Laura Kraegel, KUCB - Unalaska

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Laura Kraegel covers Unalaska and the Aleutian Islands for KUCB . Originally from Chicago, she first came to Alaska to work at KNOM, reporting on Nome and the Bering Strait Region. (laura@kucb.org / 907.581.6700)

Is Bogoslof Volcano done erupting?

Bogoslof Volcano is back at a low-level “advisory” for the first time since it began erupting more than three months ago. Listen now

Air Force destroys World War II shell discovered in Unalaska

The U.S. Air Force made a special visit to Unalaska Tuesday (April 4) after a hiker found unexploded ordnance from World War II. A bomb squad destroyed the artillery shell in a controlled explosion. Listen now

Unalaska terminates new fire chief charged with sexual assault in Illinois

The man hired to serve as Unalaska’s new fire chief has been fired after he was charged with sexual assault in Illinois. Listen now

Railway demolition unearths new discoveries from World War II

About 75 years ago, the U.S. Navy built a marine railway in Unalaska. It was basically an underwater railroad that helped the military haul boats out of the Bering Sea during World War II. Listen now

UPDATE: Coast Guard calls off search for missing crabbing vessel passengers

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Two days after a fishing vessel went missing in the Bering Sea, U.S. Coast Guard officials say there’s been no sign of the ship -- or the six people onboard -- since searchers found its emergency beacon Saturday afternoon.

3 rescued near Akutan after fishing vessel takes on water

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Three people were rescued Monday (Feb. 13) morning after their fishing vessel ran aground near Akutan Harbor. Listen now

Due to damaged reservoir, St. George Island waits for water delivery

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St. George Island is waiting on an emergency water delivery after falling ice damaged the community’s reservoir yesterday (Feb. 6). Listen now

Volcanic ash falls on Unalaska in Bogoslof’s longest eruption yet

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After more than two dozen explosions, Bogoslof Volcano has finally dropped ash on Unalaska. Listen now

Another eruption and growing unrest for Aleutian volcanoes

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One Aleutian volcano has erupted again, and another is showing signs of life. Bogoslof Volcano erupted early Tuesday morning, continuing a series of explosions that date back to mid-December. Listen now

Puffin die-off on St. Paul Island may point to larger ecosystem problems

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In the past two months, 300 dead puffins have washed up on St. Paul Island, alarming residents who had only seen six carcasses over the last decade. Listen Now

Exito sinking victim search called off

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The U.S. Coast Guard has called off the search for two people who went missing Tuesday after their ship sank north of Unalaska. Listen Now

Two missing after vessel sinks near Dutch Harbor

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Two people are missing after a commercial fishing vessel sank near Unalaska Tuesday night, forcing crew members to abandon ship. Listen Now

Coast Guard still investigating what sank the Alaska Juris

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It's been four months since the F/V Alaska Juris sank in the Bering Sea, and the U.S. Coast Guard is still trying to figure out why its engine room flooded, forcing 46 crew-members to abandon ship near Kiska Island. Listen Now 

Too close to call Unalaska municipal ballots for mayor, marijuana after record voter turnout

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The polls have closed, but it's still too close to call for half of Unalaska's municipal races.

Dead body discovered in Unalaska Creek

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Police are investigating after a dead body was discovered Monday in Unalaska's Ruth Rock Creek at the end of Captains Bay. Listen now

Museum of the Aleutians reopens after yearlong closure

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The Museum of the Aleutians has officially reopened in Unalaska — after a scandal closed the space for nearly a year.

Scientists have increased alert level for Pavlof Volcano

Scientists have increased the alert level for Pavlof Volcano for the second time this month. On Thursday, the Alaska Peninsula volcano showed signs of low-level eruptive activity, prompting officials to raise its alert level from "advisory" to "watch." Listen now

Where are the herring? Unalaska’s fishery remains on hold while seiners search

The commercial herring fishery is on hold in Unalaska — because no one can find the fish.

Fishing vessel takes on water near Adak

The United States Coast Guard said the Alaska Juris, a 229 foot fishing vessel, was reported to be taking on water this afternoon in the Aleutians. The Coast Guard reports 46 people in survival suits abandoned ship in three life rafts. As of 4 p.m., the Coast Guard was on the way to the ship which was 174 miles from Adak. Listen now

A closer look at the ship bringing high-speed internet to Western Alaska

Western Alaska just got one step closer to high-speed internet. Listen now