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Harvest Art Exhibition September 4

The Peninsula Art Guild/Kenai River Council on the Arts invites one and all to the Opening Reception for the Harvest Art Exhibit from 6-8pm on Thursday, Sept. 4th at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Ave., Old Town Kenai.  For more info, call 283-7040, 12-5pm, Wednesday-Saturday.

by · September 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Temporary closure of brown bear hunting at KNWR

United States Department of the Interior News Release – Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Temporary Closure of Sport Hunting of Brown Bears on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today announced a temporary closure of sport hunting of brown bears on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge). The closure is effective September I, 2014 through May […]

by · August 31, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Memorial Service for William G. “Jerry” Blair

William G. “Jerry” Blair October 2, 1932 – August 22, 2014 William G. “Jerry” Blair, 81, of Seward, Alaska passed away on August 22, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.  Jerry was born William Girard Blair on October 2, 1932 in Barton, Vermont to Aime P. and Irene H. (Paquette) Blair.  Jerry grew up on the family farm, with three […]

by · August 30, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Job Opening at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Job Opening at the Alaska SeaLife Center

The Alaska SeaLife Center generates and shares scientific knowledge to promote understanding and stewardship of Alaska’s marine ecosystems is seeking applications for the following: FINANCE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT This position is responsible for providing administrative support to the finance department at the Alaska SeaLife Center. Education and Experience Requirements: High school diploma, GED or equivalent; one year of experience in an […]

by · August 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·

No SBCFSA Meeting Monday

Please be advised that the next Regular Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area Board Meeting will be combined with a Work Session to be held on September 22, 2014 beginning at 6:00pm. The meetings will be held back to back beginning with the Work Session. The Work Session topic will be Capital Project Requests. Please note that this is the […]

by · August 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Deep Chatham to perform at the Yukon August 31

Deep Chatham to perform at the Yukon August 31

  “Deep Chatham was formed by guitarist Julian Sikes and upright bassist Jeff Loops. Ferociously talented songwriters, the duo crafted a heavy handful of original songs characterized by driving rhythms, intricate harmonies, and haunting melodies. They immediately took their act on the road and began a relentless schedule of playing…music festivals, clubs, barrooms, and street corners from the deep south […]

by · August 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Tom Bearup: An Alaskan Story

By Peter Zuyus Tom Bearup came to Alaska in the year 1975, settling in the town of Soldotna.  Very soon after arriving in Soldotna, Tom became a Soldotna Police Officer.   Tom soon met his future wife Adele, a local girl. She was raised in the Sterling/Soldotna area and graduated Kenai High School.  They were married in Kenai on June 24, […]

by · August 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Special Weather Statement from NWS

Special Weather Statement SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK 407 PM AKDT THU AUG 28 2014 AKZ101-111-121-125-131-135-141-145-291500- ANCHORAGE-MATANUSKA VALLEY-WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA- WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-NORTHEAST PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND- SOUTHEAST PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-COPPER RIVER BASIN-SUSITNA VALLEY- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ANCHORAGE…EAGLE RIVER…INDIAN… EKLUTNA…PALMER…WASILLA…SUTTON…CHICKALOON…KENAI… SOLDOTNA…HOMER…COOPER LANDING…WHITTIER…SEWARD… GIRDWOOD…MOOSE PASS…VALDEZ…THOMPSON PASS…CORDOVA… GLENNALLEN…EUREKA…MCCARTHY…PAXSON…SLANA…TALKEETNA… WILLOW…CANTWELL 407 PM AKDT THU AUG 28 2014 …A COLD LABOR […]

by · August 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Ron Broughton Fund Raiser

Ron Broughton Fund Raiser

HORSESHOE/BBQ FUNDRAISER FOR RON BROUGHTON RON FELL WHILE WORKING AND BROKE HIS BACK ON AUGUST 21ST. HE HAS A LONG ROAD AHEAD AND NEEDS OUR HELP. PLEASE COME ENJOY A BBQ AND PLAY SOME HORSESHOES IN HONOR OF RON. SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 John Neal Memorial Park 820 Neal Park Rd Lyons, OR 97358 Please call Dan @ 503-551-4674 or Paula […]

by · August 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Do you live in a floodplain?

Please join us for a Flood Risk Information Open House Tuesday, September 9th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the City Council Chambers. In cooperation with FEMA, the State of Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula Borough, and the City of Seward this will be a combined Flood Risk Information Open House. This Open House will provide the public with an opportunity to […]

by · August 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
FISHAPALOOZA September 5-7

FISHAPALOOZA September 5-7

​FISHAPALOOZA: ​ The first run–September 5-7–​Kenai Peninsula Trout Unlimited and Southcentral Alaska TU members are invited to come together for the first annual fishing and conservation weekend​.​   Wet a line and lend a hand to protect cold water fisheries. Land and boat based river clean-up opportunities will be available through the Alaska Fly Fisher’s Kenai River Clean-Up.   ​Not […]

by · August 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Infant Nutrition and Family Health Classes

