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Lauren Rosenthal, KUCB - Unalaska

Lauren Rosenthal is a reporter for KUCB in Unalaska.

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 - 5:06 pm

Shell Weighs Options For 2014 Arctic Drilling

Shell Oil is still weighing its options for drilling in the Arctic next year. The program would be scaled down compared to the company’s last trip north in 2012.

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October 31, 2013 - 5:39 pm
UPDATE: International Delta Flight Diverts To Cold Bay

UPDATE: International Delta Flight Diverts To Cold Bay

A Delta flight traveling from Tokyo to San Francisco made an emergency stop in the remote community of Cold Bay on Wednesday.

October 30, 2013 - 4:40 pm
Police Make 16th Arrest in Drug Investigation

Police Make 16th Arrest in Drug Investigation

Unalaska police have arrested another person in connection with alleged drug sales, and levied more charges against suspects who are already in custody.

October 30, 2013 - 10:30 am
Police seized drugs, firearms, and cash as evidence. Photo courtesy of UDPS.

As Drug Investigation Continues, Nine Defendants Appear in Court

The nine men who were arrested this week in Unalaska and charged with felony drug offenses have made their first appearances in court.

October 28, 2013 - 10:37 am

Unalaska Drug Investigation Nets Nine More Arrests

Nine people were arrested in Unalaska Wednesday during a day-long drug bust. Deputy Police Chief Michael Holman says the operation started around 12:45 p.m. and concluded around midnight. Officers executed ten search warrants, following up on new leads from an undercover investigation into drug sales over the last few months.

October 24, 2013 - 12:10 pm
Pacific Cod.

Board of Fish Approves New Bering Sea Fisheries

The Alaska Board of Fish voted to set up two new state-managed fisheries in the Aleutians at their meeting in Anchorage this week. A Pacific cod fishery will open up in the Bering Sea north of Cape Sarichef each year starting a week after the federally managed parallel fishery, and stay open until the harvest is taken or August 28.

October 24, 2013 - 12:04 pm
Permits In Hand, Crab Fleet Starts Fishing

Permits In Hand, Crab Fleet Starts Fishing

Alaska’s king crab fishing furlough is over. Most of the fleet received their quota permits from the National Marine Fisheries Service by the end of the day Thursday. NMFS employees had been furloughed during the government shutdown. They sped through the permits when they got back to work yesterday morning.

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October 18, 2013 - 4:13 pm
Magone-Resolve Tows F/V Lone Star to Unalaska

Magone-Resolve Tows F/V Lone Star to Unalaska

Almost four months after it sank near Dillingham, the fishing tender Lone Star has been lifted off the bottom and is on its way to Unalaska.

October 18, 2013 - 10:00 am

Federal Shutdown Keeps Many Crab Fishermen In Port

Today was the official opening of Alaska’s king crab season. About a half a dozen boats catching community development quota, issued by the state, got to head out and start fishing. But as KUCB’s Lauren Rosenthal reports, hundreds of other fishermen were stuck in port, waiting for the federal government to reopen and issue their crab permits.

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October 15, 2013 - 5:23 pm
Murkowski, Young Ask Dept. of Commerce to Jumpstart Crab Season

Murkowski, Young Ask Dept. of Commerce to Jumpstart Crab Season

As it stands, the Bering Sea crab harvest is on hold until fishermen receive their permits from federal government. But three Pacific Northwest congressional leaders have an idea to get the season back on schedule.

October 11, 2013 - 10:18 am

Federal Shutdown Could Delay Crab Fisheries

Fishermen are gearing up for the start of the Bering Sea’s lucrative crab season. But they may be off to a late start this year, because of the federal government shutdown.

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October 4, 2013 - 4:24 pm

Incumbent Rowland Leads Write-Ins For Unalaska City Council

Unalaska mayor Shirley Marquardt ran unopposed and secured a fourth term in office. That was the first time in over 20 years that a mayoral election has been uncontested in Unalaska.

October 2, 2013 - 9:31 am

Storm Drives F/V Chaos Aground in Unalaska Bay

High winds and rough seas drove the F/V Chaos onto the rocks outside Unalaska Friday night — and delayed a Coast Guard air rescue of the ship’s crew. Coast Guard Petty Officer Sara Mooers says the Chaos’ four crew members had to spend the night on the beach. They weren’t airlifted to town until 9 a.m. on Saturday, after the winds died down.

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September 23, 2013 - 5:59 pm
Photo by Lauren Rosenthal, KUCB - Unalaska.

AK: Salvage

For more than 30 years, Dan Magone has run around Alaska bailing out vessels in distress. In the process, he’s developed a multimillion-dollar marine salvage business – and a reputation. Magone is a daredevil to some, and a savior to others. But now, he’s the one being saved. Facing rising debt, Magone is selling his shop in Unalaska to a larger company. It’s enough to keep the lights on, but it’s going to be a big adjustment for the man at the center of Alaska’s salvage industry.

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September 20, 2013 - 5:38 pm
Magone Sells Renowned Marine Salvage Business

Magone Sells Renowned Marine Salvage Business

After 40 years in western Alaska, salvager Dan Magone is selling his namesake diving and marine rescue business. But, Magone will still be there to help when disaster strikes.

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September 6, 2013 - 4:53 pm
Shell Agrees to $1M Fine for Arctic Air Permit Violations

Shell Agrees to $1M Fine for Arctic Air Permit Violations

Shell will pay the Environmental Protection Agency $1.1 million in fines for allegedly violating air permits during their 2012 drilling season in Alaska.

September 6, 2013 - 9:19 am

State Panel Debates Arctic Policy In Unalaska

The Alaska Arctic Policy Commission has a big mandate – to figure out what kind of Arctic policy the state should have. They inched toward that goal during a meeting in Unalaska last week.

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September 3, 2013 - 5:27 pm

Unalaskans Question Funding for Arctic Research

A lot more scientific research is needed if the United States wants to beef up its presence in the Arctic. The U.S. Arctic Research Commission met in Unalaska this week to figure out what work takes priority. But as KUCB’s Lauren Rosenthal reports, locals were mostly concerned with how the government plans to pay for it all.

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August 29, 2013 - 4:51 pm
Arctic Councils Test the Waters in Unalaska

Arctic Councils Test the Waters in Unalaska

Legislators, scientists, and industry stakeholders are flocking to Unalaska this week to work out a plan for exploring the Arctic and they want input from locals. The United States Arctic Research Commission convened at Unalaska’s Grand Aleutian Hotel today. The independent agency is made up of eight commissioners with diverse backgrounds in fisheries, science, and education.

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August 26, 2013 - 6:01 pm