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BCVFD Fire Chief Beals to take leave of absence

BCVFD Fire Chief Beals to take leave of absence

The Bear Creek Fire Service Area Board reluctantly agreed by consensus to recommend that their longtime fire chief Mark Beals take a 90-day leave of absence. At a special meeting Monday night, they also recommended that Connie Bacon, a 30-year, much respected senior member of the fire department act as his replacement. Only one board member, Jena Peterson voted against […]

by · July 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·

SBCFSA Regular Board Meeting August 4

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a regular board meeting Monday, August 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. The agenda includes FY15 DCCED $500,000.00 Grant, Discussion on funding projects and priorities FY2015, Saw Mill Creek and a local projects update. Meeting agendas are available at the […]

by · July 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Hazardous Waste Collection Day July 26

Hazardous Waste Collection Day DATE Saturday, July 26, 2014 TIME 8:00 am – 5:00 pm ADT WHERE Seward Transfer Facility 3200 Dimond Seward, AK AGE RANGE All Ages COST Free to households; fees charged to commercial disposers CONTACT INFO Emerald Alaska (877) 375-5040Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Dept (907) 262-9667 NOTES This event is for households and small businesses.All businesses are required to pre-register with Emerald Alaska. […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
New Fire Station’s Grand Opening

New Fire Station’s Grand Opening

It had rained hard just before, but the sun popped out just in time for Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department and the community to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new fire station building Saturday, June 19th at 13105 Seward Highway, milepost 5.5. The station’s yellow and red fire trucks gleamed as they sat outside the three large bay doors, […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 7 comments ·

UAF Surplus Offer – Forklift

UAF Seward Marine Center is offering the following surplus item for sale to the highest bidder: Forklift, Clark Model 0500-30, s/n: 235-99-3415; Propane engine; 3000 pound capacity; functional; leaks oil; includes two manuals Prospective bidders can view this item at the UAF Seward Marine Center Warehouse, 201 Railway Avenue Monday through Friday from 8 am to noon and 1 to […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·

P & Z Commission Barely Musters Quorum, Considers Options

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Seward city code specifies a seven-member Planning and Zoning Commission with four needed for a quorum, but Seward currently has only four members in total and this causes problems, said Assistant City Manager Ron Long at a recent City Council Meeting. P & Z Commission Chair Cindy Ecklund agrees. After having canceled its last meeting […]

by · July 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·

BEAR CREEK FIRE STATION – Grand Opening

The Bear Creek Volunteer & Emergency Medical Services, Inc., warmly welcomes you to join civic and community leaders, including Fire Chief Mark Beals, at the formal dedication and public grand opening of the Bear Creek Multi-use Fire Station. When: Saturday, July 19th, from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM at 13105 Seward Highway, the new Bear Creek Multi-use Fire Station Following Saturday’s dedication ceremony, there […]

by · July 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·

CERT volunteers needed

The Kenai Peninsula Community Emergency Response Team is looking for volunteers this Saturday, July 12, in Soldotna from 8am – 1pm. Volunteers will be used to act as “victims” during a simulated mass-casualty exercise used to train community members in disaster response. Lunch will be provided. If you are interested, please e-mail Dan Nelson at dnelson@kpb.us with your contact information. Thank you for helping with emergency […]

by · July 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·

SBCFSA Regular Meeting July 7th

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a regular board meeting Monday, July 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. The agenda includes a letter from FEMA to Mayor Navarre, a Flood Hazard Mapping Fact Sheet from FEMA for the Kenai Peninsula Borough, and a local projects […]

by · July 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Moose Pass welcomes Summer with their annual Summer Solstice Festival

Moose Pass welcomes Summer with their annual Summer Solstice Festival

Photos contributed by Jason Aigeldinger – What started out as a day with a heavy downpour,  residents and affiliates of the Moose Pass Sportsmen’s Club continued on with their annual Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival in full spirits. But as happy festival-goers filed in, the gray skies lifted and the mountain tops exposed their white peaks of fresh snow. The festivities […]

by · June 22, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival June 21 & 22

Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival June 21 & 22

LIVE MUSIC!   GREAT FOOD!   BEER GARDEN!   BAKE SALE!   VENDORS! MUGS & T-SHIRTS!   AUCTION!   RAFFLE!   CARNIVAL! LOTS OF FUN FOR EVERYONE! ———————————————————————- MOOSE PASS Summer Solstice Festival June 21st & 22nd, 2014   MUSIC FOR SATURDAY the 21st Gill Hernandez     Noon – 12:30PM Pretty Damn Close Band     12:30 – 2PM […]

by · June 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Homer Citizens Rally to repeal SB21

Rally To Repeal from Bjørn on Vimeo. Submitted by Bjorn Olson – On June 14th, a diverse group of concerned Alaskans gathered in Homer to support repealing SB21 – a corrosive oil tax bill that threatens to bankrupt Alaska. Nearly 200 people attended to hear Alaska constitutional framer Vic Fisher speak and march down Homer’s Pioneer Street to the LIO […]

by · June 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Vote No on 1 informational lunch

Soldotna — Vote yes? Vote no? The Kenai Peninsula Republican Women (KPRW) invites everyone (women and men) to an informative buffet luncheon in Kenai on Friday, June 20, 2014, to learn about Ballot Measure No. 1: Referendum, An Act Relating to the Oil and Gas Production Tax, Interest Rates on Overdue Taxes, and Tax Credits Voters desire to make excellent […]

by · June 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·

CERT Training in Soldotna

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is pleased to announce an opportunity for members of the public to attend our upcoming CERT training in Soldotna, beginning on June 23. CERT is designed to train people to assist themselves, neighbors, and their community in the event of a major disaster. Designed primarily for people who are not first […]

by · June 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Kenai Peninsula 4-H at the Kenai Summer Solstice Music Festival

Saturday, June 21 is the Summer Solstice Music Festival sponsored by the Kenai Peninsula 4-H’ers! 4-H will be showcasing the Alaska String Band as well as other local musicians at Diamond M Ranch on K-Beach Road. The festival activities begin at noon and run until midnight. A BBQ serving 4-H meat will be one of many food vendor booths available. Come enjoy the longest day of […]

by · June 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Flood Board Meets: Reaffirms Support for Mil Rate Increase

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – At its regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 2, Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area Board again voiced support for a 50 percent increase in the tax mil rate as a special assessment on property within the service area. Currently set at 0.5 mils, the proposed increase would hike it to 0.75 mils.  Kenai […]

by · June 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Funny River Fire Update June 3

Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team, Type2 Press Release -  Still at 59% contained with 193,597 acres with 555 personnel. Fire behavior yesterday was limited to isolated smoldering pockets in very sheltered fuels with crews working in a grid fashion to identify and extinguish heat sources. The western flank is in monitor status and unstaffed. Structure protection continued for remote cabins in the […]

by · June 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Finding Bethany, author Glen Klinkhart book signing June 6

Finding Bethany, author Glen Klinkhart book signing June 6

Adults and teens are invited to complete their June 6 First Friday art walk at the Seward Community Library Museum, where author and former Anchorage Police Department Detective Glen Klinkhart will lead a short discussion about his new true crime memoir, “Finding Bethany.” A book signing will follow. Friends of the Library members can get early access to the author […]

by · June 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·

The Burn Closure for the Kenai Peninsula has been lifted

Department of Natural Resources Press Release – The Burn Closure for the Kenai Peninsula has been lifted  (Fairbanks, AK) – Due to recent rainfall, increased relative humidity, and favorable changes in the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System (CFFDRS) indices, the burn closure on federal, state and private lands within Game Management Units 7 and 15 (the entire Kenai Peninsula) […]

by · June 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·
FUNNY RIVER FIRE UPDATE May 31

