Local News

The KUCB Newsroom provides newscasts every weekday at noon and 5 PM on KUCB Radio.  The week's news is also compiled for Flash! News on Channel 8 Television.  You can find many of our local news stories here.

Fireworks Over Iliuliuk Bay Tonight

Dec 31, 2015
Albert Burnham

The City of Unalaska is putting on a fireworks tonight, Dec. 31, starting at 11:59 p.m. The pyrotechnics will be launched from an area on Summer Bay Road, near the Unalaska Memorial Park. Good viewing spots will be anywhere along Front Beach and Bayview Road. 

The weather forecast tonight, according to the National Weather Service, calls for partly cloudy skies until midnight, then mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain and snow. Lows are expected in the mid-30s, and we can expect a 10-to-25 mph variable wind. 

Fire Destroys Chernofski Drive Triplex

Dec 28, 2015
Unalaska Fire

A Dutch Harbor family is homeless this week after a fire destroyed their triplex home on Chernofski Drive early Monday morning.

The home is a total loss, says Unalaska fire chief Zac Schasteen, but nobody was injured in the blaze.

A propane tank attached to the residence is a suspected potential cause of the fire. An investigation is underway.

"We're not ruling anything out at this point," Schasteen said.

The fire spread up into the building's attic, where it burned for over nine hours.

Nighttime Power Outage For Unalaska Island

Dec 27, 2015
Greta Mart

A power outage affected local residents in the early morning hours Sunday, the third such outage in December for Unalaska Island.

Electrical service to homes in the valley shut down around 4:10 a.m., and the initial outage lasted until roughly 6:45 a.m. Power was restarted for a quarter hour before shutting off once again just before 7 a.m. for an additional 15 minutes. As of 7:12 a.m. Sunday, the power was back on.


A Fluid Resolution Fulfilled

Dec 23, 2015
Josh Good

Unalaska's Josh Good made an ambitious new year's resolution last January - to kayak for at least 30 minutes on 300 days during 2015.

That meant lugging his kayak into the chilly waters anywhere from Morris Cove to Nateekin Bay, in all seasons and conditions. Part of his time spent on the water included a summertime kayaking trip around Glacier Bay National Park.

The city council met Tuesday for its last session of 2015. With a relatively light agenda, and no controversial hearings or ordinances in the line up, council members breezed through the meeting in less than 40 minutes. 

The council approved an ordinance to allow local bars to start serving food at 8 a.m. on Sundays.

On the consent calendar was a vote on a new method for divvying up next year's shared fisheries business tax program.