The Winter Bear Project Press Release Kenai Peninsula, AK: The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and The Winter Bear Project will present performances of The Winter Bear, a play by former Alaska Writer Laureate Anne Hanley, in Seward. Admission is free. Times and location follows: Seward – Wednesday, April 23rd, 7:00pm at the Seward High School Theater. Community potluck to begin at 5:30pm with halibut donated by Captain Jack’s Seafood Locker. Following the performance, there will be a discussion on suicide prevention with the cast, counselors, and knowledgeable community members following the performance that is open to everyone. The play […]
10th Annual RESURRECTION BAY Beach & Watershed Cleanup Saturday May 17, 2014 Come help clean up Resurrection...
Please join us today for the annual Permitting & Agency Information Day! It is from 11am-3pm at the Seward Community...
By Rick Smeriglio for Seward City News - At about 8:00 pm on Tuesday the 15, a jury of 12 returned a unanimous verdict...
Justice has been served. I thank all the jurors and judge for their commitment to work toward a just end. I am grateful that our justice system does work. I am grateful to live here.Read more ›
Alaska Department of Fish & Game Press Release Bears Are Stirring: It’s Time to Clean Up Attractants (Statewide) – Gov. Sean Parnell has proclaimed April “Bear Awareness Month,” and as bears emerge from dens Alaskans are reminded it’s spring cleaning time. To keep bears wild and neighborhoods safe, biologists suggest taking down bird feeders and placing trash, livestock feed and pet foods indoors or in bear-resistant containers. Bird feeders stocked with seed and suet draw bears in early spring. Feeders should be taken down by April 15 and kept down through October. Storing pet and livestock foods, trash and other […]Read more ›
By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – State of Alaska has charged James T. Hubbard, age 58, and his wife Rhonda Anderson-Hubbard, age 52, with perjury, a class C felony, and several misdemeanors in connection with their fishing business, J&R Fisheries of Seward. In a trial that began April 7, the State presented witnesses that testified to actions the Hubbards took that allegedly violated their Alaska Department of Fish & Game license as direct marketers of fish. State of Alaska alleges eight felonies and nine misdemeanors in total against the Hubbards and against their business as a separate entity. In the […]Read more ›
Lemonade Day Alaska Kicks off its 4th year in Alaska! Lemonade Day Alaska teaches kids about starting a business, but also about the importance of financial literacy and giving back to the community. Program participants are allowed to keep all of the money they raise from operations, but are encouraged to “spend a little, save a little, and share a little with their community”. Lemonade Day Alaska recognizes that the leaders of tomorrow are shaped by the actions of today. Lemonade Day first came to Alaska in 2011. Now in its fourth year, Lemonade Day Alaska has grown from 1,000 […]Read more ›
By Jason Aigeldinger for Seward City News – They’ve both been around town awhile. There is a real solid chance you’ve enjoyed a meal he’s prepared. She has no doubt poured you a drink or two at some point over the past eighteen summer seasons. And now they have a brewery to call their own. Chef Erik Slater and General Manager Hillary Bean are buying the Seward Brewing Company situated in the old Elk’s Lodge building on Fourth Avenue in downtown Seward. The brewery plans to be open to the public on May 8th. The husband and wife team said that they plan […]Read more ›
By Rick Smeriglio for Seward City News – During its acceptance trials on Lake Michigan in March, engineers discovered that Research Vessel Sikuliaq had lost proper lubrication in its starboard propulsion unit. According to Sikuliaq Project Manager Daniel Oliver, the fix will require re-engineering the suction system whereby the vessel circulates and cools lubrication oil in its sophisticated Z-drive propulsion system. Shipbuilder Marinette Marine Corporation of Wisconsin will put the vessel into a graving dock in Sturgeon Bay, WI on Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12. The delay to fix the problem may take 3 weeks and add about […]Read more ›
Alaska Certified Pesticide Applicator Classes April 28th, 29th & 30th 2014 in Kenai Do you need pesticide applicator classes to test to become certified by the DEC Pesticide Program in Alaska? Cooperative Extension Service will provide the training and materials needed to take the exam to become a certified applicator. This three day class is the only on-site training offered in 2014 on the Kenai Peninsula. Cost is $30.00 plus category materials. To register for this training and pay online visit: https://bit.ly/ces-workshops . If you need more information you can visit the pesticide safety education website at: http://www.uaf.edu/ces/ah/psep/pesticide-training-sessio/ Or […]Read more ›
The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board will hold a work session Monday, April 21 at 7:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in SeaView Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. The topic will be SBCFSA News Articles. More information is available at the SBCFSA Office at 302 Railway Ave, Suite 123 between 9AM and 3PM Monday thru Thursday. Public is welcome. Please note the SBCFSA board will hold regular meetings the first Monday of each month, and work sessions the third Monday of each month.Read more ›
Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre will be visiting Seward on Tuesday, April 15. He will be available for informal discussion and questions with community members from 9:30 am until noon at the Seward Annex, in the Seaview Plaza, 302 Railway Avenue, Suite 122. Mayor Navarre welcomes input, insights and discussion on issues that affect the Seward area, including surrounding communities, as well as the Kenai Peninsula Borough. Individual appointments may be scheduled by calling Michele Aranguiz in the mayor’s office at 714-2157. The Borough Assembly is holding its regular meeting in Seward that evening. The agenda is posted on […]Read more ›
