Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

The Fictional Fate of the Ebola Patient

(Left to right) Nurse Steve, Nurse Lydia, and patient / actor Patricia Roberts during a simulated examination. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Earlier in May, Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center conducted an ebola simulation where the hospital received and treated a patient with the disease. The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services had chosen Kodiak as the site for a ... Read More »

Downtown Farmer’s Market Enters Second Year

Kale. Photo byAlice Henneman / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT The farmer’s market downtown enters its second year today. The Wednesday market emerged from a community forum and goal-setting event called Kodiak Strong, which Healthy Tomorrows organizes. Its original purpose was to bring local foods to an accessible spot for all city residents, and it ended up in the parking lot at ... Read More »

Forum Addresses Kodiak Food Systems

Facilitator Rachael Miller listens to ideas from the locals in the room and writes them down on the paper behind her. Kayla Desroches / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT How do locals get good food when the produce shipped up from the Lower 48 is often so expensive and not so fresh? It’s an issue of concern for rural areas across the ... Read More »

Requirement of Permit to Hike Termination Point Removed

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT For years, locals have needed a permit to hike the Termination Point trail, but now they can explore the property without the permit or the accompanying fee. This spring, the Native Corporation Leisnoi passed along the land’s conservation easement to the Kodiak Island Borough. That means that land development is now prohibited, and the property is open to ... Read More »

Crab Fest Food Feature: Tacos 49

Mariana (left) and Norma in Tacos 49 truck. Kayla Desroches / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Like any good fair, Crab Fest offers a variety of foods, from the artery-clogging to the simply sweet. One new addition this year is a food truck that makes authentic Mexican cuisine. Mariana calls out from the window in the Tacos 49 truck. And, no surprise, ... Read More »

Crab Fest Ushers in a Time of Eating and Endurance Races

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s own crab-themed carnival starts today and continues with fish and chips, Nutella-smothered crepes, and local art all through Memorial Day weekend. Stephanie DeLaGarza with the Chamber of Commerce says the spit will be crowded with booths, and there a few new options for tacos, barbecue, and Filipino food. And there are rides, despite the ferry Tustumena’s extended ... Read More »

Skoda Releases Second Kodiak-Inspired Commercial

Pat Branson in a screen capture from Skoda’s new commercial. Courtesy of Skoda Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Czech car maker, Skoda, has released a second commercial filmed in Kodiak. Last year, a film crew dropped by the island to create a commercial for the first model playing off the island’s wild, untamed reputation. They featured City Mayor Pat Branson in a ... Read More »

Baranov Museum’s First Executive Director Looks Back

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Baranov Museum reached its fiftieth anniversary today and, in celebration, will invite its first executive director to share her memories. Marian Johnson says she was always interested in the structure that now holds the museum. The Erskine House is the oldest standing building in the state and a National Historical Landmark. It was also a bit of ... Read More »

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