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...
The Mexican Navy Tall Ship, “Cuauhtémoc” arrived safely into port this morning, despite the heavy rain. Tours to the...
Heidi Zemach for SCN – The headstone on Alaska Nellie’s grave has been stabilized and given a bit of an uplift thanks to the...
Recent News & Information
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 […]
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 […]
SPRD Press Release – TYC Teen Time is now open at TYC! Open to 6th-8th graders. Tuesday-Thursday 5:30pm-9pm and Fridays and Saturdays 5:30-10pm. Gaming, pool, movies, tourneys, ping pong, computers, WiFi, outdoor basketball court, foosball and much more! FREE! Signed waiver required to participate. This is an open, drop-in based program. Teens are welcome to come and go but must […]
Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release – Seward, AK – September 11, 2014 – The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) transferred a female sea otter pup to its I.Sea.U this week. Visitors to the Center can watch the activities of the otter and its care- givers through viewing windows near the Discovery Touch Pool. The pup, now a healthy 10-pound, 2-month old […]
The six month run of below-average monthly precipitation came to an end in August when the Seward airport received more precipitation in one month than it did from February-July 2014 combined. Most of this precipitation occurred early in the month when storms delivered impressive amounts of rain, particularly on August 8th when daily totals ranged from 1.59 inches at the Seward […]
Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release – Alaska SeaLife Center’s male Steller sea lion pup Forrest. Forrest, born on July 20, 2014, is the first male Steller sea lion to be born in North American collections since the 1980s. Photos taken on September 5, 2014 from his public debut at the Alaska SeaLife Center.
The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board will hold a work session Monday, September 22 at 6:00 pm, followed by a regular board meeting at 7:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in SeaView Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. The work session topic will be Capital Project Requests for State funding. The regular meeting agenda is available at the […]
By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – At an open house/informational meeting in Seward on Tuesday, September 9, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) displayed and explained new flood-hazard maps of the Seward waterfront from Lowell Point around to the industrial center at Fourth of July Creek. Based on new LIDAR (light detection and ranging) mapping of the topography and […]
On September 17, join your friends at Seward Brewing Company to enjoy a night of great music. Starting the show will be Blackwater Railroad Company beginning at 8:30PM with Ezza Rose beginning her peformance at 9:30PM. Tickets are $12 at the door. For more information: www.sewardbrewery.comwww.ezzarose.comwww.blackwaterrailroad.comwww.monolithagency.com
The painting of the Obihiro mural is right on schedule. Painting is in the sanctuary of the Seward City Church on Nash Road. Although we don’t have as many volunteers for this mural as usual (because it is in the middle of the week and people are at their jobs), most of the artists are professional artists, such as Akira Shiota […]
SEWARD JOB CENTER WILL OPERATE ON REDUCED HOURS: Monday, Sept. 15th 10:30am – 4:30pm Tuesday, Sept. 16th 08:00am – 3:00pm Wednesday, Sept.17th 10:30am – 3:00pm Tuesday, Sept. 23rd 10:30am – 4:30pm Wednesday, Sept. 24th 08:00am – 3:00pm Tuesday, Sept. 30th 10:30am – 4:30pm Wednesday, Oct. 1st 08:00am – 3:00pm SEWARD JOB CENTER WILL BE CLOSED: September 12th, […]
Consul of Mexico in Anchorage Press Release – On April 9, 2014, the Mexican Navy Tall Ship “Cuauhtémoc”, affiliated to the Ministry of the Navy of Mexico, began their training cruise called “America 2014″, sailing from its home port of Acapulco, Guerrero. Under this framework, this ship will arrive to Seward, AK, USA on September 15, where it will remain until September 18, […]
By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward middle and high school students were given another reason to follow their dreams, however difficult and unlikely, as they listened to the interesting stories of Jennifer Pharr Davis, a hiker, author and young role model, at a special assembly Tuesday afternoon September 9th. Davis, an avid distance hiker, the 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of […]