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Berett Wilber

News Intern

Berett was born and raised in a fishing family from Sitka, Alaska. Fresh from a stint as a legislative aide in Alaska’s capital, she’s a photographer looking foward to spending the summer listening, recording, and photographing Unalaska. In her non-work time, she likes hiking, foraging, swimming, and yoga. 

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Newscast: 08/17/17

Aug 17, 2017

Alaskans will hunt emperor geese this fall for the first time in 30 years; a biologist dives into cataloguing blue King Crab on St. George; and the F/V Akutan had a very, very bad fishing season. 

Newscast: 08/16/17

Aug 16, 2017

The M/V Tustumena returns to service; St. George Islanders receive an apology from the federal government for their internment during WWII; and a fire ravages the fish processing plant in Port Moller. 

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Campers huddle in the hallway of the Burma Road Chapel dressed as sea otter hunters. The kids adjust their bentwood visors as community members file into rows of folding chairs. 

“Am I missing any whiskers?” one girl asks.

“One of them broke,” says the boy next to her.

With costumes complete, they're ready to perform an Unangan folk tale they’ve practiced all week at Camp Adgaayux, about a greedy otter hunter who betrays the octopus that helps him.The “whiskers” on their paper visors aren't genuine sea lion, but imitation — beach grass, strung with beads.

Berett Wilber/KUCB


Neither rain nor fog could stop 18 teams from tearing up the tundra last weekend on Alaska’s southernmost pop-up golf course.

In addition to a nine-hole course, the annual Tundra Golf Classic featured a marshmallow long drive. The Fire Department flipped burgers, and a campfire offered warmth and s'more opportunities, so even non-serious golfers had plenty of reasons to play.

Winning Team: Kraken Squad, with a score of 50.
Honorable Mention: Make Tundra Golf Great Again . . . with a reported score of 867-5309.

Newscast: 08/09/17

Aug 9, 2017

Public transportation pilot program starts this week; ex-employee charged with four felonies related to stealing funds from the city; and program to keep track of opioid prescriptions in Alaska begins.