Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

Walk Brings Awareness to Connection Between Pets and Domestic Violence

An Alaskan Malamute. (Photo by brando / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT An abused pet may be the first sign of domestic violence. That’s according to Beth Davis with the Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center. She says neighbors are usually the ones to make the call about neglected or abused animals. “They know something’s going on in the home, and they ... Read More »

KMXT Marathon Draws Out-of-Staters

Half marathon and 10k runners at KMXT event, Run the Rock. (Photo by Pam Foreman / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT KMXT held its annual Run the Rock this weekend. Participants could run or walk a 5k, 10k, half-marathon, or marathon. A couple of people flew into Kodiak just to take part. Amanda Naatz is from Indiana and her goal is to ... Read More »

Alaska Aerospace Corporation Foresees Growing Commercial Market

Alaska Aerospace Corporation launch facility in Narrow Cape. (Photo courtesy of AAC) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Alaska Aerospace Corporation is seeing continued success in the commercial market. That’s according to CEO and President Craig Campbell, who will present to the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly at its regular meeting Thursday. AAC has entered into a few different commercial contracts alongside a multi-year, multi-million ... Read More »

National Weather Service Makes Students Tsunami Ready

Tsunami hazard zone sign. (Photo by hansol / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Representatives from the National Weather Service visited schools in the City of Kodiak last week to speak about tsunami readiness. Forecaster Joe Wegman says the original goal of visiting the city was to check in on the weather stations, where local observers keep track of things like daily temperature, ... Read More »

Kodiak Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Unemployment rates in the Kodiak region have remained relatively stable since last year. According to this month’s Alaska Economic Trends by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, unemployment in Kodiak was roughly the same in both 2016 and 2017 at about 5 percent. That’s just a little higher than the national average, and a little lower ... Read More »

Alutiiq Language Film Screens in Canada

Candace Branson speaks about Alutiiq language. Screen cap from trailer of Keep Talking. (Courtesy of Keep Talking) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The creators of a documentary on Alutiiq language – or sugcestun – revitalization are screening the film across the country and will end up back on the island this winter. “Keep Talking” features the stories of Candace Branson, Marya Halvorsen, Lynda ... Read More »

Galley Tables Kicks Off Fifth Season

Laura Smelser performs at Galley Tables. (Photo courtesy of Galley Tables) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Community storytelling event Galley Tables kicks off its fifth season tonight. Appropriately for both Friday the 13th and for Halloween, ‘Spooked’ is this week’s theme, and the convention center is the venue. Organizers experimented with where to hold the event for a while. Galley Tables started in ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – October 12, 2017

Coming up this week on the Alaska Fisheries Report, salmon numbers from this year are looking up compared to 2016. That’s according to a preliminary harvest summary the Alaska Department of Fish and Game just released. Also, we take a look at one of the smaller fisheries in the state: the sea cucumber dive fishery in Kodiak. We had help ... Read More »

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