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Tonight “Buying Alaska” – Features 3 Seldovia Properties

by Jenny Chissus

Have you had the opportunity to see our Seldovia on one of the newest episodes of“Buying Alaska” on Discovery’s Destination America channel?   You can view the previews at the link above.

We have already had the pleasure to see John and Paulie Carluccio’s cabin (Uncharted Alaska – preview #5 on above link), which is one of Seldovia Property’s listings on Seldovia Bay that was featured in the episode on October 21st, 2012.  Check out this video below to that first episode that featured Seldovia, Halibut Cove and Kasitsna Bay properties. 

Tonight there will be an entire episode featuring floatplane accessible properties in the Seldovia area!  In this episode, on November 25,2012, Buying Alaska is showing off two properties on the west side of Seldovia Bay and one on MacDonald Spit.

Working with the producers during the three days of filming was a great experience and this new show has been such fantastic exposure for Alaska, and now, Seldovia!  Taking over 22 hours of film and editing down to 22 minutes will prove very interesting, as there is so much to see and so much to say!  These three properties are beautiful, with amazing features and locations that highlight the beauty of our area, and I’m sure the show will spark the interest of many folks looking at Alaska!  Following this link, you can view two of the three properties previews, The Isolated Property(11)  and the Bay Property (12) – each have a 2 minute trailer.

Buying Alaska will air tonight on Destination America
6pm and 9pm on Channel 194 on Dish Network
Channel 286 on Direct TV.

To view these featured properties and other current available listings in the Seldovia area, please visit my website at SeldoviaProperty.com.

Our Deepest Sympathy Goes out to the Gillicks

by Jenny Chissus

The community sends our thoughts and prayers to the many friends and family of past Seldovia resident Mary Gillick, who passed away as a result of a car accident on the Seward Highway yesterday, November 11, 2012.

Mary’s husband Chuck, is being treated at a hospital with life-threatening injuries.  Our prayers go out to Chuck and his family, and our thoughts go out for his care and healing.

Article below taken from KTUU’s website:

By Jessica Ridgway, Channel 2 News
11:52 a.m. AKST, November 12, 2012
ANCHORAGE, Alaska—

The couple involved in the fatal collision Sunday afternoon has been identified by Alaska State Troopers.

Charles Gillick, 78, of Soldotna, was driving southbound on the Seward Highway with passenger Mary Gillick, 76, of Soldotna. Charles was driving a beige 2004 Ford F-150 when he drifted off the road and struck an embankment near mile 39. The vehicle sustained extensive damage to the front end.

Troopers from Girdwood, Cooper Landing, and the Girdwood Bureau of Highway Patrol responded to the scene along with Moose Pass Fire and Emergency Medical Services resources and LifeMed helicopters.

Mary Gillick was pronounced dead while en route to a local area hospital. Charles Gillick was transported to a local area hospital for life-threatening injuries.

Seldovia’s UNOFFICIAL Election Results

by Jenny Chissus

Thanks to the Election Judges who gave a call this evening with the UNOFFICIAL final figures for today’s election in Seldovia.  Please see the sample ballot below with Seldovia’s numbers typed in red.

Daylight Saving Ends Today

If you weren’t aware, this morning you get to enjoy one more hour of sleep, or a casual and relaxing morning as daylight saving ends today!  Be sure to set your clocks and watches back one hour!  Your smart phones, computers and other “smart” electronics will take care of themselves.  Enjoy the extra hour of rest, and earlier daylight!

Unscheduled Tusty Stop in Seldovia

by Jenny Chissus

The Tustumena has made an unscheduled stop in Seldovia this morning!  After 4 lines broke free in Homer, due to high winds and rough seas, the MV Tustumena has retreated to the safety of our protected Seldovia Bay ferry dock.    She arrived this morning around 9am and as it stands right now, she has plans to stay through until tomorrow morning.

I spoke with the City Manager Tim Dillon who stated that the Tusty is on its way to dry dock for the annual maintenance of the vessel.  This is just a holding spot until it is safe to get underway again.  The ship is down to its skeleton crew, so there is no chance of dining on the vessel while it is in port – that would have been great!  Also, for those who have called to ask if they could get a ride back to Homer, that answer is “no” also, as the Tustumena will be going back to the shipyard.  So, we say “adieu” to the Tusty until the 21st of April 2013!  Next ship to come into  our ferry terminal will be the Kennicott!

To All Seldovia Well Owners

by Jenny Chissus

After the recent flooding in so many areas on the Kenai Peninsula, the quality of the water in private wells is of major concern to the borough.  The KPB is offering an opportunity to assist the property owners across the bay. (that’s us!) They will be sending over the test bottles so that we may take our well samples, have the samples returned to Homer, and transported to Soldotna within the tight time frame required for accurate testing.

Besides having the transportation handled for you, this is also a great opportunity to manage this timely test at a reduced cost!  The homeowner will be responsible for the reduced price of $39 for the water test fee, and thanks to the City of Seldovia for taking care of the shipping costs!!

The Kenai Peninsula Borough is arranging to have water tests kits delivered to the Seldovia City Office on Tuesday, October 23rd – where interested home owners may pick them up sometime Tuesday afternoon after 3pm.  If you are interested in getting a sampling bottle – please stop by the City Office early, as there is a limited amount.

The key to an accurate test, will be that the test sample makes it to the Soldotna testing facility within 24 hours from the time the sample is taken from the well.  It is essential that you pick up the bottle and take the sample from your well as close to the pick up time as possible.  The later the test the better (i.e. Wednesday morning), but you may conceivably test as early as 3 p.m. Tuesday.  It’s a 24 hour time frame and the borough plans to have the tests to the lab by 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The bottles will need to be returned to the City Office for delivery by 11:00am Wednesday morning, as they will be flown back to Homer before noon on Wednesday.  The Borough has arranged to pick all the samples up at the Homer Airport and deliver them to the lab in Soldotna.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Wells must be purified prior to testing. Click here to download the information required to test your wells.

You can click on the image to the left to view the process, and on the link below to read the full report.

http://www2.borough.kenai.ak.us/emergency/Flood12/Flood%20Packet2.pdf

For more information, please contact:

Bonnie Hanson
Administrative Assistant
Kenai Peninsula Borough
Office of Emergency Management
253 Wilson Lane
Soldotna, AK  99669
907-262-4910 Office
907-262-2095 Direct
907-714-2395 Fax