Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

KIB Assembly Moves to Support Negotiations on Termination Point Easement

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has decided to support negotiations between the borough and Lesnoi Native Corporation to develop the terms of a conservation easement to Termination Point.      The public has been especially vocal about the resolution, which would open a dialogue to protecting a popular wilderness area near town.  Not only did members of the ... Read More »

Kodiak Group to Clean up Marine Debris on Shuyak Island

Kayla Desroches/KMXT An upcoming marine debris removal project will combine camping and environmental cleanup. Tom Pogson of Island Trails Network says the group has received funding from NOAA to fly a handful of volunteers over to Shuyak Island to do marine cleanup there, most likely starting summer 2016. “The goals of the project are to completely clean Shuyak, to characterize ... Read More »

Reservoir Near Normal After Rainy Weather

Kayla Desroches/KMXT For the last few weeks, City officials have asked Kodiak residents and the processing industry to conserve water due to the lowered Monashka reservoir. But after the rainy weather Kodiak has had since late September, City Public Works Director Mark Kozak says the reservoir has almost returned to full capacity. He says the middle of last week was ... Read More »

Theater Group to Explore Relationships and Humor on the Kodiak Stage

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A local group of performers called the FairWind Players will bring a comedy double feature to the Kodiak stage this week. Jared Griffin, who teaches English at Kodiak College, stars in the first performance: “Two across,” a “comedy of crosswords and romance.” “It’s a story of two strangers who love crosswords. They find themselves alone on a train ... Read More »

Museum Apple Tree Bears Fruit for Second Year in a Row


Apple on the tree on the Baranov Museum property. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT These apples are sweet and tart, most of them are green although some have a patch of red, and they fit in your palm. And according to the Baranov Museum’s Executive Director, Tiffany Brunson, they’re growing on the museum’s property for the second year in a row. ... Read More »

At Harvest Festival: Pumpkins and Rabbits

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Sale from Kodiak’s 4H branch will provide some of our fall favorites: from sweet confections to small, furry mammals. It will feature sugar pumpkins for baking and larger pumpkins suited to carving, as well as a bake sale and a petting zoo. 11-year-old 4H club member, Oskar Klausner, says he raises bunnies, which ... Read More »

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 »

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