Newscast: 03/07/19

Mar 7, 2019

Unalaska students were recently featured on an episode of the Iditapod podcast; KUCB is focusing on former reporter Anne Hillman in this month's installment of a series celebrating local news; and Congressman Don Young is now the longest-serving Republican member of Congress.

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Unalaska Community Broadcasting has covered local news for the past 20 years.

To mark the newsroom's anniversary, KUCB is spending every Thursday of 2019, looking back at our former reporters and sharing some of their stories.

In March, we're focusing on Anne Hillman, who worked in the newsroom from 2008 to 2011.

KUCB's Laura Kraegel sat down with Hillman in Anchorage to hear how she made her way to Unalaska.


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Unalaska students were recently featured on an episode of the Iditapod, a podcast about the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race produced by Alaska Public Media and KNOM.

Middle school students crafted questions about the thousand-mile race after KUCB staff taught a lesson about mushing and radio reporting.

Here's the result of the kids' work in a segment from the show.

Newscast: 03/06/19

Mar 6, 2019

Ravn Alaska's Dash 8 aircraft are now flying to St. Paul Island; Unalaska's basketball teams are ranked second heading into the high school postseason; and Gov. Mike Dunleavy has announced that 10 Alaska Army National Guard soldiers will deploy along the Mexico border in response to President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency.

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Postseason high school basketball kicks off this week, with the No. 2 Unalaska Raiders playing their first games of the regional tournament Thursday.

The boys' team (10-3) will take on the winner of a match-up between No. 3 Unalakleet and No. 5  Selawik.

With those teams joining the Great Alaska Basketball Conference -- and with Point Hope ranked No. 1 -- Coach Riley Spetz said the competition will be tough.

"It's going to be a competitive region," said Spetz. "We've just got to go out every day and every minute and try to win every possession."