Alaska

Municipal Entitlement Land Selection Finalization Project 2015

http://www.borough.kenai.ak.us/landmgt/entitlements/2015-land-selection-interactive-survey The 2015 land swap is available on KPB website at the above link. There are also maps posted in the KPB Seward Annex located in the Sea View Plaza. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 10:00 to 3:00. Phone number is 224-2001 The deadline for State input is February 6, 2015.

January 27, 2015 ·
Seward Mariners Memorial Donor Plaque

Seward Mariners Memorial Donor Plaque

Dot Bardarson proudly points to the donor plaque mounted on the end of the graceful Wave Wall recently constructed as part of the Seward Mariners’ Memorial.  Holland America viewed this project worthy of substantial support.  The wall serves as a wind break as well as a decorative part of the memorial complex, the focus being the lighthouse overlooking Resurrection Bay.  […]

January 27, 2015 ·
Alaska SeaLife Center Caring for Blind Harbor Seal

Alaska SeaLife Center Caring for Blind Harbor Seal

Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release – ​The Alaska SeaLife Center is currently caring for a blind harbor seal. Bryce was the last harbor seal pup rescue of 2014 after being found at Land’s End in Homer, AK. Because of his blindness, Bryce has been deemed non-releasable by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-National Marine Fisheries Service. Veterinary staff believe he […]

January 26, 2015 ·
Free Alaska Film Premiere

Free Alaska Film Premiere

January 26, 2015 ·
Kenai Fjords National Park YCC Program Announces Openings for 2015 Summer Season

Kenai Fjords National Park YCC Program Announces Openings for 2015 Summer Season

If you are 15-18 years old, like the outdoors, and are looking for a fun summer job, this opportunity is for you! This summer Kenai Fjords National Park is offering several positions to local youth interested in working for the Federal Youth Conservation Corps (YCC).  Students will have a chance to engage visitors, learn what it takes to maintain the […]

January 26, 2015 ·

Opinion: Blaming oil tax reform for Alaska’s current budget deficit is just plain wrong

By Jim Jansen – Our budget deficit today is a result of low oil prices, low oil production and overspending, not oil tax reform. A group of Native leaders, unions, businessmen and thousands of Alaskans who care deeply about Alaska’s long-term economic future led a three-year campaign to reform oil taxes to stop the decline of oil production. We spent […]

January 23, 2015 ·

Putting Poems in State Parks: Poems in Place invites you to join us

Poems in Place Kickoff Events in Seward February 6th & 7th Poems in Place places poems by Alaskan writers on permanent signs in two of Alaska’s State Parks each year. This year we are seeking poems for Caines Head State Recreational Area, Seward and Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park, Kodiak. ~ An Evening of Poetry will be held at Resurrect […]

January 22, 2015 ·

An Invitation for Poetry Submissions for Alaska’s State Parks

What might happen when the old knowing that lives inside poetry marries the voices of wind, river, forest, the pull of the tide, or the quiet rhythm of a lake and is available to all who pass by? From February 1 to April 1, 2015, Poems in Place invites Alaskans to submit poems for Caines Head Recreation Area, near Seward […]

January 22, 2015 ·

Oil/Chemical Tanker Loses Propulsion Near Anchorage

US Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class, Shawn Eggert reports that Pyxis Theta, a 600-foot oil/chemical tanker lost propulsion after leaving Port of Anchorage on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Coast Guard has no reports of injuries or pollution linked to the incident. Eggert said that USCG did not deploy assets to the scene. Tugs Glacier Wind and Stellar Wind escorted Pyxis […]

January 22, 2015 ·

Winter Weather Advisory for Western Kenai Peninsula

WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…KENAI…SOLDOTNA…HOMER… COOPER LANDING 408 PM AKST WED JAN 21 2015   …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THURSDAY TO 6 PM AKST FRIDAY…   THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THURSDAY TO 6 PM AKST FRIDAY. […]

January 21, 2015 ·
Freighter Loses Power in Cook Inlet

Freighter Loses Power in Cook Inlet

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Near the end of its run from Tacoma, Wash. to Anchorage, Alaska, motor vessel Midnight Sun partially lost power and proceeded to Kachemak Bay under orders from US Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Western Alaska, Paul Mehler III. Radio and e-mail logs at the Homer Harbormaster’s office indicate that the 839-foot M/V […]

January 21, 2015 ·

Only One Chance: How Contaminants in our Environment Impair Brain Development

Statewide teleconference 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Wednesday, February 4, 2015 The brain is an extremely complex organ that has to undergo a variety of developmental stages in a particular sequence and at a particular time to develop properly. What happens when the developing brain is exposed to environmental toxicants such as lead, mercury, pesticides, PCBs, or PFCs? These and […]

