Announcements

Reminder: ALADDIN marionette show tomorrow, Friday at the Library

Reminder: ALADDIN marionette show tomorrow, Friday at the Library

June 18, 2015 ·

Wells Fargo donates $5,000 for American Red Cross of Alaska wildfire relief efforts, ATMs to accept donations

ANCHORAGE – June 18, 2015 – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) will donate $5,000 for relief efforts to support those impacted by the Card Street and Sockeye wildfires. Additionally, from June 19 through July 1, Wells Fargo customers can donate to the American Red Cross of Alaska at any of Wells Fargo’s 116 ATMs across the state. Customers will […]

June 18, 2015 ·

Mt. Marathon Race Pasta Feed July 3

Seward Nordic Ski Club will once again be holding their annual pasta feed fundraiser. The dinner will be served to coincide with the Mt. Marathon bib pickup and safety meeting at the Seward Middle School Cafeteria on July 3rd. Lasagna, salad, drinks, rolls and cookies (donated by Great Harvest Bakery of Anchorage) will be dished up from 5pm to 7pm. […]

June 18, 2015 ·

Free Pressure Canner Dial Gauge Testing- Friday, June 26

The Cooperative Extension Service is offering free testing of pressure canner dial gauges on Friday, June 26, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Rae Building in Seward. Gauges can be tested on or off the lid of the canner.   It is important to have pressure canner dial gauges checked annually to help assure home canned food is […]

June 17, 2015 ·
Burn closure for Kenai Peninsula, Municipality of Anchorage and Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Burn closure for Kenai Peninsula, Municipality of Anchorage and Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Alaska Department of Natural Resources Press Release – ALL BURNING IS PROHIBITED  (Anchorages, AK) – Past and prevailing weather conditions have caused extremely dry conditions for the Kenai Peninsula, Municipality of Anchorage and Matanuska-Susitna Borough.  The Alaska Division of Forestry and the State Forester determined that it is necessary to prohibit the use of all open fires and activities which […]

June 17, 2015 ·

How you can help with the current fire situation

Alaska State Fire Marshal’s Office Release – With the current wild land fire situation, many Alaskan’s want to know how they can help. With resources being stretched thin, the best thing we can do is not put ourselves into situations that require the intervention of emergency services. Many of the state’s emergency personnel are trained in several disciplines, including wildland […]

June 17, 2015 ·

Music lessons available

If you or your child isn’t too busy to take music lessons and practice this summer, I have some slots available for those wishing to renew or increase their skills, or learn to play fiddle, guitar, ukulele or mandolin. I’m also interested in teaching Intermediate or Advanced finger-picking guitarists the open tunings slack-key guitar, Hawaiian style. Call or email Heidi for […]

June 17, 2015 ·
Update on resources and structures lost in Sterling wildfire

Update on resources and structures lost in Sterling wildfire

From the KPB Office of Emergency Management – Forestry provided the following update: Approximately 1200 acres have burned. Three helicopters and three fixed wing aircraft and 50 crew are assigned to the fire. Air attack and retardant will resume this morning. Five hot shot crews are arriving late afternoon today and the Type 2 team is expected tomorrow. Six structures […]

June 16, 2015 ·
Wildland fire on Kenai Peninsula threatens hundreds of homes

Wildland fire on Kenai Peninsula threatens hundreds of homes

  Alaska Department of Natural Resources News Release – June  15,  2015  -­‐  7:45  p.m. (Fairbanks,  AK)  –An  explosive  wildland  fire  on  the  Kenai  Peninsula  forced  the  evacuation  of  hundreds  of  homes   and  burned  at  least  six  structures on Monday. The  640-­‐acre  Card  Street  Fire  was  reported  as  a  1-­‐acre  fire  by  Alaska  State  Troopers  at  1:52  p.m.  near  the   community […]

June 15, 2015 ·

KPB Office of Emergency Management Sterling Wildfire Evacuation Update

Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management Release – The evacuation area has been expanded to include residents living in the area  of Salmon Run Drive to the end of Fisherman’s Road and Dow Island. The evacuation is still active for all subdivisions off of Feuding Lane to Sterling Hwy and Kenai Keys to the Kenai river. Residents should use […]

June 15, 2015 ·
Open Burning Suspended on the Kenai Peninsula

Open Burning Suspended on the Kenai Peninsula

  Alaska Department of Natural Resources Press Release – Soldotna, AK – The Alaska Division of Forestry, Kenai-Kodiak Area Office has issued a burn permit suspension for the Kenai Peninsula due to warm, dry weather conditions. The suspension includes the burning of debris and burning in burn barrels, as outlined in the burn permits provided at http://forestry.alaska.gov/burn. Campfires are allowed […]

June 15, 2015 ·

Burn Suspension in Place

A Notice from the Seward Volunteer Fire Department – As of 0700 hours 6/15/15 Due to current and forecasted weather conditions open burning has been suspended at this time. This includes the use of burn devices such as burn barrels. The use of campfires is still allowed, the maximum size for a campfire is 3 feet in diameter by 3 […]

June 15, 2015 ·
Steven’s Puppets perform Aladdin June 19

Steven’s Puppets perform Aladdin June 19

Aladdin, a marionette production by Steven’s Puppets at Seward Community Library & Museum   Date:               Friday, June 19, 2015 Time:               6:30 PM (45 minute program) Admission:      Free   From the pages of The Arabian Nights comes the timeless story of Aladdin! This Chinese folktale comes alive with the help of Martin Stevens’ hand-crafted marionettes. A true “rags to […]

June 15, 2015 ·
Get ready for summer soccer!

