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Clinical Director of Advanced Physical Therapy, Tina McLean, Retires from Seward

Clinical Director of Advanced Physical Therapy, Tina McLean, Retires from Seward

Tina McLean, Clinic Director of Advanced Physical Therapy, has resigned her position with the company effective Friday, February 21st.    Transitional tasks for converting the business from Active Abilities Physical Therapy  in Seward, which sold in October,  to that of Advanced Physical Therapy, owned by Valerie Phelps of Anchorage, have essentially been completed.  Tina and her staff have worked diligently over […]

by · February 25, 2014 · 4 comments ·
Iris Darling Appointed to Council

Iris Darling Appointed to Council

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Faced with the difficult decision of choosing from among three well-respected, and well qualified Seward women, and after repeated paper-ballot votes, the Seward City Council approved Iris Darling, longtime owner of Brown and Hawkins, to fill the seat held by the late councilwoman Vanta Shafer. “They’re going to be tough shoes to fill,” Darling commented […]

by · February 24, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Begich Urges Parnell to Use Federal Funds to Fix Seward Runway

Begich Urges Parnell to Use Federal Funds to Fix Seward Runway

JUNEAU, Alaska – Senator Mark Begich Press Release February 18, 2014 – In response to concerns from the community, U.S. Senator Mark Begich today urged Alaska Governor Sean Parnell to use available federal funds to restore the Seward Airport “long” runway to full capacity instead of short-term repairs that will jeopardize public safety and economic growth.  The longer runway has […]

by · February 19, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Nonprofit Organizations to Attend Fundraising Training

Nonprofit Organizations to Attend Fundraising Training

The Seward Community Foundation invites local Seward and Moose Pass nonprofits to attend a video class presented by the Foraker Group on Thursday, February 20th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the Seward Community Library & Museum Conference Room. The topic  is Making the “Ask” and Stewardship.  This fund development class will help your organization learn techniques of fundraising.  SCF is pleased to […]

by · February 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Glacier Family Medicine Clinic will offer additional appointment slots during transition.

Glacier Family Medicine Clinic will offer additional appointment slots during transition.

Glacier Family Medicine Clinic will offer additional appointment slots beginning Monday Feb 17th-Friday Feb 28th to help ease the burden on those requiring health care while the transition from Providence Seward Family Practice Clinic to the new Seward Community Health Center is being undertaken and the  Providence outpatient clinic will be closed. The GFMC staff will endeavor to do their absolute best to […]

by · February 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Alaska SBDC – Feb. 21, 2014 / 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – AVTEC First Lake Facility – 809 2nd Avenue

On Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bryan Zak will present our workshop, “How To Write A Business Plan” at the AVTEC First Facility 2nd Floor Conference Room.   Learn methods for establishing financial projections, as well as creating and evaluating financial ratios that will help you measure your successes and also be an effective tool to […]

by · February 12, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Alaska SBDC – Feb. 20, 2014 /1 to 3 p.m. AVTEC First Lake Facility 809 2nd Avenue -

Our FREE 2 hour, “Starting a Business” workshop on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014  at  the AVTEC First Lake Facility, 2nd floor Conference Room from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  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 · February 12, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Spring Breakup Festival – A Call Out to Seward Businesses

The annual Spring Breakup Festival is rapidly approaching.  This years event will be March 14, 15, & 16. There will be a pub crawl, and other activities that may include a back country chef challenge, hot wing challenge, pirate costume contest, Wii Bowling competition, and much more.  (Note: not all activities including the for-mentioned have not been completely finalized and […]

by · February 6, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward Properties is Hiring

Part Time Property Management Job with Long Term Career Possibilities in Seward Busy property management/ real estate business opening up new office in downtown Seward. 4th year of business and growing every year.  Customer service is our #1 priority and we take pride in friendly service. Customer service and business background a bonus though a candidate with the right attitude […]

by · January 31, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward Ship’s Drydock negotiates sale

Seward Ship’s Drydock negotiates sale

SEWARD, Alaska - Jim Pruitt, the owner of Seward Ship’s Drydock at Seward Marine Industrial Center, (SMIC),  has signed a “letter of intent” to sell the assets of the shipyard company to Vigor Industrial. Vigor, a Seattle-based firm with shipyards in Washington, Oregon and Alaska works with the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard  on large ships that ply the Pacific Northwest, the […]

by · January 31, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Seward Chamber of Commerce presents awards

Seward Chamber of Commerce presents awards

From the Seward Chamber of Commerce – The dinner Community Awards presentations at Chinook’s Saturday evening was just a heck of a lot of fun.  Can’t wait to see what we might ‘cook up’ for next year! Maya Moriarty received the Person of the Year award, Joe Tougas of Catalyst Marine Engineering  was the designated Business Person of the Year, and […]

by · January 28, 2014 · 1 comment ·
DEC Issues Notice of Violation

DEC Issues Notice of Violation

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s air and water quality divisions have issued a joint Notice of Violation (NOV) to the City of Seward over violations of water and air State statutes and regulations at the Lowell Point Wastewater Treatment Facility, also known as the Seward Lagoon. The passive wastewater lagoon, which takes human waste […]

by · January 27, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Seward Community Foundation to offer more

