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Kenai Change Workshop at Kenai Peninsula College March 28

Kenai Change Workshop at Kenai Peninsula College March 28

  For more information, visit http://kenaichange.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/kenaichange/timeline.

March 2, 2015 ·

KBEA SCHOLARSHIPS for Year 2015

KBEA SCHOLARSHIPS for Year 2015 KBEA (Kenai Borough Employees Association) scholarship committee is currently accepting applications for 4 scholarships of $500 each. The scholarships are available to all 2015 graduates of the Kenai Peninsula Borough (including public schools, private schools, and home-schooled). Applications and instructions are available from any Kenai Peninsula Borough High School counselors’ office or on the Borough’s […]

March 2, 2015 ·

ALERT: Seward Highway manhunt underway, do not pick up hitchhikers

Saturday a pursuit on the Seward Highway resulted in the fugitive escaping into the woods near Turnagain Pass.  For more information, see this article at adn.com and YouTube video of the suspect in pursuit as filmed by passerby

February 28, 2015 ·

Peninsula Art Guild Artists Reception March 5

WHO:  The Peninsula Art Guild is hosting   WHAT:  the First Thursday Artists Reception for the March 2015 Biennial Judge Exhibit   WHEN:  6-8pm, March 5, 2015   WHERE:  Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Avenue, Old Town Kenai across from the Oilers Bingo Hall 

February 26, 2015 ·
KPBSD budget shortfall could mean eliminating 24-30 jobs

KPBSD budget shortfall could mean eliminating 24-30 jobs

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is looking at how to balance its $167 million budget in the face of an estimated shortfall of between $6.5 and $8 million for the 2015-16 Fiscal Year.  In order to balance the budget, and equalize estimated revenues with expenditures, the administration is discussing potential cuts […]

February 23, 2015 ·
Moose Pass School Considered for Closure Next Fall Due to Low Enrollment

Moose Pass School Considered for Closure Next Fall Due to Low Enrollment

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — With an enrollment of only ten pupils, the Moose Pass School (K– 8) barely passes muster as a viable school site in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Alaska statutes recognize ten as the minimum number of children for funding at any particular site. According to KPBSD spokeswoman Pegge Erkeneff, on March 4, Assistant […]

February 18, 2015 ·
Second Moose Pass Rendezvous a success despite warm spell

Second Moose Pass Rendezvous a success despite warm spell

By Jason Aigeldinger for SCN – In this, a most fickle season devoid of snow but rich in ice, a group of winter enthusiasts in Moose Pass took a chance and put on a celebration. The weather was not ideal. But at the end of the day it didn’t really matter. Friends and neighbors from the Kenai Peninsula and beyond […]

February 16, 2015 ·

IDITAROW 2015 …..come join the fun!

IDITAROW is BACK!!!!!!! This year (2015) marks the 9th Iditarow!  The event is being hosted this year by 5th Ave Fitness at 231 5th Ave here is Seward, Alaska (Thank you 5th Ave fitness!!!). This a great way to get together with some friends (both old and new), co-workers or family for a few days of team work, fun and […]

February 15, 2015 ·

KPBSD Public Budget Forum and Public Pool Use meetings begin February 17

KPBSD News Release – How would you spend 167 million dollars? Soldotna, February 10, 2015—KPBSD faces a multi-million dollar deficit for a status quo budget in 2015-2016. If you care about quality schools and an excellent public education for our Kenai Peninsula K-12 students, please attend a public meeting in your area. In addition, KPBSD seeks input to evaluate the […]

February 11, 2015 ·

SBCFSA Regular Board Meeting March 2

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board will hold a regular board meeting Monday, March 2, at 6:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122.  The agenda includes a Draft Letter to State Legislators Regarding Capital Project Requests, Board Recommendation on KPB Non-Conversion Agreement, ASFPM Conference, and a report on Executive Order […]

February 10, 2015 ·

KPBSD Public Pool Use Meeting

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will hold Public Pool Use Meetings as well as Public Budget Meetings on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 in the Seward High School Library. The pool use meeting begins at 5:00 p.m and the public budget meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.

February 10, 2015 ·
Kenai Peninsula Trout Unlimited Presents Ice Fishapalooza

Kenai Peninsula Trout Unlimited Presents Ice Fishapalooza

February 6, 2015 ·
Flood Board Proposes Budget, Sets Priorities for Coming Year

Flood Board Proposes Budget, Sets Priorities for Coming Year

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — At a combination work session and regular meeting on Feb. 2, the Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board approved its proposed and projected budgets for fiscal years 2015 through 2019. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has final approval authority over the budget. For the remainder of FY 2015 (ending June 30) SBCFSA expenditures come […]

February 6, 2015 ·

Peninsula Art Guild First Thursday Artists Reception February 5

The Peninsula Art Guild is hosting their First Thursday Artists Reception, Feb. 5, 6-8pm, honoring artists participating in the Annual KPC Student Art League Exhibit at the Kenai Fine Arts Center.  The Exhibit will be on display throughout the month of February.  The KFAC is at 816 Cook Ave. in old Town Kenai across from the Oilers’ Bingo Hall  and its business hours […]

February 2, 2015 ·
Debate continues over proposed borough ban on commercial marijuana cultivation

Debate continues over proposed borough ban on commercial marijuana cultivation

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The phone has been ringing off the hook at Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member Sue McClure’s house in Seward since an ordinance by her colleague, Kelly Wolf, calling for a ban on all commercial cultivation of marijuana in the borough, and putting the matter up for a public vote in October was introduced Jan. 20. […]

January 31, 2015 ·

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 ·
Free Alaska Film Premiere

Free Alaska Film Premiere

January 26, 2015 ·
Public Involvement in Superintendent of Schools Selection

Public Involvement in Superintendent of Schools Selection

KPBSD News Release – Soldotna, January 23, 2015— The KPBSD Board of Education seeks public input into its process to select a superintendent of schools. The school board has sole responsibility for the selection of candidates, final interviews, and selection of the superintendent, but would like to consider the views and interests of the public to help guide those decisions. A […]

January 24, 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 ·

SBCFSA Work Session & Board Meeting February 2

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board will hold a work session Monday, February 2, at 6:00 pm, followed by the regular board meeting at 7:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122.  The work session topic will be the FY2016 Budget. For more information contact the SBCFSA Office at 302 Railway […]

January 21, 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 ·

Hazardous Waste Collection Day January 24

Hazardous Waste Collection Day Date Saturday, January 24, 2015 Time 8:00 am – 5:00 pm ADT Where Seward Transfer Facility 3200 Dimond, Seward, AK  <http://maps.google.com?q=3200+Dimond+Blvd%2c+Seward%2c+AK+99664> The Kenai Peninsula Borough’s hazardous waste program gives households and small businesses the opportunity to properly dispose of hazardous waste and chemicals. Businesses are charge a fee; households are free. All businesses must pre-register with […]

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 ·