January 20, 2015 ·

KPB Municipal Entitlement Finalization Project

The KPB Land Management Division is working with the State, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mining, Land and Water in the land selection process. The State of Alaska has a process in place which must be followed in order to receive municipal entitlement lands. There have been multiple applications made by KPB to the State of Alaska for municipal […]

January 20, 2015 ·

Peninsula Art Guild ‘Calling for Artists’ for March 2015 Biennial Judged Art Exhibit

The Peninsula Art Guild is ‘calling for artists’ to enter their March, 2015 Biennial Judged Art Exhibit at the Kenai Fine Arts Center.   Up to two pieces, may be submitted no later than5pm, Saturday, Feb. 28 to the art center at 816 Cook Avenue in Old Town Kenai.  Artwork must be original and ready for presentation.  Cathleen Rolph will […]

January 20, 2015 ·
State Seeks Quick Input on Land Conveyances Around Moose Pass and Beyond

State Seeks Quick Input on Land Conveyances Around Moose Pass and Beyond

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — In a preliminary decision signed Jan. 6 by Alaska Department of Natural Resources section chief Bruce Phelps, state of Alaska said yes to some (but no to much) state land near Moose Pass and around the peninsula transferring into Kenai Peninsula Borough ownership. Although the public process of selection started years ago, KPB, its […]

January 20, 2015 ·
Polar Bear Jumpoff Still Going Strong at 30

Polar Bear Jumpoff Still Going Strong at 30

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – About 100 people lined the dock of Seward’s Small Boat Harbor, and leaped into the chilly Resurrection Bay waters Saturday afternoon January 17 to benefit the American Cancer Society and help achieve its goal to assure more birthdays. It was a balmy 35 degrees and raining lightly off and on. This is the […]

January 19, 2015 ·

30th ANNUAL POLAR BEAR JUMPOFF FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 2015

Purchase tickets for the Hotel Seward/American Legion Split The Pot fundraiser for Children with Cancer. Call 224-8001 or 224-5440 for information. 10- 5 Adventure Sixty North – Winter Wilderness Tour Company Exit Glacier – Snow Shoe, Snow Coach Tours, kayaking – Throughout the week. Please call or email in advance: adventure60.com 224-2600 THURSDAY, JAN. 15 7 – ? pm Poker Tournament […]

January 16, 2015 ·
The Alaska SeaLife Center announces the Summer of Sharks!

The Alaska SeaLife Center announces the Summer of Sharks!

Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release – Seward, Alaska (January 15, 2015) – Science meets art as the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) brings the Buzz Saw Sharks of Long Ago exhibit to Seward, Alaska. The exhibit is on loan from the Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) and is done in collaboration with Ray Troll. Areas around the aquarium will be […]

January 15, 2015 ·

Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – December 2014

December was another warmer-than-normal month in Kenai Fjords National Park and surrounding areas. As recorded at the Seward airport, the monthly average was 5.8 degrees F above normal, the same temperature departure that was recorded in November.  Daily high temperatures were above freezing every day except one and ranged from 31 degrees F (December 26th) to 47 degrees F (December […]

January 14, 2015 ·

Seward Highway closed at Mile 108

From the Alaska State Troopers – Following an accident that overturned a tractor trailer containing salvaged items at Milepost 108 of the Seward Highway, both northbound and southbound lanes of highway traffic are blocked. Only one driver was involved and no injuries are reported. Check for updates with Alaska 511 at http://511.alaska.gov/alaska511/mappingcomponent/index

January 12, 2015 ·
AMSEA Marine Safety Instructor Training at AVTEC April 14-19

AMSEA Marine Safety Instructor Training at AVTEC April 14-19

January 12, 2015 ·
Seward Highway Milepost 17-22.5 Design Update and Outreach Recap

Seward Highway Milepost 17-22.5 Design Update and Outreach Recap

Alaska Department of Transportation Press Release – The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will rehabilitate and improve the safety of 5.5 miles of the Seward Highway between the communities of Moose Pass and Seward, Alaska.   Public Involvement Recap This year, the DOT&PF project team has participated in several […]

January 11, 2015 ·

Seward’s 2015 Mount Marathon Race® Now Accepting Applications

Seward Chamber of Commerce Press Release – Seward, Alaska January 2, 2015— The Seward Chamber of Commerce, Conference and Visitors Bureau announces that applications for the 88th Annual Mount Marathon Race® are currently being accepted. Runners hoping to race in 2015 must submit their completed application by Midnight on March 31, 2015. Applications can be completed online at mmr.seward.com. Application […]

January 9, 2015 ·

Alaska State Parks Seward Citizens Advisory Board meeting January 13

The Alaska State Parks Seward Citizens Advisory Board will meet on Tuesday January 13th at the AVTEC Culinary ARTS building in the Banquette room.  Members of the community are always encouraged to attend.

January 9, 2015 ·