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KUCB Staff

The long-term parking limit at Unalaska's Tom Madsen Airport has been reduced from 60 days to 28.

City officials announced the change Friday, citing congestion at the roughly 40-vehicle lot.

"Being that it's so full and cars are staying longer, if we make it 28 days, it gives more people the opportunity to park," said John Days of the Department of Ports and Harbors, which manages the state-owned airport.

Days said the new limit will hopefully strike a balance between providing Unalaskans with enough parking time and keeping cars rotating.

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Following her oath of office last week, Erin Reinders is now on the job as Unalaska's city manager.

She was tapped for the post in April after eight years of working for the city — first in the Planning Department and then as assistant city manager.

KUCB's Laura Kraegel sat down with Reinders to hear why she wanted the top job and how she's approaching it.

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NOAA Fishwatch

Bering Sea fishermen are now trawling for pollock.  

"B" season opened last week with a total quota of almost 742,764 metric tons, which is about 1.5 percent higher than last year

"It's fairly status quo," said Krista Milani of the National Marine Fisheries Service. "We've really enjoyed a pretty sustainable fishery in Bering Sea pollock, and we're really fortunate for that."

KUCB Staff

Updated 6/13/19 at 3:40 p.m.  

The City of Unalaska is still trying to fix damaged powerhouse equipment that's prompted about five outages in the last week and a half.

Public Utilities Director Dan Winters said the city flew in an engineer on Tuesday to examine a viper control switch, which has run aground for unknown reasons.

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It's a time of transition at Unalaska Community Broadcasting.

Reporter Zoë Sobel is leaving KUCB's newsroom Friday after more than three years with the radio station.

KUCB's Laura Kraegel asked Sobel what's next for her as a fellow in the Luce Scholars Program, which connects Americans with work experience in Asia.

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