Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

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 »

Alutiiq Museum Hires Assistant Director

Rosanne Wilson. Courtesy of the Alutiiq Museum

Rosanne Wilson. Courtesy of the Alutiiq Museum Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum has a new assistant director to help out its executive director with daily operations and be her “other hand.” Rosanne Wilson is a lifelong Alaskan from the southwest community of King Cove and comes to the museum with a background in business and human resources. She’s worked in ... Read More »

Firefighter Trainees Test Skill on Real Interior Fire

Firefighter enters building for second rough of live fires. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Firefighter enters building for second round of live fires. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A group of trainees at the Bayside Volunteer Fire Department tested their mettle on a live fire this weekend. It’s part of a recent addition to the island: the nationally accredited Firefighter One course, which teaches aspiring rescue workers the ins and outs of being a firefighter. ... Read More »

Five Community Members Run for KEA Board


Kayla Desroches/KMXT Five members of the Kodiak Electric Association are running for three seats of three years on the KEA Board of Directors. Several of the candidates have run before. According to his bio in the annual membership meeting notice, businessman Ron Acarregui has served 16 years – as vice chairman for nine of them. Cliff Ford, assistant professor of ... Read More »

Bill to Offer Protection to Salmon Habitats Through Stricter Permitting Process

Valerie Brown speaks to audience at ComFish. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Valerie Brown (lerft) and Melanie Brown speak to audience at ComFish. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A bill introduced earlier this week could strengthen the legal protection for salmon habitats in Alaska through a reformation of the permitting process. Representatives from the Stand for Salmon coalition, which is working toward better legal guardianship of natural resources, spoke at ComFish yesterday. Salmon ... Read More »

Arctic Care 2017 Trains and Treats at Same Time

Former AC Value Center building where Arctic Care is being held. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Former AC Value Center building where Arctic Care is being held. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The former AC Value Center building is busier than usual. People are lining up in the hopes of getting free medical care for themselves and their pets. And they’re getting that through Arctic Care 2017. Arctic Care is a required training program for reserve and ... Read More »

ComFish Comes to Town


Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s favorite fishery-themed trade show, ComFish, comes to town Thursday with fishy goods like nets and boat engines. It’s not just a platform for buying and selling. ComFish also brings with it free lectures from professionals in the fishing industry, exhibitions of local talent, and free food to wrap up the day with a full stomach. Chamber of ... Read More »

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