Theo Greenly, KUCB - Unalaska

Theo Greenly, KUCB - Unalaska
an airplane

Ravn Alaska names new CEO, loses mileage-sharing agreement with Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines says it suspended the agreement over Ravn's recent “transition in leadership” to California businessman Tom Hsieh.
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Alaska Wildlife Troopers dedicate patrol vessel to former Unalaska trooper

The P/V Arduser is named after retired Trooper Alex Arduser, who died one year ago while on a hunting trip in Prince William Sound.
Danny and Orin Seybert

PenAir founder and Grumman Goose pilot Orin Seybert dies at 87

The founder of Peninsula Airways, Seybert was known for recognizing amphibious planes' ability to operate without runways in the Aleutian Islands.
fishing boats

Peter Pan Seafoods announces it will cease operations

The company has faced mounting troubles, including legal claims from fishermen seeking compensation for unpaid deliveries of seafood.
fishing boats

Shuttered Dillingham and Port Moller salmon facilities to reopen this season

Seattle-based Silver Bay Seafoods will operate the facilities closed by Peter Pan Seafoods. It is also buying Peter Pan's Valdez plant.
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Unalaska to pursue geothermal energy project with new partners

For the city’s plan to work without Chena Power’s involvement, the Ounalashka Corp. would likely have to break ties with Chena.
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Unalaska pulls plug on Makushin geothermal project

Unalaska City Council members had lost confidence that the project would be completed on a reasonable timeline.
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Unalaska positions to walk away from geothermal agreement

A Friday memo from Unalaska's administration advises against renewing a power purchase agreement in the Makushin Volcano geothermal project.

Unalaska weighs energy options as geothermal project requests new terms

Unalaska is closer than ever to building a geothermal power plant on Makushin Volcano, but the project is facing investment challenges and the city is weighing its options.
Gregory Golodoff

Attu’s last survivor remembered for his leadership and forgiveness

Gregory Golodoff, the last surviving resident of Attu taken prisoner by the Japanese in 1942, had empathy for his captors before his death last month.

Last Attuan captured by Japan in World War II dies at 84

Gregory Golodoff was a young child in 1942, when the Imperial Japanese Army landed in the Aleutians and took all 42 Attuans prisoner.
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Military blows up large artillery shell found near Cold Bay

Explosives experts sent from Anchorage destroyed the massive munition, which was found last month by a hunter in the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.

Conservation group blames Bering Sea trawlers for orca deaths, plans to sue feds

The Center for Biological Diversity says NOAA Fisheries must uphold its duty to protect the killer whales under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
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Unalaska hires new police chief, 10 months after former chief’s resignation

Kim Hankins moved to the Aleutians from Illinois, where he was recognized by state officials for his dedication to narcotics law enforcement.
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Russian military conducts exercises in Bering Sea

A Coast Guard cutter is patrolling along the U.S./Russia Maritime Boundary Line as Russian vessels perform various tactical exercises.
Shishaldin Volcano

Mount Shishaldin simmers down after explosive eruption

This was the stratovolcano’s latest eruption in a summer of increased activity.
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King Cove celebrates new ambulance

King Cove's fire chief said the renovated ambulance holds greater significance in the remote community than it might someplace else.
a group of people on a boat

After 200 years, a traditional Unangax̂ boat is making a comeback

The community built the b in the spring, but they’ve been waiting for the launch for much longer — it had been 200 years in the making.
Trident Seafoods' Akutan plant

Aleutians East Borough prepares for revenue loss as Trident builds new plant

The Trident Seafoods facility on Akutan is the largest fish processing plant in North America, but the company is building a new facility in Unalaska.
Typhoon Nuri

Alaska geologists dig into Bering Sea’s past storms to understand future ones

Extreme weather events like Typhoon Merbok are becoming more common, and many Alaska communities are wondering about the future.