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16th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run Supports Alaska SeaLife Center’s Wildlife Response Program

16th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run Supports Alaska SeaLife Center’s Wildlife Response Program

Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release – Seward, AK – July 23, 2014 –The Alaska SeaLife Center is hosting its 16th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run/Walk on Saturday, August 2. The fundraiser supports the rescue and rehabilitation mission of the Center’s Wildlife Response Program. This has been a busy year for the stranding program, admitting one spotted seal, two sea otter […]

by · July 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·
From South Africa to Seward by Sail

From South Africa to Seward by Sail

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN –   Over a perfectly lovely cup of Sri Lankan tea in the literate saloon of their homey sailboat, Rainbow Gypsy, Cherry and Alec Yarrow recounted their voyage starting in Durban, South Africa that has landed them in Seward. Their voyage began six years ago with many roundings, setbacks, frights and delights along the way. […]

by · July 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·
BALTO FILM FEST LAUNCHS TOGO 24 HOUR SPRINT

BALTO FILM FEST LAUNCHS TOGO 24 HOUR SPRINT

A one minute film created in 24 hours using one prompt – the Togo 24 Hour Sprint promises to be very popular amongst those participating in the Balto Film Fest. It affords a great opportunity to dip a toe in filmmaking to try out a new position or work with new people. To qualify for competition, films must be one […]

by · July 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·
New Fire Station’s Grand Opening

New Fire Station’s Grand Opening

It had rained hard just before, but the sun popped out just in time for Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department and the community to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new fire station building Saturday, June 19th at 13105 Seward Highway, milepost 5.5. The station’s yellow and red fire trucks gleamed as they sat outside the three large bay doors, […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 7 comments ·
Conservation Groups Release Dust Monitoring Findings

Conservation Groups Release Dust Monitoring Findings

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – At a press conference held in Anchorage on July 17, Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance, Alaska Community Action on Toxics and Global Community Monitoring released results of a 1.5-year-long, airborne dust sampling and analysis effort. Key findings from the 15-page report “Coal Dust in Alaska: Hazards to Public Health” by Heidi Zimmer 2014, include that […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Colton Leese plays Open Mic Night at the Yukon Bar

Sweet melodies of Seward

Alexis De Leon for Seward City News – Those looking to find entertainment will find that Seward is full of just that. Seward is a coastal oasis for live music seekers. Venues worth checking out have sprouted up since the summer season began. For starters the Seward Brewing Company officially opened their upstairs area to the likes of live music. […]

by · July 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Huna Tribal Log House will be Fabricated and Erected by Seward Timber Framer

Huna Tribal Log House will be Fabricated and Erected by Seward Timber Framer

Preparation work for the Huna Tlingit tribal house at Glacier Bay National Park will begin in August. Local craftsman, Josh Leatherman, who owns and operates Precision Timberworks will be heading up the prefabrication of the heavy timber frame and log structure here in Seward, subcontracted by PK Builders of Ketchikan. The National Park Service announced the $2.9 million contract award to PK Builders […]

by · July 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Opportunity to see Sea Otters at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Opportunity to see Sea Otters at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release  Seward, AK – July 17, 2014 – The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is currently caring for three young adult sea otters rescued through its Wildlife Response Program. All three otters were rescued from Homer, AK on separate dates: MoJoe in June 2010, Agnes in April 2013, and Aurora in September 2013. All were originally stranded […]

by · July 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Kenai Fjords in the Field!

Kenai Fjords in the Field!

