Alaska

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 ·
Doug Capra book signing event August 18

Doug Capra book signing event August 18

KMTA National Heritage Area Launches Book by Historian Doug Capra Seward—The Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area announces the publication of The Spaces Between: Stories from the Kenai Mountains to the Kenai Fjords by Doug Capra. This book is the first in a series of original titles that will be published by the KMTA National Heritage. To celebrate the launch, the […]

by · August 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Opinion: Seniors and Military on Kenai Peninsula Denied Choice of Doctors

Sumitted by Peter T. Zuyus -  After a long battle with bureaucrats, the Surgery Center of Kenai recently opened its doors.  The Surgery Center could offer medical care to Medicare/Medicaid and Tri-Care patients at significant savings over Central Peninsula Hospital.  In addition,  the Surgery Center could save Seniors over 40%  in co-payments.  Medicare/Medicaid and Tri-Care will not reimburse for services […]

by · August 7, 2014 · 22 comments ·
Icebreaker docks in Seward

Icebreaker docks in Seward

The United States Coast Guard celebrated its 224th birthday on Monday, August 4, 2014, and invited area residents and visitors to tours of the Coast Guard Cutter Mustang and the Coast Guard Cutter Healy. The CGC Healy is a medium icebreaker designed for scientific research in both the Arctic and Antarctic poles. Measuring approximately 420 feet in length, it  can accommodate […]

by · August 6, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Candidate Packets

Candidate Packets for Service Area Boards and Borough Mayor are available at the Borough Annex office in the Sea View Plaza suite 122. Hours are Mon-Thu from 9:00 to 3:00. They are due by August 15th at 4:30. Cheryl Seese is a notary, for your convenience.

by · August 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Sealed Bid Land Sale Brochures

2014 Sealed Bid Land Sale Brochures are available at the Borough Annex office in the Sea View Plaza suite 122. Hours are Mon-Thu from 9:00 to 3:00.

by · August 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Wild & Scenic Film Festival August 7

Wild & Scenic Film Festival August 7

  For more information, please visit: http://www.kenaiwatershed.org/film_fest.html

by · August 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Every vote counts

In Alaska, we like our elections razor-thin – particularly in the primary when most of the electorate stays home. Four years ago was a particularly good year for close elections. Despite a white-hot U.S. Senate race and an important abortion ballot measure, only a third of the electorate bothered to vote in the primary. That was the primary that saw […]

by · July 31, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Further analyses confirms Alaska seafood is safe from Fukushima radiation

Further analyses confirms Alaska seafood is safe from Fukushima radiation

State of Alaska Joint Press Release – July 31, 2014 JUNEAU— The Alaska departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health and Social Services (DHSS) have received further results from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the latest radiation testing of Alaska seafood. The results confirm information from federal, state and international agencies that seafood in Alaska waters poses […]

by · July 31, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking Receives Adventure Green Alaska Award

Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking Receives Adventure Green Alaska Award

Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking Press Release- Adventure Green Alaska, the State of Alaska’s only sustainable tourism certification program, has awarded Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking with a Gold Level Certification.  This certification recognizes businesses that serve as a model of environmental leaders in Alaska tourism. To qualify for certification, businesses must comply with the U.S. environmental, consumer protection and labor laws […]

by · July 31, 2014 · 1 comment ·
CGC Mustang & CGC Healy Open for Tours August 4

CGC Mustang & CGC Healy Open for Tours August 4

The public is invited to help the Coast Guard celebrate a happy birthday by opening up the Coast Guard Cutter Healy and the Coast Guard Cutter Mustang for public tours from 1pm-5pm on August 4. Please come and wish the Coast Guard a Happy Birthday!  

by · July 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Get Ready for the 59th Annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby

Get Ready for the 59th Annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby

Seward Chamber of Commerce Press Release -  Some people judge the end of summer by the weather, some by events. For all you die hard Fishermen and women out there you know summer is coming to an end when the Seward Silver Salmon Derby rolls around. The last big event for the summer, so plan for it! August 9th-17th. Prizes […]

by · July 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
ASLC celebrates another sea lion pup’s birth

ASLC celebrates another sea lion pup’s birth

  Another captive Steller sea Lion pup was born to 14-year old Eden and iconic male sea lion attraction, Woody at the Alaska SeaLife Center Sunday, July 20th, shortly after noon. He and his mother are doing well. The pup has been successfully nursing, and Eden has been a very attentive mother, according to a press release issued by the […]

by · July 28, 2014 · 1 comment ·

July 30 Teleconference – Aamjiwnaang: A culture in shock with Ron Plain

Wednesday, July 30, 9:00 am – 10:00 am Join this free one-hour teleconference to hear how residents of Aamjiwnaang First Nation, an Aanishinaabek community located near Canada’s “Chemical Valley” near Sarnia, Ontario have been exposed to a range of harmful pollutants from the 63 petrochemical refineries that surround it. The community has an alarmingly low number of baby boys being […]

by · July 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
BALTO FILM FEST CLOSES CURTAIN

