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Avalance Awareness Class December 13

Avalance Awareness Class December 13

November 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·
“Water Skiing Alaska Style”

“Water Skiing Alaska Style”

  By Ron Niebrugge – Saturday evening, Seward, Alaska. Someone water skiing in front of the house on Saturday night in Seward, Alaska. Crazy – as much of the lower 48 battles cold and snow, we have had beautiful days this past week that often broke 50 degrees! To see more of Ron Niebrugge’s work, please visit www.wildnatureimages.com and http://www.my-photo-blog.com/.

November 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Give Thanks for Species Rescued From the Brink of Extinction

Give Thanks for Species Rescued From the Brink of Extinction

Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release – Give Thanks for Species Rescued From the Brink of Extinction Accredited zoos and aquariums are saving more than 30 endangered species and the Alaska SeaLife Center Plays a Leading Role. Steller’s eider Seward, Alaska (November 17, 2014) – As American families prepare for the annual ritual of giving thanks, they can add to their […]

November 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Why is it so hard to “just leave”?

Why is it so hard to “just leave”?

By Dawn McDevitt – I grew up not knowing my real father, with a hard working single mom who married when I was 5. By age 11 her husband adopted me. I wouldn’t say I had a horrible life but it was not easy. My adoptive dad was very strict, quick tempered, and harsh with his words. I being the […]

November 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Reminder: Civil Air Patrol Open House & BBQ November 16

Reminder: Civil Air Patrol Open House & BBQ November 16

November 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·

The public is welcome to attend the Seward State Parks Advisory Board Meeting November 18

The next Seward State Parks Advisory Board Meeting will be held on November 18th from 5-7pm at the AVTEC Culinary Arts building in the Banquette room.  The public is always welcome to attend and encouraged to provide comments.

November 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward Energy Fair Today at AVTEC

Seward Energy Fair Today at AVTEC

The City of Seward and the Seward Alternative Energy Group (SAEG) is hosting their first Seward Energy Fair today, November 15, 2014. The fair will be held at AVTEC – Alaska’s Institute of Technology Student Service Center from 12 to 5 pm. Key note speakers from local and statewide agencies will be reviewing energy options for businesses and home owners […]

November 15, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – October 2014

October was unusually dry with slightly above normal temperatures in the Kenai Fjords National Park area. There was no measurable precipitation at the Seward airport for two thirds of the month (20 days) leaving the total monthly precipitation far below normal. Combined with the below-normal precipitation that characterized most of the spring and summer, Seward was at a cumulative 13.2 […]

November 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Switch on to Alternative Energy at the Seward Energy Fair

The City of Seward and the Seward Alternative Energy Group (SAEG) are hosting their first Seward Energy Fair on November 15, 2014. The fair will be held at AVTEC – Alaska’s Institute of Technology Student Service Center from 12 to 5 pm.  This free event is being held in order to educate and update our local community members about the […]

November 12, 2014 · 0 comments ·
HGTV’s “Living Alaska” Casting Call!

HGTV’s “Living Alaska” Casting Call!

Living Alaska News Release – Hit  HGTV  Series  Casting  in  Alaska!  Calling  all  real  estate  agents  and  their  clients!   If  you’re  outgoing,  outspoken  and  have  always   wanted  to  show  off  your  love  of Alaska  to  millions  of  viewers,  then  we  want  to  hear  from  you! What’s  the  show  about? Part  travel  show,  part  home  show,  this  hit  series  airing  on […]

November 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Online Open House for Seward Highway Mileposts 17-22.5 Rehabilitation Project Ends November 16

Online Open House for Seward Highway Mileposts 17-22.5 Rehabilitation Project Ends November 16

  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.   Reminder:  Online Open House  open through November 16 Our Online Open House, currently accessible on the project website,  provides an opportunity […]

November 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Lori Hamilton, PA-C, Joins Seward Community Health Center

Lori Hamilton, PA-C, Joins Seward Community Health Center

The Board of Directors and staff of Seward Community Health Center (SCHC) are extremely pleased to announce that Lori Hamilton, a licensed and certified Physician Assistant (PA), has recently joined its staff as its first permanent medical provider. Lori, who started at the Health Center on Oct. 27, is seeing both new and established patients. She will be providing a […]

November 10, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Southcentral state park advisory boards seeking new members

Southcentral state park advisory boards seeking new members

(Soldotna, AK) – Applications are currently being accepted for four state park advisory boards in Southcentral Alaska. Seats are currently available on the Southern Kenai Peninsula, Kachemak Bay, Seward, and Valdez state park advisory boards. State park advisory boards are the primary tool that state park officials use to involve the public in the management of state parks. “Public involvement […]

November 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Movember! Bringing the ‘Stache back to create awareness for Men’s Health.

