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SPRD Bulletin May 29

SPRD Bulletin May 29

SPRD Bulletin… Exit Glacier Run Letter of Thanks! Thank you for the excellent outcome of the 2015 Terry Pollard Memorial Exit Glacier Race.  This was a great event this year, with competitive and good spirited racers, amazing weather, and a beautiful day to have fun with family and friends.  We are already looking forward to the 2016 race! Thanks to […]

May 29, 2015 ·

Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser Saturday

Elena and Billy are raising funds to go on the Obihiro, Japan Sister City student exchange in August. Please join them on Saturday May 30th for a spaghetti dinner at the American Legion from 5 til 8 pm. There will be lots of food, door prizes and items to purchase to help pay for their airfare to Japan. $10 a […]

May 29, 2015 ·
Former resident Jack Hauenstein 17 dies in Arkansas

Former resident Jack Hauenstein 17 dies in Arkansas

John Tyler Bryce (April 29, 1998 – May 26, 2015) Send Flowers Send Sympathy Card Guest Book | Sign Guest Book | Send Private Condolences John Tyler Bryce aka Jack Henry Hauenstein age 17 of Ward passed away May 26, 2015. He was born April 29, 1998 in Anchorage, Alaska to Donald Edward Hauenstein and Susan Leigh Ann Maguire Bryce. […]

May 29, 2015 ·
Lori Landstrom and Sharon Ganser - Photo by Dot Bardarson

The Seward Arts Council looking for financial support of new garden

Look around town.  You can tell its Spring! Gardens are sprouting. One of the town’s murals was being taken over by weeds, so the Seward Mural Society went into action, asking the Resurrection Bay Garden Club for ideas. Two of its members, got excited about putting in a beautiful garden at the base of the fishermen mural.  CJ Rae designed […]

May 28, 2015 ·

Nominations for local historic preservation efforts accepted now!

2015 Historic Preservation Award Nominations for local historic preservation efforts accepted now!   This annual award recognizes local preservation efforts and encourages community understanding and appreciation of Seward’s history. For over 100 years, many Seward citizens have enriched our sense of place and community.  Without the hard work and civic pride of those that came before us, Seward would not […]

May 28, 2015 ·

Information for upcoming Council Work Session on June 18

From the Seward City Clerk – The Seward City Council will have a work session with city administration and the Seward Community Health Center to discuss questions submitted by the SCHC regarding a capital grant and potential hospital project.  This information can be found on the city’s main webpage, or by clicking the link below. http://www.cityofseward.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=236 The work session will […]

May 28, 2015 ·

PUBLIC NOTICE: Salmon Creek Flood Control Project, Seward, AK

Please review the “Draft Interim Integrated Feasibility Report, Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact” for the Alaska District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ flood control project at Salmon Creek, near Seward, Alaska. The project’s public notice is also attached and provides instructions on how to access the report on the Corps’ web site and how to submit written […]

May 28, 2015 ·

Refuge Celebrates Grand Opening of Visitor Center in Soldotna

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge News Release – May 27, 2015 – Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will celebrate the Grand Opening of your new Visitor Center on Saturday, May 30, from 1:00- 5:00pm. At the top of Ski Hill Road in Soldotna, the new Visitor Center sits tucked into the hillside surrounded by boreal forest. The building features a sod roof, […]

May 28, 2015 ·

Job Opening at the Library Museum

CITY OF SEWARD POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT The City of Seward is hiring a Library Museum Technician. This is a regular, full-time position, with benefits, paying $15.57/hr. Performs difficult and complex tasks based upon detailed knowledge of particular library, museum and information technology functions. Responsible for quality control of library museum records. Manages and implements interlibrary loan, notary and passport agency procedures. […]

May 28, 2015 ·

2nd Annual Alaska Halibut Event for the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation (WWIA) Heroes

Seward, AK: 06 JUN – 10 JUN 2015 Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation (WWIA) is hosting yet another great event for Purple Heart recipients in Seward, AK.  The WWIA in conjunction with Host John Moline, owner of Kenai Fjords Bed and Breakfast and President of INN and OUT Charters, Inc. is proud to offer the 2nd annual WWIA Alaska Halibut […]

May 28, 2015 ·

SBCFSA Regular Meeting June 1

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a regular board meeting at 6:00 pm, Monday, June 1, 2015.  The agenda includes Permits for Review KRC11289 Williams Construction of New Home, Letters from Zimmerman and Murkawsky/Mezirow Regarding Lost Creek, Proposal to Gather and Collect GPS Control, Establishing June and July Work Session Topics, and Informational Item Public Notice of Change […]

May 28, 2015 ·

Firefighters battle 61-acre blaze near Hope

Firefighters battle 61-acre blaze near Hope, Alaska.  See the Peninsula Clarion for more information. http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-22/firefighters-battle-61-acre-blaze-near-hope

May 27, 2015 ·

Kenai Fjords Tours Receives Award of Excellence from Trip Advisor

CIRI Alaska Tourism News Release – The world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor, has once again awarded Kenai Fjords Tours and Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge with their prestigious Award of Excellence. Only 10 percent of worldwide businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious accolade, which honors hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments consistently achieving outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. To […]

May 27, 2015 ·

Museum exhibit highlights longtime businesses

Resurrection Bay Historical Society will be hosting the opening of a new Seward Museum exhibit on Thursday, May 28 from 7-8 p.m. The exhibit highlights “Brown & Hawkins” and “Urbachs,” two Seward businesses that have served residents and non-residents alike for 100 years. Please join us for this special event. An RBHS membership meeting will follow at 8 p.m.

