Courtesy of Crystal Collier

A small private airplane crashed near the Seldovia airport Saturday evening. Seldovia’s police chief Paul Cushman says five people were on board the aircraft but no one was injured.

He adds that the plane crashed almost immediately after it took off:

Sugt'stun Word of the Week – Nov. 4, 2018

Nov 4, 2018
Erin McKittrick, Ground Truth Trekking, Wikimedia Commons

Ut’arlluni  -  To make a quick return

Aguanga Angegkitaqnumen ut’arllua.

I'm going to Seldovia and i'll make a quick return.

Seldovia tribal leader dies at 84

Oct 23, 2017
Courtesy of the Elvsaas family

A prominent Seldovia tribal leader died last month. Fred Elvsaas, 84, passed away at his home on Sept. 25. Elvsaas, who was Aleut, was known for his work in the Native community around Southcentral Alaska.

He helped found the local corporation, Seldovia Native Association, and worked as its CEO for about 25 years. Seldovia resident Darlene Crawford worked with Elvsaas as the CFO.

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.

Courtesy of Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association

Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association has been working to move a majority of its Tutka Bay Lagoon Hatchery operation into the head of Tutka bay for about four years. About 100 people crowded the Alaska Oceans and Islands Visitor Center Monday for a listening session. DNR and Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials got an earful, hearing nearly three hours of testimony from concerned and supportive residents.

Hundreds Celebrate Community Health Center

Aug 15, 2016

Seldovia Village Tribe’s SVT Health and Wellness celebrated National Community Health Center Week with a free community barbeque in their parking lot on Friday.

“We just want to help to make this community aware of the fact that we’re here and that we are open for everyone,” said Laurel Hilts, the marketing and public relations director for Seldovia Village Tribe.

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.

Borough Shoots Down Seldovia Gun Range Location

Jun 1, 2016
Photo from KBBI Database

A proposal to develop a borough-owned parcel of land along Rocky Street in Seldovia as a shooting range was shot down by the assembly at its meeting May 17. 

The Seldovia Sportsmen’s Club petitioned the borough to classify a nearly 30-acre parcel as recreational, and applied to lease the property. The club says that membership is growing, and developing a spot out of town to shoot will increase safety and decrease public nuisance from noise. The parcel is next to the landfill on Rocky Street, about a mile and a half south of town.

Forecasters Will Test Tsunami Warning System

Mar 29, 2016
- Courtesy of KTOO and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Sunday marked the anniversary of the Great Alaska Earthquake, the most powerful earthquake in U.S. History, which led to the second largest tsunami ever recorded. In hopes of mitigating damage from future disasters the state has named this week Tsunami Preparedness Week and Wednesday morning the National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer will test its tsunami warning system at 10:15. 

Some communities like Homer, Seldovia, Port Graham and Nanwalek will hear tsunami warning sirens. 

December Storm Racks Up A Substantial Bill

Feb 15, 2016
Image Courtesy of Homer Electric Association


Homer Electric Association has the final numbers on the costs of damage from a high wind storm that knocked out power to multiple communities on the south side of Kachemak Bay in late December.

HEA’s Joe Gallagher told KBBI after the storm there was a lot of damage to the electrical grid in those communities. Gallagher said there were trees downed on power lines and cross arms were damaged as well as insulators.

HEA Board Member Don Seelinger reported the repair costs to the Seldovia City Council Wednesday night.