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Greta Mart

Radio/Print Reporter

California's Central Coast/Alaska/SF Bay Area

Greta Mart

Currently the News Director at KCBX FM, NPR-affiliate station serving California's Central Coast; we cover Salinas to Santa Barbara. Prior to KCBX, I was acting news director/reporter at KUCB public radio, covering daily news in Unalaska and the Aleutian Islands.

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Paddling rough seas off Unalaska 300 days of the year

Paddler Josh Good made an ambitious New Year's resolution last January — to kayak for at least 30 minutes on 300 days during 2015. That meant lugging his kayak into the chilly waters from Morris Cove to Nateekin Bay, in all seasons and all conditions. Part of his time spent on the water included a summer kayaking trip around Glacier Bay National Park.
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Tracking Molting To Measure Growth

Daily since late April, researchers have made their way to the end of A dock at Unalaska's Carl E. Moses boat harbor. There they pull up a series of people-sized circular nets - sort of like Japanese paper hanging lanterns - and peer inside. Jeff Cox is a contractor for the Bering Sea Fisheries Research Foundation.
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Strong Support For Bernie Sanders In Unalaska

36 Democratic voters gathered at Unalaska's Methodist church to caucus for their preferred presidential candidate Saturday. Most came to support Bernie Sanders, but six voters headed to the Clinton corner when it was time for the morning's fan out. The areas designated for Rocky De La Fuente backers and the undecided remained empty.
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Native Fishermen's Group Seeks To Close Unalaska Bay To Commercial Trawl Fishing

A proposal to permanently close Unalaska Bay to commercial trawl fishing is up for discussion at an upcoming Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting. The statewide meeting takes place the second week of March in Anchorage, and Qawalangin tribal president Tom Robinson will be there to testify. He will be speaking on behalf of the Unalaska Native Fishermen's Association (UNFA).
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No More Commerical Trawling In Unalaska Bay

After three attempts over the past decade, the Unalaska Native Fishermen's Association succeeded in an effort to close Unalaska Bay to commercial trawl fishing. On Thursday the Alaska Board of Fisheries passed Proposal 194 by a six to one vote. The Unalaska Native Fishermen's Association - known as UNFA - put forward the proposal, which sought to "close all waters of Unalaska Bay to commercial fishing for groundfish with pelagic trawl gear."
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New Local Law Bans Pot Shops In Unalaska

This week city leaders passed a local ban on commercial marijuana businesses in Unalaska. It's now official that no retail cannabis stores are allowed to open on the island, regardless if the state's marijuana board grants someone a business license to do so. On Tuesday, a second reading of the ban ordinance - like the first reading - garnered a vote of three to three.
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Local GOP Volunteer Sets Up Polling Station In Time For Super Tuesday

Unalaskan voters who are already registered Republicans - or want to be - will now have a chance to participate in the Alaska Presidential Preference Poll this coming Tuesday. Until this week, it looked like local Republicans wouldn't be able to cast their votes in the poll since voting must be done in person - and the nearest polling place for District 37, which encompasses the Aleutian Islands and a large portion of the southwest mainland, was in Naknek.
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State Funds Evaporate For Planned Unalaska Library Expansion

For the past few years, the city has been planning an expansion of the Unalaska Public Library. Built in 1999, an expansion project was scheduled to get underway in 2018, says Librarian Karen Kresh. "There have been plans to expand the library by about 7500 square feet," Kresh said, adding that the expansion project that was started by the previous librarian, Dan Masoni.
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Unalaska Is Alaskan Economic Engine, Says Mallott

Alaska's Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott made an official visit to Unalaska on Nov. 6 and 7, 2015. During his stay, Mallott stopped into the KUCB studio for an in-depth interview on issues important to Unalaska residents. We aired a portion of this interview on the Nov. 11, 2015 noon and five p.m. newscasts.

About

Greta Mart

As of Nov. 2016, Greta Mart is the news director at KCBX Central Coast public radio, covering Salinas to Santa Barbara. From Sept. 2015 to May 2016, Greta served as acting news director, reporter and news host at KUCB, a public radio station in Unalaska, Alaska, covering the Aleutian Islands. She's also worked as a public radio reporter in Sitka and Haines, Alaska. In May 2015, she earned a master's degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Prior to attending the J-School to transition into public radio journalism, Greta was a newspaper reporter for over a decade. She considers Port Townsend, WA her hometown and when in the Bay Area lives aboard her ’30 Catalina at the Berkeley Marina. She's currently renting a cute studio in Morro Bay and commutes daily along beautiful Hwy. 1 to the KCBX station in San Luis Obispo.