Articles by: Sarah Fink

Seward Highway closed at Mile 91

From the AK 511 Twitter feed – There has been an accident on the Seward Highway at milepost 91. The road is closed, expect long delays and be prepared to stop.

July 3, 2015 ·
Seward’s Fourth of July Weekend Schedule of Events

Seward’s Fourth of July Weekend Schedule of Events

  Don’t forget the Nordic Ski Club pasta feed on July 3rd from 5-7PM at the Seward Middle School.  See more information here: http://sewardcitynews.com/2015/06/mt-marathon-race-pasta-feed-july-3/ Also, the Mount Marathon Race awards ceremony will be held on July 4th at the AVTEC gym beginning at 6PM.

July 3, 2015 ·
Expedition Alaska to take on Mount Marathon July 5

Expedition Alaska to take on Mount Marathon July 5

  On Sunday, July 5, beginning at 9AM, teams from throughout the world will take on Mount Marathon as part of Expedition Alaska, a 7-day, multi-sport, 380 mile adventure race through Alaska. The race began on June 28 at Eklutna and will end in Seward on July 5. Twenty co-ed teams have been kayaking, traversing glaciers, mountain biking, trekking and packrafting their way […]

July 2, 2015 ·
Additional “3022 ft.” showings July 2 & 3

Additional “3022 ft.” showings July 2 & 3

The new documentary, “3022 ft.” will show again on July 2 & 3 at UAF’s Rae Building at 5:30 & 7:30 each night. Read more about this film here: http://sewardcitynews.com/2015/07/3022-ft-to-premier-in-seward-as-anticipation-builds-for-this-years-mount-marathon-race/ Early release DVD’s of 3022 ft. will be on sale at this event for $15 and are set to increase to $20 at a later date this fall. Get them now […]

July 2, 2015 ·

Holland America Line is now accepting grant applications

Holland America Line Release – July 1, 2015 – Applications are now being accepted by the Holland America Line Community Advisory Board (CAB) for grants to local service and non-profit groups in Seward. The CAB consists of Seward civic and business leaders who advise Holland America Line on local corporate contributions and community involvement projects. The Seward CAB distributes corporate […]

July 1, 2015 ·

Suspension of Fireworks Sales Suspended in Kenai Peninsula Borough

Alaska State Fire Marshal News Release – June 30, 2015 – FIREWORKS SUSPENSION UPDATE The Alaska State Fire Marshal’s Office, in accordance with Alaska Administrative Code 50.025 Fire Code, has cancelled the suspension of sales of Fireworks In the following areas: Copper River Valley Fairbank North Star Borough Kenai borough Matanuska Susitna Borough Municipality of Anchorage Tanana Valley north of […]

June 30, 2015 ·
Burn closure lifted for campfires and charcoal BBQ’s

Burn closure lifted for campfires and charcoal BBQ’s

THE STATE Department of Natural Resources DIVISION OF FORESTRY/DIRECTORS OFFICE RELEASE –  As of 0800 hours this morning June 30th 2015 the BURN CLOSURE for campfires and charcoal BBQ’s is being lifted.  The Burn Suspension for debris pile burning and burn barrels will remain in place until we receive significant precipitation.  

June 30, 2015 ·
Power Outage at SMIC June 29

Power Outage at SMIC June 29

June 28, 2015 ·
Sign up now! Stylin’ Stitches Youth Soccer League for ages 3-17

Sign up now! Stylin’ Stitches Youth Soccer League for ages 3-17

Click here for the registration form: http://www.cityofseward.us/DocumentCenter/View/2405.

June 26, 2015 ·
Reminder: Kenai Peninsula Burn Closure still in Effect

Reminder: Kenai Peninsula Burn Closure still in Effect

Alaska Department of Natural Resources Release – June 26, 2015 – Soldotna, Alaska – The Burn Closure activated earlier this month is still in effect.  This means that there is No Open Burning allowed. This includes campfires, warming fires, signal fires, burn barrels and charcoal fires.  A gas or electric BBQ grill or fish smoker is permissible. Also, fire officials want […]

June 26, 2015 ·
Eastern portion of Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area now open

Eastern portion of Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area now open

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge News Release – June 25, 2015 – Effective at noon today, Thursday June 25, 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reopening the following campgrounds within the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area: Hidden Lake Campground Upper Skilak Campground Engineer Lake Campground Lower Ohmer Campground Jean Lake Campground Kelly Lake Campground Peterson Lake […]

June 26, 2015 ·

SBCFSA Regular Meeting July 6

The next Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area regular meeting will be held Monday, July 6th at 6pm at the KPB Seward Annex office  in Sea View Plaza at 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. The agenda includes Permit for Review US Army Corps of Engineers POA-1998-771-M2 Bardardson Salmon Creek, New Business Lost Creek, and Informational Items Resolution Authorizing KPB Mayor to […]

June 25, 2015 ·
Father’s Day spent in a boom lift

Father’s Day spent in a boom lift

  Submitted by Dot Bardarson – The father/son duo of Rolf and Leif Bardarson spent Father’s Day in the buckets, washing windows and painting the bow of the Holland America ship that was in port.      

