Author: brentinseward

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

“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”?  […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.    

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 […]

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/

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]