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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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/
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On Saturday, February 1st, there will be a Celebration of Life for Vanta Shafer. It will be upstairs at the AVTEC Commons on 4th Ave. from 3-5. All who knew, and loved her, are invited to attend. Refreshments will be provided.
A “Celebration of Life” for Seward High school student, Alden Hamilton is being held Saturday, January 25th, from 3-7p.m. at the KM Rae Building, 125 3rd Avenue, Seward, Alaska. The celebration will be deliberately informal, with the family warmly welcoming all who may wish to attend. All are encouraged to bring memories and mementoes of Alden. If you would be […]
Brent Ursel PA-C Contrary to rumors going around town, Glacier Family Medicine Clinic is still accepting new patients. We are a fee for service facility and regretfully can not offer a sliding fee scale as we receive no financial aid/grants/support from the City, State, or Federal Government. We do accept most major insurances, medicaid and medicare. Please call 224 8733 if […]
Brent Ursel PA-C The only constant is change. A Greek philosopher, Heraclitus of Ephesus, has been credited for this quote. It was as true then (535 B.C-475 B.C.) as it is now. Change is rarely easy. The “Old Timers” have fond memories of Seward General Hospital, the babies that were born there, and the doctors that cared for the residents: […]
Brent Ursel PA-C Influenza, or THE FLU, has been marching across the United States in the past few months. Here in Alaska, the State Department of Epidemiology started seeing an uptick in reported cases, mostly of Influenza A, in mid December. Over the past several days, medical facilities in Seward have been seeing an increase in the number of people […]
Brent Ursel PA-C As we start another year, and many people have to start their deductible all over again (and many State employees have new insurance), I thought I would re- publish a primer on insurance terminology. Deductible-This is the amount you must pay BEFORE your insurance will kick in. The amounts vary widely and can start as low as $200.00 and […]
Glacier Family Medicine Clinic is pleased and excited to announce that Susan Porter will be joining the team at Glacier Family to perform ultrasounds and also take x-rays. Susan has over 30 years of experience as a radiological/ultrasound technican and has lived in Seward for the past 22 years. She was first employed by Seward General Hospital for her first 5 years in […]
Brent Ursel PA-C Effective January 1st, 2014, the State of Alaska will be changing their Third Party Administrator (TPA) for health insurance. Aetna Insurance has won the contract for the next few years. Health Smart was the previous TPA . State employees (current and retired) should start receiving their new insurance cards and welcome packets in the next week or […]
Reposted from KTUU.COM – ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaska State Troopers are investigating a Friday inmate-on-inmate assault at the Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward, with one Anchorage man facing possible charges and another reportedly in critical condition. According to a Monday AST dispatch, troopers received a call from a sergeant at the maximum security prison at about 7:30 p.m. Friday, […]
Freezing Rain Advisory URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK 433 AM AKST THU DEC 5 2013 AKZ125-052100- /X.EXT.PAFC.ZR.Y.0017.000000T0000Z-131205T2100Z/ WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WHITTIER…SEWARD…GIRDWOOD… MOOSE PASS 433 AM AKST THU DEC 5 2013 …FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON AKST TODAY FOR THE INLAND VALLEYS… * LOCATION…INLAND VALLEYS. * ICE ACCUMULATION…UP TO […]
The following four schools are closed today(Friday, November 22) due to poor road conditions: Moose Pass Seward Elementary Seward Middle School Seward High School.
Beloved local resident Skip Fletcher passed away early this morning at Providence Seward Medical Center. Marie thanks everyone for their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. He will be dearly missed. If anyone would like to drop anything by for the family, please contact Skip and Marie’s daughter Kambe Padgett.
The Seward Health Fair will be on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the AVTEC gym from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. AVTEC gym is located at 519 4th Ave. Seward, AK. This year, the AVTEC Student Health Fair and Seward Community Health Fair will be combined for a 1/2 day event. The Health Fair offers: * Free Blood screening tests * […]
The State of Alaska Medicaid program has recently upgraded their 25 year old computer system. As anyone who uses a computer is aware, “software upgrades” are often two of the most dreaded words users want to hear. Major system upgrades rarely go as planned and major inconveniences and delays mount. Unfortunately, this has been the case with the transition to the new medicaid data […]
Flood Watch FLOOD WATCH…CORRECTED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK 444 AM AKDT SUN OCT 27 2013 …FLOODING POTENTIAL FOR AREAS AROUND PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND… AKZ125-280100- /X.COR.PAFC.FA.A.0008.131028T0300Z-131029T0000Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WHITTIER…SEWARD…GIRDWOOD… MOOSE PASS 444 AM AKDT SUN OCT 27 2013 …FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON… THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR […]