Archive for September, 2013

Blood Drive

Providence Seward Mountain Haven is hosting a Blood Drive… Friday, October 11th 8:30am-1:30pm Donate in the LIFEmobile! Don’t get turned away, make your appoinment today!! Contact: Brittany @ 224-2988   “Remember – Eat Well, Drink Plenty of Fluids, & Bring Photo ID”!

by · September 30, 2013 · 3 comments ·
Seward not awarded FQHC health status

Seward not awarded FQHC health status

  Heidi Zemach for Seward City News Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced awards of approximately $67 million to the nation’s federally-qualified health centers, including $19 million made available by the Affordable Care Act, to establish 32 new health service delivery sites across the United States. These new sites will increase access to preventive and primary health […]

by · September 30, 2013 · 5 comments ·
Local pilot knows missing bomber’s location

Local pilot knows missing bomber’s location

By Heidi Zemach for SCN Lucky Wilson, a longtime Alaska pilot and Healy Helicopter warrant officer in Vietnam, who owns the aircraft storage hanger at Seward Airport, says he knows where the famed Russian bomber plane, missing since August of 1937 can be found. He saw the historic bomber in 1978, a couple of miles east of Oliktok Point off […]

by · September 30, 2013 · 3 comments ·
10th Annual Music and Arts Festival

10th Annual Music and Arts Festival

People are filling the cruise ship depot for three days of music, dance and other great entertainment, food, crafts and fun. It continues tonight (Saturday) and then starts up at noon Sunday with Elite 9 (Jazz), 1:00 pm John Cook (fingerpicking guitar), 2:00 pm Kaleido World Percussion and Dance (Bellydance), 3:00 pm Illaskan Assassins (rap/breakdance), 4:00 pm Lulu Small, (interpretive […]

by · September 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
A zombie outbreak! In Seward?!!!

A zombie outbreak! In Seward?!!!

Sounds like a dicey situation. Saturday, October 5 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, RPG at the Library presents: zombies! With nothing but a set of dice, some pencils and paper, and your imagination, you and some fellow gamers can play thru the following scenario… “It is a dark and stormy night in mid-October, and Seward is in the grip of […]

by · September 28, 2013 · 2 comments ·
“Evolution of an Adventurer” Monday @ 7pm

“Evolution of an Adventurer” Monday @ 7pm

 Monday, September 30th, 7 pm @ Seward Community Library  “Evolution of an Adventurer” Author/Book Event  Jonathan Waterman’s presentation encapsulates his new book, “Northern Exposure: An Adventuring Career in Stories & Images”. Utilizing images, video & storytelling, the author details his experiences live from the podium as a mountaineer and wilderness traveler paying it forward as a conservationist. Books will be available […]

by · September 28, 2013 · 3 comments ·

Seward State Parks Citizens Advisory Board seeking members

(Seward, AK) – In response to a request from local residents, Alaska State Parks is creating a citizens advisory board in Seward. State park advisory boards are the primary method that state park officials use to involve the public in the management of state parks. To apply for a position on the seven-member Seward State Parks Advisory Board, go to […]

by · September 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Loram rail grinder in town

Loram rail grinder in town

A very impressive  $4.1 million rail grinder arrived today to work on the Alaska Railroad tracks, providing essential maintenance to keep the rails in excellent condition. The Loram rail grinder is owned and operated by a private contractor. Observing the rail grinding machine in action is potentially dangerous, especially at close range,  so check out this youtube video at  <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t37W3EaoIPg> […]

by · September 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
US Coast Guard Cutter Healy final tour at 3:30 pm TODAY

