Seward, Alaska | $1.00 Vol. 46, No. 21 | January 5, 2012 www.TheSewardPhoenixLOG.com Majestic moose forages along the highway LOG names Citizen of the Year Page 5 Area birds counted Page 8 Fishing 2011 recapped Page 4 Leon youngblood | Seward Phoenix LOG Moose are seen all along, and sometimes on, area highways during the winter season. The massive creatures come to edges of the forests to dine on willow, birch and other vegetation. Swanson shows youth how to be a bone detective Heidi Zemach For The LOG Former Seward teacher and National Parks Service interpreter Marc Swanson packed some of his many boxes filled with animal bones into his car, and took them to the Kenai Peninsula Schools’ Seward Connections office recently to give some local home-schoolers hands-on experience they won’t soon forget. Swanson has designed a series of workshops for primary and secondary students that he calls “Summit Educational Services of Alaska.” His workshops will be available to all students, but at the moment Swanson is pretty busy as the high school ski team coach. “Become a Bone Detective” reflects Swanson’s philosophy that learning should have relevancy in the real world. Kids love bones because they contain mysteries that cry out to be solved, he said. From a single bone, a savvy bone detective can discover many things including the bones’ name, its owners’ identity, its age, movement requirements and possibly even how its owner died. “What we are doing is important and necessary. Let us recon- Heidi Zemach | For the LOG Marc Swanson shows students one of the skulls in his bone collection. nect the youth to the natural world. Let us confront them with the mysteries and wonders that surround them. When they walk through the woods, let us give them the tools to walk with curiosity and knowledge,” Swanson said. With these particular children, who ranged from prekindergarten through first grade, Swanson started the class off by setting a pile of bones in front of the students. Then they got to explore them, matching and sorting the bones according to their structures. The second session focused on identifying skulls and learning about teeth. A boy named Asher admired the many skulls and marveled at how new, solid, and how large they were, especially “Bonnie Bill,” a massive moose skull. “I really love this one (a bear). And I just love it cause it’s brand new, and it looks so good,” Asher said. “I love this because it has these big antlers that I like,” he said, picking up a deer skull. “It’s a wonderful experience for the children and for myself. I’ve learned a lot,” said Sarah Benjamin, one of the children’s mothers. “The kids seemed very interested and enthusiastic. I think they could have gone another four or five more sessions without being bored with it. They learned everything from carnivores to omnivores, to different mammals in the state of Alaska to the Lower 48. The kids caught on really well, and Marc Swanson was very good with them.” She was eager to go home and boil up the head of the bear that her husband had killed, pick it clean with dental equipment, and present it to him in time for Christmas, and was sure that Asher would love to help. Students in grades 4-6 will learn how to fit skeletons together and how to quantify how the animals differ structurally; they will dissect owl pellets, and remove/identify the bones they find, then piece them together. Children in grades 7-12 will learn a scientific drawing technique, and will articulate full moose and sea lion skeletons. Information on the workshops is available by contacting Swanson at [email protected] yahoo.com, 362-2582 or Summit Educational Services of Alaska, Box 2185, Seward, AK 99664. Ski meet set for Saturday Seward High School Nordic Ski team hosts the Seward Invite beginning at noon on Saturday, Jan. 7 at Divide Ski Area, Mile 12 Seward Highway. The meet is the Seward team’s first competition of the season, though they have trained extensively. Those who go out to cheer on the home team are reminded to dress warm. Park visitors increase in 2011 National parks in Alaska saw a 2 percent increase in visitors in 2011, according to preliminary figures, as reported in an Associated Press report in the “Anchorage Daily News.” The National Park Service reports there were about 2.32 million visits to Alaska parks in 2011, an increase of about 50,000 from 2010. Final numbers should be released in the spring. Five parks — Denali, Kenai Fjords, Glacier Bay, Klondike Gold Rush and Sitka — account for about 90 percent of those visits. Over 10 years, the most visits to Alaska parks were in 2007 with 2.63 million. The fewest were 2.15 million in 2002. Opinion & Ideas Page 2 • January 5, 2012 • The Seward Phoenix LOG Oil myths explode Publishing the news of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula since 1966 E-mail [email protected] thesewardphoenixlog.com Phone 907-224-4888 Fax TBA Mail The Seward Phoenix Log 232 Fourth Ave. P.O. Box 103 Seward, AK 99664 Publisher / Editor Annette Shacklett [email protected] TheSewardPhoenixLOG.com All queries and concerns about news and editorial content, advertising, circulation and subscriptions can be addressed to Annette Shacklett. Letters to the editor The Phoenix Log welcomes letters to the editor. General interest letters should be no more than 300 words. Thank you letters should be no more than 150 words. 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Box 103 Seward, AK 99664 Postmaster: Please send address changes to The Seward Phoenix LOG, P.O. Box 103, Seward, AK 99664 Subscriptions: Periodicals mail: $25 for one year, $15 for six months; first-class rates are $80 for one year, $45 for six months. The newsstand price: $1,00 each. Periodicals postage is paid at Seward, AK 99664. The publisher reserves the right to reject or edit any advertisement submitted. No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means without the express permission of the publisher. © 2011 The Seward Phoenix Log All rights reserved. No sooner will Alaskans get the New Year’s party confetti swept up, then we will have to turn our attention to Juneau and the start of the legislative session. And just like the swallows return to Capistrano, so do the oil company lobbyists wing their way to our capitol city to convince our lawmakers to give their bosses a cut of our kids’ future. It’s time to get ready for another round of Gov. Sean Parnell’s game called Let’s Give Our Revenues Away To Big Oil. Big Oil and its allies have created a group called the Make Alaska Competitive Coalition (MACC). This group is made up of the usual suspects — executives of companies beholden to the industry, ex-politicians milking what lingering relevance they possess for an oily pat on their collective head, former VIPs, like an ex-university president, receiving the well-heeled deference of a grateful industry. Sean Parnell and MACC and other industry proxies will be beating us about our head and shoulders with advertisements. Expect a crop of gauzy TV spots with plenty of eye-catching production values as some golden throat intones how important it is for us to kill the goose (Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share or ACES) and give Big Oil half the Golden Egg. Unfortunately for the governor, events seem to have conspired such that, by the end of 2011, many of his major arguments have exploded in his face. Just a week ago, the MACC was forced by Fairbanks journalist Dermot Cole to correct a lie that was featuring on its Website and delivered around the state by former Republican House Repsol, Armstrong Oil Speaker Gail Phillips. and Gas and GMT ExThe lie? “Federal law ploration have formed requires the pipeline a joint venture that will be shut down and recommit a minimum of moved when produc$768 million to explore tion declines to 400,000 and evaluate the combarrels per day.” When mercial viability of new Cole heard these leases they purchased. claims, he did what KA-POW! Goes anany responsible jourPoint other lie. Unless ACES nalist should do; he of View is altered to industry asked for documentaspecifications, Alaska’s tion. Shortly after that, ELSTUN oil field activity will MACC’s PR firm, MSI LAUESEN wither away and die. Communications, had 2011 saw more good to back off the claim. news for Alaska and bad news Jason Moore, a communication for the Parnell-MACC’s talking specialist with MSI admitted that points. I wrote the following in the alleged federal requirements an earlier column: “…In the case do not exist. of Cook Inlet, [ACES] makes This is not just an embarboth the Buccaneer Energy and rassment for MACC. It is a Escopita projects possible …In fatal wound to one of the most Cook Inlet, Alaska’s partnership important claims of the governor is represented by a credit facility — that oil throughput will decline that is secured by guarantees unin a few years to the point that der ACES. Here is how Buccaneer the pipeline will have to be shut Energy (BCC:ASX) describes the down. In fact Cole points out in ACES incentives in their press his