May 27, 2015 ·

Community Supports Graduates of 2015

They did it!  The Class of 2015 graduated last week and with the support of the community many of them will be continuing their education in the fall.  Local donations totaled a remarkable $57,775.00!   We would like to thank all of the businesses and staff that contributed scholarships to the senior class:   Seward Businesses Scholarships Active Abilities Alaska SeaLife […]

May 26, 2015 ·
Seward veterans perform the Three-Gun Salute on Memorial Day 2015. Heidi Zemach photo.

Memorial Day marked in Seward

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The rain let up by late morning Monday, May 25th at the American Legion Cemetery in Seward as a couple hundred Seward residents sang the national anthem, bowed their heads for prayers, and remembered the sacrifice of veterans who died fighting wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Korea and WWI and WWII. Gleaming white wooden crosses […]

May 25, 2015 ·

Job announcement

Portage Transport is seeking a full time, year around van truck driver. Must have a class B CDL with ability to attain a haz mat endorsement. Must be detail orientated, able to handle high stress situation, ability to make customer service first priory, clean driving record, clean criminal history and able to pass drug testing. Pay is DOE, competitive to […]

May 25, 2015 ·

Job Opening at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Sales and Cafe Agent This position is responsible for Front of House Reservations and Ticketing functions, Customer Service and Sales of all admission, tours, encounters, as well as visitor information capture and completion of the annual Visitor Survey. Café functions include taking and fulfilling orders in a timely, accurate and friendly manner, as well as cleaning and stocking of inventory. […]

May 25, 2015 ·
COMMUNITY-WIDE POT LUCK ON MAY 29!!!

COMMUNITY-WIDE POT LUCK ON MAY 29!!!

The Seward Paddling Association is excited to announce that this year’s season kick-off pot luck will be this coming Friday, May 29!  Everyone is welcome to attend… let’s celebrate the 2015 summer! When :  Friday, May 29 2015 at 7:00 pm Where :  The waterfront pavilion in Seward Why :  To celebrate the summer & our love of water sports… […]

May 25, 2015 ·
EMS Responds to Collision in Moose Pass

EMS Responds to Collision in Moose Pass

Shortly after 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, two small vehicles collided violently in Moose Pass on the Seward Highway. State Troopers, USDA Forest Service law enforcement and units of Moose Pass and Bear Creek emergency medical services rushed to the scene and rendered aid.

May 23, 2015 ·

Coast Guard Cutter Mustang responds to fuel spill in Cook Inlet

United States Coast Guard District 17, Alaska News Release – Coast Guard, agency partners respond to fuel spill in Cook Inlet, Alaska ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Personnel from the Coast Guard, Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Department of Conservation, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Cook Inlet Regional Citizen Advisory Council are responding to a report of a […]

May 23, 2015 ·
KCHU Radio Spring Newsletter

KCHU Radio Spring Newsletter

Thank You! On behalf of all of us at KCHU, our listeners & the Board of Directors, Thank You!  A sincere thanks to the many new & renewing members who pledged during our spring drive! We almost reached $20,000. The Spring drive was one of the most successful in the past many years thanks to supporters like you! The House budget has […]

May 23, 2015 ·

First Trail Race of the Summer!

The Dixon/Holden Memorial Tonsina 5K Race will be held in May this year, on Sunday, May 31 at 10:00 am. In lieu of a registration fee, donations are accepted which go to endowments set up in memory of Jerry Dixon and his nephew, mountaineer Seth Holden. For all details, please go to dixonholden5k.weebly.com, or call Kipp Dixon at 362-1270. Family friendly event!

May 23, 2015 ·
Roy Dougherty Memorial Today – Sat. May 23

Roy Dougherty Memorial Today – Sat. May 23

The memorial for Roy Dougherty is today at the Branson Pavilion near the waterfront playground from 2-11 PM.

May 23, 2015 ·
Temporary Summer Library & Museum Hours

Temporary Summer Library & Museum Hours

The Library’s temporary hours will be in place until  we are fully staffed. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the limited evening hours. The earthquake movie, “Waves Over Seward” will begin its seasonal screening on Tuesday, May 26th.  The film will be shown Monday thru Saturday at 2:00 PM.  The Museum admission fee of $5 includes entry to the film. […]

May 22, 2015 ·

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Changes to Public Use Regulations for Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Press Release – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Changes to Public Use Regulations for Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Rule aims to balance public use and safety with resource conservation May 20, 2015 – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today published a proposed rule that maintains protections for the world-class natural resources of the Kenai […]

May 22, 2015 ·