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KPB Briefs Moose Pass on Pending Land Transfers

KPB Briefs Moose Pass on Pending Land Transfers

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — At a meeting of the Moose Pass Advisory Planning Commission held May 6, Kenai Peninsula Borough land management officer, Marcus Mueller briefed the panel and audience about the state’s February 24 decision to transfer to Kenai Peninsula Borough, specified state land between the Hope Wye and Bear Lake. As part of its municipal entitlement, […]

May 15, 2015 ·

Hazardous Waste Collection Day May 16

Hazardous Waste Collection Day Date Saturday, May 16, 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 charged a fee; households are free. All businesses must pre-register with […]

May 12, 2015 ·
Flood Board Hears More from Public about Road Used to Re-build Berm

Flood Board Hears More from Public about Road Used to Re-build Berm

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — At its regular monthly meeting on May 4, the Seward-Bear Creek Flood Service Area Board approved funding for and heard from three citizens about the Salmon Creek 205 project and its associated road and resulting increased land-use. An earlier informational meeting about the flood-control structure held May 1, attracted about a dozen citizens. As […]

May 9, 2015 ·
Board of Education’s Seward meeting includes local concerns

Board of Education’s Seward meeting includes local concerns

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education met in Seward May 4th for the first and only time this school year and its last session before school ends and graduations take place. The meeting was marked by some heartfelt appreciation for longtime teachers who are leaving the district, and those who have helped make things […]

May 8, 2015 ·
Community Foundation Celebrates Local “Givers” with Grant Awards

Community Foundation Celebrates Local “Givers” with Grant Awards

By Seward Community Foundation – The Alaska SeaLife Center’s Rocky Coast gallery provided a dramatic backdrop for the Seward Community Foundation’s “Donor Appreciation and Grant Awards” event last Thursday evening, with over 50 attendees joining Foundation representatives as nearly $100,000 was granted to local nonprofits for 12 worthy projects. Former SCF Advisory Board member Jim Fredrickson served as the evening’s […]

May 5, 2015 ·
SBCFSA May 18 Work Session

SBCFSA May 18 Work Session

You are invited to attend the upcoming Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area work session with State of Alaska Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management personnel.  The topic will be Flood Insurance & Flood Mitigation.  The meeting will be held Monday, May 18th at 6pm at the Seward Community Library, downstairs in the community room. See this attachment for flyer Stephanie […]

May 5, 2015 ·
Isaac Osborn with the helmet he created that shows him what the GoPro, mounted on his drone is seeing---in this case himself. Heidi Zemach photo.

Seward student’s cool invention will help predict floods

  By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Isaac Osborn was the type of kid who’d scrounge up old television sets from the dump, pair them up with old VCRs he’d find, bring them home, repair and make them function together. As a junior in high school, he’s still that guy. But the things he’s making now are cutting-edge, with super practical […]

May 4, 2015 ·
What is tatting?

What is tatting?

May 1st, during the First Friday Art Walk, tatting will be the center of activity for folks at A Flyin’ Skein. The history of tatting goes back 2000 years to fisherman using shuttles and heavy cord to weave nets. Through the ages fisherman and sailors passed these knots on. With lace making or tatting, the shuttles are smaller, the threads […]

April 29, 2015 ·

2015 Swetmann Scholarship: Deadline, May 1st

Calling all Seward/Moose Pass students ages 16 to 21! The deadline for the Friends of the Seward Library’s Swetmann Scholarship is fast approaching. Students can be awarded up to $1,500 for a winning project. It is now easier than ever to apply: The Friends retooled the Swetmann Scholarship last year (see our website) to include an almost endless variety of […]

April 26, 2015 ·

Opinion: No Grocery Tax Increase

Assemblyman Dale Bagley’s Grocery Tax Increase Ordinance was voted down on Tuesday, April 21st at the borough assembly meeting in Seward. We want to say THANK YOU to everyone who sent an email to the assembly, called their assembly member, wrote a letter to the newspaper, or attended one of the several meetings. The assembly received 99 emails from people […]

April 24, 2015 ·
Warning sign flashing on approach to notorious "Gwinn's Corner", site of several tanker wrecks on Sterling Highway in Cooper Landing. Photo by R. Smeriglio

Alaska DOT Considers Bypass of Cooper Landing

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — At an open house and public hearing in Cooper Landing on Tuesday attended by about 35 citizens, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities presented four alternatives for re-routing the Sterling Highway around Cooper Landing along the Kenai River. In this most recent iteration of a decades-long effort, proposed routes have changed, but complexities […]

April 24, 2015 ·

Original Wall Quilts Sought for Exhibition

The Peninsula Art Guild is “CALLING FOR ARTISTS” to submit up to two expressive, distinctive, and original wall quilts in the June, 2015 Art Quilts Extraordinaire Exhibit at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Ave., Old Town Kenai (across from the Oilers’ Bingo Hall) by 4pm, Saturday, May 30.  Call 262-7767 for details.  

