The Board of Museum of the Aleutians has chosen a new executive director. After about 45 minutes of close-door deliberations Monday, the board of directors has unanimously chosen Dr. Neal Hitch.

Suzi Golodoff -- chair of the museum's board -- says Hitch stood out from his cover letter.

The council approved a more than $29 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year, but not until they removed a $13,000 capital grant designated for the Unalaska Divers Association or UDA.

The organization asked for funds to cover four sets of dive gear with the goal of increasing community access and participation in the pricey activity.

Without the money from city council, anyone interested in trying out scuba diving must front $6,000 dollars for their own gear.

Newscast: 05/25/2016

15 hours ago

The Unalaska City Council passes the 2017 fiscal budget; Zoya Johnson resigns her council seat; the Museum of The Aleutians has a new director; and President Obama removes the words "Oriental," "Eskimo" and "Aleut" from two federal programs.

Newscast: 05/24/2016

May 24, 2016

A new executive director has been chosen for the Museum of The Aleutians; the City Council is expected to finalize the 2017 fiscal budget; road closures for UniSea blasting at the quarry; and a former Unalaska mayor is named honorary co-chair of Donald Trump's Alaska campaign.

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Attention KUCB Members: you are invited to our annual get-together, which will take place on Wednesday, June 8th, 7-8:30 PM at the Burma Road Chapel.  We look forward to your participation at our annual meeting, as we elect board members and provide an update on current projects and the future of Unalaska Community Broadcasting.  We will also provide hamburgers and hotdogs grilled to perfection by UCB Board Members.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about our organization, get a sneak peek at future episodes of our archival television show, and look behind-the-scenes of Flash!