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UAF Cooperative Extension Service Agriculture and Horticulture Presentations

News Release – UAF Cooperative Extension Service Agriculture and Horticulture Presentations The UAF Cooperative Extension Service will be conducting interviews for the Kenai Peninsula Agriculture and Horticulture position on December 11 and 12.The public is invited to participate in the seminars presented by the candidates. The schedule is a follows: Thursday, December 11, 2:00-3:00 pm Jay Jenkins; 3:30-4:30 pm Dave […]

November 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Kenai Fjords National Park Recruiting for Local Hire Park Rangers

Kenai Fjords National Park Recruiting for Local Hire Park Rangers

Are you a local Seward resident and want to share your love for Kenai Fjords National Park with park visitors? Join the park’s Interpretation team in Summer 2015 by applying through our local hire announcements.  Vacancy announcements are open November 24 – December 12, 2014.  Please visit http://www.nps.gov/kefj/parkmgmt/jobs.htm, stop by our 411 Washington Street office, or call (907)422-0500 for more […]

November 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area Regular Meeting December 1

The Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a regular board meeting at 6:00 pm, Monday, December 1, 2014.  The agenda includes Salmon Creek Land Acquisition & Reclamation Project, Appropriation of Closing Costs and Board Recommendation on KPB Resolution 2014-065 Authorizing The Acquisition by Donation of Real Property Located in the East Half of U.S. Survey 722 on Behalf […]

November 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Public and Private Sectors Plan to Develop Maritime Workforce

Public and Private Sectors Plan to Develop Maritime Workforce

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Regardless of where you live in Alaska, the health and pulse of the state’s maritime economy affects you. According to the Alaska Maritime Workforce Development Plan (AMWDP) issued May 2014, the maritime sector employs over 68,000 workers statewide, making it Alaska’s largest private sector employer. What Alaskans don’t catch, grow, dig up or make for […]

November 24, 2014 · 2 comments ·

Alaska Municipal League – Iris Darling

http://www.youralaskalink.com/news/Alaska-Municipal-League-283431231.html Local leaders from every corner of the state have taken over downtown Anchorage this week.  The Alaska Municipal League conference was formed to help cities and assemblys strengthen themselves though out the state and receive in depth study or refreshers for those in need. Attendees say the event is vital to the planning and handling of the upcoming year. […]

November 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·

The Alaska SeaLife Center’s “Dot” Lays Her Eggs

http://www.youralaskalink.com/news/The-Alaska-SeaLife-Centers–283657091.html When a mother is expecting it is of interest how her little ones are developing. In this case, there are thousands of them. The Alaska SeaLife Center’s Giant Pacific Octopus “Dot” has laid eggs in one of the tanks in the Denizens of the Deep exhibit. Richard Hocking, Alaska SeaLife Center says, “its a species that has only been […]

November 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·

GCI Great Alaska Shootout kicks off a new era this year at Alaska Airlines Center

Press Release –  GCI Shootout attendees can win 1 million Alaska Airlines miles, tech prizes and much more  ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – Alaska’s largest telecommunications company will ring in a new era of the state’s premier basketball tournament when the GCI Great Alaska Shootout begins on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the Alaska Airlines Center. The tournament’s championship teams will not be the […]

November 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·

4.1 Earthquake hits Seward

An earthquake 70 miles NW of Seward struck at 8:32 this morning, November 23, with a preliminary magnitude of 4.1. For more information about this latest shake, please visit: http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/

November 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Sneak Peak: Alaska Starts Here

Sneak Peak: Alaska Starts Here

The Travel Channel will be airing a special on Seward named Alaska Starts Here. The premier is tomorrow Sunday, November 23rd at 9 PM according to their schedule HERE. From the Travel Channel: “Alaska Starts Here The weathered, worn, time-hardened port city of Seward, AK, explodes to 10 times its population every summer, offering untamed, raw Alaska adventures like wrestling monster […]

November 22, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Local Student attends ANSEP Middle School Academy in Anchorage

Local Student attends ANSEP Middle School Academy in Anchorage

Press Release – ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – The Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP) is currently hosting 48 middle-school students from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, including Seward student Jack Gunter,  for its November Middle School Academy. Throughout this two-week, all-expenses-paid program, Jack will participate in team-based learning activities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) career fields. Middle School Academies […]

November 22, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Avalance Awareness Class December 13

Avalance Awareness Class December 13

November 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·
“Water Skiing Alaska Style”

“Water Skiing Alaska Style”

  By Ron Niebrugge – Saturday evening, Seward, Alaska. Someone water skiing in front of the house on Saturday night in Seward, Alaska. Crazy – as much of the lower 48 battles cold and snow, we have had beautiful days this past week that often broke 50 degrees! To see more of Ron Niebrugge’s work, please visit www.wildnatureimages.com and http://www.my-photo-blog.com/.

