Articles by: Sarah Fink

Public Involvement in Superintendent of Schools Selection

Public Involvement in Superintendent of Schools Selection

KPBSD News Release – Soldotna, January 23, 2015— The KPBSD Board of Education seeks public input into its process to select a superintendent of schools. The school board has sole responsibility for the selection of candidates, final interviews, and selection of the superintendent, but would like to consider the views and interests of the public to help guide those decisions. A […]

January 24, 2015 ·

Opinion: Blaming oil tax reform for Alaska’s current budget deficit is just plain wrong

By Jim Jansen – Our budget deficit today is a result of low oil prices, low oil production and overspending, not oil tax reform. A group of Native leaders, unions, businessmen and thousands of Alaskans who care deeply about Alaska’s long-term economic future led a three-year campaign to reform oil taxes to stop the decline of oil production. We spent […]

January 23, 2015 ·
Live at the Library with Seward Musicians January 31

Live at the Library with Seward Musicians January 31

January 23, 2015 ·
Girl Scouts donate cookies to the Food Pantry

Girl Scouts donate cookies to the Food Pantry

The Girl Scouts of Seward’s Troop 263 visited the He Will Provide Food Bank recently.  They brought with them special treats for the less fortunate families here in Seward – Girl Scout Cookies!  Many thanks to the girls and their leaders.

January 21, 2015 ·

SBCFSA Work Session & Board Meeting February 2

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board will hold a work session Monday, February 2, at 6:00 pm, followed by the regular board meeting at 7:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122.  The work session topic will be the FY2016 Budget. For more information contact the SBCFSA Office at 302 Railway […]

January 21, 2015 ·

Hazardous Waste Collection Day January 24

Hazardous Waste Collection Day Date Saturday, January 24, 2015 Time 8:00 am – 5:00 pm ADT Where Seward Transfer Facility 3200 Dimond, Seward, AK  <http://maps.google.com?q=3200+Dimond+Blvd%2c+Seward%2c+AK+99664> The Kenai Peninsula Borough’s hazardous waste program gives households and small businesses the opportunity to properly dispose of hazardous waste and chemicals. Businesses are charge a fee; households are free. All businesses must pre-register with […]

January 20, 2015 ·

Peninsula Art Guild ‘Calling for Artists’ for March 2015 Biennial Judged Art Exhibit

The Peninsula Art Guild is ‘calling for artists’ to enter their March, 2015 Biennial Judged Art Exhibit at the Kenai Fine Arts Center.   Up to two pieces, may be submitted no later than5pm, Saturday, Feb. 28 to the art center at 816 Cook Avenue in Old Town Kenai.  Artwork must be original and ready for presentation.  Cathleen Rolph will […]

January 20, 2015 ·
Seward Highway Milepost 17-22.5 Design Update and Outreach Recap

Seward Highway Milepost 17-22.5 Design Update and Outreach Recap

Alaska Department of Transportation Press Release – The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will rehabilitate and improve the safety of 5.5 miles of the Seward Highway between the communities of Moose Pass and Seward, Alaska.   Public Involvement Recap This year, the DOT&PF project team has participated in several […]

January 11, 2015 ·
Shawn LaRose to perform in Seward January 9 & 10

Shawn LaRose to perform in Seward January 9 & 10

Shawn LaRose will be performing at the Yukon Bar beginning at 9PM on January 9 & 10. Shawn is  a one man band that sings and plays guitar over pre-recorded backing tracks. A favorite throughout Alaska, he’s been performing for over 20 years. Visit his website at http://www.shawnlarose.com/home.html.

January 6, 2015 ·

City of Seward Request for Proposal

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Sports Officials &/or Sports Associations Contracts CITY OF SEWARD   The City of Seward requests proposals from qualified individuals, companies or firms for Sports Officials Scheduling, Payment and Management Services at various SPRD venues. SPRD staff will schedule games, matches and contests and otherwise manage the sports leagues and tournaments. The contractor will recruit, train, manage, schedule, […]

January 6, 2015 ·

Winter January-May Pool Schedule

SEWARD HS POOL SCHEDULE Jan 4 – May 22   2015 Lap Swim          M, W, F   6:30 – 8:00am,  5:00 – 6:30pm                  T & Th   11:00 – 12:30pm                  Sun      5:30 – 7:00 pm                Open Swim         M, W, F   6:30 – 7:50pm                  Sun      4:00 – 5:20pm Parent & Tot Swim    T & Th  11:00 – 12:30 pm T & Th nights: […]

