Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

Artist connects with father’s memory through painting

“Reflections of the Seasons” by Danielle Larsen, painting in oil. (Photo courtesy of Danielle Larsen) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository is building up its permanent collection with modern art. The museum recently acquired a new painting through a Museums Alaska grant. The artist, Danielle Larsen, lives in Anchorage and her piece, Reflections of the Seasons, shows a ... Read More »

Moment in Kodiak: Larry LeDoux

Larry LeDoux with campers. (Photo courtesy of Larry LeDoux) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s rich history is recorded in historical documents, firsthand accounts, and photographs. They contain more than just facts and dates. They’re also evidence of everyday life: the restaurants people went to, the entertainment that filled their days, and the people they spent their time with. In this three-part series, ... Read More »

Kodiak Special Olympics looks to refresh and revitalize

Dan Canavan. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The longtime director of Special Olympics Kodiak is moving onto other things. Special Olympics is an international nonprofit that gives athletes with intellectual disabilities a chance to participate in group sports like floor hockey or individual activities like powerlifting. Nicolle Egan, vice president of Special Olympics Alaska, grew up in ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum provides laptops to tribal entities

Laptop keyboard. (Photo byMartin Bekkelund / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT A program through the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository is making laptops available to island communities. Development Assistant Jeff Garcie joined the staff in 2017 as part of the federally-funded Digital Inclusion Corps, which aims to build digital knowledge and broadband infrastructure in rural areas. He says 12 computers are up ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Special Olympics

From left to right, Lindsay Knight, Nicolle Egan, and Janet Baker. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) On this week’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches sits down with organizers of Special Olympics Alaska. Joining her are vice president Nicolle Egan, commissioner of powerlifting Lindsay Knight, and volunteer Janet Baker. They chat about the role of Special Olympics in ... Read More »

St. Mary’s School installs new stage

Co-principal Brian Cleary and students put together new stage. From left to right, Aiden Medeiros, Alexa Lochman, and Cleary. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT St. Mary’s school is holding another Kodiak Grind, a new talent show based on the Monthly Grind in Sitka, and they just got a new stage. A few middle school students are working ... Read More »

Moment in Kodiak: Myrtle Olsen

C.A. band with local ladies, possibly in the ski chalet in the early 1940s. Myrtle Olsen second from far left. (Photo from the Baranov Museum collection) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s rich history is recorded in historical documents, firsthand accounts, and photographs. They contain more than just facts and dates. They’re also evidence of everyday life: the restaurants people went to, the ... Read More »

Baranov Museum receives funds for stone artifacts

Collections manager Michael Bach in Baranov Museum. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Baranov Museum just received a grant for its collection of stone artifacts. The Baranov museum is also called the Russian-American Magazin and the Erskine House. In Kodiak, it’s known for covering the Russian side of local history while the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – Jan 11, 2018

On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report, fishermen in Homer are losing a longtime local fish buyer and processor. The Auction Block is trying to sell its business, but money it owes to the City of Homer could be holding it back. Also, with Pacific cod and halibut stocks on the decline, some fishermen in Kodiak are looking for alternative winter ... Read More »

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