Arts & Culture

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

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Unalaska's public library expansion is going to be even larger than originally planned.

The City Council expressed unanimous support Tuesday for a design that adds about 1,200 square feet and $600-800,000 to the renovation, bringing its total price tag to about $5.2 million.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Quiet areas. Comfy seats. A coffee shop.

These are just a few of the things Unalaskans want from the city's upcoming library renovation, according to survey results released last month.

Librarian Karen Kresh said 174 people responded to the online questionnaire, which was designed to add data and detail to ongoing discussions about how to improve the 20-year-old building.

KUCB Archive

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.

KUCB's Laura Kraegel sat down with fellow reporter Zoë Sobel to ask how she came up with the idea for the series.


Eight teams of third and fourth graders came together to compete in the district competition for the Battle of the Books last Thursday, January 24th at the Eagles View Elementary School gym.

The Battle of the Books is a national program in which students read books and come together in groups to demonstrate their abilities and to test their knowledge of the books they have read.

The 11th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration took place on January 21st at 6:30pm at the PCR gymnasium.

The theme this year was “Our Home” and the Unalaska Parks, Culture & Recreation coordinator, Carlos Tayag, was the master of ceremonies. As the MC, Tayag encouraged the audience to ponder the meaning of “home” in terms of Unalaska throughout the celebration.

Following the opening speech, the Unalaska Girl Scout Troup 381 led the “Presentation of Colors” followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.