By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Regardless of where you live in Alaska, the health and pulse of the state’s maritime economy affects you. According to the Alaska Maritime Workforce Development Plan (AMWDP) issued May 2014, the maritime sector employs over 68,000 workers statewide, making it Alaska’s largest private sector employer. What Alaskans don’t catch, grow, dig up or make for […]
Heidi Zemach for SCN – Marvin Tapsfield learned late in the summer that the Rez Fitness Center in downtown Seward was for sale,...
Press Release - ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – The Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP) is currently hosting 48 middle-school...
By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – Dot, a mature four-year-old giant Pacific octopus collected across from the Fox Island...
Recent News & Information
Department of Natural Resources Press Release – (Anchorage, AK) – It’s the time of year when Alaskans want to know where and how to harvest Christmas trees on state and other public lands. Multi-agency maps and information for Christmas tree harvest areas in Southcentral and Interior Alaska, as well as tips for cutting and caring for a Christmas tree, are […]
News Release – UAF Cooperative Extension Service Agriculture and Horticulture Presentations The UAF Cooperative Extension Service will be conducting interviews for the Kenai Peninsula Agriculture and Horticulture position on December 11 and 12.The public is invited to participate in the seminars presented by the candidates. The schedule is a follows: Thursday, December 11, 2:00-3:00 pm Jay Jenkins; 3:30-4:30 pm Dave […]
The Eternal Cowboys will be performing at the Yukon Bar on November 28 & 29 with performances begin at 9PM. Coming from Anchorage, The Eternal Cowboys consider themselves a Country/Western/Punk/Dirty South/Hip-Hop/Ethnic Authentic/Blues/Rock band. For more information, please visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/EternalCowboys
Are you a local Seward resident and want to share your love for Kenai Fjords National Park with park visitors? Join the park’s Interpretation team in Summer 2015 by applying through our local hire announcements. Vacancy announcements are open November 24 – December 12, 2014. Please visit http://www.nps.gov/kefj/parkmgmt/jobs.htm, stop by our 411 Washington Street office, or call (907)422-0500 for more […]
The Peninsula Art Guild invites you to the First Thursday Opening Reception, 6pm on December 4, for two December exhibits at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Avenue in Old Town Kenai. “Dreams are Real,” a solo exhibit of works by Pati Deuter and the ” Annual Kids Art Exhibit” will both feature some exceptional local art so come to meet […]
The Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a regular board meeting at 6:00 pm, Monday, December 1, 2014. The agenda includes Salmon Creek Land Acquisition & Reclamation Project, Appropriation of Closing Costs and Board Recommendation on KPB Resolution 2014-065 Authorizing The Acquisition by Donation of Real Property Located in the East Half of U.S. Survey 722 on Behalf […]
(Actually, we are performing two nights.) Seward High Drama and DDF are excited to combine talent for two evenings of Theater and Dessert! The program for each night is different, so… see them both! The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and you may begin consuming delectable desserts at that time as well. Show begins nightly at 7:00. Monday, December […]
The Seward community is invited to join in an interfaith service of Thanksgiving, on WEDNESDAY, November 26th, 7 pm, at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 400 Third Avenue, at Jefferson Street. This service is a joint effort of a number of Christian churches in Seward. Come sing familiar songs of thanksgiving, hear from Scripture, give thanks to God in prayer, and share […]
He Will Provide, Seward’s friendly city food pantry, will be closed on Thursday, November 27th, for Thanksgiving. HOWEVER, the pantry will be open on TUESDAY, November 25th, from 3 – 6 pm, for people to get food items. This is also the time when those who have signed up for Holiday Food Baskets can pick those up. He Will Provide […]
By: Dawn McDevitt, DVSA Coordinator at SeaView Community Services – Victim blaming is easy for people because they don’t understand the dynamics of domestic violence. It is easier for them to ask “Why doesn’t she just leave?” instead of asking “Why does their partner abuse them?” Please understand there are a variety of reasons that keep victims in their dangerous […]
http://www.youralaskalink.com/news/Alaska-Municipal-League-283431231.html Local leaders from every corner of the state have taken over downtown Anchorage this week. The Alaska Municipal League conference was formed to help cities and assemblys strengthen themselves though out the state and receive in depth study or refreshers for those in need. Attendees say the event is vital to the planning and handling of the upcoming year. […]
