Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

Kodiak Island Borough Finance Director Retires

Karl Short. Courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough Kayla Desroches/KMXT A Kodiak Island Borough employee is trading a life of finance for a life of leisure and fishing. Borough Finance Director Karl Short says Friday was his last day of work and the conclusion to 33 years of borough employment. Short says he joined the borough in 1983 as a ... Read More »

Middle Schoolers (and High Schooler) Share Stories on Stage

Tanner Purdy. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Children consume stories through books, their classrooms, and each other – now they’ll tell their own stories on a stage. A youth story slam tonight takes after storytelling events like Galley Tables and gives students a chance to share their memories and experiences. Ninth grader Tanner Purdy is one of the students to stand ... Read More »

Obstacle Course and 5K to Challenge Kodiak to be Active and Aware

The inverted wall obstacle at Challenge the Rock. Photo by Lauren Humphrey Kayla Desroches/KMXT An upcoming 5k and obstacle course will challenge community members to be upstanders instead of bystanders. Those of the words of one organizer, Lauren Humphreys, from the Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center, who says the event is in observation of National Child Abuse Prevention Month ... Read More »

Baranov Museum Film Intensive Makes Final Fifty in National Awards Program

Students during the 2014 film intensive speak to Toby Sullivan, executive director of the Kodiak Maritime Museum. Courtesy of the Baranov Museum Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Baranov Museum runs a film workshop for students which recently made it into the running for a national awards program. The National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Awards recognize extracurricular programs that encourage youth, and ... Read More »

Jackson Mobile Home Park: Jean Barber

Jean Barber. Courtesy of Jean Barber Kayla Desroches/KMXT A mobile home park closure on May 1 means that people have been scrambling to find alternative spots for their homes or businesses, other housing arrangements, or are even considering moving out-of-state. This week we share the experiences of several displaced home and business owners of Jackson Mobile Home Park. Not all ... Read More »

Jackson Mobile Home Park: Rick Nugent

Rick Nugent. Courtesy of Rick Nugent Kayla Desroches/KMXT The closure of Jackson Mobile Home Park on May 1 means that people have been scrambling to find alternative spots for their homes or businesses, other housing arrangements, or are even considering moving out-of-state. This week we share the experiences of several displaced home and business owners of Jackson Mobile Home Park. ... Read More »

Jackson Mobile Home Park Profiles: Shawn Dochtermann

Shawn Dochtermann strikes a serious face. Courtesy of Shawn Dochtermann Kayla Desroches/KMXT The closure of Jackson Mobile Home Park on May 1 means that people have been scrambling to find alternative spots for their homes or businesses, other housing arrangements, or are even considering moving out-of-state. This week we share the experiences of several displaced home and business owners of ... Read More »

Jackson Mobile Home Park Profiles: Cheryl Nugent

Cheryl Nugent self portrait. Courtesy of Cheryl Nugent Kayla Desroches/KMXT The closure of Jackson Mobile Home Park on May 1 means that people have been scrambling to find alternative spots for their homes or businesses, other housing arrangements, or are even considering moving out-of-state. This week we share the experiences of several displaced home and business owners of Jackson Mobile ... Read More »

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