Summer is in full swing! Resource Management staff at Kenai Fjords National Park have been taking advantage of these long (and sometimes sunny) days to work on a whole host of exciting research projects.  We share these experiences in the “Kenai Fjords in the Field” blog, where you can learn about current research involving glaciers, wildlife, cultural resources, and more […]

by · July 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Balto Film Fest Ready For Adventure

Balto Film Fest Ready For Adventure

Filmmakers from around the state will be descending on Seward the last weekend in July to participate in the Balto Film Fest. Those looking for adventure will find it on Friday, July 25th, first at the Seward Community Library and Museum at 6:00 p.m. with a free public Adventure Filmmaking workshop.  Attendees will get a taste of the University of Alaska’s […]

by · July 16, 2014 · 1 comment ·

SBCFSA Work Session July 21

The Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a work session at 7:00 pm, Monday, July 21, 2014.  The meeting will be held at the KPB Seward Office at Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, in Suite 122. The topics will include sand bags, and Saw Mill Creek. Light refreshments will be served. Please note the board will hold regular […]

by · July 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Voter Registration Deadline is Sunday, July 20

Office of the Lieutenant Governor Press Release -  July 14, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell reminds Alaskans that this Sunday, July 20 is the deadline to register to vote, update voter registration, or change political party affiliation for the upcoming August 19 primary election. “Voting is a fundamental American right,” Treadwell said. “Protect and exercise your freedom by registering today.” The […]

by · July 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·

August 19th Primary Election information

A Message from the Clerk’s Office –   Please see the below information for information on the upcoming Primary Election.  It is important to note the last day to register to vote or change any voting information for this August 19, 2014 election is July 20, 2014.    State Primary Election Information Here is a link regarding important dates for the Primary election:  http://www.elections.alaska.gov/. […]

by · July 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Kenai Fjords National Park Monthly Weather Summary – June 2014

The Kenai Fjords area saw a return to more normal temperatures in June, but the dry conditions that characterized the spring continued throughout the month. June was the fifth consecutive month of below average precipitation as recorded at the Seward airport. By June 30th, there was a deficit of 10.8 inches of precipitation (62.5% of normal) for the first half […]

by · July 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Caines Public Use Cabins Get a Facelift

Caines Public Use Cabins Get a Facelift

For the second year running a group from the Sierra Club has come up to Alaska to help with Caines Head maintenance activities. The service trip had 9 folks from all over the lower 48,from California to Connecticut and points in between. With 9 extra hands assisting Park Specialist Tom Kain we were able to make substantial progress on the […]

by · July 11, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Youth-Only Fishing Day at the Seward Lagoon this Weekend, JULY 11-13

Youth-Only Fishing Day at the Seward Lagoon this Weekend, JULY 11-13

ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME News Release -  Date: July 9, 2014   YOUTH-ONLY FISHING DAY AT THE SEWARD LAGOON THIS WEEKEND, JULY 11-13 The Seward Lagoon and Lagoon Outfall Stream will be open to king salmon fishing for youth anglers, from 12:01 a.m., Friday, July 11 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 13. This youth-only fishery is open only […]

by · July 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·

CERT volunteers needed

The Kenai Peninsula Community Emergency Response Team is looking for volunteers this Saturday, July 12, in Soldotna from 8am – 1pm. Volunteers will be used to act as “victims” during a simulated mass-casualty exercise used to train community members in disaster response. Lunch will be provided. If you are interested, please e-mail Dan Nelson at dnelson@kpb.us with your contact information. Thank you for helping with emergency […]

by · July 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·
2014 Mount Marathon Race in Photos

2014 Mount Marathon Race in Photos

For a slideshow of this year’s Mount Marathon Race, click the thumbnails below. Once the slideshow player is displayed, click the ” i ” (information) link on the slideshow player to view information about the image. Not all images contain information. Photos by Steve Fink, Sarah Fink, and Heidi Zemach Related Articles: 2014 Mount Marathon Race Results Sunshine, adrenaline and spirit mark […]

by · July 8, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Sunshine, adrenaline and spirit mark the 87th annual Mount Marathon Race

Sunshine, adrenaline and spirit mark the 87th annual Mount Marathon Race

Alexis De Leon for Seward City News – The Fourth of July goes a bit harder in Seward, Alaska, than the average lower 48 states. In a state of epic proportions it follows reason that even the holidays and races would be larger. July 4, 2014 marked the 87th annual Mount Marathon race. The sun was out in an uncharacteristically […]

by · July 5, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Racer picks up where he left off after 2012 fall from Mount Marathon

