Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

Vote for Your Borough and City Representatives Today

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Today is the City of Kodiak and Kodiak Island Borough Municipal Elections. Kyle Crow, Chris Lynch, and Dennis Symmons are each running for one of two three-year seats on the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, and Mel Stephens, Jonathan Strong, and Sara Alison Sundsten are running for a seat of a one-year term on the assembly. For the Kodiak ... Read More »

Walk/Bike Initiative Starting Up for Fall

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Have you been walking your kids to school or sending them off on bikes in the morning? Starting the day off actively is part of the national Walk and Roll initiative to encourage kids to be healthy. Island Trail Network’s Tom Pogson is the Safe Routes to School Coordinator and says between October 6 and 19, he hopes ... Read More »

Studebaker Releases Second Children’s Book in Series


Cover of Studebaker’s new book. Via Sense of Place Press Kayla Desroches/KMXT Songs and stories go together like outhouses and… well… octopuses? Stacy Studebaker says she’s just published a second children’s book called “Octopus in the Outhouse,” based on lyrics she wrote twenty years ago when she was part of a band in Kodiak. “We produced three music CDs with ... Read More »

Public Forum to Address Drug Issues in Kodiak

Kayla Desroches/KMXT      A public forum tonight will provide an overview on drug issues in Kodiak. Trevor Brown, the executive director of the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, says the drug problems in Kodiak have come to the forefront recently. “Because of all the break ins and things, the high-profile things, the drug needles and things and paraphernalia, I think ... Read More »

Conservation Easement Resolution on Termination Point Postponed

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly considered two separate resolutions to support negotiations on conservation easements to Termination Point and Long Island, respectively, which the Great Land trust is managing. The sale of the Leisnoi-owned land would prevent development such as timber harvest from happening in the two areas. Bill Roberts, standing in for the borough manager, explained the ... Read More »

School Board, Mayor, City Council Give Election Statements

Kayla Desroches/KMXT At Tuesday’s Kodiak Island Borough municipal election debate, candidates for the Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education, Kodiak City Mayor, and the Kodiak City Council ran uncontested. However, some chose to step up and make a statement either themselves or through representatives. KMXT hosted the debate alongside the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce and Lindsay Knight, the ... Read More »

Kodiak Quilters to Exhibit Work This Weekend


Quilt to be raffled off at show, by Jocelyn Zwiefelhofer. Via Kayla Desroches/KMXT If there’s one art form that Kodiak would be known for – besides fishing – it’d be quilting. The Kodiak Public Library is full of books on it, there are several stores dedicated to it downtown, and many people can claim it as their craft of ... Read More »

Candidate Highlights: Kodiak Island Borough Assembly Debate


The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly candidates, from left to right, Kyle Crow, Chris Lynch, Mel Stephens, Jonathan Strong, and Dennis Symmons. Pam Foreman/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Tuesday night, candidates for the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly answered a lineup of questions at a debate that KMXT hosted alongside the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce.  The seats on the assembly are the only competitive ... Read More »

Milk Run to Support Breastfeeding Mothers and Postpartum Care in Kodiak

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Several programs around Kodiak offer breastfeeding mothers care and guidance, and one of those – the KANA-affiliated Women, Infants, and Children program – recently received an award for meeting the breastfeeding rates of a government-based public health initiative called Healthy People 2020.     KANA dietician Shanna Moeder says the federal WIC program focuses on nutrition for children from ... Read More »

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