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Alaska Community Forest Council seeks new members

Alaska Department of Natural Resources News Release – March 26, 2015   Alaska Community Forest Council seeks new members (Anchorage, AK) – The Alaska Community Forest Council is seeking to fill six council seats in 2015. The council is a nonprofit organization and advisory body to the Division of Forestry that works to improve Alaskans’ quality of life by expanding […]

March 28, 2015 ·

Kindergarten Round-Up

Kindergarten Round-Up Thursday, April 23rd Session 1 – 5:30 pm meeting, registration paperwork 6:30 pm Session 2 – 6:30 pm meeting, registration paperwork 6:00 pm Seward Elementary School Kindergarten Rooms   Dear Families, Coming next month is the Kindergarten Round-Up. This is an important meeting for you to attend, even if your child has already attended Seward Elementary Pre-School or […]

March 28, 2015 ·

Seward’s 1st Friday of the year on April 3

Seward’s 1st Friday season is beginning early this year!  Please join us Friday April 3rd from 6-8PM to view the exhibits, catch up with friends, and enjoy refreshments.   Sew-n Bee Cozy:  Deb Crosby~Local designer of Quilts Resurrect Art:  J. Jason Lazarus:  Stories fading fast~Remnants of the Alaskan Goldrush Eight Arms Printing Company:  Instagram Art Show~various artists Zudy’s Cafe:  Emily Brockman~original […]

March 27, 2015 ·

Testify on Medicaid Expansion on March 28

From the Seward Legislative Information Office – Testify on Medicaid Expansion on March 28   Saturday, March 28; 3 to 6 pm, The House Health and Social Services Committee will be taking public testimony on the Governor’s Medicaid Expansion Bill HB 148.      The Seward Legislative Information Office will be open to accommodate you. Three ways to make your thoughts known: 1) […]

March 27, 2015 ·
Burn permits required starting April 1

Burn permits required starting April 1

Alaska Department of Natural Resources News Release – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2015 (FAIRBANKS, AK) – Alaska’s wildland fire season officially begins on April 1, and on this date, burn permits will become necessary for the open burning of brush, grass, slash and yard debris. State law requires burn permits for open burning from April 1 to August 31. […]

March 27, 2015 ·
Seward NYO Invitational Schedule

Seward NYO Invitational Schedule

March 26, 2015 ·
Last Weekend to Submit Photos!

Last Weekend to Submit Photos!

It’s your last weekend to submit photos to Friends of the Jesse Lee Home’s (FJLH) Seward’s Day Photo Competition! Deadline to submit is 12pm noon on Seward’s Day, Monday, March 30th. Read more about the competition below. Two admission tickets to the Alaska SeaLife Center were just added to the prize package.   About the competition: In honor of the March […]

March 26, 2015 ·
3rd Annual Seward Spring Carnival April 11

3rd Annual Seward Spring Carnival April 11

Seaview’s Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program will be hosting the 3rd Annual Seward Spring Carnival raising awareness on child abuse, child sexual abuse, teen dating violence, bullying and more. It is also a fundraising event to help victims in need. We have games, prizes, and fun for the whole family! This year we have tons of games, Dunk Tank, cake walk, entertainment, cotton […]

March 25, 2015 ·
3rd Annual Pet Walk, March 28th at 11am!

3rd Annual Pet Walk, March 28th at 11am!

Come to Chinooks to pre-register or register the day of! Event Date: March 28th, 2015 Time: Walk begins at 11am, meet at Chinooks by 10:30am to receive token for registered participants. Info: Complimentary hot dogs, hot cocoa, hot coffee, and pet treats at the finish line, Branson Pavilion. We encourage all humans and pets to dress in fun matching outfits. […]

March 25, 2015 ·
Ceramics Night Tonight – Wrapping it up for the winter

Ceramics Night Tonight – Wrapping it up for the winter

Ceramics Night at AVTEC March 25th, 5-7 pm in AVTEC ceramics room.  Cost: $8. Please note: This is the last Ceramics Night event of the Winter. A big THANK YOU to the fantastic volunteer staff who made this ongoing winter activity possible! Today is the last day to finish up your  ceramics projects; volunteer staff will be available for assistance. […]

March 25, 2015 ·

Local Radio Open House at Chamber

Open House for Local Radio ~ Kenai Mountains Public Media When:  Wednesday, Mar. 25th, 5:30 pm  Where:  Seward Chamber of Commerce, 2001 Seward Hwy Come on in and check out what is happening with your local radio!

