Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

Bears Wander Towards Town for Some Grub

Cub in Kodiak Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. USFWS/Steve Hildebrand Kayla Desroches/KMXT Bear sightings on the road system surged in number over the weekend. Alaska Department of Fish and Game area wildlife biologist Nate Svoboda says on Monday he received reports of a sow and her two cubs at the Fishmeal plant and another of a single bear in the Otmeloi ... Read More »

Yoga Class to Feature Baby Goats

Baby goat. James Nord / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Goat yoga is a hot new trend in the fitness world, and it’s coming to Kodiak next weekend. The practice takes a typical class and throws some baby goats into the mix. In videos online, the animals bounce around and climb onto people’s backs. Depending on where they are, they may graze ... Read More »

Photographer Creates Paintinglike Scenes Using Lighting and Layers

Photo by Mike Haffeman. Courtesy of Mike Haffeman Kayla Desroches/KMXT One local photographer will display his work at the Frame Shop this month. Mike Haffeman’s photos have a painting-like quality. They’re posed and purposeful, with lighting that seems to come from no particular direction. They take hours of work. Haffeman says he walks around the scene and takes different photos, ... Read More »

Community Gardener Reports Produce Stolen

Garden beds at the community garden. Kayla Desroches / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Bike theft is common in Kodiak, but locally grown produce is also in high demand. A member of the community garden says she went to tend to her vegetables and found them missing. The Larch street garden gives residents a chance to grow their own produce in a ... Read More »

Alaska Airlines to Fix Kodiak Airport Congestion Following Construction

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Alaska Airlines is renovating the Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport, one of the airlines’ 11 terminals in the state. But following complaints about congestion, they’re going back in do some extra remodeling. Regional vice president Marilyn Romano says, following this year’s construction, there’s now a larger waiting room and restroom after security, but the baggage area is causing ... Read More »

Artist Transforms Junk Metal Into Tentacled Bracelets, Nautical Pendants

Nannette Foster. Kayla Desroches / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT On the First Friday Art Walk this week, the Alutiiq Museum will feature a local artist who uses the Kodiak environment as inspiration for crafting jewelry. One of Nannette Foster’s most recent items is an octopus pendant hanging from a chain and clinging onto green beach glass. Another is a cuff bracelet ... Read More »

Alutiiq Language Nest School Enters First Full Semester

Students and teachers in classroom in the Afognak building on Near Island during pilot semester. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A preschool designed to immerse children in the Alutiiq language is about to enter its first full semester of classes. The Administration for Native Americans granted the Sun’aq tribe roughly $2 million dollars to establish the nest school. It wrapped up ... Read More »

UAF Intern Looks at Nucleotides as Health Supplement

A popular health supplement, fish oil.Natesh Ramasamy / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Interns this summer with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute are looking at food science in Kodiak, and one is investigating a new health food fad. University of Alaska Fairbanks student Alina Fairbanks is doing market research focusing on nucleotides. “A lot people when I explain this to them they’re ... Read More »

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