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Seward’s downtown bakery to close after two decades

Seward’s downtown bakery to close after two decades

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Ranting Raven’s bakery, which has been the only one in downtown Seward for the past 20 years, will close down this week, following a busy summer tourist season. The bakery will not reopen next year. The Ranting Raven will continue on as a unique art gallery and handmade gift-store, but without the hearty soups and breads, […]

September 16, 2014 ·
Trajectory to perform at Yukon Bar September 19 & 20

Trajectory to perform at Yukon Bar September 19 & 20

Trajectory is an experimental alt-rock band based in Talkeetna, AK. Featuring a former member of Alaskan indie band Reed Lakes and a former member of Portland Oregon’s The We Shared Milk and By Rail, Trajectory aims to make accessible, yet unique indie/90’s alt rock and add to the blossoming Alaskan music scene. See them perform September 19 & 20 beginning at 9PM […]

September 16, 2014 ·
Ezza Rose to perform at Seward Brewing Company September 17

Ezza Rose to perform at Seward Brewing Company September 17

On September 17, join your friends at Seward Brewing Company to enjoy a night of great music.  Starting the show will be Blackwater Railroad Company beginning at 8:30PM with Ezza Rose beginning her peformance at 9:30PM. Tickets are $12 at the door. For more information: www.sewardbrewery.comwww.ezzarose.comwww.blackwaterrailroad.comwww.monolithagency.com  

September 11, 2014 ·

FEMA OPEN HOUSE Tuesday 5pm-8pm

UPCOMING MEETING Flood Risk Information Open House Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. City Council Chambers PRELIMINARY FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP (FIRM) AND FLOOD INSURANCE STUDY (FIS) In cooperation with FEMA and the State of Alaska, The Kenai Peninsula Borough, City of Homer and City of Seward are hosting a combined Flood Risk Information Open House. The Seward will […]

September 8, 2014 ·
Crazy good beach fishing

Crazy good beach fishing

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The waters of Resurrection Bay, just off the beaches of Seward, have been teeming with silver Cohos, flashing their fins and leaping from the water, and hundreds of anglers have lined the shores snagging them, most easily making their six-fish daily limit. Action was especially hot last week and this past weekend near the […]

September 8, 2014 ·

Felony charges reinstated for Peking attacker

Seward Police Department Press Release – After reconsideration it has been decided to reinstate two felony charges of Assault III against Roger Waters for the assault that took place on September 1st on John and Mimi Park.  The other two charges of Assault IV are still pending.  

September 5, 2014 ·
Ukanuzit thrift store to open soon

Ukanuzit thrift store to open soon

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward lost its only second-hand store when Rays Reusables burned on September 21st, 2013. So for the past year, people seeking inexpensive used goods or clothing had to travel to Anchorage or Soldotna, or relied on garage sales or rid themselves of unwanted items at the Seward transfer facility. So there’s been plenty of excitement […]

September 5, 2014 ·
US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Plaintiffs Against Railroad at Seward Coal Loading Facility

US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Plaintiffs Against Railroad at Seward Coal Loading Facility

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – The storm-water discharge permit issued to Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) in 2001 for its coal loading facility in Seward does not allow discharge or spillage of coal into Resurrection Bay, said a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court on September 3, 2014. Back in 2009, Alaska Chapter of the Sierra Club and Alaska […]

September 4, 2014 ·

1st Friday Art Walk September 5

Visit these following businesses on Friday, September 5, for the 1st Friday Art Walk in Seward! Zudy’s:  Catherine Schneider~Original paintings and 3 dimensional artKenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center:  Tom Missel~”Alaska National Parks”-original oil paintings  (1212 4th Ave)Seward Senior Center:  “Seward Unleashed”-a collection of 8 Seward Senior Memoirs Resurrect Art:  Justine Pechuzal~”Have & Hold”`original pastels Eight Arms Printing Company:  “Name […]

September 2, 2014 ·
Holland America/Princess Employees Help Stock Seward Food Pantry

Holland America/Princess Employees Help Stock Seward Food Pantry

Holland America/Princess (HAP) employees set aside Sunday, August 31, 2014 as their day to help the “He Will Provide” Food Bank by bringing canned goods and needed supplies for the community, and taking monetary donations. The staff started off the day with a potluck lunch, celebrating the goodwill throughout the regular work day.  All employees of the HAP division were […]

September 2, 2014 ·

No SBCFSA Meeting Monday

Please be advised that the next Regular Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area Board Meeting will be combined with a Work Session to be held on September 22, 2014 beginning at 6:00pm. The meetings will be held back to back beginning with the Work Session. The Work Session topic will be Capital Project Requests. Please note that this is the […]

August 29, 2014 ·

Do you live in a floodplain?

