Recent News & Information

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 ·

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 ·
Want to Visit Exit Glacier this Winter?

Want to Visit Exit Glacier this Winter?

Reservations for Kenai Fjords National Park’s Willow Public Use Cabin are available starting today, Wednesday, October 15.  Please call the park or visit our website at http://go.nps.gov/willowcabin for more information.

October 15, 2014 ·
Mount Marathon Race Civil Suit Settled Out of Court

Mount Marathon Race Civil Suit Settled Out of Court

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – A civil wrongful death suit brought July 26th, 2013 by the estate of Michael LeMaitre, the rookie runner who disappeared without trace during the July 4,  2012 Mount Marathon race, against the Seward Chamber of Commerce has been settled out of court. The settlement of $20,000, a figure suggested by the Chamber’s insurance company […]

October 15, 2014 ·

10-14 Borough Assembly Report

14 October 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure If you don’t read further in this report, please note that my phone number has changed to 491-0828. I’ve given up my landline!! We had a relatively short meeting, filled with well wishing and good-byes to three veteran assembly members who were replaced in the October 7 election due to […]

October 14, 2014 ·
Seward City Reps Take Stand Against Legalizing Pot

Seward City Reps Take Stand Against Legalizing Pot

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council often refuses to take stands on controversial state ballot measures, but last night it passed a resolution by a 5-2 vote voicing its opposition to passage of Ballot Measure 2, the initiative legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Alaska, and urging voters to do the same. The vote was […]

October 14, 2014 ·
David Kingsland named National Distinguished Principal for 2014

David Kingsland named National Distinguished Principal for 2014

Seward Elementary School principal David Kingsland is Alaska’s National Distinguished Principal for 2014. He was nominated and selected through a statewide search process conducted by the Alaska Association of Elementary School Principals. The award includes a two-day trip to Washington D.C. this October to join other National Distinguished Principals at the special recognition program. Congratulations to David Kingsland on this […]

October 14, 2014 ·
North Council Advances Sector “Common Pool” Proposal for Formal Analysis

North Council Advances Sector “Common Pool” Proposal for Formal Analysis

North Pacific Fishery Management Council Press Release – (ANCHORAGE) – The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) voted unanimously to move forward, for formal analysis, the “Catch Accountability Through Compensate Halibut” (CATCH) proposal by Alaska’s guided recreational sector. SouthEast Alaska Guide Organization (SEAGO) Executive Director, Heath Hilyard commented, “We’re pleased that the Council recognized the merit of this proposal. There […]

October 14, 2014 ·