November 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Give Thanks for Species Rescued From the Brink of Extinction

Give Thanks for Species Rescued From the Brink of Extinction

Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release – Give Thanks for Species Rescued From the Brink of Extinction Accredited zoos and aquariums are saving more than 30 endangered species and the Alaska SeaLife Center Plays a Leading Role. Steller’s eider Seward, Alaska (November 17, 2014) – As American families prepare for the annual ritual of giving thanks, they can add to their […]

November 18, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Why is it so hard to “just leave”?

Why is it so hard to “just leave”?

By Dawn McDevitt – I grew up not knowing my real father, with a hard working single mom who married when I was 5. By age 11 her husband adopted me. I wouldn’t say I had a horrible life but it was not easy. My adoptive dad was very strict, quick tempered, and harsh with his words. I being the […]

November 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Reminder: Civil Air Patrol Open House & BBQ November 16

Reminder: Civil Air Patrol Open House & BBQ November 16

November 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·

The public is welcome to attend the Seward State Parks Advisory Board Meeting November 18

The next Seward State Parks Advisory Board Meeting will be held on November 18th from 5-7pm at the AVTEC Culinary Arts building in the Banquette room.  The public is always welcome to attend and encouraged to provide comments.

November 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward Energy Fair Today at AVTEC

Seward Energy Fair Today at AVTEC

The City of Seward and the Seward Alternative Energy Group (SAEG) is hosting their first Seward Energy Fair today, November 15, 2014. The fair will be held at AVTEC – Alaska’s Institute of Technology Student Service Center from 12 to 5 pm. Key note speakers from local and statewide agencies will be reviewing energy options for businesses and home owners […]

November 15, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – October 2014

October was unusually dry with slightly above normal temperatures in the Kenai Fjords National Park area. There was no measurable precipitation at the Seward airport for two thirds of the month (20 days) leaving the total monthly precipitation far below normal. Combined with the below-normal precipitation that characterized most of the spring and summer, Seward was at a cumulative 13.2 […]

November 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Switch on to Alternative Energy at the Seward Energy Fair

The City of Seward and the Seward Alternative Energy Group (SAEG) are hosting their first Seward Energy Fair on November 15, 2014. The fair will be held at AVTEC – Alaska’s Institute of Technology Student Service Center from 12 to 5 pm.  This free event is being held in order to educate and update our local community members about the […]

November 12, 2014 · 1 comment ·
HGTV’s “Living Alaska” Casting Call!

HGTV’s “Living Alaska” Casting Call!

Living Alaska News Release – Hit  HGTV  Series  Casting  in  Alaska!  Calling  all  real  estate  agents  and  their  clients!   If  you’re  outgoing,  outspoken  and  have  always   wanted  to  show  off  your  love  of Alaska  to  millions  of  viewers,  then  we  want  to  hear  from  you! What’s  the  show  about? Part  travel  show,  part  home  show,  this  hit  series  airing  on […]

November 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Online Open House for Seward Highway Mileposts 17-22.5 Rehabilitation Project Ends November 16

Online Open House for Seward Highway Mileposts 17-22.5 Rehabilitation Project Ends November 16

  The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will rehabilitate and improve the safety of 5.5 miles of the Seward Highway between the communities of Moose Pass and Seward, Alaska.   Reminder:  Online Open House  open through November 16 Our Online Open House, currently accessible on the project website,  provides an opportunity […]

November 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Lori Hamilton, PA-C, Joins Seward Community Health Center

Lori Hamilton, PA-C, Joins Seward Community Health Center

The Board of Directors and staff of Seward Community Health Center (SCHC) are extremely pleased to announce that Lori Hamilton, a licensed and certified Physician Assistant (PA), has recently joined its staff as its first permanent medical provider. Lori, who started at the Health Center on Oct. 27, is seeing both new and established patients. She will be providing a […]

November 10, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Southcentral state park advisory boards seeking new members

Southcentral state park advisory boards seeking new members

(Soldotna, AK) – Applications are currently being accepted for four state park advisory boards in Southcentral Alaska. Seats are currently available on the Southern Kenai Peninsula, Kachemak Bay, Seward, and Valdez state park advisory boards. State park advisory boards are the primary tool that state park officials use to involve the public in the management of state parks. “Public involvement […]

November 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Movember! Bringing the ‘Stache back to create awareness for Men’s Health.

Movember! Bringing the ‘Stache back to create awareness for Men’s Health.

Let’s face it, men. When it comes to our health, we act more like big, hairy animals than real men. Sure, we’re busy. Work, family, kids. When was the last time you had a nap? And going to the doctor? Forget it. If it can’t be cured over-the-counter, then it’s probably not curable, right? Wrong. These are only excuses. Most […]

November 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Health Care Exchange Open Enrollment Opens this Weekend November 15th.

Seward, Alaska – Now is the time to begin planning to sign up for affordable health insurance for 2015. Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace begins Saturday, November 15, 2014.  Financial help is available to offset the cost of insurance. 88% of Alaskans who applied last year were eligible for cost savings. Alaskans who have already signed up for […]

November 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·