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CATC Top Honors Best Places to Work in Alaska 2014

CATC Top Honors Best Places to Work in Alaska 2014

PRESS RELEASE: Anchorage, Alaska – CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation (CATC) ranked first in the 2014 Best Places To Work in Alaska program, conducted by the Alaska Journal of Commerce.  The surveys were taken by Best Companies Group last fall. CIRI Alaska Tourism Corp. took the top honor, and its parent company Cook Inlet Region Inc. (CIRI) ranked seventh among the […]

by · April 22, 2014 · 0 comments ·

A Statement from Jim & Rhonda Hubbard

Press Release – By 8pm Tuesday evening, April 15th, after a year long ordeal the jury deliberated the facts of our case and rightfully deemed us innocent on all counts of felony and misdemeanor charges “heaped”, (as quoted from lead investigator Hinton), upon us by the State. The bias by a few state workers and their 3.5 year investigation on us were […]

by · April 22, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward, Are You Building or Adding On?

Please join us today for the annual Permitting & Agency Information Day! It is 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, […]

by · April 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seeking Independent Contractor in Seward

We have an immediate need for help on a Paid Brief Business Inspection in Seward. No experience needed, we will train you. Visit our corporate website atwww.trendsource.com/msi/osi to find out more information about our company. Please email elaw@trendsource.com once you have applied. All applicants must be able to pass a criminal background check. TrendSource, Inc. www.trendsource.com/msi/osi  619-718-7467  

by · April 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Jury Finds Hubbards Not Guilty on All Counts

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 […]

by · April 16, 2014 · 4 comments ·

Hubbard’s Found Not Guilty!

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.

by · April 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
State Charges Hubbards With Felony, Rests Case

State Charges Hubbards With Felony, Rests Case

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – State of Alaska has charged James T. Hubbard, age 58, and his wife Rhonda Anderson-Hubbard, age 52, with perjury, a class C felony, and several misdemeanors in connection with their fishing business, J&R Fisheries of Seward. In a trial that began April 7, the State presented witnesses that testified to actions the Hubbards took […]

by · April 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Zudy’s Offers a Solution to Local “Soup Dilemma”

Zudy’s Offers a Solution to Local “Soup Dilemma”

By Jason Aigeldinger for Seward City News – Homemade soups full of healthy ingredients will anchor down the menu at one of Seward’s newest dining establishments. Zudy’s, the brainchild of Moose Pass residents Judy and Jan Odhner, will be open for business later this month. The establishment is situated in the old railroad depot east of the Alaska Sealife Center. […]

by · April 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Lemonade Day Alaska Kicks off its 4th year in Alaska!

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 […]

by · April 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Game Changer: Local Culinary Couple Take the Helm at Seward Brewing Company

Game Changer: Local Culinary Couple Take the Helm at Seward Brewing Company

By Jason Aigeldinger for  Seward City News – They’ve both been around town awhile. There is a real solid chance you’ve enjoyed a meal he’s prepared. She has no doubt poured you a drink or two at some point over the past eighteen summer seasons. And now they have a brewery to call their own. Chef Erik Slater and General Manager Hillary Bean […]

by · April 12, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Maritime Industry Well Represented at Job Fair

Maritime Industry Well Represented at Job Fair

By Rick Smeriglio for Seward City News – Between 100 and 200 persons, mainly students, attended the annual job fair hosted by Alaska Vocational Technical Center in Seward on Monday, April 7. At least six maritime employers handed out applications and company information. Several said they had hired from AVTEC programs in the past. Riki Clark, crewing administrator for Crowley […]

by · April 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Mayor Navarre Available Here In Seward!

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 […]

by · April 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Port and Commerce Advisory Board Meets, Hears Input, Expresses Frustration

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – City of Seward Port and Commerce Advisory Board met in council chambers for a work session on April 2. After hearing reports from Alaska Railroad and Seward Harbormaster, PACAB heard input about increases in a passenger fees that city of Seward collects and deposits into the Harbor Enterprise Fund. Passenger vessels that use city […]

by · April 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Planning and Zoning Commission Recommends Land Swap

Planning and Zoning Commission Recommends Land Swap

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – At its regular meeting on April 1, Seward Planning & Zoning Commission voted to recommend that city of Seward dispose of a narrow lot in harbor subdivision by negotiation solely with Alaska Railroad. By unanimous vote of four commissioners present, SP&ZC passed resolution 2014-04 regarding the trade of city-owned Lot 1, Block 6 of […]

by · April 3, 2014 · 1 comment ·

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

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 […]

by · April 3, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Kenai Fjords Tours Adds to Fleet

Kenai Fjords Tours Adds to Fleet

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Local marine tour operator, Kenai Fjords Tours last week greeted the arrival of its newest vessel, M/V Callisto Voyager in the Seward small boat harbor. The shiny new catamaran brings to 10 the number of large, tour vessels operated by KFT out of Seward. Callisto joins its sister ships, Aialik and Orca in the voyager […]

by · April 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Dredge creates access to seafood plant

