Recent News & Information

Road to Exit Glacier Closed to Vehicle Traffic for the Winter Season

Road to Exit Glacier Closed to Vehicle Traffic for the Winter Season

On Wednesday, October 22, the gate at the Box Canyon Bridge (mile 1.3 on Herman Leirer Road) will close to vehicle traffic due to deteriorating driving conditions.  Visitors can continue to access Kenai Fjords National Park using other modes of transportation. For the safety of visitors and wildlife, bikes and dogs are welcome on the road and in the Exit […]

October 21, 2014 ·

Opinion: Support Judge Estelle

By Ralph Hulbert – I am pleased to see our community’s strong support for retention of Judge Bill Estelle. We welcomed Bill’s homecoming to Palmer, where he was born and raised, to face the high expectations of his teachers, classmates, and community. His fellow judges’ recognition of his precise and thorough legal mind, excellent character, reputation, and fairness was no […]

October 21, 2014 ·
Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps Seeks Volunteers

Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps Seeks Volunteers

October 21, 2014 ·

Seward Energy Fair Looking for Alternative Energy Vendors

The City of Seward and the Seward Alternative Energy Group (SAEG) is hosting their first Seward Energy Fair on November 15, 2014. The fair will be held at AVTEC – Alaska’s Institute of Technology from 12 to 4 pm.  This event is being held in order to educate and update our local community members about the available resources and opportunities for […]

October 21, 2014 ·
Blackwater Railroad Company to perform October 24 & 25

Blackwater Railroad Company to perform October 24 & 25

Seward’s own Blackwater Railroad Company will be performing at the Yukon Bar on October 24 & 25 beginning at 9PM. http://blackwaterrailroad.com/ https://www.facebook.com/BlackwaterRailroadCompany http://sewardcitynews.com/2014/08/blackwater-railroad-company-a-band-on-the-rise/

October 21, 2014 ·

Victim blaming isn’t the answer

By Dawn McDevitt, DVSA Coordinator at SeaView Community Services – There has been a lot of media coverage about domestic violence since the release of the Ray Rice video in which he punched his then fiancé, Janay Palmer, in the face. It seems no matter what you turn on; from sports channels to talk shows, both local and national news […]

October 21, 2014 ·
Student Exchange Presentation

Student Exchange Presentation

The Seward International Friendship Association will host a presentation by Ryan Johnson on his experience this past summer in Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan. We invite all to attend especially area high school students and their parents who are interested in participating in the future. Program information will be provided. The presentation will begin at 5:30 PM on Tuesday October 28 at […]

October 20, 2014 ·

Southcentral state park advisory boards seeking new members

(Soldotna, AK) – Applications are currently being accepted for four state park advisory boards in Southcentral Alaska. Seats are currently available on the Southern Kenai Peninsula, Kachemak Bay, Seward, and Valdez state park advisory boards. State park advisory boards are the primary tool that state park officials use to involve the public in the management of state parks. “Public involvement […]

October 20, 2014 ·

Opinion: Facts about the R/V Sikuliaq

Written By Bill McCrossan – Having just read the Op-Ed Piece in the Seward Phoenix Log in support of Senator Begich  I feel compelled to respond. There is no way to post comments on the Seward Phoenix Logs website so I’ll post my comments here. Referring to the paragraph about the ship Sikuliaq, the phrase “Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot” comes to mind. This […]

October 19, 2014 ·
“There’s a Freedom Here” provides Pat William’s experience of Seward’s 100 year history

“There’s a Freedom Here” provides Pat William’s experience of Seward’s 100 year history

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Patricia Ray Williams’ new book, There’s a Freedom Here: My 100 years of Living in Alaska, came out in print in time for her to see and appreciate it before she died, September 18, 2014, not long before what would have been her 105th birthday. A celebration of her life is being held in Seward […]

October 19, 2014 ·

Opinion: Vote “YES” to retain Judge Estelle

Written by Renee Estelle – I am writing in support of Palmer’s Judge Estelle, up for retention vote this election cycle.  Over the years I have met several people who have worked professionally with my uncle.  They have all raved about what a good and fair judge he is and how much they enjoyed working with him.  However, there is […]

October 18, 2014 ·
CIRI Alaska Tourism Announces New Hires

CIRI Alaska Tourism Announces New Hires

Anchorage, Alaska – Dan McDonald has rejoined CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation (CATC) as Revenue Control Supervisor in the Anchorage office.  Dan has 20 years of history with the Kenai Fjords Tours in Seward and CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation, most recently serving as the Director of Marine Operations for CATC. In 2012 Dan took a “Breather” from his position and moved […]

October 17, 2014 ·
Pumpkin Prowl & Masquerade Ball October 25

Pumpkin Prowl & Masquerade Ball October 25

 

October 17, 2014 ·
KPC Intermediate Yoga class begins November 10th. Register today!