Please join us for a Flood Risk Information Open House Tuesday, September 9th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the City Council Chambers. In cooperation with FEMA, the State of Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula Borough, and the City of Seward this will be a combined Flood Risk Information Open House. This Open House will provide the public with an opportunity to […]

August 28, 2014 ·

Alaskans Vote No on Ballot Measure No. 1. Existing Taxes on Oil Production Remain in Place

With 100 percent of precincts now having reported, Alaska Division of Elections reported on Wednesday at 3:03 p.m. that 52.2 percent of voters rejected attempts to repeal 13SB21, the existing tax structure on oil production that its critics regarded as too low. Only 31.7 percent of registered voters participated in the election. Of 154,136 total votes cast in the matter […]

August 20, 2014 ·
Sewage lagoon blamed for health concerns

Sewage lagoon blamed for health concerns

Ten area residents and business owners of the Lowell Point area, including a few downwind or upwind from the city’s main aerated, passive sewage lagoon, described their symptoms at Monday night’s regular city council meeting: headaches; stinging, swollen, watery eyes; difficulty breathing, coughing and other respiratory ailments; reduced oxygen levels; stomach upset; and even mental confusion—all of which have been […]

August 12, 2014 ·
Low bid for lagoon work almost $4 million

Low bid for lagoon work almost $4 million

  The City of Seward opened three much-awaited bids for the city lagoon sludge removal projects this (Monday) afternoon. There were three bids altogether, with one company, Lake Point Environmental Group, deciding not to bid. The lowest bid came from Merrell Brothers, a very large sludge removal firm based in Indiana, which focuses on dredging wastewater facilities, and had recently […]

August 11, 2014 ·
Seward CHC feels shortage of primary care physicians

Seward CHC feels shortage of primary care physicians

The Seward Community Health Center opened a clinic inside the Providence Seward Medical & Care Center building five months ago, replacing the outpatient clinic there. To date the SCHC has seen 600 patients for 1000 visits, and the numbers are climbing, said Patrick Linton, SCHC’s new executive director. But since opening March 10th, Seward’s new community health center has been […]

August 11, 2014 ·
Jesse Lee prime candidate for historic renovation and LEEDs certification

Jesse Lee prime candidate for historic renovation and LEEDs certification

Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – The 86-year old Jesse Lee Orphanage, which sits on prime City land above Seward and has been abandoned and vandalized since the ’64 earthquake, would be a great candidate for National Historic Building designation and LEEDS energy certification, said Barbara Campagna, an architect from BAC/A&P (Architecture and Planning). It’s an architecture and planning […]

August 6, 2014 ·
Poor Drainage Reported at SMIC

Poor Drainage Reported at SMIC

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – When snow melts and forms ice ponds on city property leased to private businesses, who has responsibility to drain the problem? City of Seward has spent about $35 million over the years to develop Seward Marine Industrial Center (SMIC), but serious problems due to inadequate drainage persist, according to at least some tenants at […]

August 4, 2014 ·
Drones are on!

Drones are on!

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – You may have already seen them being flown in Seward by drone hobbyists, hovering above the Mount Marathon Race taking photos, or rising up crowd scenes at Lowell Point during the filming of the movie Sugar Mountain. Like it or not, drones are already here. Their use will increase exponentially in Alaska regardless of […]

August 4, 2014 ·
Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking Receives Adventure Green Alaska Award

Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking Receives Adventure Green Alaska Award

Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking Press Release- Adventure Green Alaska, the State of Alaska’s only sustainable tourism certification program, has awarded Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking with a Gold Level Certification.  This certification recognizes businesses that serve as a model of environmental leaders in Alaska tourism. To qualify for certification, businesses must comply with the U.S. environmental, consumer protection and labor laws […]

July 31, 2014 ·
Council reverses move to sell SMIC parcel to Harmon

Council reverses move to sell SMIC parcel to Harmon

  In a rare turnaround, the Seward City Council this week reversed a unanimous decision, made at the July 14th meeting, to direct administration to begin negotiating the sale of a city parcel leased by Larry Harmon, at Seward Marine Industrial Center (SMIC) to Harmon, so he could build four boat-storage warehouses there in partnership with another influential local businessman, […]

July 30, 2014 ·
Get Ready for the 59th Annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby

Get Ready for the 59th Annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby

Seward Chamber of Commerce Press Release –  Some people judge the end of summer by the weather, some by events. For all you die hard Fishermen and women out there you know summer is coming to an end when the Seward Silver Salmon Derby rolls around. The last big event for the summer, so plan for it! August 9th-17th. Prizes […]

July 29, 2014 ·
First Friday at Chinooks August 1

First Friday at Chinooks August 1

July 29, 2014 ·

First Friday Art Walk August 1

First Friday Art Walk Lineup for August 1   Zudy’s Cafe: Stan McNight, Jean Schwafel, & Carol Souza~Original Paintings and Pastels Also Nick Zweifel~Photography Seward Properties: Mackenzie Barnum~Photography Resurrect Art:  Fiona Ritter~Black & White Portrait Photography Cover to Cover:  Pinky Bleth~Jewelry & Fabulous Cupcakes Tember Eliason~Original Paintings Suzi Towsley~Photography Starbird Studio: Vladimir Zhikhartsev~Watercolors Ranting Raven: Wendy Smith-Wood~New Silk Creations Eight Arms Printing Co.:  Bjorn Olson~”Corners of Alaska”~Adventure […]

July 29, 2014 ·
Brewers & Doers Tonight, July 24

Brewers & Doers Tonight, July 24

July 24, 2014 ·