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Traditions new and old celebrated at 25th annual Camp Qungaayux̂

It’s a cool, cloudy morning at Humpy Cove, and inside the main tent at Camp Qungaayux̂, dancers are taking the stage. About a dozen kids are doing Chagix. This Atka dance tells the story of a successful halibut fishing trip, and it’s been taught at Camp Q every summer for the past 25 years.
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Cargo ship snags very old anchor in Bristol Bay

A very old anchor showed up at the dock in Unalaska last weekend. The refrigerated cargo ship Orange Sea had been anchored in Bristol Bay, taking on salmon. And when it heaved up its own anchor, another one came up attached to it, said Andy Pillon, the terminal manager for the cold storage company Kloosterboer. The anchor was dropped off at Kloosterboer last Saturday.
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Newscast: 08/09/22

The Qawalangin Tribe hosted the 25th annual Camp Qungaayux̂ last week in Unalaska; the 2022 Alaska Federation of Natives convention will be in-person for the first time in three years this fall; and the Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak finds a new way to reduce the number of invasive signal crayfish.
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Cargo ship snags very old anchor in Bristol Bay

A very old anchor showed up at the dock in Unalaska on Saturday. A cargo ship accidentally pulled it up while in Bristol Bay for the salmon fishery. Now someone in Unalaska has to figure out when and where that anchor came from, and how to preserve it. Andy Pillon...
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Subsea fiber touches down in Unalaska to bring high speed internet to the Aleutians

Work has started to lay 800 miles of subsea fiber that project engineers say will bring high speed internet to Unalaska and Akutan by the end of the year. “What you will get in Unalaska is what you would get here in Anchorage,” said GCI Rural Affairs Director Jen Nelson. “It’s going to open up so many capabilities, whether it be education, commerce, or entertainment.”
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Youngest pilot to attempt solo around the world flight lands in Unalaska

Mack Rutherford is on a quest to be the youngest person ever to fly solo around the world. The 17-year-old landed Monday in Unalaska in his Shark ultralight plane. It’s been months and thousands of miles since he started his journey. He even celebrated a birthday along the way. He left Bulgaria in late March at age 16 and made his way across Africa and Asia. Over the past few days he’s flown up the Aleutian chain, from Attu to Shemya to Adak.
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Newscast: 08/04/22

An historic anchor showed up at the dock in Unalaska on Saturday; it's voting season in Alaska with the primary and special general election on August 16; and longtime Alaska journalist, author and historian Lael Morgan died last week at age 86. Laurelin Kruse is a writer and radio producer...
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Newscast: 08/02/22

A teenage pilot trying to break the record for youngest person to fly solo around the world landed in Unalaska yesterday; Climate research in Kodiak could hold clues for the future of fisheries in the Gulf of Alaska; and The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be in Unalaska tomorrow for a Restoration Advisory Board meeting.
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Car accident on Unalaska’s Summer Bay Road leaves one dead

One person died and three others were injured in a car accident Thursday evening after a vehicle rolled off the roadway on Unalaska’s Summer Bay Road. According to a press release from the City of Unalaska Fire Department, emergency responders arrived on the scene around 8:45 p.m. A medium-sized...
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Cable Vessel Arrives for GCI’s AU-Aleutians Fiber Project

More than 800 miles of fiber optic cable arrived in Unalaska after a month-long voyage from Germany, ready to be laid on the seafloor to connect the Aleutians and Alaska Peninsula to the mainland broadband network. “To realize that we’re only about 800 miles away from having the backbone infrastructure...
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Fishermen's memorial planned for Unalaska

Unalaska may be getting its first fishermen’s memorial sometime next year. Across the island plaques and statues commemorate the Aleutians’ World War II history, but there’s nothing to honor the legacy of fishermen lost at sea. Local sculpture artist Karel Machálek wants to change that. He’s...
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Newscast: 07/28/22

The C/S Intrepid is set to depart Unalaska tomorrow to begin laying 800 miles of subsea fiber all the way to Kodiak; Sailings on the M/V Tustumena have been canceled until July 30 due to a critical crew shortage; and while gas prices across the nation have been steadily decreasing since they peaked mid-June, Alaska drivers are still being hit with high prices.
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Cruise ships return to Unalaska

Unalaska has officially kicked off its first cruise ship season after two years of pandemic-related cancellations. The 459-foot Roald Amundsen docked in Dutch Harbor on Monday with about 350 passengers aboard. Unalaska Visitors Bureau Executive Director Carlin Enlow said the cruise ship was a test to see how the rest...
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25th annual Camp Qungaayux̂ is starting soon. Here's what parents need to know

Sunday, 7/31: Orientation & Fish Day, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM Pick UP Monday, 8/1: Classes Begin Friday, 8/5: Last Day of Classes Saturday, 8/6: Potluck and Celebration, 1:00 PM. The pick-up and drop off location is at the Unalaska City High School parking lot (Pool Parking Lot), near the small gym, located at 55 W. Broadway on the Jr. High side of the school (across from the KUCB office).
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Runners brave the wind in annual Ballyhoo Mountain Run

The annual Ballyhoo Mountain Run was this Saturday. Over 20 runners raced up and down the grueling 1,600 foot peak in the blustery wind. “It should be interesting today, especially with this wind,” said Brent Hudson, who moved to Unalaska last month and was running the race for the first time. “Hopefully it will push me up the mountain.”
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Newscast: 07/21/22

A local artist is working to erect a fishing memorial in Unalaska; subsistence fishermen plead with the state to restrict salmon fishing near the Alaska Peninsula; and Unalaska’s Summer Artisan Market is this Saturday. Laurelin Kruse is a writer and radio producer from rural Colorado. She has a BA...
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