Moose Pass News

Sip and Paint Comes to Moose Pass

Sip and Paint Comes to Moose Pass

As Paint this Town Alaska continues to provide a fun and creative outlet for our socialites in Alaska, they now venture to Moose Pass for the 1st ever Sip & Paint event. This “Last Friday” themed art session will provide those in Cooper Landing and Moose Pass the opportunity to join in on the festivities. These events are an ideal […]

February 6, 2016 ·

Seasoned Firewood At A Great Price

Until March 30th cords of wood will be available. It is 2 years old and is made up of birch and spruce. It is split and cut for wood stoves; and is $200.00 cash a cord. Please call Levi if you would like to make arrangements for a delivery. It is beautiful firewood to quote my husband. Levi’s number is: […]

January 28, 2016 ·
Project area of Seward Highway upgrade through Moose Pass. Image courtesy of Alaska Dept. of Transportation and Public Facilities

Highway Upgrade Through Moose Pass Has Complications

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has announced its intent to upgrade the Seward Highway through Moose Pass, rather than build around it. The milepost 25.5 to 36 project has some difficulties that do not meet the eye. In addition to usual construction issues, the highway twice crosses Moose Creek, an anadromous stream, between […]

January 10, 2016 ·
Last days for Book Sponsors

Last days for Book Sponsors

Sewardites, you are known for being last minute responders, here are the last two days to sponsor a new book for the children, youth and young adult readers in the library! The Wish Tree is up until Thursday January 7th, and the library is open until 8pm. If you have been wanting to stop in after work, Thursday is your […]

January 6, 2016 ·
Seward Highway Avalanche Closure Notification

Seward Highway Avalanche Closure Notification

From State of Alaska, Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Avalanche Closure Notification For Tuesday, January 5, 2016 There will be intermittent traffic delays today on the Seward Highway for avalanche hazard reduction work between Primrose and Sterling Wye near mileposts 19 to 39.  Motorists should expect delays of up to 45 minutes between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Updates will […]

January 5, 2016 ·
Wish Tree Super Hero

Wish Tree Super Hero

Every sponsor of a book from our Wish Tree is a super hero! You are helping every child in our community learn to love reading. Your support will help kids in Seward become strong readers! You are the person you are today partly because someone around you– a teacher, a parent, a librarian—connected you to books and reading. This is […]

December 31, 2015 ·
Give The Gift Of A Book From The Wish Tree

Give The Gift Of A Book From The Wish Tree

Give the gift of a book from the library wish tree! The annual Wish Tree is up and filled with book titles that are ready to be sponsored! The Friends of the Library (aka Seward Community Library Association, SCLA) work with the library staff to create a ‘wish list’ of books that will go onto our library shelves. The list […]

December 18, 2015 ·
DOT Plans Seward Highway Upgrades Near and Through Moose Pass

DOT Plans Seward Highway Upgrades Near and Through Moose Pass

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities plans two rehabilitation projects for the Seward Highway that together may cost an estimated $127 million and will affect Kenai Peninsula general economy and quality of life, especially in Moose Pass. Start of construction lies two to five years away, but surveying, data gathering, and designing have already […]

December 12, 2015 ·
2015 Seward Angel Tree Program Kicks Off

2015 Seward Angel Tree Program Kicks Off

For over 30 years, Seward Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) and the good people of Seward have been providing local kids and families with gifts to put under the Christmas tree through the Seward Angel Tree Program. Last year, almost 60 families in need received toys, diapers, warm clothing, and household items through the program, which is almost completely fueled by […]

November 28, 2015 ·
Chugach NF’s new District Ranger is happy to be on the job

Chugach NF’s new District Ranger is happy to be on the job

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Francisco B. Sanchez, the new District Ranger for the Chugach National Forest Seward ranger district, has a challenging job ahead. He will manage the forest and supervise 45 permanent full-time year-round employees, and another 50-55 summertime employees. Sanchez, who hails from New Mexico, has worked with the forest service for 30 years, progressing up […]

November 24, 2015 ·

Please Vote Today

By Cheryl Seese – I am voting for Jean Bardarson as Seward City Mayor. She has served our community very well for many years on the City Council. As Mayor, this last year, she has continued to serve us well. She listens and reads everything that comes before the council. She is thoughtful and focused on what is best for […]

October 6, 2015 ·

Opinion: VOTE TUESDAY 10/6/15

By Cheryl Seese – I am voting for Jean Bardarson as Seward City Mayor. She has served our community very well for many years on the City Council. As Mayor, this last year, she has continued to serve us well. She listens and reads everything that comes before the council. She is thoughtful and focused on what is best for […]

