Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

Competitors at KMXT’s Run the Rock Share After-Run Impressions


Half-marathoners and 10k runners gather at the starting line. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Saturday was a crisp, rainless day, which was lucky for KMXT’s Run the Rock participants, who tackled a marathon, half-marathon, 10-k, and 5-k. The marathon began on Near Island at the Rotary Park entrance and runners continued onto Rezanoff Drive and eventually to Anton Larson Bay before ... Read More »

Community Members Give Feedback on Termination Point Conservation Easement

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The resolution to support a Termination Point conservation easement was on the agenda again at the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly’s work session last night. The resolution would confirm the assembly’s interest rather than commit the assembly to involvement. At the assembly chambers, community members filled the seats and doorway, and a few stepped up to the podum to ... Read More »

Local History Professional Recieves Recognition


Anjuli Grantham. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Baranov Museum’s curator of collections and exhibits just received the President’s Award from the Alaska Historical Society for service in the field of history. Anjuli Grantham says the award is more for her extra-curricular history activities than her time at the Baranov Museum. When she’s not working full-time in a history museum, she ... Read More »

Documentary Highlights Endangered Languages


Bob Holman. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches He’s a professor of poetry performance at Columbia University, he’s a co-director of the Endangered Language Alliance, and he’s a spoken word poet. And, as to that last item, I’ll let the man speak for himself… “I gotta rock’n’roll mythology / I gotta total apocalypse pathology / I got the most PostHysterical Poetry / ... Read More »

Walk Brings Attention to Domestic Violence’s Warning Signs

Kayla Desroches/KMXT October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and part of that awareness is being alert to the warning signs of an abusive relationship, which can range from threats to invasive behavior. Lauren Humphrey is Outreach Coordinator with the Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center and says the group’s Paws for Peace walk Saturday aims to draw attention to one ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum Releases a Series of Short Films on Archaeological Sites and Protecting Artifacts

Kayla Desroches/KMXT You may be familiar with the way security guards in museums eye you if you get too close to a painting or sculpture. There aren’t any security guards for archaeological sites on Kodiak, but artifacts deserve the same reverence. Patrick Saltonstall, Curator of Archaeology at the Alutiiq Museum, says the museum has produced a series of three five-minute ... Read More »

Crow, Symmons, Stephens Win Seats on KIB Assembly

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Election results are in for the Kodiak Island Borough 2015 Municipal Elections. For the two Kodiak Island Borough Assembly seats of three years, Kyle Crow won with 976 votes and Dennis Symmons with 897 votes and, for the assembly seat of one year, Mel Stephens won with 811 votes. Dennis Symmons said he is elated about the results. ... Read More »

Vote for Your Borough and City Representatives Today

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Today is the City of Kodiak and Kodiak Island Borough Municipal Elections. Kyle Crow, Chris Lynch, and Dennis Symmons are each running for one of two three-year seats on the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, and Mel Stephens, Jonathan Strong, and Sara Alison Sundsten are running for a seat of a one-year term on the assembly. For the Kodiak ... Read More »

Walk/Bike Initiative Starting Up for Fall

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Have you been walking your kids to school or sending them off on bikes in the morning? Starting the day off actively is part of the national Walk and Roll initiative to encourage kids to be healthy. Island Trail Network’s Tom Pogson is the Safe Routes to School Coordinator and says between October 6 and 19, he hopes ... Read More »

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