Alaska

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 […]

The Kenai Watershed Forum (KWF) is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to maintaining the health of the watersheds on the Kenai Peninsula. KWF is recognized as the regional watershed organization of the Kenai Peninsula. KWF is building strong Seward relationships and is working on several projects in the local Seward […]

LIO Amplifies Local Voices

LIO Amplifies Local Voices

(Heidi Zemach, for the Seward City News) The legislative information office in the SeaView Plaza Building on Railway Avenue was eerily quiet on Tuesday morning, Jan 19, the first day of the state legislature’s 2010 session. But quite a lot of business will be taking place there in the 90 […]

The Kenai Watershed Forum (KWF) is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to maintaining the health of the watersheds on the Kenai Peninsula. KWF is recognized as the regional watershed organization of the Kenai Peninsula, successfully identifying and addressing the needs of the region by providing high quality education, restoration, and […]

  By Heidi Zemach for SCN Seward City Council voted unanimously Monday night to authorize the city manager to extend the contract to Jim Pruitt for Seward Ship’s Drydock, Inc at Seward Marine Industrial Center through 2040. Councilmember Robert Valdatta was absent for the meeting, but all of the others […]

Successful Donations for Pick.Click.Give

Successful Donations for Pick.Click.Give

In an update from the PFD Charitable Contributions Program, www.PickClickGive.org, they report the following: “The number of people who have successfully filed a charitable donation to eligible Alaska nonprofits through the PFD Charitable Contributions Program, also known as Pick Click Give., has shot up in the hours since the State […]

Bits of History – A 1911 Seward Christmas

From your friends at the Seward Museum, we hope you enjoy this latest installment in the ‘Bits of History’ series.  Please join Lee Poleske for this week’s look into the past as a young and vibrant Seward, Alaska celebrates Christmas during the winter of 1911.  The video may also be […]

Battling Winter Blues

Battling Winter Blues

(By Heidi Zemach for SCN) If you are feeling blue, moody, and irritable, rejected, hostile, angry, tired or sluggish, you may be experiencing a mood disorder called Seasonal Affective Disorder, (SAD). SAD is classified by the American Psychiatric Association as a sub-type of depression. If left untreated, it can lead […]

Good News and Bad for Seward Tourism

Good News and Bad for Seward Tourism

(By Heidi Zemach, for SCN) Three-thousand independent travelers on the website TripAdvisor have given Seward top billing as a tourist destination for 2010. TripAdvisor, an Internet website much used for vacation planning, announced Wednesday, Dec 9 that its yearly travel trends survey of U.S. travelers had chosen Seward first among […]

Alaska Logistics to expand Seward operation

Alaska Logistics to expand Seward operation

(By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News) The Seward City Council has agreed to have City Manager Phillip Oates negotiate a lease with Alaska Logistics, LLC, to construct a large vessel maintenance, repair and storage enclosure at the Seward Marine Industrial Center in support of their Western Alaska Barge Service. Alaska […]

By Heidi Zemach for SCN The Seward City Council recently told City Manager Phillip Oates to proceed with negotiations with Seward Ship’s Drydock, Inc to determine specific capital improvements that the shipyard wants to make, and whether they are appropriate for a lease extension beyond its current 2029 expiration. The […]

Libraries Are Information Repositories

This piece, written by Greg Hill is Fairbanks North Star Borough Library Director, ran in the Sunday edition of the FDNM.  (Fairbanks Daily New Minor) OPINION ARTICLE By Greg Hill, FNSB Library Services Director, 459-1027 Last Sunday’s Anchorage Daily News ran a front page article, the online version is titled […]