Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

Knots: From Irish History to the Nautical Past

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Drew Herman demonstrating one of the first stages of tying a Celtic knot. Kayla Desroches/KMXT photos Kayla Desroches KMXT For Saint Patrick’s Day, many people paid homage to Ireland with meat, drink, and making merry. Some others tapped into their artistic spirit at the Kodiak Public Library where Drew Herman led a class on how to make Celtic knots. When ... Read More »

Kodiak Welcomes Second Senior Housing Building

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Emerald Heights from the front. Kayla Desroches/KMXT photos Kayla Desroches/KMXT There’s now a second housing option for Kodiak residents over 55. The Kodiak Island Housing Authority is ready to start accepting rental applications and has started giving tours of Emerald Heights, its new apartment complex on Near Island. Though built and operated by the Housing Authority, it does not have ... Read More »

City Council Talks Brechan Pit Safety and Future Discussion of Marijuana Use

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  City Council members view powerpoint of Brechan pit with City Engineer, Glenn Melvin (Center). Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak City Council discussed gravel pits and marijuana at its work session last night, among other matters to be addressed at Thursday’s regular meeting. The quarry that Brechan Enterprises created on Near Island at St. Herman Harbor could be a ... Read More »

Colorful and Camouflaged: Kodiak Island Kids Draw Local Birds

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Tonya Lee (left) and Mary Ruskovich hold two top entries by Hunter Simeonoff, grade 4 from Old Harbor (left) and Denise Kalmakoff, grade 8 from Akhiok. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Children from around Kodiak Island took part in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife calendar competition this year. The department holds The Alaska Migratory Bird Calendar Contest annually. This is the ... Read More »

KEA Incumbents Speculate on Dearth of Candidates

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KEA incumbent candidates Stosh Anderson, Michael Brechan and Cliff Davidson. KEA photo Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Electric Association will welcome three of its board members back into the fold this April. The three candidates are all incumbents with no one to challenge their places on the Board of Directors. Michael C. Brechan, who has served 27 years on the board, ... Read More »

Budget Priorities Get First Look at School Board Meeting Tonight

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Kodiak Island Borough building where the Board of Education meeting will take place. Kayla Desroches/KMXT  Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education will be discussing the Fiscal Year 2016 budget at tonight’s regular meeting, as well as the the potential purchase of over a half-million-dollars in new computer equipment.  Members will hear from a Citizen Budget ... Read More »

Budget Priorities Get First Look at School Board Meeting Tonight

The Kodiak Island Borough Building where the Board of Education meeting will take place. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education will be discussing the Fiscal Year 2016 budget at tonight’s regular meeting, as well as the the potential purchase of over a half-million-dollars in new computer equipment. Members will hear from a Citizen ... Read More »

Assembly, P&Z Hash Out Way Forward in Code Process

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and the Planning and Zoning Commission met Thursday night in a regularly scheduled quarterly meeting, though it had special significance since the recent code revision project was halted by a P-and-Z vote last month. “And just to be clear at the last public meeting they adopted a motion to postpone indefinitely the code ... Read More »

KEA Incumbents Assured of Another Term

Kayla Desroches/KMXT At its annual membership meeting in April, the Kodiak Electric Association will announce the winners of the board of directors election. However, since only incumbents have filed, all three will be familiar faces. The three candidates, Stosh Anderson, Michael C. Brechan, and Cliff Davidson each have 14 or more years of experience on the KEA board. And since ... Read More »

Bear Paw Quilters Help Girls and Women in Africa

The contents of a typical feminine hygiene kit collected by the Kodiak Bear Paw Quilters for girls in Africa. Kayla Desroches/KMXT photo Kayla Desroches/KMXT Days for Girls International is an organization that provides feminine hygiene kits and sex education to girls and women mainly in Kenya, Uganda, and the Congo. Kodiak Middle School teacher Jennifer Eubank reached out to the ... Read More »

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