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Mini entrepreneurs prepare for Lemonade Day Alaska on June 14

Mini entrepreneurs prepare for Lemonade Day Alaska on June 14

Press Release – Thousands of Alaska youth prepare business plans, learn money management and leadership lessons Young Alaskans from Barrow to Ketchikan are learning what it takes to start a successful business as part of Lemonade Day Alaska on June 14. In May and early June, kids attended money management workshops facilitated by Wells Fargo and partnered with local businesses […]

by · June 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Taking seawater heat to the next level

Taking seawater heat to the next level

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Conditions are excellent for Seward to become the first city in America to create its very own seawater heating district. It would have the effect of lowering local dependence on fossil fuels, slashing high energy bills, and growing the economy. With Resurrection Bay glimmering just off Seward’s waterfront, just waiting to provide a free, clean, […]

by · June 1, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Car crashes into Chattermark

Car crashes into Chattermark

A small SUV, driven by an elderly woman, jumped the curb and crashed into the Chattermark Restaurant on Fourth Avenue in downtown Seward Saturday afternoon at about 5:00 p.m. It dented the side of the building and broke two large display windows, sending glass shattering into the restaurant and onto the sidewalk. No customers were inside at the time, and […]

by · May 31, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Holland America Funds Technical Rope Rescue Training

Holland America Funds Technical Rope Rescue Training

On May 22, Bear Creek Fire Department accepted a check from Holland America for a training program designed to prepare rescuers to use ropes in what they call “Technical Rope Rescue Training.” This will be an intense 3-day, 24 hour training in rope rescue fundamentals on high and low-angle rescue techniques.  The course covers skills used in mountain, industrial and confined […]

by · May 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward approves net-metering, tables renewable energy interconnect

Seward approves net-metering, tables renewable energy interconnect

  Heidi Zemach for SCN- The Seward City Council tabled an ordinance , finally allowing residents or businesses to interconnect small renewable energy sources to the city’s electrical distribution system at its meeting Tuesday, May 27th.  The alternative power sources are ones fueled by renewable resources such as wind, solar, geothermal, biomass or water (tidal or hydropower) energy, but not by […]

by · May 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Resurrection Roadhouse at Seward Windsong Lodge Receives Award of Excellence from TripAdvisor

CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation Press Release – The world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor, has once again awarded the Resurrection Roadhouse at the Seward Windsong Lodge with their prestigious Award of Excellence. In addition to Kenai Fjords Tours and Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge also receiving this award again for 2014, CIRI Alaska Tourism celebrates the announcement of Resurrection Roadhouse being granted this […]

by · May 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Kenai Fjords Tours Receives Trip Advisor Award of Excellence

Kenai Fjords Tours Receives Trip Advisor Award of Excellence The world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor, has 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. […]

by · May 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Locally grown starts ready early

Locally grown starts ready early

Heidi Zemach for SCN- Carol Souza, who operates the area’s biggest greenhouse, Weezingreens, as is “we is in greens” from her home in Camelot By-The Bay subdivision, has opened for business a few weeks earlier than usual. Her customers kept stopping by, eager to begin planting in the unseasonably warm weather. Meanwhile her flats of lettuce and all manner of […]

by · May 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Summer Market Opens for Seventh Year

Summer Market Opens for Seventh Year

Heidi Zemach for SCN- The Grazing Moose, Summer Market & Artists’ Co-operative has opened on 5th Avenue, across from City Hall. It’s the seventh year that Joanie Merritt has brought us this undertaking, traveling to Anchorage and beyond once a week to fetch starter plants and fresh organic vegetables, just picked, and fresher than one can buy in traditional grocery […]

by · May 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Railroad Crossing is Improved

Railroad Crossing is Improved

  Heidi Zemach for SCN – A lot of busy work is being done around town to prepare for the tourist season, which officially started last week with the arrival of the Alaska Railroad passenger trains and the large cruise ships. For the past three days, Alaska Railroad Corporation workers have been making improvements at the entrance of the Railroad road […]

by · May 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Drop by the library today

Friday, May 23, 2014 is Patty Linville’s last day as Director of the Seward Community Library Museum. During regular hours at the library, the community is invited to drop by and say farewell. View flyer here

by · May 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·

6/25 and 26 – Profit Mastery Seward 2-day Workshop

On June 25 & June 26, 2014 (Wednesday and Thursday) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Bryan Zak will present our 2-day Profit Mastery workshop here in the Seward AVTEC Conference Room.  this is your best opportunity for knowledge-driven financial management education.  This 16-hour hands-on training  will help you set goals for the future of your business, control spending and […]

by · May 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Patty Linville retires as City Librarian for 16 years, sees many changes in Seward

Patty Linville retires as City Librarian for 16 years, sees many changes in Seward

Patty Linville says she felt like she was always keeping a secret during the 16 years she worked as Seward’s head librarian. “Secretly, I knew I always had the best job in the City,” she chuckles. So, as Linville faces retirement, she does so with mixed emotions. Linville’s official title, as she steps down, is director of the Seward Community […]

by · May 20, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Seward Little League would like to thank Holland America for supporting our 2014 Season!

Seward Little League would like to thank Holland America for supporting our 2014 Season!

