Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

Program Guides Kodiak Student From Middle School to College

Kris Hill-McLaughlin. Kayla Desroches / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A science, technology, engineering, and math program geared towards Alaska Native students has guided one Kodiak local through both middle school and high school. And now, he’s off to college. The Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program, or ANSEP, encourages its students to enter STEM careers. Kris Hill-McLaughlin says his own ambitions ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report: Aug 17 – 19 2017

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Coming up this week, the Dungeness crab season closed three weeks early in Southeast this summer. We find out why. And, a lot of Alaska salmon goes to China for processing, yet farmed salmon is more common in Chinese markets. One University of Alaska professor looks at whether or not consumers would be willing to purchase wild Alaska salmon instead. ... Read More »

Kodiak Island Looks at Internet Solutions for Island Communities

Microwave tower in New York. Paul_houle / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT The City of Kodiak has easy access to internet compared to many other rural locations in the state, but Kodiak Island’s village communities are struggling. Village residents, local Native corporations, and community partners are trying to figure out how to bridge the digital gap. Port Lions, on the North End ... Read More »

Sun’aq Wins Grant to Study Invasive Species and Effect on Subsistence Resources

Signal crayfish are not native to Alaska. Discovered in the Buskin River in 2001, the population is now well established and breeding. Lisa Hupp/USFWS Kayla Desroches/KMXT What kind of threat do invasive crayfish in Alaska pose to subsistence resources? That’s a question the Sun’aq Tribe won a grant to study. The award was announced Tuesday. Tribal biologist Kelly Krueger says ... Read More »

El Chicano Restaurant to Downsize

El Chicano building. Mitch Borden / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT El Chicano Mexican Restaurant and Cantina is moving after 22 years in its current location downtown. But it’s not going far. KMXT sat down with owner Ana Bravo to chat about the restaurant’s future. Bravo sits in the bar area during off-hours. It’s a large room. Large enough for all the ... Read More »

New Owner of Former Jackson Mobile Home Park Seeks Rezone

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Jackson’s sign prior to the residents moving out. Kayla Desroches / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The new owner of the property formerly known as Jackson’s Mobile Home Park is preparing to develop the land into single-family homes. The Planning and Zoning Commission will look over a rezone request and hold a public hearing Wednesday night at its regular meeting. Up until ... Read More »

Coast Guard Medevacs Woman Southwest of Cold Bay

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Coast Guard medevac’d a woman from a motor ship roughly 40 miles southwest of Cold Bay Saturday. According to a Coast Guard press release, Global Rescue personnel got a report that an 87-year-old woman on the vessel The World had symptoms of a heart attack. Global Rescue then relayed the message to Coast Guard watchstanders, who sent ... Read More »

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