Alaska

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 ·
House Speaker Chenault Fields Questions at Town Hall Meeting

House Speaker Chenault Fields Questions at Town Hall Meeting

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives Mike Chenault (R) District 29 answered questions from a group of 27 citizens at the Seward Library last Saturday. Questions came from the floor in no particular order and covered various topics, statewide and local. Speaker Chenault started by saying that he would discuss any issue, including […]

March 24, 2015 ·

Avalanche Hazard Reduction on Seward Hwy Milepost 96-100 Tuesday, March 24

From the AK 511 Twitter Feed – On Tuesday, March 24, there will be Avalanche Hazard Reduction on SEWARD HIGHWAY from MILEPOST 96 to MILEPOST 100. Crews will be firing live artillery rounds up to Penguin Ridge above Bird Flats for the purpose of improving existing blind fire shot points. Motorists should expect intermittent delays up to 45 minutes between […]

March 23, 2015 ·
How early infant learning program cuts may affect children

How early infant learning program cuts may affect children

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The Governor and Alaska Legislature has cut, or severely reduced social service programs for infants and toddlers, including cutting $3.2 million for the Alaska Pre-K program, Alaska Parents as Teachers, and Best Beginnings, which administers the Dolly Parton Imagination Library statewide. They’re part of the effort to reduce government spending, and help close a multi- […]

March 19, 2015 ·
Travis Beals finishes at #11

Travis Beals finishes at #11

Lifetime Seward resident and musher Travis Beals, 22, crossed the finish line in Nome last night at 11:18 PM, earning 11th. place in the 2015 Iditarod sled dog race. At the time of this writing, there are still 48 musher on the trail. Beals also raced the 2013 and 2014 Iditarod, placing 37 in both. For more information on Travis […]

March 19, 2015 ·
Bluegrass Camp For Kids returns July 6-10th

Bluegrass Camp For Kids returns July 6-10th

Seward Bluegrass Camp For Kids returns this summer, beginning the Monday after the July 4th weekend. It runs July 6-10th at Seward Lutheran Church, and Seward Methodist Church. There are two camps, depending on age, featuring a full week of bluegrass music instruction, plus a little art and dance for kids age 5 who have completed Kindergarten through age 16. […]

March 18, 2015 ·
Public encouraged to nominate poems celebrating Alaska’s state parks

Public encouraged to nominate poems celebrating Alaska’s state parks

State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources Press Release – (Anchorage, AK) – For the third and final year of the statewide Poems in Place Project, Alaskans are invited to submit poems for installation on permanent signs in two state parks in coastal Southcentral Alaska. The goal of the Poems in Place Project is to install poems that celebrate Alaska’s […]

March 18, 2015 ·
Dallas Seavey Wins Iditarod

Dallas Seavey Wins Iditarod

Early this morning Dallas Seavey crossed the finish in Nome marking his third Iditarod win in four years.  His time was 8 days 18 hours 13 minutes and 6 seconds.  His father Mitch is likely to take second place and will mark the first ever father/son top-two win in Iditarod history.  Dallas and Mitch were both raised in Seward.  Currently Dallas […]

March 18, 2015 ·
Wood Bison Restoration Reaches Final Stage

Wood Bison Restoration Reaches Final Stage

News Release Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Alaska Department of Fish & Game. March 17, 2015 Contact: Scott Michaelis, AWCC Cathie Harms, ADF&G 952-836-7719; scott@alaskawildlife.org – (907) 987-6111; cathie.harms@alaska.gov Wood Bison Restoration Reaches Final Stage The next step in bringing Wood bison back to the wilds of Alaska is here. Starting Sunday, March 22, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will […]

March 17, 2015 ·

Dallas Seavey in the Lead at Elim, Mitch Seavey Close Behind

Midnight March 16 – With 3 of the 19 Iditarod checkpoints left for Dallas Seavey, he leads the pack at Elim.  Mitch Seavey is in 3rd Place at the time of this writing, and Seward’s Travis Beals in the #17 position. http://iditarod.com/race/2015/standings/

March 17, 2015 ·
Governor Nominates AVTEC Instructor/Charter Captain to Fisheries Council

Governor Nominates AVTEC Instructor/Charter Captain to Fisheries Council

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — In a letter to the National Marine Fisheries Service dated March 13, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker nominated Andrew (Andy) Mezirow of Seward as one of Alaska’s five representatives to the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council. The US Secretary of Commerce (NMFS) must still approve Mezirow’s nomination. Of three candidates to fill seat 2, (recreational […]

March 16, 2015 ·

Alaska should learn from Kodiak’s energy independence

A forward from Seward Alternative Energy Group Source: Alaska Dispatch News – Opinion Comment by Carey Restino http://www.adn.com/article/20150315/alaska-should-learn-kodiaks-energy-independence At the recent meeting of leaders from around southwest Alaska, there was much conversation about the need for affordable energy in rural Alaska. In fact, that’s pretty much led every conversation in every meeting in rural Alaska when more than a few […]

March 16, 2015 ·
Notes on the door of the Seward Public Health Center  informs residents it is closed and to call 907 335-3400 to schedule an appointment. Heidi Zemach photo.

What losing Seward’s Public Health Center may mean

By Heidi Zemach for SCN –  The State Division of Health and Social Services has decided to close the Seward Public Health Nurse’s office as part of state budget reductions due to the $3.5 million budget shortfall. But limited public health services by a visiting public health nurse from Kenai or Soldotna will continue to be provided monthly or bi-monthly, […]

March 12, 2015 ·

Representative Mike Chenault – Seward Town Hall Meeting

Representative Mike Chenault – Speaker of the House Please join in the discussion at a town hall meeting with your local state representative on Saturday, March 21 at the Seward Library located at 239 6th Ave. from 3 pm to 5 pm If you have questions, please call the Kenai office at 283-7223.

March 12, 2015 ·
Seward City Council tweaks Drug Testing Policy regarding Marijuana

Seward City Council tweaks Drug Testing Policy regarding Marijuana

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Following enactment of new marijuana legalization, the City of Seward administration decided to review its existing policies for employee drug and alcohol use by its more than 80 employees, particularly regarding marijuana. It proposed some changes that focus specifically on the use, abuse, and testing of marijuana. At Monday night’s March 16 City Council Meeting, […]

March 12, 2015 ·
Master of Research Vessel Sikuliaq Michael J. Hoshlyk sits at the joystick helm. Photo by R. Smeriglio

Sikuliaq Tour Reveals Details

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — The day before R/V Sikuliaq’s ceremonial commissioning in Seward on Saturday, March 7, Master and Captain Michael J. Hoshlyk and Associate Dean of UAF Graduate School Dr. Michael A. Castellini conducted tours of the newest ship in the US academic research fleet. Beyond their obvious pride and pleasure at having such a sophisticated platform […]

March 11, 2015 ·
Iditarod Race Standings

Iditarod Race Standings

Go to this link at Iditarod.com to track the racers

March 11, 2015 ·