Recent News & Information

Opinion: Seward Prepares for Public Hearing on Coal Discharge

Opinion: Seward Prepares for Public Hearing on Coal Discharge

The City of Seward promotes itself  as offering an “unbeatable year round quality of life” in an area of “spectacular mountain and bay scenery, with abundant land-based and marine wildlife coupled with immediate access to pristine areas”. Thousands of visitors flock to this city and its sightseeing boats each year with the hopes of catching a glimpse of the awe-inspiring […]

July 31, 2015 ·

Calling all Seward Silver Salmon Derby Volunteers!

We still have several spots available, and we could use your help! The Derby starts next Saturday, August 8th and ends on Sunday, August 16th. We have 4 different time slots per day: 6am-10am, 10am-2pm, 2pm-6pm, and 6pm-10pm. You can also choose between weighing fish and selling tickets. Please call 224-8051 TODAY if you would like to volunteer! Don’t forget, […]

July 31, 2015 ·

Seward Hwy Closed until approximately 8 PM Friday 7/31

The Seward Hwy is closed at the Portage turnoff until approximately 8 PM this evening after a major accident with injuries and a fatality involving a tour bus.

July 31, 2015 ·
5K Wildlife Rescue Run & Walk

5K Wildlife Rescue Run & Walk

July 30, 2015 ·

Seward DMV Public Service Announcement

Effective Aug 10, 2015, road tests will be on Mondays from 9-11:30am.  Please call DMV for an appointment, 224-4037.

July 30, 2015 ·

Bookin for Books Says Thank You!!!!

The Bookin for Books Trail Run was held on Saturday July 18th and was graced with sunshine, a small but happy troupe of racers and a fabulous group of volunteers. Racers walked, ran, picked berries and visited as they traveled the trails of the Chugach National Forest. (Check out the pictures on our Facebook Page)  We look forward to next […]

July 29, 2015 ·
Potential Flood Hazard in Bear Glacier Lagoon

Potential Flood Hazard in Bear Glacier Lagoon

In recent years, Kenai Fjords National Park has been documenting annual glacier lake outburst floods affecting Bear Glacier Lagoon. This documentation can be found at http://www.nps.gov/kefj/learn/nature/bear-glacier-outburst-flood.htm. Recent observations indicate that the source lake is full of water, and there exists a potential hazard of sudden release of this water resulting in down-glacier flooding again this summer. The sudden input of […]

July 29, 2015 ·
New Student Registration at Seward Elementary August 6 & 7

New Student Registration at Seward Elementary August 6 & 7

July 29, 2015 ·
Emma Hill & Bryan Daste perform August 2 & 3

Emma Hill & Bryan Daste perform August 2 & 3

  Press Release – Emma Hill is celebrating ten years of playing live this fall. She and longtime musical partner, Bryan Daste, are releasing a special album of stories and songs written in each year between 2005 and 2015. The album, “Ten Years,” was recorded live at The Magic Closet in Portland, OR to capture the intimate sound that Hill […]

July 29, 2015 ·

Borough Assembly Report

28 July 2015 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure   We dealt with a variety of issues at the second July meeting. Several ordinances, sponsored by Assembly member Johnson, involved changing service area boundaries, none in the East Peninsula district. We passed by unanimous consent one which expanded the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Service Area to include portions […]

July 28, 2015 ·
Mike Olson & the Harmonica Guy perform July 31

Mike Olson & the Harmonica Guy perform July 31

July 28, 2015 ·
Something to Talk About: Facilitated Dialogue at Kenai Fjords National Park

Something to Talk About: Facilitated Dialogue at Kenai Fjords National Park

Visitors are talking.  There is a new interpretive program in town that is engaging visitors in a new way and allowing them to share their experiences with the ocean and ocean issues.  The first program, titled Our Role in Ocean Stewardship: A Facilitated Dialogue, launched on Friday, June 19, 2015.  The program uses several dialogic techniques to engage participants in a meaningful conversation about the […]

July 28, 2015 ·

Zentangle® Basics Classes taught at Resurrect Art Coffee House on August 1st!

