By Heidi Zemach for SCN – My Name Is Not Easy isn’t an easy book to read. Although it is extremely readable, and frequently light-hearted and hopeful, it’s also a vivid reminder of, or introduction to a painful part of Alaska’s not-so-distant past—one that reverberates strongly today. It’s a fascinating book that evokes some key aspects of rural Interior Native Alaska […]
By Heidi Zemach for SCN – A gathering of 18 people held a potluck in the basement of the Seward Lutheran Church one recent...
Pi, a dark brown/blackish Rottweiler, Mastiff, Chesapeake Bay Retriever mix was last seen over a month ago in the Quest Woods neighborhood....
Heidi Zemach for SCN – Teachers wishing to enhance their student’s interest in learning about local areas have a wonderful...
Recent News & Information
The “Don’t crack your Cranium” program, developed by the Providence Seward Medical Center Trauma Department, is a collaborative effort between the hospital and the Seward Police Department to provide positive reinforcement to children wearing bicycle helmets. Local physicians and Seward Police Officers gave free Sweet Darlings gelato tickets to children observed wearing bike helmets. Those kids were then entered […]
Your SCF – Connecting People Who Care With Causes That Count A $500 mini-grant was awarded to the American Red Cross of Alaska (ARCA), for the Seward Relief Cache Construction Project to build a cache to store relief supplies needed in the event of a disaster. The cache will be located on the grounds of Seward High School and students […]
The Academy Café is open Tuesdays through Fridays, November 5 through December 17. Reservations need to be made online and are open now. Diners will experience Brazilian themed dishes created and presented by AVTEC culinary students. To make reservations visit www.avtec.edu and under hot topics click on the link to Academy Café.
Biologists from both Lake Clark and Kenai Fjords National Parks have nearly completed their field season investigating silver (coho) salmon in the upper Resurrection River system. Resurrection Bay drainages produce one of the state’s largest coho salmon sport fisheries, which is supported by a combination of hatchery-reared and wild stocks. Because wild Resurrection River coho salmon must migrate through this […]
KPBSD Press Release – Soldotna, October 23, 2014 — At the October 20, 2014, Board of Education meeting, the school board, “unanimously approved a Contract Amendment for the Interim Superintendent.” Thus, current assistant superintendent Sean Dusek will become the superintendent of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District effective December 1, 2014. Board president Joe Arness said, “The KPBSD school […]
Hi everyone down in Seward! The Anchorage Folk Festival Performer Application is due November 1st, and we’re trying to reach out to as many communities as possible so their musicians can participate!!! The Folk Festival Takes Place in Anchorage Jan 15-25, 2015 Genres include bluegrass, old-time, Irish/Scottish, ethnic, Cajun, swing, jazz, blues, singer-songwriter, and groups can be as small as one […]
In conjunction with the Boys and Girls Club-Seward clubhouse, the FAB 4/5 class at Seward Elementary is running a “Super Supply Drive” from now until Thanksgiving. Our supply drive supports the efforts of Robby Novak, also known as, “Kid President,” and his national “Socktober” event, which aims to donate socks and other necessities to people that are in need. We […]
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: The Seward Coordinated Transportation Group will be holding a public meeting on Monday, October 27th, 2014, 11:00am at Seaview Community Services conference room. All public, private non-profit, and private for-profit transportation providers, as well as the general public, are invited to attend, participate, and provide comment on the Seward Coordinated Transportation Plan. For a copy of […]
November is National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo,) and once again many hundreds of thousands of people will be taking the 50,000 words in 30 days pledge. If you’ve ever wanted to get that book out of your head and onto the page, this is just the tightly reined insanity to get it done. Next Wednesday the 29th of October, past […]
A documentary about the Mount Marathon Race titled “3,022 ft.” is in post-production and is targeting Spring 2015 for release. The movie focuses on the 2014 event and is being is being crowd funded, although it is well short of its goal. For more information watch the trailer above, visit their campaign page here or visit their web site at 3022ft.com .
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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/
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 […]
Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities’ open house at the Seward Community Library Museum last week was well-attended. The project is to improve and widen the Seward Highway from Mileposts 17 to 22.5, including two 12-foot lanes and 6.5 foot paved shoulders. The current roadway is 28 feet wide, with two […]
Brent Ursel PA-C – Ebola has been in the news a lot. Planes have been diverted because someone gets air sick. A teacher in Maine is put on leave for 21 days just because she attended a conference in Dallas. Some people are afraid to even travel through the Dallas Fort Worth Airport for fear of contracting Ebola. All of this […]
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 […]
(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 […]
By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The effort represented a success, a “structural save” to the Seward and Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Departments which rushed in to help. But for Tim and Stephanie Cronin, and their children, the electrical fire that filled their new home with smoke and deadly Carbon Monoxide, and killed their cat Thursday morning October 16th, it […]
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 […]
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 […]