Racer picks up where he left off after 2012 fall from Mount Marathon

Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – Matt Kenney was of the elite Mount Marathon racers in 2012 when he fell 30 feet from the slippery cliffs at the base of Mount Marathon, suffering a severe traumatic brain injury and a fractured calf. He’d been running his seventh race, and had completed some of the races before in under an […]

by · July 4, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Wednesday Evening Comics

Is there a comic artist inside you, just waiting to emerge?  Would you like to learn more about the comics as a genre or as an art form?  Or do you just want to try something new and spend your Wednesday evenings doing something fun and creative? Join us for a five week comic workshop offered by Kaisa Leino who […]

by · July 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Mount Marathon Race/4th of July Schedule of Events

Mount Marathon Race/4th of July Schedule of Events

Independence Day Celebration Schedule of Events Thursday July 3rd 12 – 8 PM Food & Crafts booths open on Adams Street 5 – 8 PM Bib pick-up at Seward High School 7:00 PM Auction for Men’s and Women’s Race at SHS 7:45 PM Mt. Marathon Race® Safety Meeting at Seward High School Midnight Spectacular Fireworks by Lantis Fireworks on the […]

by · July 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Rachel Dow set to play key role in Mount Marathon Race

Rachel Dow set to play key role in Mount Marathon Race

  By Jason Aigeldinger for Seward City News – I had the privilege to sit down with Rachel Dow last week to discuss and record some of her perspective on the Mount Marathon Race. Seward has always fielded a collection of homegrown athletes that consistently show up, keep up, and  are often victorious over the ever increasing number of professional mountain […]

by · July 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Begich promises a tough campaign and talks about Alaska issues in Seward

Begich promises a tough campaign and talks about Alaska issues in Seward

Heidi Zemach for SCN- Alaska Senator Mark Begich spoke with about 45 Seward residents at the Resurrect Art Coffee House and Gallery Tuesday afternoon, July 1st, after visiting Seward’s new federally-qualified community health clinic. The campaigning senator showed up 30-minutes late, casually dressed in a green shirt and jeans. Speaking rapidly to a diverse group of residents, he thanked everyone […]

by · July 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Meet AVTEC’s new director Ben Eveland

Meet AVTEC’s new director Ben Eveland

Heidi Zemach for SCN- Dressed as he is in typical administrator clothing, it’s hard to picture Ben Eveland, the new director of AVTEC, Alaska’s Institute of Technology beneath a truck, building a house, or taking apart a diesel generator. But ever since Eveland began helping out on his relative’s farm in Wisconsin, at age 16, he’s loved working with his […]

by · July 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Rasmuson Foundation Awards $13.5 Million

Rasmuson Foundation Awards $13.5 Million

The Rasmuson Foundation Board of Directors announces that $13.5 million has been awarded to Alaska nonprofits in grants and initiatives to improve the quality of life in the state. The largest award announced was for Southcentral Foundation, which will receive $3 million for the start-up of the Nuka Institute. The Nuka Institute will provide training and technical assistance to health […]

by · July 1, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Fourth of July Fire Prevention

Department of Natural Resources Press Release – June 30, 2014 (Fairbanks, AK) – Wildfires are frequently ignited by recreational activities during the Fourth of July weekend. We are fortunate this year that rainfall throughout much of the state has decreased the immediate fire danger.  Still, outdoor fire safety must be considered as we approach the Fourth of July. Remember, fuels […]

by · July 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Outdoor Recreational Trails Advisory Board recruiting for board opening

Department of Natural Resources Press Release – June 30, 2014 (Anchorage, AK) – The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation is seeking candidates to fill an open board position representing northwestern Alaska on the Outdoor Recreational Trails Advisory Board (ORTAB). Applicants should have special knowledge, experience and interest in outdoor recreation and grant-funded programs. The primary role of the ORTAB is […]

by · July 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·