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Alaska Railroad Corporation Obtains Grant, Plans Future of Terminal and Port of Seward

Alaska Railroad Corporation Obtains Grant, Plans Future of Terminal and Port of Seward

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — ARRC has received a grant of $2.5 million from US Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) to create a “master land-use plan” for the Seward Marine Terminal and surrounding 328 acres of railroad-reserve tidelands and uplands. ARRC contributed $500,000 as matching funds to the project it calls “Seward Marine Terminal Expansion Planning”. According to […]

December 18, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Ukulele Russ to perform at the Yukon Bar December 19 & 20

Ukulele Russ to perform at the Yukon Bar December 19 & 20

Ukulele Russ will be performing at the Yukon Bar this weekend, December 19 & 20, beginning at 9PM. For more information about Ukulele Russ, please visit his website http://www.ukuleleruss.com/ or his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UkuleleRuss .

December 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
City acts on potential geothermal heat for city buildings

City acts on potential geothermal heat for city buildings

  By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council took an important first step toward implementing renewable energy in Seward at the last meeting of the year Monday night. They authorized City Manager Jim Hunt to negotiate a $48,000 contract with Your Clean Energy, LLC, to develop an economic evaluation for heating the Seward Museum Library and City Annex […]

December 12, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Melissa Mitchell and Spiff peform at the Yukon Bar December 12 & 13

Melissa Mitchell and Spiff peform at the Yukon Bar December 12 & 13

  Come on down to the Yukon Bar to see Alaskan favorite Melissa Mitchell and Spiff this weekend, December 12 & 13, beginning at 9PM. For more information please visit http://melissamitchell.org/.

December 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Gift Shop opening for holiday shopping

Gift Shop opening for holiday shopping

Aurora Charters Gift Shop will be open starting December 8th for holiday shopping. Monday through Saturday 10 am to 7pm. Be sure to stop in and browse the great gift items that could be that special something for your holiday gift giving. Free gift wrapping with your purchase. Located in the small boat harbor, address is 1302 4th Ave or […]

December 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Holiday Fair Brings Comfort and Joy

Holiday Fair Brings Comfort and Joy

By Heidi Zemach for SCN –  People streamed into the Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair at  Seward’s Alaska Railroad cruise ship depot Friday night and Saturday to peruse and perhaps purchase some of the beautiful handcrafted gifts for presents. They stayed to socialize and sample delicious crepes and cheesecakes from local vendors, to enjoy the musical acts, and have their […]

December 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Smooth Salvage Re-floats M/V Spirit of Adventure

Smooth Salvage Re-floats M/V Spirit of Adventure

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — By first light on Sunday, December 7, the salvage crew had already started packing up loose equipment from a job well done. Except for significant damage to the seaward end of E-float in the Seward small boat harbor, a casual observer might not suspect that only several hours earlier, Spirit of Adventure’s stern rested […]

December 7, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Tour boat partially sinks in Seward Small Boat Harbor

Tour boat partially sinks in Seward Small Boat Harbor

The 85 foot catamaran Spirit of Adventure, which is owned and operated by Major Marine Tours, was discovered partially submerged by a passerby in Seward Small Boat Harbor this morning. Three of the rearmost compartments near the engines had flooded overnight until coming to rest on the bottom of the harbor and leaving the bow buoyant and pitched up at about a 40 […]

December 6, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair Schedule

Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair Schedule

HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR is this weekend in the cruise ship terminal. Shopping Friday 12/5  5-9pm and Sat. 12/6 10am-6pm Music and Santa schedule Friday Dec. 5th 5:45-6pm Miss Heidi’s Music Students/The Awesome Girl Band 6-8pm Santa and free pictures, one per family 8-9pm Conway Seavey   Sat. Dec. 6th 10:15-10:45am Seward Middle School Band 11-11:30am Seward Middle/High School […]

December 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·

GCI to offer the new rugged Cat® S50 smartphone to Alaskans

GCI First in United States to Offer Rugged Cat® S50 Smartphone Ideal for Alaskans New Android device can withstand below-zero temperatures, precipitation and being dropped onto concrete, among other features ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – GCI is excited to be the first carrier in the nation to offer Cat Phones’ new Cat® S50, a rugged 4GLTE smartphone designed for use in challenging […]

December 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·
150 Grit to perform in Seward December 5 & 6

150 Grit to perform in Seward December 5 & 6

  Coming from Soldotna, 150 Grit band members Zac Daniels and Billy Strain will be performing at the Yukon Bar December 5 & 6. Performances begin at 9PM. For more information, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/150-GRIT/156631017700372?sk=timeline.

