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Southcentral state park advisory boards seeking new members

Southcentral state park advisory boards seeking new members

(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 […]

November 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Movember! Bringing the ‘Stache back to create awareness for Men’s Health.

Movember! Bringing the ‘Stache back to create awareness for Men’s Health.

Let’s face it, men. When it comes to our health, we act more like big, hairy animals than real men. Sure, we’re busy. Work, family, kids. When was the last time you had a nap? And going to the doctor? Forget it. If it can’t be cured over-the-counter, then it’s probably not curable, right? Wrong. These are only excuses. Most […]

November 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Health Care Exchange Open Enrollment Opens this Weekend November 15th.

Seward, Alaska – Now is the time to begin planning to sign up for affordable health insurance for 2015. Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace begins Saturday, November 15, 2014.  Financial help is available to offset the cost of insurance. 88% of Alaskans who applied last year were eligible for cost savings. Alaskans who have already signed up for […]

November 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Poverty of the Heart

Poverty of the Heart

  By H.B. Bardarson “The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many […]

November 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Homer Electric Association Presents Case for Hydro Plant Near Moose Pass

Homer Electric Association Presents Case for Hydro Plant Near Moose Pass

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – At a public meeting in Moose Pass on November 6, Homer Electric Association (HEA) spent two hours and 20 minutes of a meeting scheduled for three hours, making a case for constructing a 5-mega-watt hydroelectric generating plant powered by the outflow of Grant Lake. According to HEA, the proposed plant would add about four […]

November 9, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Nominations Open for 2015 Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards

Nominations Open for 2015 Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards

Alaska SeaLife Center Public Service Announcement – The Alaska SeaLife Center established the Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards to give recognition to those who have made significant contributions to ocean sciences, education, and resource management in Alaska. Nominations for the 2015 Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards are open now through December 8, 2014. To be awarded at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium […]

November 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Hang Onto Your Birdseed, Warm Winter Has Bears Stirring

Hang Onto Your Birdseed, Warm Winter Has Bears Stirring

Alaska Department of Fish & Game Press Release – (Anchorage) – If you enjoy feeding birds in winter, don’t place your feeders outside quite yet. Winter is off to a slow start in many parts of Southcentral Alaska and bears are still stirring. “We’ve had a flurry of bear activity reports lately, especially in parts of Eagle River,” said Jessy […]

November 7, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Civil Air Patrol Open House/BBQ November 16

Civil Air Patrol Open House/BBQ November 16

Interested in aviation? Or maybe the military? Or emergency services? If so, the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program is for you! If you’re 12–18 years old and looking for a challenge, join us for an informative introduction to Civil Air Patrol, the official civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. Learn about the incredible opportunities CAP has to offer, including […]

November 7, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – September 2014

September marked the arrival of autumn in the Kenai Fjords area with relatively mild conditions including warmer than normal temperatures, slightly above-normal precipitation and no significant wind events. Daytime high temperatures remained in the 50s and 60s (degrees F) with a maximum high of 69 degrees F reached on September 7th. Nighttime lows were well above freezing on most nights, […]

November 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Unofficial Seward Lowell Point Election Results

Unofficial Seward Lowell Point Election Results

From City of Seward Clerk’s Office – Here are the unofficial results from the November 4, 2014 General Election for the Seward/Lowell Point Precinct: US Senator Mark Begich: 300 Mark S. Fish: 37 Ted Gianoutsos: 24 Dan Sullivan: 309 Write Ins: 7   US Representative Forrest Dunbar: 293 Jim C. McDermott: 55 Don Young: 321 Write Ins: 6   Governor/Lt […]

November 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Donate Used Cell Phones at Wells Fargo for Cell Phones For Soldiers Drive

Wells Fargo Press Release – ANCHORAGE, Nov. 3, 2014 – From now through November 30, Wells Fargo and nonprofit Cell Phones For Soldiers Inc. are asking Alaskans to help commemorate Veterans’ Day by donating gently-used cellular phones at any of Wells Fargo’s 49 banking stores in Alaska, and during Alaska Aces hockey games at the Sullivan ArenaNovember 14-15. By donating […]

November 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
VOTE TODAY!

VOTE TODAY!

The 2014 General Election is today, November 4. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Seward/Lowell Point residents will vote  at the KM Rae Building located at 125 Third Avenue in Seward. Residents outside of city limits will need to vote at Bear Creek Fire Department. For voting information, please visit the State of Alaska Division of Elections website […]

November 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
FREEzing Winter Wednesdays begin November 5

FREEzing Winter Wednesdays begin November 5

    Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release – Seward, AK – November 3, 2014 – The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) invites Alaska residents to FREEzing Wednesdays. During winter months, Alaskans receive free general admission to the Alaska SeaLife Center every Wednesday, November 5, 2014 through February 25, 2015. Alaska residents must present valid I.D. for admission. Kids under 12 must […]

November 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Opinion: When Dogs Attack

Opinion: When Dogs Attack

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 […]

November 3, 2014 · 2 comments ·

Opinion: Measure 2 needs an Alaskan Design by Alaskan Authors

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 […]

November 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Do Not Settle

Do Not Settle

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, […]

November 3, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Spirited Debate Over Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure

Spirited Debate Over Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure

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 […]

November 1, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Daylight Saving Time Reminder

Daylight Saving Time Reminder

  This is a reminder to “Fall Back” one hour at 2AM on Sunday, November 2, for Daylight Saving Time.

November 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Peninsula Art Gild Exhibitions in November

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 […]

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Meeting

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 […]

October 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Ballot Measure 2 Marijuana Legalization Forum

Ballot Measure 2 Marijuana Legalization Forum

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 […]

October 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
And Now the World Again November 6 & 7

And Now the World Again November 6 & 7

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.

October 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Ballot Measure 2 Marijuana Legalization Forum October 30

Ballot Measure 2 Marijuana Legalization Forum October 30

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 […]

October 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Grants Awarded, History Preserved

Grants Awarded, History Preserved

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 […]

October 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Unforgettable Alaska story told through youngster’s eyes

Unforgettable Alaska story told through youngster’s eyes

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 […]

October 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·