September 3, 2014 3-7pm in the Community Room at the Seward Community Library Free to the PublicServices Supporting Seward Families … *Doula Services *Birthing Classes *WIC *Infant CPR *Breastfeeding Information *Car Seat Safety *Infant Learning Program *International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) Information Supporting Alaska’s Future… GET CONNECTED!  

by · August 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·

You’re invited to Founders’ Day

Celebrate the anniversary of Seward’s founding at the open house from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Seward Community Library Museum on the corner of Sixth and Adams. The Resurrection Bay Historical Society will serve cake and light refreshments at this annual event that recalls the establishment of a railroad town at the head of Resurrection Bay on Aug. […]

by · August 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Alaska SeaLife Center Recruiting Volunteers

Alaska SeaLife Center Recruiting Volunteers

by · August 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Voter Registration Deadline September 8

In order to be eligible to vote in the October 7, 2014 City of Seward and/or Kenai Peninsula Borough Election, non-registered voters must register by September 8, 2014.  Contact the Office of the City Clerk to obtain a voter registration form, or click on the link here: http://www.elections.alaska.gov/vi_vr_how.php  

by · August 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·
The Eternal Cowboys to perform at the Yukon August 29 & 30

The Eternal Cowboys to perform at the Yukon August 29 & 30

The Eternal Cowboys will be performing at the Yukon Bar on August 29 & 30. Performances begin at 9PM. Coming from Anchorage, The Eternal Cowboys consider themselves a Country/Western/Punk/Dirty South/Hip-Hop/Ethnic Authentic/Blues/Rock band. For more information, please visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/EternalCowboys

by · August 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Keeping KPBSD schools safe with ALICE

Keeping KPBSD schools safe with ALICE

KPBSD News Release – Soldotna, August 25, 2014—KPBSD is making changes to the way schools will respond to armed intruders through ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training, an update to the emergency action plan, and implementation in schools. Training and collaboration with law enforcement and school principals will occur in Kenai, Alaska, for three days, August 27 – 29, […]

by · August 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Kevin Lane wins Seafood Throwdown at the State Fair

Kevin Lane wins Seafood Throwdown at the State Fair

Congratulations to Chef Kevin Lane of Chinooks for the winning the State Fair’s Seafood Throwdown! He will be representing Alaska in the 2014 World Food Championships in Las Vegas this coming November.

by · August 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward Middle School Needs Volunteers For Cross Country Meet

Volunteers Needed: Seward Middle School will be hosting their Cross Country Running Invitational on Friday, September 5th at 3:00pm. We will be running the event on the XC trails with the start and finish line on High School athletic fields. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact : Coach Sarah Wottlin at: sarah_wottlin@hotmail.com or (951) 553-9871 Jason Bickling at […]

by · August 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Virtual Run to Support Alaskan Marine Animal Rescue

Virtual Run to Support Alaskan Marine Animal Rescue

The Alaska SeaLife Center’s Wildlife Rescue Run is still happening – virtually! So far this year, ASLC has raised more than $5,000 towards its Wildlife Response Program.  And you can help make this year’s Rescue Run an even bigger success by participating as a Virtual Runner. Virtual Runners can run the 5K wherever and whenever they want, or not at all. Sign up online by […]

by · August 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Ocean Sciences Club Fun for Kids, Grades 6-12

Ocean Sciences Club Fun for Kids, Grades 6-12

by · August 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – July 2014

July 2014 proved to be another warmer-than-normal and drier-than-normal-month in the Kenai Fjords area. Daily high temperatures ranged from 60 degrees F to 76 degrees F with a total of five days above 70 degrees F. Measurable precipitation was recorded on 12 days with more than half the total rainfall occurring on one day, July 9th. Winds were relatively calm […]

by · August 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Meet Seward’s new library museum director

Meet Seward’s new library museum director

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Valarie Kingsland began working as the new Seward Community Library Museum Director August 11th. She replaced Patty Linville, who had worked as head librarian for 16 years, and who, in Kingsland’s opinion, did an excellent job running the library, and leaves behind very large shoes to fill. Yet, with her background, experience and sensibility, […]

by · August 25, 2014 · 3 comments ·

Rules for Vicodin pain medication changing October 6th, 2014

written by: Brent Ursel PA-C   Hydrocodone (Vicodin or Norco) is a popular, widely prescribed pain medication. In 2012, 135 million prescriptions were written for this medication across the united states. The next most prescribed medications are  Synthyroid (a thyroid medication) followed by Lisinopril (for blood pressure), Simvastatin (for cholesterol) and metoprolol (for heart/blood pressure). The Drug Enforcement Agency(DEA) currently lists all controlled substances in […]

by · August 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Alaska Nellie and her headstone fundraiser

Alaska Nellie and her headstone fundraiser

Check out this link to Helen Hegener’s article about Alaska Nellie which includes photos and a short movie clip from 1940 featuring Nellie. I learned why the Lawing headstone has a pineapple on it. Pretty interesting! There is also a link to Alaska Nellie’s Headstone Fund to raise money for a new headstone. The back of the headstone collapsed in November […]

by · August 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·