Politics

New Initiative Would Re-Allow Pro and Con Statements for Ballot Propositions in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Voter Election Guide

Alaskans for Grocery Tax Relief Press Release – Alaskans for Grocery Tax Relief Now has filed an Initiative Application for: “An Ordinance Amending KPB Title 4: To Provide Voters with More Complete Information in the Election Pamphlet,” which has now been certified by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Clerk. Kenai Peninsula, Alaska – June 5, 2015 – This citizens’ initiative would […]

June 9, 2015 ·
KPB Mayor Mike Navarre

Cuts to Wildfire Prevention concerns borough mayor

By Mike Navarre, KPB Mayor – In the last month, the ADN has published close to an article a day on the subject of wildland fires and fire danger.  We learned that we’ve had fires near Eagle, Delta, and Dillingham.  On the Kenai Peninsula, we’ve got hotspots smoldering and have had small fires near Homer and in Hope.  Fire suspensions […]

June 2, 2015 ·
AVTEC instructors get their pink slips

AVTEC instructors get their pink slips

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Instructors and support staff at AVTEC, Alaska’s Institute of Technology, have been sent layoff notices advising of a “potential partial government shutdown,” and informing them that they will all be laid off on July 2nd unless the Alaska Legislature and Governor passes a fully funded budget, at which point AVTEC will rescind the layoff […]

June 2, 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 ·
Alaska House Hears Testimony on Medicaid

Alaska House Hears Testimony on Medicaid

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — The Alaska House of Representatives Health and Social Services Committee listened to almost three hours of statewide public testimony on House Bill 148, Gov. Bill Walker’s proposal related to expanding Medicaid health insurance coverage in Alaska. One Sewardite testified in favor at the Seward Legislative Information Office. Over three dozen persons statewide testified. Five […]

March 30, 2015 ·

Testify on Medicaid Expansion on March 28

From the Seward Legislative Information Office – Testify on Medicaid Expansion on March 28   Saturday, March 28; 3 to 6 pm, The House Health and Social Services Committee will be taking public testimony on the Governor’s Medicaid Expansion Bill HB 148.      The Seward Legislative Information Office will be open to accommodate you. Three ways to make your thoughts known: 1) […]

March 27, 2015 ·
House Speaker Chenault Fields Questions at Town Hall Meeting

House Speaker Chenault Fields Questions at Town Hall Meeting

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives Mike Chenault (R) District 29 answered questions from a group of 27 citizens at the Seward Library last Saturday. Questions came from the floor in no particular order and covered various topics, statewide and local. Speaker Chenault started by saying that he would discuss any issue, including […]

March 24, 2015 ·

Representative Mike Chenault – Seward Town Hall Meeting

Representative Mike Chenault – Speaker of the House Please join in the discussion at a town hall meeting with your local state representative on Saturday, March 21 at the Seward Library located at 239 6th Ave. from 3 pm to 5 pm If you have questions, please call the Kenai office at 283-7223.

March 12, 2015 ·

Town Hall Meeting with Senator Peter Micciche & March 2-7 Teleconference Schedule

From the Seward Legislative Information Office – Town Hall Meeting with Senator Peter Micciche March 7 3 – 5 pm Seward Community Library Everyone is Welcome!   The link below is for the upcoming teleconferences for the week of March 2 to March 7.   http://akleg.gov/index.php?tab2=type%3DAll%26com%3D%26startDate%3D2%2F27%2F2015%26endDate%3D03%2F07%2F2015%26chamber%3D#tab2     Paper applications for the Alaska Permanent Fund are available at the Seward […]

February 27, 2015 ·
Personal Use and Possession of Marijuana – Stay Safe Alaska

Personal Use and Possession of Marijuana – Stay Safe Alaska

 From the Office of Governor Bill Walker – Beginning Tuesday, February 24, 2015, people age 21 and over can legally possess, outside of their homes, up to an ounce of marijuana and can grow up to six plants in their home (with up to three being mature, flowering plants). Adults may also give up to an ounce of marijuana and up to six […]

February 25, 2015 ·

Alaska Legislative Teleconference for February 16-20

The link below is for teleconferences scheduled for the week of February 16 thru February 20. If you wish to participate in an upcoming teleconference, please call the Seward LIO for updates at 224-5066.   http://w3.legis.state.ak.us/index.php?tab2=type%3DAll%26com%3D%26startDate%3D2%2F16%2F2015%26endDate%3D02%2F21%2F2015#tab2   Seward’s Legislators are:   Senator Peter Micciche 1-800-964-5733 Sen.Peter.Micciche@akleg.gov   Representative Mike Chenault 1-800-469-3779 Rep.Mike.Chenault@akleg.gov   Constituent services for Representative Chenault: Wendy Focose […]

February 17, 2015 ·

Alaska Legislature’s Teleconference and Committee Schedule for February 9-13

The link below is for teleconferences scheduled for the week of February 9 thru February 13. If you wish to participate in an upcoming teleconference, please call the Seward LIO for updates at 224-5066.   http://w3.legis.state.ak.us/index.php?tab2=type%3DAll%26com%3D%26startDate%3D1%2F30%2F2015%26endDate%3D2%2F6%2F2015#tab2     Seward’s Legislators are:   Senator Peter Micciche 1-800-964-5733 Sen.Peter.Micciche@akleg.gov   Representative Mike Chenault 1-800-469-3779 Rep.Mike.Chenault@akleg.gov     Seward Legislative Information Office PO […]

February 6, 2015 ·

Constituents’ teleconference with local state legislators February 5

February 5, 2015 at 5:30 there will be a Constituents’ Meeting with local state legislators via teleconference at the Seward LIO. The LIO is located at 302 Railway Ave. in the SeaView Plaza Building. Please use the Railway Avenue door to the LIO. The link below is for teleconferences scheduled for the week of February 2 thru February 6. If […]

January 30, 2015 ·

Opinion: Blaming oil tax reform for Alaska’s current budget deficit is just plain wrong

By Jim Jansen – Our budget deficit today is a result of low oil prices, low oil production and overspending, not oil tax reform. A group of Native leaders, unions, businessmen and thousands of Alaskans who care deeply about Alaska’s long-term economic future led a three-year campaign to reform oil taxes to stop the decline of oil production. We spent […]

January 23, 2015 ·

Governor’s Ball – Kenai January 30

Governor Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott Inauguration Ball tickets are now on sale! Date: January 30th Where: Old Kenai Carrs Mall Time: Doors open at 5:30pm Open Bar – 6pm Program starts promptly at 6:30pm Dress: Semi-Formal/Formal “Celebration Attire!” Individual tickets – $50 per person Table sponsor – $1000 (8 per table) For Tickets call 907-252-9266

January 9, 2015 ·
Youth organize on Climate Change

Youth organize on Climate Change

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Alaska Youth for Environmental Action, (AYEA) spent much of Saturday December 13, 2014 learning more about Climate Change, and discussing how they, as young people might help educate and inspire others to take statewide action in response to it.  The workshop, led by Griffin Plush, a Seward High School senior, was held at Seward […]

December 17, 2014 ·

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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·

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 ·