US Coast Guard Cutter Healy final tour at 3:30 pm TODAY

I just learned that the final tour for the famous icebreaker, US Coast Guard Cutter Healy will be giving a final tour at 3:30 pm TODAY. Go to the east gate at the cruise ship terminal at the end of Port Avenue, to join the ship tour. Hopefully, the next time she is in port, the public will have more […]

by · September 27, 2013 · 2 comments ·

SPRD Bulletin September 27

Sports & Recreation New bleachers will be installed in the AVTEC gymnasium beginning October 7th.  The gymnasium is expected to remain open during the construction. The Seahawk Spirit Scamper was a huge success.  Participants and volunteers seemed to have a great time and SPRD was happy to help support the Seward Seahawks!   We hope this is a new tradition that […]

by · September 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Seward Music and Arts Festival Begins today in Honor of Jessi Marena Nelsen and Rob Lilly

Seward Music and Arts Festival Begins today in Honor of Jessi Marena Nelsen and Rob Lilly

Seward Music and Arts Festival is beginning today, Friday September 27th at 5pm and continues through Sunday at 5pm! This year’s festival is especially important; we are honoring the lives of Jessi Nelsen and her boyfriend Rob Lilly as we celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Festival. Jessi was born and raised here in Seward and this community was very […]

by · September 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Council candidates showcase their differences at chamber forum

Council candidates showcase their differences at chamber forum

Three incumbent council members and one challenger are vying for votes to win three two-year seats on the Seward City Council in Tuesday October 1st Municipal Election. All of the people up at the dais Wednesday night were familiar to council watchers, however, and it’s not a very heated race as witnessed during the Meet the Candidates night at City Hall. […]

by · September 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·

K-IBH 91.7 FM to Broadcast SMAF Music!

Our local radio station KIBH-FM on 91.7 on your FM dial will be broadcasting some of this weekend’s SMAF music performances. Headlining the 10th Anniversary of SMAF are the “Builders and the Bakers” performing on Saturday night. Many talented musicians will be broadcast such as Lulu Small, Melissa Mitchell, Historian, Blackwater Railroad Company, Super Saturated Sugar Strings, the Eternal Cowboys, […]

by · September 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·

Monday Morning roundtable discussion for Charter fishing operators at the Seward LIO

Alaska State Senator  to host round-table discussion 1000 AM monday morning At the request  of the Southeast Alaska Guides Organization (SEAGO), Alaska State Senator Lesil  McGuire (R-Anchorage) will host and moderate a special round-table discussion on potential 2014 halibut management measures for areas 2C and 3A. Members of the Charter Management Implementation  Committee will assist Sen. McGuire with facilitating the discussion. The meeting […]

by · September 26, 2013 · 2 comments ·
Tustumena Launched!

Tustumena Launched!

Exciting news! The M/V Tustumena was launched this afternoon at SMIC, assisted by the tugs Junior and Le Cheval Rouge. Carol Griswold  

by · September 26, 2013 · 1 comment ·

New Fund Helps Museums Manage Their Collections

Haines -  Museums challenged to manage their collections have a new source of assistance, with the launch today of the Collections Management Fund. The new fund was created by Rasmuson Foundation and will be managed by Museums Alaska, a statewide association. This year, $100,000 in grants will be available to museums and cultural centers in Alaska for collections management supplies and activities. […]

by · September 26, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
City mayoral hopefuls go head to head

City mayoral hopefuls go head to head

Heidi Zemach for SCN Seward City mayoral and council candidates shared their hopes and dreams for Seward Wednesday night in a civil “Meet the Candidates” night, sponsored by the Seward Chamber of Commerce.  There were a few sparks between mayoral candidates Tim McDonald and Vice Mayor Jean Bardarson however, beginning when McDonald began his introductory speech by saying, “nice speech,” to […]

by · September 26, 2013 · 6 comments ·
Seward Middle Silvers Get Rewarded

Seward Middle Silvers Get Rewarded

How many pizzas would you need if you wanted each kid to have three pieces of pizza and there were 47 kids?  This is the math problem Angie Hammer and I needed to figure out this week in order to reward our hard-working Seward Silvers. Yesterday math teachers Angie Hammer and I (Naomi Wade) had a pizza party at lunch for […]

by · September 26, 2013 · 2 comments ·

Tuthill Estate Sale

TUTHILL ESTATE SALE 1721 PHOENIX RD. SAT & SUN 09/28 & 29  9AM TO 3PM  

by · September 25, 2013 · 2 comments ·
Alaskan Adventurer and Author Slideshow at the Library