column that an internal analyrelease on Dec. 5: The credit facilsis of a Trans Alaska Pipeline Sysity, which matures in November tem (TAPS) owner states “TAPS could operate, with modifications, 2016, is secured by receivables to be paid by the state of Alaska and down to 135,000 barrels and have available to the company under an extended life through 2050.” the Alaskan Clear & Equitable BOOM! Goes that narrative. Share (“ACES”) rebate program ... On Feb. 26 Ed Duncan, presiThe company intends to use the dent of Great Bear Petroleum, proceeds from the credit facilstunned members of the legislaity for drilling exploration and ture with testimony that his comdevelopment activities on its five pany plans to begin production Alaska lease areas…” in 2013 and will generate 200,000 BAM! Goes the argument that barrels a day by 2020 ramping up “ACES is a disincentive to exploto 600,000 barrels a day by 2056. He further surprised legislators by ration.” Finally, there is the point that saying that if they wanted a milis made ad nauseum, that “North lion barrels flowing through the Dakota Is More Competitive Than pipe earlier, Great Bear could step Alaska & We Are Losing Industry up its pace of production. (“PetroTo North Dakota.” Go to fixthetax. leum News,” March 06, 2011). com. That nice, smiling guy with Add to the Great Bear story, the the mustache: North Dakota’s news that Spanish oil company Letters to the editor Thank you The Teen and Youth Center, and Seward Parks and Recreation would like to thank everyone who helped make the Elks’ Breakfast with Santa such a wonderful holiday event. To our title sponsor Seward Elks Lodge and it’s caring members who provided a wonderful location and breakfast for all the attendees. Thank you George Long, Gary Ackerson, Buck Wall, Craig Williamson, Mike Averitt, Tom Osborne, Ann Whitmore Painter, Ann Leisle and Lorraine McCauley. Thank you Sons of American Legion for supplying all the festive plush animals for Santa’s toy box. They are always a hit and make all the little ones smile. Speaking of smiles, thank you One Shot Photography for the great keepsake photos of each child on Santa’s lap. Thank you to the members of the TYC Councils for decorating, face painting, donning costumes, handing out candy canes and toys, and cleaning up: Charlie Mack, Mialle Moriarty, Shelby Schoening, Carson Boyett, Haley Boor, Elena Hamner, Sam Kompkoff, Rose Terry, Eli Davis, Roma Hamner, Logan Smith, Tia Miranda, Sully Hauze, Mckinze Hauze, Brooke Estes, Tessa Adelmann, ex-governor Ed Shafer hired by the industry to lead their attack on North Dakota’s oil tax system. So it seems that, despite calls for Alaska to be more like North Dakota, the industry isn’t really happy with North Dakota either. The Alaska Chapter of the International Association of Energy Economists gave a presentation on April 11 to an industry meeting in Alaska. One slide is of particular interest to Alaskans. It is a slide that compares the Statements of Revenues and Expenditures by Source among North Dakota, Alaska and Alberta Canada. Alaska had over four times the revenues over expenditures of North Dakota — all of which went into our reserve accounts. Alaska’s Royalties are 5 1/2 times North Dakota’s royalty income because, unlike North Dakota, Alaskans collectively own the oil and gas of the state. Private royalty payments by the industry are not recorded as state revenues so, of course, industry payments to the state of North Dakota are lower. The important point here is that comparing Alaska’s revenues with North Dakota is a false comparison and, as I point out above, the industry is never satisfied with any level of taxation. KA-BLOOEY goes another phony argument! So in 2012, Alaskans need to rebuff the false claims and scare tactics of the industry. If we do, then 2011 will have proved to be a great year for Alaska and a lousy year for Sean Parnell and the Make Alaska Competitive Coalition. Here’s to a happy and prosperous 2012! Please feel free to write to me and let me know what you think at [email protected]! Richie Mack and Felicia Cubley. Our special thanks to the “Big Guy in Red” Joe Allen. You did a fantastic job and helped create some lifelong memories for many of Seward’s little ones. We appreciate you! Looking forward to seeing all of you at this festive holiday event again next year. Happy 2012! —Shareen Adelmann, Seward Parks and Recreation Speak your piece in a letter to the editor. [email protected] The Seward Phoenix LOG • January 5, 2012 • Page 3 KPC class registration offered Registration for Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) spring term classes is now available online at www.kpc.alaska.eduor. Also walkin registration will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 9-12 in the KPC office at Seward High School. Offered this term, which begins Jan. 17, are Small Business Management, Introduction to Literature and College Survival Skills. For information contact Resurrec- Out & About tion Bay Extension Site Coordinator Jackie Marshall at 224-2285 or e-mail at [email protected] kpc.alaska.edu. Ask about the EZ Payment Plan for tuition. Legion Auxiliary bingo benefits many American Legion Auxiliary Unit #5 offers bingo every Monday night. The doors to the downstairs smoke-free playing room of the post at Fourth and Jefferson open at 6 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. Everyone over 19 years of age is welcome. Must be 21 to play pull tabs. Proceeds benefit local veterans and the community. Flood meeting set for Jan. 9 Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area holds its next regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 9, at Seaview Plaza Building, in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Annex Office, Suite 122. January meetings will be held the second and fourth Mondays due to the holidays. The public is invited to attend. Back when... Agendas are available at the SBCFSA Office at 302 Railway Ave., Suite 123 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday thru Thursday or on the SBCFSA Website at www.sewardbearcreekfloodservicearea.org. Wish Tree for books available Seward Community Library’s Christmas Wish Tree is in place. The Wish Tree, a 19-year tradition, is decorated with cards describing highly rated young adult and children’s books that are assessed to be a great additions to the library. Individuals and organizations can select a card or cards from the tree, and sponsor the purchase of the item. The library will order the selected item and put a bookplate in the book with a dedication that the sponsor designates. Seward Community Library Seward Library, at 238 Fifth Ave., is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Story time for children, ages 3-6, is at 10 a.m. each Friday, September to May. Seward Senior Center Photo courtesy of Resurrection Bay Historical Society On Oct. 2, 1938 a long convoy of cars traveled from Seward to Moose Pass to celebrate the completion of the “Missing Link.” Ernest Jessen, editor of the “Seward Gateway,” coined the term “Missing Link” for the gap between the end of the road at Mile 18 and the road from Moose Pass to Hope. The road connecting Mile 18 and Moose Pass was built from 1935 to 1938 and allowed Seward motorists to drive from Seward to Hope. It wasn’t until 1951 that the Seward Highway from Seward to Anchorage was completed. (Send your “Back when...” photo to the LOG for publication, [email protected]) Seward Senior Center serves seniors, 60 and older, at 336 Third Ave. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays on the third floor at 336 Third Ave. with transportation available. Lunch is served each weekday at noon. Meals-on-Wheels is available. Weekly shopping trips are scheduled. Recreation and health activities are regularly scheduled, as well as, speakers and field trips. Information is available by calling 224-5604, e-mailing [email protected] or visiting www. sewardsenior.org. Announce events in The LOG Send listings for Out & About to [email protected] TheSewardPhoenixLOG.com. City Calendar SEWARD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA Monday, January 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. City Council Chambers 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 3. ROLL CALL 4. CITIZENS’ COMMENTS ON ANY SUBJECT EXCEPT THOSE ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR PUBLIC HEARING. 5. APPROVAL OF AGENDA AND CONSENT AGENDA 6. SPECIAL ORDERS, PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS A. Proclamations and Awards 1. Proclamation for Polar Bear Jump Off 2. Recognition for Ron Long for service on the Port and Commerce Advisory Board B. Borough Assembly Report C. City Manager’s Report D. City Attorney’s Report E. Mayor Report F. PACAB Annual Report G. Other Reports and Presentations 1. Report by Seward Providence Medical Center Administrator Chris Bolton. 7. PUBLIC HEARINGS A. Resolutions For Public Hearing 1. Resolution 2012-001, Approving A Land Exchange A 0.56 Acre +/- Portion Of Lot 8A-1 for An 0.56 Acre +/- Portion Of Lot 6a-1, Fort Raymond Subdivision Replat No. 2. With The Kenai Peninsula Borough And Appropriating Funds. 