FUNNY RIVER FIRE UPDATE May 31

Alaska Incident Management Team Press Release -  FUNNY RIVER FIRE UPDATE 193,243 acres with 54% containment Alaska Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell will be visiting the ICP this afternoon and available at the 1:30pm Media briefing. Fire crews took advantage of the cool and damp conditions as they continued to “mop-up” (extinguish all burning material) up to 300’ from the firelines. […]

by · May 31, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Wolf Pups Find Permanent Home at Minnesota Zoo

Wolf Pups Find Permanent Home at Minnesota Zoo

Department of Natural Resources Press Release -  (ANCHORAGE) – Five wolf pups rescued from the massive Funny River Wildfire have found a new home. The Minnesota Zoo, located south of Minneapolis-St. Paul in Apple Valley, Minn., has offered to accommodate the entire litter and will receive a permit to house them permanently. The pups – two females and three males […]

by · May 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Funny River Fire Update May 29

Funny River Fire Update May 29

Alaska Incident Management Team Press Release -  FUNNY RIVER FIRE UPDATE 192,831 acres with 46% containment No evacuation notices or alerts are in effect for the fire area. The Lower Skilak Lake Campground and boat launch are now open; burn ban remains in effect. Fire crews are taking advantage of the recent cooler and moist conditions as they continue to […]

by · May 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Department, Alaska Zoo Team to Provide Safe Haven for Wolf Pups  Plucked from Kenai Wildfire

Department, Alaska Zoo Team to Provide Safe Haven for Wolf Pups Plucked from Kenai Wildfire

Department of Natural Resources Press Release -  (SOLDOTNA) – Responding to a report of an animal den with living occupants found in the smoldering debris of the Funny River Horse Trail Wildfire on Tuesday, May 27, Alaska Department of Fish and Game Wildlife Biologist Jeff Selinger didn’t know what to expect. Firefighters who happened upon the scene had detected movement […]

by · May 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Glen Klinkhart booking signing with Q&A, June 6

Glen Klinkhart booking signing with Q&A, June 6

Adults and teens are invited to complete their June 6 First Friday art walk at the Seward Community Library Museum, where author and former Anchorage Police Department Detective Glen Klinkhart will lead a short discussion about his new true crime memoir, “Finding Bethany.” A book signing will follow. Friends of the Library members can get early access to the author […]

by · May 28, 2014 · Comments are Disabled ·

Funny River Fire Update

- 182,009 acres with 30% containment – Morning 5-27 Firefighters made excellent progress on Monday extending containment lines on the west side of the fire in the Kasilof and Sterling Highway areas. Crews also completed burnout operations along the northern perimeter (south of Funny River road) late in the day helping to secure areas that had burned over containment lines on […]

by · May 27, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Funny River Fire Update: 5-27-14 Morning, Rain

Funny River Fire Update: 5-27-14 Morning, Rain

On Memorial Day, Monday, strong southerly winds pushed the Funny River Horse Trail fire north and East toward Skilak Lake, bringing the total acreage burned to 182,009, the second largest fire recorded on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. Total personnel assigned to the fire ramped up to 670. Public Information Officer for the fire reports no lives lost and no valuable property destroyed, […]

by · May 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Tyonek Fire May 26 – Full containment expected by Wednesday

(Tyonek, AK) – The Tyonek Fire, which started May 19th and burned between the villages of Tyonek and Beluga, is currently mapped at 1,906 acres.  The fire is considered to be 70% contained, and full containment is expected by end-of-day Wednesday. On Sunday, significant mop up occurred in all divisions of the fire.  Operations for today will focus on completing mop […]

by · May 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Funny River Fire Update: 5-26-14 morning

Funny River Fire Update: 5-26-14 morning

Update: 3:29 PM AKDT – Central Emergency Services has temporarily restricted Funny River Road to move fire vehicles and crews working in the area. They need to have unrestricted access to effectively respond. Troopers and other law enforcement agencies continue patrols throughout the area. CERT members will be assisting with patrol. The evacuation order is still in place. Please remain […]

by · May 26, 2014 · 1 comment ·