Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

Kodiak Provides Multiple Options for Thanksgiving Meals


A Thanksgiving turkey. Flickr/Kristie Moser Kayla Desroches/KMXT Tomorrow is the day of turkey, pie, and overstuffed bellies, and a few nonprofits in Kodiak want to make sure everyone can experience that. There are several opportunities to join a communal meal in town and one food bank will still be open in case feasters need last-minute ingredients, or even turkey. Alexander ... Read More »

Kodiak Family Opens Bakery in their Home


(Left to right) Sam, Karin, and Ben Stahlhut stand in front of their display table in their home and business, Simply Awesome Bakery. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A Kodiak family has just opened a bakery on Mill Bay Road above KVOK – and their display case is a table set up in their living room. There are a lot of ... Read More »

Four Kodiak Villages to Build Hoop Houses with Grant


Kodiak Archipelago community members share experiences and advice at meet and greet. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Four communities in the Kodiak Archipelago will receive grant money to help them establish hoop houses in their villages. The United States Department of Health and Human Service’s Administration for Native Americans granted The Kodiak Archipelago Leadership Institute, or KALI, $1.2 million dollars for ... Read More »

Workshop to Teach the Art of Storytelling


Picture of Celia White. Via The Island Institute Kayla Desroches/KMXT Storytelling is not only fun, it’s also a valuable skill to improve communication and be a more effective public speaker. That’s what makes an upcoming storytelling workshop especially suited to children and teenagers who may be interested in the spoken word. This weekend at the Kodiak Public Library, Celia Whitehead ... Read More »

North Pacific Fishery Management Council Introduces New Alternative After October Meeting

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Fisheries Workgroup sent a letter of community input to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council before the council’s meeting in early October. The letter focused on the gulf trawl bycatch management issue. Fisheries analyst for the Kodiak City and Kodiak Island Borough, Heather McCarty, says it encouraged the council to continue analysis on some points that ... Read More »

Godspell Actors Connect with Characters and Message


Godspell cast members rehearsing. Caleb Sharp center of circle, right. Photo by Pam Foreman Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Baptist Mission’s production of Godspell, about the life of Jesus, began last week, and KMXT invited a few members of the cast over to the studio for a conversation on Tuesday’s Talk of the Rock. You don’t need to be religious for ... Read More »

Kodiak Island Borough Begins Search for New Borough Manager

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough is recruiting for a new borough manager. That was one of the matters staff discussed at the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly work session last Thursday night, when it looked over a final draft of the job description and details of the application requirements. The meeting provided insight into the wording that could attract or ... Read More »

Seafood Processor Employees Consume Industry Advice & Meals at Training


Chef Joel prepares crab legs for lunch. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT For the fifth year in a row, the Alaska Seafood Processor Leadership Institute convened in Kodiak to guide seafood plant employees through the business and technical sides of the seafood processing industry. Its sponsors through the University of Alaska, including the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, bring in ... Read More »

Lions Club Members Convene for a Weekend of Brainstorming, Networking, and Learning


Lions Club conference lecture. Via the Kodiak Lions Club Kayla Desroches/KMXT Lions Clubs International is a world-wide organization dedicated to providing community service in different communities, from delivering glasses to in-need individuals to fundraising for disaster relief. However, Lions Clubs cast a wide net – different branches serve the needs that arise within their communities. They also get a chance ... Read More »

Borough’s Options re: Jackson’s May be Limited

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Jackson Mobile Home Park residents have been asking the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly for help since learning about the park’s upcoming closure, but it’s becoming clear that the assembly’s options are limited at this late date. That’s according to Bill Roberts, who filled in for the borough manager at the assembly’s work session Thursday night. Roberts said he ... Read More »

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