Alaska

Do you live in a floodplain?

Please join us for a Flood Risk Information Open House Tuesday, September 9th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the City Council Chambers. In cooperation with FEMA, the State of Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula Borough, and the City of Seward this will be a combined Flood Risk Information Open House. This Open House will provide the public with an opportunity to […]

by · August 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Lost Lake Run 2014 Pictures

Lost Lake Run 2014 Pictures

Seward City News captured a few pictures during this year’s Lost Lake Run and has published some of the better ones below. Images by Steve and Sarah Fink. The 2014 race results are provided by Skinny Raven Sports of Anchorage: http://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-5304?lc=en Also donations to fund Cystic Fibrosis research are always being accepted through lostlakerun.com .

by · August 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Voter Registration Deadline September 8

In order to be eligible to vote in the October 7, 2014 City of Seward and/or Kenai Peninsula Borough Election, non-registered voters must register by September 8, 2014.  Contact the Office of the City Clerk to obtain a voter registration form, or click on the link here: http://www.elections.alaska.gov/vi_vr_how.php  

by · August 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Sailing Vessel Tlingit Wins 2014 Rum Doodle Race

Sailing Vessel Tlingit Wins 2014 Rum Doodle Race

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – As she did in 2011, S/V Tlingit won this year’s Rum Doodle Race and will have her name inscribed on the Rum Doodle Cup trophy, currently housed at the William H. Seward Yacht Club (WHSYC) in the small boat harbor. Tlingit, a 44-footer handily took first place in both heats of the all-women sailboat […]

by · August 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Kevin Lane wins Seafood Throwdown at the State Fair

Kevin Lane wins Seafood Throwdown at the State Fair

Congratulations to Chef Kevin Lane of Chinooks for the winning the State Fair’s Seafood Throwdown! He will be representing Alaska in the 2014 World Food Championships in Las Vegas this coming November.

by · August 25, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – July 2014

July 2014 proved to be another warmer-than-normal and drier-than-normal-month in the Kenai Fjords area. Daily high temperatures ranged from 60 degrees F to 76 degrees F with a total of five days above 70 degrees F. Measurable precipitation was recorded on 12 days with more than half the total rainfall occurring on one day, July 9th. Winds were relatively calm […]

by · August 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Lost Lake Race Results

The results are provided by Skinny Raven Sports of Anchorage: http://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-5304?lc=en

by · August 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Dan Seavey Book Signing Event

Dan Seavey Book Signing Event

  Meet legendary musher and Seward local Dan Seavey for a book signing at the Kenai Fjords National Park Information Center.  August 22, 9 AM to 12 PM.

by · August 22, 2014 · 0 comments ·

AVTEC Three Week Refrigeration Course

AVTEC will offer a three week refrigeration course starting October 6 through October 24.   The student successfully passing this course will be able to diagnose refrigeration systems by putting pressure gauges and thermometers on systems, calculate superheat and subcooling, recover and accurately add refrigerants to systems, do basic repairs, and knowledgeably discuss refrigeration system operation. They will also become familiar […]

by · August 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Alaskans Vote No on Ballot Measure No. 1. Existing Taxes on Oil Production Remain in Place

With 100 percent of precincts now having reported, Alaska Division of Elections reported on Wednesday at 3:03 p.m. that 52.2 percent of voters rejected attempts to repeal 13SB21, the existing tax structure on oil production that its critics regarded as too low. Only 31.7 percent of registered voters participated in the election. Of 154,136 total votes cast in the matter […]

by · August 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·
2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis to Visit Seward

2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis to Visit Seward

SEWARD, ALASKA – On Tuesday, Sept. 9, the Seward Friends of the Library and the Seward Art Council will co-host athlete, author, speaker, and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis. The program will be held at the Seward Community Library Museum at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Jennifer has logged more […]

by · August 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Division of Elections Reports Primary Election Results at 2:12 a.m. Wednesday

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – With 98.6 percent of  precincts having counted and reported their vote tallies, Alaska Division of Elections reported the following election results in races of importance to Seward and surrounding areas. Readers should note that percentages refer to proportion of candidate’s party, not the overall electorate. For clarity, SCN has left out losing candidates within […]

by · August 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Preliminary Election Results Reported at 10 p.m. by Division of Elections

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – The state of Alaska Division of Elections released its first batch of unofficial election results Tuesday evening for the statewide primary election. With only 59,000 votes counted, in about 32 percent of precincts, Ballot Measure One, to repeal or to retain the current tax structure on oil production, appeared tied between the yes and […]

by · August 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Celebrating Healthy Lifestyles

Celebrating Healthy Lifestyles

Participants came from Seward, Anchorage, and some came from as far as California to attend the annual Healthy Lifestyles Gathering, sponsored by Quetekcak Native Tribe. In addition to a community potlatch at the Branson Pavilion featuring halibut and hamburgers, there was dancing and drumming by a diverse group of Alaska Native and American Indian drummers. The annual gathering is to […]

by · August 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Alaska State Primary Tuesday, August 19