8. NEW BUSINESS A. Ordinances for Introduction *1. Ordinance 2012-001, Amending Seward City Code 2.30.220 And 2.30.221 (a) And (c) To Change The Planning And Zoning Meeting Start Times To 7:00 P.M. And Set Adjournment No Later Than 10:30 P.M. And Further Clarify The Meeting Adjournment Requirements. B. Resolutions *1. Resolution 2012-002, Amending The City Council Rules Of Procedure To Amend Rule 27, Addressing The Council By The Public – Citizen’s Comments And Discussion, To Reflect The Time Limit From Two Minutes To Three Minutes Per Person And The Total Time From Not More Than 30 Minutes To Not More Than 36 Minutes. 2. Resolution 2012-003, Naming The Newly Constructed North Forest Acres Levee Drive Surface, As Dieckgraeff Road; Located Within The Public Access Easement On Tract B, DieckgraeffGillespie Replat; Located At 2501 Seward Highway. *3. Resolution 2012-004, Authorizing Signatures For All City Bank Publish: Jan. 5, 2012 Accounts And Rescinding All Previous Resolutions In Conflict Herewith. *4. Resolution 2011-005, Accepting An Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council Grant In The Amount Of $89,725 For A Vessel Wash-Down And Wastewater Recycling Facility At The Seward Marine Industrial Center, And Appropriating Funds. B. Other New Business Items *1. Approval Of The October 24, 2011 City Council Regular Meeting Minutes and the December 12, 2011 City Council Regular and Special Meeting Minutes. *2. Non-objection for the liquor license renewals for the Breeze Inn, Chinooks Waterfront, the Marina Restaurant and the Peking Restaurant. *3. Continuing the Port and Commerce Advisory Board for another year. 4. Vote to appoint either Daniel Butts or Carl Hughes the Port and Commerce Advisory Board with a term to expire July 2014. 5. Discussion on upcoming council, including who will travel to Juneau and Washington, D.C. for the upcoming legislative sessions. 6. Mayor appoint a member of the Council to receive the completed evaluation forms and tabulate the results prior to the formal evaluation sessions for the City Manager, City Clerk, and City Attorney. 9. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS AND REPORTS a. October City Financial reports. b. Kenai Peninsula Borough Letter to City Council RE: Borough Planning Commission approval of vacations of rights-of-way within the City of Seward (Clerk’s Note: this action was approved by the Seward City Council by Resolution 2011-037 and by the Planning and Zoning Commission by Resolution 2011-004 which recommended borough approval of the Waterfront Park Preliminary Replat). 10. COUNCIL COMMENTS 11. CITIZENS’ COMMENTS 12. COUNCIL AND ADMINISTRATION RESPONSE TO CITIZENS’ COMMENTS 13. EXECUTIVE SESSION A. Go into Executive Session to discuss matters pertaining to the pending litigation of Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance vs. The City of Seward and give direction to the City Attorney. 14. ADJOURNMENT SEWARD CITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING January 9, 2012 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Seward City Council will conduct a public hearing on the following items of business at its regular meeting on January 9, 2012: Resolution 2012-001, Approving A Land Exchange A 0.56 Acre +/Portion Of Lot 8a-1for An 0.56 Acre +/- Portion Of Lot 8a-1 For An 0.56 +/- Portion Of Lot 6a-1 Fort Raymond Subdivision Replat No. 2, With The Kenai Peninsula Borough And Appropriating Funds. Essential terms and conditions of leases and all other pertinent copies of public hearing documents are available for review at the city clerk office. The public hearing will commence at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as business permits, in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 410 Adams Street, Seward. All interested persons are invited to attend the meeting and participate in the discussion; or, written comments may be sent to the City of Seward, c/o City Clerk, P.O. Box 167, Seward, AK 99664, or e-mailed to [email protected] SEWARD PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION NOTICE OF VACANCY PLEASE CONSIDER APPLYING! THE COMMUNITY NEEDS YOUR SERVICE! The City Council is seeking applications from city residents interested in serving on the Seward Planning and Zoning Commission. There are currently three seats vacant, with two terms expiring in February, 2012 and one term expiring February, 2014. Planning and Zoning (P&Z) holds regular meetings on the 1st Tuesday of every month and work sessions the 3rd Tuesday of every month or at other times as needed if requested by the Chair. Application forms are available in the Office of the City Clerk. Completed application forms and conflict of interest statements must be filed with the Clerk and will be accepted until vacancy is filled. Applicants will be asked to make a short presentation to the City Council at the next city council meeting regarding their qualifications and interest in serving on the Commission. Later that evening the City Council will select up to three applicants to serve terms. This Commission barely has enough members to function. Please consider volunteering for this essential commission! UPCOMING MEETINGS Port and Commerce Advisory Board Meeting Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. City Council Chambers Seward City Council Meeting Monday, January 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. City Council Chambers Seward Community Library Museum Building Committee Meeting Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. City Council Chambers The Social Security Representative will be in Seward Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the City Council Chambers Interested in receiving a copy of this Seward City Calendar via e-mail? Contact the City Clerk at [email protected] or call 224-4045. Check out YOUR city’s website at www.cityofseward.us We have future plans and ideas, but we welcome your ideas also! Send any comments or future suggestions about the website to [email protected] Page 4 • January 5, 2012 • The Seward Phoenix LOG Looking at Alaska fishing in 2011 Alaska’s seafood industry continued its mission to ramp up its message to policy makers, especially those from railbelt regions who tend to overlook its economic significance. How important is the seafood industry to Alaska and the nation? At a glance: 62 percent of all U.S. seafood landings come from Alaska, as does 96 percent of all U.S. wildcaught salmon. Seafood is by far Alaska’s No. 1 export, valued at nearly $2 billion (next in line: zinc and lead exports at $785 million); and Alaska ranks ninth in the world in terms of global seafood production. The industry provides more than 70,500 Alaska jobs, more than oil/gas, mining, tourism and timber combined. The seafood industry is second only to Big Oil in revenues it generates to Alaska’s general fund each year. Alaska’s abundant and sustainable fishery resources are the envy of all other seafood producers, and its fishery management is regarded as a model around the world. Here are some fishing notables from 2011, in no particular order, some of which are included in the annual ‘fish picks and pans’: Halibut catches continued to tumble — the Pacific coast-wide catch limit was cut by 19 percent to 41 million pounds. Fishery managers put the industry on notice that catches could be reduced drastically in the very near future. Kodiak toppled Homer as the No. 1 halibut port for landings for the first time since 1996. Polls continued to show that a majority of Alaska voters oppose the Pebble Mine project, and lack trust in both foreign mining and Alaska’s permitting process. It took six years, but NOAA Fisheries/Financial Services Branch finally began accepting loan applications for skippers and crew small enough to put in fish tags who want to buy into the Bering Dock prices for Alaska halibut Sea crab fisheries. and black cod (sablefish) broke For the first time, researchers records, topping $7 and $9 per caught sperm whales on video pound, respectively. biting long lines at one end and Likewise, advance prices for shaking the fish free, similar to Bristol Bay red king crab were $9 shaking apples from a tree. The a pound. A reduced harvest of video is part of SEASWAP, the just 8 million pounds had buyers Southeast Alaska Sperm Whale scrambling for crab. Avoidance Project. Video of Fish Crabbers in Southeast Alaska sperm whale depredation on Factor also dropped pots for red king longline gear is on the Web at crab for the first time in six years tinyurl.com/82z7wyk. Laine Welch when a fishery opened on Nov. 1. The Department of Commerce For The LOG Bering Sea crabbers were and the National Oceanic and shocked at a catch increase for Atmospheric Administration snow crab, Alaska’s largest crab fishery. The (NOAA) released draft national aquaculture harvest for the 2011-12 season was boosted policies that aim to “increase the U.S. supply by 64 percent