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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.

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Foster Family Seeking Your Help

by Jack and Rachel Hopkins
(Son and daughter-in-law of local resident and business owner Jim Hopkins)

As many of you already know, Rachel and I have dedicated our lives to being foster parents with the idea that one day we would adopt if given the chance.  Let me briefly explain our experience.

We are committed to adopting a child that will soon be leaving our care.  He will be leaving because he has a distant family member, his grandfather’s half sister, who has also Continue reading

Microloans Available for Alaska Businesses

Wanetta Ayers
Dept. of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Division Director
(Juneau, AK) – Alaskans interested in starting or growing a small business will soon have a new source of business financing through the Alaska Microloan Revolving Loan Fund (AMRLF). The Division of Economic Development will begin accepting loan applications for the new fund on November 5, 2012.
 
The AMRLF provides short term loans to Alaska businesses for working capital; purchasing machinery, equipment, and inventory; and, leasehold improvements.
 
“We are pleased this financing option will encourage entrepreneurs to capitalize on their ideas and ingenuity to create job opportunities,” said Susan Bell, Commissioner for the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development.
 
Loans are available up to $35,000 for individuals or $70,000 for two or more people, with a maximum loan term of six years. The new loan fund is the result of House Bill 121 that passed in the final session of the 27th Legislature.
 
Applications and specific program information for all loan programs will be available on November 5, 2012 on the Division of Economic Development’s website at www.commerce.alaska.gov/ded/fin or by contacting a loan officer at
1-800-478-LOAN(5626).  Email inquiries can be sent to financing@alaska.gov.

Seldovia Featured in a Premier Episode of “Buying Alaska”!

by Jenny Chissus

Many of you remember the 5 men in black with big cameras this summer, as Paper Route Productions came to Seldovia for a total of 6 days to film 5 properties in the our area for the new show “Buying Alaska” on Discovery’s channel Destination America – for us, we can access it on Dish Network channel 194!  Take note – it is also listed as “Selling Alaska” on their website – so don’t miss it!

You keep asking, and now we know – the premier episodes will air this coming

Sunday, October 21
at 6:00PM and 6:30PM
Dish Network Channel 194

Sunday, October 28
at 6:30pm
Direct TV Channel 286

Episode 2 will feature John and Paulie Carluccio’s log cabin on Seldovia Bay!  This is a beautiful cabin, built by local log wright, Tim Dillon. Many Seldovians have had the opportunity to visit this Alaskan log home, which is listed with Seldovia Property.

While they were filming, we took a tour down Main Street, and rented an electric vehicle from Tom and Peggy for the trip out to the cabin.   There will be other Continue reading

KPB Office of Emergency Management Provides Access to the State Disaster Assistance Center

by Janelle Hames

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 http://www.alaskacommunications.com/summerofheroes.

Read more: http://www.alaskajournal.com/Alaska-Journal-of-Commerce/September-Issue-2-2012/Movers-and-Shakers-9-9-2012/#ixzz27p7Vwe23

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.

Read more: http://www.alaskajournal.com/Alaska-Journal-of-Commerce/September-Issue-2-2012/Movers-and-Shakers-9-9-2012/#ixzz27p7eQq6i

Kenai River Closed Until Further Notice

by Brenda Ahlberg

NOTE: THE KENAI RIVER IS CLOSED TO ALL BOATING TRAFFIC, EFFECTIVE 1:00PM 09/24/12, AND SHALL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL DECLARED SAFE – AS DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, DIVISION OF PARKS & OUTDOOR RECREATION, KENAI/PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND AREA