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‘Tis the season for harvesting a Christmas tree in Alaska

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 […]

November 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·

UAF Cooperative Extension Service Agriculture and Horticulture Presentations

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 […]

November 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
The Eternal Cowboys to perform at the Yukon Bar November 28 & 29

The Eternal Cowboys to perform at the Yukon Bar November 28 & 29

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

November 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Kenai Fjords National Park Recruiting for Local Hire Park Rangers

Kenai Fjords National Park Recruiting for Local Hire Park Rangers

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 […]

November 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·

December Exhibits at the Peninsula Art Guild open December 4

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 […]

November 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area Regular Meeting December 1

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 […]

November 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·
A Night of Drama!

A Night of Drama!

(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 […]

November 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·

O Give Thanks Unto The Lord!

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 […]

November 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Food Pantry Closed for Thanksgiving!

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 […]

November 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Everyone has a part to play

Everyone has a part to play

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 […]

November 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Alaska Municipal League – Iris Darling

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. […]

November 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·

The Alaska SeaLife Center’s “Dot” Lays Her Eggs

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 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Changing Attitudes Towards Men’s Health

Changing Attitudes Towards Men’s Health

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 […]

November 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·

GCI Great Alaska Shootout kicks off a new era this year at Alaska Airlines Center

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 […]

November 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·

4.1 Earthquake hits Seward

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/

November 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Sneak Peak: Alaska Starts Here

Sneak Peak: Alaska Starts Here

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 […]

November 22, 2014 · 1 comment ·
SPRD Bulletin November 21

SPRD Bulletin November 21

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, […]

November 22, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Dear Veteran – Did You Lose Your Hat?

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!

November 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
So, Where are the Doctors?

So, Where are the Doctors?

“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 […]

November 20, 2014 · 2 comments ·

Special City Council Meeting Canceled for December 4

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.  

November 20, 2014 · 1 comment ·
In Memory of Clif Simons

In Memory of Clif Simons

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 […]

November 19, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Great Start Program begins December 4

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 […]

November 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·
ASFA/AFCA Day of Guns Firearms Raffle

ASFA/AFCA Day of Guns Firearms Raffle

Support Firefighters statewide through the Alaska State Firefighters Association. For more information, please visit http://www.alaskastatefirefighters.org/DayofGuns.aspx.

November 19, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Orca breaching in bay

Orca breaching in bay

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 […]

November 19, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Blackwater Railroad Company’s Last Show for 2014

Blackwater Railroad Company’s Last Show for 2014

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 […]

November 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·