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Zoe Sobel

Reporter/Host

As a high schooler in Portland, ME, Zoë got her first taste of public radio at NPR's easternmost station. From there, she's slowly moved west -- onto Boston where she studied at Wellesley College and worked at WBUR and WZLY. She's happy to be living close to the ocean again.

Ways to Connect

Berett Wilber/KUCB

A GCI Outage last week left Unalaskans unable to call the Department of Public Safety.

DPS sent out a text alert on October 6 warning community members that they should try using landline phones if they were unable to connect with a cell phone.

GCI detected a potential issue on Oct. 5 and enlisted on the ground technicians to investigate. GCI vice president Dan Boyette says any outage is unacceptable.

Carrie Goertz, Alaska SeaLife Center

Unalaska’s Sea Grant officers have rescued a northern fur seal pup found stranded on Front Beach. The pup has been sent to Seward’s Alaska Sealife Center for care because he was found far from his rookery and had little chance of survival on his own. He’s not the first pup Unalaska has rescued this year.

In March, the Sealife Center took in a yearling ringed seal from Unalaska. Normally found on the ice, she was out of her range and having trouble regulating her body temperature.

Newscast: 10/12/17

Oct 12, 2017

A GCI outage leaves Unalaskans unable to reach the Department of Public Safety; Bristol Bay residents give EPA representatives their perspective on lack of Pebble restrictions; and the Unalaska Raiders host wrestlers from King Cove and Sand Point.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

Outgoing City Councilor John Waldron has ended his term with a verbal attack on the Unalaska Department of Public Safety.

At Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, Waldron called Deputy Police Chief Jennifer Shockley a “convicted liar.”

“Jennifer is not who she claims to be. She is a convicted liar," Waldron said. "You can go to the Alaska CourtView [website] and see she was convicted of making false statements. In law enforcement, that’s a big deal.”

Newscast: 10/11/17

Oct 11, 2017

Outgoing City Councilor John Waldron calls Unalaska's deputy police chief a "convicted liar";  democrats in Congress write President Trump to overrule EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt; and what how the Trump administration talks about climate change means for Alaska.

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