Jury Finds Hubbards Not Guilty on All Counts

April 16, 2014 1:29 pm0 comments
Jury Finds Hubbards Not Guilty on All Counts

By Rick Smeriglio for Seward City News – At about 8:00 pm on Tuesday the 15, a jury of 12 returned a unanimous verdict of not guilty on all 12 counts against James T. Hubbard and Rhonda K. Anderson-Hubbard, who own J&R Fisheries and operate F/V Kruzof. On the most serious charge of attempted perjury, the jury could not agree that Mr. Hubbard’s actions satisfied all four conditions needed for a guilty verdict. On the misdemeanors of falsifying information on fish tickets, the jurors could not agree that the Hubbards intended to deceive anyone. State of Alaska has not announced […]

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Hubbard’s Found Not Guilty!

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Justice has been served. I thank all the jurors and judge for their commitment to work toward a just end. I am grateful that our justice system does work. I am grateful to live here.

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Bears Are Stirring: It’s Time to Clean Up Attractants

April 15, 2014 6:33 pm0 comments
Bears Are Stirring: It’s Time to Clean Up Attractants

Alaska Department of Fish & Game Press Release Bears Are Stirring: It’s Time to Clean Up Attractants (Statewide) – Gov. Sean Parnell has proclaimed April “Bear Awareness Month,” and as bears emerge from dens Alaskans are reminded it’s spring cleaning time. To keep bears wild and neighborhoods safe, biologists suggest taking down bird feeders and placing trash, livestock feed and pet foods indoors or in bear-resistant containers. Bird feeders stocked with seed and suet draw bears in early spring. Feeders should be taken down by April 15 and kept down through October. Storing pet and livestock foods, trash and other […]

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Qutekcak Scholarship Auction/Potluck April 18

April 14, 2014 6:18 pm0 comments
Qutekcak Scholarship Auction/Potluck April 18
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Lemonade Day Alaska Kicks off its 4th year in Alaska!

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Lemonade Day Alaska Kicks off its 4th year in Alaska!

Lemonade Day Alaska Kicks off its 4th year in Alaska! Lemonade Day Alaska teaches kids about starting a business, but also about the importance of financial literacy and giving back to the community.  Program participants are allowed to keep all of the money they raise from operations, but are encouraged to “spend a little, save a little, and share a little with their community”. Lemonade Day Alaska recognizes that the leaders of tomorrow are shaped by the actions of today. Lemonade Day first came to Alaska in 2011.  Now in its fourth year, Lemonade Day Alaska has grown from 1,000 […]

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Win a dinner for 2 at Chinook’s from the Seward Prevention Coalition

April 11, 2014 10:36 am0 comments

Win a dinner for 2 at Chinook’s!  Complete a survey for the Seward Prevention Coalition and be entered to win a dinner for two at Chinook’s.  Hard copies are available at the Seward Community Library Museum and Resurrect Art Coffee House or it can be completed online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/22ZY7CK.  The deadline for entry is May 16th.        

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R/V Sikuliaq Delayed by Mechanical Problems

April 10, 2014 7:31 pm0 comments
R/V Sikuliaq Delayed by Mechanical Problems

By Rick Smeriglio for Seward City News – During its acceptance trials on Lake Michigan in March, engineers discovered that Research Vessel Sikuliaq had lost proper lubrication in its starboard propulsion unit. According to Sikuliaq Project Manager Daniel Oliver, the fix will require re-engineering the suction system whereby the vessel circulates and cools lubrication oil in its sophisticated Z-drive propulsion system. Shipbuilder Marinette Marine Corporation of Wisconsin will put the vessel into a graving dock in Sturgeon Bay, WI on Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12. The delay to fix the problem may take 3 weeks and add about […]

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SBCFSA Meeting April 21

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The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board will hold a work session Monday, April 21 at 7:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in SeaView Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122.  The topic will be SBCFSA News Articles. More information is available at the SBCFSA Office at 302 Railway Ave, Suite 123 between 9AM and 3PM Monday thru Thursday.  Public is welcome.  Please note the SBCFSA board will hold regular meetings the first Monday of each month, and work sessions the third Monday of each month.  

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Mayor Navarre Available Here In Seward!

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Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre will be visiting Seward on Tuesday, April 15. He will be available for informal discussion and questions with community members from 9:30 am until noon at the Seward Annex, in the Seaview Plaza, 302 Railway Avenue, Suite 122. Mayor Navarre welcomes input, insights and discussion on issues that affect the Seward area, including surrounding communities, as well as the Kenai Peninsula Borough. Individual appointments may be scheduled by calling Michele Aranguiz in the mayor’s office at 714-2157. The Borough Assembly is holding its regular meeting in Seward that evening. The agenda is posted on […]

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Live Music April 11

April 7, 2014 6:51 pm0 comments

Emma Hill Friday April 11th 7pm Resurrect Art Coffee House ($10) Emma Hill is not afraid to sing. In fact, her voice’s countrified richness, delicate inflections and fear-no-range transitions make it easy to imagine that’s all she ever does.” – Willamette Week “…[I]ntimate, heartfelt, sincere…” -The Long Journey, Italy “Delightful vocals allied to some strong songs makes this girl from the far North worth a listen.” – Maverick Magazine “Homey vocals with heart.” – Jukebox Heroines “Emma Hill is a young woman with plenty of creative power.” – Hooked on Music Germany “Rooted in Americana and spouting a folk pop sensibility.” – No […]