http://www.youralaskalink.com/news/The-Alaska-SeaLife-Centers–283657091.html When a mother is expecting it is of interest how her little ones are developing. In this case, there are thousands of them. The Alaska SeaLife Center’s Giant Pacific Octopus “Dot” has laid eggs in one of the tanks in the Denizens of the Deep exhibit. Richard Hocking, Alaska SeaLife Center says, “its a species that has only been […]
November is the month when we recognize the importance of men’s health, and the “Movember Stache-A-Thon” being promoted nationally and here in Seward is a great way to raise awareness around this issue. But equally important is to be aware of the many limited stereotypes and attitudes surrounding men and their health care needs that all too often fail to […]
Press Release – GCI Shootout attendees can win 1 million Alaska Airlines miles, tech prizes and much more ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – Alaska’s largest telecommunications company will ring in a new era of the state’s premier basketball tournament when the GCI Great Alaska Shootout begins on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the Alaska Airlines Center. The tournament’s championship teams will not be the […]
An earthquake 70 miles NW of Seward struck at 8:32 this morning, November 23, with a preliminary magnitude of 4.1. For more information about this latest shake, please visit: http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/
The Travel Channel will be airing a special on Seward named Alaska Starts Here. The premier is tomorrow Sunday, November 23rd at 9 PM according to their schedule HERE. From the Travel Channel: “Alaska Starts Here The weathered, worn, time-hardened port city of Seward, AK, explodes to 10 times its population every summer, offering untamed, raw Alaska adventures like wrestling monster […]
SPRD Bulletin… URBACHS youth Basketball is right around the corner! Saturdays at Sports & Rec January 24th – March 21st Preschool through 5th grade. Sat, Jan 10th there will be a FREE Jamboree where you can meet the coaches, work on your skill and scrimmage with your friends at 10am. Register by Dec 19th to receive a complimentary team jersey, […]
Following our beloved Veteran’s Day Program here at Seward Elementary School, a black baseball cap, USCGC Mobile Bay WTGB 103, was left behind. If this is yours, please stop by Seward Elementary School office, or give us a call at 224-3356 if we can drop it off somewhere for you. Thank you for your service!
“That is the most frequent question I have been asked since coming to Seward Community Health Center back in April,” said Pat Linton, Executive Director. “Now, after months of recruiting and interviewing, we are happy to announce that two board certified family medicine physicians will be starting with us full time in early 2015. Both of these physicians have strong […]
From the Seward City Clerk – The Special City Council meeting for the City Manager’s evaluation has been canceled. The matter will come before the City Council to reschedule at their December 8, 2014 meeting.
Clifton William Simons, aged 53, died suddenly on November 1, 2014 in Barrow, Alaska. He was born in Binghamton, N.Y., and grew up in Macedon, N.Y. After graduating from Palmyra Macedon Central School, he went to the University of Alaska Fairbanks where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He worked in the Probation Department at Spring Creek Correctional […]
The Civil Air Patrol Cadet Great Start program will commence Thursday, December 4 at 17:30 (5:30-7:30 pm) at the silver CAP hanger on the Seward airport. This will begin a 5-7 week orientation to the Civil Air Patrol Cadet program. Cadets who complete all activities in this orientation will earn promotion to Cadet Airman and receive their first orientation flight […]
Support Firefighters statewide through the Alaska State Firefighters Association. For more information, please visit http://www.alaskastatefirefighters.org/DayofGuns.aspx.
On Sunday, a blustery, rainy day, I was amazed to see spouts and fins in the middle of Resurrection Bay from Lowell Point Beach. As I watched, the small pod of Orcas moved steadily south of Tonsina Point. Suddenly, one erupted from the water, turned on its back, and smashed into the water with a huge splash! I never expected […]
Blackwater Railroad Company, Seward’s own band, is going on break for the months of December and January. “We’re ready for what’s next, and we have to prepare for that.” says band member Katy Larkin. “We have so many goals but with the number of shows we’ve been playing, it’s been hard to commit the time and energy to make those […]