Moose Pass News

Moose Pass resident to compete in AKC National Agility Championships in Reno, Nevada

Moose Pass resident to compete in AKC National Agility Championships in Reno, Nevada

American Kennel Club News Release – More than 1,000 Competitors Vie to be National Agility Champions (Moose Pass, AK) March 17, 2015 –  Moose Pass resident Erin Knotek and her border collie Bella will be among the contenders at the American Kennel Club National Agility Championships this March 27-29 in Reno, Nevada. The quickest, most agile dogs in the country will […]

March 20, 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 ·
Seward High teacher Stephanie Cronin is interviewed by Superintendent Sean Dusek Thursday, at Seward Middle School. Heidi Zemach photo.

The five who wish to become principal

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Five experienced administrator/ educators, including two longtime locals, are vying to become Regional Administrator (Principal) of Seward Middle School and Moose Pass School next fall, replacing Jason Bickling who resigned, effective at the end of the school year. All five who made the short list were interviewed by Sean Dusek, the Kenai Peninsula Borough […]

March 8, 2015 ·
School District Says it Wants to Help Keep Moose Pass School Open

School District Says it Wants to Help Keep Moose Pass School Open

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — At a meeting attended by ten Moose Passers and seven representatives of the Kenai Peninsula School District on Wednesday, March 4, Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones laid out the basics of what could happen by the end 2015 if Moose Pass School enrollment falls below ten, the current number. Jones said that if the school […]

March 6, 2015 ·
Forest Service Firewood Availability Mid-Summer

Forest Service Firewood Availability Mid-Summer

March 5, 2015 ·

KBEA SCHOLARSHIPS for Year 2015

KBEA SCHOLARSHIPS for Year 2015 KBEA (Kenai Borough Employees Association) scholarship committee is currently accepting applications for 4 scholarships of $500 each. The scholarships are available to all 2015 graduates of the Kenai Peninsula Borough (including public schools, private schools, and home-schooled). Applications and instructions are available from any Kenai Peninsula Borough High School counselors’ office or on the Borough’s […]

March 2, 2015 ·

ALERT: Seward Highway manhunt underway, do not pick up hitchhikers

Saturday a pursuit on the Seward Highway resulted in the fugitive escaping into the woods near Turnagain Pass.  For more information, see this article at adn.com and YouTube video of the suspect in pursuit as filmed by passerby

February 28, 2015 ·
Moose Pass School Considered for Closure Next Fall Due to Low Enrollment

Moose Pass School Considered for Closure Next Fall Due to Low Enrollment

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — With an enrollment of only ten pupils, the Moose Pass School (K– 8) barely passes muster as a viable school site in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Alaska statutes recognize ten as the minimum number of children for funding at any particular site. According to KPBSD spokeswoman Pegge Erkeneff, on March 4, Assistant […]

February 18, 2015 ·
Second Moose Pass Rendezvous a success despite warm spell

Second Moose Pass Rendezvous a success despite warm spell

By Jason Aigeldinger for SCN – In this, a most fickle season devoid of snow but rich in ice, a group of winter enthusiasts in Moose Pass took a chance and put on a celebration. The weather was not ideal. But at the end of the day it didn’t really matter. Friends and neighbors from the Kenai Peninsula and beyond […]

February 16, 2015 ·
Search for new Middle School principal underway

Search for new Middle School principal underway

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Several Seward school teachers, parent and community representatives, met with Sean Dusek, Kenai Peninsula School District’s acting superintendent Thursday, Feb. 12 to learn about the upcoming process of selecting a new principal or “Site Administrator” for the Seward Middle and Moose Pass Schools. Dusek also met earlier with teachers on the matter. The selection […]

February 15, 2015 ·
2nd Annual Moose Pass Winter Rendezvous FEB 13-15

2nd Annual Moose Pass Winter Rendezvous FEB 13-15

Moose Pass is for Lovers….of winter recreation in the Chugach of course! By Bobbie Jo Skibo Moose Pass residents and those who visit know the secret about winter in the quaint Chugach Mountain town! Winter is the time when Moose Pass comes alive on the lake with skiing, hockey, dog sledding and more. The sense of community is something to […]

February 14, 2015 ·
Moose Pass Hockey Pictures

Moose Pass Hockey Pictures

On a beautiful Saturday at Moose Pass, Jason Aigeldinger captured some hockey action on Trail Lake.  

February 3, 2015 ·
Seward PTSA Thanks You!

Seward PTSA Thanks You!

  Nearly Gone! Only 14 tickets remain for online sales with a small quantity remaining at Resurrection Art Coffee House for offline sales! This event will be sold out so grab your ticket while you can! Seward PTSA thanks our community and sponsors for making this event possible! Here’s a shout out to Alaska Junior Theater, Seward Arts Council, Harper Arts […]

January 30, 2015 ·
Have fun with JABALI!

