Alaska

KBEA SCHOLARSHIPS for Year 2015

KBEA SCHOLARSHIPS for Year 2015 KBEA (Kenai Borough Employees Association) scholarship committee is currently accepting applications for 4 scholarships of $500 each. The scholarships are available to all 2015 graduates of the Kenai Peninsula Borough (including public schools, private schools, and home-schooled). Applications and instructions are available from any Kenai Peninsula Borough High School counselors’ office or on the Borough’s […]

March 2, 2015 ·

ALERT: Seward Highway manhunt underway, do not pick up hitchhikers

Saturday a pursuit on the Seward Highway resulted in the fugitive escaping into the woods near Turnagain Pass.  For more information, see this article at adn.com and YouTube video of the suspect in pursuit as filmed by passerby

February 28, 2015 ·
NOAA vessel Oscar Dyson visits Seward

NOAA vessel Oscar Dyson visits Seward

The NOAA fisheries and oceanographic vessel Oscar Dyson arrived in Seward from Ketchikan, but soon departed for its home port of Kodiak. Built in 2005, it measures 63×15 m (206.7′ x 49.2′), 2218 gross tonnage. By comparison, the ice capable research vessel Sikuliaq, now in its home port of Seward, is almost 55′ longer and 1,211 tonnes heavier at 79.71 x15m […]

February 28, 2015 ·
Get your Girl Scout Cookies!

Get your Girl Scout Cookies!

Girl Scouts of Alaska News Release – Friday, February 27 marks the beginning of Girl Scout cookie booth sales.  Girl Scouts will be seen around town with tables full of Thin Mints and Samoas.  2015 marks the 98th anniversary of Girl Scout Cookies.  In 1917 girls in Savannah, Georgia began selling cookies to finance their Troop activities.  The tradition continues […]

February 26, 2015 ·
Talented SHS teens prove themselves statewide

Talented SHS teens prove themselves statewide

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward High School’s Debate Drama and Forensics team showed the state some outstanding competitive performances at the state tournament in Anchorage this past weekend, bringing home awards in all three of the completion categories. Competing against 24 other teams, and 255 participating students, the young team of 18, which is only in its fourth […]

February 24, 2015 ·
Closure on Seward Highway at Milepost 117

Closure on Seward Highway at Milepost 117

From AK511 Department of Transportation & Public Facilities – Due to a rockslide, there is an obstruction on the roadway at Milepost 117(Potter Marsh) blocking traffic. Expect delays while the clearing is in progress

February 19, 2015 ·
Save the Date!

Save the Date!

February 18, 2015 ·

Alaska Legislative Teleconference for February 16-20

The link below is for teleconferences scheduled for the week of February 16 thru February 20. If you wish to participate in an upcoming teleconference, please call the Seward LIO for updates at 224-5066.   http://w3.legis.state.ak.us/index.php?tab2=type%3DAll%26com%3D%26startDate%3D2%2F16%2F2015%26endDate%3D02%2F21%2F2015#tab2   Seward’s Legislators are:   Senator Peter Micciche 1-800-964-5733 Sen.Peter.Micciche@akleg.gov   Representative Mike Chenault 1-800-469-3779 Rep.Mike.Chenault@akleg.gov   Constituent services for Representative Chenault: Wendy Focose […]

February 17, 2015 ·

Freshwater springs found beneath the face of Columbia Glacier

Prince William Sound Regional Citizen’s Advisory Council Press Release – Researchers working with the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council have found what are believed to be the first documented freshwater springs at the base of a tidewater glacier in Alaska. This investigation was conducted by the Prince William Sound Science Center in support of ongoing Council research focused […]

February 17, 2015 ·
Second Moose Pass Rendezvous a success despite warm spell

Second Moose Pass Rendezvous a success despite warm spell

By Jason Aigeldinger for SCN – In this, a most fickle season devoid of snow but rich in ice, a group of winter enthusiasts in Moose Pass took a chance and put on a celebration. The weather was not ideal. But at the end of the day it didn’t really matter. Friends and neighbors from the Kenai Peninsula and beyond […]

February 16, 2015 ·

IDITAROW 2015 …..come join the fun!

IDITAROW is BACK!!!!!!! This year (2015) marks the 9th Iditarow!  The event is being hosted this year by 5th Ave Fitness at 231 5th Ave here is Seward, Alaska (Thank you 5th Ave fitness!!!). This a great way to get together with some friends (both old and new), co-workers or family for a few days of team work, fun and […]

February 15, 2015 ·
2nd Annual Moose Pass Winter Rendezvous FEB 13-15

2nd Annual Moose Pass Winter Rendezvous FEB 13-15

Moose Pass is for Lovers….of winter recreation in the Chugach of course! By Bobbie Jo Skibo Moose Pass residents and those who visit know the secret about winter in the quaint Chugach Mountain town! Winter is the time when Moose Pass comes alive on the lake with skiing, hockey, dog sledding and more. The sense of community is something to […]

February 14, 2015 ·
Reared red king crab from Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery survive well when released into the wild

Reared red king crab from Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery survive well when released into the wild