BALTO FILM FEST CLOSES CURTAIN

Filmmakers from Fairbanks, Juneau, Sitka, Soldotna and Anchorage descended on Seward for their annual pilgrimage to the Balto Film Fest (BFF).  Created to develop meaningful networking and workforce development opportunities in conjunction with anticipated curriculum for students of the Balto School at the Jesse Lee Home, the BFF has quickly made a reputation of being a filmmaker’s film fest. An […]

by · July 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Artist Ray Troll to Receive Ocean Ambassador Award

Artist Ray Troll to Receive Ocean Ambassador Award

Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release -  Seward, AK – July 23, 2014 – The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is proud to announce Alaskan artist Ray Troll as recipient of the 2014 Ocean Ambassador Award as part of the Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards. The Ocean Ambassador Award was created to recognize an individual or organization that has made outstanding contributions in […]

by · July 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
“Amazing Race” spinoff brings couple to Seward

“Amazing Race” spinoff brings couple to Seward

Dana and Walt Stoddard, an active couple from Loveland, Colorado, received a memorable gift from their four grown children for their 30th wedding anniversary- a surprise pre-paid trip to Alaska. The Stoddards described the surprise, which their kids dubbed the “30th Anniversary Edition of the Amazing Race” on their last night in Alaska at Bear Lake Lodgings B&B near Seward […]

by · July 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
FREE ADVENTURE FILM MAKING WORKSHOP AND FILM TONIGHT

FREE ADVENTURE FILM MAKING WORKSHOP AND FILM TONIGHT

The third annual Balto Film Fest kicks off tonight with an evening of adventure, focusing on the real life drama of the Alaskan outdoors. Learn to get the most out of your Go Pro. University of Alaska professor DB Palmer teaches the first and only adventure film making degree program in the State.  Palmer will be at the Seward Library/Museum […]

by · July 25, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Seward hosts Comic Workshop

Seward hosts Comic Workshop

Alexis De Leon for Seward City News – Anyone can create a comic book. At least this is the mantra Kaisa Leino promotes. Leino traveled from Helsinki, Finland to Seward, Alaska earlier this summer in order to help Dr. Tuula Hollmen with her research at the Alaska SeaLife Center. Returning to the SeaLife Center for a second summer, Leino decided […]

by · July 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
16th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run Supports Alaska SeaLife Center’s Wildlife Response Program

16th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run Supports Alaska SeaLife Center’s Wildlife Response Program

Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release – Seward, AK – July 23, 2014 –The Alaska SeaLife Center is hosting its 16th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run/Walk on Saturday, August 2. The fundraiser supports the rescue and rehabilitation mission of the Center’s Wildlife Response Program. This has been a busy year for the stranding program, admitting one spotted seal, two sea otter […]

by · July 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·
From South Africa to Seward by Sail

From South Africa to Seward by Sail

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN –   Over a perfectly lovely cup of Sri Lankan tea in the literate saloon of their homey sailboat, Rainbow Gypsy, Cherry and Alec Yarrow recounted their voyage starting in Durban, South Africa that has landed them in Seward. Their voyage began six years ago with many roundings, setbacks, frights and delights along the way. […]

by · July 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·
BALTO FILM FEST LAUNCHS TOGO 24 HOUR SPRINT

BALTO FILM FEST LAUNCHS TOGO 24 HOUR SPRINT

A one minute film created in 24 hours using one prompt – the Togo 24 Hour Sprint promises to be very popular amongst those participating in the Balto Film Fest. It affords a great opportunity to dip a toe in filmmaking to try out a new position or work with new people. To qualify for competition, films must be one […]

by · July 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·
New Fire Station’s Grand Opening

New Fire Station’s Grand Opening

It had rained hard just before, but the sun popped out just in time for Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department and the community to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new fire station building Saturday, June 19th at 13105 Seward Highway, milepost 5.5. The station’s yellow and red fire trucks gleamed as they sat outside the three large bay doors, […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 7 comments ·
Conservation Groups Release Dust Monitoring Findings

Conservation Groups Release Dust Monitoring Findings

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – At a press conference held in Anchorage on July 17, Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance, Alaska Community Action on Toxics and Global Community Monitoring released results of a 1.5-year-long, airborne dust sampling and analysis effort. Key findings from the 15-page report “Coal Dust in Alaska: Hazards to Public Health” by Heidi Zimmer 2014, include that […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Colton Leese plays Open Mic Night at the Yukon Bar

Sweet melodies of Seward

Alexis De Leon for Seward City News – Those looking to find entertainment will find that Seward is full of just that. Seward is a coastal oasis for live music seekers. Venues worth checking out have sprouted up since the summer season began. For starters the Seward Brewing Company officially opened their upstairs area to the likes of live music. […]

by · July 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·