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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 ·

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 ·

SBCFSA Regular Meeting November 3

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 29, 2014 ·
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 ·
Grant Lake Hydroelectric Project Public Meeting November 6

Grant Lake Hydroelectric Project Public Meeting November 6

October 24, 2014 ·
Assistant Superintendent Dusek will take over KPBSD leadership

Assistant Superintendent Dusek will take over KPBSD leadership

  KPBSD Press Release – Soldotna, October 23, 2014 — At the October 20, 2014, Board of Education meeting, the school board, “unanimously approved a Contract Amendment for the Interim Superintendent.” Thus, current assistant superintendent Sean Dusek will become the superintendent of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District effective December 1, 2014. Board president Joe Arness said, “The KPBSD school […]

October 23, 2014 ·
Seward Highway Improvements studied

Seward Highway Improvements studied

Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities’ open house at the Seward Community Library Museum last week was well-attended. The project is to improve and widen the Seward Highway from Mileposts 17 to 22.5, including two 12-foot lanes and 6.5 foot paved shoulders. The current roadway is 28 feet wide, with two […]

October 21, 2014 ·

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 […]

October 20, 2014 ·

Fire devastates local family

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The effort represented a success, a “structural save” to the Seward and Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Departments which rushed in to help. But for Tim and Stephanie Cronin, and their children, the electrical fire that filled their new home with smoke and deadly Carbon Monoxide, and killed their cat Thursday morning October 16th, it […]

October 20, 2014 ·

SnowTRAC grants approved for trail grooming and safety

Alaska Department of Natural Resources Press Release – (Anchorage, AK) –The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation has approved funding for snowmobile trail grooming and a renewed opportunity for a rural transportation safety project after receiving input from the Snowmobile Trails Advisory Council (SnowTRAC), the statewide citizen advisory board that reviews Snowmobile Trail Grant Program applications. A total of $218,858 […]

October 16, 2014 ·

Your used books are wanted

The Friends of the Library Museum are needing your used books. Used book sales helps the Friends support library programs, like the Summer Reading Program, purchase of new books for all age groups and more. Our shelves are almost empty! With fall in the air, we are all getting our lawns, yards and homes ready for winter. Bag those already […]

October 15, 2014 ·
Kenai Peninsula Borough Unofficial Election Results

Kenai Peninsula Borough Unofficial Election Results

  Election Summary Report Regular Municipal Election Summary For Jurisdiction Wide, All Counters, All Races KENAI PENINSULA BOROUGH UNOFFICAL RESULTS JURISDICTION WIDE OCTOBER 7, 2014 REGULAR ELECTION 10/07/14 21:52:23 Borough Mayor KPB Total Number of Precincts 29 Precincts Reporting 28 96.6% Times Counted 9091/42409 21.4% Total Votes 8957 NAVARRE, Mike 4794 53.52% BEARUP, Tom 3270 36.51% MARTIN, Carrol J. 846 […]

October 13, 2014 ·
Seward Hwy Milepost 17-22.5 Rehabilitation Open House October 15

Seward Hwy Milepost 17-22.5 Rehabilitation Open House October 15

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&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. Project team members will be hosting a Public Open House to share information about the project’s scope, schedule and current design. […]

October 10, 2014 ·

Children’s book making workshop October 11 & 25

Peninsula Art Guild is hosting a Children’s Book making workshop this Saturday, October 11, and October 25th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.  This will be at the Kenai Fine Arts Center 816 Cook Ave. in Olde Town Kenai – across from the Oiler’s Bingo Hall.  This is in conjunction with our Experimental Art Show called “Beyond the Covers”, a show […]

October 9, 2014 ·

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Birding “Big Sit” October 11

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Press Release – Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and the Keen Eye Peninsula Birders welcome your participation in the Fifth Annual Kenai National Wildlife Refuge “Big Sit”. The event will be held Saturday, October 11, from sunrise to sunset: (8:00 AM to 7:00 PM), along the Skilak Lake shoreline near the Lower Skilak Lake Boat Launch. A […]

October 8, 2014 ·
Seward & KPB Elections today!

