Politics

Special City Council Meeting Canceled for December 4

From the Seward City Clerk – The Special City Council meeting for the City Manager’s evaluation has been canceled.  The matter will come before the City Council to reschedule at their December 8, 2014 meeting.  

November 20, 2014 · 1 comment ·
City Council Emerges from Executive Session

City Council Emerges from Executive Session

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Seward City Council gave due public notice of its special meeting and Vice Mayor Marianna Keil gaveled it to order promptly at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 10 with a scant half dozen citizens in attendance. The duly noticed agenda listed “executive session” as the only item of business. Only three things happened publicly […]

November 12, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Unofficial Seward Lowell Point Election Results

Unofficial Seward Lowell Point Election Results

From City of Seward Clerk’s Office – Here are the unofficial results from the November 4, 2014 General Election for the Seward/Lowell Point Precinct: US Senator Mark Begich: 300 Mark S. Fish: 37 Ted Gianoutsos: 24 Dan Sullivan: 309 Write Ins: 7   US Representative Forrest Dunbar: 293 Jim C. McDermott: 55 Don Young: 321 Write Ins: 6   Governor/Lt […]

November 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
VOTE TODAY!

VOTE TODAY!

The 2014 General Election is today, November 4. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Seward/Lowell Point residents will vote  at the KM Rae Building located at 125 Third Avenue in Seward. Residents outside of city limits will need to vote at Bear Creek Fire Department. For voting information, please visit the State of Alaska Division of Elections website […]

November 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Opinion: When Dogs Attack

Opinion: When Dogs Attack

By Tim Morrow – It looks like the comments were disabled on the post entitled “Dog Attack Victim Tries to Increase Public Safety.” I believe I understand the decision to disable comments, because emotions run high when it comes to people and their dogs. As a veteran bicyclist and a dog owner myself, I wanted to restart the conversation. As a […]

November 3, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Spirited Debate Over Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure

Spirited Debate Over Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Larry Kirk, the police chief of Old Monroe, Missouri, with two decades of experience in law enforcement, came to Seward this week to offer a different perspective to the national issue of the legalization of marijuana. His travel and hotel expenses for speaking across Alaska were paid by Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), a national […]

November 1, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Dog Attack Victim Tries to Increase Public Safety

Dog Attack Victim Tries to Increase Public Safety

By Doreen Lorenz Click link for FOX Alaska News story on Kirsten:  Dog Attack Victim tries to increase Public Safety ANCHORAGE, Ak– Earlier this month a dog attacked a Kenai Peninusla resident. Here in Anchorage we have animal control with rules and regulations and same goes for the city of Seward, but for a lot of places outside city limits […]

November 1, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Ballot Measure 2 Marijuana Legalization Forum

Ballot Measure 2 Marijuana Legalization Forum

There has been a clarification in the marijuana legalization forum scheduled for Thursday, October 30, at 7PM at the Seward Community Library. Kristina Woolston will speak in Opposition of Ballot Measure 2 in place of Tom Tougas. In opposition of Ballot Measure No. 2: Kristina Woolston: “Kristina Woolston was raised in the southwest village of Naknek where she grew up commercial fishing with her […]

October 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Ballot Measure 2 Marijuana Legalization Forum October 30

Ballot Measure 2 Marijuana Legalization Forum October 30

Come learn more about the pros and cons of marijuana legalization at a special forum this week Thursday Oct 30th, 7-8 pm Seward Community Library Museum   On the pro side: Larry Kirk, Chief of Police from Eastern Missouri: “The idea that we are now a ‘paramilitary’ organization has been detrimental to our profession. We have killed innocent people in […]

October 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Opinion: Support Judge Estelle

By Ralph Hulbert – I am pleased to see our community’s strong support for retention of Judge Bill Estelle. We welcomed Bill’s homecoming to Palmer, where he was born and raised, to face the high expectations of his teachers, classmates, and community. His fellow judges’ recognition of his precise and thorough legal mind, excellent character, reputation, and fairness was no […]

October 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Opinion: Vote “YES” to retain Judge Estelle

Written by Renee Estelle – I am writing in support of Palmer’s Judge Estelle, up for retention vote this election cycle.  Over the years I have met several people who have worked professionally with my uncle.  They have all raved about what a good and fair judge he is and how much they enjoyed working with him.  However, there is […]

October 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward City Reps Take Stand Against Legalizing Pot

Seward City Reps Take Stand Against Legalizing Pot

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council often refuses to take stands on controversial state ballot measures, but last night it passed a resolution by a 5-2 vote voicing its opposition to passage of Ballot Measure 2, the initiative legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Alaska, and urging voters to do the same. The vote was […]

October 14, 2014 · 2 comments ·

Opinion: Parnell and Sullivan Fish Policies

It’s telling Sean Parnell and (Senate) Dan Sullivan aren’t running on their record of endangering Alaska’s salmon and other fish for corporate profit.  Who can blame them? In 2013 Parnell and (Senate Candidate) Sullivan pushed a bill letting toxic mines, like Pebble, take millions of gallons of water from our fishing streams.  House Bill 77, passed by a GOP-run House, […]

October 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Kenai Peninsula Borough Unofficial Election Results

