Hope McKenney, KUCB - Unalaska


Unrest At Shishaldin Volcano increases, sending an ash cloud 27,000 feet, triggering aviation warnings

The volcano - 58 miles southwest of Cold Bay – began erupting again Tuesday morning, sending an ash cloud 27,000 feet.

Scientists continue to monitor Shishaldin Volcano’s ongoing rumbling in the Aleutians

No other signs of unrest were observed over the weekend. The alert level remains at "watch."

Seaman accused of murdering shipmate in Unalaska faces court martial for murder

Ethan Tucker, 21, is charged with the January 2019 death of 19-year-old Seaman Ethan Kelch.
A black and red tender with a white cabin with a hilly spruce tree forest in the background

Rescuers describe deteriorating conditions as they responded to crab boat sinking off Alaska Peninsula

UNALASKA -- The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search on Wednesday evening for five people feared lost after their 130-foot fishing boat sank on New Year's Eve near Sutwik Island, off the Alaska Peninsula.

GCI applies to bring fiber optic to Aleutian communities

The proposed project would bring fiber optic cable from Kodiak to Unalaska, spanning approximately 428 miles.

Ravn postpones Unalaska community meeting to focus on ‘A’ season travel

Ravn and Alaska Airlines had been planning to hold a public meeting on the island in early December amid intense community criticism over their handling of air service in the wake of October's fatal plane crash.

Makushin Volcano could provide energy to Unalaska

The Ounalashka Corporation and Fairbanks-based Chena Power, LLC have formed a company to develop a geothermal project at Makushin Volcano.

RavnAir announces flight schedule for Unalaska following deadly crash

In a statement on Monday, Ravn officials said the new schedule includes as many as 17 flights per week, with as many as seven flights per day for the "upcoming peak travel period" during the holidays and busy winter fishing season.

Unalaska school district goes $15k over budget chartering planes after fatal PenAir crash

The Unalaska City School District is still experiencing fallout from a fatal plane crash in November.

Alaska Airlines cancels Unalaska reservations through May 2020; existing tickets to be rebooked with Ravn

The decision follows a fatal plane crash in Unalaska on Oct. 17 and a roughly month-long suspension of regular air service,

As seabird die-offs continue, Unalaskans train to track local mortalities

Scientists have linked recent mass mortalities to above-normal water temperatures, which affect birds' food sources.

Unalaska recovers $2.3 million after phishing email scam

The city paid out $2,985,406.10 to a fraudulent bank account between May 15 and July 9 as a result of a phishing email scam.

Blue king crab fisheries in the Bering Sea are struggling

A recent report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric administration shows an Alaska crab stock was just added to the nation's overfished list.