Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

Talk of the Rock: Special Olympics

From left to right, Lindsay Knight, Nicolle Egan, and Janet Baker. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) On this week’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches sits down with organizers of Special Olympics Alaska. Joining her are vice president Nicolle Egan, commissioner of powerlifting Lindsay Knight, and volunteer Janet Baker. They chat about the role of Special Olympics in ... Read More »

St. Mary’s School installs new stage

Co-principal Brian Cleary and students put together new stage. From left to right, Aiden Medeiros, Alexa Lochman, and Cleary. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT St. Mary’s school is holding another Kodiak Grind, a new talent show based on the Monthly Grind in Sitka, and they just got a new stage. A few middle school students are working ... Read More »

Moment in Kodiak: Myrtle Olsen

C.A. band with local ladies, possibly in the ski chalet in the early 1940s. Myrtle Olsen second from far left. (Photo from the Baranov Museum collection) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s rich history is recorded in historical documents, firsthand accounts, and photographs. They contain more than just facts and dates. They’re also evidence of everyday life: the restaurants people went to, the ... Read More »

Baranov Museum receives funds for stone artifacts

Collections manager Michael Bach in Baranov Museum. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Baranov Museum just received a grant for its collection of stone artifacts. The Baranov museum is also called the Russian-American Magazin and the Erskine House. In Kodiak, it’s known for covering the Russian side of local history while the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – Jan 11, 2018

On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report, fishermen in Homer are losing a longtime local fish buyer and processor. The Auction Block is trying to sell its business, but money it owes to the City of Homer could be holding it back. Also, with Pacific cod and halibut stocks on the decline, some fishermen in Kodiak are looking for alternative winter ... Read More »

Kodiak looks at doing economic impact report for cod

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak is looking into commissioning an economic impact report for the Pacific cod fishery. Recently, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council cut Pacific cod quota by 80 percent due to declines in stock. Fishermen are now gearing up for a thin season. The Kodiak Fisheries Work Group discussed the possible analysis at its meeting last night. Executive Director ... Read More »

Kodiak fishermen find extra work through halibut research amid stock concern

Fisherman Terry Haines next to a container of bait. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Pacific halibut fishery may see a drop in stock over the next few years and the International Pacific Halibut Commission, which regulates the fishery, uses surveys in Kodiak waters to collect data. The surveys also give local fishermen another job to tackle ... Read More »

Moment in Kodiak: Bob Johnson

Photo of the Orpheum theater, Bob Johnson third from left. (Photo courtesy of the Baranov Museum) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s rich history is recorded in historical documents, firsthand accounts, and photographs. They contain more than just facts and dates. They’re also evidence of everyday life: the restaurants people went to, the entertainment that filled their days, and the people they spent ... Read More »

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