Tag: Seldovia Alaska

Electronic Waste Safe Disposal Opportunity

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Tracie Merrill
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Seldovia Village Tribe Community Services Calendar for April

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Laurel Hilts

Generation Plant will Provide Power to South Kachemak Bay Communities

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Public Service Announcement

UPDATE:  Friday April 11, 2014 at 9:00am

“Good morning…….our crew finished up the pole replacement yesterday evening and the switch from generation to regular power took place at about 5:40 pm.  The outage was about two minutes.   We are back in normal operations.”  – Joe Gallagher

DATE: April 8, 2014

Generation plant will provide power to South Kachemak Bay communities 

Homer Electric Association is planning to operate the Gerry Willard Generation Plant in Seldovia from Wednesday morning, April 9th, at approximately 9:00 am until approximately 3:30 pm on Friday, April 11th.

The plant will provide power to Nanwalek, Port Graham and Seldovia while an HEA crew works in the Little Tutka Bay area. The crew will be replacing poles that were damaged in storms earlier this year.

There will not be a power interruption when the generation goes on line on Wednesday, but there will be a short (approximately five minutes) outage on Friday afternoon when the system is put back into normal operations.

As always, please take steps to protect all sensitive electronic equipment in your home and business.

For additional information, please call 1-800-478-8551   

Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

by David Tessler

Rusty BlackbirdWe need your help!  We are encouraging Alaskans throughout the state to look for and report Rusty Blackbirds whenever and wherever they see them through the Spring migration. We are researching the disastrous decline of this species, and are coordinating a continental effort to record observations throughout their migration to track migratory patterns and dates.

  • What: Report migrating Rusty Blackbirds!
  • Where: Statewide outside.
  • When: April 12-May 31.

The Rusty Blackbird has declined by 90–98% since 1966, and continues to decline by a rate of 5%–12% per year. The causes of decline aren’t well understood, so researchers are scrambling to find out more. Please help! All you have to do is look for Rusty Blackbirds and report your observations online in eBird or on a written data sheet. If you go out looking but don’t see any, that’s important to report also. For information go to ak.audubon.org/rusty-blackbird-spring-migration-blitz or call 907-267-2332.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

David F. Tessler
Regional Wildlife Biologist, Wildlife Diversity Program
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Division of Wildlife Conservation
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, Alaska  99518
Phone: (907) 267-2332
Fax: (907) 267-2433
Email: david.tessler@alaska.gov

Web: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=wildlifediversity.staff

Seldovia Village Tribe Seeks New CFO

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

SVT LogoChief Financial Officer     Manages and oversees the financial aspects of all grants, contracts, and self-government compacts the Seldovia Village Tribe may be awarded to include the SVT Health & Wellness community health center in Homer and the Seldovia Bay Ferry, LLC.   Works closely with CEO  and accounting staff.  Prepares quarterly reports for the Tribal Council.  Reconciles  IHS  and BIA Compact annually.   Prepares OSG and corresponding Indirect Rate.  Full time 40 hours per week.  Generous benefit package.   Please see job description for complete list of expectations and requirements.

Meet Aidana Omar – One of Seldovia’s Exchange Students

| April 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Jenny Chissus

Aidana Omar

Aidana Omar

Living in a small town, we immediately notice all the new faces, and this beautiful, smart, cheerful and friendly one, came to us all the way from Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan!  Aidana was placed with Shad and Tiffany Haller, along with another exchange student, Souleymane Sidibi from Mali for the 2013-2014 school year.

Aidana is an exchange student with the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) for Russian and Asian students.  Aidana mentioned that with over 8,000 applicants, only about 700 students were accepted for the program in 2013-2014.

The FLEX Program (Future Leaders Exchange) is funded by Congress under the FREEDOM Support Act and administered by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program’s goal is to provide an opportunity for high school students from Eurasia* to experience life in a democratic society in order to promote democratic values and institutions in Eurasia.

FLEX students live with host families, attend school, engage in activities to learn about American society and values and help educate Americans about their countries and cultures. The program places special emphasis on leadership skills and seeks ways for participants to develop these skills during the school year. Upon their return home, students will apply their leadership skills at home and become involved in a well-established FLEX alumni network. Find out more about the FLEX alumni network and program at exchanges.state.gov/youth/programs/flex.html. – taken from the FLEX site


Seldovia’s Mixed 6 Volleyball Team

Gazette:  Did you have a difficult time getting accepted into this program?
Aidana:  I applied as a Freshman and as a Sophomore, but didn’t make it to the final round of interviews until this year.  It is very competitive.  I am very lucky and honored to be a part of such a great program.

Gazette:  When did you know you were coming to Seldovia, Alaska and that you Continue Reading