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On Friday, Unalaskans joined the high school swim team in a community swim meet. At the event, eight community members competed against high schoolers.

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Around October every year for the last 19 years, Unalaska High School students have been wading into the Iliuliuk River, under science teacher Steven Gregory's guidance, to collect pairs of spawning salmon.

 

Last week, students in Gregory's fisheries class stretched a seine net from bank to bank, while another group waded upstream, rhythmically slapping large dip nets on the surface of the water.

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Unalaska's International Longshore and Warehouse Union is hosting a haunted house this Saturday in celebration of Halloween. This is the second year the ILWU has hosted the event.

Jeffrey Garth, vice president of the ILWU Unit 223, and ILWU state officer southwest leader Bruce Barton led me through the dispatch center next to Safeway — giving me a sneak preview of Saturday's haunted house.

 

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Today marks the opener for the 2020 red king crab fishing season. The beginning of the king crab season is always a busy time in Unalaska/Dutch Harbor, with the arrival of numerous fishermen from all over the country, as well as film and production crews with the widely known Discovery Channel television series Deadliest Catch. 

Despite the influx of fishermen and television crews, this season was a little quieter than usual due to the coronavirus pandemic and local mitigation protocol that required most fishermen to quarantine for two weeks.

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In honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day, which took place on Monday, admission to Unalaska's Museum of the Aleutians will be free to the public through Saturday. 

Museum Director Ginny Hatfield said the museum will also be celebrating the holiday through a social media campaign in an effort to decolonize the nation's history. Museum staff plan to use the campaign as a platform to speak with Indigenous people in the region, as well as Unangax̂ community members.

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