AMHS Seeks Public Review of Summer 2015 Schedule

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

DOT Press Release BannerFor Immediate Release: Sept. 9, 2014

 Contact: Jeremy Woodrow, 907-465-8994Jeremy.Woodrow@alaska.gov 

AMHS Seeks Public Review of Summer 2015 Schedule

*Please note the conference code has changed*

(JUNEAU, Alaska) – The proposed Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) schedule for the summer 2015 season has been placed on the AMHS website for public review. These documents can be accessed through a link on the homepage at FerryAlaska.com or directly through the following address: www.dot.state.ak.us/amhs/share/schedule/considerations.pdf

 This is an opportunity for communities to review and comment on the proposed schedule in consideration of community events. Written comments will be accepted via email atdot.amhs.comments@alaska.gov and by fax at 907-586-8365 prior to September 23, 2014. 

 A teleconference to hear comments and consider adjustments is scheduled for Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. for Southeast Alaska schedules and 1:30 p.m. for Southwest and Southcentral Alaska schedules.

 The meeting will be held in Ketchikan at the Marine Engineering Facility 7037 North Tongass Highway for participants wishing to attend in person. The toll free number to participate in either teleconference is: 1-800-315-6338, conference code 03902#. The link to access the proposed schedule patterns is: www.dot.alaska.gov/amhs/share/schedule/considerations.pdf

 The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 254 airports, 11 ferries serving 35 communities, 5,619 miles of highway and 720 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”


Alaska DOT&PF to Host Tustumena Replacement Vessel Public Meetings

| May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Jeremy Woodrow

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(JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) will present the Tustumena Replacement Vessel Reconnaissance Report to the communities of Kodiak Island, Southcentral and Southwest Alaska May 19-22, 2014. The report, available online at dot.alaska.gov/amhs/tusty_replace, will be presented at three regional locations with teleconference availability for neighboring communities at the following dates, times and locations:

Unalaska: May 19, 5 – 7 p.m.
Teleconference:  Chignik, Sand Point, False Pass, Akutan, King Cove, Cold Bay
Location: Unalaska City Hall Council Chambers, 43 Raven Way, Unalaska, Alaska

Kodiak: May 21, 5 – 7 p.m.
Teleconference: Port Lions, Ouzinkie, Old Harbor
Location: Kodiak Public Library Multipurpose Room, 612 Egan Way, Kodiak, Alaska

Homer: May 22, 5 – 7 p.m.
Teleconference: Seldovia
Location: Pioneer Hall, Kachemak Bay Campus, 533 E. Pioneer Avenue, Homer, Alaska

To participate by teleconference, dial 1-800-315-6388, conference code 3905#.

An open house for meeting attendees will be held from 5-5:30 p.m. The teleconference and presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to review the report prior to the meeting. Time for questions will be provided immediately following the presentation.

In addition to the public meetings, Alaska DOT&PF will accept public comments regarding the Tustumena Replacement Vessel Reconnaissance Report throughMay 30, 2014. A copy of the report is available online at dot.alaska.gov/amhs/tusty_replace. Comments may be submitted via email todot.amhs.tustumenareplacement@alaska.gov.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 254 airports, 11 ferries serving 35 communities, 5,619 miles of highway and 720 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.

Contact Jeremy Woodrow, 907-465-8994Jeremy.Woodrow@alaska.gov

Does This Look Familiar? AMHS Sea News Features Seldovia!

| April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Jenny Chissus
AMHS Features SeldoviaThe AMHS is beginning to feature many of the ports of call in their newsletter “Sea News” – and they are starting off this month with our beautiful community of Seldovia!  Click on the image to the left or CLICK HERE to go directly to the AMHS spotlight page for Seldovia!

Sea NewsIf you are interested in subscribing to the Sea News Newsletter – with lots of information about the Alaska Marine Highway,  you may CLICK HERE to go to an opt in page to sign up!

Thanks AMHS for your service to Seldovia, and for spreading the word about our great community and the many events going on in Seldovia this summer!

AMHS Newsletter

Cordova Basketball Tournament Starts Tonight!

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Jenny Chissus

1525318_10201226280847625_1094041617_nOur students from SBE are traveling today – aboard the M/V Aurora from Whittier to Cordova for the 32nd Annual Cordova Tip Off Tourney!  Along with the Seldovia Sea Otters, Unalaska and Nikiski will also be competing at the tournament this year.    This will be a fun 7 hour trip as they get “rested up” for their first games this evening, starting at 7:30pm when our Seldovia Sea Otter girls play Cordova’ Wolverines.  The boys will play right after – around 9:00pm, also against Cordova.

BoyBasketballTeamPhotoThanks to Cordova, we will all be able to watch all the action LIVE at asln.net, ctcak.net or on your roku’s. Visit asln.net/roku to add the channel.

We were all able to enjoy the last games from home, as Mark Janes and the team worked to broadcast the two games from Anchorage – but Cordova will actually have an announcer for the games – so it is going to be official!!

So, take a moment today – to get your technology all figured out so that you can enjoy the games this evening – LIVE from Cordova!!!



Kennicott Running Behind Schedule Due to Weather

| October 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Jenny Chissus
AMHS BannerAd 220x90UPDATE:  Received word from the Seldovia City office (thanks to Jen Giles) that the Kennicott is now approximately 12 hours behind schedule due to high winds and hazardous seas.

Please take note of the following changes to the upcoming arrival and departure times for Seldovia.  I have posted the departure and arrival times for Homer as well for your convenience.  The scheduled sailing for Monday, October 7th  has been pushed back to TUESDAY, October 8th arriving at 1:45 AM and departing at 3:00 AM.

The hope is that the Kennicott will be back on her regular schedule by the Saturday, October 12th sailing as follows.

Please take note, and be sure to contact the city office or AMHS main office to confirm your sailing date and reservations.  Obviously, we will be hoping to see the Tusty back in Seldovia as showing on this AMHS calendar below!

October AMHS 2013

Tusty Launches in Seward

| October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

photo taken by Carol Griswold located in the Seward City News

Screen Shot 2013-10-01 at 12.29.51 PMCheck out this photo story in the Seward City News!

The Tustumena was launched  on September 26,2013, finally out of the Seward dry dock!

Still awaiting official news from the AMHS as to the Tusty’s return to service to Seldovia!

Will be keeping you informed!

Thanks Darlene for passing this info on to me!