MOUNT BALLYHOO

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Unalaska police are partnering with the FBI as they continue investigating last month's fatal crash on Mount Ballyhoo.

Two local high school students were killed when a truck plunged off the cliffside and fell about 900 feet to the shoreline below.

The cause of the crash is still unclear. But as KUCB's Laura Kraegel reports, authorities say they hope to have an explanation by the end of June.

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A first-time racer has set a new record for Unalaska's Ballyhoo Mountain Run.

On Saturday, Joanna "JJ" Hinderberger conquered the peak in 31 minutes and 18 seconds, shaving 17 seconds off the women's record set by Beatriz Dietrick two years ago.

"I'm feeling very good! Very tired," said Hinderberger at the finish line. "That's a tough run, for sure."

Going into the race, Hinderberger said she had no expectations of breaking the record. She had never even hiked up the 1,600-foot summit.

Ballyhoo Mountain Run Crowns New Champions

Jul 17, 2017
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The Ballyhoo Mountain Run crowned new champions on Saturday. 

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#722LIFE. MORGENTHUGS.

That statement has been splashed across the side of a World War II bunker in Unalaska, leaving some residents outraged on social media.

On a rare sunny day in March, Dmitri Dane hiked up the back side of Mount Ballyhoo, where military structures from World War II still look out over the Bering Sea.

"It’s amazing," said Dane. "You can see the mountain range, you can see Hog Island, and the bunkers are on the very edge of the cliff.”

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