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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 ·
Park Rangers to the Rescue!

Park Rangers to the Rescue!

At 3pm today, Kenai Fjords National Park staff received a report of a dog stranded on a cliff ledge near the edge of Exit Glacier. It fit the same description of a dog that had been sighted in the Exit Glacier area throughout the weekend that had previously evaded capture.  Rangers located the dog and set up a belay system to […]

by · June 30, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Legends Restaurant Building Up for Auction

News Release June 30, 2014 Former Seward’s Legends Restaurant Up for Auction  The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has started an online auction to sell the former Legends Restaurant in downtown Seward. GSA will host an open house on Friday, July 11 from 1 – 4 p.m. AKDT and Saturday, July 12 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. AKDT. The […]

by · June 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Meet Mark Begich July 1 at the Res Art

Meet Mark Begich July 1 at the Res Art

by · June 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Spring Creek Inmate Death

Spring Creek Inmate Death

Heidi Zemach for SCN- A 29-year old inmate at Spring Creek Correctional Center has died. Eilhu Gillespie was transported to Providence Seward Medical & Care Center in Seward Sunday June 29th early in the morning, where he was pronounced deceased at 2:32 a.m. Soldotna dispatch was first notified of an assault between two cellmates at Spring Creek at 1:29 in […]

by · June 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Walker campaigns to become Alaska Governor

Walker campaigns to become Alaska Governor

Bill Walker, a lifelong Alaskan who describes himself as “a construction worker with a law degree,” is making a serious bid to get on the ballot as an Independent in an attempt to unseat Gov. Sean Parnell, R, and his Democratic challenger, Byron Mallott. Walker secured the unsolicited support of the Alaska Independence Party, although he doesn’t agree with all […]

by · June 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Analyses Confirms that Alaska’s Seafood is Safe from Fukushima Radiation

Analyses Confirms that Alaska’s Seafood is Safe from Fukushima Radiation

State of Alaska Joint Press Release -  June 27, 2014 JUNEAU — The Alaska departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health and Social Services (DHSS) have received results from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on radiation testing of Alaska seafood. The results confirm information from federal, State and international agencies that seafood in the North Pacific and Alaska waters […]

by · June 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – May 2014

Unseasonably warm and dry conditions persisted throughout the month of May providing an early start to the upcoming summer season. Both daytime and nighttime average monthly temperatures were above normal for the month and resulted in a new record high average monthly temperature of 50.9 degrees F, exceeding the previous record high May temperature of 50.6 degrees F set in […]

by · June 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Celebrate with the Seward Flotilla

Celebrate with the Seward Flotilla

The Seward Flotilla, USCG Auxiliary    invites you to join the membership    in the celebration of 75 years of saving lives in America   on Saturday 28 June 2014 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.   Harbormaster Plaza, 1300 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664   There is no formal program.   Do join us for a piece of cake   The […]

by · June 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·
AVTEC Graduates Culinary & Heavy Equipment/Diesel Students

AVTEC Graduates Culinary & Heavy Equipment/Diesel Students

AVTEC held a graduation for students in the Culinary and Heavy Equipment/Diesel programs on June 20. Congratulations!

by · June 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Learn How to Protect Your Home From Wildland Fire – Saturday, June 28

Learn How to Protect Your Home From Wildland Fire – Saturday, June 28

by · June 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Join Bill Walker for a Pizza Party June 24

Join Bill Walker for a Pizza Party June 24

by · June 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward Halibut Tournament Update June 23

Seward Halibut Tournament Update June 23

New Seward Halibut Tournament Leader: Mark Callister from Excelsion Springs, MO brought in a 260.6 lb Halibut this weekend, fishing on the “One Day” For more information about the Seward Halibut Tournament, please visit the Seward Chamber of Commerce website: http://www.seward.com/welcome-to-seward-alaska/signature-events/halibut-tournament-june/  

by · June 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Moose Pass welcomes Summer with their annual Summer Solstice Festival

Moose Pass welcomes Summer with their annual Summer Solstice Festival

Photos contributed by Jason Aigeldinger – What started out as a day with a heavy downpour,  residents and affiliates of the Moose Pass Sportsmen’s Club continued on with their annual Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival in full spirits. But as happy festival-goers filed in, the gray skies lifted and the mountain tops exposed their white peaks of fresh snow. The festivities […]

by · June 22, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Fresh young Alaska candidate challenges Young

Fresh young Alaska candidate challenges Young

  By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Before you sigh and repeat the worn old mantra that Alaska’s lone Congressman Don Young, its longest serving Republican is unbeatable in this state, don’t discount the potential power of this energetic, smart, savvy young man with considerable Alaska credentials going for him. Forrest Dunbar, a 29-year-old attorney who calls Cordova home, is running […]

by · June 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival June 21 & 22

Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival June 21 & 22

LIVE MUSIC!   GREAT FOOD!   BEER GARDEN!   BAKE SALE!   VENDORS! MUGS & T-SHIRTS!   AUCTION!   RAFFLE!   CARNIVAL! LOTS OF FUN FOR EVERYONE! ———————————————————————- MOOSE PASS Summer Solstice Festival June 21st & 22nd, 2014   MUSIC FOR SATURDAY the 21st Gill Hernandez     Noon – 12:30PM Pretty Damn Close Band     12:30 – 2PM […]

by · June 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·
AKRR track repaired, all trains on schedule

AKRR track repaired, all trains on schedule

From the Alaska Railroad Facebook Page: The Alaska Railroad is pleased to confirm that all passenger trains will be traveling their regularly scheduled routes tomorrow, Friday June 20th, including the Coastal Classic Train to Seward and the Glacier Discovery Train to Portage, Whittier, Spencer Glacier and Grandview.

by · June 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·

SBCFSA regular board meeting July 7

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a regular board meeting Monday, July 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. The agenda includes a letter from FEMA to Mayor Navarre, a Flood Hazard Mapping Fact Sheet from FEMA for the Kenai Peninsula Borough, and a local projects update. […]

by · June 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
"Youth Sailing" kicks off the first week with calm waters on Bear Lake

Youths Sail on Bear Lake

Alexis De Leon for Seward City News – Before planes, trains and automobiles there was sailing. The craft dates back to one of the earliest civilizations in Mesopotamia. Today however Devin Putney is bringing the ancient art to the youth of Seward. Putney had the idea to teach sailing for sometime. After a bit of help from local businesses and […]

by · June 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Mount Marathon Race Committee Seeks Trail Sweepers

Press Release – The Mt. Marathon Race Committee is seeking hearty, fit individuals who are willing to perform the duty of sweeping the race trail at the completion of each race, Junior, Women’s and Men’s,  on the Fourth of July.  Interested volunteers please contact Erin Lemas at the Seward Chamber of Commerce at 907-224-8051 or email to events@seward.net.

by · June 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Fukushima: A View from the Ocean with Ken Buesseler (Teleconference)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM More than three years after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident in Japan, questions remain about how much radioactive material has been released and how widely and quickly it is dispersing across the Pacific Ocean. Join Ken Buesseler, director of the Center for Marine and Environmental Radioactivity at the Woods Hole […]

by · June 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·