December 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·
10mm Below AMMO DELIVERY will be in Seward December 14th

10mm Below AMMO DELIVERY will be in Seward December 14th

10mm below AMMO DELIVERY will be in Seward December 14th from 10am to 8pm. We’ll be parked at the Napa store. We stock over 70 different calibers. For a complete list of our inventory and pricing, visit www.10mmbelow.com or call 907-330-4477 SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR DECEMBER SALE: 5.56 – Wolf Gold brass cased, 55gr FMJ M193 spec, 1000rnd case – […]

November 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
The Eternal Cowboys to perform at the Yukon Bar November 28 & 29

The Eternal Cowboys to perform at the Yukon Bar November 28 & 29

The Eternal Cowboys will be performing at the Yukon Bar on November 28 & 29 with performances begin at 9PM. Coming from Anchorage, The Eternal Cowboys consider themselves a Country/Western/Punk/Dirty South/Hip-Hop/Ethnic Authentic/Blues/Rock band. For more information, please visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/EternalCowboys

November 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Public and Private Sectors Plan to Develop Maritime Workforce

Public and Private Sectors Plan to Develop Maritime Workforce

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Regardless of where you live in Alaska, the health and pulse of the state’s maritime economy affects you. According to the Alaska Maritime Workforce Development Plan (AMWDP) issued May 2014, the maritime sector employs over 68,000 workers statewide, making it Alaska’s largest private sector employer. What Alaskans don’t catch, grow, dig up or make for […]

November 24, 2014 · 2 comments ·

GCI Great Alaska Shootout kicks off a new era this year at Alaska Airlines Center

Press Release –  GCI Shootout attendees can win 1 million Alaska Airlines miles, tech prizes and much more  ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – Alaska’s largest telecommunications company will ring in a new era of the state’s premier basketball tournament when the GCI Great Alaska Shootout begins on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the Alaska Airlines Center. The tournament’s championship teams will not be the […]

November 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Sneak Peak: Alaska Starts Here

Sneak Peak: Alaska Starts Here

The Travel Channel will be airing a special on Seward named Alaska Starts Here. The premier is tomorrow Sunday, November 23rd at 9 PM according to their schedule HERE. From the Travel Channel: “Alaska Starts Here The weathered, worn, time-hardened port city of Seward, AK, explodes to 10 times its population every summer, offering untamed, raw Alaska adventures like wrestling monster […]

November 22, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Teacher reopens Rez gym, invites more men to work out

Teacher reopens Rez gym, invites more men to work out

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Marvin Tapsfield learned late in the summer that the Rez Fitness Center in downtown Seward was for sale, and that apparently nobody was going to buy it, and that it would close down once its owner Susan Ernst moved to West Virginia to retire. Having heard members of the community pleading for someone to buy […]

November 22, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Successful Energy Fair Provides Information, Draws Crowd

Successful Energy Fair Provides Information, Draws Crowd

By R. Smeriglio for SCN – Seward and the rest of Alaska use lots of energy and pay high dollars for it. Alaskan businesses and consumers pay, but few here benefit from the high costs. The presenters, exhibitors and sponsors of the Seward Energy Fair addressed that issue with solid information, tangible products and more than little enthusiasm. George Roe […]

November 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward Energy Fair Today at AVTEC

Seward Energy Fair Today at AVTEC

The City of Seward and the Seward Alternative Energy Group (SAEG) is hosting their first Seward Energy Fair today, November 15, 2014. The fair will be held at AVTEC – Alaska’s Institute of Technology Student Service Center from 12 to 5 pm. Key note speakers from local and statewide agencies will be reviewing energy options for businesses and home owners […]

November 15, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Seward Home Business Showcase November 15

Seward Home Business Showcase November 15

November 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Switch on to Alternative Energy at the Seward Energy Fair

The City of Seward and the Seward Alternative Energy Group (SAEG) are hosting their first Seward Energy Fair on November 15, 2014. The fair will be held at AVTEC – Alaska’s Institute of Technology Student Service Center from 12 to 5 pm.  This free event is being held in order to educate and update our local community members about the […]

November 12, 2014 · 1 comment ·
HGTV’s “Living Alaska” Casting Call!

HGTV’s “Living Alaska” Casting Call!

Living Alaska News Release – Hit  HGTV  Series  Casting  in  Alaska!  Calling  all  real  estate  agents  and  their  clients!   If  you’re  outgoing,  outspoken  and  have  always   wanted  to  show  off  your  love  of Alaska  to  millions  of  viewers,  then  we  want  to  hear  from  you! What’s  the  show  about? Part  travel  show,  part  home  show,  this  hit  series  airing  on […]

November 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Blackwater Railroad Company upcoming Seward performances

Blackwater Railroad Company upcoming Seward performances

  Blackwater Railroad Company will be performing this weekend, November 14 & 15 at the Yukon Bar and next weekend, November 22 at Tony’s Bar. http://blackwaterrailroad.com/ https://www.facebook.com/BlackwaterRailroadCompany

November 11, 2014 · 1 comment ·

T Harvey Combo will be performing at Yukon Bar November 7 & 8

T Harvey Combo will be performing in place of Mike Olson and the Harmonica Guy at the Yukon Bar this weekend, November 7 & 8. Performance begins at 9PM.

November 6, 2014 · 0 comments ·
U.S. Ninth Circuit Denies Appeal, Coal Operation Must Obtain Permit

U.S. Ninth Circuit Denies Appeal, Coal Operation Must Obtain Permit

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – On October 31, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied an appeal by Alaska Railroad Corporation and Aurora Energy Services, LLC, to have an entire 11-judge panel rehear their case rather than the three-judge panel that ruled against them on September 3, 2014. This appears to exhaust appeal avenues in the Ninth Circuit […]

November 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·