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Annie Ropeik, KUCB - Unalaska

Annie Ropeik is a reporter for KUCB in Unalaska.

Eagle Wreaks Havoc Inside Unalaska Ship Supply Store

Eagle Wreaks Havoc Inside Unalaska Ship Supply Store

Alaska Ship Supply had an unwelcome customer for about three hours Wednesday night — a bald eagle, which flew in a loading door around 6 p.m. and refused to leave. The juvenile bird flapped around the store for about three hours before state troopers and employees were able to get it out.

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December 19, 2013

Coast Guard Crew Member Dies After Injury During November Rescue

A Coast Guard petty officer has died after being injured during a rescue in the Eastern Aleutians in November.

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December 18, 2013
Photo courtesy of KUCB - Unalaska.

At Reopened Museum of the Aleutians, A Focus On Storytelling

The Museum of the Aleutians in Unalaska re-opened recently after five months of renovations. The space has been transformed in an effort to tell the whole story of the chain.

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December 17, 2013

Hovercraft To Be Replaced With Helicopter At Akutan Airport

For more than a year, getting in and out of Akutan has meant taking a hovercraft. The vessel ferries passengers to and from the island’s airport. But high costs and inconsistent service have sent the Aleutians East Borough looking for a better solution. Now, they think they’ve found one.

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December 10, 2013

Late Start for Flu Shots Causes Concern

The Lower 48 has been on the offensive against the flu virus for weeks. But in Unalaska, most people didn’t have access to vaccines until late November. An attempt to tailor flu prevention around Unalaska’s unique population didn’t go over well with locals.

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December 3, 2013

State Proposes Changes to Oil Spill Response Plan

State officials were in Unalaska on Friday to talk about a proposal pre-authorizing the use of chemical dispersants on oil spills in Alaska waters.

November 25, 2013
Map from Alaska Department of Fish & Game.

Tanner Crab Fishery Closed for 2014 Season

State officials announced this week that the tanner crab fishery would not open for the 2014 seasons in the eastern Aleutian Islands. But Unalaska’s small boat fishermen think they’ve found a way to expand the fishery — in an area that’s been closed for two decades.

November 20, 2013

Dinner Raises $20,000 For Typhoon Relief

Residents braved chilly weather on Saturday for a home-cooked Filipino dinner — and a chance to support the local Fil-Am Association’s typhoon relief efforts.

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November 19, 2013
Stimson Back In Service After Maintenance In Unalaska

Stimson Back In Service After Maintenance In Unalaska

The Alaska State Troopers’ largest patrol vessel is back in service after an engine upgrade in its home port of Dutch Harbor. The patrol vessel Stimson was out of commission for 10 days earlier this month during the overhaul.

November 15, 2013
Estimated 6,000 Gallons Of Diesel Spilled From Arctic Hunter

Estimated 6,000 Gallons Of Diesel Spilled From Arctic Hunter

Two weeks after the Arctic Hunter ran aground outside Unalaska, state officials are estimating that the boat has released up to 6,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the water.

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November 13, 2013
Big Blue' aboard the F/V Farwest Leader. Credit: Annie Ropeik

‘Big Blue’ Fire Truck Departs Unalaska For St. George

A big blue fire truck is on its way from Unalaska to the Pribilof island of St. George. The truck has been ready to go for almost a year, but until now, the two communities had no way to move it. They found their solution in a crab boat.

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November 11, 2013
F/V Arctic Hunter Begins To Shed Debris

F/V Arctic Hunter Begins To Shed Debris

Rough weather is taking a toll on the grounded fishing vessel Arctic Hunter, which has been stuck on the rocks outside Unalaska since last Friday. The 93-foot crab boat has survived a series of storms this week without breaking apart. But salvagers haven’t been able to work on the vessel since last weekend.

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November 7, 2013

No Foul Play Suspected in Unalaska Woman’s Death

Misty King, 40, was found dead during a welfare check at her home in Unalaska on Friday.

November 5, 2013
Photo by Jennifer Shockley.

Crews Remove Fuel From Grounded F/V Arctic Hunter

The fishing vessel Arctic Hunter weathered a string of storms over the weekend. The 93-foot crab boat is resting on the rocks outside Morris Cove, where it’s been partially submerged since Friday.

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November 4, 2013

F/V Arctic Hunter Runs Aground Near Unalaska

A fishing vessel ran aground outside Unalaska early this morning. The Arctic Hunter, a 93-foot crab boat, was leaving town to start a fishing trip when it wrecked around 3:45 a.m.

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November 1, 2013