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Zoe Sobel


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.

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Newscast: 10/10/17

Oct 10, 2017

Alaska State Troopers stop drugs bound for Sand Point for the second time in a month; The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History returns human remains to Bristol Bay; and the Unalaska City Council is scheduled to discuss recruiting a new city manager and an emergency funding request from the clinic.

Newscast: 10/09/17

Oct 9, 2017

Unalaska won't raise its sales tax on alcohol, tobacco, or marijuana; a northern fur seal pup is on his way to the Seward Sealife Center; and Alaska celebrates Indigenous People's Day.

Berett Wilber/KUCB


Berett Wilber/KUCB


There’s no easy way to get rid of old fishing nets in Unalaska. America’s top fishing port is remote and nets can weigh thousands of pounds.

Now, for the first time, about 80 retired nets are on their way to a recycling program halfway around the world.

It all starts outside Unalaska’s Grand Aleutian hotel. The view is almost always the same — men moving piles of fishing nets. This day is no exception.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

The Unalaska Post Office is cutting back its services once again. For the next week, patrons will have a two-and- a-half-hour window to can pick up packages -- from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.