Have fun with JABALI!

 Have fun with JABALI! Sunday, February 1st at 6:30pm! Jabali African Acrobats will entertain and delight you!  Enjoy music and rhythms from Kenya while supporting Arts in Seward schools.  Your ticket purchase will help Seward PTSA  provide Jabali performances to students attending Seward Elementary School, Seward Middle School, and Seward High School. Click HERE to purchase your tickets now! For offline ticket […]

January 28, 2015 ·

Municipal Entitlement Land Selection Finalization Project 2015

http://www.borough.kenai.ak.us/landmgt/entitlements/2015-land-selection-interactive-survey The 2015 land swap is available on KPB website at the above link. There are also maps posted in the KPB Seward Annex located in the Sea View Plaza. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 10:00 to 3:00. Phone number is 224-2001 The deadline for State input is February 6, 2015.

January 27, 2015 ·
Irish Music From Ireland Live in Moose Pass this Friday

Irish Music From Ireland Live in Moose Pass this Friday

The musical trio Buttons & Strings will return to Moose Pass and Trail Lake Lodge this Friday the 23 to perform live.  Buttons & Strings packed the house last year with a beguiling blend of lively traditional music, sing-alongs, tall tales, jokes, renditions of modern folk music and banter with the audience.  Trail Lake Lodge will take orders from its dinner menu starting […]

January 22, 2015 ·

SFC Press Release Event for Members of Non-profit Organizations

JOIN US FOR A PRESS RELEASE EVENT! Seward Community Foundation Announces Funds Available for 2015 Grant Awards WHAT: The Seward Community Foundation Advisors will announce the opening of the 2015 Grant Cycle and the amount of money available for granting this year. WHO: Members of Non-profit Organizations in the Seward and Moose Pass communities are invited to attend. WHEN: Thursday, January […]

January 21, 2015 ·

KPB Municipal Entitlement Finalization Project

The KPB Land Management Division is working with the State, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mining, Land and Water in the land selection process. The State of Alaska has a process in place which must be followed in order to receive municipal entitlement lands. There have been multiple applications made by KPB to the State of Alaska for municipal […]

January 20, 2015 ·
State Seeks Quick Input on Land Conveyances Around Moose Pass and Beyond

State Seeks Quick Input on Land Conveyances Around Moose Pass and Beyond

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — In a preliminary decision signed Jan. 6 by Alaska Department of Natural Resources section chief Bruce Phelps, state of Alaska said yes to some (but no to much) state land near Moose Pass and around the peninsula transferring into Kenai Peninsula Borough ownership. Although the public process of selection started years ago, KPB, its […]

January 20, 2015 ·
Moose Pass Welcomes New Postmaster

Moose Pass Welcomes New Postmaster

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Moose Pass (population 219) celebrated the official appointment of its new postmaster Melanie Hornberger in right proper small-town fashion. Postal patrons stopped by the post office to enjoy cake with trimmings and to read the latest postings on the bulletin board as usual. Postmaster Hornberger, born and reared in Alaska, comes to Moose Pass […]

January 15, 2015 ·
Have a blast with JABALI while supporting the Arts in Seward Schools

Have a blast with JABALI while supporting the Arts in Seward Schools

Click HERE to purchase your tickets! Don’t miss this awesome show!   Your ticket purchase combined with sales from the PTSA Wreath Fundraiser  will provide school performances for Seward’s youth on Monday, February 2nd! Presale price $15.00 at jabali.eventbrite.com $20.00 at the door, if not sold out! Reserve your spot now! BUY NOW  If you would rather not buy your tickets online, contact Amy at 491-1448. […]

January 14, 2015 ·

Public Meeting About Public Land in Moose Pass

Thursday, January 15, 2015 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Moose Pass Community Hall The Kenai Peninsula Borough, (KPB) Land Management Division invites the public, KPB Advisory Planning Commissioners, Planning Commissioners, Assembly members, and State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Municipal Entitlement staff to an open house public forum on January 15, 2015 in Moose Pass, AK. The purpose of this […]

January 13, 2015 ·
The real deal plus all the craic in a homey setting

The real deal plus all the craic in a homey setting

January 13, 2015 ·

Seward Highway closed at Mile 108

From the Alaska State Troopers – Following an accident that overturned a tractor trailer containing salvaged items at Milepost 108 of the Seward Highway, both northbound and southbound lanes of highway traffic are blocked. Only one driver was involved and no injuries are reported. Check for updates with Alaska 511 at http://511.alaska.gov/alaska511/mappingcomponent/index

January 12, 2015 ·