Resurrect Art Coffee House will be hosting two Zentangle® Classes on August 1st. What is Zentangle®? Zentangle® is a mindful and meditative art form for the non-artist and artist alike. Often referred to as ‘Yoga for the brain’, Zentangle® is taught one stroke at a time and anyone can learn this unique drawing method. Spend 2 relaxing hours learning how to draw […]

July 28, 2015 ·

Sister City Welcome Community potluck tonight

Please come welcome our visiting students from our Sister City Obihiro Japan tonight at the Seward Community Library at 6pm. Bring a dish to share. The Sister City student exchange has been going for more than 40 years. Come celebrate and see how your high school student can go next year. Three Seward students will be traveling to Obihiro on […]

July 28, 2015 ·
SENIOR FARMERS MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM

SENIOR FARMERS MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM

Eligible low income Alaska seniors age 60 and older can now receive coupons to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at local farmers’ markets until October 31, 2015.  Coupons can be redeemed at the Grazing Moose in Seward and at local farmers markets around the state for Alaska-grown fruits and vegetables. Seniors may apply in person at Seward Senior Center Monday through Friday […]

July 28, 2015 ·
After the Blackwater Railroad Concert: Destruction

After the Blackwater Railroad Concert: Destruction

News of the July 26 Blackwater Railroad Company Adventure Venue Alaska Mt Marathon Bowl “Hike In, Rock Out” first appeared on July 20 on the Seward City News. “Does an afternoon hike to a pristine outdoor venue to listen and dance to live music sound like a day well spent? Well, this event is for you!” Their Facebook page shows […]

July 28, 2015 ·

Woman shoots self after demanding release of inmates from Spring Creek Prison

Location: Seward Case number: AK15059842 Type: Attempted Suicide. Author: HMHO Text: On 7-27-2015 at 1658 hours, AST in Crown Point was dispatched to Spring Creek Correctional Center (SCCC) in Seward for a report of a 31 yoa female who was at the perimeter of SCCC with a gun.  The female stated she would kill herself if the convicted killers were […]

July 28, 2015 ·
Strangled Darlings to play August 1 & 2

Strangled Darlings to play August 1 & 2

With a new album, BOOM STOMP KING, out on July 17th, and a stop in between Salmonfest and a performance in Anchorage, the Strangled Darlings will be performing in Seward on August 1 & 2. The Portland based duo has been compared to David Byrne and Tom Waits performing as a folk duo, but may listeners say they hear similarities with Modest […]

July 27, 2015 ·

Reserve your booth for the 2015 Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

The Kenai Crewsers Rowing Club (KCRC) once again will be organizing the 2015 Seward Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair. KCRC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Seward that provides rowing opportunities for adults and youth in the Seward, Moose Pass and Cooper Landing area. KCRC has held a silent auction at the Arts and Crafts Fair for the past 9 years, […]

July 27, 2015 ·

The Myth of Herbicide Safety in Alaska: How Herbicides Threaten the Health of Fish, Wildlife and People

Statewide teleconference 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Many people believe that if the EPA has approved a particular herbicide then it must be “safe.” Unfortunately, this is far from true. Join this free statewide teleconference for an update on herbicide spraying issues in Alaska and a discussion of the environmental impacts and health effects of herbicides. […]

July 27, 2015 ·

SBCFSA Change of Meeting Dates

During August and September, the Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board will have a change of meeting dates. The next regular meeting will be held Monday, August 10th at 6:00 pm at the KPB Seward Annex office  in Sea View Plaza at 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. The work session will be held August 24th. There will be only one […]

July 27, 2015 ·
US Coast Guard Cutter Healy in Port

US Coast Guard Cutter Healy in Port

After successfully completing their first science mission of the summer, the Healy’s crew is taking a break in Seward before heading back north. Check out the Healy blog at http://www.uscg.mil/pacarea/cgchealy/aws15/150721.asp Also in port is the NOAA research vessel Cape Flattery. The crew has been collecting data crucial to sustainable Alaska fisheries in the Gulf of Alaska. http://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/newsreleases/2015/stockresearch042815.htm Moored nearby was the floating […]

July 26, 2015 ·
Kenai Crewsers compete at the Moose Nugget Regatta

Kenai Crewsers compete at the Moose Nugget Regatta

  Press Release – Seward’s local rowing club, Kenai Crewsers, traveled to Wasilla last weekend for the Moose Nugget Regatta on Wasilla Lake in Newcomb Park. The Moose Nugget is hosted by Anchorage Rowing Association and is a two day event with dozens of 1000 meter sprint races in many different categories. Four rowing clubs were represented, besides ARA and KCRC, […]

July 26, 2015 ·
Bird’s Eye View of New Projects in Leirer Industrial Zone

Bird’s Eye View of New Projects in Leirer Industrial Zone

 

July 23, 2015 ·
Drill rig may be in Seward’s future

Drill rig may be in Seward’s future

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward City Manager Jim Hunt says a large oil drill rig from a well-known company may come to Seward in the off-season and find safe harbor here for up to 9 months at a time. He hinted that it may even return for a second season the year after that, and that a second […]

July 23, 2015 ·

Seward Highway temporary closures planned

Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Release – Seward Highway temporary closures planned Two sections of the highway to close for an hour on specified dates (ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — The Seward Highway will close nightly from Mile 52-52.5, just south of the Hope Highway, 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from July 27 through Aug. 27. This closure […]

July 23, 2015 ·