October 5, 2015 ·
Groups Ask State for Money: Senator Highlights Fiscal Gap

Groups Ask State for Money: Senator Highlights Fiscal Gap

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — The State of Alaska currently spends $2.7 billion more than it takes into its unrestricted general accounts. Nonetheless, the unincorporated community of Moose Pass and the Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area have requested funds from the State for capital improvements. Statewide, many others have as well. At a meeting in Moose Pass last Saturday, […]

October 2, 2015 ·
Friends Host Evening With Jackie Pels at Annual Membership Meeting

Friends Host Evening With Jackie Pels at Annual Membership Meeting

On Thursday evening, Oct 1st, 2015, starting at 6 p.m. the Friends of the Seward Library will be hosting a pot luck dinner and conversation at the library community room with special guest Jackie Pels. Jackie is a well know publisher and author in Seward. Her two dozen books include Alaskan stories with personal and community histories. Her best known […]

September 30, 2015 ·

Bear in Skilak Mauling Found Dead

Submitted by the Alaska Department of Fish & Game – (SOLDOTNA) – A brown bear involved in the September 22 mauling of a Texas man on Kenai National Wildlife Refuge near Doroshin Bay on Skilak Lake has been found dead by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Federal Wildlife Officers and Alaska Department of Fish and Game personnel investigating the incident. […]

September 24, 2015 ·
Forest Service Plans Prescribed Burning and Firewood Cutting

Forest Service Plans Prescribed Burning and Firewood Cutting

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — For whatever underlying cause, moose populations have declined on the eastern Kenai Peninsula in recent years. Regardless of what one thinks of climate warming, people still need heat in winter. In an effort to garner additional public input, USDA Forest Service held a meeting last week in Moose Pass about two unrelated projects that […]

September 15, 2015 ·
Middle Schoolers: Get to Know Sqord Pizza Party

Middle Schoolers: Get to Know Sqord Pizza Party

Open to all Middle School Age kids and their families and FREE!!! Come learn about the Sqord Booster and how you can get one for free. Saturday, September 5th @ 11:30 In the Community Room of the Seward Community Library and Museum. “The Sqord Booster is the all-new, go anywhere waterproof, practically indestructible, long life replaceable battery, sync with your […]

September 2, 2015 ·
Seward Highway MP 17-22.5 Rehabilitation – Next Project Phase Begins

Seward Highway MP 17-22.5 Rehabilitation – Next Project Phase Begins

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&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 Update: Federal Funds Secured What’s Next DOT&PF has secured FHWA funding that will allow us to move ahead with the […]

August 21, 2015 ·

Art Walk in the Garden Awards

Friends of the Seward Library and the Garden Fairies wish to thank all of the community that stopped by during the Art Walk in the Garden event this last Friday! Thanks also to Nan Thompson and her sewing friends for the donations of the many ‘Fiber Art’ pieces and the individuals that gave. Over $600 was raised that will be […]

August 11, 2015 ·
Art Walk in the Garden this Friday

Art Walk in the Garden this Friday

Enjoy a walk through the finest flower garden in Seward during this month’s First Friday festivities. The Seward Community Library Association will be hosting 13 pieces of fiber art in the garden located on the south side of the Seward Community Library & Museum (corner of 6th and Adams). Proceeds from sale of the artwork will go towards maintaining and […]

August 5, 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 ·

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 ·
Volunteer home hospice moving forward

Volunteer home hospice moving forward

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – People with a terminal illness shouldn’t have to leave their own home, community, family, friends and pets in order to receive quality hospice care. Their loved ones shouldn’t have to struggle to care for them entirely on their own. That’s the feeling of many in the community who would like to change that. Unfortunately, […]

July 7, 2015 ·

Body found in Upper Trail Lake

A body has been discovered at Upper Trail Lake. Although unconfirmed, it is suspected that it is Matthew Asturi, the Trail Lake Lodge employee who went missing April 21, 2015. Read more at the Alaska Dispatch News here: http://www.adn.com/article/20150624/body-found-lake-near-seward-believed-be-missing-las-vegas-man

June 24, 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 ·
Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival June 20 & 21

Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival June 20 & 21

2015 Summer Solstice Festival June 20th & 21st    Mile 29.5 Seward Hwy – Moose Pass Food Booth, Beer Garden, Vendors, Local Art Booth, Carnival Games, Bake Sale, T-Shirt and Mug/Glasses Sales June 20th: Tyson James and The Strangs, The Jeffery Able Band, Green Tara and the Handsome Gents, Alder Bash June 21st: Music, Auction, Raffle   Raffle Tickets: $1.00 […]

June 20, 2015 ·