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Seward Highway Avalanche Closure Notification

Seward Highway Avalanche Closure Notification

There will be intermittent traffic delays Tuesday, February 14, 2017 on the Seward Highway for avalanche hazard reduction work between Bird and Portage near mileposts 100 to 80.  Motorists should expect delays of up to 1 hour between 8:30 am and 2:00 PM. Updates will be posted on the 511 […]

Random Kindness Alive and Well in Seward

Linda Corbin told Seward City News the following story about a random act of kindness at the grocery store: When I begin to think about moving away from Seward, it seems like something extraordinary happens.  Today, while in Safeway and checking out, I discovered that I had forgotten my wallet.  […]

Alaska Railroad Announces Layoffs

Alaska Railroad Announces Layoffs

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Today (February 10) the Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) announced the elimination of 49 positions as part of a major corporate restructuring effort. ARRC has experienced a 44% downturn in freight tonnage since 2008 (see attached graph) and has recorded a net loss from operations since 2015, with […]

Statewide Poetry Contest Deadline February 15th at 6pm

Statewide Poetry Contest Deadline February 15th at 6pm

The deadline for the 23rd Annual Statewide Poetry Contest is quickly approaching, please share this wonderful opportunity with Alaskan poets of all ages! Contest Divisions: Elementary School Middle School High School Adult Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each division. Entry Fees Elementary, Middle and […]

Seward Seahawk Cheerleaders Cheer Camp

Seward Seahawk Cheerleaders Cheer Camp

The Seward Seahawk Cheerleaders are hosting a cheer camp for students from 3rd through 8th grade. Join the Seward Seahawk Cheerleaders to learn cheers and stunts and perform during a varsity basketball game halftime! The camp dates are: Feb 24 from 4pm to 6pm and Feb 25 from 12:30pm to […]

Tsunami Bowl Comes to Town

Tsunami Bowl Comes to Town

The Alaska Regional National Ocean Bowl competition will be held at Seward High School on February 17-19th.  This is the 20th running of this event hosted by the UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.  Students arrive from all corners of the state to participate in this event.  This year […]

Prince William Sound RCAC Recertification Comments Open

Prince William Sound RCAC Recertification Comments Open

The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) is seeking recertification as the alternative voluntary advisory group for Prince William Sound, as authorized under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90). The application has been submitted to the U.S. Coast Guard, which is charged with assessing whether PWSRCAC […]

Three people walk away after their Cessna 180 crashed near a ridgeline landing strip in the vicinity of the Chakachatna River in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, Alaska, Jan. 30, 2017. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60T Jayhawk crew transported the three to Anchorage International Airport. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Coast Guard Rescues 3 from Kenai Peninsula Plane Crash

JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew located and rescued three survivors of a plane crash from a ridgeline landing strip in the vicinity of the Chakachatna River, in the Kenai Peninsula, Monday evening. The Jayhawk crew landed, brought the three survivors aboard and transported […]

Events and Schedule for 2017 Seahawk Classic

Events and Schedule for 2017 Seahawk Classic

The Seahawk Classic starts this Thursday, Feb 2 and runs through Saturday. There will be fundraisers at the tournament including a dessert auction on Friday and an Alaska Airlines raffle. Seahawk Spirit Gear will be available for sale throughout the tournament. For the dessert auction, dessert donations should be dropped […]

Backcountry Film Festival Saturday, February 4

Backcountry Film Festival Saturday, February 4

Join your fellow winter enthusiasts for an evening of provocative and wild films of skiing, reflections, snow school, Antarctica and a trip to China. 11 Films! Saturday February 4, 2017, KM Rae Building 201 Railway 6pm potluck: Food – $5 for soup, bread and soft beverage 7pm films: $10 for […]

Parents and Little Kids Drumming Feb 7 at 10am

Parents and Little Kids Drumming Feb 7 at 10am

Join Qutekcak and Parents as Teachers for a kids drumming circle on February 7 at 10am at the Qutekcak Building. You’re never too young to enjoy drumming and singing! The Qutekcak building is located at 221 3rd Avenue. If you have drums, please bring them. A dozen extras will be […]