Articles by: Sarah Fink

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The Seward Arts Council looking for financial support of new garden

Look around town.  You can tell its Spring! Gardens are sprouting. One of the town’s murals was being taken over by weeds, so the Seward Mural Society went into action, asking the Resurrection Bay Garden Club for ideas. Two of its members, got excited about putting in a beautiful garden at the base of the fishermen mural.  CJ Rae designed […]

May 28, 2015 ·

Nominations for local historic preservation efforts accepted now!

2015 Historic Preservation Award Nominations for local historic preservation efforts accepted now!   This annual award recognizes local preservation efforts and encourages community understanding and appreciation of Seward’s history. For over 100 years, many Seward citizens have enriched our sense of place and community.  Without the hard work and civic pride of those that came before us, Seward would not […]

May 28, 2015 ·

Information for upcoming Council Work Session on June 18

From the Seward City Clerk – The Seward City Council will have a work session with city administration and the Seward Community Health Center to discuss questions submitted by the SCHC regarding a capital grant and potential hospital project.  This information can be found on the city’s main webpage, or by clicking the link below. http://www.cityofseward.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=236 The work session will […]

May 28, 2015 ·

PUBLIC NOTICE: Salmon Creek Flood Control Project, Seward, AK

Please review the “Draft Interim Integrated Feasibility Report, Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact” for the Alaska District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ flood control project at Salmon Creek, near Seward, Alaska. The project’s public notice is also attached and provides instructions on how to access the report on the Corps’ web site and how to submit written […]

May 28, 2015 ·

Refuge Celebrates Grand Opening of Visitor Center in Soldotna

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge News Release – May 27, 2015 – Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will celebrate the Grand Opening of your new Visitor Center on Saturday, May 30, from 1:00- 5:00pm. At the top of Ski Hill Road in Soldotna, the new Visitor Center sits tucked into the hillside surrounded by boreal forest. The building features a sod roof, […]

May 28, 2015 ·

SBCFSA Regular Meeting June 1

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a regular board meeting at 6:00 pm, Monday, June 1, 2015.  The agenda includes Permits for Review KRC11289 Williams Construction of New Home, Letters from Zimmerman and Murkawsky/Mezirow Regarding Lost Creek, Proposal to Gather and Collect GPS Control, Establishing June and July Work Session Topics, and Informational Item Public Notice of Change […]

May 28, 2015 ·

Firefighters battle 61-acre blaze near Hope

Firefighters battle 61-acre blaze near Hope, Alaska.  See the Peninsula Clarion for more information. http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-22/firefighters-battle-61-acre-blaze-near-hope

May 27, 2015 ·

Kenai Fjords Tours Receives Award of Excellence from Trip Advisor

CIRI Alaska Tourism News Release – The world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor, has once again awarded Kenai Fjords Tours and Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge with their prestigious Award of Excellence. Only 10 percent of worldwide businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious accolade, which honors hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments consistently achieving outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. To […]

May 27, 2015 ·

Coast Guard Cutter Mustang responds to fuel spill in Cook Inlet

United States Coast Guard District 17, Alaska News Release – Coast Guard, agency partners respond to fuel spill in Cook Inlet, Alaska ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Personnel from the Coast Guard, Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Department of Conservation, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Cook Inlet Regional Citizen Advisory Council are responding to a report of a […]

May 23, 2015 ·
KCHU Radio Spring Newsletter

KCHU Radio Spring Newsletter

Thank You! On behalf of all of us at KCHU, our listeners & the Board of Directors, Thank You!  A sincere thanks to the many new & renewing members who pledged during our spring drive! We almost reached $20,000. The Spring drive was one of the most successful in the past many years thanks to supporters like you! The House budget has […]

May 23, 2015 ·

First Trail Race of the Summer!

The Dixon/Holden Memorial Tonsina 5K Race will be held in May this year, on Sunday, May 31 at 10:00 am. In lieu of a registration fee, donations are accepted which go to endowments set up in memory of Jerry Dixon and his nephew, mountaineer Seth Holden. For all details, please go to dixonholden5k.weebly.com, or call Kipp Dixon at 362-1270. Family friendly event!

May 23, 2015 ·
Roy Dougherty Memorial Today – Sat. May 23

Roy Dougherty Memorial Today – Sat. May 23

The memorial for Roy Dougherty is today at the Branson Pavilion near the waterfront playground from 2-11 PM.

