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SBCFSA Regular Board Meeting August 10

The next Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area regular board meeting will be held Monday, August 10 at 6:00 pm at the KPB Seward Annex office in Sea View Plaza at 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. The agenda includes Permits for Review: KRC 11380 Lowell Point Community Council Fill, and KRC 11394 Buzdor Construction of Recreational Cabin. Public is welcomed. For […]

August 3, 2015 ·
Friends of the Seward Community Library Award Local Scholarships

Friends of the Seward Community Library Award Local Scholarships

The Seward Community Library Association, a.k.a. Friends of the Seward Community Library, are excited to announce this year’s winners of the annual Swetmann Scholarship. Since 1978, the Friends of the Seward Community Library has offered college scholarships to Seward area youth pursuing academic education or vocational training after high school. The scholarship is named for Viola Swetmann, founder of the […]

July 28, 2015 ·

SBCFSA Change of Meeting Dates

During August and September, the Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board will have a change of meeting dates. The next regular meeting will be held Monday, August 10th at 6:00 pm at the KPB Seward Annex office  in Sea View Plaza at 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. The work session will be held August 24th. There will be only one […]

July 27, 2015 ·

Hazardous Waste Collection Day July 25

Hazardous Waste Collection Day DATE Saturday, July 25, 2015 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) 375-5040 Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Dept (907) 262-9667 NOTES This event is for households and small businesses. All businesses are required to […]

July 21, 2015 ·

Seward Tsunami lives again in Waves Over Seward documentary

If you are looking for something to do on a rainy day in Seward, or just have a interest in history, make your way to the viewing of Waves Over Seward, a documentary that features footage of the disaster of the Good Friday earthquake that shook Alaska to its core and set Seward, Alaska on fire. March 27, 1964, the […]

July 16, 2015 ·
Cooper Landing’s Wilderness Characters Event July 22, 24 & 25

Cooper Landing’s Wilderness Characters Event July 22, 24 & 25

  Visit Cooper Landing for the 2015 Wilderness Characters event on July 22, 24 & 25. All events are free! For more information, please visit: http://wildernesscharacters.weebly.com/

July 15, 2015 ·

Calling Local Artists for the September Harvest Art Exhibit at the Peninsula Art Guild

SEWARD/MOOSE PASS ARTISTS ENCOURAGED TO ENTER OR APPLY FOR A SOLO OR GROUP EXHIBIT!!!! The Peninsula Art Guild is CALLING LOCAL ARTISTS to donate one or two original artworks for their SEPT, 2015 Harvest Art Exhibit and Auction, benefitting the Kenai Fine Arts Center.  Donations may be delivered to KFAC, 816 Cook Ave., Old Town Kenai by 4pm, Sat., Aug. 29.  Hours […]

July 9, 2015 ·

SBCFSA Work Session July 20

The next Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area work session will be held Monday, July 20 at 6pm at the KPB Seward Annex office in Sea View Plaza at 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. Attendees from the Association of State Floodplain Managers Conference will present.  Public is welcomed. For more information contact the SBCFSA Office at 302 Railway Ave, Suite 123, […]

July 7, 2015 ·
Expedition Alaska to take on Mount Marathon July 5

Expedition Alaska to take on Mount Marathon July 5

  On Sunday, July 5, beginning at 9AM, teams from throughout the world will take on Mount Marathon as part of Expedition Alaska, a 7-day, multi-sport, 380 mile adventure race through Alaska. The race began on June 28 at Eklutna and will end in Seward on July 5. Twenty co-ed teams have been kayaking, traversing glaciers, mountain biking, trekking and packrafting their way […]

July 2, 2015 ·

Suspension of Fireworks Sales Suspended in Kenai Peninsula Borough

Alaska State Fire Marshal News Release – June 30, 2015 – FIREWORKS SUSPENSION UPDATE The Alaska State Fire Marshal’s Office, in accordance with Alaska Administrative Code 50.025 Fire Code, has cancelled the suspension of sales of Fireworks In the following areas: Copper River Valley Fairbank North Star Borough Kenai borough Matanuska Susitna Borough Municipality of Anchorage Tanana Valley north of […]

June 30, 2015 ·
Burn closure lifted for campfires and charcoal BBQ’s

Burn closure lifted for campfires and charcoal BBQ’s

THE STATE Department of Natural Resources DIVISION OF FORESTRY/DIRECTORS OFFICE RELEASE –  As of 0800 hours this morning June 30th 2015 the BURN CLOSURE for campfires and charcoal BBQ’s is being lifted.  The Burn Suspension for debris pile burning and burn barrels will remain in place until we receive significant precipitation.  

June 30, 2015 ·
Reminder: Kenai Peninsula Burn Closure still in Effect

Reminder: Kenai Peninsula Burn Closure still in Effect

Alaska Department of Natural Resources Release – June 26, 2015 – Soldotna, Alaska – The Burn Closure activated earlier this month is still in effect.  This means that there is No Open Burning allowed. This includes campfires, warming fires, signal fires, burn barrels and charcoal fires.  A gas or electric BBQ grill or fish smoker is permissible. Also, fire officials want […]

June 26, 2015 ·
Eastern portion of Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area now open

Eastern portion of Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area now open

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge News Release – June 25, 2015 – Effective at noon today, Thursday June 25, 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reopening the following campgrounds within the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area: Hidden Lake Campground Upper Skilak Campground Engineer Lake Campground Lower Ohmer Campground Jean Lake Campground Kelly Lake Campground Peterson Lake […]

