Politics

Willard Dunham (l.) Carol Griswold (c.) Mike Navarre (r.) Cindy Clock (far r.) seen at Resurrect Art Coffee House Gallery. Photo by R. Smeriglio

Borough Mayor Navarre Meets & Greets Public at Local Coffee House

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Fresh from a meeting in Cooper Landing, Borough Mayor and candidate for re-election Mike Navarre traveled to Seward in a downpour to meet the public and to hear what people had to say. Mayor Navarre spent about two hours at the on-the-register-of-national-historic-places, old church turned java joint, Resurrect Art Coffee House Gallery last Friday, […]

by · September 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Meet the Candidates Night September 25

Meet the Candidates Night September 25

by · September 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Mike Navarre Meet & Greet Today, September 12

Mike Navarre Meet & Greet Today, September 12

by · September 12, 2014 · 0 comments ·
$2.5 Million in funds granted towards Seward marine terminal expansion

$2.5 Million in funds granted towards Seward marine terminal expansion

Office of Mark Begich Press Release – Begich:  Foxx Visit to Alaska Results in $2.5 Million in TIGER Grant Funds Seward Terminal Expansion will Bring Jobs, Growth to the Local Economy U.S. Senator Mark Begich welcomed today’s news that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $2.5 million in planning funds to complete the master plan for expansion of the […]

by · September 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·
2014 Notice of Election

2014 Notice of Election

City of Seward Press Release –   CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA NOTICE OF REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014   NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, there will be conducted in the City of Seward, Alaska, a Regular Municipal Election in accordance with Seward City Code, Title 4.   CITY OFFICIALS The following candidates have filed for […]

by · September 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Mike Navarre Meet & Greet September 9

Mike Navarre Meet & Greet September 9

by · September 6, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Tom Bearup: An Alaskan Story

By Peter Zuyus Tom Bearup came to Alaska in the year 1975, settling in the town of Soldotna.  Very soon after arriving in Soldotna, Tom became a Soldotna Police Officer.   Tom soon met his future wife Adele, a local girl. She was raised in the Sterling/Soldotna area and graduated Kenai High School.  They were married in Kenai on June 24, […]

by · August 29, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Alaskans Vote No on Ballot Measure No. 1. Existing Taxes on Oil Production Remain in Place

With 100 percent of precincts now having reported, Alaska Division of Elections reported on Wednesday at 3:03 p.m. that 52.2 percent of voters rejected attempts to repeal 13SB21, the existing tax structure on oil production that its critics regarded as too low. Only 31.7 percent of registered voters participated in the election. Of 154,136 total votes cast in the matter […]

by · August 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Division of Elections Reports Primary Election Results at 2:12 a.m. Wednesday

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – With 98.6 percent of  precincts having counted and reported their vote tallies, Alaska Division of Elections reported the following election results in races of importance to Seward and surrounding areas. Readers should note that percentages refer to proportion of candidate’s party, not the overall electorate. For clarity, SCN has left out losing candidates within […]

by · August 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Preliminary Election Results Reported at 10 p.m. by Division of Elections

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – The state of Alaska Division of Elections released its first batch of unofficial election results Tuesday evening for the statewide primary election. With only 59,000 votes counted, in about 32 percent of precincts, Ballot Measure One, to repeal or to retain the current tax structure on oil production, appeared tied between the yes and […]

by · August 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Alaska State Primary Tuesday, August 19

Alaska State Primary Tuesday, August 19

  Tuesday, August 19, is the Alaska State Primary Election day. Polls are open from 7AM-8PM. Voters registered for the Seward/Lowell Point precinct can cast their ballots at the K.M. Rae building at 125 3rd Avenue. Voters registered for the Bear Creek precinct can cast their ballots at the Bear Creek Fire Department at Mile 5 of the Seward Highway. For more […]

by · August 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Sewage lagoon blamed for health concerns

Sewage lagoon blamed for health concerns

Ten area residents and business owners of the Lowell Point area, including a few downwind or upwind from the city’s main aerated, passive sewage lagoon, described their symptoms at Monday night’s regular city council meeting: headaches; stinging, swollen, watery eyes; difficulty breathing, coughing and other respiratory ailments; reduced oxygen levels; stomach upset; and even mental confusion—all of which have been […]

by · August 12, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Candidate Packets

Candidate Packets for Service Area Boards and Borough Mayor are available at the Borough Annex office in the Sea View Plaza suite 122. Hours are Mon-Thu from 9:00 to 3:00. They are due by August 15th at 4:30. Cheryl Seese is a notary, for your convenience.

by · August 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Every vote counts

