Politics

KPB Senior Exemption Under Attack

At the last assembly meeting, KPB Mayor Navarre introduced Ordinance 2016-24 to eliminate the KPB Senior Citizen property exemption. The Mayor’s proposal attempts to create inter and intra generational warfare by turning the KPB community against Seniors and also turning current Seniors against future Seniors. Mayor Navarre has asserted that […]

Democratic Caucus Saturday, March 26th

Democratic Caucus tomorrow, Saturday, 10 AM, Seward Community Library. If you are not a registered Democrat you can change your affiliation on site. If you’re not registered to vote yet, you can do that on site too. This is not a typical “vote”- you don’t just show up, cast a […]

Town Hall Meeting District 29

Town Hall Meeting District 29

Town Hall Meeting Poster Seward 03-26-2016 Town Hall Meeting District 29 Saturday, March 26, 2016 3 pm – 5 pm Seward City Hall Council Chambers 410 Adams Street Please join in the discussion with: Representative Mike Chenault Questions: Representative Mike Chenault Kenai office 283-7223

Poster displayed in the Seward, Breeze Inn lobby on Super Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Photo by R. Smeriglio.

Area Republicans Slightly Prefer Trump to Cruz

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — On Super Tuesday, registered Republicans from the Moose Pass, Bear Creek, and Seward precincts of District 29 voted in the 2016 Alaska Republican presidential preference poll. Of the five candidates on the paper ballot, Donald Trump received 38 percent of 151 total votes cast, […]

2016 Republican Presidential Caucus

2016 Republican Presidential Caucus Tuesday March 1, 2016 3-8 p.m. Breeze Inn Motel. . . .303 N. Harbor Street Not a registered Republican? No worries.  Independents are caucusing with us and Democrats who would like to caucus can change affiliation up to and including the day of the caucus. Come […]

2016 Democratic Presidential Caucus

2016 Democratic Presidential Caucus Saturday March 26th 2016 10 AM – Noon Seward Library. . . .239 6th Avenue You can register to caucus online at www.alaskademocrats.org or at the library the day of the caucus. Not a registered Democrat? No worries.  Independents are caucusing with us and Republicans who […]

Bear Lake Survey-let your voice be heard

The Seward Rotary Club is seeking citizen input regarding a possible public recreation area on Bear Lake. The land being considered is a newly acquired selection by the Kenai Peninsula Borough from the State of Alaska and is yet unclassified. The Rotary Club is asking for the Community’s input as […]

Alaskan Lands for Alaskans – Seward Rotary gets Proactive

Alaskan Lands for Alaskans – Seward Rotary gets Proactive

By Brandii Holmdahl, Borough Assembly Representative – Over the course of the next few years, the Seward area will be impacted by the transfer of over 1000 acres, mostly in the Bear Lake area, from State to Borough ownership. The borough will be tasked with classifying this land according to municipal ordinance. This acreage encompasses several expanses […]

Murkowski Continues Fight Against Frankenfish, Moves to Block FDA Commissioner Nominee

Murkowski Continues Fight Against Frankenfish, Moves to Block FDA Commissioner Nominee

Senator: “Voluntary Labelling of GE Salmon is Not Adequate”  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) continued her fight against genetically engineered (GE) salmon by announcing in the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee that she would block confirmation proceedings of the nominee to be FDA Commissioner, […]

Who Owns Alaska?

Who Owns Alaska?

By Brandii Holmdahl – Communities of the Eastern Peninsula are going to be impacted by land decisions that have been generations in the making. Current land ownership in Alaska has been impacted by three major events in history. The first occurred on October 18, 1867, when Russia sold the Alaska […]

Aging diversion tunnel inside view at low water flow, March 24th inspection. photo credit Corps of Engineers.

Lowell Canyon Funding Update

By Jim Hunt, City Manager – As reported here on SCN in a well-detailed article by Heidi Zemach, the City of Seward is responsible for an approximate cost-share of $1.2 million dollars for the creation of an Army Corps of Engineer’s feasibility/scoping study of Lowell Canyon alternatives. I have been […]

Behind the scenes of Reality TV special with Obama

Behind the scenes of Reality TV special with Obama

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Running Wild, Stranded in the Alaska Wilderness, the hour-long reality television show filmed while President Barack Obama was visiting Exit Glacier in Seward September 1st, airs Thursday evening, December 17th on NBC.  It airs at 10 p.m. EST. Viewers won’t see the U.S. President doing […]

Alaska Governor Bill Walker

New Sustainable Alaska Plan

By Governor Bill Walker & Lt. Governor Byron Mallott – Dear Alaskan, Between the time we filed to run for office and the day we were sworn in, oil prices dropped in half, taking with it most of our state’s revenue. When your income falls in half, you have to […]