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Courtesy of Danielle Whittern

 

Unalaskans hit the ground running, headed for the creeks and bays earlier this month when the island's annual Silver Salmon Derby began. The Unalaska Department of Parks, Culture, and Recreation's event ended Sept. 14 and several prizes were awarded through daily drawings and given to participants who submitted the largest fish overall.

Courtesy of Kaye Gumera

On Saturday, the community of Unalaska joined Shayla Shaishnikoff, Camp Qungaayux̂ coordinator for the Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska, as she launched her first iqyax̂—an Unangax̂ skin-on-frame sea kayak—into Margaret Bay. 

 

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The Department of Parks, Culture, and Recreation's final summer run, the Bobby Johnson Summer Bay Classic Half Marathon wrapped up on Monday in Unalaska. The virtual race was held over the span of a month and participants were asked to submit times and tracking data virtually in order to observe local and statewide COVID-19 health mandates.

The race was split into two categories: runners and cyclists, and also included a 5K fun run—for which results were not tracked. 

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JoJo is an Unalaskan who loves hiking, loves fish, and enjoys catching up with his neighbors. In other words, he's a lot like most people on the island. The striking thing about JoJo, though, is that he's a cat.

 

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The Unalaska City School District opened its doors to students once again last month. And along with new mask-wearing, social distancing, and hand-washing measures, the district has welcomed six new teachers.

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