Kenai Peninsula Borough Unofficial Election Results

  Election Summary Report Regular Municipal Election Summary For Jurisdiction Wide, All Counters, All Races KENAI PENINSULA BOROUGH UNOFFICAL RESULTS JURISDICTION WIDE OCTOBER 7, 2014 REGULAR ELECTION 10/07/14 21:52:23 Borough Mayor KPB Total Number of Precincts 29 Precincts Reporting 28 96.6% Times Counted 9091/42409 21.4% Total Votes 8957 NAVARRE, Mike 4794 53.52% BEARUP, Tom 3270 36.51% MARTIN, Carrol J. 846 […]

October 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Notice of Special Meeting October 13

Notice of Special Meeting October 13

From the City Clerk’s Office – NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Seward City Council will meet in a special meeting on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. for the purpose of: Go Into Executive Session To Discuss Matters Pertaining To Threatened Or Pending Litigation Regarding The Consent To Assignment To Seward Lodging III, LLC To The Lease Agreement […]

October 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·
City of Seward Final Election Results

City of Seward Final Election Results

Here are the final results from the October 7, 2014 Municipal Election for the City of Seward:   City Council, Two Year Term (Three Seats Open): Dale Butts:  250 Rissie Casagranda:  243 Marianna Keil:  216 John French:  136 Write Ins:  14   City Council, One Year Term (One Seat Open): Iris Darling:  274 Write Ins:  17   Results from the […]

October 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Senator Begich’s wife campaigns in Seward

Senator Begich’s wife campaigns in Seward

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Deborah Bonito, the wife of Alaska Senator Mark Begich, beat a trail to Seward on Monday. Bonito is a longtime small business woman, for two years chaired the Alaska Democratic Party and is an outspoken advocate for literacy, suicide prevention – particularly among returning veterans – and she’s been assisting in her husband’s uphill reelection […]

October 9, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Unofficial Election Results-Seward/Lowell Point Precinct

Registered Voters 1781 – Cards Cast 609 34.19% Num. Report Precinct 1 – Num. Reporting 1 100.00%   Borough Mayor KPB Total Number of Precincts 1 Precincts Reporting 1 100.0% Times Counted 311/1781 17.5% Total Votes 298 NAVARRE, Mike 190 63.76% BEARUP, Tom 85 28.52% MARTIN, Carrol J. 21 7.05% Write-in Votes 2 0.67%   SBCFSA – SEAT A KPB […]

October 8, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Seward & KPB Elections today!

Seward & KPB Elections today!

The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The polling place for Seward/Lowell Point residents is at the KM Rae Building located at 125 Third Avenue in Seward, Alaska. Residents outside of city limits will need to vote at Bear Creek Fire Department.

October 7, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Senator Lisa Murkowski Visits Seward Middle School

Senator Lisa Murkowski Visits Seward Middle School

On Monday morning U.S .Senator Lisa Murkowski paid a visit to Seward Middle School before continuing her plans to also visit AVTEC, Aurora Energy, and meet with members of city council. Students and faculty pleasantly greeted Senator Murkowski for several minutes prior to a 30 minute two-way conversation with the sixth to eight graders in the audience. The Senator began by […]

October 7, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Candidate Tom Bearup Meets Public at Seward Restaurant

Candidate Tom Bearup Meets Public at Seward Restaurant

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Candidate for Kenai Peninsula Borough (KPB) Mayor, Tom Bearup, spent all day Thursday in Seward and ended with a 3-hour session at Christo’s Palace restaurant to talk about whatever the public wanted to talk about. Many patrons in the regular, weekday-evening crowd did not seem to notice the free pizza and talkative candidate in […]

October 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Thank you from Tom Bearup

By Peter Zuyus – Tom Bearup, candidate for Kenai Peninsula Borough, had a great visit to Seward yesterday.  He met with residents all day as he walked and drove around town. Tom had coffee and cookies at the Van Gilder earlier in the day and served pizza to folks at Christos Palace later. Important issues residents brought to Tom were […]

October 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Tom Bearup Meet & Greet October 2

Tom Bearup Meet & Greet October 2

Tom Bearup Candidate for Borough Mayor  will be in Seward all day Thursday October 2, 2014 to meet and talk with residents coffee and cookies at the Van Gilder   THEN YOU ARE INVITED to A Meet and Greet Pizza Party hosted by Tom Bearup   Where:  Christos Palace When:   4:00 to 7:00 pm   You are invited , come […]

October 1, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Quick Resolution to Coal Loading Problem Satisfies Some, Not All

Quick Resolution to Coal Loading Problem Satisfies Some, Not All

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – [UPDATE AT 8:33 PM: State Signs and Issues Compliance Order by Consent ] Late in the day on Monday, September 29, in the matter of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation vs. Aurora Energy Services, Director of ADEC Division of Water, Michelle Halle and Senior Assistant Attorney General, John A. Treptow, issued a legal order […]

September 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Comments by Mike Navarre, Incumbent KPB Mayor

Comments by Mike Navarre, Incumbent KPB Mayor

By Mike Navarre – I have been honored to serve as Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor for the last three years.  I have received a great deal of support and encouragement since I announced my plans to seek reelection and greatly appreciate all of the support – thank you. These past three years as mayor have gone by quickly and, for […]

September 23, 2014 · 3 comments ·