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Hiring Now: These roles are open in Unalaska

Want to get yourself a job? Here are a selection of open positions in Unalaska: 1. Seafood Processor (On Commercial Fishing Vessel) - $1500 Sign On Bonus; 2. Nursing; 3. At-Sea Processor - $1500 Sign On Bonus!; 4. At-Sea Processor - $1500 Sign On Bonus!;
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KUCB

Newscast: 07/26/21

Biologists collect bird and fish samples in Unalaska to learn about the connections between recent seabird deaths and high PSP levels; 17-year-old Lydia Jacoby from Seward makes it to the final in the women's 100 meter breaststroke at the Tokyo Olympics; and a 1% tax hike for Unalaskans is on the agenda at Tuesday's City Council meeting.
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Tee Times Available For The Aleutian Tundra Golf Classic

Join us for 18 holes of golf or stop by for a quick skills challenge. -Golf games of skill for all ages including a floating green hole-in-one Team registration is free (donations accepted) thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. Sign up for a tee time or sponsor a hole by emailing info@kucb.org.
KUCB

Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation Aims To Expand Mariculture In The Aleutians

Representatives from the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation visited Unalaska last week as part of its push to expand the state's mariculture industry. Gov. Bill Walker created the Alaska Mariculture Task Force in 2016. Since then, the organization has been focused on developing the state's mariculture industry to meet its long-term goal of $100 million by 2038.
KUCB

GCI Hits First Key Milestone In Plans To Bring Fiber Optic Broadband To The Aleutians

An Alaska-based telecommunications company says it's reached a major milestone in its mission to bring Unalaskans improved digital connectivity through a new fiber optic line. GCI's AU-Aleutians Fiber Project details a plan to lay hundreds of miles of undersea cable along the seafloor from Kodiak Island, through Unimak Pass, to Unalaska. The company says it completed its first marine survey for the project this month.
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KUCB

Newscast: 07/19/21

The telecommunications company laying a new fiber optic line to improve digital connectivity to Unalaska says it's reached a major milestone; communities across Alaska offer cash incentives to urge residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine, but gift cards and cash can only go so far; and an invasive crab species that has wreaked havoc on animal habitats in New England is spotted just across Alaska's border with Canada.
KUCB

Emergency Blood Supplies Can Save Lives. Here's Why So Few Communities In Rural Alaska Have Them.

When someone who's injured or sick needs blood, medical providers can clot the blood or increase blood pressure to buy some time before they can get a patient to the hospital. But when it comes down to it, LifeMed flight paramedic and Unalaska/Dutch Harbor base chief Angela Niemi says no amount of saline solution or clotting medication will save someone who needs a transfusion.
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Unalaska, AKKUCB

Recycling Returns To Unalaska

The Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska is once again accepting aluminum cans for free recycling, putting an end to a sixteen month-long pause on recycling on the island. The tribe had previously been recycling aluminum cans and plastic bottles, but put the project on hold in March of 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered many of the island's facilities.
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The Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska is once again accepting aluminum cans for free recycling, putting an end to a sixteen month-long pause on recycling on the island. The tribe had previously been recycling aluminum cans and plastic bottles, but put the project on hold in March of 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered many of the island's facilities.
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KUCB

Newscast: 07/12/21

Sophia Tetoff, a young Unangax̂ girl who was taken from her home in St. Paul over a hundred years ago, is finally returning; Alaska's viral detectives have recorded a sharp increase in the number of cases of the more-contagious delta variant of COVID-19; and the Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska is once again accepting aluminum cans for free recycling.
KUCB

Tom Madsen Airport Will Soon Welcome A New Pair Of Wings To Its Runway

Ravn Alaska announced this week that it's upgrading its fleet to offer nonstop flights between Anchorage and Unalaska. The regional airline's DeHavilland Dash 8-300 aircraft isn't much different from the current 100 series that seat around 30 passengers and fly between Anchorage and Unalaska daily, according to Ravn Alaska CEO Rob McKinney. The new model has a larger fuel tank and can seat about 50 passengers. Most importantly, though, McKinney says it has longer range.
Unalaska, AKKUCB

Following Worst Year On Record, Salmon Counts Are Looking Up At McLees Lake Weir

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has been collecting data on the salmon runs at McLees Lake at Cape Wislow for nearly two decades. While Fish and Game was unable to secure funding to monitor the salmon run in 2018 and 2019, the Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska teamed up with ADF&G to restore the weir last year. It was the worst year on record for the sockeye salmon count, but so far, this season's count is looking better.
KUCB

Newscast: 07/07/21

Ravn Alaska is upgrading its fleet to offer nonstop flights between Anchorage and Unalaska; Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed around 12% of the ferry operating budget last week; and while sockeye salmon numbers remain low at the McLees Lake weir, Fish and Game salmon technicians say they're hopeful that they will reach their minimum escapement goal of 10,000 before the season ends.
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Hiring Now: These roles are open in Unalaska

Want to get yourself a job? Here are a selection of open positions in Unalaska: 1. Seafood Processor (On Commercial Fishing Vessel) - $1500 Sign On Bonus; 2. Nursing; 3. At-Sea Processor - $1500 Sign On Bonus!; 4. At-Sea Processor - $1500 Sign On Bonus!;
KUCB

FUDS Project Manager Talks To KUCB About Restoration Efforts

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is continuing its work on Unalaska's Formerly Used Defense Sites. Rena Flint is the project manager for the Amaknak FUDS, a 190-thousand-acre site that fans out from Amaknak Island and the city of Unalaska. She traveled to Unalaska over the weekend to work with local leaders and community members on contamination cleanup efforts.
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