Alaska King Crab Research, Rehabilitation and Biology (AKCRRAB) February News Flash – Trident Basin, near Kodiak, is now home to a group of hatchery-reared red king crab. NOAA researchers Chris Long, Pete Cummiskey, and Eric Munk released 11,250 crab into experimental plots in August 2014, and have tracked their survival and movement. The released juveniles were reared at the Alutiiq Pride […]

February 12, 2015 ·
KPBSD and other agencies worry about state budget deficit impacts

KPBSD and other agencies worry about state budget deficit impacts

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – No matter where I go these days, the Seward Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Seward City Council Meeting, Legislative Information Office, or even the grocery store, people are talking about the state’s multibillion dollar budget deficit reductions, and their ramifications for the Seward area. Kenai Peninsula School District Interim Superintendent Sean Dusek was the Seward […]

February 11, 2015 ·
High school scientists document impacts of sea ice melt in Arctic

High school scientists document impacts of sea ice melt in Arctic

  Heidi Zemach for SCN – Nineteen teams representing some of the best and brightest students from across Alaska came together at Seward High School February 6-8 to compete, and learn from one another about the many effects of the melting sea ice in the Arctic that accompanies Global Climate Change. The 18th annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl’s Alaska Region […]

February 10, 2015 ·

Alaska Legislature’s Teleconference and Committee Schedule for February 9-13

The link below is for teleconferences scheduled for the week of February 9 thru February 13. If you wish to participate in an upcoming teleconference, please call the Seward LIO for updates at 224-5066.   http://w3.legis.state.ak.us/index.php?tab2=type%3DAll%26com%3D%26startDate%3D1%2F30%2F2015%26endDate%3D2%2F6%2F2015#tab2     Seward’s Legislators are:   Senator Peter Micciche 1-800-964-5733 Sen.Peter.Micciche@akleg.gov   Representative Mike Chenault 1-800-469-3779 Rep.Mike.Chenault@akleg.gov     Seward Legislative Information Office PO […]

February 6, 2015 ·
Bethel Museum seeks assistance in finding stolen artifacts

Bethel Museum seeks assistance in finding stolen artifacts

  If you have information about the missing artifacts, please call the Bethel Police Department at 907-543-3781. For more information about the theft, visit http://www.ykhc.org/2015/02/04/native-artwork-stolen-from-ykhc-headquarters/.

February 6, 2015 ·

Alaska Railroad solicits ideas for 2016 official art print

Alaska Railroad Corporation News Release – Alaska Railroad solicits ideas for 2016 official art print Alaska artists called to submit annual art contest entries by Feb. 27, 2015 ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) is now soliciting submissions for its annual commemorative artwork program. The artist selected will be commissioned to create artwork that is the basis for […]

February 6, 2015 ·
“Backing out of Time” free film screening February 12

“Backing out of Time” free film screening February 12

Please join Producer/Director Mary Katzke at the Seward Premier of the Alaskan documentary, Backing out of Time. A sensitive and educational documentary following several Alaskan families who cope with caring for their parents who suffer with Alzheimer’s Disease. Seward Library, Thursday, February 12th, at 6:30pm.

February 5, 2015 ·
Seward's NOSB team last year. Heidi Zemach  photo.

Seward welcomes teams to the Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl this weekend

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Nineteen high school teams from across Alaska will descend on Seward Thursday afternoon to participate in the 18th annual Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl. It’s a three-day regional science competition where teams of students pit their knowledge against one another in buzzer-style quiz-bowls, and present original research papers that display each teams’ insight into […]

February 5, 2015 ·

1947 SEWARD ALASKA

I posted pictures a couple of years ago that George Daniels gave me of 1947 Seward Alaska, but there were a lot more pictures that I didn’t post,thought I would share them. Most of the pictures are of Seward area, some of the later pictures are of George’s business in Port Townsend WA.,He was known as Fiberglass George. https://donutsdoo.wordpress.com/2015/02/04/territorial-alaska-1947-george-daniels/ Enjoy

February 4, 2015 ·
R/V Sikuliaq Homecoming Celebration March 6-8

R/V Sikuliaq Homecoming Celebration March 6-8

  Join the University of Alaska Fairbanks as they celebrate the homecoming of the R/V Sikuliaq in Seward: March 6: Ship tours, 1-4:30 p.m., Dale R. Lindsey Terminal (railroad dock) March 7: Commissioning ceremony and reception, 11 a.m., Dale R. Lindsey Terminal (railroad dock) Ship tours, noon-5 p.m., Dale R. Lindsey Terminal (railroad dock) March 8: Ship tours, 1-4 p.m., Dale R. Lindsey […]

February 2, 2015 ·
Debate continues over proposed borough ban on commercial marijuana cultivation

Debate continues over proposed borough ban on commercial marijuana cultivation

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The phone has been ringing off the hook at Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member Sue McClure’s house in Seward since an ordinance by her colleague, Kelly Wolf, calling for a ban on all commercial cultivation of marijuana in the borough, and putting the matter up for a public vote in October was introduced Jan. 20. […]

January 31, 2015 ·

Constituents’ teleconference with local state legislators February 5

February 5, 2015 at 5:30 there will be a Constituents’ Meeting with local state legislators via teleconference at the Seward LIO. The LIO is located at 302 Railway Ave. in the SeaView Plaza Building. Please use the Railway Avenue door to the LIO. The link below is for teleconferences scheduled for the week of February 2 thru February 6. If […]

January 30, 2015 ·