Alaska

Founding Board Member of Heritage Conservation Group Retires

Founding Board Member of Heritage Conservation Group Retires

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Jim Richardson of Cooper Landing and Anchorage retired from the board of the Community Association of the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area after having served since its establishment in 2009. Mr. Richardson loved the mountains between Indian, Hope, Cooper Landing, Seward and Whittier and worked to foster increased appreciation of the region. In […]

May 26, 2015 ·

Job Opening at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Sales and Cafe Agent This position is responsible for Front of House Reservations and Ticketing functions, Customer Service and Sales of all admission, tours, encounters, as well as visitor information capture and completion of the annual Visitor Survey. Café functions include taking and fulfilling orders in a timely, accurate and friendly manner, as well as cleaning and stocking of inventory. […]

May 25, 2015 ·

Coast Guard Cutter Mustang responds to fuel spill in Cook Inlet

United States Coast Guard District 17, Alaska News Release – Coast Guard, agency partners respond to fuel spill in Cook Inlet, Alaska ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Personnel from the Coast Guard, Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Department of Conservation, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Cook Inlet Regional Citizen Advisory Council are responding to a report of a […]

May 23, 2015 ·

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Changes to Public Use Regulations for Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Press Release – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Changes to Public Use Regulations for Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Rule aims to balance public use and safety with resource conservation May 20, 2015 – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today published a proposed rule that maintains protections for the world-class natural resources of the Kenai […]

May 22, 2015 ·
Be safe with wildland fire this Memorial Day Weekend

Be safe with wildland fire this Memorial Day Weekend

Alaska Interagency Coordination Center News Release – May 20, 2015 Fairbanks, Alaska — With extreme fire danger levels around much of the state and no relief in sight heading into the Memorial Day Weekend, wildfire officials in Alaska urge extreme caution with any kind of activity that could spark a wildfire. Lack of precipitation this spring and hot, dry weather […]

May 22, 2015 ·

SUNNY COVE SEA KAYAKING AWARDED 2015 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

Recognized as a Top Performing Tour Company as Reviewed by Travelers on the World’s Largest Travel Site Seward, Alaska – May 21, 2015 –Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler […]

May 21, 2015 ·

Job Opening at the Alaska SeaLife Center

The Alaska SeaLife Center, which generates and shares scientific knowledge to promote understanding and stewardship of Alaska’s marine ecosystems, is seeking applications for the following: Finance/Grants Analyst I/II/III This position is responsible for providing administrative and analytical support for grant and other external funds awarded to the Alaska SeaLife Center and in a fiscal agent capacity for other entities. Education […]

May 19, 2015 ·
Tickets on Sale for World Oceans Day Cruise

Tickets on Sale for World Oceans Day Cruise

 

May 19, 2015 ·
Tom Malacek, new Seward District Ranger for the Chugach National Forest, introduces himself to residents who attended the recent forest plan  meeting. Heidi Zemach photo

District Ranger Answers SCN Questions and Announces Selection of Special Tree

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — After a recent meeting in Moose Pass concerning revisions to the Chugach National Forest management plan, USDA Forest Service district ranger Tom Malecek agreed to a recorded, sit-down interview with SCN. Part of what Ranger Malecek said appears below. SCN: What have you heard about motorized versus non-motorized use on the Chugach? What has […]

May 18, 2015 ·
Chugach NF plan revision draws diverse users

Chugach NF plan revision draws diverse users

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Planners with the Chugach National Forest spoke with the largest crowd to date in its Community Open House and Forest Plan Revision meeting Wednesday May 13, with nine residents in attendance in Seward, and seven attending in Moose Pass. The groups were larger than similar meetings that had taken place earlier in Girdwood and […]

May 16, 2015 ·
KPB Briefs Moose Pass on Pending Land Transfers

KPB Briefs Moose Pass on Pending Land Transfers

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — At a meeting of the Moose Pass Advisory Planning Commission held May 6, Kenai Peninsula Borough land management officer, Marcus Mueller briefed the panel and audience about the state’s February 24 decision to transfer to Kenai Peninsula Borough, specified state land between the Hope Wye and Bear Lake. As part of its municipal entitlement, […]

May 15, 2015 ·
USCGC MUSTANG Promotes Safety First

USCGC MUSTANG Promotes Safety First

  By LT Matthew Brinkley, Commanding Officer, USCGC MUSTANG – In preparation for National Safe Boating Week and the 2015 fishing and boating season, your local US Coast Guard Cutter MUSTANG (WPB 1310) wants to share some reminders to stress the importance of safety to help reduce boating accidents and fatalities. Boating safety is one of the Coast Guard’s top […]

May 15, 2015 ·

Coast Guard Observes National Safe Boating Week in Alaska

United States Coast Guard 17th District Alaska News Release – Coast Guard Observes National Safe Boating Week in Alaska KODIAK, Alaska — In recognition of National Safe Boating Week 2015, the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary across Alaska are encouraging and promoting safe boating practices to protect lives at sea. The National Safe Boating Week campaign is a public outreach […]

May 15, 2015 ·
Matthew Morris, All State Honors for Alaska State Wrestling Team recieves city proclamation from Seward City Mayor Jean Bardarson. Heidi Zemach photo

