Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

World Breastfeeding Week Raises Awareness

Kayla Desroches/KMXT World Breastfeeding Week begins Tuesday and brings awareness to the benefits of nursing. The Kodiak Area Native Association runs the Women, Infants, and Children program, or WIC, which educates island families about nutrition and food. WIC Coordinator Stephanie Jenkins says part of what she does is to sit down with future mothers and go over how to care ... Read More »

Coast Guard Works Together With Mariners on Rescue

Captain with crewman in water in the process of helping man onto vessel. Screencap from video by Air Station Kodiak Kayla Desroches/KMXT A Good Samaritan vessel and a Coast Guard aircrew rescued four fishermen in Kodiak waters on Monday. According to a Coast Guard press release, the fishing vessel Grayling capsized in Kuprean of Strait near Raspberry Island, and the ... Read More »

Missile Launch Scheduled For This Weekend

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Pilots and mariners have received alerts to watch out for a missile launch at the Narrow Cape launch facility this weekend. A Coast Guard legal notice to mariners warns vessels to steer clear of the waters around the area between 7 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 29. The notice also lists two alternative nights for this ... Read More »

Assembly Votes Problematic Borough Land Sale Off Table

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Last week, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly turned down a potentially illegal land sale. Assemblyman Dave Townsend and Rob Baer had applied to buy land on Raspberry Island. The transaction made it past the Planning and Zoning Commission before the borough’s attorney pointed out the deal may not be legal. It turns out that the mode of sale ... Read More »

Data Compares Grocery Prices in Kodiak to Other Alaska Cities

Groceries. David Mulder / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Recent data from the state provides some updated information on how much groceries cost in Kodiak on average compared to Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau. This month’s Alaska Economic Trends reports that while Kodiak has the highest rent and veterinary costs, at least the cost for wine is somewhere in the middle. The publication ... Read More »

Two Artists Design Murals That Reflect What Matters to Them

Threshold executive director Stephanie Mason (left) and Alyssa Madrid. Photo by Wendel Capili Kayla Desroches/KMXT Two artists so far have responded to a call to decorate Kodiak’s recycle sheds. Recycling center Threshold Services is seeking locals who would be willing to make the structures a little more appealing. And it’s offering a $1,000 stipend and a $220 supplies budget to ... Read More »

Chamber of Commerce Fills Community Relations Director Position

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Dana Haynes. Courtesy of Haynes Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Chamber of Commerce has hired someone to fill the position of community relations director, and it’s the Alutiiq Museum’s former gallery manager. Dana Haynes takes over from Stephanie DeLaGarza. In her new role, Haynes will put together local political forums, organize events like Crab Fest, and serve as a liaison between local ... Read More »

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