May 23, 2015 ·
Temporary Summer Library & Museum Hours

Temporary Summer Library & Museum Hours

The Library’s temporary hours will be in place until  we are fully staffed. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the limited evening hours. The earthquake movie, “Waves Over Seward” will begin its seasonal screening on Tuesday, May 26th.  The film will be shown Monday thru Saturday at 2:00 PM.  The Museum admission fee of $5 includes entry to the film. […]

May 22, 2015 ·

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Changes to Public Use Regulations for Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Press Release – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Changes to Public Use Regulations for Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Rule aims to balance public use and safety with resource conservation May 20, 2015 – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today published a proposed rule that maintains protections for the world-class natural resources of the Kenai […]

May 22, 2015 ·
Be safe with wildland fire this Memorial Day Weekend

Be safe with wildland fire this Memorial Day Weekend

Alaska Interagency Coordination Center News Release – May 20, 2015 Fairbanks, Alaska — With extreme fire danger levels around much of the state and no relief in sight heading into the Memorial Day Weekend, wildfire officials in Alaska urge extreme caution with any kind of activity that could spark a wildfire. Lack of precipitation this spring and hot, dry weather […]

May 22, 2015 ·

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge and Resurrection Roadhouse at Seward Windsong Lodge Earn Wine Spectator Award of Excellence again

CIRI Alaska Tourism Press Release – May 19, 2015 Once again, the carefully selected wine collections and culinary creations of Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge and Resurrection Roadhouse at Seward Windsong Lodge have won the nod of approval for the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. Since 1981, Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Wine List Awards has recognized the world’s best wine lists. Restaurant establishments […]

May 22, 2015 ·

The Dirty Hands perform at the Res Art May 24

“The Dirty Hands” live at Resurrect Art Coffee House Sunday May 24th at 7:00 p.m. $10 at the door The Dirty Hands describe themselves as “displaced Georgians, mostly” adding that their sound is influenced by “yesterday and days before it.” To the layman, however, The Dirty Hands could easily be lumped in the Alt-Country genre whilst teetering on a Tom Waitsian abyss. […]

May 21, 2015 ·
“Every Hero has a Story” Summer Reading Program

“Every Hero has a Story” Summer Reading Program

Every Hero Has a Story is Seward Community Library’s Summer Reading Program theme for preschool and elementary school students. Families are invited to the annual Kick-Off Party on Saturday, May 30th from Noon-2:00pm for free food & fun! This program, coordinated in partnership with the Seward/Moose Pass Imagination Library, provides a fun way to include reading and related activities in […]

May 21, 2015 ·
Chris Lopez Donation Fund

Chris Lopez Donation Fund

May 20, 2015 ·
Work progresses at Lowell Point Lagoon

Work progresses at Lowell Point Lagoon

Major progress was made today as new bio domes were lowered into Lowell Point Lagoon by helicopter as a major part of the cleaning and upgrade process to the lagoon.

May 18, 2015 ·

Phone scams reported in southcentral Alaska

Homer Electric Public Service Announcement – Utilities, including Homer Electric, are getting reports from businesses regarding suspicious phone calls. The phone scam is targeting customers in Anchorage and on the Kenai Peninsula. The fraudulent caller impersonates a utility representative and requests payment for the customer’s supposed past due bill and threatens immediate disconnection of electric service if the bill is […]

May 18, 2015 ·
SPRD Bulletin May 15

SPRD Bulletin May 15

SPRD Bulletin… Bike Rodeo Thanks! Seward Parks & Rec would like to thank everyone who helped with the annual Bike Safety Rodeo Sat, May 9th. With the help of volunteers and contributors the Rodeo was another fun community event. Thank you to our title sponsor Terry’s Tires and to Shoreside Petroleum, the“Helmet Junction” sponsor.  Both of these businesses give very […]

May 16, 2015 ·
USCGC MUSTANG Promotes Safety First

USCGC MUSTANG Promotes Safety First

  By LT Matthew Brinkley, Commanding Officer, USCGC MUSTANG – In preparation for National Safe Boating Week and the 2015 fishing and boating season, your local US Coast Guard Cutter MUSTANG (WPB 1310) wants to share some reminders to stress the importance of safety to help reduce boating accidents and fatalities. Boating safety is one of the Coast Guard’s top […]

May 15, 2015 ·

Coast Guard Observes National Safe Boating Week in Alaska

United States Coast Guard 17th District Alaska News Release – Coast Guard Observes National Safe Boating Week in Alaska KODIAK, Alaska — In recognition of National Safe Boating Week 2015, the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary across Alaska are encouraging and promoting safe boating practices to protect lives at sea. The National Safe Boating Week campaign is a public outreach […]

May 15, 2015 ·
Seward PTSA Garage Sale May 23

Seward PTSA Garage Sale May 23

Its spring so it must be time for the semi annual PTA garage this Saturday May 23rd! As always it will be held in the high school cafeteria starting at 9 AM and ending at 2 PM. Donated items can be dropped at the loading dock in the back of the cafeteria starting Friday at 2 PM. If items need […]

May 14, 2015 ·
Take the Survey ONLINE and enter into a raffle for prizes!

Take the Survey ONLINE and enter into a raffle for prizes!

Please take the Seward Community Health Needs Assessment Survey! When you’ve completed the survey, forward this to your family and friends in the Seward to Moose Pass area. This survey is conducted every three years and the information has been used by many local organizations to address health and wellness needs in the community.

May 14, 2015 ·