Moose Pass News

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 ·
Search for missing man near Upper Trail Lake continues

Search for missing man near Upper Trail Lake continues

UPDATE 04/24/15: As of Thursday night at 7PM the search of Trail Lake has stopped while awaiting the arrival of SONAR equipment due early next week. The search for missing 33 year old Matt Asturi continued today after he was last seen canoeing on Upper Trail Lake on Monday evening, April 21. He was last seen paddling the canoe 15 […]

April 22, 2015 ·
Thanks to community, used book sale a success

Thanks to community, used book sale a success

The Friends of the Seward Library would like to thank the community for the support for the used book sale on Saturday! The turn out was great and books left the building by the bags full! Children’s and junior/young adult books were popular as free. Many smiling faces with books clutched tight left the sale. Thank you also to the […]

April 21, 2015 ·
Knotek sets a PR at the 2015 Boston Marathon

Knotek sets a PR at the 2015 Boston Marathon

Submitted by Erin Knotek – Earlier today Kevin Knotek of Moose Pass set a Personal Record at the 2015 Boston Marathon with a time of 3:28:14. Congratulations to Kevin!

April 20, 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 ·
Knotek to run Boston Marathon, and it’s not what you think

Knotek to run Boston Marathon, and it’s not what you think

By Erin Knotek – At first glance you might think that the two-time high school state champion and two-time Mt. Marathon Junior Race winner, Miles Knotek is running the Boston Marathon, but he is not. His dad is running the race. Kevin Knotek leaves later this week to compete in the 119th running of the Boston Marathon. Knotek will be […]

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 ·
Imagination Library is funded for another year

Imagination Library is funded for another year

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward Moose Pass Imagination Library chapter, a nonprofit that mails books and early learning materials to children from birth to age five, will survive intact for another year. The Imagination Library program was recently awarded its grant for the upcoming year, which will enable the nonprofit to provide 12 more books to every […]

April 13, 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 ·

Resurrection Baptist Downtown in Old Legends Bulding

Join us for Revival tonight thru Saturday beginning at 7:00pm. Please also join us Easter Sunday at 8:30am followed by brunch at 9:30am then for the 11:00am service. Then join us again at 6:00pm for our evening service. We will also have a children’s play.

April 2, 2015 ·
Moose Pass Dog Becomes a National Champion

Moose Pass Dog Becomes a National Champion

By Erin Knotek – Bella, a border collie raised and trained by Erin Knotek in Moose Pass, AK, won the 12″preferred division taking home the National Championship. At the Nationals, they run the dog with the higher time first, in essence the slowest to the fastest. There were four dogs to make finals and Bella was set to run third […]

April 2, 2015 ·
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 ·