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Four Contend For Middle School Principal Spot

Four Contend For Middle School Principal Spot

(By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News) About 35 teachers, staff and community members filled a classroom at Seward Middle School Friday evening to hear the interviews of the four finalists for the position of Principal/ Teacher next year. Whoever is selected will replace John Hersrud, who has held the […]

Dog Trainer Embraces Her Toughest Challenges

Dog Trainer Embraces Her Toughest Challenges

(By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News) Jill Simpson has her work cut out for her, but wouldn’t have it any other way. Her adopted companions are two young dogs with—“issues” you might say. Dazee, a three-year old blue tick hound is hearing-impaired and neurological—an ill coordinated slow learner. She […]

 (By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News) SPD Sgt.Doreen Valadez   James Eacker, of Fairbanks, was convicted of murdering Toni Lister, a 29-year old Seward mother of four, by a Kenai Superior Court jury March 10th. She was killed sometime around March 6, 1982– almost 28 years to the day […]

(Heidi Zemach for Seward City News) The Seward City Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday March 8, proclaiming the City of Seward as the “Wellness Capital of Alaska.” Mayor Willard Dunham and council member Tom Smith were absent. The resolution also authorizes City Manager Phillip Oates to seek state and […]

KMTA NHA Meetings

Moose Pass and East Peninsula Neighbors, I am inviting you to Moose Pass on April 7th, for the introduction of the “Kenai Mountain Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area”. This Heritage Area is essentially the Seward Highway from Seward to Anchorage. The National Heritage program works to preserve the historical record […]

Selawik Stories- Fire!

Selawik Stories- Fire!

Sandy and I made it a point to meet down by the community center, on the island side, to watch some of the mushers participating in the Kobuk 440 dog sled race  come in. We were particularly waiting to see Susan                     Butcher. It was about one in the morning and […]

Near Disaster!

To get winter wood, I would go up river in the spring, about 100 mile or so, to make dry wood rafts. It was a great time to be there. The days were long, the smell of alders filled the air like spring perfume, you would hear beavers slap an […]

Thanks to the Community on Nelli Juan Rescue

Thanks to the Community on Nelli Juan Rescue

The Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department would like to extend a thank you to the community members of Seward for their assistance with Search and Rescue efforts over the weekend of February 5th 2010. There was a huge outpouring of contributions from the community. In particular we would like to […]

"WE MADE IT OUT ALIVE!"

"WE MADE IT OUT ALIVE!"

Going to the dentist here in Seward yesterday reminded me of the time in Selawik that I had a cavity and went with a PHS dentist to the clinic for care. Sandy and I were at a basketball game one evening and I noticed the “traveling” dentist (sounds like a […]

Seward Library Museum project moving forward

Seward Library Museum project moving forward

  By Heidi Zemach for SCN (heidizemach@yahoo.com)                 Seward residents joined Join Jae Shin of ECI/Hyer Architects and Kent Crandall of RISE Alaska for a community presentation of their 35% schematic design for the new Seward community library museum. The meeting was held […]

Selawik Stories- Part 3

On one trip up the river to make a dry wood raft, I was hauling logs out of the willows when a Selawik man I knew, Luke Sampson, came floating by. I saw him from a distance, oaring towards me. We didn’t acknowledge each other until he was about 30 […]

Fred Moore’s photo appears on the cover of the Alaska Runner’s Calendar. The calendar is published annually by the Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department and distributed statewide to over 8,000 runners. Each year, nominations are solicited for the cover spot and awardees are selected by a committee representing various running […]

Selawik Stories #2

Dr. Ray Skin Ray Skin was an elderly Inuit Eskimo man that was always interested in gadgets. Gadgets of all sorts. I stopped by his house one day and was complaining about a pain I had in my shoulder. He showed me this ultra violet light thingamagig that can be […]

Troopers searched for swerving truck before fatal 2009 crash

From: Adn.com By JAMES HALPIN jhalpin@adn.com Alaska State Troopers began hunting for Thomas Lorah’s erratically swerving truck along the Seward Highway more than a half-hour before he crashed head-on into another vehicle, killing one person in the other vehicle and severely injuring another last July, according to documents filed in […]