Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

Galley Tables Kicks Off Fifth Season

Laura Smelser performs at Galley Tables. (Photo courtesy of Galley Tables) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Community storytelling event Galley Tables kicks off its fifth season tonight. Appropriately for both Friday the 13th and for Halloween, ‘Spooked’ is this week’s theme, and the convention center is the venue. Organizers experimented with where to hold the event for a while. Galley Tables started in ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – October 12, 2017

Coming up this week on the Alaska Fisheries Report, salmon numbers from this year are looking up compared to 2016. That’s according to a preliminary harvest summary the Alaska Department of Fish and Game just released. Also, we take a look at one of the smaller fisheries in the state: the sea cucumber dive fishery in Kodiak. We had help ... Read More »

Postmodern Jukebox to Perform

Robyn Adele Anderson performs with Postmodern Jukebox. (Photo by Zaldun Urdina / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT A band that plays contemporary tunes with a retro, jazzy twist will visit Kodiak next week. Postmodern Jukebox bass player Adam Kubota says the band is a collective, which means that band members cycle through. “And it’s just some of the most talented people out ... Read More »

Author Speaks About Experience with Domestic Violence

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A Kodiak resident shared her story recently as part of Domestic Violence Awareness month. University of Kentucky epidemiologist, Sabrina Brown, who splits her time between Kodiak and Kentucky, published a book called “I Married a Sociopath.” It covers her experiences with her ex-husband over their 20-year marriage. She says during that relationship she worked within violence prevention, but ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Today’s Talk of the Rock focuses on Domestic Violence Awareness month and how to identify and address domestic abuse. Host Kayla Desroches sits down with associate professor Sabrina Brown, who wrote a book about her experiences in “I Married a Sociopath.” Joining is Beth Davis, the outreach coordinator for the Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center. They talk about what ... Read More »

KPD Identifies Source of School Threat

Kodiak Police Department vehicles in front of Kodiak High School. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Police Department put the middle school and high school on lockdown this morning due a possible threat of violence. According to Police Chief Ronda Wallace, they were investigating a statement a substitute teacher overheard. “Something to the effect of ‘I’m ... Read More »

KPD Locks Down Schools, Public Buildings

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Police Department sent out an advisory message this morning at around 9:20 a.m. reporting that the middle school and high school were on lockdown status. KPD has since called off the lockdown and found there was no threat. The original message cautioned people to remain away from the area and stated information is limited. Subsequent alerts ... Read More »

A Look Into Kodiak’s Sea Cucumber Dive Fishery

Ivanoff shows off a cooked sea cucumber. (Photo by Kayla Desroches/KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT One of Kodiak’s smaller fisheries opened last week. Around 20 or 22 people dove for red sea cucumbers during its first 48 hours. Diver Reuben Ivanoff holds up a bag of cooked sea cucumbers. They’re spiky, brownish, and long like slugs. He and the crew, some of ... Read More »

Coast Guard Flies Hunter Back to City

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The U.S. Coast Guard located a missing hunter Saturday. According to a Coast Guard press release, the 41-year-old touched base with his hunting party at about 5 p.m. Friday. He was supposed to meet his companions near Selief Bay on Raspberry Island. He didn’t show up. At about 7 p.m., the hunting group called the Alaska State Troopers ... Read More »

Alaska Nonprofits Band Together to Bring Performers to State

Postmodern Jukebox, the next group coming to Kodiak.Zaldun Urdina / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Community arts councils from around the state are meeting in Tacoma, Washington this week. The Arts Northwest Booking Conference is a chance for Alaska nonprofits to agree on which performers to bring into the state. Kodiak Arts Council executive director Katie Oliver says, once there, they’ll watch ... Read More »

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