City of Seldovia

Covid-19 testing in Seldovia sponsored by Tribe

May 6, 2020
Seldovia Village Tribe

Residents of Seldovia and Jakolof Bay got some good news over the weekend after nearly half the residents of the area took the novel coronavirus test, and the results that were returned came back negative. That announcement came Monday evening in a joint announcement by the Seldovia Village Tribe and the City of Seldovia.
    Laurel Hilts is the marketing and public relations executive for the Tribe, which sponsored the tests.

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    In Governor Mike Dunleavy’s mandates restricting close contact between non-family members and clamping down on unnecessary travel was the possibility that remote communities could do more to isolate themselves from the coronavirus, including closing or restricting access to the town.

    Those conversations are taking place in Seldovia, a community of 226 on the south side of Kachemak Bay, according to City Manager Cassidi Cameron.

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Susan B. English School in Seldovia, is unexpectedly without its food service provider.
The school sent a letter to parents yesterday.
The letter reads:
"Due to lack of food service substitutes, after today, school lunch at Susan B. English School will not be available until further notice."

Your invitation to Thanksgiving dinner

Nov 27, 2019
Public Domain

No matter if you are away from friends or family, don’t want to spend the day cooking or are simply looking forward to connecting with other community members, several organizations in and around Homer are offering free Thanksgiving meals.

Every year, the Homer United Methodist Church serves a traditional holiday meal that is open to the entire community. Pastor Lisa Talbot says they have been hosting a free dinner for the last seven years.

Seldovia's water supply returns to normal

Sep 20, 2019
Renee Gross, KBBI News

Seldovia residents can now do a few loads of laundry and shower on a normal schedule. The city on the southern Kenai Peninsula announced this week that there is no longer a water shortage. Now, residents are trying to repair the damage and plan for the future. 

Things are getting back to normal for the roughly 500 people who live in the area. This week, the city’s reservoir returned to a healthy level. The city reinstated senior meals and the library is operating on a regular schedule. 

But for some, recovery will take a while.

Proposed zip line in Seldovia is on hold

Aug 20, 2018
Photo from KBBI Database

A proposed zip line in Seldovia is on hold. The owner of Seldovia Bay Adventures LLC and former state senator Scott Ogan put forth a plan earlier this summer for a Star Wars themed zip-line. Earlier this month the Seldovia City Council denied his request  to lease land in a local RV park. Multiple residents spoke out against the proposal.

Ogan says he is disappointed with the council’s decision. 

Photo from KBBI Database

The Seldovia City Council is considering a contentious proposal to build a zip line in the city. Summer resident and former state Senator Scott Ogan wanted to build a Star Wars themed zip line through the Seldovia Wilderness and RV camping park.

Ogan resigned from his position as a senator in 2004 over allegations that he used his position to curry favor with energy companies. Now, he is the owner of Seldovia Bay Adventures LLC.

Seldovia City Manager Cassidi Cameron said roughly 30 residents testified on Ogan’s request to lease city property for the zip line Monday.

Seldovia begins search for new city manager

Sep 28, 2017
Courtesy of KPEDD

Seldovia is beginning its hunt for a new city manager. Current manager Tod Larson accepted the city manager position in Dillingham earlier this month.

Larson came on board in Seldovia little over a year ago. Prior to that, he managed a 106-bed jail in Wyoming and served 25 years in the military. Larson says he wasn’t looking for a new position when he heard about the Dillingham job, but thought it would be a good opportunity after a friend emailed him the listing.

Seldovia working towards cleaning up Jakolof Bay

Aug 29, 2017
Courtesy of the City of Seldovia

There’s a lot of cleaning up to do in Jakolof Bay near Seldovia. Abandoned cars and junk litters the beach near a popular public dock. Seldovia City Manager Tod Larson says the city is working to change that.

“It looks awful to have all those abandoned vehicles there, and it can’t be environmentally sound,” Larson said. “There’s got to be fluid leaking here and there. It just needs to be cleaned up appropriately” 

Seldovia Police investigating boat fire

Aug 23, 2017
Courtesy of the City of Seldovia

The Seldovia Police Department is investigating a boat fire near a public dock in Jakolof Bay. The M/V Purecin, which was beached on state tidelands near the dock, was set on fire somewhere between Sunday and Monday evening.

The vessel sank at the dock last December, and its owner had the vessel pulled from the water a few days later. Seldovia City Manager Tod Larson said the city has been working with the state and the owner to remove the vessel over the past eight months.

Seldovia Hires New Chief of Police

Oct 6, 2016
Photo courtesy of Alaska Trooper Museum

The city of Seldovia has hired a new Chief of Police.

Robin Daniels is the current Chief of Police in Louisville, Alabama. In addition to his experience working in law enforcement, Daniels also worked as a civilian contractor in Iraq for two years.

Seldovia Gets New City Manager

Aug 3, 2016
Photo by Daysha Eaton/KBBI

The tiny town of Seldovia bills itself as a place where everybody knows everybody. But this summer has brought a new face to town. Tod Larson is a retired lieutenant colonel who spent 25 years in the Army National Guard before getting his master's in public administration. Now he’s Seldovia’s new city manager.