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 […]
Archive for June, 2014
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
(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 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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
AVTEC held a graduation for students in the Culinary and Heavy Equipment/Diesel programs on June 20. Congratulations!
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]