From weather.gov, Sunday Evening: Tonight: Becoming cloudy in the evening…then snow likely after midnight. Snow accumulation up to 2 inches. Lows 10 to 25 above…coldest from moose pass north. Variable wind 10 mph. Through portage valley and turnagain arm…light winds becoming east 15 to 25 mph after midnight. Monday: Snow…heavy at times. Areas of blowing snow through portage valley and turnagain arm reducing visibility to one half mile or less at times. Snow mixing with rain along the coast south of moose pass in the afternoon. Snow accumulation 10 to 15 inches except 4 to 8 inches south of moose pass. Highs […]
The feature film ‘ Sugar Mountain’ is now shooting in Seward for 6 weeks, from March 10th – April 18th. We...
Special meeting of the SCHC Board will be next week, Wednesday, March 12, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.- meeting will be held at...
This is a reminder to “Spring Ahead” one hour for Daylight Savings Time starting at 2AM, March 9.
This year, the Seward Tsunami Swim Club’s annual Swim-a-Thon kicked off on February 24th. Swimmers have the month of March to gather pledges for their two hour swim on Friday, the 28th. This is the club’s sole fundraiser with donations pledged to young athletes who earn them by swimming for two hours straight. By the time their two hours are over, they could have swum up to 200 lengths of the pool or 5000 yards or 2.8 miles and burned over 500 calories and have been kept afloat by orange wedges, parents’ cheers, community financial support, and the promise of […]Read more ›
“Sugar Mountain” the movie is ramping up to start filming in town and is looking for extras. Email firstname.lastname@example.org now!Read more ›
There will be a Children’s Wellness Fair at the SeaView Plaza, 302 Railway Ave. on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Children will receive free screenings for vision, hearing and developmental skills. Height and weight will also be checked. Fingerprinting Kits will be offered by the Seward Police Department. Safe Kids from Kenai will be offering information on car seat safety. There will be a fun activity for all children. For more information contact P.J. @ 224-5257 or Robin @ (907) 714-8930. There is no charge for this event, which is […]Read more ›
Heidi Zemach for SCN – Eighteen teams are competing today, Friday Feb 28th through the weekend at the 17th Annual Alaska Region National Ocean Sciences Bowl. About 200 people are expected to attend, with another hundred volunteering to help out at the event in jobs such as timing, judging, scoring, cooking, creating art-work, and much more. It’ll be a quick economic shot in the arm for the Seward community during the off-season, but for the students involved it’s much more. The original written research projects that each group produces provides students the opportunity to work closely with professionals in the […]Read more ›
Need Public Assistance? Food Stamps Medicaid Adult Public Assistance Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) General Relief Native Assistance Heating Assistance Applications available at the Qutekcak Native Tribe Interviews available for native and non-native applicants No wait time, walk-Ins welcome Contact: Mariah Johnson, Fee Agent Qutekcak Native Tribe P.O Box 1467 Seward, AK. 99664 907-224-3118 Ex: 5 N2N@qutekcak.orgRead more ›
Alaska Native Art classes at Qutekcak The Alaska native art classes are in full swing at the Qutekcak Native Tribe. Students have been working on traditionally themed projects such as grass baskets, beaded moccasins and authentic wooden halibut hooks. The classes will run through the end of May and are open to the public. Contact Mariah Johnson 224-3118 N2N@qutekcak.org for more information or to sign up. The cost is by donation. Come learn more about the artistic heritage of Alaska! Wednesdays Grass weaving – 11am-1pm Wood Carving – 1pm-3pm Fridays Skin Sewing- 1pm-3pmRead more ›
400 plastic bags used per second in the U.S Plastic Never breaks down Single use Plastic bags Use millions of tons of crude oil to produce Plastic threatens our entire ecosystem Please remember your reusable shopping bag!Read more ›
Due to recent warm temperatures and rain, Kenai Fjords National Park has closed the Exit Glacier area to snowmachine use. This closure includes the road to Exit Glacier within the park boundary, parking areas, the designated route through the campground to Exit Creek, and within Exit Creek. When snow depth, snow density, and frozen soil conditions are adequate, the park will reopen for snowmachine use. If there are any questions concerning conditions or regulations contact the park at (907) 422-0500.Read more ›
Kayak Adventures will again be sponsoring a WFR class and a WFR RECERT class in April this year. Please be in touch any time with questions, or to reserve a space in the class!! Contact Wendy at fun@kayakAK.com or 406.980.0762. Wilderness First Responder When : April 19 – 27, 2014 Where : Windsong Lodge, Seward AK Cost : $625 More Info : http://www.kayakak.com/wildernessmedicineclasses/ Wilderness First Responder RECERTIFICATION When : April 12 – 14, 2014 Where : Windsong Lodge, Seward AK Cost : $275 More Info : http://www.kayakak.com/wildernessmedicineclasses/Read more ›
IDITAROW! IT’S BACK! The challenge: TO BEAT THE IDITAROD DOGSLED TEAMS TO NOME! Teams of 2 or 4 will row as many meters as possible during the Iditarod, beginning Sunday March 2. Eligibility: Each team member pays a $25 entrance fee when registering by Monday February 24th or $35 after the 24th. All proceeds benefit the Kenai Crewsers, Seward’s Rowing Club, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. HOW IT WORKS: Team members reserve 1 of 8 available indoor rowers (ergs) during gym hours at Rez Fitness and log as many meters as they can in a maximum of 30 minutes per […]Read more ›
