Alaska

Fair sailing to Seward couple who are leaving town after 58 years

Fair sailing to Seward couple who are leaving town after 58 years

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Friends and neighbors said a sad, fond farewell to Monty and Florita Richardson, two longtime Seward residents in their mid-90s who have touched generations of people since moving to Seward 58 years ago. The goodbye reception took place at AVTEC this week, practically on the very spot where the old school he once taught […]

April 19, 2015 ·
Calling all bibliophiles, the tomes are waiting

Calling all bibliophiles, the tomes are waiting

INTO THE LAST HOUR OF OUR BOOK SALE!! BOOK BONANZA TIME. BAG OR BOX OF BOOKS FOR $2. OPEN UNTIL 4PM The Used Book Sale is ready! Come on over to the Community Room of the Seward Library Museum and browse the tomes we have waiting. Coffee will be on, snacks out, kids corner open so moms and dads can […]

April 17, 2015 ·
Public Scoping Notice – Jerome Lake Trickle-dam Removal

Public Scoping Notice – Jerome Lake Trickle-dam Removal

 

April 16, 2015 ·

Coast Guard suspends search after remains of pilot found near Perry Island, Alaska

U.S. Coast Guard 17th District Public Affairs Anchorage Press Release – Date: Apr 15, 2015   ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing pilot near Perry Island in Prince William Sound after his remains were discovered Wednesday evening. The crew of the Alaska State Trooper vessel Churchhill located and recovered the man’s remains and the wreckage of his […]

April 16, 2015 ·

Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area Board and Permitting Day

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board will hold a work session Monday, April 20, at 6:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. The topic is US Army Corps of Engineers Salmon Creek Flood Risk Management Section 205 & DCCED Mitigation Projects. For more information contact the SBCFSA Office at 302 […]

April 15, 2015 ·

Permitting & Agency Information Day April 16th, 10am-2pm

To be held at KM Rae Bldg., 125 Third Ave. The City of Seward, Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area, Kenai Peninsula Borough, State, and Federal agency representatives will be available to assist with your permit application, summer project and provide information on: Planning, Permitting, Flood Risk Prevention, Updated Building Codes, Floodplain Management, National Flood Insurance Program, Fisheries & Wildlife Management, […]

April 14, 2015 ·

Seward Highway is now clear

UPDATE: 11:48AM Highway is clear. Jack-knifed semi has been removed.   From Alaska 511 Traveler Information – There has been accident on the Seward Highway south of Girdwood. Traffic is backed up. We will update the 511 with more information as soon as we get it.

April 14, 2015 ·
Grant Lake Draft License Application submitted; public comment period open

Grant Lake Draft License Application submitted; public comment period open

grant lake press release 4-7-15

April 10, 2015 ·

Best of Kenai Fjords National Park tour selected as one of “50 Tours of a Lifetime” by National Geographic Traveler Magazine

Anchorage, AK: Alaska Heritage Tours’ Best of Kenai Fjords National Park tour has been selected as one of National Geographic Traveler magazine’s ninth annual “50 Tours of a Lifetime,” and will be featured in the May 2015 issue and on the National Geographic website: http://ow.ly/LoNVF The five-day package from Anchorage includes two-nights in each destination in Seward, allowing guests to […]

April 9, 2015 ·
Anna Johnson of Seward Windsong Lodge receives Guest Services Manager of the Year Award

Anna Johnson of Seward Windsong Lodge receives Guest Services Manager of the Year Award

Seward, AK:  Anna Johnson of Seward Windsong Lodge has been recognized as the Guest Services Manager of the Year.  Anna was recognized at the Alaska Hotel and Lodging Association at the annual Stars of the Industry Event, January 24, 2015.  This award is open to any Alaska hospitality employees and is voted on by peers in the industry. Seward Windsong […]

April 9, 2015 ·
AVTEC dorm gets beautiful new art

AVTEC dorm gets beautiful new art

by Heidi Zemach for SCN – Each of the new AVTEC dormitory’s rather drab hallways, now have interesting tile artwork that give a sense of the natural wild beauty of the outdoors. The building’s latest artwork was funded by the Percent for Art program used for state buildings that contributes one-percent of building costs to commission art work to help […]

April 6, 2015 ·
Sweet Darlings to remain open under local owners

Sweet Darlings to remain open under local owners

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Sweet Darlings opened recently under new local owners, and customers can expect the same delicious homemade gelatos, chocolates, taffy and fudge, specialty coffee and warm nuts. Bruce Vierkantz, who has made the chocolates for Hugh and Iris Darling for the past 18 years, is leasing the store in the historic Brown & Hawkins building, along […]

April 5, 2015 ·
Proposed reductions to education funding in Alaska

Proposed reductions to education funding in Alaska

KPBSD News Release – Soldotna, April 3, 2015—The Senate Finance Committee has amended HB 72, proposing a 4.1 percent reduction to the Foundation Formula educational funding. The reduction to the state contribution also impacts the maximum allowable contribution the Kenai Peninsula Borough (KPB) can contribute to the school district. KPBSD is analyzing the potential impact of this additional reduction in […]

