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The KUCB Newsroom provides newscasts every weekday at noon and 5 PM on KUCB Radio.  The week's news is also compiled for Flash! News on Channel 8 Television.  You can find many of our local news stories here.

Lt. Jeff Mistrick // U.S. Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a commercial fisherman Tuesday after he was hit in the head by a crab pot.

Officials say the crew member was struck while the F/V Patricia Lee was fishing for golden king crab 190 miles west of Unalaska.

Air Station Kodiak sent two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews and an HC-130 aircraft to hoist the 27-year-old man from the vessel.

He was transported to Cold Bay and then Unalaska for emergency medical care.

Officials say he was in stable condition.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

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.

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.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

Starting Tuesday, Unalaskans should expect delays along Captains Bay Road.

Construction crews are surveying the heavily trafficked gravel road to prepare for paving and other improvements slated to unfold over the next four years.

That means drivers may experience delays as long as 10 minutes, between the intersection at Airport Beach Road and the business area at Offshore Systems, Inc.

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