Alaska

Obama’s announcement from Seward: More Icebreakers [Video]

Obama’s announcement from Seward: More Icebreakers [Video]

SEWARD, Alaska – Seward City News reporter Rick Smeriglio captured President Obama’s announcement from Seward, that the USA needs more icebreakers plying the Arctic Ocean.

September 1, 2015 ·
President Obama leaving Seward Boat Harbor

President Obama leaving Seward Boat Harbor

September 1, 2015 ·
President Will Announce Renaming of Mt. McKinley to Denali

President Will Announce Renaming of Mt. McKinley to Denali

Submitted by the Office of the White House Press Secretary – Tomorrow in Anchorage, President Obama will meet with leaders from the Alaska Native community along with Governor Bill Walker, Lt. Governor Byron Mallott, and Senator Lisa Murkowski to discuss ways to strengthen cooperation between the Federal Government and Alaska Native tribes, including by furthering progress in developing cooperative management […]

August 30, 2015 ·

Kenai Fjords National Park’s Exit Glacier Area Temporarily Closed for Presidential Visit

Beginning on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 12:01 am through late afternoon that same day, the Exit Glacier area of Kenai Fjords National Park will be temporarily closed to the public in order to support the historic visit of President Barack Obama. The closure begins at the park boundary, Mile 7.5 on the road to Exit Glacier (Herman Leirer Road). […]

August 30, 2015 ·
President Obama to visit Anchorage and Seward

President Obama to visit Anchorage and Seward

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary August 28, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, August 31, the President will travel to Anchorage, Alaska. While in Anchorage, the President will participate in a roundtable with Alaska Natives and address the Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER) Conference. GLACIER will convene foreign ministers from Arctic nations […]

August 28, 2015 ·

High Wind Warning – Eastern Kenai Peninsula

High Wind Warning URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK 921 AM AKDT THU AUG 27 2015   …UNUSUALLY STRONG LATE SUMMER WINDSTORM…   .A STRONG UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE ORIGINATING IN THE ARCTIC WILL DIVE SOUTHWARD ACROSS SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA BY LATE TONIGHT. THIS WILL LEAD TO STRONG WINDS…ESPECIALLY THROUGH MOUNTAIN GAPS. SOME OF THE HIGHEST WINDS WILL BE […]

August 27, 2015 ·
Local Officials Stay Tightlipped about Presidential Visit

Local Officials Stay Tightlipped about Presidential Visit

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — When then President Warren G. Harding arrived in Seward on July 13, 1923 aboard the U.S.S. Henderson, people knew his itinerary and welcomed him at the dock. Historic photographs show President Harding standing on the platform of an Alaska Railroad (Alaska Northern Railway Co.) passenger car with a crowd gathered around. More than the […]

August 26, 2015 ·
Congressman Young’s Message to Alaskans Prior to President’s Visit

Congressman Young’s Message to Alaskans Prior to President’s Visit

Press Release from Congressman Don Young –  Dear Friends, In less than a week, President Obama and a massive team of White House officials will touch down at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) for their first official visit to Alaska and the U.S. Arctic. With the rumor mill still churning, the only official word so far are stops in Anchorage, Seward, […]

August 26, 2015 ·

Secretary Kerry to Visit Anchorage 

Press Statement John Kirby Department Spokesperson Washington, DC August 25, 2015 Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Anchorage, Alaska on August 30 to host the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER). During GLACIER, Secretary Kerry will lead and participate in sessions focused on changes in the Arctic and the global implications […]

August 25, 2015 ·

2015 Seward Energy Forum & Fair to be Held at AVTEC in October

Seward, Alaska August 24, 2015 – The City of Seward and the Seward Alternative Energy Group (SAEG) are hosting their second annual Seward Energy Forum & Fair on October 9th & 10th, 2015. The 2015 Seward Energy Forum & Fair – Taking Steps to a Sustainable Community will be held at AVTEC – Alaska’s Institute of Technology from 10 to […]

August 24, 2015 ·
Walkers get a warm Seward reception

Walkers get a warm Seward reception

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- More than 60 Seward residents met informally with Alaska Governor Bill Walker and first lady Donna Walker during a community open house at Seward Community Library Museum Friday afternoon, August 21st. The Walkers, who have been travelling throughout the state this summer, scheduled their Seward visit to coincide with Sunday’s Lost Lake Race for Cystic […]

August 24, 2015 ·
Kenai Fjords National Park Earns Pinnacle Award

Kenai Fjords National Park Earns Pinnacle Award

Kenai Fjords National Park recently earned a coveted Pinnacle Award for the 2014-2015 school year from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) for their newly established distance learning program. CILC is recognized nationally and internationally as the leader in content aggregation, consulting, and support services that assist organizations with the utilization of videoconferencing and other collaborative technologies. The […]

August 24, 2015 ·

President Obama Scheduled to Visit Seward

SEWARD, Alaska – According to an article published this morning from Alaska Dispatch News, President Barack Obama will be visiting Seward, Alaska Tuesday September 1st.  He is scheduled to arrive in Alaska on August 31. For more information, see this article at adn.com: http://www.adn.com/article/20150824/white-house-obamas-alaska-visit-will-include-seward-dillingham-and-kotzebue

August 24, 2015 ·
Aurora over Seward – By Ron Niebrugge

Aurora over Seward – By Ron Niebrugge

Last night, Seward, Alaska. Here is a first – I photographed the aurora last night for over an hour in shorts and flip-flops!  Far cry from my typical aurora clothing where I’m more likely to be in bunny boots! Only a couple of people in the entire campground had any idea this was happening overhead last night at 2:00 a.m.  […]

August 24, 2015 ·

Lost Lake Run 2015 Results

Lost Lake Run 2015 Race Results: https://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-16136

August 22, 2015 ·
Seward Paddling Association POT LUCK on 8/29/15- Everyone Welcome!!

