Arts & Culture

Arts and culture reporting on news and community topics. Arts and culture coverage is occasionally submitted by community members.

KUCB Staff

Wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour couldn't stop more than 50 Unalaskans from tearing up the tundra last weekend at KUCB’s annual fundraiser, the Tundra Golf Classic.


At a preliminary count, KUCB had 23 corporate sponsors this year and brought in more than $13,000 from sponsorships, team fees, and skills contests. 


Chrissy Roes/KUCB

KUCB's newsroom has a new reporter.

Hope McKenney moved to Unalaska last month and is now covering local and regional news.

She sat down for an interview with KUCB's Laura Kraegel to introduce herself to the community.


HOPE MCKENNEY: I'm a reporter from Northern California. I'm from a town of about 700 people, but I've been living kind of all over the country and Latin America for the last 10 years. And now, I just moved to Alaska.

Hope McKenney/KUCB

The top prize at this summer's Ballyhoo Mountain Run went to a visiting teenager. 

Alex Olson of Fairbanks raced up and down the 1,600-foot summit last month in 26 minutes and 33 seconds. He beat out 31 competitors. 

"I feel pretty good," said Olson. "It's fun to come out here and do these community runs."

The 18-year-old was in Unalaska to visit and work for family members who live on the island.

"This is my first time in Dutch Harbor," he said. "I just came down for the summer."

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

KUCB's news hiatus is almost over.

On Monday, Aug. 5, the station's newsroom will resume its regular schedule of hosting local newscasts every Monday through Thursday at noon and 5 p.m.

Karen Kresh

The Unalaska Public Library's fourth annual Mini Golf Night was last Saturday, July 27.

Around 50 participants played their way through a handcrafted nine-hole course, each hole with its own unique theme dreamt up by library staff, led by Library Assistant AnnaMarie Ammons.

Hole themes varied from Star Wars to superheroes to Halloween, which included a giant spider and a specter hanging from a hat rack.