Arts & Culture

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

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Unalaska schools reopened today under the Unalaska City School District's Smart Start 2020 plan. The district is holding a "soft opening" with a limited number of students attending classes for the first three days. 

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Unalaska's Community Center is planning to open registration for after-school programs later this week, although officials say an exact date has not yet been finalized. 

Albert Burnham, recreation manager with the Department of Parks, Culture, and Recreation said after much deliberation, consideration of health regulations in response to the coronavirus, and discussion with the city, he and PCR staff have decided to go ahead with modified programs that will take place at Eagle's View Elementary Achigaalux and Unalaska High School. 

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Over the weekend, the Qawalangin Tribe helped paint obstacles and activities at the  Eagle's View Elementary Achigaalux playground. The painted courses are intended to help students maintain social distancing while outside, as a means to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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In the wake of recent tsunami warnings across Coastal Alaska, and especially here in Unalaska, where over half of the city's tsunami sirens aren't functioning, emergency preparedness has been on the minds of many Alaskans.

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The Ballyhoo Mountain Run wrapped up last Friday, and—while no records were broken this year—according to Chris DiGiro, sports coordinator for Unalaska's Department of Parks, Culture, and Recreation, the event brought a good turnout of participants.

"It was a solid turnout in terms of people who registered," said DiGiro. "We had the same amount of people who registered this year as we had last year. So I mean, that's fantastic."