to nearly 90 million pounds. of healthy seafood.” Shrimp, canned tuna and salmon remained For the first time, fishery managers set as America’s seafood favorites, although seaa cap on the number of salmon that can be food consumption dropped slightly to 15.8 taken as bycatch by Gulf trawlers. pounds per person. Recycled seawater began warming the Ted The state took nearly two years to deny a Stevens Research Institute in Juneau instead citizens’ petition aimed at protecting Cook of oil. Inlet fisheries from coal mining. The petition The value of Alaska fishing permits and asked that buffer zones be required to protect catch shares took a big jump along with fish prices. At Bristol Bay, most drift permits were salmon streams of the Chuitna River should being offered at $160,000 — up from $132,000 Alaska’ largest coal mine be built in the region. in 2010, and more than double the price in State officials said there was “no reason to 2009. In prime fishing regions of Southeast panic” and that Alaska salmon are “relatively Alaska and the central Gulf, halibut shares safe” from a deadly fish virus that appeared ranged from $30 to $36 per pound. for the first time in Pacific waters. British CoHundreds of 1-ton sacks of pollock bone lumbia said it will test 8,000 wild and farmed meal were shipped from Dutch Harbor to salmon for signs of the virus. California to remove lead from neighborAnchorage ranked No. 1 for Alaska cities hoods. The calcium phosphate in the fish with the most resident skippers and crew at neutralizes the toxic metal. more than 1,800. Fish tags with iPhone technology were At $603 million, Alaska’s 2011 salmon used for the first time to track halibut migracatch is the third most valuable since 1975 tions based on the earth’s magnetic field. and likely to end up at No. 2 after final sales The invention of the iPhone and its advanceare reported by processors and buyers next ments made the pitch and roll detectors spring. (Alaska’s most valuable salmon season was $725 million in 1988.) Southeast Alaska ranked first in the state with the most valuable salmon harvest at $203 million ex-vessel, a $70 million increase over 2010. Bristol Bay came in second with a value of $137 million, compared to $185 million the previous year. The 2011 pink salmon harvest of 116 million fish was valued at over $170 million, an all time record. Chum salmon rang in at $93 million, the third highest value; sockeye salmon were worth almost $296 million, ranking at sixth place among historic sockeye harvests. Chinook and coho harvests, at $20 and $23 million, were in the middle of their EAGLES NEST ChRiSTiAN FELLoWShiP, AG historic values. Pastor Dana Goodwater Alaska processors continued to ramp up 224-5635 • 2nd Avenue & Madison Street Sunday Service .............................. 10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. their output of customer-friendly salmon Wednesday Prayer Meeting .................................6:00 p.m. fillets. Production approached 20 million Free community dinner ... every Sunday 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. pounds, and increase of 26 percent. More Seward House of Prayer call 224-5635 for schedule than 6 million pounds of salmon fillets went SEWARD ChURCh oF ThE NAZARENE Rev. Dr. Blair Rorabaugh, Pastor out fresh this summer, a gain of over 30 We invite you to join us percent. 4th Avenue & “C” Street • 224-5617 For the first time ever, fresh and frozen Sunday Worship .................................................11:00 a.m. Sunday School......................................................10:00 a.m. pink salmon wholesaled for virtually the We invite you to join us same price this summer, both at about $1.45 LiGht oF hoPe MiNiStrieS per pound. Connecting people to a living hope A new McDowell Group analysis revealed Meeting at Seward Middle School that sea otter predation on local fisheries has 304 Sea Lion Ave. • 422-0460 Childrens Class ....................................................10:00 a.m. cost Southeast Alaska’s economy more than Sunday Service .....................................................10:00 a.m. $28 million in direct and indirect impacts Pastor Al Woods, D. Min. since 1995. ChurCh oF ChriSt Alaska Senators Murkowski and Begich, Paul Stone • 491-1170 Evangelist Jessie Killgore • 491-1327 along with Rep. Don Young, introduced leg433 4th Ave. • 491-1327 islation to stop genetically modified salmon Sunday Bible Classes ...........................................10:00 a.m. (‘Frankenfish’) from getting to U.S. markets, Worship .................................................................11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening......................................................6:00 p.m. and to require labeling should it get federal Wednesday Bible Classes .....................................7:00 p.m. approval. Personal Bible Study available Marubeni Corporation, parent company Truth in Love - Sundays @ 8:30 a.m. KYES Ch. 5 of North Pacific Seafoods, purchased the reSurreCtioN BAy BAPtiSt ChurCh Yardarm Knot seafood processing plant at Mile 5.5 Seward highway Sunday School........................................................9:45 a.m. Naknek, making it Japan’s largest sockeye Sunday Worship ..................................................11:00 a.m. salmon buyer. Sunday Evening......................................................6:00 p.m. Dutch Harbor ranked as the nation’s No. Wednesday Bible Study ........................................7:00 p.m. Free transportation • 224-7777 1 port for seafood landings for the 22nd year ChurCh DireCtory St. Peter’S ePiSCoPAL ChurCh Fr. Michael Curran 2nd Avenue & Adams Street • 224-3975 Sunday ............................................8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Wednesday ...................................................................Noon www.stpeters-seward.org The Episcopal Church Welcomes You SACreD heArt CAthoLiC ChurCh Fr. Richard D. Tero, Pastor Deacon Walter E. Corrigan 5th Avenue & Jefferson Street • 224-5414 MASS SCheDuLe Tues.-Fri. .......................................................................Noon Saturday ..................................................................5:30 p.m. Sunday .....................................................................9:30 a.m. CooPer LANDiNG Sunday .................................................................. 12:30 p.m. reSurreCtioN LutherAN ChurCh 400 3rd Ave. • 224-3628 www.RLCSeward.org Worship (September-May) ...............................11:00 a.m. Sunday School (during school year) .................10:00 a.m. Worship ( June-August) .....................................10:00 a.m. Nursery available with service audio. Living in God’s Amazing Grace Celebrating 60 years in Seward MArAthoN MiNiStrieS Pastor Peyton and Ada Sparks 3rd Avenue & Adams Street 224-5468 Sunday Worship ..........................................................3 p.m. Youth Group.....................................................Mon., 7 p.m. Ladies Bible Study ...........................................Tues., 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting .................................................Wed., 7 p.m. Running the Race Together in a row. 2011 Fish Picks and Pans Best fish partnerships - The fishermen financed/operated Regional Seafood Development Associations for Bristol Bay and Prince William Sound/Copper River Best Alaska seafood cheerleaders - ASMI (Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute) Best fish outreach - Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Agents Best ‘future fish eaters’ ambassador GAPP (Genuine AK Pollock Producers) for getting top quality seafood onto America’s school lunch trays Best Fish Samaritans - UFA and AFIRM (Alaska Fishing Industry Relief Mission) Best fish invention - NanoIce from Iceland, made of crystallized ice particles that can be pumped into a hold or container to cover fish. The generators use 90 percent less refrigerant and 70 percent less power than conventional ice making machines. Best celebrates its local fish town - Cordova Best fish feeders - Sea Share and Kodiak processors and fishermen who partnered to donate bycatch to food banks Fishiest ‘best available science’ snafu - NMFS’ questionable biological opinion on impacts of Steller sea lions on western Aleutian fisheries. Resulting closures to the cod and Atka mackerel fisheries cost the industry $200 million a year. Biggest fish shocker - Arne Fuglvog Best fish clean up - The Juneau-based Marine Conservation Alliance, in partnership with local communities, hauled away more than two million pounds of coastal debris since 2003 from Southeast to the Pribilofs (including a derelict fishing vessel). Best She Fish - Cora Campbell, Commissioner ADF&G Best fish byproducts booster - Peter Bechtel, UAF/USDA and Scott Smiley, Kodiak Fisheries & Marine Science Center. Biggest fish blunder - trading 11 miles of productive salmon streams on the Chuitna River for low grade coal for China Scariest