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Flooding isn’t Seward Airport project’s only concern

Flooding isn’t Seward Airport project’s only concern

Heidi Zemach for SCN – The little Seward Airport doesn’t seem to get much public traffic. But some of the traffic it does get: Medevac aircraft collecting people with serious health emergencies, Coast Guard helicopters refueling during stopovers, or helicopters used to search and rescue missing boaters or hikers, can be vital to the town. When major flooding undermined the runway […]

by · September 18, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Harbor seal pup release postponed

Harbor seal pup release postponed

The Alaska SeaLife Center’s release of Gobi, the harbor seal pup rescued near Resurrection Bay Seafoods on Lowell Point Road, has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date. There has been a slight turn in Gobi’s health, but ASLC staff are highly optimistic that it is temporary. The new release date will be announced later. Keep checking the ASLC Facebook […]

by · September 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Tall Ship Cuauhtémoc Returns to Seward

Tall Ship Cuauhtémoc Returns to Seward

By Rick Smeriglio with translation by Luzan Quintero for SCN – After an absence of over nine years, Mexican tall ship Cuauhtémoc (two syllables before the ‘t’ with stress on the “te¢ ”) docked at the port of Seward shortly after 10:00 am on Monday. As she does on all ceremonial occasions, Cuauhtémoc “manned the yards”, a nautical term which […]

by · September 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
This year’s dividend announced : $1,884

This year’s dividend announced : $1,884

Read more at the Alaska Dispatch here: http://www.adn.com/article/20140917/years-permanent-fund-dividend-check-1884

by · September 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Alaska SeaLife Center to Release Harbor Seal Pup in Seward September 19

Alaska SeaLife Center to Release Harbor Seal Pup in Seward September 19

Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release – Seward, AK – September 16, 2014 – The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is proud to announce the release of a female Pacific harbor seal pup on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. We cordially invite the public and media to observe this exciting and memorable event. What: Harbor Seal Release When: Friday, September […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Alaska Nellie Tombstone Stabilized

Alaska Nellie Tombstone Stabilized

Heidi Zemach for SCN – The headstone on Alaska Nellie’s grave has been stabilized and given a bit of an uplift thanks to the extensive volunteer effort of some fellow birders who care about preserving local history. Jim Herbert and Kerry Martin were attending one of local historian Lee Poleske’s annual Solstice cemetery tours this summer, when he mentioned that […]

by · September 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Alaska SeaLife Center Welcomes Sea Otter to I.Sea.U

Alaska SeaLife Center Welcomes Sea Otter to I.Sea.U

Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release – Seward, AK – September 11, 2014 – The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) transferred a female sea otter pup to its I.Sea.U this week. Visitors to the Center can watch the activities of the otter and its care- givers through viewing windows near the Discovery Touch Pool. The pup, now a healthy 10-pound, 2-month old […]

by · September 12, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Mike Navarre Meet & Greet Today, September 12

Mike Navarre Meet & Greet Today, September 12

by · September 12, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – August 2014

The six month run of below-average monthly precipitation came to an end in August when the Seward airport received more precipitation in one month than it did from February-July 2014 combined. Most of this precipitation occurred early in the month when storms delivered impressive amounts of rain, particularly on August 8th when daily totals ranged from 1.59 inches at the Seward […]

by · September 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Alaska SeaLife Center Announces Name of Steller Sea Lion Pup

Alaska SeaLife Center Announces Name of Steller Sea Lion Pup

Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release – Alaska SeaLife Center’s male Steller sea lion pup Forrest.  Forrest, born on July 20, 2014, is the first male Steller sea lion to be born in North American collections since the 1980s. Photos taken on September 5, 2014 from his public debut at the Alaska SeaLife Center.

by · September 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·
FEMA Announces New Flood Maps, Hears from Lowell Pointers

FEMA Announces New Flood Maps, Hears from Lowell Pointers

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN –   At an open house/informational meeting in Seward on Tuesday, September 9, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) displayed and explained new flood-hazard maps of the Seward waterfront from Lowell Point around to the industrial center at Fourth of July Creek. Based on new LIDAR (light detection and ranging) mapping of the topography and […]

by · September 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Norm Casagranda stands in front of job notices at the Alaska Job Center. Heidi Zemach photo.

Seward Job Center Reduced Hours and Days Closed

SEWARD JOB CENTER WILL OPERATE ON REDUCED HOURS: Monday, Sept. 15th                                                          10:30am – 4:30pm Tuesday, Sept. 16th                                                          08:00am – 3:00pm Wednesday, Sept.17th                                                   10:30am – 3:00pm Tuesday, Sept. 23rd                                                         10:30am – 4:30pm Wednesday, Sept. 24th                                                  08:00am – 3:00pm Tuesday, Sept. 30th                                                          10:30am – 4:30pm Wednesday, Oct. 1st                                                       08:00am – 3:00pm   SEWARD JOB CENTER WILL BE CLOSED: September 12th, […]

by · September 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·
MEXICAN SAILING SHIP “CUAUHTÉMOC” IS ARRIVING TO SEWARD, ALASKA

