Business

Executive Chef and owner of The Cookery describes Alaska beer and wines on tap to first time customer. Heidi Zemach photo.

The Cookery opens with bites of indulgence

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The “Amuse Bouche,” at Seward’s latest venue, The Cookery, was the teensiest delight, but the halved cherry tomato with a marinated mushroom in a tangy, citrusy sauce was mouthwateringly refreshing, and begged the taste buds for more. My fresh Alaska oysters (from Alaska Shellfish Company near Homer,) were chilled to perfection and served in the […]

June 23, 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 ·
It’s the very definition of cool

It’s the very definition of cool

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Is anything better than paddle boarding around a glacier? Liquid Adventures, which was housed at The Barn at Lowell Point for the past 12 years, now has a new, more centrally located office at the “Train Rec” in the Seward Small Boat Harbor. The company  was recently purchased by Exit Glacier Guides owners Ryan Fisher and Brendan […]

June 11, 2015 ·
Aurora Charters can continue under the Hughes family ownership for another 13, plus 33, plus 33 years. Heidi Zemach photo.

Council approves another lease extension and will extend electric to SMIC

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council last night awarded a liquor license to The Cookery, a new downtown eating establishment that offers fresh Alaskan oysters and small portions of  “hand-crafted” food prepared by award-winning chef Kevin Lane and his wife Stacy. Council also approved a city lease extension of 13 years on the lot upon which […]

June 10, 2015 ·
Coal Ship Double Progress loads up in Seward's Resurrection Bay.  The first coal ship of the year. Heidi Zemach photo.

First coal ship signals slow season ahead as U.S. Supreme Court denies appeal

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Since its arrival on Saturday, M/V Double Progress, the first coal ship to dock at Seward’s Alaska Railroad Terminal since last November, has been loading 72,000 metric tons of coal, bound for Japan. Aurora Energy Services, LLC says it will receive between two and four coal ships this year, or more if Usibelli Coal’s […]

June 8, 2015 ·

Sale at Rez Art today only!

20% OFF Today only Friday June 5th All wall Art @ Resurrect Art Coffee House

June 5, 2015 ·
SeaView Community Services is Now Hiring

SeaView Community Services is Now Hiring

Clinical Associate SeaView Community Services is seeking a Clinical Associate to collect client information for treatment plans and case reviews. Maintain accurate records of client services, billings & required statistics. Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral health sciences field. One year experience working with children and adults with mental illness or severe emotional disabilities. Direct Services Provider SeaView Community Services is […]

June 5, 2015 ·
Employment Opportunity at Advance Physical Therapy

Employment Opportunity at Advance Physical Therapy

Advanced Physical Therapy is currently accepting applications for the part-time position of PT Tech in our Seward, AK clinic. This position is an excellent entry-level opportunity in an exciting field! Tasks include but are not limited to 1) preparing patient treatment areas to ensure a safe and clean environment, 2)Inventory treatment areas for tools and supplies to ensure treatment preparedness, […]

June 5, 2015 ·
Major construction projects abound

Major construction projects abound

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Major construction projects are underway in Seward this summer, providing a number of jobs, and creating better, or additional infrastructure both in the private and public sectors. Most of the sites are somewhat off the beaten path, but trucks can be seen moving soil to and from them. New City Water Tank The North […]

June 4, 2015 ·
New Filling of Salmon Creek Wetlands Proposed

New Filling of Salmon Creek Wetlands Proposed

1 Public Notice of Application for Permit US Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District KENAI FIELD OFFICE Regulatory Division (1145) CEPOA-RD 44669 Sterling Highway, Suite B Soldotna, Alaska 99669-7915 PUBLIC NOTICE DATE: May 21, 2015 EXPIRATION DATE: June 19, 2015 REFERENCE NUMBER: POA-1998-771-M2 WATERWAY: SALMON CREEK Interested parties are hereby notified that a Department of the Army permit application has […]

June 3, 2015 ·
AVTEC instructors get their pink slips

AVTEC instructors get their pink slips

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Instructors and support staff at AVTEC, Alaska’s Institute of Technology, have been sent layoff notices advising of a “potential partial government shutdown,” and informing them that they will all be laid off on July 2nd unless the Alaska Legislature and Governor passes a fully funded budget, at which point AVTEC will rescind the layoff […]

June 2, 2015 ·
Home Staging Aids Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

Home Staging Aids Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

Foreclosure is an unpleasant topic, but one that some of us will have to deal with.   According to home staging expert Debra Gould, the key to avoiding foreclosure is to be proactive. “If you know that you will have difficulty making your mortgage payments in the near future, contact your lender immediately,” Gould states. “Explain your situation politely and […]

May 31, 2015 ·
Council delays SMIC lease but approves city parcel for senior housing

Council delays SMIC lease but approves city parcel for senior housing

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Senior Housing Seward City Council voted to authorize the city manager to negotiate an agreement with Kenai Peninsula Housing Initiative at Tuesday night’s May 26 meeting, as it is donating approximately 1.7 acres of city land at Fort Raymond Subdivision, across from the military rec camp, to develop non income- based independent senior housing.  KPHI’s […]