Teen wrestlers recognized

The Seward City Council recognized the achievements of two local wrestlers at Monday night’s meeting. Matthew Morris received a proclamation for receiving All State Honors for the Alaska State Wrestling Team. Eddy Olesiuk was honored as First Place finisher at the 2015 Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Wrestling Championship. Team members and coaches showed up to honor the two teenagers, […]

May 14, 2015 ·
Rare buzz saw shark fossil returns to Alaska

Rare buzz saw shark fossil returns to Alaska

Rare buzz saw shark fossil returns to Alaska Now on display as part of a new exhibit at the Alaska SeaLife Center Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release – SEWARD, Alaska – A rare, estranged fossil rock containing the imprint of a prehistoric shark’s 360-degree spiral of teeth, originally discovered in Alaska nearly 30 years ago, has been returned to the […]

May 13, 2015 ·
Council approves another public crane study

Council approves another public crane study

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- After a great deal of debate, and two rejections of amended versions, the Seward City Council members Monday night approved an engineering contract with Moffat & Nichol to further study the feasibility of one or two public use cranes in the Small Boat Harbor, and appropriating $9,800 for the study. The locations for study listed […]

May 13, 2015 ·
SeaLife Summer Festival & Summer of Sharks Grand Opening Celebration

SeaLife Summer Festival & Summer of Sharks Grand Opening Celebration

Join the Alaska SeaLife Center for the first ever SeaLife Summer Festival and Summer of Sharks Grand Opening Celebration! The Center will be hosting daytime activities on the ASLC plaza and adjoining property, featuring free live music and arts and crafts vendors. Our ticketed fundraising event starts at 6:30 pm with a Sustainable Seafood Appetizer Showdown, exclusive access to the new exhibit, meet-and-greet […]

May 13, 2015 ·
Job posting for temp job at the Forest Service Seward Office

Job posting for temp job at the Forest Service Seward Office

There is a temp job at the Forest Service, Seward Office. See this flyer for more information:Seward RD Outreach for Customer Service Representative GS-0303-03 vacancy announcement  

May 12, 2015 ·

Chugach National Forest-Forest Plan Revision Update in Seward & Moose Pass May 13

Join us during our Spring Forest Plan Revision meetings. We will share and discuss the work that has taken place during our current Forest Plan Revision process. We will identify what’s changing and what’s staying the same in the existing Chugach Forest Plan and we will share the next steps in the process, including the release and public review of […]

May 11, 2015 ·
AKTEACH: Summer and Fall Semester Registration is Now Open!

AKTEACH: Summer and Fall Semester Registration is Now Open!

A quality education for your children All levels of learning Proven and accredited curriculum Remediation Summer Course dates: May 26th August 14th Fall course Dates: August 17th December 18th The AKTEACH Homeschool program offers access to a wide variety of high quality educational resources that meet the individual needs of every homeschool family. The AKTEACH Homeschool program offers access to […]

May 11, 2015 ·

“Celebrate Seward” $10 Half Day Kayaking Tours for Seward Locals with Kayak Adventures Worldwide

$10 HALF DAY KAYAK TOURS FOR SEWARD LOCALS! Join Kayak Adventures Worldwide for our second annual “Celebrate Seward” Tours!  From Wednesday May 20th to Saturday May 23rd KAW will be hosting two half day tours daily in hopes to get Seward locals out on the water before the busy summer season! We aim to expose the community to our environmentally […]

May 11, 2015 ·
Spunky young high school senior earns select military scholarship

Spunky young high school senior earns select military scholarship

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Masha Hart vaguely remembers her early life in a Russian orphanage, sleeping, eating, and sharing toys and clothes with 45 other little girls. Masha, a nickname for Maria (born Nicklovna Bludneva), remembers the youngsters hoarding the scarce food they got, the single bedroom they all shared, and the large bathroom with 10 sinks but only […]

May 10, 2015 ·
The CIRI offices on 4th Avenue hosted a First Friday art walk

The CIRI offices on 4th Avenue hosted a First Friday art walk

Sent from Dot Bardarson – The Kenai Fjords was the theme of a show in Anchorage by Dot Bardarson. The CIRI offices on 4th Avenue hosted a First Friday art walk to coincide with their annual open house for employees. Over 300 people enjoyed the show.

May 9, 2015 ·

Hurricane Dave at Rez Art – Free!

Join “Alaska’s Favorite Cheechako” for a fun afternoon of acoustic music at Resurrect Art Coffee House, starting at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 9. Hurricane Dave’s specialty is quirky original music about living in Alaska, but you never know when he’ll lapse into oldies mode and play some classic rock, country, folk or blues. Rez Art is at the corner of […]

May 7, 2015 ·
Beach and lagoon trash cleanup underway at SMIC

Beach and lagoon trash cleanup underway at SMIC

Heidi Zemach for SCN – A lot of tiny, non-biodegradable garbage wound up scattered on the beach, north of the North Dock facility at Seward Marine Industrial Center and extending down to the old sawmill site. The same type of material was seen all along the perimeter of the Seward City lagoon which services the Spring Creek Correctional Center, and […]

May 7, 2015 ·
Travel Raffle – Win Two Unrestricted Alaska Air Tickets

Travel Raffle – Win Two Unrestricted Alaska Air Tickets

May 6, 2015 ·