Archive for June, 2014

Park Rangers to the Rescue!

Park Rangers to the Rescue!

At 3pm today, Kenai Fjords National Park staff received a report of a dog stranded on a cliff ledge near the edge of Exit Glacier. It fit the same description of a dog that had been sighted in the Exit Glacier area throughout the weekend that had previously evaded capture.  Rangers located the dog and set up a belay system to […]

by · June 30, 2014 · 1 comment ·

COMING SOON!

The Seward Prevention Coalition is bringing a personalized, evidence-based, online prevention intervention program for Alcohol to the community this summer. The program is called eCHECKUP TO GO and is designed to motivate individuals to reduce their consumption of alcohol using personalized information about their own drinking and risk factors. The program is designed and updated with the most current and […]

by · June 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Legends Restaurant Building Up for Auction

News Release June 30, 2014 Former Seward’s Legends Restaurant Up for Auction  The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has started an online auction to sell the former Legends Restaurant in downtown Seward. GSA will host an open house on Friday, July 11 from 1 – 4 p.m. AKDT and Saturday, July 12 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. AKDT. The […]

by · June 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Halibut Tournament Update

Halibut Tournament Update

On the final day of the Seward Halibut Tournament, Oleg Gozobohenno from Moscow, Russia, took the lead by bringing in a 312.2 halibut with Captain Andy on the CrackerJack Voyager.  The Seward Halibut Tournament ends at 8pm this evening.  

by · June 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Deceased Inmate had Physical Altercation with Cellmate

Department of Correction Press Release -  June 30, 2014 On June 29, 2014 at 1:23 am, Correctional Officers at Spring Creek Correctional Center were notified of an unresponsive inmate in his cell. Officers responded and found 29-year old Elihu Gillespie unconscious from injuries he had sustained in a physical altercation with his 25 year old cellmate, Jason Rak.  Emergency Medical […]

by · June 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Meet Mark Begich July 1 at the Res Art

Meet Mark Begich July 1 at the Res Art

by · June 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Mt Marathon Pasta Feed

 PUBLIC WELCOME! Catch up with your fellow racers and friends while you fuel up for the big day! Featuring pasta with meat or veggie sauce, green salad, fresh rolls from Great Harvest Bread Co., dessert and beverage    Thursday, July 3rd, 5:00-7:00 PM Seward High School $10 per plate   ~Pasta feed sponsored by Seward Nordic Ski Club~ All proceeds […]

by · June 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Spring Creek Inmate Death

Spring Creek Inmate Death

Heidi Zemach for SCN- A 29-year old inmate at Spring Creek Correctional Center has died. Eilhu Gillespie was transported to Providence Seward Medical & Care Center in Seward Sunday June 29th early in the morning, where he was pronounced deceased at 2:32 a.m. Soldotna dispatch was first notified of an assault between two cellmates at Spring Creek at 1:29 in […]

by · June 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Walker campaigns to become Alaska Governor

Walker campaigns to become Alaska Governor

Bill Walker, a lifelong Alaskan who describes himself as “a construction worker with a law degree,” is making a serious bid to get on the ballot as an Independent in an attempt to unseat Gov. Sean Parnell, R, and his Democratic challenger, Byron Mallott. Walker secured the unsolicited support of the Alaska Independence Party, although he doesn’t agree with all […]

by · June 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward Bluegrass Camp has openings, needs instruments

Seward Bluegrass Camp has openings, needs instruments

Bluegrass Camp For Kids has a few openings remaining in the new 5-7 year old day camp, and in the 8-16 year-old day camp which begins July 7-11 at Resurrection Lutheran Church and Seward Methodist Church. There’s also plenty of space for adults (or teens 16 up) for workshops or private lessons in all bluegrass instruments, vocals and ukulele July […]

by · June 29, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Two cats missing from Dora Way

Two cats missing from Dora Way

(Right) Young, small female brindle cat with short, kinked tail. (left) Young, medium-sized female calico cat with mostly white fur. If you have seen these cats, please call 907-422-7192

by · June 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Earthquake Happens, Seward Notified, System Works

Earthquake Happens, Seward Notified, System Works

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – The instant a 7.9 magnitude earthquake shook Amchitka Island in the Aleutians this June 23, an automated warning and information system clicked on and Seward got the news. At some 1,400 miles from the epicenter of the quake, the City of Seward received a “tsunami watch” notification from Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Harbormaster Mack […]

by · June 28, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Analyses Confirms that Alaska’s Seafood is Safe from Fukushima Radiation

