Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

At Change of Command Ceremony, Coast Guard Cutter Munro Gets New Commanding Officer


Munro docked at base. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A Change of Command Ceremony took place at the Coast Guard base Friday as one captain handed responsibility of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro to his successor. According to Vice Admiral Charles Ray, who spoke at the proceedings, the ceremony is a long-standing tradition in the transfer of leadership.      “And ... Read More »

Citizens Speak on Jackson Mobile Home Park and Fisheries Closing at Borough Assembly Work Session

Kayla Desroches/KMXT People filled the chairs, stood in the doorways, and sat on the floor at the Borough Assembly work session last night. Many of them were residents of Jackson Mobile Home Park and say they were recently given notice that the park would be closed. Some citizens spoke up to ask for the Borough Assembly to intercede. Barbara Cobban ... Read More »

Borough Assembly to Address Property Taxes at Work Session

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Both the Kodiak City Council and the Kodiak Borough Assembly will hold meetings tonight. The Borough Assembly will begin its work session at 7:30 p.m. and continue discussion of several unresolved issues from last week’s regular meeting, including a property tax ordinance for mobile homes. Borough Manager Bud Cassidy said at last Thursday’s meeting that the ordinance would ... Read More »

Run, Walk, Scoot for Kodiak Special Olympics


Left to right, Lieutenant DJ Clumpner, Brittany Tregarthen, and Dan Canavan. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT If you like running – or biking, skipping, or hopping – you can join the Alaska Law Enforcement Torch Run & Pledge Drive for Special Olympics Alaska on Saturday. You can sponsor a participant, or be one yourself, and choose your own method of doing ... Read More »

Teaching an Ancient Language in the Newest Way

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A teacher in Old Harbor is using video chat to lead Alutiiq language classes in several villages around Kodiak. Peggy Azuyak is a master’s student in Applied Linguistics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and presented her project at the Alutiiq Language Summit yesterday afternoon at Kodiak College. She says she uses a program much like Skype to ... Read More »

Stevens and Stutes Give Update on State Budget


Representative Louise Stutes and Senator Gary Stevens at the Legistlative Update. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT On Thursday night, the Kodiak Public Library hosted a Legislative Update to give audience members an overview of the state budget while legislators are on recess. At the beginning of the talk, Senator Gary Stevens and Representative Louise Stutes summarized the current status of the ... Read More »

Kodiak College Recognizes Alutiiq Language Learners and Alutiiq Elders


From left to right, Michael Bach, Nick Alokli, and Susan Colleen Malutin. (Photo by April Laktonen Counceller) Kayla Desroches/KMXT      Kodiak College will honor Alutiiq language students and Alutiiq elders at its graduation ceremony tonight. Nick Alokli is one of the members of the Alutiiq Studies Council of Fluent elders who will be granted Faculty Affiliate status for helping ... Read More »

This Saturday: Color, Sound, and Dance


Photo of the fire dance from rehearsal of The Secret Garden. Photo by Mary Beth Loewen Kayla Desroches/KMXT If you like ballet, dancing in general, or at least cute children running around on stage, you’re in for a treat this weekend. The Little School of Dance will put on their version of The Secret Garden, based on the novel by ... Read More »

Crafters Carve Kodiak History


CJ Christiansen (right) and Mitch Keplinger discuss what to do next on their angyaq. (Photo by Kayla Desroches) Kayla Desroches/KMXT A group in Kodiak recently completed an Alutiiq boat that was commonly used on the island in the 19th century, but hasn’t been built on the island for many years. Alutiiq people once used the angyaq to travel over long ... Read More »

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