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Temporary Summer Library & Museum Hours

Temporary Summer Library & Museum Hours

The Library’s temporary hours will be in place until  we are fully staffed. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the limited evening hours. The earthquake movie, “Waves Over Seward” will begin its seasonal screening on Tuesday, May 26th.  The film will be shown Monday thru Saturday at 2:00 PM.  The Museum admission fee of $5 includes entry to the film. […]

May 22, 2015 ·

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Changes to Public Use Regulations for Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Press Release – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Changes to Public Use Regulations for Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Rule aims to balance public use and safety with resource conservation May 20, 2015 – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today published a proposed rule that maintains protections for the world-class natural resources of the Kenai […]

May 22, 2015 ·
Be safe with wildland fire this Memorial Day Weekend

Be safe with wildland fire this Memorial Day Weekend

Alaska Interagency Coordination Center News Release – May 20, 2015 Fairbanks, Alaska — With extreme fire danger levels around much of the state and no relief in sight heading into the Memorial Day Weekend, wildfire officials in Alaska urge extreme caution with any kind of activity that could spark a wildfire. Lack of precipitation this spring and hot, dry weather […]

May 22, 2015 ·

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge and Resurrection Roadhouse at Seward Windsong Lodge Earn Wine Spectator Award of Excellence again

CIRI Alaska Tourism Press Release – May 19, 2015 Once again, the carefully selected wine collections and culinary creations of Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge and Resurrection Roadhouse at Seward Windsong Lodge have won the nod of approval for the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. Since 1981, Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Wine List Awards has recognized the world’s best wine lists. Restaurant establishments […]

May 22, 2015 ·

The Dirty Hands perform at the Res Art May 24

“The Dirty Hands” live at Resurrect Art Coffee House Sunday May 24th at 7:00 p.m. $10 at the door The Dirty Hands describe themselves as “displaced Georgians, mostly” adding that their sound is influenced by “yesterday and days before it.” To the layman, however, The Dirty Hands could easily be lumped in the Alt-Country genre whilst teetering on a Tom Waitsian abyss. […]

May 21, 2015 ·
Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” comes to Seward

Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” comes to Seward

The Seward Arts Council is thrilled to bring one of Shakespeare’s most tragic plays to Seward. Macbeth just finished a three week run at Cyrano’s Playhouse with rave reviews and packed houses. The show will travel to Seward and perform on June 6th at 8pm and June 7th at 4pm at the Seward High School Theater. Admission is $15 for […]

May 21, 2015 ·
“Every Hero has a Story” Summer Reading Program

“Every Hero has a Story” Summer Reading Program

Every Hero Has a Story is Seward Community Library’s Summer Reading Program theme for preschool and elementary school students. Families are invited to the annual Kick-Off Party on Saturday, May 30th from Noon-2:00pm for free food & fun! This program, coordinated in partnership with the Seward/Moose Pass Imagination Library, provides a fun way to include reading and related activities in […]

May 21, 2015 ·
School’s Out For Summer!

School’s Out For Summer!

Its a lovely last day of school here at SHS! Here is some end of the year work from my students, a LOT more at our blog if you are interested! Winter Richey Grade 9 Ruby Lindquist Grade 9 Kim Leavitt Grade 11 \ Brandon Lynch Grade 9, reproduction of Paul Cezanne’s – The Card Players Rebekah Dean Grade 10, reproduction […]

May 20, 2015 ·

Thanks For Coming to Paint-A-Palooza at Turning Heads Kennel

We’d like to thank everyone who came out to Turning Heads Kennel on Saturday to go dog sledding and to help us paint our dog houses. Our dog yard looks absolutely fantastic and we couldn’t be more thrilled about the creativity that everyone brought to our dog yard. It will be so much fun getting to share these beautiful creations […]

May 20, 2015 ·

Thank You to Presenters, From SMS

The individuals listed below, in no particular order, volunteered during this school year to spend an hour or more with Mrs. Jurney Scrivo’s eighth grade careers class talking about their professions. I am grateful beyond words for the support of our fabulous community and especially for the willingness of these individuals to get up in front of a room of […]

May 20, 2015 ·

Borough Assembly Report

19 May 2015 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure   Please note that these reports are intended to inform constituents of the items that mostly concern District 6, and as a guide to obtain further information if desired. They are not complete summaries of the meetings.   The May 19 meeting day included the last of the budget reports […]

May 20, 2015 ·
Chris Lopez Donation Fund

Chris Lopez Donation Fund

May 20, 2015 ·
Garden Club Potluck/Q&A This Saturday!

Garden Club Potluck/Q&A This Saturday!

