Hope McKenney, KUCB - Unalaska


Dutch Harbor remains nation’s top fishing port for volume

Dutch Harbor's value for fish landings went up by $9 million between 2017 and 2018. But it went up by $41 million in Naknek.

21-year-old Unalaska snowmachiner dies in avalanche

Trey Henning was buried in the avalanche and later recovered from the site near the quarry on Overland Drive. In a statement, the Department of Public Safety said life-saving measures were unsuccessful.

NTSB releases preliminary report on Medevac plane crash in Unalaska

While the early findings establish some of the facts surrounding the Jan. 16 crash, the chief of the NTSB's Alaska Regional Office said it's too soon to pinpoint the cause.

Activity decreases at Shishaldin Volcano following months of unrest

Following a series of flight-canceling explosions, activity at Shishaldin Volcano has decreased over the past three weeks.

After car trouble on a rural road, an Unalaska teenager dies of hypothermia

The state medical examiner has ruled hypothermia as the cause of death of Alexis Magalong, an 18-year-old high school senior who was found dead Saturday near Unalaska's Summer Bay.

Crew of cargo ship from China to remain onboard in Unalaska due to coronavirus quarantine

The U.S. Coast Guard is taking precautionary measures with the 711-foot boat in light of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China

When the Scandies Rose sunk west of Kodiak, he survived. Now he’s grappling with losing his crewmates.

Dean Gribble describes it as a "whirlwind" — everything that happened between 10 p.m. on Dec. 31, when the crew hit the mayday button, and 2 a.m. on New Year's Day, when he and Lawler were rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard swimmer.

6.2 Magnitude earthquake felt in Adak

The 6.2 earthquake struck about 50 miles from Adak around 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Ash falls on False Pass after Shishaldin sends volcanic plume 30,000 feet

An eruption at Shishaldin Volcano – located on Unimak Island about 23 miles southwest of the community of False Pass – intensified Sunday, generating an ash-rich volcanic plume that was drifting to the south-southeast.

As LifeMed plane lingers In Unalaska Bay, Resolve Marine prepares for recovery

The King Air Beechcraft aircraft went down about 100 feet northwest of the end of the Unalaska Airport runway with a LifeMed pilot, paramedic, and nurse on board. All three were rescued from a life raft and sustained no serious injuries.

Jet fuel leaks into Unalaska Bay after LifeMed crash; Plane carried 500 gallons

"An unknown amount of Jet A fuel has been released at this time," the DEC said in a written statement.

Three rescued by boat after LifeMed plane crashes in Unalaska

All three passengers on board have been evacuated

Unrest At Shishaldin Volcano increases, sending an ash cloud 27,000 feet, triggering aviation warnings

The volcano - 58 miles southwest of Cold Bay – began erupting again Tuesday morning, sending an ash cloud 27,000 feet.

Scientists continue to monitor Shishaldin Volcano’s ongoing rumbling in the Aleutians

No other signs of unrest were observed over the weekend. The alert level remains at "watch."

Seaman accused of murdering shipmate in Unalaska faces court martial for murder

Ethan Tucker, 21, is charged with the January 2019 death of 19-year-old Seaman Ethan Kelch.

Rescuers describe deteriorating conditions as they responded to crab boat sinking off Alaska Peninsula

UNALASKA -- The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search on Wednesday evening for five people feared lost after their 130-foot fishing boat sank on New Year's Eve near Sutwik Island, off the Alaska Peninsula.

GCI applies to bring fiber optic to Aleutian communities

The proposed project would bring fiber optic cable from Kodiak to Unalaska, spanning approximately 428 miles.

Ravn postpones Unalaska community meeting to focus on ‘A’ season travel

Ravn and Alaska Airlines had been planning to hold a public meeting on the island in early December amid intense community criticism over their handling of air service in the wake of October's fatal plane crash.

Makushin Volcano could provide energy to Unalaska

The Ounalashka Corporation and Fairbanks-based Chena Power, LLC have formed a company to develop a geothermal project at Makushin Volcano.

RavnAir announces flight schedule for Unalaska following deadly crash

In a statement on Monday, Ravn officials said the new schedule includes as many as 17 flights per week, with as many as seven flights per day for the "upcoming peak travel period" during the holidays and busy winter fishing season.