Get ready for summer soccer!

SPRD News Release – Let’s kick off another great season of youth soccer with SPRD’s annual Seward Youth Soccer Play Day! The event will be held at the Elementary Soccer Field this upcoming Monday, June 15th at 2 p.m. Kids ages 3-12 are invited to learn drills, go through skill stations and play games. Soccer play day is a great introduction to […]

June 14, 2015 ·
Gold Pan at Adventure Sixty North – Local Discount!

Gold Pan at Adventure Sixty North – Local Discount!

Adventure Sixty North is proud to offer gold panning! Some of you may have seen the new wooden structure between our shop and the Salmon Bake.  We built raised troughs that are under cover so it is a great rain or shine activity.  In addition to finding gold in our seeded pay dirt, you will also find rocks/gems that can […]

June 13, 2015 ·
Matt Lewallen of Anchorage leads the 2015 Seward Halibut Tournament

Matt Lewallen of Anchorage leads the 2015 Seward Halibut Tournament

Seward Chamber of Commerce Press Release – Seward, Alaska, June 1, 2015 – Anglers in this year’s tournament look forward to exciting action on the water as they compete for tagged fish prizes as well as cash prizes for heaviest fish turned in this month. As of June 12th  Matt Lewallen of Anchorage continues to lead with his 138.2 lb […]

June 12, 2015 ·
Sunday, June 14 is Flag Day

Sunday, June 14 is Flag Day

Seward Parks & Rec Public Service Announcement – As we celebrate Flag Day on Sunday, June 14th, here are some interesting facts to remember. The center, United States flag pole at Benny Benson Memorial Park was dedicated in 2003 to honor those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attack. The City of Seward flag and pole were also hoisted in 2003 […]

June 12, 2015 ·
Get your raffle tickets now!

Get your raffle tickets now!

June 11, 2015 ·

Seward’s family of rough terrain unicyclists featured on Alaska Public Media’s Indie Alaska

George, Kris, and Katie Peck of Seward were recently featured on Alaska Public Media’s Indie Alaska spotlighting their rough terrain unicycling family tradition. See the video here: http://www.alaskapublic.org/2015/06/11/pioneering-rough-terrain-unicycling-indie-alaska/

June 11, 2015 ·

New Initiative Would Re-Allow Pro and Con Statements for Ballot Propositions in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Voter Election Guide

Alaskans for Grocery Tax Relief Press Release – Alaskans for Grocery Tax Relief Now has filed an Initiative Application for: “An Ordinance Amending KPB Title 4: To Provide Voters with More Complete Information in the Election Pamphlet,” which has now been certified by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Clerk. Kenai Peninsula, Alaska – June 5, 2015 – This citizens’ initiative would […]

June 9, 2015 ·
National Heritage Area Group Installs New Sign

National Heritage Area Group Installs New Sign

Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm “Discover the Story” sign was installed recently at MP 12.3 at the Snow River pull-out on the Seward Highway just in time to welcome directors of other National Heritage Areas from around the nation who visited Seward during a regional conference. The Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area is becoming more widely known and a source of pride […]

June 8, 2015 ·

Winning Poems Chosen for Alaska’s State Parks

The Poems in Place steering committee recently selected four winning entries from poems written by Alaskans. Leslie Leyland Field’s poem, “Tideline” and Fred Stager’s poem, “The Compass Rose”, will be placed in Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park in Kodiak.  Aleria Jensen’s poem, “A Soldier’s Station”, and Justine Pechuzal’s poem, “Pilgrims”, will be installed at Caines Head State Recreational Area, Seward. […]

June 8, 2015 ·
Homer man wanted by Alaska State Troopers

Homer man wanted by Alaska State Troopers

Location: Ninilchik Case number: AK15042309 Type: Robbery 1st, Assault 3rd, Theft 2nd Update: On 06-06-15, at 1302 hours, Sean Carpenter, 25 of Homer, was arrested without incident at a residence in Homer.  Carpenter was arrested and transported to the Homer Jail where he is being held without bail on the charges of Robbery 1st, Assault 3rd and Theft 2nd.  Troopers […]

June 8, 2015 ·
Power Outage schedule for Thursday, June 11

Power Outage schedule for Thursday, June 11

POWER OUTAGE   The Seward Electric Department has a scheduled power outage on Thursday, June 11th 2015, from 9:30am to 11:30am. The affected areas will be North of Forest Acres to Grouse Lake Road; to include Mile 0-2.5 of Nash Rd.   For further information please call the City of Seward Electric Department 907-224-4073.  

June 8, 2015 ·

Thank you from a Seward High School graduate

Scholarship Thank You’s By Dylan Gillespie – As a recent graduate of Seward High School, I would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for selecting me as a recipient of their scholarships: Alaska SeaLife Center Harmon Construction Icicle Seafoods Jim Martin Memorial Scholarship Kruzof Fisheries Subway Each year these local businesses generously donate to scholarship funds for SHS […]

June 6, 2015 ·
Free Plant Swap Saturday, June 6!

Free Plant Swap Saturday, June 6!

  The Resurrection Bay Garden Club is holding its 3rd Annual Plant Swap on Saturday, June 6 at the Seward Elementary School (thank goodness for the covered area if it’s raining cats and dogs)! For those with items to trade, come starting at 10:30 a.m. Bring non-invasive plants such as annuals, perennials, veggie starts, shrubs, bulbs, house plants, and pots/tools/garden art to share! […]

June 5, 2015 ·