KPB

New Seward Library Museum Contractor Named

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: November 5, 2010 Contact: Keith Campbell, 907.224.5631 Seward selects PCL Construction as Library Museum contractor The City of Seward announces the selection of PCL Construction as the contractor of the new $10 million Seward Community Library Museum, slated for groundbreaking in spring 2011. PCL Construction […]

Service Area Board Vacancies

KENAI PENINSULA BOROUGH Notice of Vacancy Bear Creek Fire Service Area Board (Seats A & B) Seward-Bear Creek Flood Service Area Board (Seats B* & C*) Lowell Point Emergency Service Area Board (Seats B & E) Notice is hereby given that vacancies exist on the above referenced service area boards. […]

KPB Oct 5 Municipal Election Results

Proposition 1, the bond measure to fix school roofs passed by a vote of 3,877-199 in last week’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Unofficial Election results. Proposition 2, the vote for whether to change the borough form of government to a strong manager/ weak mayor form lost with 4,436 no votes to […]

Seward Summit Focus on Solutions

Seward Summit Focus on Solutions

    Visitors at Japp Creek below Box Canyon For SCN By Heidi Zemach Early Friday Oct 8, three city minivans filled with officials and a handful of concerned residents toured some of Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service areas’ main places of interest. Touring were mostly Kenai Peninsula Borough and city […]

Municipal Election Results

Seward City Voters have re-elected incumbents Marianna Keil and Jean Bardarson to two-year seats on the council in unofficial results, with 50 ballots left to count on Thursday. They also elected Rissy Casagranda, a local businesswoman and newcomer to city politics to the third 2-year seat. Tim McDonald, who is […]

Voters Will Determine Borough Form of Government

Voters Will Determine Borough Form of Government

By Heidi Zemach (hzemach@gmail.com) Kenai Peninsula Borough voters will decide in the Oct 5, 2010 Municipal Election whether to scrap the existing strong elected mayor form of borough government in favor of a strong manager, hired by the assembly, and weak elected-mayor. The issue may not have strong resonance with […]

Oct 5 voters will have a say over school bond, etc

Heidi Zemach (hzemach@gmail.com) Kenai Peninsula Borough voters can make their views heard on a couple of propositions at the ballot box October 5, or via the absentee-voting now underway. They can weigh in on whether the school district should borrow up to $16 million in general obligation bonds to repair […]

Small Schools Hang on

Small Schools Hang on

By Heidi Zemach Moose Pass School teacher Jeffrey Clay sits cross-legged and relaxed in his unlit classroom Monday afternoon, reading aloud from the C. S. Lewis classic The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. The students in grades K-6, self-dubbed the “Rock Stars,” the “Bobble Heads,” and the “Olympians,” sit […]

Flood Risk Maps Raise Eyebrows, Hackles

Flood Risk Maps Raise Eyebrows, Hackles

  By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News The Federal Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) for the Kenai Peninsula Borough that indicate current regulatory floodplain areas in the Seward/Bear Creek vicinity have been revised for the first time in 29 years. When adopted following a public review period, they will […]

Seward Remapping – Interactive Parcel Viewer

The Borough has set up a webpage for citizens both inside and outside City Limits to view if their property is ‘in’ or ‘out’ of the proposed floodplain updates to the FEMA Floodplain Maps (FIRMS). Everyone should pay special attention to the updates to these maps. http://mapserver.borough.kenai.ak.us/sewardflood/ FEMA will be […]

Schools Show Off Talent Under Shadow of Budget Cuts

Schools Show Off Talent Under Shadow of Budget Cuts

(By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News) The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District spent the day meeting in work sessions Seward Monday, and then heard from local educators and community members at its only board meeting here in the evening. The meeting was dominated by presentations about Seward Middle School […]

KENAI AREA BURN SUSPENSION IN PLACE

Due to high winds and no precipitation in the weather forecast for the Kenai Peninsula, open burning has been suspended by the Alaska Division of Forestry until further notice.  Burning in burn barrels is also suspended at this time.  Individuals should check any fires they have lit in the past […]

School District funding level concerns Seward rep

School District funding level concerns Seward rep

(By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News)  Sue McClure, who is serving her first term on the assembly as Seward’s representative, found Tuesday night’s meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, in which funding for the school district budget was discussed, both disheartening, and fascinating. As a retired career teacher […]

Dave Carey, KPB Mayor The month of February included preparation for presentation of the 2011 Borough Budget, as well as the myriad of activities throughout the Borough as we prepare for the upcoming construction season and the fiscal activities necessary to provide needed and required services to the resident taxpayers […]

Thanks to the Community on Nelli Juan Rescue

Thanks to the Community on Nelli Juan Rescue

The Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department would like to extend a thank you to the community members of Seward for their assistance with Search and Rescue efforts over the weekend of February 5th 2010. There was a huge outpouring of contributions from the community. In particular we would like to […]

The Kenai Watershed Forum (KWF) is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to maintaining the health of the watersheds on the Kenai Peninsula. KWF is recognized as the regional watershed organization of the Kenai Peninsula, successfully identifying and addressing the needs of the region by providing high quality education, restoration, and […]

Successful Donations for Pick.Click.Give

Successful Donations for Pick.Click.Give

In an update from the PFD Charitable Contributions Program, www.PickClickGive.org, they report the following: “The number of people who have successfully filed a charitable donation to eligible Alaska nonprofits through the PFD Charitable Contributions Program, also known as Pick Click Give., has shot up in the hours since the State […]

Borough Assembly Report

From Sue McClure I’m back from the 11-10 Assembly meeting. Among items of local interest: We heard the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Quarterly report, presented by the School Board President and the Superintendent. Enrollment is only 25 students less than last year, which is less of a decline than […]

Borough Assembly Report from Sue McClure

Borough Assembly Report from Sue McClure

I’m back from the 11-10 Assembly meeting. Among items of local interest: We heard the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Quarterly report, presented by the School Board President and the Superintendent. Enrollment is only 25 students less than last year, which is less of a decline than in previous years. […]