Hope McKenney, KUCB - Unalaska


Sand Point loses half of police force

The police force of just five normally works on a two-week shift

Scientists say Unalaskans don’t need to worry, despite recent earthquakes near Makushin volcano

Over the past two weeks, several tremors have shaken Unalaska, but scientists say there isn't any current need to panic.

Following a series of earthquakes, Unalaska tested its tsunami sirens. Half failed.

Only three of the seven tsunami sirens in the Aleutian community worked, despite high seismic activity in the last week.

After fears, crew of American Seafoods vessel tests negative for COVID-19 in Unalaska

Over 100 asymptomatic crew members tested positive on three of the seafood company's other factory trawlers.

King Cove confirms first local case of COVID-19 in seafood industry worker

Henry Mack, mayor of the 900-person town, said the individual is an employee at the huge Peter Pan Seafoods plant.

Tustumena crew member tests positive for COVID-19, passengers quarantined

The Tustumena ferry’s sailings were canceled after a crew member tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday.

COVID-19 cases for Unalaska fish processor rise to 3

Unalaska officials have reported a third local case of COVID-19, after announcing the city's first two Wednesday.

Seafood industry workers test positive for COVID-19, marking first confirmed cases in Unalaska

The City of Unalaska has confirmed its first local cases of COVID-19. Two seafood industry workers tested positive for the virus on Wednesday.

86 crew members on American Seafoods trawler test positive for COVID-19

Eighty-six crew members of an American Seafoods trawler have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a press release from the seafood company Sunday night. Nine tests are still outstanding.

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.