Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

March for Life Comes to Kodiak

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A march on Saturday will give pro-life community members the opportunity to show their solidarity. The march has been going on since 1974, one year from the date that Roe v Wade made abortion legal across the United Sates. One of the Kodiak organizers, Jill Bull, said that ruling sparked the annual January 22 march. “There was just ... Read More »

Pink Salmon Season Declared Fishery Disaster

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Last week, the 2016 pink salmon season in the Gulf of Alaska officially earned the status of a fishery disaster. Pink salmon harvests were poor across the board last year. For the Kodiak management area for instance, fishermen pulled in 3.25-million pinks out a forecasted 16.2 million. Other affected areas include Prince William Sound, the Chignik Management Area, ... Read More »

Baranov Museum Seeks Volunteers for Museum Inventory

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Baranov Museum is about to hunker down and do a full inventory of its collection. Executive Director Tiffany Brunson says their holdings date back to pre-history and they’re constantly collecting artifacts from modern day. For instance, the Baranov just acquired signs and a banner from the recent Women’s March in Kodiak. She says they carried out their ... Read More »

Coast Guard Rescues Toppled Pilot

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Coast Guard rescued a pilot who had crashed northwest of Kodiak Sunday afternoon. According to a Coast Guard press release, the Anchorage sector got a mayday call from a pilot who had landed on Hallo Glacier Lake 75 miles from Kodiak. The pilot reported having set the plane down successfully on the frozen surface, but then tipping ... Read More »

City Cleans Up After Snow

Kayla Desroches/KMXT At long last Kodiak is getting snow, which means sledding, snowmen, and snow plowing. While the City of Kodiak has dealt with its fair share of ice, the city public works department now has an eye on its snowy roads. Public Works director Mark Kozak says crews typically start earlier to avoid downtown’s on-street parking, which can be ... Read More »

Class to Teach Direct Marketing to Fishermen

Kayla Desroches/KMXT An online workshop could turn fishermen into businessmen and bring them closer to the everyday consumer. Next month, Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program seafood marketing specialist, Quentin Fong, says he and other instructors will lead a series of online classes about direct marketing. “And direct marketing is fishermen that want to not sell to the processors, but ... Read More »

Women’s March Draws Crowd

Marchers set off from the high school. Photo by Pam Foreman/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Women’s March on Washington Saturday began in part as a response to the rhetoric of this past election cycle and concern surrounding the new administration. It grew into a worldwide movement which appears to have shifted to meet the needs of its participating areas. Kodiak was ... Read More »

Borough Assembly and City Council Still at Odds Over Building Code

Kayla Desroches/KMXT After two hours of impassioned discussion, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly decided to postpone a decision that would have put it back in line with the Kodiak City Council. Last summer the assembly frustrated the council when it reverted to the 1997 uniform building code in order to relax code requirements for homeowner builders in the borough. The ... Read More »

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