The Seward Community Library Association, a.k.a. Friends of the Seward Community Library, are excited to announce this year’s winners of the annual Swetmann Scholarship. Since 1978, the Friends of the Seward Community Library has offered college scholarships to Seward area youth pursuing academic education or vocational training after high school. The scholarship is named for Viola Swetmann, founder of the […]
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Location: Seward Case number: AK15059842 Type: Attempted Suicide. Author: HMHO Text: On 7-27-2015 at 1658 hours, AST in Crown Point was dispatched to Spring Creek Correctional Center (SCCC) in Seward for a report of a 31 yoa female who was at the perimeter of SCCC with a gun. The female stated she would kill herself if the convicted killers were […]
With a new album, BOOM STOMP KING, out on July 17th, and a stop in between Salmonfest and a performance in Anchorage, the Strangled Darlings will be performing in Seward on August 1 & 2. The Portland based duo has been compared to David Byrne and Tom Waits performing as a folk duo, but may listeners say they hear similarities with Modest […]
The Kenai Crewsers Rowing Club (KCRC) once again will be organizing the 2015 Seward Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair. KCRC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Seward that provides rowing opportunities for adults and youth in the Seward, Moose Pass and Cooper Landing area. KCRC has held a silent auction at the Arts and Crafts Fair for the past 9 years, […]
The Myth of Herbicide Safety in Alaska: How Herbicides Threaten the Health of Fish, Wildlife and People
Statewide teleconference 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Many people believe that if the EPA has approved a particular herbicide then it must be “safe.” Unfortunately, this is far from true. Join this free statewide teleconference for an update on herbicide spraying issues in Alaska and a discussion of the environmental impacts and health effects of herbicides. […]
During August and September, the Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board will have a change of meeting dates. The next regular meeting will be held Monday, August 10th at 6:00 pm at the KPB Seward Annex office in Sea View Plaza at 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. The work session will be held August 24th. There will be only one […]
After successfully completing their first science mission of the summer, the Healy’s crew is taking a break in Seward before heading back north. Check out the Healy blog at http://www.uscg.mil/pacarea/cgchealy/aws15/150721.asp Also in port is the NOAA research vessel Cape Flattery. The crew has been collecting data crucial to sustainable Alaska fisheries in the Gulf of Alaska. http://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/newsreleases/2015/stockresearch042815.htm Moored nearby was the floating […]
Press Release – Seward’s local rowing club, Kenai Crewsers, traveled to Wasilla last weekend for the Moose Nugget Regatta on Wasilla Lake in Newcomb Park. The Moose Nugget is hosted by Anchorage Rowing Association and is a two day event with dozens of 1000 meter sprint races in many different categories. Four rowing clubs were represented, besides ARA and KCRC, […]
Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Release – Seward Highway temporary closures planned Two sections of the highway to close for an hour on specified dates (ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — The Seward Highway will close nightly from Mile 52-52.5, just south of the Hope Highway, 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from July 27 through Aug. 27. This closure […]
Press Release – John Craigie, the nomadic singer-songwriter who has spent the past decade continuously touring the U.S., will be returning to Resurrect Art on Tuesday July 28th. This will be his 3rd time gracing the stage of this lovely venue. A singer, songwriter and storyteller, he stays true to the essence of folk music, and the traditions of the […]
The Department of Labor & Workforce Development, AVTEC-Alaska’s Institute of Technology, is recruiting for a Learning Resources Instructor. Duties include: Classroom instruction for math classes to support AVTEC training programs. Create, revise, and update math curriculum for all math classes as needed. Work with training area instructors to schedule classes and keep curriculum updated for training program needs. Support new […]
July 20, 2015 Dear Editor, SeaView Community Services Infant Learning Program would like to thank the Seward Area Quilters and Resurrection Bay Baptist Church Quilters, as well as a few individuals, for their kind donations of more than 70 quilts this past year for the Baby Welcome Wagon program. Baby Welcome Wagon is for parents of all new babies […]
I wake up every day and walk outside into a postcard. Kenai Fjords National Park is one of the most spectacular natural places I have ever seen. I graduated in December from San Diego State University and I was positive that an intern position through the Student Conservation Association (SCA) was my next step in my journey. After many applications, […]
Environmental Assessment Open for Public Review and Comment: Herman Leirer (Exit Glacier) Road Flood Mitigation Project
An Environmental Assessment (EA) for flood mitigation work on the Herman Leirer Road (formerly known as the Exit Glacier Road) is now available for public review and comment. The comment period closes August 17, 2015. Annual seasonal flooding of the NPS-managed road from milepost seven to eight has resulted in temporary road closures, public safety concerns, as well as road […]
The Seward community is saying farewell to Pastor Ron Nitz & his wife, Jackie, during an open house on Sunday, July 26, at Resurrection Lutheran Church, lower level, 11:00am to 1:00pm. Stop by and extend your wishes as they prepare to leave Seward.
Join Pappy’s family and friends as they celebrate his 80th birthday with a surprise party at the Branson Pavilion on July 25 from 4-8PM.
Hazardous Waste Collection Day DATE Saturday, July 25, 2015 TIME 8:00 am – 5:00 pm ADT WHERE Seward Transfer Facility 3200 Dimond Seward, AK AGE RANGE All Ages COST Free to households; fees charged to commercial disposers CONTACT INFO Emerald Alaska (877) 375-5040 Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Dept (907) 262-9667 NOTES This event is for households and small businesses. All businesses are required to […]
Does an afternoon hike to a pristine outdoor venue to listen and dance to live music sound like a day well spent? Well, this event is for you! This Sunday, Blackwater Railroad Company is throwing its first Adventure Venue Alaska event, bringing the love of music and adventure together under one umbrella. With the help and cooperation of the […]
Museum Assessment Program Press Release – The Seward Community Library & Museum has the honor of housing and caring for the unique collections of the Resurrection Bay Historical Society and the Seward Community Library Association. In order to better serve as stewards of these local history and heritage materials, we are participating in an Organizational Assessment as part of the […]
Bingo tonight at the Legion – doors open at 6 and games start at 6:30 Come have some fun. 5th and Jefferson
By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — As part of its ongoing development of Seward Marine Industrial Center, City of Seward obtained a permit from US Army Corps of Engineers on May 26, 2015 to dredge and dispose of about 206,000 cubic yards of material from the SMIC harbor basin. To compensate for negative aspects of the project, city administration proposes […]
The 12th annual Seward Seahawk’s Athletic Booster Club Golf Tournament was held on Saturday, July 18th at the Birch Ridge Golf Course in Soldotna. Sixty golfers helped raise over $4,000.00 for the High School’s sports programs. Under sunny blue skies the golfers had fun in the best ball tournament, enjoyed a picnic lunch afterwards, and received prizes donated by the […]
Everyone is invited to a historic celebration and photo-shoot in honor of Alaska Nellie to be held at the Seward Community Library on today from 3:00pm-5:00pm. Unique souvenir photos will be taken in legendary attire by ONE SHOT PHOTOGRAPHY and available for sale for $10 each. Authentic costume apparel is available for all ages. Nellie’s favorite dessert, STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE, will be served.