Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

Old Harbor Resident Gains State Recognition for Volunteerism

Bobbi Anne Barnowsky. Courtesy of Barnowsky Kayla Desroches/KMXT Old Harbor tribal administrator Bobbi Anne Barnowsky recently won state recognition and a place on the 2017 First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Awards. The awards began with Alaska First Lady Bella Hammond in 1975 and continue today under First Lady Donna Walker. Out of 70 nominations, four individuals were selected for ... Read More »

Navy Incorporates Tribal Input on Plan for Naval Exercises

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The U.S. Navy has pinned down what the naval exercises in the Gulf of Alaska will look like for the next few years, and the new plan reflects input from Gulf of Alaska communities and tribal entities. The Navy conducts a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement every five years, and after consultation with the public, tribes, and state governmental ... Read More »

Kodiak Considers Plastic Bag Banishment

Plastic shopping bag. Photo by Andrew Davidson / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak is looking into banning single-use plastic bags. If it does, it’ll follow communities like Bethel, Cordova, and Hooper Bay that have all enforced city-wide bans, none of which include a per-bag fee. Fairbanks tried and failed in 2009 to charge a 5 cent fee. Some communities in the ... Read More »

Election Results in for KEA Board of Directors

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The results are in for the new additions to the Kodiak Electric Association’s Board of Directors. Ron Acarregui, Cliff Ford, Terry Haines, Tyler Kornelis, and Ben Millstein ran for the three open seats of three years each. KEA members turned in their votes and, in a press release, KEA announced Ron Acarregui won with 764 votes, Cliff Ford ... Read More »

Painted Rocks Beautify Kodiak, Engage Families

Rock painted by DeAnn Medina. Photo by DeAnn Medina Kayla Desroches/KMXT The sale of acrylic paints has peaked in Kodiak, and it’s because of a new art craze in town. Painted rocks have been popping up on the local trails, café tables, and even in the meat section of Safeway. The activity, which found success in the Lower 48, has ... Read More »

Symposium Highlights Citizen Science

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A science symposium today through Friday brings with it talks on a number of coastal research topics, including how community members can keep such studies going strong through participation in the research itself. The Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium covers regional projects and collects the lectures under thematic sessions: Changing Ecosystems, Habitat and Process, Dynamic Methods, Community and ... Read More »

High School Brings Ookiest, Kookiest Family to Kodiak

Kayla Desroches/KMXT They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky. They’re altogether ooky. It’s the Addams Family – the musical. Kodiak High School Theater Arts is tackling the Broadway production, which is based on the world of the morbid, yet endearing, Addams family. Fans of the TV show from the 1960s, the movies from the 1990s, or the comic strips ... Read More »

Science Symposium Brings With It Talk on Warming Oceans

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Warming ocean conditions may be killing off seabirds and affecting fish populations, and it’s unlikely to change without intervention. That’s part of what University of Alaska Fairbanks Professor Russ Hopcroft will talk about for his lecture at the upcoming Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium. Hopcroft and his project partners study the northern Gulf of Alaska. He says in ... Read More »

Kodiak Police Department Looks at E911 Revamp

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak City Council and Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will catch up at their joint work session tomorrow night. Most of the issues on the agenda are ones they’ve discussed at length, like accessory dwelling units or marijuana regulations, but they’ll also hear from the Kodiak Police Department about the E911 system, the response system which directs calls ... Read More »

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