Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

Kodiak puts hold on fisheries analyst services

Kodiak downtown area. (Photo byRaymond Bucko, SJ / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak may be without a fisheries analyst for a while. That’s according to Kodiak City Councilman John Whiddon, one of the two city representatives who attended what was scheduled to be a meeting of the city and borough’s joint Fisheries Work Group yesterday (WED). Without a quorum, the meeting ... Read More »

Senate directs funds to 2016 fisheries disasters

Pink salmon in Valdez. (Photo by Kimberly Holzer / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The state may be a step closer to securing relief funds for the Gulf of Alaska 2016 pink fishery disaster. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan signed off on a letter to the United States Senate this year in which they wrote that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric ... Read More »

Actors bring the lives of three historic first ladies to stage

Lady Bird Johnson, a screen cap from “Moody College Legends – Lady Bird Johnson.” (Courtesy of Moody College of Communication / Vimeo) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Three first ladies will perform the monologues of their lives on the stage this week. Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, and Betty Ford will talk about themselves, their husbands, and their experiences through the voices of ... Read More »

Ballet student travels off island for new perspective

Bianni Penaloza. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT A young dancer is flying to Salt Lake City, Utah this week. According to Mary Beth Loewen, owner of Next Step dance studio, the 12-year-old will participate in the Youth America Grand Prix, which will include a regional qualifying competition and classes. She says travel is common for dancers in ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Tea for Three

This week’s Talk of the Rock features an upcoming play, “Tea for Three,” about three first ladies and their lives. Rosemary Culver plays Lady Bird Johnson, Jody Carman is Pat Nixon, and Abigail Duston acts in the role of Betty Ford. Also joining is director Mary Patterson. Read More »

High school orchestra program holds first fundraising effort

Director of orchestras for the Kodiak Island Borough School District, Walter Muelling, speaks to high school musicians. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The High School Orchestra program is at the beginning of a fundraising effort for a 10-day trip to Wisconsin. There, they’ll attend a Chicago Symphony Orchestra performance, play with other student musicians, and meet with ... Read More »

Kodiak artist honored at Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards

Alvin Amason with Big Sum Bich #2 in his Anchorage studio, 2016. The oil on canvas painting was purchased by the Alutiiq Museum with support from the Rasmuson Art Acquisition Fund. (Photo courtesy the Alutiiq Museum) Kayla Desroches/KMXT A Kodiak raised artist won recognition at the Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards this year. Governor Bill Walker presented the eight awards ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – February 08, 2018

Coming up on this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report, Southeast lawmakers have an eye on fisheries. They’re concerned about funding for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in the face of major budget cuts. Also, fish in the Bering Sea aren’t competing against invasive species for resources – yet. But scientists are trying to figure out what areas might be ... Read More »

Kodiak Bears take second win of season

Basketball hoop. (Photo by Tom Woodward / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak varsity boys’ basketball team, the Bears, is mid-season and working toward qualifying for the state tournament. They played Kenai on Friday and Saturday. KMXT followed up with the team’s coach after the weekend’s games. The gym was packed – which Coach David Anderson says isn’t unusual for a ... Read More »

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