fish story - ocean acidification Best fish news site - www.seafood.com Best fish PR - Norton Sound Seafood House at Ted Stevens Int’l Airport/Anchorage Biggest fish slam - The state siding with the Pebble Partnership in court to prevent Lake & Peninsula residents from voting on the Save Our Salmon initiative Biggest fish snub (3rd year in a row) Cynthia Carroll, CEO of Anglo American/ Pebble Mine who told Bristol Bay residents “If the people don’t want the mine, we won’t build it.” Biggest fish waste - Alaska spending $20 million on Peruvian fish feed for its 33 salmon hatcheries while sending 200,000 tons of homemade fish feeds to Asia. Biggest fish stall - The U.S. still not signing on to the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST), meaning it has no claims to the Arctic Best fish advocates - Alaska Congressional Delegation - Lisa, Mark and Don Trickiest fish solution - Sea otters vs. fisheries in Southeast Alaska Most troublesome fish dilemma - Millions of pounds of halibut taken as bycatch while sport and commercial catches get trimmed. Biggest fish story of 2010 - Federal guidelines for the first time recommend that Americans eat two seafood meals a week. That means new fish meal guidelines are required for schools, military mess halls, VA hospitals, prisons and other federally backed institutions. This year marks the 21st year for the weekly Fish Factor column that focuses on Alaska’s seafood industry. It began in 1991 in the “Anchorage Daily News,” and now appears in over 20 newspapers and Web sites. A daily spin off, “Fish Radio,” airs weekdays on 30 radio stations in Alaska. The goal of both is to make all people aware of the economic, social and cultural importance of Alaska’s fishing industry, and to inspire more people to join its ranks. The Seward Phoenix LOG • January 5, 2012 • Page 5 LOG names Willard Dunham as Citizen of the Year LOG Staff The naming of Willard Dunham as the 2011 Citizen of the Year comes after a half century of community involvement in local, regional and statewide issues that helped bring economic and employment diversification to the Eastern Kenai Peninsula. Dunham, a former Seward mayor, retired from the state Department of Labor in 1987 and then devoted himself to full-time volunteer public service, attending countless public meetings as an official or unofficial representative of the city of Seward. Much of what Seward is today did not happen because of Dunham, but few doubt his contributions to the shipping, tourism, corrections, marine repair and research, and fishing industries. He was there, attending many of the meetings where the discussions of quality of life and economic and employment diversification took place. As others sat in silence, he spoke as an advocate for employment and diversification. As others migrated away to other opportunities, Dunham stayed. Since the 1950s Dunham has been active in organizations that sought to improve the quality of life of area residents. Through volunteer work with the local chamber of commerce, he helped to promote tourism projects such as the Mount Marathon Race and the Seward Silver Salmon Derby, both of which are recognized and imitated as events that attract thousands of people to Seward every year. In the early 1960s Dunham, a former longshoreman, began sounding the alarm that Seward’s status as the preeminent port for the interior and Southcentral Alaska was threatened as shipping changed and Anchorage loomed as potential port made more accessible with the building of bigger and more powerful container ships. The change came sooner than expected. After the devastating 1964 earthquake, Seward’s population dwindled. All of Seward’s docks, including the railroad terminal and yard, were destroyed which meant that Seward’s reason for existence evaporated. There were few full-time jobs. From then on, all that was required of a public servant was a thick skin and a focus on the goal of a diversified economic base beholden to none. Dwayne atwood Willard Dunham at the ribbon cutting for Levy Road in August. The project of combining a levy and a road was years in the making. The Seward Phoenix LOG 2012 Willard Dunham As Seward struggled with its identity and without a newspaper to serve as a cheerleader and a critic, one project after another rose and fell without a common voice to air the pros and cons. In 1966, with Joann Hoogland and Beverly Dunham, Willard’s wife, they founded The Seward Phoenix LOG, becoming unabashedly pro-Seward. While there were many projects many local residents also contributed to and supported, Dunham often went a step further. He served on committees that pushed for the creation of the Seward Association for the Advancement of Marine Science (the forerunner of the Alaska SeaLife Center), new elementary and secondary public schools, Spring Creek Prison Task Force, and the Seward Skill Center (Alaska Vocational Technical Education Center). He often attended and offered public comments at city council meetings on everything from the city’s budget and fishing to property taxes. During his ten years in elected public service as a councilmember, vice-mayor and mayor, Dunham was a tireless advocate for Seward’s best interests. The Seward mayor receives a $350 monthly stipend. Dunham made numerous trips to attend public meetings on the city’s behalf, often without being fully reimbursed. Although already well-known in political and industry circles, Dunham’s official status was to Seward’s best interests. What the LOG asked for in its request for nominations for Citizen of the Year was simple – dedication to public service without the expectation of personal or financial gain. Even before Dunham’s election to the elected public service, he would have been a strong candidate for Citizen of the Year. Recognition for the culmulation of Dunham’s public service is long overdue, but as the old saying goes, it is never too late to say thank you. Left: Willard and Bev Dunham. Right: UAF Chancellor Brian Rogers, Mayor Dunham and Vice-Mayor Jean Bardarson at the ceremonial signing of the R/V Sikuliaq Shipyard contract in Marinette, Wisc. Commendations and Congratulations The City of Seward has reaped the benefits of former Mayor Willard Dunham’s experience. He has build a legacy upon which Seward will continue to build on. The City of Seward appreciates his valued insights on current projects. —David Seaward, Mayor of Seward I couldn’t think of a better person to be the LOG’s Citizen of the Year than Willard Dunham. Nobody has done more for the development of Seward in the past 50 years, nor has worked as tirelessly at Mayor as he. No matter what capacity, he always has the City’s best interest at heart. Seward is lucky to have such a devoted citizen. Congratulations Willard! —Jean Lewis, former Seward City Clerk I think it is marvelous that Willard Dunham has been chosen The Seward Phoenix LOG Citizen of the Year. Willard has always had this community’s best interests at heart, and has worked diligently to help Seward achieve projects and goals. He performed admirably as Mayor, giving the position the time and dedication it requires. Congratulations Willard! —Vanta Shafer, Former Mayor, current Seward City Council Member and Seward Journal publisher Willard, Your commitment and effort on behalf of Seward is amazing. Your boundless energy and hard work to benefit the lives of your fellow citizens is commendable. A perfect choice for The Seward Phoenix LOG Citizen of the Year! Congratulations and thank you. —Christy Terry, Seward City Council Member Willard has been a friend for over 35 years. Working on projects together has built Seward into what it is today. We have always been competitive: I beat you by being the Mayor first, but now you turn around and beat me to become Citizen of the Year! Congratulations! —Louie Bencardino, former Seward Police Chief and Mayor As Mayor Willard was in a strong position to get things done. He’s a get things done person. Although grassroots, he knows the path through the political arena which is a real asset. He has a way of spotting or originating projects that benefit Seward. His enthusiasm transends to action. Seward has been fortunate to have his huge ideas for lo these many years, not the least of which was 2011. —Dot Bardarson, Artist Congratulations to Willard Dunham on his selection as The Seward Phoenix LOG Citizen of the Year! It’s impossible to quantify the many contributions Willard has made to Seward and the Kenai Peninsula. Willard has been a constant advocate, public servant, volunteer lobbyist, and promoter for Seward economic development, community development and community improvement over the last four decades. Thank you, Willard, for your many contributions and congratulations on your well deserved recognition. —Mike Navarre, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Well deserved! For all your contributions to Seward — Keep up the good work. —Dorothy Urbach, Urbach’s My sincere congratulations to you, Willard, on being named Citizen of the Year by The Seward Phoenix