Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

Kodiak’s Larry Van Daele Joins Board of Game

Larry Van Daele

Larry Van Daele. Photo courtesy of Matt Van Daele Kayla Desroches/KMXT A former wildlife biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will apply his 34 years of ADF & G knowledge to a seat on the Board of Game. Kodiak’s Larry Van Daele recently accepted Governor Bill Walker’s appointment to the seven-member committee. He says he once gave ... Read More »

Assembly Extends Moratorium on Marijuana Business

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT Commercial cultivation, testing, and retail sale of marijuana in the borough are all issues currently before the Planning and Zoning Commission. Last week, in order to figure out that local legislation, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly extended the sunset date on a moratorium it put on marijuana business in Kodiak. Members of the assembly expressed frustration about having ... Read More »

Assembly Passes Code Exemptions for Homes Outside City Limits

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Borough Assembly gave another look at possible building code exemptions for homes outside the city limits at its regular meeting last night. The last time the code exemptions came before the assembly for a vote, Assemblywoman Rebecca Skinner was absent and the assembly voted against the exemptions. That includes Assemblyman Kyle Crow, who voted no to be ... Read More »

Assemblyman Larry LeDoux Applies for Superintendent Position

Larry LeDoux. Courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough

Larry LeDoux. Courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough Kayla Desroches/KMXT There are three finalists up for the position of Kodiak Island Borough School District Superintendent, and one is a Kodiak local. Another hails from the nation’s farthest north school district and the third is from Texas. Kodiak Island Borough Assemblyman Larry LeDoux is looking to get back into education, an ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum Recognizes Volunteer of the Year

Julia Fine. Photo courtesy of Alutiiq Museum

Julia Fine. Photo courtesy of Alutiiq Museum Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum just announced its volunteer of the year, Julia Fine, a former museum intern from Massachusetts with a love for language. The Stanford graduate first came to Kodiak in 2013 to focus on language instruction and, since then, has returned multiple times. As befitting a volunteer of the year, ... Read More »

Lions Fundraise for Guatemala Trip

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Lions Club is raising money to take a trip to Guatemala, where they’ll construct homes and conduct eye exams. Brian Sproat is one of the travelers and says he’ll be on the building side. “We have basically kinda prefab concrete building blocks that we can put together with a metal roof. They’re gonna have the concrete ... Read More »

Kodiak Students Travel to Seward for Science Competition

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak students have been hard at work studying marine science in order to exhibit their knowledge at the Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl state qualifiers this week. The University of Alaska Fairbanks event determines which teams continue onto the national level. There’s some stiff competition, says Kodiak coach Switgard Duesterloh, who conducts the class as an after-school activity. ... Read More »

Borough May Postpone Marijuana Legislation Deadline

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough may push back its marijuana legislation deadline to give the district more time to figure out zoning issues: For instance, whether or not cultivation should be allowed within residential districts. That, along with the city’s marijuana legislation, is one big topic on the agenda of the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council ... Read More »

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