  Come for dinner AND a great conversation about gardening on Saturday, May 23, when the Resurrection Bay Garden Club meets at the Seward Community Library at 6 p.m. Participants will enjoy an evening potluck and Q&A time with some of our area’s most experienced gardeners. Bring something tasty to share and find out what local gardeners have to say […]

May 19, 2015 ·

Job Opening at the Alaska SeaLife Center

The Alaska SeaLife Center, which generates and shares scientific knowledge to promote understanding and stewardship of Alaska’s marine ecosystems, is seeking applications for the following: Finance/Grants Analyst I/II/III This position is responsible for providing administrative and analytical support for grant and other external funds awarded to the Alaska SeaLife Center and in a fiscal agent capacity for other entities. Education […]

May 19, 2015 ·
Middle School Students Cater School Board Dinner: Thanks to Dan Walker and F/V Kruzof (Rhonda Hubbard)

Middle School Students Cater School Board Dinner: Thanks to Dan Walker and F/V Kruzof (Rhonda Hubbard)

I just wanted to take a minute to recognize some very dedicated and hard working students from Seward Middle School.  These students donated their time and expertise to helping plan and cater dinner for the School Board when they were in Seward recently.  Students planned the menu, then prepared and served both a main dish and desert to the board. […]

May 19, 2015 ·
Tickets on Sale for World Oceans Day Cruise

Tickets on Sale for World Oceans Day Cruise

 

May 19, 2015 ·
Extra dose of fruits and veggies lowers students’ cholesterol

Extra dose of fruits and veggies lowers students’ cholesterol

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Forty Seward Middle School students have been making themselves healthy smoothies at school every day for the past three months. They’re chock-filled with fresh fruits and vegetables that the students choose to include such as bananas, pears, strawberries, kiwis, pineapples, pears, walnuts, seeds, chia, hemp, spinach, kale, mixed with coconut water and silk or […]

May 18, 2015 ·

Phone scams reported in southcentral Alaska

Homer Electric Public Service Announcement – Utilities, including Homer Electric, are getting reports from businesses regarding suspicious phone calls. The phone scam is targeting customers in Anchorage and on the Kenai Peninsula. The fraudulent caller impersonates a utility representative and requests payment for the customer’s supposed past due bill and threatens immediate disconnection of electric service if the bill is […]

May 18, 2015 ·
Tom Malacek, new Seward District Ranger for the Chugach National Forest, introduces himself to residents who attended the recent forest plan  meeting. Heidi Zemach photo

District Ranger Answers SCN Questions and Announces Selection of Special Tree

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — After a recent meeting in Moose Pass concerning revisions to the Chugach National Forest management plan, USDA Forest Service district ranger Tom Malecek agreed to a recorded, sit-down interview with SCN. Part of what Ranger Malecek said appears below. SCN: What have you heard about motorized versus non-motorized use on the Chugach? What has […]

May 18, 2015 ·
SPRD Bulletin May 15

SPRD Bulletin May 15

SPRD Bulletin… Bike Rodeo Thanks! Seward Parks & Rec would like to thank everyone who helped with the annual Bike Safety Rodeo Sat, May 9th. With the help of volunteers and contributors the Rodeo was another fun community event. Thank you to our title sponsor Terry’s Tires and to Shoreside Petroleum, the“Helmet Junction” sponsor.  Both of these businesses give very […]

May 16, 2015 ·
Chugach NF plan revision draws diverse users

Chugach NF plan revision draws diverse users

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Planners with the Chugach National Forest spoke with the largest crowd to date in its Community Open House and Forest Plan Revision meeting Wednesday May 13, with nine residents in attendance in Seward, and seven attending in Moose Pass. The groups were larger than similar meetings that had taken place earlier in Girdwood and […]

May 16, 2015 ·
Volunteer Hospice Now Hiring

Volunteer Hospice Now Hiring

May 15, 2015 ·
KPB Briefs Moose Pass on Pending Land Transfers

KPB Briefs Moose Pass on Pending Land Transfers

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — At a meeting of the Moose Pass Advisory Planning Commission held May 6, Kenai Peninsula Borough land management officer, Marcus Mueller briefed the panel and audience about the state’s February 24 decision to transfer to Kenai Peninsula Borough, specified state land between the Hope Wye and Bear Lake. As part of its municipal entitlement, […]

May 15, 2015 ·
USCGC MUSTANG Promotes Safety First

USCGC MUSTANG Promotes Safety First

  By LT Matthew Brinkley, Commanding Officer, USCGC MUSTANG – In preparation for National Safe Boating Week and the 2015 fishing and boating season, your local US Coast Guard Cutter MUSTANG (WPB 1310) wants to share some reminders to stress the importance of safety to help reduce boating accidents and fatalities. Boating safety is one of the Coast Guard’s top […]

May 15, 2015 ·

Coast Guard Observes National Safe Boating Week in Alaska

United States Coast Guard 17th District Alaska News Release – Coast Guard Observes National Safe Boating Week in Alaska KODIAK, Alaska — In recognition of National Safe Boating Week 2015, the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary across Alaska are encouraging and promoting safe boating practices to protect lives at sea. The National Safe Boating Week campaign is a public outreach […]

May 15, 2015 ·

Jr. High Summer Kick-Off

Kick off summer as only youth can.  We are having games, food and friends @ Branson Pavilion on Sunday May 17th @ 2pm. This event is for all the 6th-8th graders and bring your families!  Come have fun with us rain or shine and bring extra clothes. (sometimes our games get messy :))

May 15, 2015 ·