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UAF Surplus Offer – Forklift

UAF Seward Marine Center is offering the following surplus item for sale to the highest bidder: Forklift, Clark Model 0500-30, s/n: 235-99-3415; Propane engine; 3000 pound capacity; functional; leaks oil; includes two manuals Prospective bidders can view this item at the UAF Seward Marine Center Warehouse, 201 Railway Avenue Monday through Friday from 8 am to noon and 1 to […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Conservation Groups Release Dust Monitoring Findings

Conservation Groups Release Dust Monitoring Findings

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – At a press conference held in Anchorage on July 17, Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance, Alaska Community Action on Toxics and Global Community Monitoring released results of a 1.5-year-long, airborne dust sampling and analysis effort. Key findings from the 15-page report “Coal Dust in Alaska: Hazards to Public Health” by Heidi Zimmer 2014, include that […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Huna Tribal Log House will be Fabricated and Erected by Seward Timber Framer

Huna Tribal Log House will be Fabricated and Erected by Seward Timber Framer

Preparation work for the Huna Tlingit tribal house at Glacier Bay National Park will begin in August. Local craftsman, Josh Leatherman, who owns and operates Precision Timberworks will be heading up the prefabrication of the heavy timber frame and log structure here in Seward, subcontracted by PK Builders of Ketchikan. The National Park Service announced the $2.9 million contract award to PK Builders […]

by · July 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
SMIC, Harbor Improvements Dominate Council Agenda

SMIC, Harbor Improvements Dominate Council Agenda

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The City of Seward will spend $1.4 million to purchase a new 330-ton boat lift for Seward Marine Industrial Center, and will increase the cost of lifting these large boats out of the water by about 25 percent. Seward City Council passed a resolution at Monday night’s July 14 regular meeting allowing the city administration […]

by · July 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward Halibut Tournament Final Results

Seward Halibut Tournament Final Results

Seward Halibut Tournament Press Release: The Seward Halibut Tournament was more competitive than ever! Captains were swinging for the fence for the entire month and there were some monsters caught.  Captain Chris Boyd had five daily winners this month followed closely by Jacob Effen on the Grand Slam, Captain Andy Mezirow on the Crackerjack Voyager and Steve Zernia of the […]

by · July 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE IS NOW ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2014 HOLLAND AMERICA LINE IS NOW ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS SEWARD – Applications are now being accepted by the Holland America Line Inc. Community Advisory Board (CAB) for grants to local service and non-profit groups in Seward. The CAB is comprised of Seward civic and business leaders who advise Holland America Line Inc. on local corporate […]

by · July 7, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward 2nd Saturday Art Walk July 12

Seward 2nd Saturday Art Walk July 12

by · July 7, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Stoney Creek Canopy Adventures

Stoney Creek Canopy Adventures

By Dot Bardarson – It’s incongruous.  Why would anyone ever want to do that?  Well, there are the thrill seekers, and it certainly is thrilling.  There are the sight seers, and the view from high up in the trees is certainly awesome.  And there are curious, normal people who don’t want to be left out of the loop. I don’t […]

by · July 7, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Meet AVTEC’s new director Ben Eveland

Meet AVTEC’s new director Ben Eveland

Heidi Zemach for SCN- Dressed as he is in typical administrator clothing, it’s hard to picture Ben Eveland, the new director of AVTEC, Alaska’s Institute of Technology beneath a truck, building a house, or taking apart a diesel generator. But ever since Eveland began helping out on his relative’s farm in Wisconsin, at age 16, he’s loved working with his […]

by · July 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·
New Seward business offers organic, handcrafted skin products

New Seward business offers organic, handcrafted skin products

Hello! We are Jacob and Shannon, the founders of a new small business in Seward, Midnight Sun Organics. We make handcrafted, 100% organic skincare for the whole family! All of our products come in awesome biodegradable containers! Our beard elixir oil and candles are in glass containers which can be recycled or reused. We are trying to be as sustainable as possible […]

by · July 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Rasmuson Foundation Awards $13.5 Million

Rasmuson Foundation Awards $13.5 Million

The Rasmuson Foundation Board of Directors announces that $13.5 million has been awarded to Alaska nonprofits in grants and initiatives to improve the quality of life in the state. The largest award announced was for Southcentral Foundation, which will receive $3 million for the start-up of the Nuka Institute. The Nuka Institute will provide training and technical assistance to health […]

by · July 1, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Legends Restaurant Building Up for Auction

News Release June 30, 2014 Former Seward’s Legends Restaurant Up for Auction  The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has started an online auction to sell the former Legends Restaurant in downtown Seward. GSA will host an open house on Friday, July 11 from 1 – 4 p.m. AKDT and Saturday, July 12 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. AKDT. The […]

by · June 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Reindeer grabs the spotlight

Reindeer grabs the spotlight

Heidi Zemach for SCN- Tourists to Seward are usually delighted to see bald eagles, or possibly catch a glimpse of a moose or bear off the road. But when Shannon Bodo, a construction worker from Big Lake, rolled into town Tuesday evening with his flatbed trailer with his young reindeer, “Forrest” caged in the back , and took him out behind […]

by · June 25, 2014 · 4 comments ·
Summer Solstice Cruise with American Red Cross of Alaska

