Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

Kodiak 4th in Alaska Health

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Visualized health outcomes list from Alaska data. Via State of Alaska website   Kayla Desroches/KMXT   Kodiak Island ranked fourth in a recent survey of county health in Alaska. Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon ranked first, the West Aleutian islands second, and Juneau third. Jayne Andreen works for the Alaska Division of Public Health overseeing community health improvement. She says that a philanthropic organization, ... Read More »

Youth Courts of Alaska Students Train to be Leaders

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Students across Alaska gather in Kodiak for Youth Court training conference. Kayla Desroches/KMXT   Kayla Desroches/KMXT   The United Youth Courts of Alaska is notable for encouraging youth leadership in the legal system and students’ own communities. Branches from across Alaska flew into Kodiak last Thursday for the 20th Annual United Youth Courts of Alaska Conference.     In Alaska, ... Read More »

‘Choose Respect’ March on Saturday in Kodiak

Kayla Desroches/KMXT You may see a group of people marching downtown on Saturday. And you may want to join them.  The Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center has scheduled its annual Choose Respect march for 11am that morning. Part-time Outreach Coordinator, Lauren Humphrey, describes the goal of the event. “To bring awareness to domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, bullying, ... Read More »

State May End School Bond Reimbursement

Kayla Desroches/KMXT School districts across Alaska may see their state reimbursement for new projects and construction drop for the next five years. The Senate Finance Committee advanced legislation Monday to put a hold on the state’s assistance in voter-approved bonds between January 1st, 2015 and 2020. On Wednesday, the senate voted 17 to 4 in favor of the bill. Katie ... Read More »

Preschool Changes Potty Training Policy

Diapers hanging on the line. rowdyHarv/Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT It can be difficult to find licensed preschools for children who have yet to be potty trained. St. Paul Lutheran Preschool and Childcare Center will now accept kids who are not potty trained into their classes. Katie Joca is the director at St. Paul Preschool. She says the staff hopes to  work ... Read More »

Preschool Changes Potty Training Policy

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Diapers hung up to dry. rowdyHarv /Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT It can be difficult to find licensed preschools for children who have yet to be potty trained. St. Paul Lutheran Preschool and Childcare Center will now accept kids who are not potty trained into their classes. Katie Joca is the director at St. Paul Preschool. She says the staff hopes to  ... Read More »

Auctioneer, Salesman, Magician

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Duane Hill, auctioneer from the Alaska Auction Company in Anchorage. Kayla Desroches/KMXT photos Kayla Desroches/KMXT The auctioneer wore a black suit and top hat and his voice boomed out over the main ball room at the Harbor Convention Center. Duane Hill is from the Alaska Auction Company. Saturday was the 6th time he’s flown in from Anchorage to host the ... Read More »

Auctioneer, Salesman, Magician

Duane Hill, auctioneer with the Alaska Auction Company in Anchorage. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The auctioneer wore a black suit and top hat and his voice boomed out over the main ball room at the Harbor Convention Center. Duane Hill is from the Alaska Auction Company. Saturday was the 6th time he’s flown in from Anchorage to host the Kodiak ... Read More »

City Council Moves Forward on New Website Design

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Update coming soon. The Kodiak City Council has approved a $20,000 contract for a new website.  Kayla Desroches/KMXT The City Council discussed re-designs for both their website and the fire house last night at its special council meeting. According to City Manager Aimée Kniaziowski, the city has spent funds to maintain the fire house structure, but it needs a more ... Read More »

Knots: From Irish History to the Nautical Past

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Drew Herman demonstrating one of the first stages of tying a Celtic knot. Kayla Desroches/KMXT photos Kayla Desroches KMXT For Saint Patrick’s Day, many people paid homage to Ireland with meat, drink, and making merry. Some others tapped into their artistic spirit at the Kodiak Public Library where Drew Herman led a class on how to make Celtic knots. When ... Read More »

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