Seward & KPB Elections today!

The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The polling place for Seward/Lowell Point residents is at the KM Rae Building located at 125 Third Avenue in Seward, Alaska. Residents outside of city limits will need to vote at Bear Creek Fire Department.

October 7, 2014 ·

SBCFSA Meeting Tonight, October 6

The Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a regular board meeting at 7:00 pm, Monday, October 6, 2014.  The agenda includes a presentation by the American Red Cross. The meeting will be held at the KPB Seward Office in Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. The board holds regular meetings on the first Monday of each […]

October 6, 2014 ·
Candidate Tom Bearup Meets Public at Seward Restaurant

Candidate Tom Bearup Meets Public at Seward Restaurant

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Candidate for Kenai Peninsula Borough (KPB) Mayor, Tom Bearup, spent all day Thursday in Seward and ended with a 3-hour session at Christo’s Palace restaurant to talk about whatever the public wanted to talk about. Many patrons in the regular, weekday-evening crowd did not seem to notice the free pizza and talkative candidate in […]

October 4, 2014 ·

Calling all Watercolor Artists!

Peninsula Art Guild is hosting a watercolor show in the month of November, 2014.  This will be at the Kenai Fine Arts Center 816 Cook Ave. in Olde Town Kenai – across from the Oiler’s Bingo Hall.  If you would like to participate, please call Joy at 907-283-0515.

October 4, 2014 ·

Thank you from Tom Bearup

By Peter Zuyus – Tom Bearup, candidate for Kenai Peninsula Borough, had a great visit to Seward yesterday.  He met with residents all day as he walked and drove around town. Tom had coffee and cookies at the Van Gilder earlier in the day and served pizza to folks at Christos Palace later. Important issues residents brought to Tom were […]

October 4, 2014 ·
KPBSD Students to participate in Salmon Egg Takes

KPBSD Students to participate in Salmon Egg Takes

Alaska Department of Fish & Game Press Release – October 2, 2014 – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game Aquatic Education Program and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will start this year’s “Salmon in the Classroom” program with two coho salmon egg-takes. The egg-takes will be at Bear Creek near Seward on Thursday, October 9, and at the […]

October 2, 2014 ·
Tom Bearup Meet & Greet October 2

Tom Bearup Meet & Greet October 2

Tom Bearup Candidate for Borough Mayor  will be in Seward all day Thursday October 2, 2014 to meet and talk with residents coffee and cookies at the Van Gilder   THEN YOU ARE INVITED to A Meet and Greet Pizza Party hosted by Tom Bearup   Where:  Christos Palace When:   4:00 to 7:00 pm   You are invited , come […]

October 1, 2014 ·
Back-to-School Healthy: A Community Effort

Back-to-School Healthy: A Community Effort

  The Back-to-School Healthy Campaign, hosted by Seward Community Health Center (SCHC), is a collaborative effort of community organizations, businesses, and practitioners coming together to ensure a brighter, safer, healthier future for our children.  With this campaign, SCHC provided over 400 backpacks to each child at the Seward Elementary and Middle Schools. A variety of purple, yellow, red and blue […]

October 1, 2014 ·
KPBSD Budget Development Meeting: $160 Million for Public Education on the Kenai ?

KPBSD Budget Development Meeting: $160 Million for Public Education on the Kenai ?

KPBSD Press Release – Soldotna, September 29, 2014—Does the bottom line in a $160 million+ budget matter to you? These are the top three reasons to ink the date for the districtwide KPBSD budget development meeting, coming to a school near you, Thursday, October 9, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. Up front learning how KPBSD crafts an award-winning, multi-million dollar budget, […]

September 30, 2014 ·
Challengers for property rights, public health at Seward Candidates Forum

Challengers for property rights, public health at Seward Candidates Forum

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Few showed up to hear the candidates speak except for two local reporters, and one or two other people, including mayoral candidate Tom Bearup’s wife, and Ron Long, the Seward Assistant City Manager. The biggest surprise at the Seward Chamber of Commerce’s Candidates Forum Thursday night (Sept 25th) however, was not that most of […]

September 28, 2014 ·