Annie Ropeik, KUCB - Unalaska

Annie Ropeik, KUCB - Unalaska
Annie Ropeik is a reporter for KUCB in Unalaska.

Lobbying Efforts Galvanize Unalaska Hospital Project

Tribal and federal officials say the plan to build a regional hospital for the Southwest in Unalaska is closer than ever to reality. Download Audio

8.0M Quake Puts Aleutians on Tsunami Watch

The tsunami advisory in Unalaska has ended, after a powerful underwater earthquake in the Western Aleutians triggered tsunami alerts for parts of the Aleutian Islands Monday afternoon. Download Audio

Tsunami Warning In Effect From Attu to Nikolski

A tsunami advisory is in effect for Unalaska. The advisory stretches from Unimak Pass to Nikolski. Public Safety says people do not need to evacuate to high ground at this time. They say residents should avoid shore areas, but don't need to take any other action.

Aleutian Marketplace Competition Aims to Spur Innovation

Two groups in the Aleutian Islands are looking for the region’s next great start-up business. The inaugural Aleutian Marketplace Competition opened last week, in search of innovative ideas from residents of the region’s 12 main communities.

Seismic Flare-Ups Leave Scientists Searching For Answers

In the past few months, Alaska’s seen a flurry of volcanic eruptions and sizable earthquakes. It’s disrupted life in the Aleutian Islands and the far western Brooks Range -- and it’s got scientists wondering how all the activity might be connected. Listen now:

British Kayakers Arrive in Unalaska

A British kayak team that’s trekking along the Aleutian Islands reached Unalaska Sunday night. KUCB’s Annie Ropeik was part of a group that paddled out to greet them. Download Audio

Trial Set for Man Charged in Deadly Fight

A grand jury has indicted Anthony Pouesi on a manslaughter charge in the death of another person at the Harbor View Bar last month.

New Effort To Repeal SB21 Kicks Off Around State

A grassroots effort to repeal Senate Bill 21 kicked off last week. Meetings of the “Vote Yes! Repeal the Giveaway” campaign took place from Anchorage to Unalaska, where organizers are struggling to convince residents that oil taxes matters in their community. Download Audio

Unalaska’s Wildlife Troopers To Remain Short-Staffed

A recently vacated Wildlife Trooper post in Unalaska is staying empty for now. It means staffing levels will be unconventionally low in the town that's home to the patrol vessel Stimson.

Pavlof Eruption Grounds Some PenAir, Grant Flights

Local flights were grounded on the Alaska Peninsula on Wednesday, as Pavlof Volcano continued to erupt. Download Audio

Pavlof Volcano Eruption Sends Ash Toward Cold Bay

Pavlof Volcano is erupting on the Alaska Peninsula, sending a haze of ash out above nearby towns. The volcano’s ash plume is up to 18,000 to 20,000 feet Tuesday. That’s put local airlines on alert. Download Audio

AK: Scavenger Hunt

Small towns like Unalaska can be pretty close-knit. Grown-ups take care of kids who aren’t their own, and teenagers have adults to turn to when they need them. One local high schooler wanted to make those relationships stronger. So she planned something special: She put students and adults into teams, and sent them on a town-wide scavenger hunt. Download Audio