Alaskan Adventurer and Author Slideshow at the Library

From the Author of A Long Trek Home… Small Feet Big Land Erin and Hig are best known for walking from Seattle to the Aleutian Islands, Join us for a free slideshow presentation and book reading hosted by the Seward Library Seward Library Saturday September 28th 2:00PM   Small Feet, Big Land follows the expeditions and daily life of a family […]

by · September 25, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Council deals with transformers, meters, lagoon

Council deals with transformers, meters, lagoon

The Seward City Council, meeting Monday, September 23rd , appointed Wendy Shaffer to the Seward Planning & Zoning Commission through Feb 2016, and discussed a lot of other different things. Tim McDonald, who is running for City Mayor against Vice Mayor Jean Bardarson, spoke again about his Baseline Trail proposal. McDonald hopes to create a new 1.8 mile hiking/bike trail […]

by · September 25, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Candidates Forum Tonight

Candidates Forum Tonight

Meet the candidates running for City Mayor and City Council in the Tuesday Oct 1 City Elections. Phone in, or hand in your questions, and see how they answer your concerns. It’s happening tonight, (Wednesday Sept 25) at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, and will be televised live on your local public access channel. Become a more informed city voter! Jean Bardarson, the Vice […]

by · September 25, 2013 · 2 comments ·
Oil Spill Prevention Group Gathers in Seward

Oil Spill Prevention Group Gathers in Seward

The Regional Citizens Advisory Council, (RCAC) a citizen’s advisory group to the Valdez-based oil tanker shipping industry, held one of its three annual meetings in Seward last week. Seward is one of 20 member communities directly affected by the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. While in town, the 20 board members, ex-officio board members, scientists, and shipping industry officials toured […]

by · September 25, 2013 · 1 comment ·
In Memory of Marjorie Thompson

In Memory of Marjorie Thompson

Marjorie “ Marge” Ann Thompson passed away on September 11, 2013 due to complications of colon cancer. She was surrounded by family and friends as she went to visit her mother, her father and her sister. They are all together watching over us. Marge was born, Marjorie Ann DeWitt, in Corona, CA on September 13, 1929to Lloyd and Doris DeWitt. […]

by · September 24, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·

High School Region XC Meet on the Metco Trails – Saturday, September 28th.

Come join the festivities at Seward High School- Break out your Green and Gold attire and show your hometown XC runners your support- Action begins at 11am- the finish line is always a crowd pleaser at the Region meet!!! 11:00am JV Boys 11:45am JV Girls 12:30pm 123A Boys… 1:15pm 4A Boys 2:00pm 123A Girls 2:45pm 4A Girls Volunteers are still needed -please contact […]

by · September 24, 2013 · 2 comments ·
Reminder: Music Fest Wants your art!

Reminder: Music Fest Wants your art!

We want your community art to be displayed at the Seward Music & Arts Festival this year! The Theme is Early Railroad Days in Alaska, think Goldrush times! Please have your piece ready to hang with your name, title, medium and price taped on the back by Thursday, Sept 26th. You can contact me or deliver it directly to the […]

by · September 24, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·

Three-week refrigeration class

AVTEC will offer a short refrigeration course that runs from October 7th through October 25th. For anyone who wants to know a lot about how their refrigeration systems run. EPA refrigerant handling certificate included. Contact AVTEC admissions at 907-224-3322 for more information.

by · September 24, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
City officials respond to concerns about safety on Sea Lion Ave

City officials respond to concerns about safety on Sea Lion Ave

In a nutshell: good driving, slower traffic should help (By Heidi Zemach for SCN) The Seward Site-Based council, an advisory group to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District made up of principals, teachers, parents, and community members recently brought a number of concerns to the City Council about the planned location of the traffic pattern for the new Electric Department […]

by · September 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·