Seldovia.com and Seldovia Gazette has a New Look!

by Jenny Chissus

Seldovia.com NewSiteViewSeldoviaGazette.wordpress has been a temporary solution while I created a website that includes all the information of Seldovia.com and the Seldovia Gazette!

The day has finally come, and the New Seldovia.com site is live!  Please Click Here to go directly to Seldovia.com, where you will have access to the Gazette as well!  One site for both services!  So, now, all you need to remember is Seldovia.com!

Seldovia.com CalendarYou will notice that on the new site, not only do you have the online Seldovia Gazette, you will find all the business and local information, events, weather, the webcams and many photos of our beautiful community!  On the lower right of the page is the daily calendar for Seldovia (see example on the right) – where you have easy access to all the happenings in Seldovia.  Thanks to SeldoviaCalendar.com for keeping this calendar current, as my widget draws information from that site!

Favorite Web LinksAt the bottom of the page, please note that there are quick links to the Alaska Marine Highway Schedule (AMHS), tidal, marine, state roads and important weather and travel links.  On the far right column at the bottom of the page you also have the option to subscribe to the site – in order to receive an email when the site is updated.  If you are into social media – you will notice a floating link to Seldovia.com’s Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and You Tube links!

If there is a feature that was on the old Seldovia.com or Seldovia Gazette site that you miss – please let me know (click on Email Webmaster button at the top right of the Seldovia.com page) and I will consider adding it to the new site.  I am working hard to upload all the archives of the Gazette since 2005, but it is a big job – so I appreciate your patience on that!

Thank you for your continued readership, and I encourage you to bookmark Seldovia.com – and know that this is your access page to ALL things Seldovia!

IMPORTANT NOTE:  I will not be updating this site (SeldoviaGazette.wordpress.com) from this day forward (December 8, 2012) – all information will be consolidated on Seldovia.com.

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KPBSD assistant superintendent Dave Jones named 2012 Alaska School Business Official of the Year

121206 Dave Jones KPBSDSoldotna, December 7, 2012—The Alaska Association of School Business Officials (ALASBO) announced that Dave Jones, KPBSD assistant superintendent of instructional support, is named 2012 School Business Official of the Year.

The ALASBO Business Official of the Year is a peer recognition program for outstanding service, innovative plan design and implementation, and other exemplary business practices within school business management. Melody Douglas, Past President of ASBO International said, “Dave Jones’ long-time and exemplary service to public education and the school business profession Continue reading

Elves Needed for Santa’s Shop

by SVT
121207 Santas Shop

Rate Decrease for HEA – Wahoo!

by Joe Gallagher
121206 HEA Rate Decrease

November’s Monthly Mystery Revealed!

by Jan Yaeger
121206 SVT Monthly Mystery Revealed

Update on the Status of the 17(b) Easements around Seldovia

by Jenny Chissus

IMG_3676On Tuesday, November 27th, BLM representatives arrived in Seldovia to post the sign for the 17(b) easement, marking the start of the easement access to public lands in the hills surrounding Seldovia.  The beginning of the easement is just past the landfill on Rocky Street, and the sign was posted adjacent to the gate that currently marks the beginning of Seldovia Native Association land.

IMG_3678This easement, and the access to state lands beyond the native lands has been in contention for many years.

There are many avid hikers, skiers and fishermen who remember the days when access was open and available – leading back to the head of Seldovia Bay and Seldovia River, with access to Seldovia Lake.

From what I have gathered, (though it is very complicated – see SNA position stated below) the simplified version according to the Seldovia Native Association, is that the easement location on the posted map by BLM does not follow the original trail, and is therefore not the legal access to state lands or the lake.   Because the location of the old trail (easement) is difficult to determine and very Continue reading

Mary Smoot Gillick Nov. 14, 1935 – Nov. 11, 2012

Mary Smoot GillickHeartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of past Seldovia resident Mary Gillick who lost her life in a motor vehicle accident which occurred on the Seward Highway on November 11, 2012.  She leaves her husband, Charles, two daughters, a son, a step-daughter, seven grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Charles was also seriously injured in the accident and is recovering at home in Soldotna. The Gillick’s moved to Seldovia in 1994 and left in 2009.

A celebration of Mary’s life will be held at a later date.