LOG! There could be no better choice than you for this honor. You have tirelessly promoted Seward for many, many years and through your efforts have successfully brought important projects in this community to fruition, giving of your time well beyond the call of duty. I am reminded of my late husband Dale’s oft-repeated statement, Willard Dunham has done more for Seward than any other person in this community. Thank you for all you’ve done to make Seward a great place to live! —Carol A. Lindsey, Harbor Enterprises Webster’s Handy College Dictionary defines the word mayor as ‘the principal officer of a municipality,’ a definition much too blasé to amply describe Dunham’s years as the Honorable Mayor of Seward. Mayor Dunham carried his role with a pride that radiated from his being, whether chairing a city council meeting or representing this small coastal community to our foreign neighbors during his visits there. Perhaps that pride was the result of rolling up his sleeves and digging in to help rebuild a town that was left in shambles — both physically and economically — following the devastating 1964 earthquake. I doubt Mr. Dunham had ambitions then of becoming mayor of his community. But I do believe the seeds of pride began taking root as he observed how the people of Seward came together after the quake to put the pieces back together, eventually evolving into the Seward we know and love today. —Nancy Erickson, former Seward Phoenix LOG managing editor Congratulations on being named Citizen of the Year. It is people like you who help build our communities and state to be stronger and more successful. Thank you for making Alaska a better place to live, work, and raise a family. —Mark Begich, U.S. Senator Willard Dunham is a fitting choice as the LOG’s Citizen of the Year. Anyone that who knows Willard knows he eats, sleeps, breathes and bleeds for Seward. In the seven years I have worked with him, I have come to know him as Seward’s biggest advocate. Congratulations, Willard! —Johanna Kinney, CMC, City Clerk, City of Seward Short of writing an essay about dedication and public service, I would just have to say Willard Dunham is one hell of a good guy. What else can you say about somebody who considers public service a true calling? Thank you, Willard, for years of dedicated service to Seward. —Dwayne Atwood, City of Seward Planning Technician and former Seward Phoenix LOG editor Willard is an outstanding community service volunteer. I worked with Willard on Seward’s 2010 committee celebrating the life and times of Jujiro Wada and Albert Lowell who were sponsored in 1908 to blaze the Iditarod Trail after gold was found in Iditarod. More recently, as I am one of the initiating directors of the Japan Relief Fund, which sponsored the May 2011 Japan Red Cross fundraiser event in Anchorage, I know that Willard volunteered both his time and personal resources to make the event successful by helping educate the Alaska public of the important linkages that exist between Japan and Seward, as well as the heartfelt pain shared by last March’s Sendai (Japan) tsunami-earthquake and Alaska’s Earthquake of 1964. Alaska has few community leaders such as Willard Dunham, who have such a wide grasp of their community and the many important facets that makes their community so special in a fast and dynamic changing Alaska. —Tony Nakazawa, Ph.D., University of Alaska Fairbanks Professor of Economics and Initiating Director of the Japan Relief Fund of Alaska Foundation Page 6 • January 5, 2012 • The Seward Phoenix LOG Police LOG Dec. 27 09:00 - A necklace was found on the floor at city hall. 11:43 - Extra patrols requested at Glacierview in the evenings due to increased suspicious traffic and teenagers hanging around the area. 11:44 - Individual advised that someone had taken a white and green snowboard from the back of his truck while it was parked at Safeway. 12:13 - A male slipped and fell on the ice in front of Tony’s Bar and broke his leg. SVFD/SVAC responded and transported the patient to the hospital. 13:24 - Branches on wires reported on the left side Salmon Creek Road. Electric Department was advised. They were aware of the issue and advised that every- thing was fine. his phone. Everything was OK. Dec. 29 14:20 - Low hanging wires at Mile 36 reported to Soldotna Alaska State Troopers. Chugach Electric was advised. 19:53 - Individual reported a semi truck jack-knifed at approximately Mile 15 or 16 Seward Highway. Unknown injuries. Troopers requested BCVFD and SVAC dispatched. At 20:24 Engine 118 made contact via radio with the truck driver who was putting on chains and no injuries. Cancelled responders. 02:22 - Individual requested assistance in the 1800 block of Swetmann for an individual who would not leave her residence. Reporting party called back and stated that the individual had left. Officer advised and contacted reporting party. All was OK. 15:14 - Burn permit for the dump issued for Wednesday and Thursday depending on the weather. 16:18 - Individual picked up a dog on the highway by Sea Lion that was walking in the middle of the road and appeared lost. Described as a medium size dog, black and brown with gray spots. Reporting party took the dog to shelter. Animal Control Officer was contacted and met them there. 18:46 - 911 misdial from a cell phone. The caller, at the Holiday Inn, stated his daughter was playing with Seahawk Sports Seward Invite Jan. 14 Home Nikiski Away Eagle River Home Seahawk Sports sponsored this week by: Your source for community news To sponsor Seahawk Sports contact the LOG at [email protected] 21:41 - Individual requested a civil standby for the next day at Sea Bean Café Apartments after an altercation with his roommate. One subject was a witness to the altercation. Dec. 28 Seahawk Basketball Jan. 7 20:12 - 911 caller stated his father was unconscious, breathing and having convulsions on Moosehorn Drive. 22:14 - An open door was reported in the 200 block of Benson Drive. The door had been open since 20:00. Officers contacted the owners and found all was OK. Seahawk Nordic Skiing Jan. 7 19:58 - Troopers dispatched MPVFD to Mile 69 Seward Highway for a motor vehicle accident. 15:22 - Ambulance dispatched to Washington Street for a 70-year-old female with cardiac problems and a history of atrial fibrulation. SVAC/SVFD were dispatched. 16:05 - Individual from of Electric Department called to advise that the Electrical Department would be closing Seward Highway between Mile 21 and 22 for approximately 20 minutes around 10:00 while they unloaded a Caterpillar D6. 17:08 - Individual reported that a vehicle was parked at Seward Plumbing at Third and Van Buren near the stop sign, and blocked the view of oncoming traffic northbound on Third. Officer advised. 17:25 - 911 abandoned call from Seward Providence Medical Center. Busy signal on ring back. Officer advised. 17:36 - Guardian Air requested an ambulance to transport the air crew from the airport to Northstar Clinic and back. SVAC dispatched. 04:18 - Troopers reported a motor vehicle accident on Salmon Creek Road at the corner of Camelot and Excalibur with one intoxicated male passed out in the vehicle. 04:18 - Trooers requested assistance with an intoxicated male on Salmon Creek Road at the corner of Camelot and Excalibur. Trooper arrested Kevin Miller for DUI and transported him to Seward Community Jail. 06:47 - 911 caller requested officers to assist her in having someone removed from The Taroka Inn. Officers contacted the reporting party and two subjects. All parties were given Disorderly Conduct warnings. 10:40 - Individual took a wallet to Seward Police Department that contained ID and was found in the road by Three Bears. There was no money in the wallet. Officer left a message on owner’s phone for him to pick it up. At 12:51 the owner picked up the wallet. 14:24 - Street Department advised that they had put out road closure signs on Fourth between Washington and Railway for the night. 15:00 - Individual spoke with officer concerning harassing phone calls that she had received from a subject. 19:35 - Verbal warning for Inoperative Tailight at Seward Highway and Levy Road. 19:54 - Verbal warning issued for Driving Where Prohibited at Seward Highway and North Harbor Street. 22:34 - 911 misdial from the 1900 block of Dora Way. Caller advised that he had been attempting to call his sister on her cell phone with a 491 prefix and must have accidentally dialed 911. Everything was OK. Officers advised. Winter Fun 40. Therefore 41. *”The Bear Who _____ Through Christmas” 43. Algonquian people 44. Sour in taste 46. Dunking treat 47. Retained 48. Often done for ransom 50. “Eternal life” character 52. “___ & the Family Stone” 53. It’s projected in frames 55. Long time 57. *Popular sculpture 61. Result of audience demand 64. Hades river with magic water 65. Cause annoyance in or disturb 67. Native of American Great Plains 69. Worry 70. Female reproductive cell, pl. 71. Ruhr’s industrial center 72. Between stop and roll 73. Type of sweet potato 74. Used in fermenting ACROSS 1. Found on a necklace 6. Cul de ___ 9. Loads 13. Furry coats 14. Make a mistake 15. *Snow impression 16. Nets basketball coach 17. Major record label 18. Bogart’s “Key _____” 19. 