June 26, 2015 ·

SBCFSA Regular Meeting July 6

The next Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area regular meeting will be held Monday, July 6th at 6pm at the KPB Seward Annex office  in Sea View Plaza at 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. The agenda includes Permit for Review US Army Corps of Engineers POA-1998-771-M2 Bardardson Salmon Creek, New Business Lost Creek, and Informational Items Resolution Authorizing KPB Mayor to […]

June 25, 2015 ·

Firefighter sustains minor injuries following bear encounter

Chugach National Forest News Release – Firefighter sustains minor injuries following bear encounter   Cooper Landing – On Monday evening, June 22, a firefighter working on the Juneau Lake Fire in Chugach National Forest encountered a bear and sustained minor injuries. Due to the remote location of the encounter, the most direct transport was a life med helicopter which airlifted […]

June 23, 2015 ·
Stetson Creek & Juneau Lake wildfire update

Stetson Creek & Juneau Lake wildfire update

United States Forest Service and Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 4 Release – Stetson Creek and Juneau Lake fires FIRE UPDATE:   June 20, 2015, 2100 Fire Information Email:  stetsoncreekfire2015@gmail.com Phone:  907-595-1244 Information hours:  8:00 am – 8:00 pm   Incident Management Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 4, Type 2 IMT Incident Commander:  Brian Goff   Incident Command Post Cooper Landing […]

June 21, 2015 ·
Reinforcements Arrive at Stetson Creek and Juneau Lake Fires as Weather Slackens

Reinforcements Arrive at Stetson Creek and Juneau Lake Fires as Weather Slackens

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Even though the incoming, fire-management team only arrived on scene in Cooper Landing at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, it had begun working the fire much earlier according to new incident commander Brian Goff. Oregon Interagency Management Team 4, a group of nine experienced professionals, had received briefings while in Anchorage and had started to […]

June 20, 2015 ·

Kenai Peninsula Borough Fireworks Suspension

Alaska State Fire Marshal’s Office Release – The Alaska State Fire Marshal’s Office has expanded the localities to be included in the immediate suspension on fireworks in accordance with Alaska Administrative Code 50.025 Fire Code. In cooperation with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources / Division of Forestry the suspension will include the sale and use of all fireworks and […]

June 19, 2015 ·
Fires Near Cooper Landing Grow; Reinforcements Slow to Arrive

Fires Near Cooper Landing Grow; Reinforcements Slow to Arrive

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — As the smoke of three wildfires lent unsettling tang to the air in Cooper Landing, structural firefighters filled portable water tanks near businesses along the Sterling Highway while small crews of wildland fire fighters attacked two blazes ignited yesterday. Public affairs specialist for the Chugach National Forest, Mona Spargo said that as of about […]

June 18, 2015 ·
Blackhawk helicopters refuel at Seward for Cooper Landing fires

Blackhawk helicopters refuel at Seward for Cooper Landing fires

Today at 1 pm, two massive, fire-fighting Blackhawk helicopters thundered down the Resurrection River valley from Cooper Landing to the Seward Airport. Large, orange, expandable water buckets dangled on long cables. Airport fuel manager Denny Hamilton said Seward was a better choice than Soldotna due to the smoke from all the fires. Each Blackhawk takes 300 gallons and burns about 140 […]

June 17, 2015 ·
Moose family enjoys Bear Lake neighborhood

Moose family enjoys Bear Lake neighborhood

Bear Lake Lodgings B&B visitors took these nice wildlife photographs of a mother moose and her two young calves.

June 17, 2015 ·
Update on resources and structures lost in Sterling wildfire

Update on resources and structures lost in Sterling wildfire

From the KPB Office of Emergency Management – Forestry provided the following update: Approximately 1200 acres have burned. Three helicopters and three fixed wing aircraft and 50 crew are assigned to the fire. Air attack and retardant will resume this morning. Five hot shot crews are arriving late afternoon today and the Type 2 team is expected tomorrow. Six structures […]

June 16, 2015 ·
Wildland fire on Kenai Peninsula threatens hundreds of homes

Wildland fire on Kenai Peninsula threatens hundreds of homes

  Alaska Department of Natural Resources News Release – June  15,  2015  -­‐  7:45  p.m. (Fairbanks,  AK)  –An  explosive  wildland  fire  on  the  Kenai  Peninsula  forced  the  evacuation  of  hundreds  of  homes   and  burned  at  least  six  structures on Monday. The  640-­‐acre  Card  Street  Fire  was  reported  as  a  1-­‐acre  fire  by  Alaska  State  Troopers  at  1:52  p.m.  near  the   community […]

June 15, 2015 ·

KPB Office of Emergency Management Sterling Wildfire Evacuation Update

Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management Release – The evacuation area has been expanded to include residents living in the area  of Salmon Run Drive to the end of Fisherman’s Road and Dow Island. The evacuation is still active for all subdivisions off of Feuding Lane to Sterling Hwy and Kenai Keys to the Kenai river. Residents should use […]

June 15, 2015 ·

Kenai Peninsula Wildfire along Sterling Hwy Milepost 76-77

Reported from Alaska 511, the Sterling highway from Milepost 76-77 is open to traffic, but use caution when traveling. Emergency Vehicles are on the road. The Peninsula Clarion reports of the fire spreading in Sterling. Read more here: http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-15/fire-spreads-in-sterling.  

June 15, 2015 ·
Open Burning Suspended on the Kenai Peninsula

Open Burning Suspended on the Kenai Peninsula

  Alaska Department of Natural Resources Press Release – Soldotna, AK – The Alaska Division of Forestry, Kenai-Kodiak Area Office has issued a burn permit suspension for the Kenai Peninsula due to warm, dry weather conditions. The suspension includes the burning of debris and burning in burn barrels, as outlined in the burn permits provided at http://forestry.alaska.gov/burn. Campfires are allowed […]

June 15, 2015 ·