Dredge creates access to seafood plant

Work began yesterday to dredge the access in front of Resurrection Bay Seafoods on Lowell Point Road. During the  2013 flood, Lowell Creek deposited enough gravel and silt to make fishing boat deliveries to the seafood plant difficult. Submitted by Carol Griswold

by · March 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Dr. Hawthorne to begin OB/GYN speciality clinic in Seward

Dr. Hawthorne to begin OB/GYN speciality clinic in Seward

We are very excited to announce that Dr. Jo Lynn Hawthone  will be offering OB/GYN services to the residents of Seward, Moose Pass, and Cooper Landing two days a month, beginning April 9th. And to answer the big question that everyone will ask-NO, she will not be delivering any babies in Seward. However, women are welcome to have their deliveries […]

by · March 21, 2014 · 5 comments ·

Alaska Top 3 in the Nation for Maritime Jobs Per Capita

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry, today joined with the Transportation Institute, along with Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Senator Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska), to highlight new data from a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers that shows Alaska ranks third in the nation in per capita maritime jobs. The study […]

by · March 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Board Advises Crane for Harbor

Board Advises Crane for Harbor

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – At its meeting on March 19, Port and Commerce Advisory Board unanimously passed a resolution that city of Seward fund the design of an 8-ton, stationary crane at the end of I-dock in the small boat harbor. PACAB recommend that funds come from the raw-fish tax collected from commercial fishers. A design by the […]

by · March 20, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Alaska SBDC – April 17 & 18 Workshops

Our FREE 2 hour, Starting a Business workshop on Thursday, April 17, 2014 from Noon to 2 p.m.  at the AVTEC First Lake Facility, 2nd floor Conference Room .  This workshop will allow Bryan Zak to answer your basic questions on starting a business in Seward, on the Kenai Peninsula, while preparing YOU for a productive relationship with Alaska Small […]

by · March 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Clare Sullivan is new Spring Creek Superintendent

Clare Sullivan is new Spring Creek Superintendent

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Clare Sullivan has been appointed Superintendent of the Spring Creek Correctional Center. The appointment makes her the first woman to hold that particular post at the facility. Sullivan replaces former Spring Creek Superintendent Craig Turnbull, who retired February 28, 2013 after serving as superintendent there since 2001, and working his way up through the ranks […]

by · March 18, 2014 · 3 comments ·

Spenard Builders Supply suffers fire damage

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Spenard Builder’s Supply, on the Seward Highway at Herman Leirer (Exit Glacier) Road, suffered a minor fire early Saturday morning in its paint department. Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Seward Fire Department, and the Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded to notification that came in at 8:00 a.m. immediately after the store’s automated fire alarm […]

by · March 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Brown & Hawkins to continue in new hands

Brown & Hawkins to continue in new hands

Heidi Zemach for SCN – John and Julie Staser, the owners of Mountain View Sports  Center in Anchorage, have leased two of the stores in the historic Seward Brown & Hawkins building for the next three years, and will open a clothing, fishing, hunting and camping store there April 10. They also run a store called Adventure Apparel in the Captain […]

by · March 14, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Spring Breakup Festival this weekend!

Spring Breakup Festival this weekend!

Hey folks don’t forget about the festival this weekend. Here is the schedule, we have more events that aren’t on the flyer. Please go to sewardevents.com for a complete schedule and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seward-Spring-Break-Up-Festival/160583607432269  

by · March 14, 2014 · 1 comment ·
AVTEC under new leadership

AVTEC under new leadership

Fred Esposito  AVTEC-Alaska’s Institute of Technology Director, has retired after 17 years, and has been temporarily replaced by former two-term Kenai Peninsula Senator John Torgerson. Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development Dianne Blumer appointed Torgerson Interim Acting Director, and he took the helm of the Seward-based vocational facility on March 6th. Dick Harrell remains second in command. Esposito’s retirement was […]

by · March 13, 2014 · 3 comments ·
First coal ship to Seward celebrated

First coal ship to Seward celebrated

Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – The captain and some of the 19 crew members from Crimson Monarch, a brand new cargo ship sailing under the Singapore flag, were feted with frosted cake, plaques and proclamations by the Seward Chamber of Commerce and City of Seward Monday, March 3rd, at Chinook’s Waterfront Restaurant. The trip to Seward was not […]

by · March 7, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Engineering their futures

Engineering their futures

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – How many of you, dear readers, ever created and programmed a working elevator, chocolate cookie topper machine, solar-powered vehicle or a robotic cable winder while you were in high school? I would bet that not many of you have, unless you’re still in your teens or a recent graduate. Well, students at Seward High […]

by · March 4, 2014 · 1 comment ·