April 23, 2015 ·

SBCFSA Regular Meeting May 4

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board will hold a regular meeting Monday, May 4, at 6:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122.  The agenda includes Providing Funding for US Army Corps of Engineers Salmon Creek Flood Risk Management Section 205 Project. For more information contact the SBCFSA Office at 302 […]

April 22, 2015 ·
KPBSD launches new system to accept online payment

KPBSD launches new system to accept online payment

KPBSD News Release – Soldotna, April 21, 2015—“Mom, I forgot my lunch money!” Have you ever wanted to add money to a school meal account, for a student activity fee, donation, or lost book via an online payment? Now you can! KPBSD is working with RevTrak, which allows parents and other interested parties to make online payments to the district, […]

April 21, 2015 ·
Calling all bibliophiles, the tomes are waiting

Calling all bibliophiles, the tomes are waiting

INTO THE LAST HOUR OF OUR BOOK SALE!! BOOK BONANZA TIME. BAG OR BOX OF BOOKS FOR $2. OPEN UNTIL 4PM The Used Book Sale is ready! Come on over to the Community Room of the Seward Library Museum and browse the tomes we have waiting. Coffee will be on, snacks out, kids corner open so moms and dads can […]

April 17, 2015 ·
Public Scoping Notice – Jerome Lake Trickle-dam Removal

Public Scoping Notice – Jerome Lake Trickle-dam Removal

 

April 16, 2015 ·

Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area Board and Permitting Day

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board will hold a work session Monday, April 20, at 6:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. The topic is US Army Corps of Engineers Salmon Creek Flood Risk Management Section 205 & DCCED Mitigation Projects. For more information contact the SBCFSA Office at 302 […]

April 15, 2015 ·

SBCFSA Work Session April 20

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board will hold a work session Monday, April 20, at 6:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122.  The topic is US Army Corps of Engineers Salmon Creek Flood Risk Management Section 205 & DCCED Mitigation Projects. For more information contact the SBCFSA Office at 302 […]

April 14, 2015 ·

Permitting & Agency Information Day April 16th, 10am-2pm

To be held at KM Rae Bldg., 125 Third Ave. The City of Seward, Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area, Kenai Peninsula Borough, State, and Federal agency representatives will be available to assist with your permit application, summer project and provide information on: Planning, Permitting, Flood Risk Prevention, Updated Building Codes, Floodplain Management, National Flood Insurance Program, Fisheries & Wildlife Management, […]

April 14, 2015 ·
Used Book Sale, Saturday, April 18

Used Book Sale, Saturday, April 18

Friends of the Seward Library are having the first used books sale in the new facility! All proceeds go to library programs. Saturday, April 18, 2015. There is still time to bring us your used books! (If you do it soon!) Seeking volunteers to help with our sale. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a48afaa2ca5f85-used See our website for more information: www.friendsofsclm.org The used books are […]

April 7, 2015 ·
Proposed reductions to education funding in Alaska

Proposed reductions to education funding in Alaska

KPBSD News Release – Soldotna, April 3, 2015—The Senate Finance Committee has amended HB 72, proposing a 4.1 percent reduction to the Foundation Formula educational funding. The reduction to the state contribution also impacts the maximum allowable contribution the Kenai Peninsula Borough (KPB) can contribute to the school district. KPBSD is analyzing the potential impact of this additional reduction in […]

April 5, 2015 ·
Permitting & Agency Information Day April 16

Permitting & Agency Information Day April 16

March 31, 2015 ·
Seward Providence Medical& Care Center and Seward Community Clinic building. Heidi Zemach photo

Council moves forward on hospital extension and senior housing at city park

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council was asked to consider, and be ready to make a quick decision about two major matters on Monday night, neither of which they knew much about. The first is a proposed $8 million dollar extension and remodel of the Providence Seward hospital/Community Health Center building. A federal grant called HRSA, […]

March 26, 2015 ·

SBCFSA Regular Meeting April 6

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board will hold a regular board meeting Monday, April 6, at 6:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122.  The agenda includes Spring Newsletter, Permits for Review CIAA Bear Lake Stream Realignment and Bear Lake Weir Time Extension, Upward Bound Project, and Permitting & Agency Information […]

March 24, 2015 ·
Permitting & Agency Information Day April 16

Permitting & Agency Information Day April 16

March 17, 2015 ·
Rothenberger Selected as Principal

Rothenberger Selected as Principal

Andrew Rothenberger, current Principal of Kachemak Selo School, was selected as Regional Administrator (Principal) of Seward Middle School and Moose Pass School. He was one of five applicants for the position. Rothenberger will finish up the last quarter at his current position in the District and will start the new position soon afterwards. He will also be making a few […]

March 16, 2015 ·