Seward Paddling Association POT LUCK on 8/29/15- Everyone Welcome!!

We invite everyone to attend the fall pot luck for the Seward Paddling Association next Saturday, August 29!!  Let’s celebrate what an incredible summer this has been. WHEN : Saturday, August 29 at 7:00 pm. WHERE : The Waterfront Pavilion, downtown BRING : Bring some food and BYOB.  If you’d like to bring food to grill out, we’ll be sure […]

August 21, 2015 ·
Students welcomed to AVTEC and community for fall semester

Students welcomed to AVTEC and community for fall semester

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Students from across Alaska and beyond arrived in Seward this weekend to attend the fall semester of AVTEC, Alaska’s Institute of Technology, which began Monday. More students will arrive and leave with the individual training programs and certification courses offered. AVTEC held student orientation sessions on Monday, and had several events and activities to […]

August 19, 2015 ·
Community Open House with Bill and Donna Walker August 21

Community Open House with Bill and Donna Walker August 21

August 19, 2015 ·
Dinner & Auction on Fox Island this Saturday, August 22

Dinner & Auction on Fox Island this Saturday, August 22

Tickets are still available! Call 907-224-3445 to get yours today. Auction items include: fishing trips, passes on the Alaska Railroad, jewelry, artwork, quilts, lodging gift cards, restaurant gift cards, and MORE! All proceeds benefit training for local firefighters and EMTs. 

August 18, 2015 ·
Vision Quest completes AVTEC Dormitory Public Art

Vision Quest completes AVTEC Dormitory Public Art

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The new dormitory at AVTEC, which opened in January, 2014, has had its final work of public art installed, to be enjoyed for generations to come, thus completing the Alaska 1-percent-for Art funding set aside for state buildings and projects. A fantastical perforated aluminum seascape sculpture featuring a man paddling a kayak, tossed among […]

August 17, 2015 ·
Kenai Fjords in the Field: Summer 2015 Edition

Kenai Fjords in the Field: Summer 2015 Edition

If you are wondering what the biologists, physical scientists, and archeologists at Kenai Fjords National Park do in the summertime, come read our park blog at http://www.nps.gov/kefj/blogs/kenai-fjords-in-the-field-2015.htm.  On our blog, we share experiences, photos, and even videos about our field projects.  You can learn about how we deal with the unpredictable weather and rugged field conditions.  Unlike more formal reports […]

August 14, 2015 ·
Cook Inlet Aquaculture Produces Salmon and Protects the Resource

Cook Inlet Aquaculture Produces Salmon and Protects the Resource

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Salmon occupy a central place near the very heart of coastal Alaskan identity. With numerous competing interests vying for their share of fish, the resource won’t sustain itself if left unattended. Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association wants to keep the salmon coming. Gary Fandrei, executive director of CIAA spoke at a recent Seward Chamber of […]

August 13, 2015 ·

Art Walk in the Garden Awards

Friends of the Seward Library and the Garden Fairies wish to thank all of the community that stopped by during the Art Walk in the Garden event this last Friday! Thanks also to Nan Thompson and her sewing friends for the donations of the many ‘Fiber Art’ pieces and the individuals that gave. Over $600 was raised that will be […]

August 11, 2015 ·
Crimson Monarch as it receives 68,400 metric tons of coal from Usibelli mine in Healy, coming off the conveyor belt. Heidi Zemach photo.

DEC hears different views of AES’s permit to allow coal to fall into bay

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – About 35 people attended a public hearing by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation on its plan to issue an individual pollutant discharge elimination system permit to Aurora Energy Services Inc., allowing it to legally allow coal to fall from its belt conveyor system, transfer feeder, and swing arm shiploader system into Resurrection Bay. […]

August 10, 2015 ·
Steinbrecher inducted into Hall of Fame

Steinbrecher inducted into Hall of Fame

Famed Seward coach, social studies teacher and athletic director Roger Steinbrecher was inducted into the AASA Alaska School Activities Association (AASA) High School Hall of Fame Sunday, August 2nd at the Hilton Hotel in Anchorage.  His family, friends and several colleagues from Seward High School were there to celebrate and honor a man they loved and miss. Steinbrecher was one […]

August 5, 2015 ·
Art Walk in the Garden this Friday

Art Walk in the Garden this Friday

Enjoy a walk through the finest flower garden in Seward during this month’s First Friday festivities. The Seward Community Library Association will be hosting 13 pieces of fiber art in the garden located on the south side of the Seward Community Library & Museum (corner of 6th and Adams). Proceeds from sale of the artwork will go towards maintaining and […]

August 5, 2015 ·