Analyses Confirms that Alaska’s Seafood is Safe from Fukushima Radiation

State of Alaska Joint Press Release -  June 27, 2014 JUNEAU — The Alaska departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health and Social Services (DHSS) have received results from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on radiation testing of Alaska seafood. The results confirm information from federal, State and international agencies that seafood in the North Pacific and Alaska waters […]

by · June 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward’s finances in great shape

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The City of Seward is in better financial shape than it has been for years, and its individual enterprise funds, those designated for use by each department have healthy balances, with the exception of the wastewater fund. That summarizes the results of an audit of city finances by BDO, an Anchorage-based auditing firm that the […]

by · June 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – May 2014

Unseasonably warm and dry conditions persisted throughout the month of May providing an early start to the upcoming summer season. Both daytime and nighttime average monthly temperatures were above normal for the month and resulted in a new record high average monthly temperature of 50.9 degrees F, exceeding the previous record high May temperature of 50.6 degrees F set in […]

by · June 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Celebrate with the Seward Flotilla

Celebrate with the Seward Flotilla

The Seward Flotilla, USCG Auxiliary    invites you to join the membership    in the celebration of 75 years of saving lives in America   on Saturday 28 June 2014 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.   Harbormaster Plaza, 1300 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664   There is no formal program.   Do join us for a piece of cake   The […]

by · June 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Lost Camera

Lost camera and bag outside sealife center. Small red and black fabric bag with Cannon PowerShot (reddish pink color camera). Really want SD card with all my AK pictures. They can contact Seward PD or call 414-581-2097. Reward offer.

by · June 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Exit Glacier Ranger Walks for visitors AND locals

Exit Glacier Ranger Walks for visitors AND locals

    Ranger-led walks are offered at 10, 2, and 4 every day at Exit Glacier during the summer. The 1 1/2 hour interpretive walk goes very quickly and can add so much to your understanding of this amazing natural treasure, “America’s Best Idea.” Ranger-led walks are also offered to Marmot Meadows and farther up the Harding Icefield Trail. Beginning […]

by · June 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Reindeer grabs the spotlight

Reindeer grabs the spotlight

Heidi Zemach for SCN- Tourists to Seward are usually delighted to see bald eagles, or possibly catch a glimpse of a moose or bear off the road. But when Shannon Bodo, a construction worker from Big Lake, rolled into town Tuesday evening with his flatbed trailer with his young reindeer, “Forrest” caged in the back , and took him out behind […]

by · June 25, 2014 · 4 comments ·
AVTEC Graduates Culinary & Heavy Equipment/Diesel Students

AVTEC Graduates Culinary & Heavy Equipment/Diesel Students

AVTEC held a graduation for students in the Culinary and Heavy Equipment/Diesel programs on June 20. Congratulations!

by · June 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Learn How to Protect Your Home From Wildland Fire – Saturday, June 28

Learn How to Protect Your Home From Wildland Fire – Saturday, June 28

by · June 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Hurricane Dave at RezArt after July 4 parade

Alaska troubadour Hurricane Dave returns to Seward for a Fourth of July performance at Resurrect Art Coffee House (“RezArt”). The Anchorage-based singer-songwriter, whose quirky original songs about Alaska have made him popular among both tourists and locals, will perform outdoors in the courtyard, weather permitting, after the Independence Day parade (roughly 3 p.m.). If it rains, he will play inside. […]

by · June 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Animated Short Film Friday, June 27th

Animated Short Film Friday, June 27th

Room on the Broom The classic picture book written by Julia Donaldson & illustrated by Axel Scheffler now has a wonderful animated film. Date: Friday, June 27th Time: 3:00 PM Location: Library Museum, Community Room Free All Ages Welcome! Max Lang, an Oscar nominated producer/director, will present his new animated short film which recently won the International Kids Emmy for […]

by · June 24, 2014 · Comments are Disabled ·
SPRD Bulletin June 23

SPRD Bulletin June 23

Seeking Master Gardeners or Landscape Architects for Small Park projects The City of Seward is seeking one-page proposals from qualified gardeners to submit ideas and install park or garden projects the summer of 2014. Interested gardeners should include program ideas, resources and proposed, detailed budget. Seward Parks & Recreation is seeking small projects such as maintainable rock gardens or similar […]

by · June 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·

A Day of Ukulele Immersion in Seward & Live Performance

A Day of Ukulele Immersion in Seward For all wanna be ukulele players a day of ukulele immersion on June 28th 2014 Ukulele Russ from Fairbanks will be giving two workshops: Beginners 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Beginners Plus 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm Each session is $20 or $30 for both To register contact Dan at dkoliver@alaska.edu (please put ukulele in the subject line) Live […]

by · June 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·