There will be an amazing number of Alaska artists and commercial vendors at the annual Seward Holiday Fair this weekend at the Train Depot. Once the train came from Anchorage with hundreds of people who wanted to see Santa Claus, and Seward, but then there was an avalanche warning and the railroad stopped the trains at Christmas to Seward. If we keep up our momentum, maybe they’ll change their minds again and bring up people from Anchorage which would bring big business to the town of Seward the first Saturday of every December. Until then, we the artists who are […]
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The Seward Library Museum is closed Friday, November 22 due to weather conditions. All programs and services are cancelled for Friday. We will be open on Saturday 11-6 and Museum open 1-5 as regularly scheduled. Thanks for your patience and sorry for the inconvenience. Please be safe as you move about town today and stay home if at all possible.Read more ›
SEWARD, Alaska – Rebecca R. Lasell, with 18 years land management experience, has been selected as the new Superintendent of Kenai Fjords National Park. Lasell comes to her new Seward-based position after serving as the Bureau of Land Management’s District Manager of Resources, responsible for providing oversight and guidance for 11 million acres and five field offices of the BLM’s California Desert District. She also brings a national land management perspective from her service in Washington, D.C., working with BLM’s budget and resource programs, including the Cultural and Paleontological Resources and Tribal Consultation. “Rebecca’s demonstrated experience in complex landscape level […]Read more ›
Beloved local resident Skip Fletcher passed away early this morning at Providence Seward Medical Center. Marie thanks everyone for their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. He will be dearly missed. If anyone would like to drop anything by for the family, please contact Skip and Marie’s daughter Kambe Padgett.Read more ›
The Academy Café is currently open Tuesdays through Fridays and will be open till Thursday, Dec. 12. Reservations need to be made online. Diners will experience a Portugese-inspired menu created and presented by AVTEC culinary students. To make reservations visit www.avtec.edu and under hot topics click on the link to Academy Café reservations. Please note the few changes made to policies regarding reservations this year.Read more ›
While driving to and from Anchorage this weekend, the radio announced that New Sagaya grocery, in Anchorage, is collecting used clothing to go to the Philippines. Watching the news about Typhoon Haiyan and the total loss of life and homes made an impact and thoughts of ‘What can I do to help?’ Listening to the radio and New Sagaya’s announcement put my thinking to work. This week and next, a collection site for used clothing will be set up at the Hertz of Seward building. The van used by the food bank ‘He shall Provide’, locally, will be loaded up […]Read more ›
Great American Smokeout 2013 – Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society (ACS) Great American Smokeout (GASO). Americans set a date to make a plan to quit, plan in advance, then quit smoking that day. By quitting – even for one day – smokers will be taking an important step forward towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk. One Day Starts Today! How many times have you started a sentence with “One day…?” “One day, I’ll go back to school.” “One day, […]Read more ›
By Heidi Zemach for SCN Seward musher and Iditarod Race pioneer Dan Seavey officially launched his new book, The First Great Race; Alaska’s 1973 Iditarod during a book- signing event at the Seward Community Library Museum Saturday Nov 9th. It was a fitting place to launch it, surrounded by family, friends and well-wishers, and Seavey, an experienced high school history teacher and speaker appeared in his element as he held forth at the podium about his early dog racing days. He gave his talk in front of a window whose curtain backdrop was a print of a historic photograph of […]Read more ›
38th GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT is November 21st – It’s Your Time to Quit! Soldotna, ALASKA — November 21 marks the 38th annual American Cancer Society‘s Great American Smokeout (ACS GASO), a day highlighting the dangers of tobacco use and the challenges of quitting. ACS GASO encourages smokers to use the annual date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. The number one thing tobacco users can do to improve their health and extend their life is to quit. By doing so, smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier […]Read more ›
The road to Exit Glacier will close to vehicle traffic at Box Canyon Bridge (mile 1.3) at 0800 on Thursday, November 14 due to icy road conditions. Enjoy the winter season in the Exit Glacier area!Read more ›
Fifteen teachers from communities across Alaska, located along the Iditarod National Historic Trail, gathered in Seward, ground zero of the famous trail recently to attend a training on how to better connect students with their outside world. The training’s focus is to get students outside more, make environmental education, history and culture relevant to their lives, and give them a sense of stewardship of their community service projects. iTREC!, or “Iditarod Trail to Every Classroom” program.is a place-based learning training program created by schoolteachers and communities along the Iditarod Trail. The Iditarod Historic Trail Alliance is the lead partner, and it is coordinated […]Read more ›
