Author: Rick Smeriglio

Seward Kids Compete in Geo Bee

PRESS RELEASE On Friday, April 1, 2016, Seward local 5th grade student Paxton Hill and 8th grade student Joshua Park traveled to Anchorage, Alaska to compete in the 28th annual National Geographic “Geo Bee”. Their qualification consisted of competing with the Seward student body to place 1st in their respective […]

Necklace of gold marketed by Sable Elegance and Ann Ellis. Photo by R. Smeriglio.

Startup Ore Mill Seeks Investors

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Optimism and a grubstake sustained early gold miners in the Kenai Mountains during the 1890s and into the 20th century. The nature of grubstakes has changed, but optimism remains essential. At an open house in Moose Pass last Saturday, Ed and Ann Ellis of […]

Poster displayed in the Seward, Breeze Inn lobby on Super Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Photo by R. Smeriglio.

Area Republicans Slightly Prefer Trump to Cruz

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — On Super Tuesday, registered Republicans from the Moose Pass, Bear Creek, and Seward precincts of District 29 voted in the 2016 Alaska Republican presidential preference poll. Of the five candidates on the paper ballot, Donald Trump received 38 percent of 151 total votes cast, […]

Seward Team Holds its Own in 2016 Tsunami Bowl

Seward Team Holds its Own in 2016 Tsunami Bowl

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Combine 19 teams of bright, motivated high-school students with a large, volunteer staff of research-scientists, university types, oceanographers and professional resource managers and then step back to observe the chemical reaction. You will get a weekend of intense competition and mentoring known as the […]

KPB Healthcare Task Force subcommittee meets with local providers in Seward Library. Photo by R. Smeriglio

Healthcare Group Hears From Seward Providers*

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Men and women who look after Seward’s healthcare needs met last Wednesday to address two questions: “What do you see as the biggest health problems impacting the people you serve?” and “What aspects of the healthcare system make it challenging for you to do […]

Tsunami Bowl 2016 Coming to Town

Tsunami Bowl 2016 Coming to Town

  Expect 19 teams of high school students from across Alaska to arrive in Seward on February 26 for the nineteenth annual competition known as the Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl. The Alaskan winner will have opportunity to compete in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. Shoshanna Brasher coaches the Seward […]

Bear Lake area showing KPB lands in yellowish green with Iditarod Trail shown as red line. Image courtesy of Kenai Peninsula Borough.

Seward Rotary Launches Bear Lake Planning Effort

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — As the beginning of a community service project intended to answer the question “What do we want for the Bear Lake area?”, Seward Rotary held a public meeting and distributed a survey to the public. Forty-two persons attended the publicly announced meeting held in […]