Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

Budget and Construction on Agenda for KIB Assembly Regular Meeting

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Those who tune into – or sit in ON – tonight’s Kodiak Island Borough Assembly regular meeting will hear members of the public address home construction issues and the assembly address the borough’s budget. As far as house construction goes, Assemblymen Kyle Crow and Larry LeDoux have both championed the need to relax engineering requirements home builders go ... Read More »

Kodiak Artist Creates Paintings You Can Both See and Touch

A tactile painting by Cunat Spencer. Photo Courtesy of Cunat Spencer Kayla Desroches/KMXT An artist just received a Kodiak Arts Council scholarship to create a series of white-on-white paintings that use layers and texture to create landscapes viewers can both see and feel. Cunat Spencer says she’d previously steered away from white paintings because she does so many Kodiak landscapes, ... Read More »

Petition Seeks Small-Scale Fish Sale in City Harbors

Chef Bradley Ewing, from the Outdoor Channel TV Show “Alaska’s Wild Gourmet”. Photo by Stacy Studebaker Kayla Desroches/KMXT Locally sourced produce is all the rage in Kodiak – from farmer’s markets to food co-ops, and some residents hope that attitude will extend to seafood. On the first day of Crab Fest Thursday, a collection of local groups joined together to ... Read More »

Kodiak College Suspends Several Programs With Low Enrollment

Textbooks. Photo by Rob Wall/Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak College is cutting a few programs which are no longer in demand and draw on unnecessary funds. The suspensions come during a difficult fiscal time for the state, and academic leaders have previously said no program is off the table. Earlier in May, the University of Alaska Anchorage agreed to Kodiak College’s ... Read More »

City Council Holds First Reading of FY17 Budget

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak City Council held the first reading of its fiscal year 2017 budget last night at its regular meeting. It’s been a focus of discussion at many council meetings for the last few months, and Councilman John Whiddon pointed out all the hard work that has gone into its final form. “I’m ready to move this forward ... Read More »

Jeeps, Horses to Join Crab Fest Parade Saturday

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Crab Festival Grand Parade this weekend means the community will see an officious trail of people, animals, and cars mosey along Mill Bay Road Saturday morning. Chamber of Commerce community relations director and crab fest manager Stephanie DeLaGarza says those are just some of the sights you’ll see in the historic Crab Fest parade. “There’s several horses ... Read More »

Kids Can Learn Wild Toolmaking, Ukulele This Summer

Kayla Desroches/KMXT How’d you like to take a class in fabric dyeing one day and wild toolmaking the next? Well, if you’re a kid, you’ll be able to. The Kodiak Arts Council‘s Sum’arts for Kids starts Monday and will offer classes that are perfect for enterprising young artists. Programs Coordinator Erin Starr-Hollow says the Sum’Arts schedule includes both the annual ... Read More »

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