Stories from the KUCB Newsroom from the Aleutian Region, the Pribilof Islands, the Alaska Peninsula, and beyond.

Unalaska's fire chief and a local marine biologist will be among the instructors for an upcoming free safety workshop aimed at commercial fishermen.

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) is offering the Drill Conductor workshop. It's being held at Unalaska's Public Safety Department on a Friday and Saturday, Jan. 8 and 9, 2016.

The Alaska Sea Grant program announces new online business tools for Alaskan commercial fishermen.

Via a website called Alaska Sea Grant FishBiz, commercial fishermen can find information on financing and other business management assistance.

The website's resources are organized by fishing career phases. For those just starting out, they can find tools and resources about loans and paying for a first boat. For those fishermen ready for retirement, the website provides information on retirement investments and planning an exit strategy.

Greta Mart

An interim executive director is expected to arrive in Unalaska soon to help restart daily operations at the Museum of the Aleutians.

Museum board member Suzi Golodoff confirmed this week the museum is still closed to the public, and will remain so for the coming weeks.

"It's still closed...we have no staff so there's no way we can open it up," Golodoff said Monday.

But the board is actively negotiating to bring in a temporary administrator. The interim director will be charged with hiring a collections manager, an education programs director and other museum staff.

Crystal Dushkin

The storm that meteorologists warned could be bigger than 2014's Typhoon Nuri turned out to be less severe than predicted. At least here in Unalaska.

The Unalaska Dept. of Public Safety received no reports of damage from the weekend's heavy weather, according to deputy police chief Mike Holman.

Meteorologist Luis Ingram at the National Weather Service office in Anchorage said Monday morning that Nuri took a different path than this weekend's storm.

Hurricane force winds, possible coastal flooding and 45-foot seas are on tap for Sunday, part of a powerful storm currently approaching the Aleutians. Reuters reports the storm may be one of the most intense ever recorded in the region.