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Laura Kraegel


Originally from Chicago, Laura moved to Alaska to work at KNOM Radio, reporting on Nome and the Bering Strait Region. Now, she’s excited to cover Unalaska and the Aleutians while still living on the Bering Sea.

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Nine Unalaska wrestlers are headed to state after the team took second place at this weekend's conference tournament.

The Raiders are sending five first-place qualifiers: John Esnardo, Dustin Ruckman, Alexander Esnardo Jr., Seth Henning, and Johnny Khongsuk.

Meanwhile, seven Unalaskans qualified with second-place finishes: Curtis Jeppesen, Blaine Henning, Landen Shaishnikoff, Chris Garcia, Talon Shaisnikoff, Quinnton Parker, and Matthew Faoasau.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

Unalaska’s Camp Qungaayux celebrated its twentieth anniversary this year.

The Museum of the Aleutians is honoring that milestone with an exhibit on the history of the island’s culture camp.

Before you check out the opening this weekend, KUCB’s Laura Kraegel has the story from this summer’s Camp Q, where tribal leaders were already looking ahead to the next 20 years.

It’s a clear day at Humpy Cove, and dozens of kids are chattering along the shore. Their careful eyes are trained on the water.

“Bring those kids over here!” says Vince Tutiakoff Sr.

Newscast: 12/07/17

Dec 8, 2017

The Museum of the Aleutians is hosting a new exhibit in honor of the 20th anniversary of Camp Qungaayux; U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski has been appointed to the tax bill conference committee; and Alaska band Portugal. The Man has earned its first Grammy nomination.

Courtesy of AVO/Cindy Werner

The alert level for Bogoslof Volcano has been downgraded to “normal” after more than three months of inactivity.

The Alaska Volcano Observatory made the announcement Wednesday, although scientists say remote monitoring makes it difficult to determine if the eruption is really over.

While Bogoslof exploded more than 40 times in the last year, the AVO says all signs now point to another period of quiet.

Newscast: 12/06/17

Dec 6, 2017

The City Council has postponed the search for Unalaska’s next city manager; the alert level for Bogoslof Volcano has been downgraded to “normal” after months of inactivity; and a Unangan student has been selected as UAA’s first recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship.