Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

Bringing Private Letters to a Public Space


Portrait of Letters Aloud founder, Paul Stetler. Photo by Sal Celis Kayla Desroches/KMXT The editors who compiled the book, “Letters of the Century”, write in the foreword that "Letters are what history sounds like when it is still part of everyday life." That book is one you’ll find in the home of Letters Aloud organizer, Paul Stetler, who formed a ... Read More »

Artist Uses Long Line to Craft Baskets


A long line basket by Penelope Cyr-Lorensen. Photo by Penelope Cyr-Lorensen Kayla Desroches/KMXT Time and time again, Kodiak artists have proved they can turn anything into art, and tonight, one crafter will exhibit baskets she creates from long line. Penelope Cyr-Lorensen is originally from Maine, but says she learned basket weaving in Kodiak over 30 years ago. “I took a ... Read More »

KIB Assembly Talks Possible Seafood Research Center Closing and Capital Improvement Projects

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has been discussing priorities for the Kodiak Archipelago and will submit its final list to Governor Bill Walker and the State Legislative Delegation.      At the assembly’s regular meeting last night, the top four priorities out of the eight were: the construction of a Tustumena Replacement vessel, the extension of the Anton ... Read More »

Music Man to March into Town


An original poster from the movie musical. Via Wikipedia Kayla Desroches/KMXT "The Music Man" is about a band leader who comes to a small town in Iowa and recruits young men for his boy’s band, so it’s fitting that the organizers behind the musical itself are now recruiting some talented musicians and actors for the Kodiak version of "The Music ... Read More »

Providence Kodiak Receives Five Out of Five Stars in Online Tool

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A recent survey shows Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center is excelling in patient satisfaction. That’s according to a tool that Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Studies created in collaboration with other organizations called Hospital Compare, which provides data on over 4,000 medicare-certified institutions over the United States and helps patients explore their options. Carlie Franz is the Marketing ... Read More »

KPD Announces Investigator in Pletnikoff Case

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Police Department has released the name of the outside investigator looking into the case of Nick Pletnikoff, the autistic 28-year-old Kodiak man who had an encounter with three Kodiak Police officers over a month ago during which he was pepper sprayed. According to a press release the KPD sent out this afternoon, Greg Russell of Soldotna ... Read More »

He’s Just a Sweet Tranvestite from Transsexual Transylvania


Tim Curry as Frank-N-Furter. Via Kayla Desroches/KMXT It’s just a jump to the left, and then a step to the right, and you’ve completed the first two moves of the Time Warp from the campy cult favorite, the Rocky Horror Picture Show. The film is about a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed couple who wander into a castle where Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a ... Read More »

Kodiak Island Borough Assembly Talks Budget Issues, Long-term Projects

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly talked about big projects for Kodiak and the state in its work session last Thursday night. Among the first items on the agenda was the list of the borough’s state legislative capital improvement project priorities. Out of the seven projects, the Tustumena Replacement Vessel Construction was first and the Anton Larsen Bay road ... Read More »

Kodiak Island Borough Assembly Continues Discussion on Logging in Burned Area of Chiniak


Fire damage in Chiniak. Photo submitted to Kodiak Island Borough by David Nesheim Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is determining whether to log trees on borough property in Chiniak that was burned in the Twin Creeks fire. The assembly had asked several local authorities on logging and timber to attend Thursday’s work session and lend their expertise. One ... Read More »

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