R/V Sikuliaq in Seward for a few days

The ship departed it’s home port of Seward on July 4th, 2015. She will only be in port for a couple days as the crew makes ready for the 2016 Arctic season. SIKULIAQ has spent much of the year hosting Woods Hole Oceanographic…

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More Than Just a Race, 25 Years of Lost Lake Run

By Spencer Burgin for SCN –

Some races are just bigger. Not bigger in the sense of distance or difficulty—just in the terms of importance. The Lost Lake Breath of Life Run, is one of those competitions that goes far be…

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Crystal Serenity heads out of Seward for NW Passage

The luxury cruise ship Crystal Serenity with up to 1700 passengers and crew set sail from Seward last night shortly before 11 pm. The trip through the Arctic’s fabled Northwest Passage is expected to take 32 days and end in N…

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Huge rocks, big dreams at Seward Marine Industrial Center

By Russell Stigall for Seward City News–

For decades Seward’s Marine Industrial Center North Dock has eaten untold waves cast out of the Pacific. It has also eaten hundreds of thousands of City dollars.

Built to be…

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AVTEC helps Icebreaker Healy find its way in the Arctic

By Russell Stigall for Seward City News –

The Arctic Ocean is a frozen flat and white place – for the time being. Not the best place to navigate by landmarks. Luckily there are other ways. For the past two days U.S. Co…

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Recent News & Information

Refuge to Open Wood Cutting Permit Areas

Refuge to Open Wood Cutting Permit Areas

In reply refer to: 16-014 NEWS RELEASE August 23, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kenai National Wildlife Refuge TELEPHONE: (907) 262-7021 Email: kenai@fws.gov SUBJECT: Refuge Open Wood Cutting Permit Areas The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) is offering personal use firewood permits for the Ski Hill Road, Funny River Road, and […]

R/V Sikuliaq in Seward for a few days

R/V Sikuliaq in Seward for a few days

The ship departed it’s home port of Seward on July 4th, 2015. She will only be in port for a couple days as the crew makes ready for the 2016 Arctic season. SIKULIAQ has spent much of the year hosting Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s remotely operated vehicle named Jason. Research operations were conducted off […]

Grant money available for community projects

Grant money available for community projects

Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area offers grants for grassroots projects that enhance the area’s cultural, scenic, and outdoor recreational resources. KMTA provides 50% financial matches for community projects, including volunteer time. Application is deadline September 10. Learn more and apply at kmtacorridor.org ->‘Grants’ What do you want your National […]

Youth interpret Hope’s past

Youth interpret Hope’s past

The town of Hope is at the end of the road, but its historical museum is the starting point for several young people’s community roles. Youth serve as tour guides at the Hope and Sunrise Historical and Mining Museum. As Hope’s museum has expanded in size, so have the number […]

NWS Flood Advisory for Seward

Effective: 13:12 AKDT on 08-22-2016 Expires: 16:00 AKDT on 08-23-2016 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS EXTENDED THE * SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR… SMALL STREAMS AND RIVERS IN AND AROUND SEWARD…INCLUDING THE RESURRECTION RIVER. * UNTIL 400 PM AKDT TUESDAY * AROUND ONE INCH OF RAIN HAS ALREADY […]

16.22 lb Silver – New Leader! 

16.22 lb Silver – New Leader! 

Seward, AK August 20, 2016 Mike Hanson of Anchorage hauled in a 16.22 lb Silver to take the lead in the Seward Silver Salmon Derby. Mike was fishing aboard the aptly named vessel “Fishing Machine” at Tonsina Pt. yesterday. As it happens, Mike is the grandson of Otto Hanson who […]

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training offered

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training offered

The Kenai Peninsula Borough, Office of Emergency Management is pleased to announce that the next Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) team training will be held beginning Friday August 26 through September 1 in Seward.  This course  is designed to prepare residents that do not have prior emergency response background on […]

Hide & Seek with Cohos

Seward Chamber of Commerce Press Release – Seward, AK, August 19, 2016 We’re hearing fish stories about this year’s elusive silvers playing hide and seek and that they sometimes get right up to the boat before spitting out the hook. Die-hard Derby participants are fishing and catching silvers at Fox […]

Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area worksession and regular meeting Monday, August 22nd

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board will hold a work session followed by a regular meeting Monday, August 22nd beginning at 6:00 pm.  The work session topic will be SBCFSA Mitigation Projects & Priorities. Please find attached the meeting agenda.  The packet can be viewed on the website atwww.kpb.us/service-areas/sbcfsa/sbcfsa-meetings.  […]