KPC Intermediate Yoga class begins November 10th. Register today!

October 16, 2014 ·

SALE AT SENIOR CENTER

Join us and help support the Center.  New and slightly used decorations for all holidays will be available to buy.  Good prices! SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18th 10:00am – 3:00pm at SEWARD SENIOR CENTER, 3rd Floor, 336 Third Avenue @ Jefferson St.  

October 16, 2014 ·

PTA Garage Sale for October 25 canceled

The PTA Garage Sale scheduled for October 25 has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts.

October 16, 2014 ·
Council puts off solution, approves Marina Subdivision lease

Council puts off solution, approves Marina Subdivision lease

Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council agreed at Monday night’s October 13 council meeting to allow transfer of the city lease known as Marina Subdivision from Charles “Scottie” Bald to Elliot Johnston without any changes to its rear right of way. The decision came with little comment by council following an executive session prior to the meeting […]

October 16, 2014 ·
Purchase Tickets at Safeway from 2:30PM-6:30PM Oct 16 &17!  See a list of auction items!

Purchase Tickets at Safeway from 2:30PM-6:30PM Oct 16 &17! See a list of auction items!

Please join us on Friday, October 24th from 6pm – 9pm for our 2nd annual Taco Feed/Auction fundraiser for Marathon Wrestling Club. All proceeds will benefit Seward area youth! Tickets on sale now, $20.00 per person, please contact Jewel Williams at 907-422-7130 for more information, to purchase tickets or to donate an item for our auction!! Hope to see you […]

October 16, 2014 ·

SnowTRAC grants approved for trail grooming and safety

Alaska Department of Natural Resources Press Release – (Anchorage, AK) –The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation has approved funding for snowmobile trail grooming and a renewed opportunity for a rural transportation safety project after receiving input from the Snowmobile Trails Advisory Council (SnowTRAC), the statewide citizen advisory board that reviews Snowmobile Trail Grant Program applications. A total of $218,858 […]

October 16, 2014 ·
CIRI Alaska Tourism receives Excellence in Customer Service Award at American Indian Tourism Conference

CIRI Alaska Tourism receives Excellence in Customer Service Award at American Indian Tourism Conference

CIRI Alaska Tourism Press Release – Albuquerque, New Mexico (September 22, 2014) – Each year the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA), as the national organization representing the tribal hospitality and tourism industry, recognizes the best of Indian Country travel and tourism. 2014 awards went to CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation for Excellence in Customer Service; Alaska Native Voices for […]

October 16, 2014 ·

Seward Fish and Game Advisory Committee

The Seward Fish & Game Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, October 23rd at the Seward City Council chambers at 7 pm. Agenda will include discussion and preparation of comments for the BOF PWS proposals, BOG Southcentral proposals, and any other business that may properly come before the committee. For more information contact Jim McCracken at 362-3701.

October 16, 2014 ·

Your used books are wanted

The Friends of the Library Museum are needing your used books. Used book sales helps the Friends support library programs, like the Summer Reading Program, purchase of new books for all age groups and more. Our shelves are almost empty! With fall in the air, we are all getting our lawns, yards and homes ready for winter. Bag those already […]

October 15, 2014 ·
Some Art from SHS

Some Art from SHS

We are almost through the first quarter here at Seward High school and once again I am blessed with interesting, kind, and talented Art students.  Here is some of their work, if you would like to see more or read about the processes we used, check out our blog!  BLW Darci McFaul Grade 12 Elena Hamner Grade 9 Ayla Lapinskas Grade 9 […]

October 15, 2014 ·
Pat Williams’ birthday party is Oct. 20

Pat Williams’ birthday party is Oct. 20

You’re invited to join in the celebration of what would have been Pat Williams’ 105th birthday. There will be a potluck birthday party from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20 in the Community Room of the Seward Community Library and Museum at 239 Sixth Avenue. Although Pat Williams died in her sleep on Sept. 18, friends and family want to honor […]

October 15, 2014 ·

PTA Garage Sale Saturday Oct 25

The PTA biannual garage sale will be held on Saturday Oct 25 25th from 8:30am – 2pm in the High School cafeteria. You can drop off donations at the back loading dock after 2 PM on Friday the 24th.  Please call Al if you have any questions at 491- 1095. Thanks for your support!

October 15, 2014 ·