Weather in the Kenai Fjords area was dominated by sunny skies for most of March, resulting in another month of below normal precipitation. Near mid-month, a week of storms added snow to the snowpack, but not nearly the amount required to bring snow depths up to normal. March was the third month in a row to experience an above normal monthly average temperature. This continues the warmer-than-normal trend we have been experiencing since June 2013 (with the exception of December, which was colder than normal and August which was normal). As recorded at the Seward airport, the monthly average temperature for […]Read more ›
Are you interested in helping create healthy, vibrant and sustainable communities in Alaska? Consider applying for a seat on the Alaska Community Forest Council. The Council is a nonprofit and state advisory organization that works to improve Alaskans’ quality of life by expanding and caring for urban and community forests. An application and information about the council is attached and can also be found on the web at: http://forestry.alaska.gov/community/council.htm. Applications are due no later thanTuesday, April 29, 2014. New appointees will be notified in late May and the terms begin on July 1, 2014. Send applications by mail, fax, or e-mail to: […]Read more ›
The Seward Community Foundation thanks all of the Pick, Click, & Give PFD donors of Seward and Moose Pass for an astounding $34,300 given to local organizations!! Local organizations receiving P,C, & G donations include the Alaska SeaLife Center, Boys & Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula, Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Dept., RBCA, Seward Arts Council, Seward Community Foundation, Seward He Will Provide Food Pantry, and SOS Pets. This is phenomenal generosity by our citizens. The Seward Community Foundation had an increase of 17% in numbers of donors, with an increase of 23% in the amount donated, to $5,400 this […]Read more ›
And Seward’s loving the movie making too! By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Sugar Mountain, the independent movie being filmed in Seward is bringing in some money, some fun times, and a few small roles for local residents. Some 72 volunteer extras showed up for a sunny all-day shoot near the beach at Lowell Point Monday, March 31st. They included 18 members of the Seward and Bear Creek volunteer fire departments and Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps, along with their trucks and equipment. A crew from KTVA Channel 11 was there, occasionally playing themselves while producing an actual story on the […]Read more ›
Anchorage, AK –Alaskans set a record in 2014 for donations made to local nonprofits through Pick.Click.Give. More Alaskans than ever before participated in the Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) charitable donation program, sharing millions of dollars with Alaska’s nonprofits. According to the Alaska Department of Revenue, as of April 1, 26,773 Alaskans donated $2,771,400 from their PFDs, which is $325,950 or 13% more than last year. The average amount donated per person was also record‐breaking, increasing by 11% from $94 in 2013 to $104 in 2014. Overall, 4.8% of Alaskans who filed online for the PFD made donations through Pick.Click.Give. Three […]Read more ›
The annual Permitting & Agency Information Day will be held Thursday, April 17th from 11am-3pm at the Seward Community Library. Agency representatives will be available to assist with your permit application, summer project and provide information on Planning, Permitting, Floodplain Development, Fisheries & Wildlife Management, Habitat & Wetlands, and other topics. Sponsored by the City of Seward Community Development, Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area, Kenai River Center, Alaska Fish & Game, US Fish & Wildlife Service, US Army Corps of Engineers.Read more ›
Do you have a tough decision that needs making, or a problem that needs solving? Have you considered asking a 4-H’er to help out? 4-H is a youth development program that helps children and teens develop the skills necessary to become good critical-thinkers, goal-setters, organizers and doers. By completing projects incorporating record keeping, public speaking, service learning, and resource allocation activities 4-H’ers learn the skills needed to become good managers of time, materials and human capital. 4-H builds upon the natural resilience of youth to help children and teens become thinking, responsible and helpful servant-leaders in our community. Each year […]Read more ›
The 64 Earthquake Commemoration – Heidi Zemach for SCN – The 50th anniversary of the March 27 1964 Good Friday Earthquake was marked by an event at the Seward Museum Library that was heartfelt, upbeat, and where many stories were shared and questions asked. A standing-room crowd of all ages packed the Community Room and foyer Thursday afternoon at the same time as the earth began to shake fifty years ago. Some 15-20 of the hundreds there had experienced the quake first-hand, while the rest were learning about its lasting impacts for the first time. The commemoration began at 5:30 […]Read more ›
Lost Lake Run, Registration Opens at 6 AM, April 1, 2014 Tomorrow morning at 6 am Alaska Time the Lost Lake Run will be open for registration. Please take a moment to read the following announcements as the registration process has changed this year. New Website, Different Registration Form With much thanks to Ms. Natalie Osborne of Wonderbuild.com. we have a new website this year. With this new site comes a new, and hopefully more user-friendly registration process. We have also moved the website from LostLakeRun.org to LostLakeRun.com — however the .org website should automatically redirect you to the .com site if you mistakenly […]Read more ›
The Seward International Friendship Association [SIFA] will hold a meeting on Thursday April 3, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at the K.M. Rae Building 125 Third Avenue. We will work on fundraising and activity plans for the Student Exchange program for 2014. Ryan Johnson has been selected as the first exchange student for this cycle, but we encourage other students in the Seward-Moose Pass area to apply through the Seward City Clerk. For more information please call Jim Herbert at 224-8000.Read more ›