In Alaska, we like our elections razor-thin – particularly in the primary when most of the electorate stays home. Four years ago was a particularly good year for close elections. Despite a white-hot U.S. Senate race and an important abortion ballot measure, only a third of the electorate bothered to vote in the primary. That was the primary that saw […]

by · July 31, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Council agrees to sell Jesse Lee, hears lagoon concerns

Council agrees to sell Jesse Lee, hears lagoon concerns

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Friends of Jesse Lee Home (FJLH) members celebrated, and filmed themselves talking about their victory at Monday night’s meeting after the Seward City Council agreed to transfer the old national historic building orphanage and land upon which it sits to their organization for “less than the appraised value,” meaning for practically nothing except closing costs. Meanwhile, […]

by · July 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
NOTICE OF FILING DATES & OFFICES TO BE FILLED

NOTICE OF FILING DATES & OFFICES TO BE FILLED

2014 SEWARD REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION   Notice is hereby given that any qualified voter living within the Seward city limits for at least one year prior to August 15, 2014 may file a declaration of candidacy for one of four available council seats, three seats with two-year terms and one seat with a one-year term that will be filled at the regular […]

by · July 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Voter Registration Deadline is Sunday, July 20

Office of the Lieutenant Governor Press Release –  July 14, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell reminds Alaskans that this Sunday, July 20 is the deadline to register to vote, update voter registration, or change political party affiliation for the upcoming August 19 primary election. “Voting is a fundamental American right,” Treadwell said. “Protect and exercise your freedom by registering today.” The […]

by · July 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Begich promises a tough campaign and talks about Alaska issues in Seward

Begich promises a tough campaign and talks about Alaska issues in Seward

Heidi Zemach for SCN- Alaska Senator Mark Begich spoke with about 45 Seward residents at the Resurrect Art Coffee House and Gallery Tuesday afternoon, July 1st, after visiting Seward’s new federally-qualified community health clinic. The campaigning senator showed up 30-minutes late, casually dressed in a green shirt and jeans. Speaking rapidly to a diverse group of residents, he thanked everyone […]

by · July 3, 2014 · 5 comments ·
Meet Mark Begich July 1 at the Res Art

Meet Mark Begich July 1 at the Res Art

by · June 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Walker campaigns to become Alaska Governor

Walker campaigns to become Alaska Governor

Bill Walker, a lifelong Alaskan who describes himself as “a construction worker with a law degree,” is making a serious bid to get on the ballot as an Independent in an attempt to unseat Gov. Sean Parnell, R, and his Democratic challenger, Byron Mallott. Walker secured the unsolicited support of the Alaska Independence Party, although he doesn’t agree with all […]

by · June 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Join Bill Walker for a Pizza Party June 24

Join Bill Walker for a Pizza Party June 24

by · June 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Fresh young Alaska candidate challenges Young

Fresh young Alaska candidate challenges Young

  By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Before you sigh and repeat the worn old mantra that Alaska’s lone Congressman Don Young, its longest serving Republican is unbeatable in this state, don’t discount the potential power of this energetic, smart, savvy young man with considerable Alaska credentials going for him. Forrest Dunbar, a 29-year-old attorney who calls Cordova home, is running […]

by · June 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Homer Citizens Rally to repeal SB21

Rally To Repeal from Bjørn on Vimeo. Submitted by Bjorn Olson – On June 14th, a diverse group of concerned Alaskans gathered in Homer to support repealing SB21 – a corrosive oil tax bill that threatens to bankrupt Alaska. Nearly 200 people attended to hear Alaska constitutional framer Vic Fisher speak and march down Homer’s Pioneer Street to the LIO […]

by · June 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Vote No on 1 informational lunch

Soldotna — Vote yes? Vote no? The Kenai Peninsula Republican Women (KPRW) invites everyone (women and men) to an informative buffet luncheon in Kenai on Friday, June 20, 2014, to learn about Ballot Measure No. 1: Referendum, An Act Relating to the Oil and Gas Production Tax, Interest Rates on Overdue Taxes, and Tax Credits Voters desire to make excellent […]

by · June 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Plan addresses workforce needs of Alaska’s maritime industry

Plan addresses workforce needs of Alaska’s maritime industry

By Kris Norosz, Julie Decker and Doug Ward –  With our massive land endowment and bragging rights as the largest state in the nation, it’s easy to lose sight of an important fact – Alaska is a maritime state. We have more miles of coastline than all other U.S. coastal states combined. Alaska’s Arctic coast makes the U.S. an Arctic […]

by · June 6, 2014 · 0 comments ·