Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

Kodiak Fisheries Work Group to Downsize

Cold Bay, AK (Photo: K. Mueller, USFWS) Kayla Desroches /KMXT The city and borough’s joint Fisheries Work Group is looking to reorganize itself. Right now, it’s required for three representatives from each the Kodiak City Council and Kodiak Island Borough Assembly to sit on the advisory group. However, not all work group members consistently attend. At a meeting yesterday, some ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – Sept. 28, 2017

Coming up this week on the Alaska Fisheries Report, conservation concerns about king salmon has put a damper on sport fishing in Southeast over the last few months. But fishermen will get another crack at reeling them in soon enough. And this time keeping them. Also, where do nets go after they’ve served their purpose? As it turns out, in ... Read More »

Three Incumbents Run in City Election

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Municipal elections are approaching for the Kodiak Island Borough and the City of Kodiak, and three city council incumbents have vouched to return to their seats. Current city mayor and Senior Citizens of Kodiak executive director, Pat Branson, is up for another two year run. The city first elected Branson in 2011, and she served as a city ... Read More »

Coast Guard Cutter Crew Performs Medevac in Arctic Waters

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The U.S. Coast Guard medevac’d a man from a Chinese research vessel Saturday. According to a coast guard press release, crew from the Coast Guard cutter Alex Haley performed the medevac offshore from Nome. As stated in the press release, the Coast Guard received a request to send help to the vessel Xue Long, reporting a Chinese citizen ... Read More »

Odd Year, Good Salmon Season

Pink salmon. (Video still by Chris Newly) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The salmon season is winding down, and numbers show it was a good year. James Jackson, the Kodiak Commercial Salmon Area Management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, says any year where fishermen harvest more than 30 million salmon is a good one, and the Kodiak area is ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Trip to Russia and New Maritime Museum Exhibit

On today’s Talk of the Rock, we start off with an interview between KMXT’s Mitch Borden and a group who just returned from a trip to Russia. Daria Simeonoff from Saint Herman Theological Seminary, her husband Walter Simeonoff, their son Triston, and the seminary’s Father John Dunlop traveled to St. Herman’s hometown with a group of other Kodiak locals. They’ll ... Read More »

Baranov Museum Redesigns Ground Floor

A look into one of the museum’s exhibits. (Courtesy of the Baranov Museum) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Baranov Museum is redesigning its exhibits. Executive Director Sarah Harrington says staff reached out for public input when they began the process in 2012. “What we found is we had a lot of feedback based on the fact that our current exhibits were not ... Read More »

Council Considers Harvester-to-Customer Sale

Kodiak harbor downtown. (Photo by Joseph / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Fishermen may soon be able to sell their catches directly from their vessels. At a work session tonight, the Kodiak City Council will discuss a code amendment that would allow the sale of fresh seafood from city harbors. Last year, the council received a public sentiment petition with almost 70 ... Read More »

Art Project Encourages Salmon Discussion

Children write responses to fisheries-based questions. Kitty Farnham sits far right. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The first cohort of Alaska Salmon Fellows is wrapping up its pilot year with final projects. The program brings together different innovators in the state, from policy makers to artists, and prompts them to start discussions about the salmon industry. Local ... Read More »

Brewery Pursues Deck Construction

Beer. (Photo by Susan Ujka / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Brewery is moving up in the world – literally expanding up into a second level. The owner, Ben Millstein, is looking into installing a deck above the covered entryway. To do that, Millstein needs to increase off-street parking requirements and to do that he needs to go through ... Read More »

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