Just a friendly reminder that this coming Tuesday is the monthly meeting of the Seward PTA at 6:30 in the High School library. Would love to see you there.Read more ›
This fall Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance (RBCA) worked in conjunction with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game’s (ADF&G) Kenai office to conduct surveys of salmonid species in 2 tributaries of Japanese Creek. Although both were suspected of being anadramous, neither one had been surveyed in the past to verify this. Matt Gray, RBCA’s watershed coordinator, along with an ADF&G field biologist & visiting high school youth groups placed minnow traps in several areas along the length of the creeks in order to capture smolt. The trapping was a success and they were able to document Dolly Varden & Coho […]Read more ›
The Seward Fire Department is proud to announce that the following promotion occurred within its ranks and would like to publicly acknowledge and congratulate the following individual: Firefighter Jilian Chapman – to Lieutenant Please join us in congratulating Jilian Chapman on her accomplishment.Read more ›
Three women, Deborah Altermatt, Sandie Roach and Iris Darling have applied for the a vacant seat on the Seward City Council. The seat was vacated with the recent death of longtime council member and former mayor Vanta Shafer. The term of the seat expires in October, 2014, at which point the seat will go before the voters at the October 2014 municipal election. At that election, the seat will be noticed as a one year term. The deadline to apply was noon Tuesday. All three are well known, well respected figures in the local business community and have great familiarity with the […]Read more ›
Kenai Fjords National Park announces that the Exit Glacier area is now open for snowmachine use. The opening is months later this year due to warm temperatures that prevented the accumulation of adequate snow depth necessary to ensure resource protection. Please recreate responsibly to avoid damaging park resources. Snowmachines are now permitted in the park’s developed area, specifically the road to Exit Glacier, parking areas, a designated route through the campground to Exit Creek, and within Exit Creek. As long as there is adequate snow depth, snow density, and frozen soil that prevent damage to park resources snowmachine activity will […]Read more ›
JUNEAU, Alaska – Senator Mark Begich Press Release February 18, 2014 – In response to concerns from the community, U.S. Senator Mark Begich today urged Alaska Governor Sean Parnell to use available federal funds to restore the Seward Airport “long” runway to full capacity instead of short-term repairs that will jeopardize public safety and economic growth. The longer runway has not been fully usable since floods last fall undermined the underlying soil, preventing heavier aircraft from landing safely. “The state is considering several options including the removal of the longer runway or repairs that don’t bring the runway up to […]Read more ›
SEWARD, Alaska – PRESS RELEASE from the Seward Community Health Center February 18, 2014 After more than three years of work by the community, the Seward Community Health Center (SCHC) will become a reality next month. The Seward CHC is working diligently to prepare for opening its doors on Monday, March 10th. Many details will be taken care of in the next few weeks in order to be ready to open the clinic. The space is currently being painted and set up with supplies. Equipment is expected to arrive after the first of March. Hiring of providers and staff is […]Read more ›
The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a regular meeting Monday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in SeaView Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. The agenda will include Correspondence from Ronne (Parcel 12503319) Regarding Bank Erosion/ Revetment, Quincy Bag Co. Sandbags, Board Recommendation Regarding SBCFSA Funding Options, and Board Member Attendance at Association of State Floodplain Manager’s Conference. Note SBCFSA Funding Options may include discussion regarding a mill rate increase, decrease in services/projects provided, decrease in staff time, and depletion of fund balance. Meeting agendas are available at the SBCFSA Office at 302 Railway Ave, […]Read more ›
AVTEC’s 14th Annual Culinary Academy Scholarship Dinner is scheduled for Friday, May 9, 2014, beginning with no host bar at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and silent and live auctions during event. Featuring cuisine prepared by the Culinary Academy’s students. Funds raised are applied to culinary scholarships and student competitions nationwide. In the past, scholarship checks have been awarded to two or four culinary students a year. 12 corporate tables are available for $1500 per table, which includes six seats. One table sold in three individual pairs of 2 seats each for $500 a pair. AVTEC is seeking auction donation items for live and silent […]Read more ›
Need Financial Aid for school next school year?? Please join us for : COLLEGE GOAL ALASKA February 18, 2014 from 4 pm – 7 pm AVTEC First Lake Building at 809 2nd ave. Upstairs in the Business and Office Technology Computer Lab. Get Ready The FAFSA is the first and most important step for federal, state, and even some private financial aid. You can get free help filling out the form through College Goal Alaska. To get the most out of the event, get ready! Go to FAFSA online and apply for a PIN code before attending College Goal Alaska. […]Read more ›