MEXICAN SAILING SHIP “CUAUHTÉMOC” IS ARRIVING TO SEWARD, ALASKA

Consul of Mexico in Anchorage Press Release – On April 9, 2014, the Mexican Navy Tall Ship “Cuauhtémoc”, affiliated to the Ministry of the Navy of Mexico, began their training cruise called “America 2014″, sailing from its home port of Acapulco, Guerrero. Under this framework, this ship will arrive to Seward, AK, USA on September 15, where it will remain until September 18, […]

by · September 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Distance hiker’s journey of self discovery

Distance hiker’s journey of self discovery

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward middle and high school students were given another reason to follow their dreams, however difficult and unlikely,  as they listened to the interesting stories of Jennifer Pharr Davis, a hiker, author and young role model, at a special assembly Tuesday afternoon September 9th. Davis, an avid  distance hiker, the 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of […]

by · September 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·
$2.5 Million in funds granted towards Seward marine terminal expansion

$2.5 Million in funds granted towards Seward marine terminal expansion

Office of Mark Begich Press Release – Begich:  Foxx Visit to Alaska Results in $2.5 Million in TIGER Grant Funds Seward Terminal Expansion will Bring Jobs, Growth to the Local Economy U.S. Senator Mark Begich welcomed today’s news that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $2.5 million in planning funds to complete the master plan for expansion of the […]

by · September 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·

National Weather Service-Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement   SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK 341 PM AKDT TUE SEP 9 2014   WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA-WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND- NORTHEAST PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-SOUTHEAST PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…KENAI…SOLDOTNA…HOMER… COOPER LANDING…WHITTIER…SEWARD…GIRDWOOD…MOOSE PASS… VALDEZ…THOMPSON PASS…CORDOVA   …HEAVY RAINFALL WILL BRING HIGH WATER TO STREAMS AND RIVERS OF THE KENAI PENINSULA AND NORTH GULF COAST […]

by · September 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·
2014 Notice of Election

2014 Notice of Election

City of Seward Press Release –   CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA NOTICE OF REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014   NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, there will be conducted in the City of Seward, Alaska, a Regular Municipal Election in accordance with Seward City Code, Title 4.   CITY OFFICIALS The following candidates have filed for […]

by · September 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Airport Improvements Project Public Meeting September 11

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) has initiated preliminary studies and is collecting information to prepare for designing improvements to the Seward Airport (Seward Airport Improvements Project #54857). Learn more at an upcoming public meeting (details below) or on the project website, coming soon: www.dot.state.ak.us/creg/sewardairport/.   OPEN HOUSE PUBLIC MEETING: September 11, 2014 STOP BY any time between 4 and 7 pm […]

by · September 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·

FEMA OPEN HOUSE Tuesday 5pm-8pm

UPCOMING MEETING Flood Risk Information Open House Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. City Council Chambers PRELIMINARY FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP (FIRM) AND FLOOD INSURANCE STUDY (FIS) In cooperation with FEMA and the State of Alaska, The Kenai Peninsula Borough, City of Homer and City of Seward are hosting a combined Flood Risk Information Open House. The Seward will […]

by · September 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Mike Navarre Meet & Greet September 9

Mike Navarre Meet & Greet September 9

by · September 6, 2014 · 0 comments ·
YOUTH-ONLY FISHING DAYS AT THE SEWARD LAGOON THIS WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 5-7

YOUTH-ONLY FISHING DAYS AT THE SEWARD LAGOON THIS WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 5-7

Alaska Department of Fish & Game Press Release – The Seward Lagoon and lagoon outfall stream will be open to coho (silver) salmon fishing for youth anglers, from 12:01 a.m. Friday, September 5 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, September 7. This youth-only fishery is open only to anglers 15 years or younger. For this weekend, the harvest limit has been increased […]

by · September 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Plaintiffs Against Railroad at Seward Coal Loading Facility

US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Plaintiffs Against Railroad at Seward Coal Loading Facility

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – The storm-water discharge permit issued to Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) in 2001 for its coal loading facility in Seward does not allow discharge or spillage of coal into Resurrection Bay, said a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court on September 3, 2014. Back in 2009, Alaska Chapter of the Sierra Club and Alaska […]

by · September 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Temporary closure of brown bear hunting at KNWR

United States Department of the Interior News Release – Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Temporary Closure of Sport Hunting of Brown Bears on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today announced a temporary closure of sport hunting of brown bears on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge). The closure is effective September I, 2014 through May […]

by · August 31, 2014 · 0 comments ·

No SBCFSA Meeting Monday

Please be advised that the next Regular Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area Board Meeting will be combined with a Work Session to be held on September 22, 2014 beginning at 6:00pm. The meetings will be held back to back beginning with the Work Session. The Work Session topic will be Capital Project Requests. Please note that this is the […]

by · August 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Local Non-profit and Government Agencies Cooperate to Dedicate Info Sign Honoring L.V. Ray

Local Non-profit and Government Agencies Cooperate to Dedicate Info Sign Honoring L.V. Ray

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Under auspiciously clearing skies after days of rain, the local directing group of the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm, National Heritage Area (KMTANHA), along with the National Park Service and the US Forest Service, dedicated an interpretive sign near L. V. Ray Peak in Moose Pass, Alaska on Tuesday, August 26. A small crowd gathered at […]

by · August 29, 2014 · 2 comments ·