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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 ·
Seward Cold Case featured in Discovery Channel’s Did He Do It?

Seward Cold Case featured in Discovery Channel’s Did He Do It?

Seward Police Department Lt. Doreen Valadez was just doing what came natural to her – organizing the Evidence Room and making herself familiar with its contents. It was then that Valadez discovered sealed vials that appeared to be empty, but in fact contained evidence that would prove to be key in solving a murder mystery that has haunted Seward for […]

by · June 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Homer Citizens Rally to repeal SB21

Rally To Repeal from Bjørn on Vimeo. Submitted by Bjorn Olson – On June 14th, a diverse group of concerned Alaskans gathered in Homer to support repealing SB21 – a corrosive oil tax bill that threatens to bankrupt Alaska. Nearly 200 people attended to hear Alaska constitutional framer Vic Fisher speak and march down Homer’s Pioneer Street to the LIO […]

by · June 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Vote No on 1 informational lunch

Soldotna — Vote yes? Vote no? The Kenai Peninsula Republican Women (KPRW) invites everyone (women and men) to an informative buffet luncheon in Kenai on Friday, June 20, 2014, to learn about Ballot Measure No. 1: Referendum, An Act Relating to the Oil and Gas Production Tax, Interest Rates on Overdue Taxes, and Tax Credits Voters desire to make excellent […]

by · June 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
A night with Kimya Dawson

A night with Kimya Dawson

Alexis De Leon for the Seward City News – The excitement building at the Yukon Bar is felt throughout Fourth St.; entering the bar it seems everyone in Seward has crammed into the joint for the occasion.  Kimya Dawson is the buzz of the town. The former singer/songwriter of the Indie/Folk band, the Moldy Peaches and large contributor to the “Juno” […]

by · June 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·
When Threatened By Wildland Fire, Will Your Home Survive?

When Threatened By Wildland Fire, Will Your Home Survive?

Save the date!  Come to the Community Firewise Workshop at the Bear Creek Fire Department on Saturday, June 28 from 10:00am – 2:30pm to learn about simple steps you can take to reduce the wildland fire threat to your home and community. Workshop participants will also learn about wildland fire, local fire history, fire management in Alaska, wildland fire prevention […]

by · June 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge Launches Interactive Culinary Program

Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge Launches Interactive Culinary Program

CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation Press Release -  Overnight guests at the newly renovated Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge on Alaska’s remote Fox Island now have the opportunity to not only enjoy the local wild salmon on their plate, but also learn how to prepare the salmon belly. In an interactive cooking class, lodge chefs teach guests about wild Alaska seafood, specifically the five types of […]

by · June 12, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Burn Suspension Lifted

The following press releases were submitted to SCN from Alaska Division of Forestry and City of Seward: State The Division of Forestry has lifted its open burning suspension as of 11:00 am, June 10th 2014.  The area is forecasted to receive high winds so we are urging the public to strictly follow the specifications provided on the Burn Permit.  Attached is […]

by · June 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·

The Seward Highway mentioned on the HuffPo

The Seward Highway is an inspiring drive according to the HuffPo. Read more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/smartertravel/10-inspiring-summer-drive_b_5473005.html?utm_hp_ref=travel&ir=Travel

by · June 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·