Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

Salmon Fishing Period Opens

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Sockeye Salmon swimming in river. Via Watershed_Watch/Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alaska Department of Fish and Game Division of Commercial Fisheries issued a news release Monday announcing that it will open the salmon fishing period today at noon. Assistant Area Management Biologist, Todd Anderson, says the start of the season is largely dictated by the sockeye salmon escapements throughout the island. ... Read More »

The Alutiiq Museum Welcomes New Executive Director

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Digital drawing of April Laktonen Counceller via Kodiak College. Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum recently hired a new executive director. April Laktonen Counceller was an instructor of Alutiiq Language and Alaska Native Studies at Kodiak College before accepting the position. She says she’s been involved at the museum in different capacities for around twelve years, including as an employee and ... Read More »

City Council Talks Budget, Grants, and Jackson Park Meeting

Kayla Desroches/KMXT At its Thursday night regular meeting, the Kodiak City Council heard the ordinance to adopt the city’s fiscal year 2016 budget and move it along to the second reading. City Manager Aimée Kniaziowski read from the budget packet memo. It says, when compared with the fiscal year 2015 budget, the coming year’s budget has the same decrease for ... Read More »

Kodiak Fishermen to Protest Navy Training

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A graphic of the protest planned for Saturday. Via Tom Lance at the Sun’aq Tribe Kayla Desroches/KMXT In response to the news of Navy training this summer in the Gulf of Alaska, Kodiak fishermen together with the Sun’aq Tribe will hold a water-based protest Saturday afternoon.     Tom Lance is the Natural Resources Director of the Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak ... Read More »

National Weather Service to Test Automated System in Kodiak

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The National Weather Service recently announced a trial of a new data collection system that, if successful, will mean a change in work shifts for weather service employees located in Kodiak. Three representatives from the organization spoke to leaders of the community at a conference last Friday. Those at the table included several Kodiak Island Borough Assembly members ... Read More »

Crab Makes an Appearance at Crab Fest 2015

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Jeremy Abena removes crab legs from boiling water. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT When visitors drop by Crab Fest, they expect to buy, eat, and generally pig out on crab. Any type of crab will do, as long as there IS crab. Well, the crab industry may not be the bustling market of Kodiak yesteryear, but the crustacean still made an ... Read More »

Crab Fest Food: The Bruin Burger

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Sno-Bruins volunteer, Tom Abell, recieves customers’ orders at Crab Fest 2015. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Crab Fest hit town this weekend, and one of the stars of the festival was the bruin burger. On the first day of Crab Fest, there’s a line trailing away from the window of the Kodiak Sno-Bruins food cart. The nonprofit fries up the Kodiak ... Read More »

Borough Assembly Discusses Proposed Budget

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and public heard the proposed fiscal year 2016 budget at its regular meeting last night. Finance director Karl Short addressed different influences on budget, including the investments the borough would be making on various projects like the Landfill Lateral Expansion.  “The landfill’s gonna be about 3 million 768 thousand a year,” says Short. ... Read More »

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