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Alaska SeaLife Center Goes Overboard with the Coast Guard

Alaska SeaLife Center Goes Overboard with the Coast Guard

By Rebecca Brinkley- Schedules aboard the USCGC MUSTANG (WPB 1310) were run a little differently on Wednesday as the crew challenged the employees of the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) to some friendly competition with drills. There has always been a relationship between ASLC and the United States Coast Guard. They have a mutual interest in Oiled Wildlife Response missions throughout […]

May 5, 2015 ·
The draft beer selection at the Seward Ale House

Wish You Were Beer

By Alexis De Leon for SCN – Seward is known for a lot of things. In fact, for being so small it carries a big name. Seward boasts: a port that doesn’t freeze-over in the winter, fjords that can be seen by relatively quick day trip, and a Fourth of July frenzy around Mount Marathon- to name a few. However […]

May 5, 2015 ·
Prince William Sound RCAC announces Board Meeting

Prince William Sound RCAC announces Board Meeting

The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council announces that their annual board meeting will be taking place in Valdez on May 7th and 8th 2015. The meeting is to be held at the Bayside Community Church, 321 Egan Drive. The tentative times for public sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, and from 9:00 a.m. to […]

May 4, 2015 ·
Jujiro Wada musical preview and cultural event graces Seward stage

Jujiro Wada musical preview and cultural event graces Seward stage

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – More than 50 Japanese performers of all ages from the Mikan Ichiza Playgroup Musical filled the stage of Seward Auditorium for a school performance Wednesday afternoon, sponsored by the Asian Alaskan Cultural Center. The performance highlighted an upcoming performance of the Japanese musical Chasing the Aurora: The Samurai Musher- The tale of Jujiro Wada from […]

May 1, 2015 ·
American Red Cross Infant, Child and Adult First Aid/CPR/AED

American Red Cross Infant, Child and Adult First Aid/CPR/AED

April 30, 2015 ·
What is tatting?

What is tatting?

May 1st, during the First Friday Art Walk, tatting will be the center of activity for folks at A Flyin’ Skein. The history of tatting goes back 2000 years to fisherman using shuttles and heavy cord to weave nets. Through the ages fisherman and sailors passed these knots on. With lace making or tatting, the shuttles are smaller, the threads […]

April 29, 2015 ·
Seward the third main character in new thriller novel

Seward the third main character in new thriller novel

Mt. Hood Press News Release – Denali, the Novel Set in Seward Who would have thought that Seward would be a main character in a thriller novel? Tyler Blackthorne worked for two summers as a kayak guide out of Lowell Point and used that time to fall in love with Seward and environs. Now Mt. Hood Press has recently published […]

April 27, 2015 ·

Job Opening at the Alaska SeaLife Center

The Alaska SeaLife Center, which generates and shares scientific knowledge to promote understanding and stewardship of Alaska’s marine ecosystems, is seeking applications for the following: Executive Assistant This position is responsible for providing executive level administrative assistance to the President and CEO, various Department Directors, the Executive Department and various Alaska SeaLife Center committees.  Education and Experience Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree or four […]

April 27, 2015 ·
Seward 6th Graders Celebrate National Park Week With Seaweed

Seward 6th Graders Celebrate National Park Week With Seaweed

What is red, green or brown, kind of slimy and often edible?   Seaweed!   This year’s National Park Week programs introduced all of Seward’s 6th grade students to their local seaweeds.   They spent last week with Kenai Fjords National Park rangers to learn which seaweeds they can eat with sushi, which seaweeds release sulfuric acid to keep from being eaten by sea urchins, and which seaweeds are […]

April 27, 2015 ·

2015 Swetmann Scholarship: Deadline, May 1st

Calling all Seward/Moose Pass students ages 16 to 21! The deadline for the Friends of the Seward Library’s Swetmann Scholarship is fast approaching. Students can be awarded up to $1,500 for a winning project. It is now easier than ever to apply: The Friends retooled the Swetmann Scholarship last year (see our website) to include an almost endless variety of […]

April 26, 2015 ·
Warning sign flashing on approach to notorious "Gwinn's Corner", site of several tanker wrecks on Sterling Highway in Cooper Landing. Photo by R. Smeriglio

Alaska DOT Considers Bypass of Cooper Landing

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — At an open house and public hearing in Cooper Landing on Tuesday attended by about 35 citizens, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities presented four alternatives for re-routing the Sterling Highway around Cooper Landing along the Kenai River. In this most recent iteration of a decades-long effort, proposed routes have changed, but complexities […]

April 24, 2015 ·
Self portrait of the artist Ray Troll pondering the buzz shark's mysteries. HZ

Summer of Sharks exhibit combines art, science, and one man’s obsession

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – An Alaskan artist’s quest to finally solve the mysteries of an incredible, prehistoric Helicoprion resembling a big shark with whorl teeth has resulted not only in some solid scientific answers, but in an awe-inspiring, rather artsy, fun yet scientific traveling exhibit now on display at the Alaska Sea Life Center. The center held a […]

April 23, 2015 ·
SeaLife Summer Festival

SeaLife Summer Festival

Join the Alaska SeaLife Center for the first ever SeaLife Summer Festival and Summer of Sharks Grand Opening Celebration! The Center will be hosting daytime activities on the ASLC plaza and adjoining property, featuring free live music and arts and crafts vendors. Our ticketed fundraising event starts at 6:30 pm with a Sustainable Seafood Appetizer Showdown, exclusive access to the new exhibit, meet-and-greet […]

April 23, 2015 ·
Seabird Informational Meeting this Friday, April 24th

Seabird Informational Meeting this Friday, April 24th

April 22, 2015 ·

Opinion: Where does your boat sewage go?

