Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

Wind Damages Historic Barn in Pasagshak


Damaged barn on Coplee Ranch in Pasagshak. Photo by Chris Flickinger Kayla Desroches/KMXT High winds damaged a historic barn on Coplee Ranch in Pasagshak on Wednesday. According to the NOAA daily climate report, the highest wind speed that day was 45 and the highest gust speed was 62, which was enough to bring at least part of the aging structure ... Read More »

Kodiak High School May Play Host to Kodiak’s Newest Restaurant


Mann (far left) works with students at Kodiak High School. Via Kodiak Island Borough District Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak High School’s culinary arts program can be everything from a one-year elective to a four-year course that prepares its students for the food industry. That’s a lot of budding talent. Culinary arts teacher, Chef Samantha Mann, says you may soon get to ... Read More »

KIB Assembly Talks Kodiak Fisheries Research Center Lease and Borough Manager Applications

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed lengthening a lease and accelerating a job application process at its work session Tuesday night. The borough leases the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center to NOAA through the U.S. General Services Administration, which handles federal property. Borough Manager Bud Cassidy explained the current lease expires in December 2018, and the borough is considering ... Read More »

The Solid Waste Advisory Board Recommends Rebidding Garbage Collection Service

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Roll carts and hungry bears were on the agenda at last night’s Kodiak Island Borough Assembly work session. The Solid Waste Advisory Board made several recommendations to improve waste collection around the city. One suggestion it had was to remove roll carts from streets along the brush. SWAB chair Nick Szabo said those are most likely to attract ... Read More »

Garbage Collection and Fisheries Building Lease Up for Discussion at KIB Assembly Work Session

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Garbage collection and a fisheries building lease extension are both on the agenda for tonight’s Kodiak Island Borough work session. Borough Manager Bud Cassidy explains the Solid Waste Advisory Board will recommend the assembly consider some changes to its garbage collection system in Kodiak, including what service gathers the trash. “Probably the biggest thing is they’re recommending that ... Read More »

Three Kodiak Brothers Conjure Trees and Paint Skies


Chris LeDoux. Via Kayla Desroches/KMXT Three Kodiak brothers are summoning demons, casting spells, and patching up facial blemishes in Los Angeles and Atlanta. You may wonder how these Alaskan guys ended up fixing actors’ complexions in the Lower 48. Well, it wasn’t through their powers with a brush and foundation. It’s all computerized. The LeDoux brothers are part of ... Read More »

KIB Assembly Discuss Change of Meeting Times

Kayla Desroches/KMXT At its last regular meeting, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed moving the beginning and ending times of its regular meetings and work sessions to an hour earlier than before. Instead of 7:30 p.m. the meetings would begin at 6:30 p.m., and instead of ending at 11:30 p.m., the meetings would end at 10:30 p.m. to be extended ... Read More »

Update on Metal Removal in Kodiak Villages

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough is in the process of removing metal and hazardous waste from villages on the island. Solid Waste Manager Joe Lipka says in 2013, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service granted the borough a $2.1 million grant under the Coastal Impact Assistance Program to do the removal. He explains the project follows similar efforts between ... Read More »

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