January 6, 2015 ·
Tour boat partially sinks in Seward Small Boat Harbor

Tour boat partially sinks in Seward Small Boat Harbor

The 85 foot catamaran Spirit of Adventure, which is owned and operated by Major Marine Tours, was discovered partially submerged by a passerby in Seward Small Boat Harbor this morning. Three of the rearmost compartments near the engines had flooded overnight until coming to rest on the bottom of the harbor and leaving the bow buoyant and pitched up at about a 40 […]

December 6, 2014 ·
Reminder: Avalanche Awareness Class December 13

Reminder: Avalanche Awareness Class December 13

December 1, 2014 ·
The Eternal Cowboys to perform at the Yukon Bar November 28 & 29

The Eternal Cowboys to perform at the Yukon Bar November 28 & 29

The Eternal Cowboys will be performing at the Yukon Bar on November 28 & 29 with performances begin at 9PM. Coming from Anchorage, The Eternal Cowboys consider themselves a Country/Western/Punk/Dirty South/Hip-Hop/Ethnic Authentic/Blues/Rock band. For more information, please visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/EternalCowboys

November 25, 2014 ·
Everyone has a part to play

Everyone has a part to play

By: Dawn McDevitt, DVSA Coordinator at SeaView Community Services – Victim blaming is easy for people because they don’t understand the dynamics of domestic violence.  It is easier for them to ask “Why doesn’t she just leave?” instead of asking “Why does their partner abuse them?” Please understand there are a variety of reasons that keep victims in their dangerous […]

November 24, 2014 ·

GCI Great Alaska Shootout kicks off a new era this year at Alaska Airlines Center

Press Release –  GCI Shootout attendees can win 1 million Alaska Airlines miles, tech prizes and much more  ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – Alaska’s largest telecommunications company will ring in a new era of the state’s premier basketball tournament when the GCI Great Alaska Shootout begins on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the Alaska Airlines Center. The tournament’s championship teams will not be the […]

November 23, 2014 ·

4.1 Earthquake hits Seward

An earthquake 70 miles NW of Seward struck at 8:32 this morning, November 23, with a preliminary magnitude of 4.1. For more information about this latest shake, please visit: http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/

November 23, 2014 ·
Sneak Peak: Alaska Starts Here

Sneak Peak: Alaska Starts Here

The Travel Channel will be airing a special on Seward named Alaska Starts Here. The premier is tomorrow Sunday, November 23rd at 9 PM according to their schedule HERE. From the Travel Channel: “Alaska Starts Here The weathered, worn, time-hardened port city of Seward, AK, explodes to 10 times its population every summer, offering untamed, raw Alaska adventures like wrestling monster […]

November 22, 2014 ·
Local Student attends ANSEP Middle School Academy in Anchorage

Local Student attends ANSEP Middle School Academy in Anchorage

Press Release – ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – The Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP) is currently hosting 48 middle-school students from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, including Seward student Jack Gunter,  for its November Middle School Academy. Throughout this two-week, all-expenses-paid program, Jack will participate in team-based learning activities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) career fields. Middle School Academies […]

November 22, 2014 ·
SPRD Bulletin November 21

SPRD Bulletin November 21

SPRD Bulletin… URBACHS youth Basketball is right around the corner! Saturdays at Sports & Rec January 24th – March 21st Preschool through 5th grade. Sat, Jan 10th there will be a FREE Jamboree where you can meet the coaches, work on your skill and scrimmage with your friends at 10am. Register by Dec 19th to receive a complimentary team jersey, […]

November 22, 2014 ·

Special City Council Meeting Canceled for December 4

From the Seward City Clerk – The Special City Council meeting for the City Manager’s evaluation has been canceled.  The matter will come before the City Council to reschedule at their December 8, 2014 meeting.  

November 20, 2014 ·
In Memory of Clif Simons

In Memory of Clif Simons

Clifton William Simons, aged 53, died suddenly on November 1, 2014 in Barrow, Alaska. He was born in Binghamton, N.Y., and grew up in Macedon, N.Y. After graduating from Palmyra Macedon Central School, he went to the University of Alaska Fairbanks where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He worked in the Probation Department at Spring Creek Correctional […]

November 19, 2014 ·