Heidi Zemach for SCN – The little Seward Airport doesn’t seem to get much public traffic. But some of the traffic it does get: Medevac aircraft collecting people with serious health emergencies, Coast Guard helicopters refueling during stopovers, or helicopters used to search and rescue missing boaters or hikers, can be vital to the town. When major flooding undermined the runway […]
The Alaska SeaLife Center’s release of Gobi, the harbor seal pup rescued near Resurrection Bay Seafoods on Lowell Point Road,...
By Rick Smeriglio with translation by Luzan Quintero for SCN – After an absence of over nine years, Mexican tall ship Cuauhtémoc...
Heidi Zemach for SCN – Ranting Raven’s bakery, which has been the only one in downtown Seward for the past 20 years, will...
Recent News & Information
Tonight Thur Sep 18, 6:30pm in the Museum, Annual membership meeting of the Friends of the Seward Library
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! According to the By-Laws of the Seward Community Library Association, a/k/a Friends, we will be holding our annual membership meeting on Thursday, September 18, 2014. The new Friends board members have been working hard to get organized and be a support for the programs of the new library museum and the facility! The board meets on […]
Please join us for the Seward & Moose Pass Girl Scouts annual s’mores event tonight!!! Wednesday the 17th 6:30-7:30 pm @ First Lake (behind AVTEC). Registration for all new Girl Scouts, re-registration for returning girls!! See you there!!
16 September 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure We held our annual meeting in Homer, which began with a beautiful rendition of the national anthem sung by Kyle Schneider and members of the Homer High School Swing Choir. Mayor Navarre proclaimed September to be Hunger Awareness Month, and we heard the quarterly report from South Peninsula Hospital. Mayor […]
Read more at the Alaska Dispatch here: http://www.adn.com/article/20140917/years-permanent-fund-dividend-check-1884
Hello all! The Kenai Fjords Yacht Club and Seward Mariners’ Memorial are sponsoring a BBQ at the Branson Pavilion, Wednesday September 17, from 5pm-10pm, for the crew of the Cuauhtémoc and everyone else in the community that would like to participate. All are welcome, and we hope to see you there!
Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release – Seward, AK – September 16, 2014 – The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is proud to announce the release of a female Pacific harbor seal pup on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. We cordially invite the public and media to observe this exciting and memorable event. What: Harbor Seal Release When: Friday, September […]
Seward Middle School will have an early release for all students at 12:50pm, tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17th. Bus transportation will run at this time. If you are picking up your child please pick them up at 12:50pm. Staff will have this time to work on school improvement strategies.
Trajectory is an experimental alt-rock band based in Talkeetna, AK. Featuring a former member of Alaskan indie band Reed Lakes and a former member of Portland Oregon’s The We Shared Milk and By Rail, Trajectory aims to make accessible, yet unique indie/90’s alt rock and add to the blossoming Alaskan music scene. See them perform September 19 & 20 beginning at 9PM […]
Recently, several people have reported seeing one or two impressive, large, long-necked, long-legged birds with large bills flying over town or perched near the water. Normally very secretive, the Great Blue Heron is actually a year-round resident. One year, the Seward Christmas Bird Count found 11 birds! Watch for this amazing heron fishing patiently by the harbor breakwater, flying overhead with […]
Heidi Zemach for SCN- Fifty members of the Anchorage Community Band piled off the train Saturday morning, September 13th and headed for Seward High Auditorium in school buses and a couple of cars and vans. Although it rained heavily and consistently, they’d enjoyed their beautifully scenic train ride to Seward. As the train drew into Seward, the rain stopped and […]
The Mexican Navy Tall Ship, “Cuauhtémoc” arrived safely into port this morning, despite the heavy rain. Tours to the public are scheduled for the following times: September 15th from 11:00am to 4:00PM September 16th from 11:00am to late afternoon September 17th from 11:00am to late afternoon September 18th from 11:00am to late afternoon
Hazardous Waste Collection Day DATE Saturday, September 20, 2014 TIME 8:00 am – 5:00 pm ADT WHERE Seward Transfer Facility 3200 Dimond Seward, AK COST Free to households; fees charged to commercial disposers CONTACT INFO Emerald Alaska (877) 375-5040Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Dept (907) 262-9667 NOTES This event is for households and small businesses. All businesses are required to pre-register with Emerald Alaska. […]
We are excited to announce that our current manager, Trent Gould, is stepping into the ownership role at Kayak Adventures on 3rd Avenue! It was very important to us to find a buyer who would maintain the same passion for the community, the environment, and customer service that we have tried to foster for so many years. Trent holds a […]
Heidi Zemach for SCN – The headstone on Alaska Nellie’s grave has been stabilized and given a bit of an uplift thanks to the extensive volunteer effort of some fellow birders who care about preserving local history. Jim Herbert and Kerry Martin were attending one of local historian Lee Poleske’s annual Solstice cemetery tours this summer, when he mentioned that […]
By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Fresh from a meeting in Cooper Landing, Borough Mayor and candidate for re-election Mike Navarre traveled to Seward in a downpour to meet the public and to hear what people had to say. Mayor Navarre spent about two hours at the on-the-register-of-national-historic-places, old church turned java joint, Resurrect Art Coffee House Gallery last Friday, […]
By Dot Bardarson – Painting of the Obihiro mural in Seward is on schedule. All the panels are finished except for touch-up.
Seward and Moose Pass Girl Scouts are searching for a new Service Unit Manager. This volunteer position works primarily with adults, coordinating monthly leaders’ meetings, communicating between the Alaska Girl Scouts Council and the local Girl Scout leaders, and overseeing local Girl Scout events. You do not have to have children involved in scouts, you do not need previous experience […]
Seward Public Works Department are expecting to open Lowell Point Road around 1:30PM this afternoon. Please drive carefully.
Seward Public Works Department has temporarily closed Lowell Point Road due to weather-related road maintenance.
As with previous heavy rains, Lowell Creek waterfall is cranking up and turning as dark as Willie Wonka’s chocolate waterfall. But instead of delicious chocolate, it is laden with gravel, boulders and sediment, barreling through the fragile tunnel. This storm is a yet another wake-up call to the city and our Congress to expedite the repair or replacement of the […]
By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward Community Concert Band members are excited about the visit this Saturday (Sept 13th) of their counterparts in Anchorage, and about their public performance together at 1:30 p.m. at the Seward High School auditorium. About 50 members of the Anchorage Community Band will arrive in Seward by train late morning Saturday to join with 12 […]