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Scheduled HEA Outage Set for Tuesday, October 10

Scheduled HEA Outage Set for Tuesday, October 10

| October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

submitted by Bruce Shelley

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You may have already heard this info from the City Manager but if not, HEA will need to take another lengthy construction outage on October 10, 2017, from 9 AM to 7 PM.  This outage is almost a repeat of the outage that was taken just a couple of weeks ago.

Those individuals (approximately 145 members) will once again be without power for 10 hours so our crews can make upgrades to the electrical system in Seldovia.  All others members will experience just a blink at the start and end of the outage.  The SVT clinic will see a 30 minute outage at the start and another 30 minute outage at the completion.
We will be sending out auto calls to the members informing them of this outage.  I would also ask that you please pass the word along to the residents of the City of Seldovia.   If you have any questions please let me know.
Thanks again for all your help.  I know this has been disruptive but in the end we will leave Seldovia with a more reliable and robust electrical backup system.
Bruce Shelley
Director of Member Relations
907-283-2324 Office
3rd and final race in Seldovia this summer.

3rd and final race in Seldovia this summer.

| August 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Jenny Chissus

What a summer we have had!  Great days of sun and beach time – and our Seldovia races have been very well attended!

Like the Jakolof Bay 10 Miler and Salmon Shuffle – we are excited to welcome kids to the race – and this year, children’s registration will be free!  This is great finale to our summer fun and we hope your whole families will come to participate.  Any proceeds from this race will go to the Craft Invitational Chainsaw Carving Competition!

Early registration will be on Friday evening at the Competition site (by the Pavilion) from 7-9pm and final registration will be at 9:00am on race day – with the race to start at 10:00am!  Awards will be given after the race – along with some sweet treats to replenish!

Looking forward to seeing you there! 🙂

Watch The Chips Fly – Chainsaw Competition 2017!

Watch The Chips Fly – Chainsaw Competition 2017!

| August 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Jenny Chissus

Yes, this is ABSOLUTELY my most favorite event in Seldovia each year!


For a small community, Seldovia has an amazing number of great events that happen throughout the year.  Activities are sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, Arts Council, Seldovia Village Tribe, Susan B. English school and of course the businesses who bring in live entertainment and host events!   We are so fortunate to have such an active group of organizations and community members who host such a wide variety of events, activities and celebrations. These are well attended by our locals as well as visitors who enjoy participating in our small, beautiful and intimate setting.

The Craft Invitational Chainsaw Carving Competition is a chance for artists to gather in Seldovia over a 4 day period, and create masterpiece carvings out of our large Stika Spruce logs!  Many of these artists are accustomed to working with smaller materials, so being able to carve a 26 -45 inch diameter log is a treat!  Amazing creations are brought to life!

Since 2006, the Seldovia Chamber of Commerce has hosted this competition and been honored to place these stunning carvings throughout our community so our locals and visitors are able to enjoy them all year long!   The community has raised funds through sponsorships to award $3,000 for our first place winner, $2,000 for second place and $1,000 for our 3rd place recipient each year.

Our outdoor museum of over 45 carvings is the best in Alaska!    The joy of seeing the rough logs turned into finished art is palpable in the eyes of the onlookers.  All weekend long, folks stop in to monitor the progress, cheer the carvers on with encouraging words, enjoy conversations around the campfire while snacking on smores and roasting hotdogs. It is an outdoor community event that lasts for 4 days and costs nothing to participate.  A family friendly activity, witnessing the creation of Alaskan artwork in progress!

Carvers and their assistants are treated like the superstars they are, as we host their trip over from Homer, their lodging while in town, as well as all their meals for the entire stay.  We invite families to join them on the trip, so it often is a vacation to remember for their whole family!

Thank you to the many volunteers, sponsors, businesses and individuals who make this event a huge success!

There is a lot going on this weekend as the Blueberry Festival returns to Seldovia, the 5K and 10K run on Saturday and the Guitar Master’s concert on Sunday!  So come join us this Labor Day Weekend to Watch the Chips Fly!

Seldovia Featured in Top 20!

Seldovia Featured in Top 20!

| August 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Jenny Chissus

Trip Advisor has featured Seldovia as one of the top best vacation towns in the USA!  No doubt… something we knew already!  🙂

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Click here or on the image below to go directly to the Trip Advisor Blog to see the other cities in America who share this title, and share with folks – give it a “like” and know that we are the lucky ones, to live, work and play in this fantastic community!


Seldovia Adds a Dessert Contest to Summer Fun

Seldovia Adds a Dessert Contest to Summer Fun

| August 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

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by Jenny Chissus

OrangeSalmonBerriesOnBushThe Seldovia Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the 1st Annual Salmonberry Dessert Contest!

Salmonberries are often brand new to folks from outside our area.  I know numerous people to come from the Homer side to pick our luscious salmon berries – as I guess there are very few locations to pick over there!  We are the fortunate ones, salmonberries are ABUNDANT all around Seldovia!

They look like a raspberry, but they are much bigger, and when ripe, they are very plump, juicy and don’t have the firmness of a raspberry at all!  If you are picking and collecting in a deep bucket, they will be mush in the bottom – so pick carefully – you must treat them tenderly!  The seeds are much bigger than raspberries and they flavor tends to be more tart.

AllSalmonberriesThere are a variety of salmonberries from red, orange and yellow, and I can taste a difference, my favorite are the orange ones – when they are fully ripe!

Mostly – I pick and eat, pick and eat!  But, when I am collecting, I most often freeze and store them for shakes – or, because of the large seeds, jelly is the great option, and what you’ll find most folks seem to do!

This year – we’re stretching a little!  With this contest we hope to bring out those folks with special family recipes that use this delicious fruit!  Bring your dessert to the Boardwalk Hotel by 6:00pm to be entered into our contest!  We are leaving the parameters wide open with just these thoughts:

The dessert may NOT be store-bought

You may enter more than once

Have enough for 3 judges to taste
(remaining portions will be available after the judging for the audience to sample!)

If you would like to share your recipe – please bring an index card with ingredients/directions

We are also very thrilled to announce that Kirsten Dixon will be joining us as a Celebrity Judge for the competition!  Kirsten is a renowned chef in Alaska and owns Within The Wild Alaska Adventure Lodges including the Winterlake Lodge and Tutka Bay Lodge.  Kirsten and her daughter Mandy are quite the team as in addition to the two lodges they are also managing La Belaine Cafe in Homer and the Cooking School at Tutka Bay!  We are honored to have Kirsten join us for this special event!  We will have two other local judges rounding out the judging panel for the contest!

There will be prizes and awards – and so much fun!  Start picking and practicing so that you will bring your “A Game” to the event!  If you aren’t interested in submitting an entry – please come to dinner at the Boardwalk Hotel on Saturday night, enjoy a great meal, watch the contest/judging and hopefully have an opportunity to taste some of the entries!


Scammers Target HEA Customers

Scammers Target HEA Customers

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

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Scammers targeting HEA