Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

Kodiak Island Borough School District updates handbooks, educational standards

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough School District is working on creating consistency in all its schools. It’s in the process of reviewing its student handbook. Superintendent Larry LeDoux said at a recent school board meeting that they want borough schools to be able to refer to one document. He said the school district hasn’t updated its handbook for a ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: One Man Star Wars

A one man performance of the original star wars trilogy is coming to town. Charlie Ross has been doing the show for roughly 17 years and will stop by Kodiak on his Alaska tour. KMXT’s Kayla Desroches chatted with him for this week’s Talk of the Rock.   Read More »

School district looks over possible budget issues for fiscal year 2019

Checkbook. (Photo by Jridgewayphotography / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough School District is looking at a budget shortfall for fiscal year 2019. The district business manager presented a preliminary FY19 budget to the school board at its regular meeting Monday night. School district superintendent Larry LeDoux said it’s rare for the school board to review the budget this ... Read More »

Bear sighted around town

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Residents have recently turned to Facebook to report sightings of one particular bear. Sergeant Todd Mountain from the Alaska Wildlife Troopers says they’ve taken note of those posts. “He’s been wandering around a lot down in the Harry Neilsen, Spruce Cape area down by the Navy SEAL base and up into Rasmussen’s and even down into Cut Off ... Read More »

Star Wars trilogy one-man show comes to Kodiak

Charlie Ross in character. (Photo courtesy of Charlie Ross / One Man Star Wars) Kayla Desroches/KMXT An actor is coming to Kodiak to perform a one-man show of the original Star Wars trilogy. For roughly 17 years, Charlie Ross has stood on stage without costumes or props and condensed A New Hope, the Empire Strikes Back, and the Return of ... Read More »

Kodiak Grind brings the talent and the tacos

Young violin players perform at Kodiak Grind. (Photo by Kayla Desroches/KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT St. Mary’s School recently hosted a new community event. The Kodiak Grind is fashioned after the Sitka Grind, a talent show in Sitka that’s been going on for roughly 25 years. On Friday, parents, kids, and community members gathered in St. Mary’s gym to listen to a ... Read More »

Volleyball club opens up to younger students

Volleyball. (Photo via pxhere) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The volleyball community is opening up to a younger group of future athletes. Kodiak Island Volleyball Club coach Merissa Koller-Williams says, starting after Thanksgiving, the club will teach volleyball basics to kids in third through fifth grade. “Basically, in our community, there’s no opportunities to play until you get into sixth grade. So, the ... Read More »

Professor consults on Alaska’s developing commercial seaweed industry

Mike Stekoll at the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center on Near Island. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The federal government is investing in Alaska’s growing seaweed farming industry. According to an Alaska Sea Grant press release, the U.S. Department of Energy recently awarded the University of Alaska Fairbanks a half million dollars in funding for research. Mike Stekoll, ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – Nov 16, 2017

Coming up on this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report, the state is taking a lead in the global market as far as salmon prices go. And the Trump administration is looking at a decision that could change the future of the Pebble Mine. We had help from the Alaska Energy Desk’s Elizabeth Harball in Anchorage, KUCB’s Laura Kraegel in Unalaska, and ... Read More »

Kodiak College holds lecture on race

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A local lecturer is tackling race in a two part course. Kodiak College English professor Jared Griffin led the first class on Tuesday and traced ethnicity all the way back to the roots of the human race. “I begin 500,000 years ago with Lucy in Africa and you’ve gotta talk about migration patterns and then how groups of ... Read More »

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