Moose Pass News

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 ·
Former area residents lose home and pets in house fire

Former area residents lose home and pets in house fire

Contributed by Erin Knotek – Former Moose Pass and Seward residents, Dianne Maythorne and husband Nick Kimlinger, suffered a devastating loss when their home in Willow caught on fire on Monday, June 1st. Dianne and Nick lost all their possessions but more devastating was the loss of their 13 house dogs. Dianne Maythorne was the school nurse in Seward and […]

June 2, 2015 ·

Job Opening at the Library Museum

CITY OF SEWARD POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT The City of Seward is hiring a Library Museum Technician. This is a regular, full-time position, with benefits, paying $15.57/hr. Performs difficult and complex tasks based upon detailed knowledge of particular library, museum and information technology functions. Responsible for quality control of library museum records. Manages and implements interlibrary loan, notary and passport agency procedures. […]

May 28, 2015 ·
Seward veterans perform the Three-Gun Salute on Memorial Day 2015. Heidi Zemach photo.

Memorial Day marked in Seward

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The rain let up by late morning Monday, May 25th at the American Legion Cemetery in Seward as a couple hundred Seward residents sang the national anthem, bowed their heads for prayers, and remembered the sacrifice of veterans who died fighting wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Korea and WWI and WWII. Gleaming white wooden crosses […]

May 25, 2015 ·
EMS Responds to Collision in Moose Pass

EMS Responds to Collision in Moose Pass

Shortly after 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, two small vehicles collided violently in Moose Pass on the Seward Highway. State Troopers, USDA Forest Service law enforcement and units of Moose Pass and Bear Creek emergency medical services rushed to the scene and rendered aid.

May 23, 2015 ·
Tom Malacek, new Seward District Ranger for the Chugach National Forest, introduces himself to residents who attended the recent forest plan  meeting. Heidi Zemach photo

District Ranger Answers SCN Questions and Announces Selection of Special Tree

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — After a recent meeting in Moose Pass concerning revisions to the Chugach National Forest management plan, USDA Forest Service district ranger Tom Malecek agreed to a recorded, sit-down interview with SCN. Part of what Ranger Malecek said appears below. SCN: What have you heard about motorized versus non-motorized use on the Chugach? What has […]

May 18, 2015 ·
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 ·
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 ·

Alaska State Troopers suspend search for missing man at Upper Trail Lake

Alaska State Troopers Press Release – Location: Seward Case number: AK15028465 Type: Search and Rescue (UPDATE) Text: After searching the lake with an underwater side scan sonar without results on 4-27-2015, and several days of searching the lake by boat, air and along the shoreline, the search for Asturi was suspended at 1700 on 4-27-2015. On 4/20/15 at approximately 2112 […]

April 28, 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 ·
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 ·