April 5, 2015 ·
Alaskans Reminded to be Bear Aware

Alaskans Reminded to be Bear Aware

A Message from the Alaska Department of Fish & Game – Governor’s Proclamation, Spring-like Weather Remind Alaskans to Be Bear Aware (Statewide) – Gov. Bill Walker has proclaimed April “Bear Awareness Month” and with many parts of Alaska experiencing unseasonably warm temperatures, bears will be emerging from their dens at any time. To keep bears wild and neighborhoods safe, biologists […]

April 3, 2015 ·

Capital Budget Hearing April 6

From the Seward Legislative Information Office – Monday, April 6, 2015 SB 26 Budget: Capital http://www.legis.state.ak.us/PDF/29/Bills/SB0026A.PDF   Public Testimony Bills previously heard/scheduled 9:00 – 10:00 AM                     Anchorage 10:00 – 11:00 AM                Kenai, Seward, Homer 11:00 – 12:00 PM                    Mat-Su, Glennallen, Delta Junction 1:30 – 2:30 PM                       Barrow, Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg 2:30 – 3:30 PM                    Sitka, Cordova, Valdez 3:30 […]

April 3, 2015 ·

How Seward got Its Name

http://www.youralaskalink.com/politics/special-interest/Heard-it-in-the-Halls–298100531.html

April 2, 2015 ·

Resurrection Baptist Downtown in Old Legends Bulding

Join us for Revival tonight thru Saturday beginning at 7:00pm. Please also join us Easter Sunday at 8:30am followed by brunch at 9:30am then for the 11:00am service. Then join us again at 6:00pm for our evening service. We will also have a children’s play.

April 2, 2015 ·
Fish and Game Launches Improved Online Store, Offers Print-and-Go Licenses

Fish and Game Launches Improved Online Store, Offers Print-and-Go Licenses

Alaska Department of Fish & Game Press Release –                                                            March 31, 2015, JUNEAU – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) recently launched a new online store where the public can purchase sport fishing and hunting licenses, commercial crewmember licenses, king salmon stamps, duck stamps, […]

March 31, 2015 ·
Choose Respect 2015 March heads down 4th Avenue Saturday afternoon, March 30, 2015. Heidi Zemach photo.

“Choose Respect” and domestic violence march on

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Participants listened to a speech, bowed their heads in tribute to poem “Remember My Name,” by Kimberly A. Collins, and then marched down the middle of 4th Avenue to draw attention to domestic violence and sexual abuse Saturday afternoon. They included a state trooper, clergy, Spring Creek prison employees and superintendent, SeaView Community Services staff […]

March 31, 2015 ·
Alaska House Hears Testimony on Medicaid

Alaska House Hears Testimony on Medicaid

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — The Alaska House of Representatives Health and Social Services Committee listened to almost three hours of statewide public testimony on House Bill 148, Gov. Bill Walker’s proposal related to expanding Medicaid health insurance coverage in Alaska. One Sewardite testified in favor at the Seward Legislative Information Office. Over three dozen persons statewide testified. Five […]

March 30, 2015 ·

Alaska Community Forest Council seeks new members

Alaska Department of Natural Resources News Release – March 26, 2015   Alaska Community Forest Council seeks new members (Anchorage, AK) – The Alaska Community Forest Council is seeking to fill six council seats in 2015. The council is a nonprofit organization and advisory body to the Division of Forestry that works to improve Alaskans’ quality of life by expanding […]

March 28, 2015 ·

Testify on Medicaid Expansion on March 28

From the Seward Legislative Information Office – Testify on Medicaid Expansion on March 28   Saturday, March 28; 3 to 6 pm, The House Health and Social Services Committee will be taking public testimony on the Governor’s Medicaid Expansion Bill HB 148.      The Seward Legislative Information Office will be open to accommodate you. Three ways to make your thoughts known: 1) […]

March 27, 2015 ·
Last Weekend to Submit Photos!

Last Weekend to Submit Photos!

It’s your last weekend to submit photos to Friends of the Jesse Lee Home’s (FJLH) Seward’s Day Photo Competition! Deadline to submit is 12pm noon on Seward’s Day, Monday, March 30th. Read more about the competition below. Two admission tickets to the Alaska SeaLife Center were just added to the prize package.   About the competition: In honor of the March […]

March 26, 2015 ·

Alaska native grass, grain, and flower seed sale begins on April 15

Alaska Department of Natural Resources News Release – (Palmer, AK) – The Alaska Plant Materials Center will host its annual sale of foundation and selected classes of native grass, grain, and flower (forb) seeds beginning on April 15 and continuing through the production season that is expected to close in September. This annual sale enables Alaska growers to produce and […]

March 25, 2015 ·