Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

Kodiak Public Library Joins Project Geared Toward Middle Schoolers in Rural Communities

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Public Library was just accepted into a program geared toward youth in rural areas. The Future Ready with the Library project will help middle schoolers with college and career readiness and begin with 20 different librarians. The project’s organizing agencies are the Young Adult Library Services Association and the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, and ... Read More »

Borough and City Embark on Process to Consider Consolidation

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak City Council and Kodiak Island Borough Assembly broached the topic of consolidation for the first time since voters decided the two bodies should explore forming into one unit of government. At the council and assembly joint work session Wednesday night, Assemblyman Larry LeDoux said he wanted to leave the meeting with an idea of how to ... Read More »

New Performance Piece Gets a Little Meta

Dianne Ibarra as Rose and Jeff Huntley as Sam. Pam Foreman/KMXT

Dianne Ibarra as Rose and Jeff Huntley as Sam. Pam Foreman/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A new play from FairWind Players will switch up the typical seating arrangements. Jared Griffin is the director of the Flick, a Pulitzer Prize winning play by Annie Baker about three young ushers who work at a movie theater that still uses 35 millimeter film projectors. The ... Read More »

Lawyer Speaks on Use of Body Cams in Light of KPD Decision to Reinstate Program

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Police Department recently reinstated its Body-Worn Camera Program with a new and improved model. Last December, KPD Chief Ronda Wallace notified her employees that the program would be suspended – not long after the city was forced to surrender a body-cam video under court order. The video in question recorded the events of Sept. 16, 2015, ... Read More »

Second Borough and City Joint Work Session to Address Consolidation Advisory Vote

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT Tomorrow the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council will hold their second joint work session since the two bodies declared they would open up better lines of communication. Based on the agenda, the meeting will be a venue for discussions between the council and assembly, but also provide a platform for staff updates. One of those ... Read More »

KPD Chooses New Camera Model for Body-Worn Camera Program

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT Days after a superior court judge ordered the release of a body cam video, the Kodiak Police Department suspended its Body-Worn Camera Program, which began in February 2015. However, it wasn’t until this summer that KPD announced the suspension. At a Kodiak City Council regular meeting in August, Police Chief Ronda Wallace outlined some of the department’s reasons ... Read More »

Panelists Bring Lighter Side to Fisheries Debate

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT Candidates for U.S. Senate participated in a fisheries debate in Kodiak this week, and not all of the topics were about federal fisheries issues and tax dollars. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, Democrat Ray Metcalfe, and independents Breck Craig and Margaret Stock stood up on stage and answered a round of more personal questions. The first was directed to ... Read More »

At City Meeting, Parents Express Concern for Commuting Kids

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT School road safety and gun restrictions were both issues that came up at last night’s Kodiak City Council regular meeting. The council held its second reading and public hearing of an ordinance that would restrict the discharge of firearms within city limits. It comes from a concern for pedestrians in areas where some hunters kill deer, such as ... Read More »

Candidates for U.S. Senate Weigh-in on Monitoring Methods

At podiums, left to right, Margaret Stock, Lisa Murkowski, Ray Metcalfe, and Breck Craig. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

At podiums, left to right, Margaret Stock, Lisa Murkowski, Ray Metcalfe, and Breck Craig. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Four candidates for U.S. Senate participated in Kodiak’s traditional fisheries debate Wednesday night, and for two hours answered questions about everything from naval exercises in the Gulf of Alaska to which federal fishery would they participate in if they were fishermen. Panelists ... Read More »

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