Newscast: 11/15/18

Nov 15, 2018

Unalaska's school board is due to start teacher contract negotiations; Alaskans have one month left to buy health insurance on the individual market; and a new report highlights the number of cases of murdered and missing indigenous women, as well as the lack of data collection about their deaths and disappearances.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Thanks to a new direct flight, Unalaskans are bringing food and clothes to their northern neighbors on St. George Island, some 200 miles across the Bering Sea.

The community of 60 people has already received dozens of boxes filled with canned goods, winter clothing, and spare blankets.

"I can't thank the people enough in Unalaska/Dutch Harbor for caring about us," said Mayor Pat Pletnikoff of St. George. "It's pretty amazing."

Newscast: 11/14/18

Nov 14, 2018

Unangax̂ elder Nicholai Lekanoff of Makushin has died at age 93; Unalaskans are holding food and clothing drives for their neighbors on St. George Island; and KUCB Radio and Channel 8 TV have won two Goldie Awards from the Alaska Broadcasters Association.

Courtesy of the Lekanoff Family

The friends and family of Nicholai Lekanoff are gathering Wednesday to celebrate the life of the noted Unangax̂ elder and church leader, who died last week at age 93.

Lekanoff was born in Makushin in 1925 and later moved to Unalaska with his family.

He was an altar boy in his youth and served throughout his life at the Holy Ascension Cathedral, where he became the Starosta and was known for his skill in ringing the church bells.

Greta Mart

KUCB 89.7 FM and Channel 8 TV were among those honored at last weekend's conference of the Alaska Broadcasters Association. Goldie Awards are given out annually to bring recognition to Alaska broadcasters for their outstanding work.