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2015 Seward Energy Forum & Fair to be Held at AVTEC in October

Seward, Alaska August 24, 2015 – The City of Seward and the Seward Alternative Energy Group (SAEG) are hosting their second annual Seward Energy Forum & Fair on October 9th & 10th, 2015. The 2015 Seward Energy Forum & Fair – Taking Steps to a Sustainable Community will be held at AVTEC – Alaska’s Institute of Technology from 10 to […]

August 24, 2015 ·
Students welcomed to AVTEC and community for fall semester

Students welcomed to AVTEC and community for fall semester

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Students from across Alaska and beyond arrived in Seward this weekend to attend the fall semester of AVTEC, Alaska’s Institute of Technology, which began Monday. More students will arrive and leave with the individual training programs and certification courses offered. AVTEC held student orientation sessions on Monday, and had several events and activities to […]

August 19, 2015 ·
Social Media Marketing for your Home Sale

Social Media Marketing for your Home Sale

A PICTURE’S WORTH A MILLION WORDS…& HOME BUYERS LOVE IT!   Using Facebook & Video to Sell Your House There’s a lot of hype these days about the value of social media in promoting an event, an idea and; how about this – a home sale! And why not; social media reaches a larger and younger audience of home buyers. […]

August 15, 2015 ·
Portage Transport seeks full-time, year round driver

Portage Transport seeks full-time, year round driver

Portage Transport is seeking a full time, year around van truck driver.  A class B CDL with Haz Mat endorsement is desired, but can be earned after being hired.  We are looking for a detail orientated person who can deal with customers under stressful situations.  Must know Anchorage and it surrounding areas, be able to drive in all weather conditions […]

August 12, 2015 ·
Familiar Holland America cruise ship diverted to Seward for repairs

Familiar Holland America cruise ship diverted to Seward for repairs

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Holland America-Line cruise ship M/S Statendam, which used be a regular sight in Seward during the summertime, made an unexpected return visit Monday, August 3rd, adding to the growing number of people and cruise ships the town has seen during this particularly busy summer tourist season. The Statendam, which is on a 14-day […]

August 3, 2015 ·
Drilling Seward waterfront for ocean heat

Drilling Seward waterfront for ocean heat

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – Denali Drilling, a firm contracted by the City of Seward, is drilling a 300’ deep vertical bore hole at the Seward Waterfront about 120-feet along the bike path near Branson Pavilion. Beginning Monday, July 27, they will drill a 6” steel casing to the depth believed to contain saltwater, in a project expected […]

July 27, 2015 ·
Crumbling facade work shows potential of Seward’s code compliance program

Crumbling facade work shows potential of Seward’s code compliance program

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Nobody can be pleased when they receive a “Beautification Notice” or “Compliance Notice” by a private attorney either by mail or pinned to the door on behalf of the City of Seward, politely asking them to trim their hedges, cut down their daisies and fireweed, remove their junked vehicles, or paint or renovate their […]

July 21, 2015 ·

2nd Saturday Art Walk July 11

2nd Saturday Art Walk! Saturday July 11th 6-8 p.m. Come out for an evening stroll, meet the artist, and enjoy the exhibit featuring Resurrection Bay and the surrounding area. Alaska SeaLife Center: Kwangsook Schaefermeyer Balto School:  Heidi Huso Cover to Cover:  Suzie Towsley-Ramsey Eight Arms Printing Company:  The Trucker Hat Design Contest Ranting Raven:  Faith Rose & Christy Favorite Resurrect […]

July 9, 2015 ·

SHARE SPACE OPPORTUNITY – Seeking Artisans & Antique Aficionados For Seward Retail Location

If you are an artist, artisan or antique aficionado and you want to have your own retail space at a reasonable rate, you may be interested in the concept of Share Space. I am seeking like-minded artisans who see the value in joining forces, and who are ready to make a 9-12 month commitment, to join me in filling the […]

July 7, 2015 ·
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 ·