Movember! Bringing the ‘Stache back to create awareness for Men’s Health.

Let’s face it, men. When it comes to our health, we act more like big, hairy animals than real men. Sure, we’re busy. Work, family, kids. When was the last time you had a nap? And going to the doctor? Forget it. If it can’t be cured over-the-counter, then it’s probably not curable, right? Wrong. These are only excuses. Most […]

November 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Health Care Exchange Open Enrollment Opens this Weekend November 15th.

Seward, Alaska – Now is the time to begin planning to sign up for affordable health insurance for 2015. Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace begins Saturday, November 15, 2014.  Financial help is available to offset the cost of insurance. 88% of Alaskans who applied last year were eligible for cost savings. Alaskans who have already signed up for […]

November 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Poverty of the Heart

Poverty of the Heart

  By H.B. Bardarson “The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many […]

November 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Homer Electric Association Presents Case for Hydro Plant Near Moose Pass

Homer Electric Association Presents Case for Hydro Plant Near Moose Pass

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – At a public meeting in Moose Pass on November 6, Homer Electric Association (HEA) spent two hours and 20 minutes of a meeting scheduled for three hours, making a case for constructing a 5-mega-watt hydroelectric generating plant powered by the outflow of Grant Lake. According to HEA, the proposed plant would add about four […]

November 9, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Nominations Open for 2015 Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards

Nominations Open for 2015 Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards

Alaska SeaLife Center Public Service Announcement – The Alaska SeaLife Center established the Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards to give recognition to those who have made significant contributions to ocean sciences, education, and resource management in Alaska. Nominations for the 2015 Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards are open now through December 8, 2014. To be awarded at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium […]

November 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Hang Onto Your Birdseed, Warm Winter Has Bears Stirring

Hang Onto Your Birdseed, Warm Winter Has Bears Stirring

Alaska Department of Fish & Game Press Release – (Anchorage) – If you enjoy feeding birds in winter, don’t place your feeders outside quite yet. Winter is off to a slow start in many parts of Southcentral Alaska and bears are still stirring. “We’ve had a flurry of bear activity reports lately, especially in parts of Eagle River,” said Jessy […]

November 7, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Civil Air Patrol Open House/BBQ November 16

Civil Air Patrol Open House/BBQ November 16

Interested in aviation? Or maybe the military? Or emergency services? If so, the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program is for you! If you’re 12–18 years old and looking for a challenge, join us for an informative introduction to Civil Air Patrol, the official civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. Learn about the incredible opportunities CAP has to offer, including […]

November 7, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – September 2014

September marked the arrival of autumn in the Kenai Fjords area with relatively mild conditions including warmer than normal temperatures, slightly above-normal precipitation and no significant wind events. Daytime high temperatures remained in the 50s and 60s (degrees F) with a maximum high of 69 degrees F reached on September 7th. Nighttime lows were well above freezing on most nights, […]

November 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Unofficial Seward Lowell Point Election Results

Unofficial Seward Lowell Point Election Results

From City of Seward Clerk’s Office – Here are the unofficial results from the November 4, 2014 General Election for the Seward/Lowell Point Precinct: US Senator Mark Begich: 300 Mark S. Fish: 37 Ted Gianoutsos: 24 Dan Sullivan: 309 Write Ins: 7   US Representative Forrest Dunbar: 293 Jim C. McDermott: 55 Don Young: 321 Write Ins: 6   Governor/Lt […]

November 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Donate Used Cell Phones at Wells Fargo for Cell Phones For Soldiers Drive

Wells Fargo Press Release – ANCHORAGE, Nov. 3, 2014 – From now through November 30, Wells Fargo and nonprofit Cell Phones For Soldiers Inc. are asking Alaskans to help commemorate Veterans’ Day by donating gently-used cellular phones at any of Wells Fargo’s 49 banking stores in Alaska, and during Alaska Aces hockey games at the Sullivan ArenaNovember 14-15. By donating […]

November 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
VOTE TODAY!

VOTE TODAY!

The 2014 General Election is today, November 4. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Seward/Lowell Point residents will vote  at the KM Rae Building located at 125 Third Avenue in Seward. Residents outside of city limits will need to vote at Bear Creek Fire Department. For voting information, please visit the State of Alaska Division of Elections website […]

November 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
FREEzing Winter Wednesdays begin November 5

FREEzing Winter Wednesdays begin November 5

    Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release – Seward, AK – November 3, 2014 – The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) invites Alaska residents to FREEzing Wednesdays. During winter months, Alaskans receive free general admission to the Alaska SeaLife Center every Wednesday, November 5, 2014 through February 25, 2015. Alaska residents must present valid I.D. for admission. Kids under 12 must […]

November 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·