21. 23. 24. 25. 28. 30. 35. 37. 39. *Dripped shape *Like cleanest snow? Sigma ___ Epsilon Never wave the white one? Bayerische Motoren Werke Somebody ____ *It means more winter? Paper unit One of many on a list Pro teams do this all the time DOWN 1. Accounting degree 2. ____ Strauss 3. Actor recently kicked off airplane 4. Used for landing 5. Psychologist’s domain 6. Withered 7. Part of a circle 8. Front _____ in swimming 9. Annoying biter 10. Mike Myers animated character 11. What panhandler does 12. Vegas bandit 15. Ablaze 20. Jaunty rhythms 22. Possesses 24. F in FBI 25. *No school 26. Sarkozy’s thank you 27. Engaged, as in war 29. Unaccompanied 31. St. Louis monument 32. Challenges 33. Nancy _____ of “Entertainment Tonight” 34. Like untended garden 36. Between dawn and noon 38. Welcoming sign 42. _____ of appreciation 45. Male mixologists 49. Princess tester? 51. *It features six on six 54. Diplomat on a mission 56. It can be loud or white 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 66. 68. *Pulled ride Not far Von Bismarck or Hahn, e.g. Wallop Ophthamologist’s check-up, e.g. Civil Rights icon Female sheep, pl. Actress Longoria The little one “stopped to tie his shoe” The Seward Phoenix LOG • January 5, 2012 • Page 7 Caution advised along the tracks Kenai Peninsula Borough The Kenai Peninsula Borough Sales Tax code section 5.18.620(f) states that, as soon as practicable following the end of each calendar quarter, the mayor shall publish in a newspaper of general circulation a list of sellers not in compliance with the sales tax ordinance. The following is a list of businesses that were registered as sellers, for sales tax purposes, under the Kenai Peninsula Borough Code of Ordinances. As of December 8, 2011, according to Borough records, these businesses have a balance due greater than $100.00 and/or have failed to file a complete sales tax return for at least one period of the THIRD calendar quarter of 2011. IF A BUSINESS DISCONTINUES TO OPERATE, NOTIFICATION MUST BE GIVEN TO THE BOROUGH WHEN BUSINESS OPERATIONS CEASE. The Finance Department can be contacted at 144 N. Binkley, Soldotna, Alaska 99669, or by calling 714-2175. Toll free 1-800-478-4441. BUSINESS PUBLICATION MF = Missed Filing(s) BD = Balance Due Businesses Published for Period : 07/2011 to 09/2011 SEWARD AREA Acct. DBA 039271 ALASKA FLY WATER GUIDES 100930 ALASKA RECREATIONAL MANAGEMENT 027148 ALASKAN ADVENTURE CONNECTIONS 015892 ALASKAN REAL ESTATE INC. 101392 ALASKA’S BEADS & THINGS 100599 ALLENS ALASKA ADVENTURES 009122 AMERON INC. FIBERGLASS PIPE SYSTEMS 028133 BIG POND SPORTFISHING 026883 BOB’S PISCATORIAL PURSUITS 038295 BO’S FISHING GUIDE SERVICE & LODGING INC 102961 CAPTAINS QUARTERS 034879 CARDON RENTALS 102458 CATALYST MARINE ENGINEERING LLC 103755 CELIS FULL BELLY HOT DOG DELI 038924 CRAZY MOOSE 035791 D & M CHARTERS & COFFEE SHOP 100136 DEBS HAIR SALON 039629 DISCOVER ALASKAN ADVENTURES LLC 040799 DIVE ALASKA 104829 EARTH MAMA ALASKA 035668 FOUR SEASONS BOAT SERVICE 104599 GARRETT BARTELS GUIDING 033646 GEOFF’S GARAGE DOOR 101620 GLACIER CREEK LODGING 038480 GLACIER TAXICAB 102684 GODWIN GLACIER DOG SLED TOURS 100674 100966 101209 103985 024301 104542 104243 102969 040773 023791 101771 033718 027258 104636 100748 033956 102153 HANDLEBAR TAXI COMPANY HEWITT TECHNOLOGIES HIGH HAT CHIMNEY HOLBENS HOTCORN IDIDARIDE SLED DOG TOURS INTERNATIONAL HOUSEWARES INC J&M SALES JORDAN METER SERVICE KASILOF KOSMETICS KPMG PEAT MARWICK LETS FISH LIBERTY THEATER & SUPPLY LYNN’S DEADBOLTS, LOCK & KEY MARATHON CONSTRUCTION INC MIDNIGHT SUN LOG CABINS MYSTIC WATERS NANCYS SNACK SHACK INC 104797 103952 103864 023386 NATIONWIDE EXPOS INC NEW LIFE MOBILE WELDING NORCON INC NORTHSTORE PARTNERSHIP 022612 034818 039473 101702 104134 031749 022765 102197 101749 014535 PATTY A. KRASNANSKY RENTAL PEARSE CONSTRUCTION INC. PENINSULA MASONRY & CONCRETE PFISH PLUM TREE INC R A M ENTERPRISES RANDY’S GLASS INC. RESURRECTION FINISHING SEWARD FISH CO SEWARD VENTURES 101910 100582 104665 103701 104482 101991 STAGE LINE THE STRIEBY’S GUIDE SERVICE SURE I WANT MOORE TED GORMAN CONSTRUCTION TITOS DISCOVERY CAFE TNT CUSTOM SMOKE & PROCESSING LLC 039060 TRAILHEAD LODGING 104586 TROPHY WATERS THE 100836 ULTIMATE ALASKA TOURS 101147 VISITATION CHARTERS 102900 WIDEEYED ADEVENTURE Total Number of Account 68 Publish: Jan. 5, 2012 Owners ZIRKLE JACOB M MCCURTAIN BRUCE A,MCCURTAIN JAN MF BD MF BD MF SEEKINS JERILUE MANEY PAUL L BARTLEY TRACY D ALLEN JOSEPH L BARRETT R.F.-V/PRESIDENT,JENNER R.H. BD BD MF BD MF MF BD HOFF CHARLES A.,HOFF DOROTHY M. BALL ROBERT L. JR. ANSEL BO MF MF MF PICHOTTA TIM P CARDON MARJO TOUGAS JOSEPH C CELANISE, SCOTT GUERNSEY MELISSA HILL DEBBIE,SMITH MARCUS L STOJANOVICH ZORISLAV M STUMPFF ROBIN ANDERSON SCOTT DAIGH DARCEL M KASISCHKE DEAN BARTELS GARRETT S CLARK GEOFF,CLARK KELLY KRISTENSON JANICE,PELISCHEK SANDRA M REYNOLDS B. CHARLES CARTER PAUL B,CORK JAMES L,GODWIN GLACIER DOG SLED TOURS LLC MORROW TIMOTHY HEWITT JOSEPH W JONES MIKEL HOLBEN RICK M SEAVEY JANINE,SEAVEY MITCH MORRIS CRISTOPHER,MORRIS WENDY SCHUTTER MELISSA JORDAN MELODY K,JORDAN RICHARD G BOWERS KATHERINE JOHNSON VERNON R.,STONE MICHAEL E. WILSON DAVID B FLETCHER MARIE,FLETCHER WALLACE E SR BAKER LYNN A BULLOCK MICHAEL,GALLO ABRAHAM ARGIRIS CHRISTOPHER TELLEEN ERIN,TELLEEN FRED NANCYS SNACK SHACK INC,NIEZGOCKI NANCY KHALIL INTISAR,KHALIL JAMIL BORING KARIE L,BORING RICHARD L LARSON STEVEN,MAHONEY JOHN HAASE JOHN A,NIEMEYER JOHN,NORTHSTORE PARTNERSHIP KRASNANSKY PATTY A. PEARSE ANTHONY L DAVIS LISA LATUS RONALD K,TATTERSON TOWNSEND A SLIWINSKI JOHN K,SLIWINSKI KELLYN E STEWART MICHELLE,STEWART RUSSEL WHEELER RANDY-PRESIDENT KROUSE STEPHEN P JR WELLS RANDY C MILLER GLEN,THAYER DENNIS R.,WELLS RICHARD VAUGHAN ALECIA STRIEBY BONNIE K,STRIEBY JERRY E MOORE BRENDA B GORMAN TED MOTOYAMA GINA CRUMP TINA E MF BD MF MF MF BD BD BD MF MF BD MF MF MF BD MF MF MF BD MF BD BD MF BD MF BD MF BD MF MF BD MF BD MF MF MF BD MF MF MF MF BD MF BD MF MF BD BD MF MF BD MF MF BD MF MF BD MF BD BD MF BD MF BD BD MF JORDAN MELODY K,JORDAN RICHARD G MF ROMIG TYLER MF BD CORK JAMES L BD BLOOFLAT ALLEN,HARVEY RICHARD J BD CARPENTER KENNETH J,CARPENTER LINDA A MF PO45277 Alaska Railroad Corporation With snow accumulating in all portions of the railbelt, the Alaska Railroad Corporation’s snowcleared tracks and rights-of-way become prime scenic and train photography locations. The railroad urges photographers to resist the temptation to take photographs of trains and Alaska’s beautiful scenery from railroad property. In most areas the railroad right of way extends 100 feet on either side of the track. Unless they are on the edge of a public road or trail, people should not be inside this safety zone, warns the corporation. “Walking on or near railroad tracks is extremely dangerous because you never know when a train will come along,” said Dan Frerich, Alaska Railroad chief special agent. “We urge professional and amateur photographers alike to set the right example for others by adhering to the safety guidelines. It can take a mile or more to stop a train and by the time a locomotive engineer sees you on the track, it is too late.” According to the Federal Railroad Administration, 442 people died and 388 were injured while trespassing on railroad property in the United States in 2010. 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The Alaska Railroad public safety initiatives bring together communities in a collaborative and caring effort to promote railroad grade crossing and pedestrian safety. The Alaska Railroad provides year-round passenger train service for a number of communities across Alaska. With summer and winter service, passenger trains run from Seward to Fairbanks. Information on the Alaska Railroad and Alaska Railroad Vacations is at www.AlaskaRailroad.com. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY CHECK US OUT For Rental Information Call 907-224-3901 1810 Phoenix Rd. Seward, AK 99664 [email protected] TDD # 1-800-770-8973 EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider App/info: www.chugachmiut.org. EOE practicing diversity in hiring with Native Preference under PL 93-638. (12/22-1/13) Personals For Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault questions, concerns or assistance, call 2245257 or the 24-hour crisis line at 224-3027 provided by SeaView Community Services. (tfn NOTICES Seward Alehouse, Inc., dba Seward Alehouse located at 215 Fourth Ave. Seward is applying for transfer of a Dispensary AS 04.11.090 liquor license to Seward Alehouse, Inc. The transfer involves Frank Dahl selling 50% interest in Seward Alehouse, Inc. Interested persons should submit written comment to their local governing body, the applicant and to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board at 5848 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507. Pub: Dec. 29, 2011, Jan. 5 & 12, 2012 Businesses & Services Your ad here Your ad here 13 weeks $20.00 per week Your ad here 13 weeks $20.00 per week 26 weeks $17.50 per week 13 weeks 26 weeks 52 weeks $40 per week $35 per week $30 per week 26 weeks $17.50 per week 52 weeks $15.00 per week 52 weeks $15.00 per week Stop in for Gift Kits Picture Framing & matting ceramics Finished • Bisqueware • Greenware Alaska Themes • Animal Themes Supplies • Firing Glazes • Paints Ask about classes for children or adults Cook Inlet orIgInals 224-3591 11496 Seward Hwy., across from City Express To place your ad in The Seward Phoenix LOG Businesses and Services Directory, call DK at 224-4888 or email [email protected] Page 8 • January 5, 2012 • The Seward Phoenix LOG Birders make Christmas count Submitted by Carol Griswold Seward CBC Compiler Seward Christmas Bird Count Results December 24, 2011 61 Count Day species, 6 Count Week species and 2,461 birds in all. Sunrise 10:02 a.m., sunset 3:52 p.m. for a total of 5 hours 50 minutes of daylight. Weather: 18 to 20 degrees, brisk 24 mph north-northeast wind with gusts to 24 mph, gray skies, and brief afternoon snow flurries. Sea smoke and 6-foot waves created challenging conditions for the boat crew trying to find birds, hold binocs steady, identify species, and count. A small but dedicated group of 12 Field Counters, including two young birders, and the four ever-intrepid boat crew, birded the Seward Circle from 10 to 4 p.m. while another 10 Feeder Counters kept vigil at their feeders. The Tonsina Trail Route was not covered this year, usually a good area for Pacific wrens, spruce grouse, dippers, chestnut-backed chickadees and kinglets. Many Field Counters wondered where all the birds were, finding few to no birds on their routes. The data showed that many birds depended on feeders in this cold, windy weather. Town routes were very productive thanks to several very well supplied and active feeders. The rest of the songbirds apparently spent the day at Ava Eads’ phenomenal feeder off Nash Road. She counted 22 species and 340 birds including: 14 American Tree Sparrows, 160 Pine Grosbeaks, 30 Dark-Eyed Juncos, 10 Oregon Juncos, 40 Redpolls and 12 Pine Siskins. The raptors knew all about her birds. A Merlin and a Sharp-Shinned Hawk popped in to be counted and check for a snack. Ava noted that the siskin and redpoll numbers have been increasing daily over the past week, and this is the most American Tree Sparrows ever. The birds are ravenous, consuming 40 pounds of sunflower seeds a week! Donations are most welcome. The Boat Crew found an unusual species for Seward, a Red-Throated Loon, which was not seen before or since. Of the 50-60 Pacific Loons seen earlier this winter, only one remained. Seven Common Loons were counted, but no Yellow-Billed Loons, which are usually present. Only two Marbled Murrelets were found, a low number, and no Pigeon Guillemots. Other species of note: the male Hooded Merganser, 7 Snow Buntings, 1 Gray Jay, 3 Boreal Chickadees, 13 Brown Creepers, 3 White-Crowned Sparrows, 8 Golden- Crowned Sparrows and 31 Gray-Crowned Rosy-Finches. The last bird of the day was the only Great Blue Heron, spotted at 6:30 p.m. by streetlight at the north end of the Lagoon. Count Week turned up six species including: American Wigeon, Northern Goshawk, Short-Eared Owl, Northern Shrike, Townsend’s Solitaire and Lapland Longspur. CBC thanks Capt. Mike Brittain of Alaska Explorer Charters for once again donating the use of the Dora, fuel, maintenance, preparation, expertise, and time for the 23-mile ocean route. CBC thanks Wendy for encouraging her two young boys to explore nature and contribute to citizen science. Many thanks to the folks who feed the birds and to everyone for their time, effort and enthusiasm counting birds on a cold, windy day. Chamber honors Dunham, Tougas and Heavirlands Seward Chamber of Commerce The Seward Chamber of Commerce, CVB this week announced the 2011 Community Awards winners. Categories for the past year are: Person of the Year who must be a resident of Alaska for at least 10 years and be active in community or civic affairs; Business Person of the Year who is a Seward Chamber, CVB member who has stimulated economic development in Seward through business activity and exemplifies professional excellence in busi- ARRC names Dale Wade VP Business Development Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) has hired Dale Wade as Vice President of Business Development. The Vice President of Business Development is responsible for ARRC Business Development Division activities including the marketing, promotion, sales, pricing, product design and implementation of freight and passenger services for ARRC. Wade most recently served as the President of GoldStar Logistics Solutions. His past experience includes: Managing Director and Transportation Consultant for AFMS Transportation Management in Portland, Oregon; National Account Executive for FedEx Corporation in Anchorage, and; Sales Manager for CF Freight in Anchorage. “Dale has the experience and the knowledge of the transportation industry that is so critically important to the Alaska Railroad,” said ARRC President and CEO Chris Aadnesen. “His focus on teamwork and customer service will play a big part in our continuing mission to deliver the best service to the people of Alaska and our visitors.” Stormwater training offered Kenai Watershed Forum is sponsoring Alaska Certified Erosion and Sediment ness and/or their profession; and Business Site Improvement of the Year — A Seward Chamber, CVB member who has enhanced or remodeled their place of business. Willard Dunham was selected as the 2011 recipient of Person of the Year. “Willard Dunham has been an important asset to our community for years. His untiring efforts have positively impacted Seward’s economy in many ways. Among these things are AVTEC, Spring Creek Correctional Center, the fisheries and the Alaska SeaLife Center. Biz buzz Control Lead (AK-CESCEL) training sessions. The first in Seward on Feb. 6 and 7, and the second on Feb. 8 and 9 in Soldotna. The training explains the erosion process and how to obtain and comply with the EPA NPDES Construction General Permit. The course describes the key elements of a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan and stormwater best management practices. Both are required for those who work on Alaska Department of Transportation He has represented Seward on many boards and commissions... always promoting new ventures and industry to invest in Seward,” writes Dorothy Urbach. Other nominees for Person of the Year were Shari Adelmann, Gene Thorn and Dan Seavey. Chosen for 2011 Business Person of the Year was Tom Tougas. “Tom is very conscientious and hard-driving in all that he does. He is a civic minded person and spends a considerable amount of time ‘behind the scenes’ helping groups and individuals roads. Others who may need this certification include commercial and residential builders, project engineers, natural resource managers and anyone responsible for creating, maintaining or evaluating a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan. Attendees receive a certificate valid for 3 years. For information and registration packets visit www.kenaiwatershed.org or call the Kenai Watershed Forum at 907260-5449. Pass it on... YUKON BAR 224-3063 There is never a cover charge at the Yukon Bar! Motorcoach transportation for Polar Bear Jumpoff Festival sponsored by Holland America Line All proceeds donated to American Cancer Society Support LIVE MUSIC Anchorage to Seward, and back Leaves Anchorage Friday, Jan. 20 in the afternoon. Returns Sunday, Jan. 22 in the morning Round Trip • $50 (transporation only) both financially and with his own time. A go-to person!” submits Jean Schwafel. And Alan and Alison Heavirland, owners of Alaska Paddle Inn at Lowell Point are winners of the 2011 Business Site Improvement. “Over the past year or two, Alison and Alan have put an incredible amount of work into refurbishing their B&B. From the handcrafted woodwork that includes furniture and cabinetry to the tile and stone details throughout both guest rooms, the owners have gone the extra mile for their guests. This attention to detail has kept them at the top of travel sites such as Trip Advisor. Alaska Paddle Inn is a great example of how business site improvement can reflect positively on the entire community,” says Kimberley Hellmers. The community is invited to the membership luncheon at noon Jan. 20, Breeze Inn to recognize the 2011 nominees and winners. Karaoke Monday with Josh Karaoke Wednesday with Rachel Every Monday Monday Night Munchies at 4 p.m. Every Tuesday • Free pool all day! Reservations & information Cindy 907-273-2076 cindy.emery @cancer.org Every Tuesday at 9 p.m. • Open Jam Every Sunday at 8 • Poker with Chris Danzi Thursday, Jan. 5 & 12 Come play Rock Band with Jerry and Bubba! Friday & Saturday, Jan. 6 & 7 Grits and Gravy Friday & Saturday, Jan. 13 & 14 Orion Donicht Showtimes are 9 o'clock unless otherwise stated.
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