Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

Borough Land Sale Highlights Policy Issue

Baer and Townsend’s purchase request mapped out. Courtesy of Kodiak Island Borough Kayla Desroches/KMXT Tonight at the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meeting, the assembly will address a purchase one of its members had hoped to make of borough land. As covered in the meeting packet, Assemblyman Dave Townsend and Rob Baer own a parcel of land on Raspberry Island and ... Read More »

Golf Pro Dave Stockton to Visit Kodiak for Fundraiser

Golf club and ball.Krzysztof Urbanowicz / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT An award-winning golfer turned golf instructor is coming to Kodiak. Dave Stockton has won multiple PGA Tour tournaments and, at 75, is now imparting the tricks of the trade to other golfers. Stockton also throws a fundraiser into the mix every once in a while. While in Alaska, he’ll drop by ... Read More »

Nonprofits Receive Skoda Car Company Donation

Kodiak Mayor Pat Branson accepts a $25,000 donation from Skoda on behalf of the Kodiak Community Foundation. Kayla Desroches/KMXT A local grant program just distributed a large donation to community nonprofits. In 2016, Czech company Skoda flew to Kodiak and filmed a commercial on the island for its new SUV, Kodiaq with a q, which played on the island’s wild ... Read More »

Summer Camp Leads Kids in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Activities

Little boy doing activity with test tubes. Tubes are filled with colored water and dry ice for bubbles. Martin Cron / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT A camp this summer is making science, technology, engineering and math activities accessible to young kids. St. Paul Preschool has been running camps along STEM themes all summer. That includes weeks focused on weather, engineering, and ... Read More »

Pink Salmon Season Forecast Looks Positive

Pink salmon splashes through shallows. K. Sowl / Alaska Region U.S. Fish and Wildlife Kayla Desroches/KMXT It looks like numbers at this early point in the pink salmon season are settling back into a normal pattern for the Kodiak region. The pink season in the Gulf of Alaska was so bad in 2016 that the federal government issued a disaster ... Read More »

Borough Plans Well for Chiniak Community

Photo from a U.S. Coast Guard overflight of the Twin Creeks fire in 2015. Kelly Parker / USCG Kayla Desroches/KMXT When the Twin Creeks fire burned the Chiniak forest in 2015, it also took with it the Chiniak library. The structure housed the community’s books, served as a meeting place for kids, and was also the local tsunami shelter. In ... Read More »

City Employees Receive Cost of Living Adjustment

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Cost of living tends to be higher for Alaska cities than for many places of similar size in the Lower 48. The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s publication, Alaska Economic Trends, ranks cost of living according to a scale where the average for U.S. cities is 100. That factors in things like groceries, health care, and ... Read More »

Local Special Olympics Athlete Moves Off Island

Chris Kavanaugh. Kayla Desroches / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A local athlete, Special Olympics strongman, and community member is moving to the Lower 48 after a lifetime in Kodiak. Chris Kavanaugh has won medals time and time again for competing in Special Olympics competitions. And he’s traveled around the world to do it. In 2011, he went to Athens, Greece for ... Read More »

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