Alaska State Primary Tuesday, August 19

  Tuesday, August 19, is the Alaska State Primary Election day. Polls are open from 7AM-8PM. Voters registered for the Seward/Lowell Point precinct can cast their ballots at the K.M. Rae building at 125 3rd Avenue. Voters registered for the Bear Creek precinct can cast their ballots at the Bear Creek Fire Department at Mile 5 of the Seward Highway. For more […]

by · August 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Capra Book Signing, Q&A, Tonight at the Library

Capra Book Signing, Q&A, Tonight at the Library

Join us for an evening of stories, history and people. The Friends of the Seward Library will be having a book signing and Q&A with local author/historian Doug Capra. Doug is launching his new book, The Spaces Between, Stories From the Kenai Mountains to the Kenai Fjords. Starts at 6:30 pm for the Friends membership, this is a benefit of […]

by · August 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
John Kennedy wins the 2014 Seward Silver Salmon Derby

John Kennedy wins the 2014 Seward Silver Salmon Derby

Congratulations to John E. Kennedy of New Palestine, IN, who won the 2014 Seward Silver Salmon Derby with his 17.67 salmon that he caught on the Got Fish in Cheval Narrows. A list of other winners is online on the Seward Chamber of Commerce website at http://www.seward.com/welcome-to-seward-alaska/signature-events/seward-silver-salmon-derby-august/.

by · August 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Tickets still available for Fox Island Auction & Dinner Cruise

Tickets still available for Fox Island Auction & Dinner Cruise

 This coming Saturday, August 23 is a day you won’t want to miss!  For just $60 you get a cruise on Resurrection Bay, prime rib & salmon dinner, and the opportunity to bid on some great auction items.  PLUS you’ll be supporting Seward and Moose Pass firefighters and EMTs.  And did someone say door prizes?!  Could this evening get any […]

by · August 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Governor proclaims Take Your Child to School Week August 18-22, 2014

Governor proclaims Take Your Child to School Week August 18-22, 2014

Take Your Child to School Week   Soldotna, August 15, 2014—Most KPBSD schools begin Tuesday, August 19, 2014, which is perfect timing to act on the proclamation by Governor Sean Parnell, making August 18 – 22, 2014, as Take Your Child to School Week in the state of Alaska.   “I am pleased to learn that the Governor is proclaiming next week as Take Your Child to School […]

by · August 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Doug Capra’s Seward history focuses on local stories

Doug Capra’s Seward history focuses on local stories

Heidi Zemach for Seward City News –   Some view history as events shaped by war, politics, and presidents, and view common people’s experiences as simply the byproducts of those events. Not Seward historian Doug Capra, who has a new book coming out on the stories about some of the most interesting pioneers to grace the region, and other things […]

by · August 15, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Cathy Cuenin book signing, Q&A Tonight at the Library Museum

Cathy Cuenin book signing, Q&A Tonight at the Library Museum

The Seward Friends of the Library are pleased to present author and retired nurse Cathy Cuenin on Thursday, August 14, 2014 for a book signing and Q&A about her book, “The Way I Walk: From Tugboat to Transplant.” Friends of the Library members are invited to attend at 6:30 p.m. Members of the public are welcome to join at 7 […]

by · August 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Beach Clean Up – Aug. 14th 5:30 to 7:00 Seward Waterfront Park

The “Moroccan Swim Around the World” team invites the community of Seward to join in a Beach Clean up on Thurs., Aug 14, 2014 from 5:30-7:00pm as we walk from the ALPAR Shack at Boulder Field, (near the convergence of 4th Ave., D. St. & Ballaine Blvd. ) to the SeaLife Center along the Waterfront Park. Gloves and garbage bags […]

by · August 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Resurrection River Flooding Advisory

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD ADVISORY FOR… RESURRECTION RIVER NEAR SEWARD * UNTIL 145 AM AKDT THURSDAY * AT 148 AM AKDT…RADAR CONTINUES TO INDICATE MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN CAUSING MINOR FLOODING ALONG THE RESURRECTION RIVER

by · August 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Celebrate 50 years with KPC, KPB and KPBSD!

Celebrate 50 years with KPC, KPB and KPBSD!

The public is invited to celebrate an important milestone with Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai Peninsula Borough and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. To mark fifty years of service to the Kenai Peninsula, the three key organizations are hosting a community barbecue from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 at KPC’s Kenai River Campus in Soldotna. Everyone is invited. In […]

by · August 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Opinion: Voting no for Alaska’s future

By Jim Johnsen – Alaskans are just weeks away from a pivotal decision in our young state’s history. The decision is whether to vote yes to repeal our new tax law or vote no to let the new law stand. I will vote NO on 1. Here’s why. I have lived in Alaska for nearly 30 years in Juneau, Fairbanks, […]

by · August 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·