Laura Kraegel, KUCB - Unalaska
The U.S. Coast Guard is considering civil penalties against the owners of the F/V Destination — the crab boat that capsized two years ago in the Bering Sea, killing all six crew members.
Five people were rescued safely from a life raft in the Bering Sea Friday, after their fishing vessel sank about 40 miles southwest of Unalaska.
In Unalaska, the U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the death of a crew member of the Cutter Douglas Munro.
A proposal from the state’s Department of Corrections would allow four inmates to work at an Unalaska fish processing plant. The resolution could still pass if the Unalaska City Council revisits the issue.
The state has filed charges against two Unalaska teenagers who allegedly threatened another teen with a handgun this July. That's likely all the information Unalaskans will get about the case — unless it moves to the adult court system. Listen now
This week, Unalaska is hosting an international gathering of scientists, wildlife managers and indigenous leaders — all focused on biodiversity in the circumpolar north. Listen now
One of Southwest Alaska's largest airlines will soon be up for sale. Listen now
After filing for bankruptcy protection last summer, PenAir has been ordered to sell off its assets to avoid a shutdown. Listen now
Starting next year, Unalaska retailers won't be allowed to distribute single-use plastic bags to their customers. If they do, they'll be hit with $100 fines each time. Listen now
Commissioner Brendan Carr will arrive Monday night and spend about 24 hours on the island to learn about the broadband challenges facing rural Alaska. Listen now
A crab boat that sank in the Bering Sea last winter likely capsized after the vessel became coated in hundreds of thousands of pounds of ice. Listen now
International seafood buyers are scheduled to visit Unalaska this month, but they don't hail from a massive importer like China or Japan. Listen now
Today, we hear from Martin Aure and U.S. Army veteran Paul Schaughency. Aure was sent to Seattle after the bombing of Dutch Harbor, and Schaughency spent parts of WWII on Adak. Listen now
About 24 hours after he went missing from an oil tanker, the U.S. Coast Guard is deciding whether to continue its search for a man who reportedly fell overboard in Aleutian waters.
In nearly four decades of competing, K300 mushers have endured everything from brutal cold and bare tundra to hard ice and heavy overflow. But this year, Bethel is experiencing its warmest winter ever - so warm that officials have had to contract and repeat the route to avoid open water. Listen now
Look to the farthest end of the Aleutian chain, so far west that it’s actually east, and you’ll find the Komandorski Islands of Russia. In 1867, the Alaska Purchase separated them from the rest of the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands. But today, people across the archipelago are still connected by a common history. A recent cultural exchange helped to renew those ties, bringing Russians and Alaskans together on St. Paul Island. Listen now
After a dangerous ammonia leak last winter, Kloosterboer Dutch Harbor is renovating its refrigeration system, investing in its hazmat team, and paying a $10,008 fine. Listen now