May 28, 2015 ·

Kenai Fjords Tours Receives Award of Excellence from Trip Advisor

CIRI Alaska Tourism News Release – The world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor, has once again awarded Kenai Fjords Tours and Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge with their prestigious Award of Excellence. Only 10 percent of worldwide businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious accolade, which honors hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments consistently achieving outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. To […]

May 27, 2015 ·

Job Opening at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Sales and Cafe Agent This position is responsible for Front of House Reservations and Ticketing functions, Customer Service and Sales of all admission, tours, encounters, as well as visitor information capture and completion of the annual Visitor Survey. Café functions include taking and fulfilling orders in a timely, accurate and friendly manner, as well as cleaning and stocking of inventory. […]

May 25, 2015 ·

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge and Resurrection Roadhouse at Seward Windsong Lodge Earn Wine Spectator Award of Excellence again

CIRI Alaska Tourism Press Release – May 19, 2015 Once again, the carefully selected wine collections and culinary creations of Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge and Resurrection Roadhouse at Seward Windsong Lodge have won the nod of approval for the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. Since 1981, Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Wine List Awards has recognized the world’s best wine lists. Restaurant establishments […]

May 22, 2015 ·

SUNNY COVE SEA KAYAKING AWARDED 2015 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

Recognized as a Top Performing Tour Company as Reviewed by Travelers on the World’s Largest Travel Site Seward, Alaska – May 21, 2015 –Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler […]

May 21, 2015 ·

Phone scams reported in southcentral Alaska

Homer Electric Public Service Announcement – Utilities, including Homer Electric, are getting reports from businesses regarding suspicious phone calls. The phone scam is targeting customers in Anchorage and on the Kenai Peninsula. The fraudulent caller impersonates a utility representative and requests payment for the customer’s supposed past due bill and threatens immediate disconnection of electric service if the bill is […]

May 18, 2015 ·
Home Staging- What’s in it for you?

Home Staging- What’s in it for you?

For most of us, our home is our biggest financial asset. When it’s time to sell and move on, we want to sell it for as much as possible and as quickly as possible. None of want to spend any more on the house we our selling…. None of us want to continue to pay a mortgage and taxes on […]

May 10, 2015 ·
Prince William Sound RCAC announces Board Meeting

Prince William Sound RCAC announces Board Meeting

The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council announces that their annual board meeting will be taking place in Valdez on May 7th and 8th 2015. The meeting is to be held at the Bayside Community Church, 321 Egan Drive. The tentative times for public sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, and from 9:00 a.m. to […]

May 4, 2015 ·

May Day Sale at Resurrect Art Coffee House

Sale 20% off all wall art Friday May 1st (all day) Resurrect Art Coffee House May Day Special! If there’s a piece of art you’ve been admiring this is your chance to purchase it at 20% off!

April 29, 2015 ·

NOAA Fisheries 2015 Charter Halibut Community Meeting

NOAA Fisheries will be meeting with the charter boat halibut community at Seward Community Library tomorrow, Tuesday, April 28. There will be a presentation of the new regulatory changes for 2015 and open questions. The meeting is free to the public. For more information on the meeting, contact Officer Les Cockreham at 907-250-5188

April 27, 2015 ·
Seward Couple Creates Organic Skin and Hair Care Products

Seward Couple Creates Organic Skin and Hair Care Products

By Jason Aigeldiner for SCN – Alaska is full of upstart businesses, a lot of which were literally created out of necessity. Midnight Sun Organics, an organic skin and hair care product line developed by Seward residents, is no exception to this far north business model. For Shannon and Jacob Howard, their business was a byproduct of their need to […]

April 27, 2015 ·
Top 5 Staging Tips for Home Sellers

Top 5 Staging Tips for Home Sellers

Home stagers can make a number of small changes to a property that can dramatically shorten the time it spends on the real estate market while also increasing the final sales price. Home staging expert Debra Gould shares her five favorite tips for getting a house ready to sell: 1. Reduce drive-bys Imagine you’re a homebuyer on a house-hunting mission. […]

April 26, 2015 ·

Opinion: No Grocery Tax Increase

Assemblyman Dale Bagley’s Grocery Tax Increase Ordinance was voted down on Tuesday, April 21st at the borough assembly meeting in Seward. We want to say THANK YOU to everyone who sent an email to the assembly, called their assembly member, wrote a letter to the newspaper, or attended one of the several meetings. The assembly received 99 emails from people […]

April 24, 2015 ·

Business Retention and Expansion Program comes to Seward!

As part of the Seward Economic Growth Plan (SEGP) the Seward Chamber of Commerce, CVB is hosting an introduction to the Business Retention & Expansion Program, Executive Pulse on Thursday, April 30th downstairs at the Community Library from noon to 1:00 pm. This is an opportunity for business owners as well as community members to learn about the tried and […]

April 23, 2015 ·