June 25, 2015 ·
Mark Ramboa takes the lead in the 2015 Seward Halibut Tournament

Mark Ramboa takes the lead in the 2015 Seward Halibut Tournament

Mark Ramboa of Michigan is currently in the lead of the 2015 Seward Halibut Tournament with his 291.2 lb halibut caught on the Fish House’s F/V Perseverance on June 22. Also caught was a tagged fish that landed Mark Wilson of Minnesota a $1,000 John Deere gift certificate donated by Seward Heavy Industrial Power. Wilson’s fish was caught on Saltwater Safari’s F/V […]

June 24, 2015 ·

Body found in Upper Trail Lake

A body has been discovered at Upper Trail Lake. Although unconfirmed, it is suspected that it is Matthew Asturi, the Trail Lake Lodge employee who went missing April 21, 2015. Read more at the Alaska Dispatch News here: http://www.adn.com/article/20150624/body-found-lake-near-seward-believed-be-missing-las-vegas-man

June 24, 2015 ·

Earthquake with 5.8 magnitude felt in Seward

At 2:32PM, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Alaska and was centered in Willow. No local damage is reported.

June 24, 2015 ·
Ukulele Russ to perform June 28

Ukulele Russ to perform June 28

  For more information about Ukulele Russ, please visit his website at http://www.ukuleleruss.com/.

June 24, 2015 ·
Power Outage at SMIC June 24

Power Outage at SMIC June 24

June 23, 2015 ·

Firefighter sustains minor injuries following bear encounter

Chugach National Forest News Release – Firefighter sustains minor injuries following bear encounter   Cooper Landing – On Monday evening, June 22, a firefighter working on the Juneau Lake Fire in Chugach National Forest encountered a bear and sustained minor injuries. Due to the remote location of the encounter, the most direct transport was a life med helicopter which airlifted […]

June 23, 2015 ·
Seward Community Library & Museum Returns to Regular Summer Hours

Seward Community Library & Museum Returns to Regular Summer Hours

Seward Community Library & Museum Returns to Regular Summer Hours The Library is open until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.   Library Summer Hours Mon: 10am – 6pm Tues, Wed, Thurs: 10am – 8pm Fri, Sat:  10am – 6pm Closed on Sunday Museum Summer Hours Tuesday – Saturday:  10 am – 5 pm Closed on Sunday   Waves […]

June 23, 2015 ·
Burn closure still in effect throughout Alaska

Burn closure still in effect throughout Alaska

Department of Natural Resources News Release – (Fairbanks, AK) – Despite a burn closure that is in effect for pretty much the entire state, Division of Forestry firefighters continue to chase down reports of campfires, debris burns and other activities currently prohibited due to the high fire danger that persists throughout Alaska. There were 152 new fires reported in Alaska […]

June 22, 2015 ·
Stetson Creek & Juneau Lake wildfire update

Stetson Creek & Juneau Lake wildfire update

United States Forest Service and Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 4 Release – Stetson Creek and Juneau Lake fires FIRE UPDATE:   June 20, 2015, 2100 Fire Information Email:  stetsoncreekfire2015@gmail.com Phone:  907-595-1244 Information hours:  8:00 am – 8:00 pm   Incident Management Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 4, Type 2 IMT Incident Commander:  Brian Goff   Incident Command Post Cooper Landing […]

June 21, 2015 ·
SPRD Press Release June 19

SPRD Press Release June 19

SPRD Bulletin…   ZUMBA at the AVTEC Gym! Mondays @ 5:30; Drop in: $7 or 5 class Punch card: $25 Zumba is a Latin dance inspired fitness class for all levels. When you come to class, expect to have fun, sweat and get a great workout!   Stylin’ Stitches Youth Soccer League will be held on Mon & Wed nights […]

June 20, 2015 ·
Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival June 20 & 21

Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival June 20 & 21

2015 Summer Solstice Festival June 20th & 21st    Mile 29.5 Seward Hwy – Moose Pass Food Booth, Beer Garden, Vendors, Local Art Booth, Carnival Games, Bake Sale, T-Shirt and Mug/Glasses Sales June 20th: Tyson James and The Strangs, The Jeffery Able Band, Green Tara and the Handsome Gents, Alder Bash June 21st: Music, Auction, Raffle   Raffle Tickets: $1.00 […]

June 20, 2015 ·

Kenai Peninsula Borough Fireworks Suspension

Alaska State Fire Marshal’s Office Release – The Alaska State Fire Marshal’s Office has expanded the localities to be included in the immediate suspension on fireworks in accordance with Alaska Administrative Code 50.025 Fire Code. In cooperation with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources / Division of Forestry the suspension will include the sale and use of all fireworks and […]

June 19, 2015 ·
Reminder: ALADDIN marionette show tomorrow, Friday at the Library

Reminder: ALADDIN marionette show tomorrow, Friday at the Library

June 18, 2015 ·