By Heather Leba – Did you know that the Clean Water Act prohibits the discharge of raw sewage from a vessel within 3 nautical miles of the U.S. coast? As the summer boating season approaches and more boats are utilizing coastal harbors, it will be important to keep your sewage management strategy in mind. Where do you dump your sewage […]

April 22, 2015 ·
Coast Guard rescues 3 mariners from life raft near Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 3 mariners from life raft near Kodiak, Alaska

U.S. Coast Guard 17th District Public Affairs News Release – JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued three mariners after a fire started on board their 82-foot vessel north of Kodiak Island Tuesday. The Jayhawk crew hoisted the mariners from their life raft in Stevenson Entrance, approximately 60 miles north of Kodiak, and […]

April 22, 2015 ·

UAF Seward Marine Center Maintenance Solicitation

Just and FYI…UAF has a SMC maintenance solicitation package on their website that I want everyone to know about. I didn’t realize it was due today @ 5pm but if a contractor you know would be interested in tossing a number at it for consideration, they should do it ASAP. https://www.uaf.edu/procurement/community/solicitations/current-solicitations/details/index.xml?id=199

April 21, 2015 ·
Denali’s Howl slide show & book signing

Denali’s Howl slide show & book signing

SEWARD SPRING FILM SERIES Presents – DENALI’S HOWL Join Alaskan Author – Andy Hall As he reveals the full story of the Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America’s Wildest Peak! The 1967 Wilcox Expedition The Film Series & Book signing is at the AVTEC Auditorium – Student Service Center, 519 4th. Ave April 28th – Tuesday @ 7:00pm Got Questions? – […]

April 21, 2015 ·
Fair sailing to Seward couple who are leaving town after 58 years

Fair sailing to Seward couple who are leaving town after 58 years

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Friends and neighbors said a sad, fond farewell to Monty and Florita Richardson, two longtime Seward residents in their mid-90s who have touched generations of people since moving to Seward 58 years ago. The goodbye reception took place at AVTEC this week, practically on the very spot where the old school he once taught […]

April 19, 2015 ·
Calling all bibliophiles, the tomes are waiting

Calling all bibliophiles, the tomes are waiting

INTO THE LAST HOUR OF OUR BOOK SALE!! BOOK BONANZA TIME. BAG OR BOX OF BOOKS FOR $2. OPEN UNTIL 4PM The Used Book Sale is ready! Come on over to the Community Room of the Seward Library Museum and browse the tomes we have waiting. Coffee will be on, snacks out, kids corner open so moms and dads can […]

April 17, 2015 ·
Public Scoping Notice – Jerome Lake Trickle-dam Removal

Public Scoping Notice – Jerome Lake Trickle-dam Removal

 

April 16, 2015 ·

Coast Guard suspends search after remains of pilot found near Perry Island, Alaska

U.S. Coast Guard 17th District Public Affairs Anchorage Press Release – Date: Apr 15, 2015   ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing pilot near Perry Island in Prince William Sound after his remains were discovered Wednesday evening. The crew of the Alaska State Trooper vessel Churchhill located and recovered the man’s remains and the wreckage of his […]

April 16, 2015 ·

Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area Board and Permitting Day

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board will hold a work session Monday, April 20, at 6:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. The topic is US Army Corps of Engineers Salmon Creek Flood Risk Management Section 205 & DCCED Mitigation Projects. For more information contact the SBCFSA Office at 302 […]

April 15, 2015 ·

Permitting & Agency Information Day April 16th, 10am-2pm

To be held at KM Rae Bldg., 125 Third Ave. The City of Seward, Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area, Kenai Peninsula Borough, State, and Federal agency representatives will be available to assist with your permit application, summer project and provide information on: Planning, Permitting, Flood Risk Prevention, Updated Building Codes, Floodplain Management, National Flood Insurance Program, Fisheries & Wildlife Management, […]

April 14, 2015 ·

Seward Highway is now clear

UPDATE: 11:48AM Highway is clear. Jack-knifed semi has been removed.   From Alaska 511 Traveler Information – There has been accident on the Seward Highway south of Girdwood. Traffic is backed up. We will update the 511 with more information as soon as we get it.

April 14, 2015 ·
Grant Lake Draft License Application submitted; public comment period open

Grant Lake Draft License Application submitted; public comment period open

grant lake press release 4-7-15

April 10, 2015 ·