Monthly Archives: September 2012

Taylor Haller, One of Seldovia’s Young Photographers

by Jenny Chissus, photos by Taylor Haller

Taylor is going to be contributing photos to the Gazette, hopefully on a regular basis!  It is a pleasure to support a local young artist, and I’m hopeful that she will have many opportunities to share her work with us!  If you like her photos, please comment and “like” them to let her know!  Thanks!  You can also visit her Facebook website here.

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Gorgeous Fall Day

Enjoy this picture of a beautiful day in Seldovia, Alaska.


Candidates for Seldovia City Council

by Jenny Chissus

Come out and Vote on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at the Multi-purpose room from 7am to 8pm for the municipal elections.

There are two seats available on our council and we have three individuals running.

The two incumbents are Gerry Patrick and John Colberg, each having served two terms, and Kris Lethin is entering the race this year!

I posed a few questions to all three candidates so that we could get a glimpse into their thoughts and ideas regarding their position on the council and their hopes and aspirations for the community of Seldovia.

Gerry Patrick
1)  What is your interest/reason for seeking another term with the Seldovia City Council?
I enjoy doing it, I enjoy the interaction with the council and solving problems.  I’ve served 2 and a half terms, so this would be my third election. I’m retired from the fire department, so I’m not working there, but I enjoy and want to serve our community, and the council has been a great way to stay involved.
2) What is your experience for this position?  What was your greatest achievement?
Not necessarily my achievement, but as a council we have done and accomplished many good things since we hired a good city manager, it has made all the difference. To Continue reading

2 Seldovians Recognized in the Alaska Journal of Commerce, Summer Resident Keefer Brown and Seldovia’s City Manager Tim Dillon

Alaska Communications and Boys & Girls–Clubs Alaska recognized six youth heroes as part of the 2012 Summer of Heroes program. Alaska Communications presented each hero with a $1,500 scholarship during a ceremony at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer on Sunday, Aug. 26. This year’s honorees are (from left) Shaylee Rizzo of Kenai, Stacey Garbett of Fairbanks, Regan Fitzgerald of Anchorage (represented by her mother, Laura Fitzgerald), Keefer Brown of Wasilla, Julia Gebert of Anchorage and Courtney Stroh of Kenai. Read the winners’ full biographies at

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Tim Dillon of Seldovia is the new president of the board of directors for Arctic Winter Games Team Alaska. Dillon has been a member of the Team Alaska Board of Directors since 2007. Dillon is the City Manager of Seldovia, and brings more than three decades of experience in the sports and entertainment field. He served as general manager at the 2006 Arctic Winter Games on the Kenai Peninsula, which is still considered one of the most successful events in the 30-year history of the games. Born and raised in the New Jersey area with a master’s degree in administration, Dillon came to Alaska in 1992, and held the role of Athletic Director and Vice Chancellor of University of Alaska Anchorage until 1999. He has chaired or attended to 14 different NCAA committees, including the NCAA council, and is the past president of the Pac West Conference.

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Boil Water Notice for Seldovia

by City of Seldovia

Public Notice for the City of Seldovia
Public Water System ID:  AK 2240707 


The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Drinking Water Program, in conjunction with the City of Seldovia, is issuing this precautionary boil water notice (BWN) for the users of Seldovia’s community water system until further notice.   This boil water notice is being issued because Seldovia’s source water has had very high levels of turbidity (above 5.0 NTU on 9/22/2012), and our treated water has had very low chlorine residual levels (as low as 0.05 mg/L on September 25, 2012).

High turbidity levels in our source water can interfere with adequate chlorine disinfection for our treated water.  Chlorine disinfection is needed to kill harmful micro-organisms that occur naturally in our source water.   We are not aware of any harmful bacteria in the treated water at this time; however, because the water in the distribution system has not been adequately disinfected, we are issuing this boil water notice as a precautionary measure until the water quality improves and the water can be further tested. 

What should I do?

DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for two minutes, and let it cool before using, or use
bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation Continue reading

4th Of July Brainstorming Session

SBE Celebrates 40 Years!

by Sherry Hingley