Articles by: brentinseward

Seward Hwy Closed until approximately 8 PM Friday 7/31

The Seward Hwy is closed at the Portage turnoff until approximately 8 PM this evening after a major accident with injuries and a fatality involving a tour bus.

July 31, 2015 ·

Woman shoots self after demanding release of inmates from Spring Creek Prison

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 […]

July 28, 2015 ·
Moving day hampered by equipment issues

Moving day hampered by equipment issues

Brentinseward The City of Seward Electric Department had a planned power outage Thursday morning from 9:30 until approximately 10:30 to allow safe transportation of two large buildings  from the Seward Rec Camp   to the Questa Woods area. The first building went down the road with out any problems.   However, the second building experienced equipment issues and broke down on the 3rd bridge by Metco, […]

June 11, 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 ·
Baseball opening day

Baseball opening day

The 2015 Seward Little League season got underway on Sunday, April 26th, under semi-sunny skies. Seward Elementary School Principal David Kingsland threw out the opening pitch to usher in the start of the season. Many returning youth along with numerous experienced players participated in the four basic skill stations-batting, catching, throwing, and running. Coaches will be meeting this week to […]

April 27, 2015 ·
Seward Jail faces uncertain future

Seward Jail faces uncertain future

By Brent Ursel – Rumors. Let’s face it, they tend to run rampant in a small town. The juicier the better. And really, who hasn’t passed on some information that they heard from a “reliable source.” Some rumors have just enough truth to them to seem plausible: “Did you hear that the State of Alaska is running a huge budget deficit? […]

April 2, 2015 ·

Measles and you

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 […]

January 24, 2015 ·

New test for colon cancer

By Brent Ursel PA-C – A new test for colon cancer has recently been approved by the FDA and has been made available this week. Previously, to be screened for colon cancer involved having a colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy. This test would require going to Anchorage or Soldotna, taking laxatives a day prior to COMPLETELY clean out your system and then be […]

November 6, 2014 ·

Ebola vs Influenza-which should we fear more?

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 […]

October 20, 2014 ·
“Blood Moon” tonight

“Blood Moon” tonight

With clear skies, the second total lunar eclipse of the year should be visible from Seward.  The lunar eclipse will start at 12:45 A.M. and become total at 2:30. The eclipse will complete at 3:30 AM.. The “blood phase” will only be visible for approximately 10 minutes. What is a “blood moon”?  According to Sky and Telescope a blood moon is when, instead […]

October 7, 2014 ·

Special Weather Statement from NWS

Special Weather Statement SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK 407 PM AKDT THU AUG 28 2014 AKZ101-111-121-125-131-135-141-145-291500- ANCHORAGE-MATANUSKA VALLEY-WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA- WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-NORTHEAST PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND- SOUTHEAST PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-COPPER RIVER BASIN-SUSITNA VALLEY- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ANCHORAGE…EAGLE RIVER…INDIAN… EKLUTNA…PALMER…WASILLA…SUTTON…CHICKALOON…KENAI… SOLDOTNA…HOMER…COOPER LANDING…WHITTIER…SEWARD… GIRDWOOD…MOOSE PASS…VALDEZ…THOMPSON PASS…CORDOVA… GLENNALLEN…EUREKA…MCCARTHY…PAXSON…SLANA…TALKEETNA… WILLOW…CANTWELL 407 PM AKDT THU AUG 28 2014 …A COLD LABOR […]

August 28, 2014 ·
Phoenix Taxi rides again

Phoenix Taxi rides again

“QuackerJack” and his well “ducked out” taxi were involved in a serious T-bone accident several weeks ago that totaled the original Phoenix Taxi. But Jack would like all to know that you can’t keep a good man down-or him. And like the Phoenix of old, this Phoenix has also risen from the ashes. Once again Jack and his adorned taxi can be seen  […]

August 21, 2014 ·

Human remains found near Tonsina Creek Trail

http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/human-remains-found-on-mountain-near-seward/27515854    

August 15, 2014 ·
Local taxi destroyed in Saturday evening accident

Local taxi destroyed in Saturday evening accident

Well known and easily recognizable “Quacker Jack” or  “Mad Jack’s Taxi”,   adorned with numerous ducks, geese and recently a gramophone speaker to amplify his well known duck call, was destroyed in a Saturday evening accident at the corner of Nash and Old Nash Road. Witnesses report that the taxi was T-Boned while traveling east on Nash Road.  Jack was conscious and […]

July 27, 2014 ·

STORM WARNING:

