Heidi Zemach for SCN – Without discussion, the Seward City Council last night unanimously approved a seven-percent pay increase for Seward City Manager James Hunt that brings his yearly salary to $115,700, or roughly the equivalent of $55.64 per hour. Along with the $7,000 annual pay increase, the council approved a new four-year employment agreement with Hunt that also increased […]
I thought our friends in Seward, Alaska might be interested in what a former Seward theatre student, Aaron Sarka, is doing. My thanks...
Dot Bardarson proudly points to the donor plaque mounted on the end of the graceful Wave Wall recently constructed as part of the Seward...
Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward Community Foundation’s endowment investment fund, now entering its sixth year, has continued...
Recent News & Information
Our monthly PTSA meeting is Tuesday evening, January 27 at 6:30 in the Elementary School library. Below is tonight’s agenda. Seward PTSA Agenda General Membership Meeting Seward Elementary School Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Call to Order Establish Quorum Approve Previous Minutes Approve Agenda Reports President’s Report & Communications – Al McCarty Treasurer (Budget) – Heather Shank Alaska PTA […]
http://www.borough.kenai.ak.us/landmgt/entitlements/2015-land-selection-interactive-survey The 2015 land swap is available on KPB website at the above link. There are also maps posted in the KPB Seward Annex located in the Sea View Plaza. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 10:00 to 3:00. Phone number is 224-2001 The deadline for State input is February 6, 2015.
This temporary schedule runs from February 3- February 26, 2015 Seward High School Pool Tues & Th Lap swim 6:00 – 8:00am Sat Feb 7, 14, 21 Lap swim 9:00 – 11:00 am Current schedule continuing until May 14 : T & Th Evenings Lap swim 5:00 – 6:00 pm Water Aerobics 6 – 7 pm
Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release – The Alaska SeaLife Center is currently caring for a blind harbor seal. Bryce was the last harbor seal pup rescue of 2014 after being found at Land’s End in Homer, AK. Because of his blindness, Bryce has been deemed non-releasable by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-National Marine Fisheries Service. Veterinary staff believe he […]
In January the Seward Community Foundation (SCF) awarded minigrants to three nonprofit organizations in Seward. A minigrant was awarded to Seward Senior Center to provide low income seniors who are participating in the USDA Commodity Subsidy Food Distribution program at the Seward Senior Center with a $50 Safeway Gift Card during the winter season to augment their ability to purchase […]
Composed of band members Danny Cronk (Guitar, Vocals), Shannon Marie (Vocals, Guitar) and Matt Faubion (Mandolin, Vocals), the Unfaithful Lovers are an Anchorage band that describe themselves as “Rough-and-rowdy bluegrass and hard-driving folk.” They will be performing at the Yukon Bar on January 30 & 31 beginning at 9PM. For more information about the Unfaithful Lovers, please visit them on Facebook or hear their music on […]
If you are 15-18 years old, like the outdoors, and are looking for a fun summer job, this opportunity is for you! This summer Kenai Fjords National Park is offering several positions to local youth interested in working for the Federal Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). Students will have a chance to engage visitors, learn what it takes to maintain the […]
Tips for Successful Grantwriting Monday, February 9, 2015 5:30 – 7:30pm Seward Library/Museum Community Room (Downstairs) Join Seward Community Foundation (SCF) advisory board member and professional grant writer, Madelyn Walker, for a free seminar to help tune your grant writing skills. Beginning grant writers welcome – we’ll look at the basics, diffuse the grant […]
by Brent A. Ursel PA-C Everyone knows that Disneyland is the happiest place on earth and any child can name numerous Disney characters. Unfortunately, Disneyland is now becoming known for something not fun or magic at all-measles. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease control) 68 California residents, 3 Utah residents, 2 Washington residents, 1 Colorado resident, 1 Oregon resident, and 1 […]
KPBSD News Release – Soldotna, January 23, 2015— The KPBSD Board of Education seeks public input into its process to select a superintendent of schools. The school board has sole responsibility for the selection of candidates, final interviews, and selection of the superintendent, but would like to consider the views and interests of the public to help guide those decisions. A […]
On your mark, get set…SELL! How can a home stand out from the competition when there are several homes for sale at similar prices in the neighborhood, or worse on the same street? Consider these home staging tips for home sellers, provided by home staging expert Debra Gould, also known as The Staging Diva®: 1. Use higher-wattage bulbs. Bright rooms […]
Lisa Robinson, VFW State Service Officer, will be available at the Seward Job Center 809 Second Avenue on Monday, January 26 from 1:00 to 4:00pm to answer questions about VA entitlements and provide FREE assistance filling out the application forms. All Veterans are welcome – VFW membership is not a requirement.
By Jim Jansen – Our budget deficit today is a result of low oil prices, low oil production and overspending, not oil tax reform. A group of Native leaders, unions, businessmen and thousands of Alaskans who care deeply about Alaska’s long-term economic future led a three-year campaign to reform oil taxes to stop the decline of oil production. We spent […]
By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The six youngsters from Seward and Moose Pass who make up Snow River String Band performed Saturday afternoon at the Anchorage Folk Festival, at Wendy Williamson Auditorium at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. It was their second performance at the festival—the last one a year ago, not very long after they had first […]
Poems in Place Kickoff Events in Seward February 6th & 7th Poems in Place places poems by Alaskan writers on permanent signs in two of Alaska’s State Parks each year. This year we are seeking poems for Caines Head State Recreational Area, Seward and Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park, Kodiak. ~ An Evening of Poetry will be held at Resurrect […]
What might happen when the old knowing that lives inside poetry marries the voices of wind, river, forest, the pull of the tide, or the quiet rhythm of a lake and is available to all who pass by? From February 1 to April 1, 2015, Poems in Place invites Alaskans to submit poems for Caines Head Recreation Area, near Seward […]
US Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class, Shawn Eggert reports that Pyxis Theta, a 600-foot oil/chemical tanker lost propulsion after leaving Port of Anchorage on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Coast Guard has no reports of injuries or pollution linked to the incident. Eggert said that USCG did not deploy assets to the scene. Tugs Glacier Wind and Stellar Wind escorted Pyxis […]
The musical trio Buttons & Strings will return to Moose Pass and Trail Lake Lodge this Friday the 23 to perform live. Buttons & Strings packed the house last year with a beguiling blend of lively traditional music, sing-alongs, tall tales, jokes, renditions of modern folk music and banter with the audience. Trail Lake Lodge will take orders from its dinner menu starting […]
Press Release – DATE: January 22, 2015 The Breeze Inn Motel in Seward is pleased to announce an extensive renovation project is currently underway throughout our facilities. As part of the renovations, rooms are receiving fresh paint, new carpeting, curtains and bedspreads. Additionally, the Breeze Inn Restaurant will be closed from February 9th until early March for a complete remodel […]
WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…KENAI…SOLDOTNA…HOMER… COOPER LANDING 408 PM AKST WED JAN 21 2015 …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THURSDAY TO 6 PM AKST FRIDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THURSDAY TO 6 PM AKST FRIDAY. […]