By Tim Morrow – It looks like the comments were disabled on the post entitled “Dog Attack Victim Tries to Increase Public Safety.” I believe I understand the decision to disable comments, because emotions run high when it comes to people and their dogs. As a veteran bicyclist and a dog owner myself, I wanted to restart the conversation. As a […]
By Rhonda Hubbard – As seen last Thursday night at the Seward Library, the introduction of Ballot Measure 2 is providing Alaskans great opportunity for a lot of questions, answers and a host of testimony surrounding the pros and cons of marijuana access for all uses. Recreational and medicinal users coupled with caretakers and victims of marijuana abusers have bravely […]
I want to start by saying, no matter who you are and what your past has dealt you, you are an amazing individual and you deserve everything that you desire. My personal experience with domestic violence was all verbal. That does not mean that it was not abuse. My self esteem was at rock bottom from being told horrible things, […]
Heidi Zemach for SCN – Larry Kirk, the police chief of Old Monroe, Missouri, with two decades of experience in law enforcement, came to Seward this week to offer a different perspective to the national issue of the legalization of marijuana. His travel and hotel expenses for speaking across Alaska were paid by Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), a national […]
This is a reminder to “Fall Back” one hour at 2AM on Sunday, November 2, for Daylight Saving Time.
The Peninsula Art Guild is hosting two exhibitions in November at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Avenue in Old Town Kenai across from the Oilers Bingo Hall. The public is invited to the First Thursday Opening Reception, 6-8 PM, Nov. 6, 2014 for the Annual Watercolor Exhibit and The Soldotna High School Art Club Exhibit. The art center […]
The Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a regular board meeting at 6:00 pm, Monday, November 3, 2014. The agenda includes a presentation by the Upward Bound High School project, and establishing the FY2015 State Capital Project Requests. The meeting will be held at the KPB Seward Office in Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. The […]
There has been a clarification in the marijuana legalization forum scheduled for Thursday, October 30, at 7PM at the Seward Community Library. Kristina Woolston will speak in Opposition of Ballot Measure 2 in place of Tom Tougas. In opposition of Ballot Measure No. 2: Kristina Woolston: “Kristina Woolston was raised in the southwest village of Naknek where she grew up commercial fishing with her […]
Doug Capra’s latest play will debut on November 6 at 7PM and again on November 7 at 7PM. Bring in two cans of food for the food bank and received half off of general admission.
Come learn more about the pros and cons of marijuana legalization at a special forum this week Thursday Oct 30th, 7-8 pm Seward Community Library Museum On the pro side: Larry Kirk, Chief of Police from Eastern Missouri: “The idea that we are now a ‘paramilitary’ organization has been detrimental to our profession. We have killed innocent people in […]
By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – At its meeting in Moose Pass on October 23, the Corridor Communities Association of the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area (KMTANHA) awarded over $31,000 in grants, much of it locally, with more pending. The non-profit organization receives the majority of it funding from National Park Service grants and in turn funds projects that […]
By Heidi Zemach for SCN – My Name Is Not Easy isn’t an easy book to read. Although it is extremely readable, and frequently light-hearted and hopeful, it’s also a vivid reminder of, or introduction to a painful part of Alaska’s not-so-distant past—one that reverberates strongly today. It’s a fascinating book that evokes some key aspects of rural Interior Native Alaska […]
By Heidi Zemach for SCN – A gathering of 18 people held a potluck in the basement of the Seward Lutheran Church one recent Friday evening as leader/facilitator Kenneth Blatchford laid out his vision for Mount Marathon Native Association, the new organization. Blatchford, who most there call “Kenny” dominated the discussion, as others ate, drank coffee, nodded, smiled, raised their […]
Biologists from both Lake Clark and Kenai Fjords National Parks have nearly completed their field season investigating silver (coho) salmon in the upper Resurrection River system. Resurrection Bay drainages produce one of the state’s largest coho salmon sport fisheries, which is supported by a combination of hatchery-reared and wild stocks. Because wild Resurrection River coho salmon must migrate through this […]
Heidi Zemach for SCN – Teachers wishing to enhance their student’s interest in learning about local areas have a wonderful new, award-winning tool. Marc Swanson, a lifelong teacher and national parks interpreter has created a 12-part video series of short segments set in, and giving the more interesting stories about places in our unique national heritage area, including Moose […]
November is National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo,) and once again many hundreds of thousands of people will be taking the 50,000 words in 30 days pledge. If you’ve ever wanted to get that book out of your head and onto the page, this is just the tightly reined insanity to get it done. Next Wednesday the 29th of October, past […]
A documentary about the Mount Marathon Race titled “3,022 ft.” is in post-production and is targeting Spring 2015 for release. The movie focuses on the 2014 event and is being is being crowd funded, although it is well short of its goal. For more information watch the trailer above, visit their campaign page here or visit their web site at 3022ft.com .
On Wednesday, October 22, the gate at the Box Canyon Bridge (mile 1.3 on Herman Leirer Road) will close to vehicle traffic due to deteriorating driving conditions. Visitors can continue to access Kenai Fjords National Park using other modes of transportation. For the safety of visitors and wildlife, bikes and dogs are welcome on the road and in the Exit […]
By Ralph Hulbert – I am pleased to see our community’s strong support for retention of Judge Bill Estelle. We welcomed Bill’s homecoming to Palmer, where he was born and raised, to face the high expectations of his teachers, classmates, and community. His fellow judges’ recognition of his precise and thorough legal mind, excellent character, reputation, and fairness was no […]
By Dawn McDevitt, DVSA Coordinator at SeaView Community Services – There has been a lot of media coverage about domestic violence since the release of the Ray Rice video in which he punched his then fiancé, Janay Palmer, in the face. It seems no matter what you turn on; from sports channels to talk shows, both local and national news […]
(Soldotna, AK) – Applications are currently being accepted for four state park advisory boards in Southcentral Alaska. Seats are currently available on the Southern Kenai Peninsula, Kachemak Bay, Seward, and Valdez state park advisory boards. State park advisory boards are the primary tool that state park officials use to involve the public in the management of state parks. “Public involvement […]
By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Patricia Ray Williams’ new book, There’s a Freedom Here: My 100 years of Living in Alaska, came out in print in time for her to see and appreciate it before she died, September 18, 2014, not long before what would have been her 105th birthday. A celebration of her life is being held in Seward […]
Written by Renee Estelle – I am writing in support of Palmer’s Judge Estelle, up for retention vote this election cycle. Over the years I have met several people who have worked professionally with my uncle. They have all raved about what a good and fair judge he is and how much they enjoyed working with him. However, there is […]
Anchorage, Alaska – Dan McDonald has rejoined CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation (CATC) as Revenue Control Supervisor in the Anchorage office. Dan has 20 years of history with the Kenai Fjords Tours in Seward and CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation, most recently serving as the Director of Marine Operations for CATC. In 2012 Dan took a “Breather” from his position and moved […]