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK 419 PM AKDT SUN JUN 15 2014 AKZ101-111-121-125-131-135-141-145-171-161330- ANCHORAGE-MATANUSKA VALLEY-WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA- WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-NORTHEAST PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND- SOUTHEAST PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-COPPER RIVER BASIN-SUSITNA VALLEY- KODIAK ISLAND- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ANCHORAGE…EAGLE RIVER…INDIAN… EKLUTNA…PALMER…WASILLA…SUTTON…CHICKALOON…KENAI… SOLDOTNA…HOMER…COOPER LANDING…WHITTIER…SEWARD… GIRDWOOD…MOOSE PASS…VALDEZ…THOMPSON PASS…CORDOVA… GLENNALLEN…EUREKA…MCCARTHY…PAXSON…SLANA…TALKEETNA… WILLOW…CANTWELL…KODIAK CITY 419 PM AKDT SUN JUN 15 2014 …AN UNSEASONABLY STRONG […]

June 15, 2014 ·

Public Health Advisory-Measles

Alaska Public Health Advisory Measles – Situational Awareness Distributed via AK PHAN June 5th, 2014 While Alaska has not had a known measles case in 14 years, over 300 cases have been reported in 18 U.S. states (including CA, OR, and WA) thus far in 2014. Most of the recent U.S. outbreaks were initiated through contact with imported cases, and […]

June 5, 2014 ·

Small quake shakes things up

A small earthquate, magnitude 4.5, shook up the Seward area Sunday evening at 8:59 P.M. Even though it was relatively minor, it was located only 40 miles northwest of Seward. It was at a depth of 26.6 miles.  There is NO danger of tsunami.    

May 4, 2014 ·
Opening Day

Opening Day

Local resident Danny Seavey threw out the first pitch for the 2014 Little League opening day.  Sixty five kids registered for the 2014 season and participated in skill stations for running, throwing, hitting and catching. Many more gathered under cloudy skies at the little league field and watched as excited players completed the various stations; hot dogs and chips capped […]

April 28, 2014 ·

Familiar faces.

Is it life imitates art; or art imitates life? The movie crew is in town shooting a movie. The news crew was in town shooting the movie crew. I’m sure everyone will recognize several familiar faces. http://www.ktva.com/seward-is-location-for-feature-film-694/

April 4, 2014 ·
No Foolin-Thornes goes smoke free

No Foolin-Thornes goes smoke free

April 1, 2014 ·
Dr. Hawthorne to begin OB/GYN speciality clinic in Seward

Dr. Hawthorne to begin OB/GYN speciality clinic in Seward

We are very excited to announce that Dr. Jo Lynn Hawthone  will be offering OB/GYN services to the residents of Seward, Moose Pass, and Cooper Landing two days a month, beginning April 9th. And to answer the big question that everyone will ask-NO, she will not be delivering any babies in Seward. However, women are welcome to have their deliveries […]

March 21, 2014 ·

winter storm watch

Winter Storm Watch URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK 402 PM AKST SAT MAR 8 2014 …ACTIVE WEATHER RETURNING TO THE SOUTHERN MAINLAND… .THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF WEATHER FRONTS WILL MOVE INTO SOUTH CENTRAL ALASKA FROM THE GULF OF ALASKA ON MONDAY. STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY SNOWFALL WILL SPREAD NORTHWARD ALONG THE EASTERN KENAI […]

March 8, 2014 ·
Glacier Family Medicine Clinic will offer additional appointment slots during transition.

Glacier Family Medicine Clinic will offer additional appointment slots during transition.

Glacier Family Medicine Clinic will offer additional appointment slots beginning Monday Feb 17th-Friday Feb 28th to help ease the burden on those requiring health care while the transition from Providence Seward Family Practice Clinic to the new Seward Community Health Center is being undertaken and the  Providence outpatient clinic will be closed. The GFMC staff will endeavor to do their absolute best to […]

February 14, 2014 ·

Counting down.

The Providence Family Practice Clinic will be closing this Friday, February 14th.  The new Community Health Center is scheduled to open on February 26th. Have you taken the necessary preparations for when the primary care facility will be closed? Have you checked your prescribtion bottles to make sure that you have refills on your necessary medications? If you have no […]

February 10, 2014 ·
What’s missing?

What’s missing?

It is many times difficult to notice what isn’t there. However, many residents have noticed that something is definitely missing from this group of trees by Clear Creek at mile 3.5. An Eagles nest which has delighted residents and visitors by the bus load for years blew down in the last big storm that passed through the area. Here’s hoping that they will […]

February 9, 2014 ·

Glacier Family Medicine now has EPIC access.

Glacier Family Medicine Clinic is pleased to announce that the staff has successfully completed the application process and training required to access Providence Health Systems electronic health records system, EPIC. This access is an invaluable tool for coordination of care between facilities and avoiding duplication of tests when patients have any labs, x-rays, physical therapy, etc.  done at any of the Providence facilities.  For any new […]

February 5, 2014 ·