SEWARD, Alaska (Seward City News) – By: Ron Niebrugge – Aurora borealis over Seward, Alaska. This was last night at around 3:30 a.m. – that is my little home town of Seward at the base of the mountains. What an amazing night! www.wildnatureimages.com www.my-photo-blog.comRead more ›
Autumn conditions persisted throughout October as temperatures remained warm and rains intensified. These conditions resulted from the Pineapple Express, a jet stream pattern characterized by strong and persistent flow of atmospheric moisture from as far south as Hawaii. This formed when a persistent ridge of high pressure over the Pacific Northwest diverted the jet stream forcing warm, tropical air north, causing above average temperatures and heavy precipitation in southcentral Alaska and dry, sunny conditions in the Pacific Northwest. Results of this phenomenon led many communities in southcentral Alaska to set new monthly average record high temperatures including Anchorage, Homer and King Salmon. Although temperatures […]Read more ›
Press Release from the Department of Health and Social Services State to waive administrative fee statewide for flu vaccine Fee waiver in effect until the end of the year for eligible Alaskans ANCHORAGE — In an effort to encourage more Alaskans to get immunized against the flu, the Alaska Division of Public Health will be waiving the standard $28 administrative fee for the flu vaccine at all state public health centers in Alaska, now through the end of the year for certain Alaskans. Those who qualify could always receive the shot with no charge for the vaccine itself, but […]Read more ›
Kenai Fjords experienced nearly normal temperatures and above normal precipitation during the month of September. Measurable precipitation was received on 23 days of the month, making for consistently rainy conditions throughout the month. Daily maximum temperatures were above 50 degrees F on all but two days of the month with a maximum temperature of 65 degrees F recorded on September 15th. Daily minimum temperatures (nighttime lows) remained above 50 degrees F on eight days. Temperatures at the Seward airport remained above freezing throughout the month. As recorded at the Seward airport, total precipitation for the month was 11.21 inches […]Read more ›
Don’t miss this Alaska history lesson… DAN SEAVEY – “The First Great Race” Book Signing Saturday, November 9th, 1-4pm (Author Presentation at 1:00pm) Seward Community Library Museum Seward Community Library Museum is honored to host Dan Seavey for an introduction and signing of his new book “The First Great Race,” a personal account of Alaska’s first Iditarod Race in 1973. Refreshments will be provided. See you at the Library Museum!Read more ›
Bear Attack Survivor and Author to Speak in Moose Pass in November Dan Bigley, survivor of a 2003 brown bear attack at the Russian River, will speak at the Moose Pass Sportmen’s Club on Thursday, November 14th at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public courtesy of a grant from the Moose Pass Sportsmen’s Club. Dan Bigley, author of “Beyond the Bear: How I Learned to Live and Love Again after Being Blinded by a Bear” will be in Moose Pass to talk about his book, offer a question and answer […]Read more ›
NOAA researchers achieved the first experimental release of hatchery-reared red king crabs in Alaska on September 25, 2013, to assess the importance of outstocking density on survival. The juvenile crabs, from broodstock (egged females) collected at Alitak Bay, Kodiak Island, were reared at the Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery and transported to the NOAA Kodiak Laboratory. The release site, at Cozy Cove near the village of Old Harbor on Kodiak Island, was selected because it is well sheltered with plenty of red king crab habitat. To begin the release process, researchers created 12 plots on a transect line along the shoreline […]Read more ›
KPBSD Budget Development Committee seeks applicants Soldotna, October 29, 2013—Are you interested in learning about a multi-million dollar public school district budget? The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is requesting applications from interested persons to serve on the Budget Development Committee. This committee reviews the current practices and procedures used to develop the expenditure budget and will also review how federal, state, and local revenues are determined. Suggestions for changes or improvements to the FY15 (2014-2015) budget will be received and discussed. The Budget Development Committee will meet in the Borough Assembly Chambers one time only on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, from […]Read more ›
From the City Clerk’s Office 9:00 a.m., October 29, 2013: City crews worked through the night at the Lowell Creek Waterfall. The road to Lowell Point remains closed as crews continue to remove debris so the waterfall can properly drain into Resurrection Bay. At this point, the bridge is not drivable. City administration and crews do not have an estimate of when the bridge will be drivable, so it remains closed until further notice. Additional information will be disseminated as it becomes available. We’ve been told Miller’s Landing is available for water taxi services and can be reached at 224-5739. If […]Read more ›