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Bringing fiber to Alaska's 'Deadliest Catch' region

GCI is doing more than going the extra mile to bring fiber to the Aleutian Chain in Alaska. In fact, it's going hundreds of extra miles below the surface of the ocean to accomplish the feat. Alaska's top service provider is making significant progress on the so-called GCI Alaska United...
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Fishing boat runs aground in the Eastern Aleutians

A 98-foot fishing boat ran aground in the Eastern Aleutians late last week. Four people were on board F/V Pacific Sounder when she got stuck on the western shore of Unimak Island — between Unalaska and the Alaska Peninsula — on the morning of June 17. The Pacific...
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Taxi driver involved in head-on collision in ‘fair’ condition

A taxi driver involved in a head-on collision in Unalaska last week is in “fair” condition, according to representatives from Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. Ron Knop was medevaced to Anchorage after his taxi-cab collided with a commercial tractor-trailer truck at the “S” curves on Airport Beach...
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Millions of pounds of fiber cable en route to Unalaska to bring high speed internet to the region

Nearly 2,000 tons of subsea fiber has begun the journey from Europe to Alaska and its eventual home on the ocean floor along the Aleutian Chain. The fiber — which is the foundation of GCI’s 800-mile Aleutians Fiber Project — would close the digital divide and bring high speed internet to homes in some of the most remote communities in the nation, including Unalaska.
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Special Edition: 80th Anniversary of the Bombing of Dutch Harbor

June 3-4, 2022 marked the 80th anniversary of the Bombing of Dutch Harbor. KUCB is grateful to share with you a never-before-heard interview with a survivor of the bombing, Unangax̂ elder Benjamin Golodoff. Lauren is a longtime resident of Unalaska. She started her time at UCB working in television...
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Nearly 2,000 tons of fiber heading to GCI for Aleutian network project

ANCHORAGE, Ala. – Almost 2,000 tons of specially-built subsea fiber has begun the journey from Europe to Alaska and its eventual home on the ocean floor along the Aleutian Chain. The fiber, the foundation of GCI's 800-mile Aleutian Fiber project, will close the digital divide and bring transformative 2 gigabit residential internet speeds to some of the most remote communities in the nation, including Unalaska, known to many reality-television fans as home to the popular show "Deadliest Catch."
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Midday Report June 1, 2022

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Kirsten Dobroth has a conversation with Senator Murkowski. A speed record was not the only thing broken at this year’s Iditarock. And an Unalaska veteran gets a gravestone after 80 years.
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Factory trawler runs aground near Unalaska airport runway

The Enterprise, a factory trawler, ran aground in Unalaska Saturday evening. The 124-foot fishing vessel ran up against the shore at the end of the runway at Tom Madsen Airport at approximately 8 p.m. Ports Director Peggy McLaughlin said the matter had been passed to the Coast Guard. Representatives from...
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Aqalix Qada episode 2: Harriet’s pickled fish

The Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska and KUCB are proud to present "Aqalix Qada!" — a traditional foods video series. The program features Unangax̂ elders and community members sharing their knowledge of traditional food preparation. "Aqalix Qada!" was filmed by Qawalangin Tribe staff members and edited by KUCB’s Kanesia McGlashan-Price. We will share new episodes on the last Friday of every month, starting in April and ending in July. In this episode, traditional foods expert Harriet Berikoff shows us how to salt and pickle fish!
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Bird flu detected in red fox and eagles found dead in Unalaska

The new strain of bird flu that arrived in Alaska with the spring migration has now been detected in a fox that died in the Aleutian Islands. Wildlife officials say the red fox, as well as eagles, found dead in the Unalaska area, were most likely feeding on birds that had died from the H5N1 avian influenza.
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UCSD approves 8% bump in teacher salaries and fewer school days for kids

Unalaska teachers will get an 8% bump in their salaries over the next three years, and they’ll also have fewer days with students. That comes after the Unalaska school board approved the new teacher contracts at a meeting Wednesday. The district will give teachers more money for professional development...
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Unalaska City Council approves agreement for city workers after hours of debate

The Unalaska City Council approved a collective bargaining agreement with the union that represents many of the city’s workers on Thursday morning. The International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 302 represents employees at City Hall, the Department of Public Works, the Department of Public Utilities and the Department of Parks, Culture and Recreation.
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Five Random Facts for Thursday 5/19/22

Here are some random facts for you: There’s a city in Alaska called Unalaska. And dogs sweat through their feet. 1. Wint-O-Green Life Savers make blue sparks in the dark when you bite on them because of “triboluminescence,” or light resulting from something being smashed. 2. There’s...
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Unalaska inks contract for interim city manager

The Unalaska City Council approved the contract for an interim city manager during a Special Council Meeting on Thursday. The city is actively recruiting to replace current manager Erin Reinders, whose contract expires at the end of the month. In the meantime, Chris Hladick will stand at the helm. He...
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