Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

Agriculture Workshops Covers Policy and Marketing Produce

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT An agriculture workshop this week will focus on organic farming, food policy, and marketing locally grown food. Kodiak Healthy Tomorrows organized the event and invited Minnesota-based Kathy Zeman to speak. Zeman, an operations manager for the Minnesota Farmer’s Market Association and owner of Simple Harvest Farm, says people need to look at the actual cost of producing cheap ... Read More »

When it Comes to Cabbage, Bigger Could be Better

A giant cabbage at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer in 2009. Travis / Flickr

A giant cabbage at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer in 2009. Travis / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT The United States has sometimes been said to follow the “bigger is better,” philosophy, from trucks to portions sizes. Well, why not apply that same idea to a slightly healthier American product? Like a vegetable. Or, specifically, a cabbage. Midge Short is an ... Read More »

City to Update Birch St. Water and Sewer System

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT A piece of Kodiak’s history is buried beneath the ground in the form of pipes. City public works director Mark Kozak says the water and sewer system in the Aleutian Homes is from the original 1950s construction, and the city has been slowly rebuilding in that area since 2006. The Kodiak City Public Works Department is now looking ... Read More »

Kodiak Girl Scout to Receive Recognition for Life-Saving Effort

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT This weekend, a young local will receive a Girl Scouts Medal of Honor. The award recognizes those who have been part of a life-saving effort, and last year only 30 Girl Scouts earned the prize nationwide. At a Girl Scouts Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, event Saturday, 13-year-old Krista Simpler will take home the medal. Krista ... Read More »

Fire District 1 Seeks Borough Loan

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Fire District 1 Board hopes to get a loan from the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and direct it to the Bayside Volunteer Fire Department’s new tanker and engine. Board chairman Paul Van Dyke sat before the assembly at its work session last night to speak on behalf of Bayside, which recently got assembly approval for the purchase ... Read More »

Program to Bring Broadband to Villages

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak villages may soon see a boost in their internet speed. The Alutiiq Museum is involved in a federally funded National Digital Inclusion Alliance program called Digital Inclusion Corps. It’s intended to build broadband infrastructure in rural areas and increase residents’ understanding of computers. Kodiak is now one of five sites involved in the program, which springs from ... Read More »

Superintendent Finalist Profile: Larry LeDoux

Larry LeDoux. Courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough

Larry LeDoux. Courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s school board is on the search for a new Kodiak Island Borough School District Superintendent and will interview the three finalists in person on March 7. KMXT is speaking with the three individuals in the days before the Kodiak visit. Longtime Kodiak resident, Larry LeDoux, was a Kodiak principal ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Choose Respect March and Dinner Theater

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On today’s Talk of the Rock, one of the organizers of the upcoming Choose Respect March, Julie Beehler, joins host Kayla Desroches to talk about the state of domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska and the resources available to those in need. Then, organizers of an upcoming dinner theater say the event will tap into a whole bunch of ... Read More »

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