccaneers swim team, coached by Leo Overduyn, is led by Emily Doyel, Kassady Doyel, Josie McNelly, and Rylee Norris – four returning State swimmers from the 2014 season.

Longest Serving UPD Employee Retires

Oct 2, 2015
Pipa Escalante

Larry Dirks, Jr., the longest serving Department of Public Safety employee, retired this month after 24 years of dedicated service.  

On Monday, September 28, 2015, family and friends joined the DPS Staff for a potluck BBQ lunch at the Station, which was well attended and quite delicious.

At the celebration, DPS Director Jamie Sunderland presented Larry with an appreciation plaque, memorializing his caliber as employee, friend, and citizen. It was apparent that Larry was quite touched, and that Jamie will truly miss having him on the job. 

Jan Newkirk Wins Blueberry Bash 2015

Sep 29, 2015
Cathy Jordan

The 2015 Blueberry Bash was held on September 27 at the high school small gym. Unalaska/Port of Dutch Harbor Convention and Visitors Bureau host the scrumptuous affair and they were happy to pull it off on the heels of the large cruise ship event.

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