Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

City Marijuana Advisory Committee Split on Edibles

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The City Marijuana Advisory Committee has a little more time before they need to turn in their suggestions on marijuana regulation to the Kodiak City Council. Last week, they gathered to go over the last few recommendations. One issue that inspired a lot of discussion is the distance between a marijuana establishment and school property. At the meeting, ... Read More »

KEA to Demolish Former Headquarters

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Electric Association unveiled its new building on Mill Bay Road in 2015, and now it’s demolishing its former headquarters on Marine Way. According to a KEA press release, the old building was constructed in 1965 and was the home base for member service operations and the finance and administrative offices. The Hartman Sub-station was in a ... Read More »

Artist Creates Sculptures Using Marine Debris

Marine debris whale by Elizabeth Roberts. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Imagine a small black whale. It’s big enough to hold in two hands. Upon further inspection, the whale is made from plastic. But not just one plastic object. Many of them. Like the heel of a shoe, a spear gun handle, and a goggle strap. The whale is a piece ... Read More »

Assembly Still Considering Regulations for Marijuana Business and Cultivation

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Marijuana is one issue that will appear before the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly again at its regular meeting tonight. Marijuana business, and its regulation within the borough, continues to be a work in progress. Tonight, the assembly will hold a public hearing of a resolution to make the borough the local regulatory authority. That would allow the borough ... Read More »

KEA Seeks Faster Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project Expansion

Kodiak Electric Association President and CEO Darren Scott testifying in favor of HR 220. Screen capture via YouTube Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Electric Association hopes to speed up an expansion of the Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project. Congressman Don Young recently introduced a bill, House Resolution 220, for that purpose. On Tuesday, Young spoke before the House Subcommittee on Water, Power, ... Read More »

Old Harbor Student Contributes to PSP Studies

Joan Barnowsky with PSP presentation in Anchorage. Photo courtesy of Bobbi Barnowsky Kayla Desroches/KMXT A couple of Old Harbor students recently won recognition for their scientific experiments, one which tests for PSP. In late March, the 62nd  Alaska Science & Engineering Fair in Anchorage brought in over 200 submissions.  Among them were Ruby Taylor’s examination of the process of extracting ... Read More »

Kodiak Arts Council Hosts Gold Rush Themed Auction

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Arts Council will hold its annual auction this weekend. The council has been around for over fifty years, says Council Board President Veronica Costa Bolton, and the council not only raises money for the organization, but also exhibits local talent. “People donate art pieces, prints, sometimes original works of local artists, and it’s an opportunity to ... Read More »

An Upcoming Film Festival Features Kodiak Documentaries by and for Adventurous Souls

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A film festival Friday will fit some of Kodiak’s biggest adventures into one room. The event is in its eighth year and Island Trails Network Executive Director Andy Shroeder says it showcases the fantastic trips people have done over the year. “There is paragliding, sea cucumber diving, just everything you can imagine whether it’s commercial or professional or ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: NPFMC Electronic Monitoring Program

On today’s Talk of the Rock, we feature an excerpt of one of the presentations at this year’s ComFish. The ComFish trade show brought with it a series of forums from Wednesday to Friday last week. On Thursday, members of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council spoke before an audience about the electronic monitoring program they’re developing. Read More »

Saturday Brings a Day of Teaching, Art, and Culture

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A symposium this week will combine education and art. The Munartet Project, a collaboration of the Kodiak Island Borough School District, Kodiak College, Kodiak Arts Council, and the Alutiiq Museum, encourages an arts and cultures approach to teaching. That’s according to Joanne Knight, Arts and Cultures Coordinator with the school district. She says during the symposium this weekend, ... Read More »

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