Dot Bardarson, a member of the local Holland America community advisory board, arrived at the Little League baseball field to award a cash grant to our organization that was accepted by Chris Polasek. Seward Little League has an average of 90 children participating in the League annually, which includes children from surrounding communities. Kids learn team building skills, sportsmanship, and have […]

by · May 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·

CIRI Alaska Tourism Wins a 2014 Hermes Creative Award

Anchorage, Alaska — CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation earned a 2014 Gold Hermes Creative Award in the “Website Overall/Business to Consumer” category for its recent website redesign. In preparation for the 2014 tourism season in Alaska, the company launched fully redesigned sites for Kenai Fjords Tours, Seward Windsong Lodge, Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge and Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge. The sites incorporate a fresh, responsive […]

by · May 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Local trucking company offers daily deliveries

Local trucking company offers daily deliveries

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Whether you want a bulk order of food delivered from Costco, or you need your automobile delivered to a repair shop in Anchorage, there’s another service in town offering same day delivery and competitive prices. “I think in the next five years we’ll see an economic boom that we haven’t seen in a long […]

by · May 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Tasting perfection

Tasting perfection

Heidi Zemach for SCN – You never really know what amazing food is in store for you when you sign up for the Academy Café, but you know it will be an wonderful dining experience from the “amuse-bouche” to whet ones appetite, to the desert finale that follows your choice of appetizer, soup or salad and entrée. Even better, the fixed […]

by · May 16, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Lemonade Day Alaska June 14

Lemonade Day Alaska June 14

by · May 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
More charter boats, less halibut

More charter boats, less halibut

Heidi Zemach for SCN- The charter boat fishing fleet adds great value to Seward’s economy, said Crackerjack Charters captain Andy Mezirow. Anglers fill up local hotels and campgrounds, dine at local restaurants, and shop at the stores. Mezirow, an instructor at AVTEC Maritime Training Center, and a longtime representative on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council Advisory Panel, spoke recently […]

by · May 15, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Got Soil?

Got Soil?

Do you need soil for your raised garden beds or other outdoor projects?  Two Dogs Trucking is now delivering up to eight yards of soil per load. Please call 362-2209 for more information.

by · May 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
BALTO FILM FEST FEATURES ADVENTURE FILM TRAINING

BALTO FILM FEST FEATURES ADVENTURE FILM TRAINING

Professor DB Palmer of Adventure Film School Alaska, the first and only adventure film making degree program in the State, has agreed to be a featured speaker during the Friday July 25th Balto Film Fest workshop at the Seward Library. Professor Palmer co-leads University of Alaska’s week-long intensive Adventure Film Research course (FLM 298) during the Last Frontier Theatre Conference […]

by · May 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Discussion on Oil Tax referendum civil but changes no minds

Discussion on Oil Tax referendum civil but changes no minds

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – In today’s polarized political atmosphere, one might imagine that a public discussion on the pros and cons of Ballot Measure No. 1, the referendum to repeal SB 21 on the Alaska primary election ballot August 19, might get a little heated. But, although there were food and drinks handy at the “Let’s Talk Seward” […]

by · May 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·
The view of the harbor from the deck of Chinooks Cask and Compass Bar.

Cask and Compass Bar Set to ‘Elevate’ Harbor Saloon Scene

By Jason Aigeldinger for SCN – Chinooks owners Captain Dan Butts and Lori LeMaster are about to take local beverage culture to the next level. Literally. Earlier this month, the couple opened the Cask and Compass Bar, located on the second floor of the popular restaurant situated in the Seward small boat harbor. Patrons can expect unobstructed views of the […]

by · May 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Council paves the way to a new shipyard era

Council paves the way to a new shipyard era

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council unanimously approved a resolution at Monday night’s May 12th meeting authorizing the assignment of the city lease for two city lots at Seward Marine Industrial Center, currently leased to Seward Ship’s Drydock, Inc. through June 2040, to the large and multifaceted shipbuilder Vigor Alaska-Seward LLC. That, provided that Seward is […]

by · May 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Drydock Sale on Track Despite Soil Contamination

Drydock Sale on Track Despite Soil Contamination

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – The most recent Vigor Industries-commissioned assessment of soil and water at Seward Ship’s Drydock shows the presence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in shallow sediments near the ship lift across Resurrection Bay from Seward. Investigators also found heavy metals and petroleum by-products other than PAHs. The findings have not changed Vigor’s plans to purchase […]

by · May 12, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Senator Selects Ten Alaskan High School Graduates to Join her Senate Team

April 29, 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Lisa Murkowski today announced the names of her first session summer interns who will work in her Washington, D.C. office next month. Just weeks after graduating from high school, these young Alaskans will participate in the operations of a fast-paced Senate office and get an up-close view of the legislative process. “Being a […]

by · May 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Insalaco presents the city a plan to conserve and grow renewable energy

Insalaco presents the city a plan to conserve and grow renewable energy

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Mike Insalaco presented a well-argued, commonsense approach to why the city should get behind the concept of supporting alternative energy, establish an energy efficiency plan, and create a renewable energy fund for the City of Seward.   While speaking at the April 28th 2014 City Council meeting on behalf of the Alternative Energy Group’s new […]

by · May 6, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Zudy’s opens!

Zudy’s opens!

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Judy Odhner’s new place, Zudy’s Cafe, opened Friday at the old historic Alaska Railroad terminal building near the Alaska SeaLife Center. It was a very busy day from first thing in the morning until nine at night, which was First Friday’s Art Walk in Seward.  Go see the beautiful facility she and Jan have created […]

by · May 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·