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AK Community Forest Council seeks applicants

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Are you interested in helping create healthy, vibrant and sustainable communities in Alaska? Consider applying for a seat on the Alaska Community Forest Council. The Council is a nonprofit and state advisory organization that works to improve Alaskans’ quality of life by expanding and caring for urban and community forests. An application and information about the council is attached and can also be found on the web at: http://forestry.alaska.gov/community/council.htm. Applications are due no later thanTuesday, April 29, 2014.  New appointees will be notified in late May and the terms begin on July 1, 2014.   Send applications by mail, fax, or e-mail to: […]

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Native Art Classes at Qutekcak

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Native Art Classes at Qutekcak

  Native Art Classes at Qutekcak The 2014 Alaska Native Art classes are going strong at QNT.  Participants have been enjoying trying their hands at traditional native arts. Classes began in February and will continue through May.  The classes are open to all. Join us on Wednesdays at 11am for basket weaving, and 1pm for carving and Fridays at 1pm for skin sewing. Some of the upcoming projects will include traditional wooden masks, decorative kayak paddles, trapper hats and mittens, and grass baskets. The classes are led by professional native artists and tools and materials provided. Donations are welcome.  Contact: […]

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Seward & Moose Pass Pick, Click, & Give PFD Results

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The Seward Community Foundation thanks all of the Pick, Click, & Give PFD donors of Seward and Moose Pass for an astounding $34,300 given to local organizations!! Local organizations receiving P,C, & G donations include the Alaska SeaLife Center, Boys & Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula, Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Dept., RBCA, Seward Arts Council, Seward Community Foundation, Seward He Will Provide Food Pantry, and SOS Pets. This is phenomenal generosity by our citizens. The Seward Community Foundation had an increase of 17% in numbers of donors, with an increase of 23% in the amount donated, to $5,400 this […]

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Resurrection Bay Bead Society Launches in Seward

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The Resurrection Bay Bead Society is a community group dedicated to everything related to jewelry making & beading.  It’s a small group of beaders and jewelry makers living in and aroundSeward. Anyone interested in sharing knowledge, learning new skills, and gaining insight and inspiration for jewelry making or beading is welcome to attend monthly gatherings, and “membership” is free. The society’s inaugural meeting has been scheduled on Saturday, May 3, 2013 from 12 – 2 pm Seward Community Library, upstairs in room 205 Refreshments served For more information, please email rezbaybeadsociety@gmail.com or call Brenda Ballou (organizer) at 907-362-0628 Visit the website at http://rezbaybeadsociety.vpweb.com/default.html

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Children’s Carnival Today

April 5, 2014 11:50 am0 comments
Children’s Carnival Today

The Children’s Carnival is today (Saturday) from 11:00-3:00 pm at the Cruise Ship Terminal. There’s food, games, dancing, and much more to raise awareness and funds for efforts against domestic violence and assault.

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Prisoner Sentenced for Assault on Correctional Officer

April 4, 2014 11:25 am0 comments

April 3, 2014  Press Release, Alaska District Attorney’s Office On April 2, 2014, 27 year old James Coven was sentenced for assaulting a correctional officer while imprisoned at the Anchorage Jail Complex.  Coven’s assault caused multiple fractures to the officer’s jaw, a fractured nose, multiple broken teeth, and a concussion. The incident arose when the correctional officer denied Coven’s request to make a phone call and ordered Coven back to his cell. Instead of going back to his cell, Coven punched the officer in the head, causing the officer to fall to the ground.  Coven then repeatedly kicked the officer […]

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Boat for Sale

April 3, 2014 7:32 pm1 comment
Boat for Sale

Boat for Sale S/V Gipsy, classic Scandinavian sailing workboat of 50 feet, lying at end of F-float, made of old timber, iron and salt, character in the rigging, heartache in the hull, ratlines and baggywrinkle still good, smells of tar and rum, stories to tell, ideal boat for aging writer, by appointment only, if interested contact Seward Harbormaster at 907 224-3138. City of Seward will open sealed bids at 1 pm, April 14, 2014.  

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DaVinci Camp Registration Open

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DaVinci Camp Registration Open
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Alaskans set new Pick.Click.Give. donation records. $2.7 million pledged to nonprofits in 2014

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Anchorage, AK –Alaskans set a record in 2014 for donations made to local nonprofits through Pick.Click.Give. More Alaskans than ever before participated in the Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) charitable donation program, sharing millions of dollars with Alaska’s nonprofits. According to the Alaska Department of Revenue, as of April 1, 26,773 Alaskans donated $2,771,400 from their PFDs, which is $325,950 or 13% more than last year. The average amount donated per person was also record‐breaking, increasing by 11% from $94 in 2013 to $104 in 2014. Overall, 4.8% of Alaskans who filed online for the PFD made donations through Pick.Click.Give. Three […]

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Permitting & Agency Information Day April 17

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Permitting & Agency Information Day April 17

The annual Permitting & Agency Information Day will be held Thursday, April 17th from 11am-3pm at the Seward Community Library.  Agency representatives will be available to assist with your permit application, summer project and provide information on Planning, Permitting, Floodplain Development, Fisheries & Wildlife Management, Habitat & Wetlands, and other topics. Sponsored by the City of Seward Community Development, Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area, Kenai River Center, Alaska Fish & Game, US Fish & Wildlife Service, US Army Corps of Engineers.

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