March 25, 2015 ·

Alaska native grass, grain, and flower seed sale begins on April 15

Alaska Department of Natural Resources News Release – (Palmer, AK) – The Alaska Plant Materials Center will host its annual sale of foundation and selected classes of native grass, grain, and flower (forb) seeds beginning on April 15 and continuing through the production season that is expected to close in September. This annual sale enables Alaska growers to produce and […]

March 25, 2015 ·
Reluctant trash customers face power cutoffs

Reluctant trash customers face power cutoffs

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward City Council recently discussed some problems that certain residents had buying into the city’s mandatory curbside trash collection program, and other issues that had caused some consternation, during a work-session with representatives of Alaska Waste Inc. That’s the company with whom it contracts to provide curbside trash pickup service within the city. Alaska […]

March 25, 2015 ·
Kenai Fjords Tours Season Starts!

Kenai Fjords Tours Season Starts!

  Spring has sprung and the season has begun! Kenai Fjords Tours will be running its first Gray Whale Watch Tour this Friday, March 27th. It’s time to get out on the water and enjoy the return of all of our favorite critters! The Gray Whale Watch Tour runs Fridays and Saturdays starting March 27th with an additional trip added […]

March 24, 2015 ·

SBCFSA Regular Meeting April 6

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board will hold a regular board meeting Monday, April 6, at 6:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122.  The agenda includes Spring Newsletter, Permits for Review CIAA Bear Lake Stream Realignment and Bear Lake Weir Time Extension, Upward Bound Project, and Permitting & Agency Information […]

March 24, 2015 ·
Mount Marathon Race Registration Ends March 31st!

Mount Marathon Race Registration Ends March 31st!

March 24, 2015 ·

WWII history is March 26 topic

Tom Osborne will share his passion for local WWII military history in a Thursday, March 26 program starting at 7 p.m. in the Seward Community Library Museum. Osborne, a member of Resurrection Bay Historical Society, will talk about Fort Raymond, Fort McGilvray and other aspects of the military buildup in the Seward area. The event is free and open to […]

March 24, 2015 ·
House Speaker Chenault Fields Questions at Town Hall Meeting

House Speaker Chenault Fields Questions at Town Hall Meeting

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives Mike Chenault (R) District 29 answered questions from a group of 27 citizens at the Seward Library last Saturday. Questions came from the floor in no particular order and covered various topics, statewide and local. Speaker Chenault started by saying that he would discuss any issue, including […]

March 24, 2015 ·
5th Annual Seward NYO Invitational is this weekend!

5th Annual Seward NYO Invitational is this weekend!

Come and join us at the Seward Middle School

March 24, 2015 ·
Reminder: Chill, It’s a Drill! March 25

Reminder: Chill, It’s a Drill! March 25

March 24, 2015 ·
Trajectory to perform March 27 & 28

Trajectory to perform March 27 & 28

Trajectory will perform this weekend, March 27 & 28, beginning at 9PM at the Yukon Bar. For more information about this band, please visit https://www.facebook.com/trajectoryband.

March 24, 2015 ·
We’d love your used books!

We’d love your used books!

  The Friends of the Seward Library is seeking donations of used books for its upcoming used book sale! Your donations can be dropped off at the Seward Community Library during its regular business hours. All kinds and genres of material are gladly accepted (check out this great link for guidelines: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hldre170hrklrwp/Public%20Donation%20of%20Books-web.docx?dl=0) The upcoming sale will happen on Saturday, April 16 from 12 – […]

March 23, 2015 ·

Avalanche Hazard Reduction on Seward Hwy Milepost 96-100 Tuesday, March 24

From the AK 511 Twitter Feed – On Tuesday, March 24, there will be Avalanche Hazard Reduction on SEWARD HIGHWAY from MILEPOST 96 to MILEPOST 100. Crews will be firing live artillery rounds up to Penguin Ridge above Bird Flats for the purpose of improving existing blind fire shot points. Motorists should expect intermittent delays up to 45 minutes between […]

March 23, 2015 ·
Expensive Medevac flight in store if hurt in Seward

Expensive Medevac flight in store if hurt in Seward

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Unlike other more rural, isolated parts of Alaska, Seward has a pretty decent road system heading to cities like Anchorage. But if you’re hurt in Seward, and need to be taken to Anchorage hospitals, or those with a higher level of emergency medical assistance, you’ll probably be flown there at great expense, when simply a […]

March 23, 2015 ·