Summer Solstice Cruise with American Red Cross of Alaska

Celebrate the summer solstice with the American Red Cross of Alaska.  Board Major Marine’s Star of the Northwest and enjoy a 4 hour wildlife cruise, door prizes, dinner buffet, and a silent and live auction.  You can purchase tickets for the wildlife cruise at the Alaska SeaLife Center’s ticketing counter.  If you buy your tickets at the SeaLife Center, the American Red […]

by · June 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Brewers & Doers of Seward June 26

Brewers & Doers of Seward June 26

Interested in shaping the future of Seward? Join the club; sponsored by the Seward Chamber of Commerce. This months topic: Energy. See flyer below for more details.

by · June 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·
AKRR track repaired, all trains on schedule

AKRR track repaired, all trains on schedule

From the Alaska Railroad Facebook Page: The Alaska Railroad is pleased to confirm that all passenger trains will be traveling their regularly scheduled routes tomorrow, Friday June 20th, including the Coastal Classic Train to Seward and the Glacier Discovery Train to Portage, Whittier, Spencer Glacier and Grandview.

by · June 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Vendor Wars in Seward?

Vendor Wars in Seward?

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Food and craft vendors start your engines! The race is on! The City of Seward has begun an interesting experiment to make certain unused city lots and rights of way available for private enterprise during the tourist season and beyond. That, despite the fact that no commercial food, craft, or wood vendors were actually […]

by · June 17, 2014 · 4 comments ·

Homer Citizens Rally to repeal SB21

Rally To Repeal from Bjørn on Vimeo. Submitted by Bjorn Olson – On June 14th, a diverse group of concerned Alaskans gathered in Homer to support repealing SB21 – a corrosive oil tax bill that threatens to bankrupt Alaska. Nearly 200 people attended to hear Alaska constitutional framer Vic Fisher speak and march down Homer’s Pioneer Street to the LIO […]

by · June 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Summer weekend in Seward

Summer weekend in Seward

Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – Lemonade Day was Saturday. These children weren’t affiliated with that organized event for young entrepreneurs, but they made $28 dollars on Fourth Avenue near the Small Boat Harbor in two hours Sunday afternoon selling lemonade and “Mountain Water” to friends and passers-by. A Seward Parks and Recreation Department employee spent Sunday afternoon doing trail […]

by · June 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Resurrection Rentals acquires old Bear Creek Fire Department Warehouse

Resurrection Rentals acquires old Bear Creek Fire Department Warehouse

By Dot Bardarson – In May, Marsh Creek Enterprises called Rolf and Carol Bardarson to offer them the opportunity of salvaging the old Bear Creek Fire Department warehouse.  Marsh Creek was the general contractor for the newly constructed Fire Hall for the Bear Creek Fire Deparment.  Their contract with the fire department included the demolition of the warehouse which will make room […]

by · June 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Rasmuson Foundation Announces 2014 Sabbatical Deadline

Rasmuson Foundation Announces 2014 Sabbatical Deadline

Alaska-based nonprofit and tribal executives interested in Rasmuson Foundation’s Sabbatical Program have until October 1 to apply. Now entering its 11th year, the program offers sabbaticals of two to six months. When nonprofit leaders engage in well-planned sabbaticals, research shows, organizations benefit. An extended leave can lead to new perspectives for the leader, the board and staff, and often energizes […]

by · June 12, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge Launches Interactive Culinary Program

Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge Launches Interactive Culinary Program

CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation Press Release –  Overnight guests at the newly renovated Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge on Alaska’s remote Fox Island now have the opportunity to not only enjoy the local wild salmon on their plate, but also learn how to prepare the salmon belly. In an interactive cooking class, lodge chefs teach guests about wild Alaska seafood, specifically the five types of […]

by · June 12, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Progress in sight for wastewater lagoons

Progress in sight for wastewater lagoons

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward City Manager Jim Hunt has ordered four Microbubble Aerators and two control panels for the city’s passive wastewater lagoon at Lowell Point from ClearBlu Environmental, a company based in Watsonville, California, at a cost of $43,500. The aerators should arrive in Seward the next few weeks, and be installed. They will increase the oxygen […]

by · June 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Help Katie’s pony

Help Katie’s pony

Ten-year-old Katie Zernia is one of several enterprising youngsters in the area taking advantage of their own talents and abilities to raise a little spending money during the busy Seward tourist season. Zernia’s line of nautical bookmarks, featuring flat silver mermaids and other cutouts fashioned from a kit, plus her own beadwork added, was on display at her mother Elle’s […]

by · June 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Plan addresses workforce needs of Alaska’s maritime industry

Plan addresses workforce needs of Alaska’s maritime industry

By Kris Norosz, Julie Decker and Doug Ward –  With our massive land endowment and bragging rights as the largest state in the nation, it’s easy to lose sight of an important fact – Alaska is a maritime state. We have more miles of coastline than all other U.S. coastal states combined. Alaska’s Arctic coast makes the U.S. an Arctic […]

by · June 6, 2014 · 0 comments ·