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Laura Kraegel


Originally from Chicago, Laura moved to Alaska to work at KNOM Radio, reporting on Nome and the Bering Strait Region. Now, she’s excited to cover Unalaska and the Aleutians while still living on the Bering Sea.

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A major player at the Federal Communications Commission is due in Unalaska.  

Brendan Carr will arrive Monday night and spend about 24 hours on the island to learn about the broadband challenges facing rural Alaska.

The FCC regulates communications across the country — from radio and satellite to television and internet.

Brendan Carr joined the agency as a commissioner last summer, after the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed his appointment by President Donald Trump.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

Get ready, golfers.

This weekend is KUCB's annual Tundra Golf Classic, where Unalaskans play 18 holes in Pyramid Valley.

KUCB's Laura Kraegel spoke with General Manager Lauren Adams to learn more about the fundraiser.

The Tundra Golf Classic runs Aug. 4 and 5. Call 581-1888 to register your team and sign up for a tee time, or just drop by for mini-golf, contests, and a bonfire.

All proceeds go toward TV and radio operations at Unalaska Community Broadcasting.

Newscast: 08/02/18

Aug 2, 2018

Unalaskans can expect a full weekend ahead — from the Tundra Golf Classic to the annual half marathon; a group of Alaska Native teens has premiered a bilingual hip-hop video; and prospective tourists have pledged to cancel vacations to Alaska if U.S. Sen. Murkowski confirms President Trump's pick for the Supreme Court.

Newscast: 08/01/18

Aug 1, 2018

Golden king crab season is underway; Bristol Bay's strong salmon returns stand in stark contrast to other parts of Alaska; and U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is still undecided on President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Golden king crab season opens Wednesday in the Aleutian Islands.

And for the first time in its 22-year history, the commercial fishery isn't capped by a rigid quota.

"It's really exciting this year," said biologist Miranda Westphal of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. "It was great to have some freedom in setting limits in this fishery."

Brown crab prefer the deep, current-heavy waters of island passes, so it's basically impossible to count them. In fact, Westphal said this is the region's only large rationalized crab fishery without a survey.