Seward Community Foundation to offer more

Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – The Seward Community Foundation will give $85,175 to nonprofit organizations to help them accomplish well-defined projects deemed to have the greatest impact on people in the Seward/Moose Pass communities. Grants are awarded in areas such as health care, education, human services, arts and culture, youth, and community development. The total available for the […]

by · January 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·
State agency investigates open burn of Small Boat Harbor dock

State agency investigates open burn of Small Boat Harbor dock

Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s Division of Air Quality is investigating what occurred during an open burn when Orion Marine Services Contractors LLC (DBA West Construction)  burned the old Small Boat Harbor D-float dock and other materials on behalf of the City of Seward without a black-smoke burn permit. The burn, which took […]

by · January 17, 2014 · 9 comments ·
Dramatic movie soon to be filmed in Seward

Dramatic movie soon to be filmed in Seward

SEWARD, Alaska – Heidi Zemach for SCN – Yellowbrick Films, an independent film company with four other successful movies to its name, has selected Seward as its top choice for filming its latest production. It’s called Sugar Mountain, and will be a drama thriller in the vein of Fargo or A Simple Plan, said Director Richard Gray, speaking from Los […]

by · January 14, 2014 · 1 comment ·
AVTEC students settle into new dorm

AVTEC students settle into new dorm

Heidi Zemach for SCN Three hundred and seven students from across Alaska have moved to Seward for a while and have begun attending the second semester offering of classes at AVTEC – Alaska’s Institute of Technology. After Orientation on January 5th,  their classes began January 6th. Those students who aren’t here already will be arriving by the end of the […]

by · January 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Rasmuson Foundation Announces Sabbaticals

Rasmuson Foundation Announces Sabbaticals

  Anchorage -  Seven Alaska nonprofit leaders have been selected for the 2014 Rasmuson Foundation Sabbatical Program. The recipients come from five communities across the state and include professionals in arts, community development, health and social services. They are: Kristin Carpenter, Copper River Watershed Project, Cordova Nancy DeCherney, Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, Juneau Barbara Dubovich, Camp Fire Alaska, Anchorage Brian Green, Christian Health Associates, Anchorage […]

by · January 7, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Wilderness First Responder Classes in Seward : April 2014

Kayak Adventures will again be sponsoring a WFR class and a WFR RECERT class in April this year.  Please be in touch any time with questions, or to reserve a space in the class!! Contact Wendy at fun@kayakAK.com or 406.980.0762. Wilderness First Responder When :  April 19 – 27, 2014 Where :  Windsong Lodge, Seward AK Cost :  $625 More […]

by · January 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Glacier Family Medicine Expanding Services

Glacier Family Medicine Expanding Services

Glacier Family Medicine Clinic is pleased and excited to announce that Susan Porter will be joining the team at Glacier Family to perform ultrasounds and also take x-rays. Susan has over 30 years of experience as a radiological/ultrasound technican and has lived in Seward for the past 22 years.  She was first employed by Seward General Hospital for her first 5 years in […]

by · December 23, 2013 · 0 comments ·
Holland America helps fund the Ocean Sciences Club

Holland America helps fund the Ocean Sciences Club

Jillian Chapman is happy to accept a grant check from Holland America to help fund its Ocean Science Club.  This is an after school program open to Seward middle and high school students. The Club meets for an hour and a half every week.  If focuses on science and real data with a hands-on approach, sometimes working with the researchers.

by · December 13, 2013 · 1 comment ·

Charges dropped against local fisherman

A misdemeanor charge filed against Andrew Mezirow, 49, of Seward, of unlawfully retaining big skate as bycatch after the cutoff date, has been dropped. To learn more, visit Alaska Fisheries reporter Wesley Loy’s blog, the Brig: http://deckboss-thebrig.blogspot.com/2013/12/case-dismissed-against-seward-fisherman.html

by · December 9, 2013 · 0 comments ·
City asked to jump start Community Health Clinic

City asked to jump start Community Health Clinic

HEIDI ZEMACH for Seward City  News – The Seward City Council held a work-session Monday evening to learn exactly what will be needed from them to prepare for establishing a Federally-Qualified Community Health Clinic, which is required to open its doors inside the Seward Providence Hospital building by February 28th.  Seward Community Health Clinic Board has hired an interim executive […]

by · November 27, 2013 · 2 comments ·
Rasmuson Foundation Announces $9.7 Million in Awards and Projects

Rasmuson Foundation Announces $9.7 Million in Awards and Projects

Anchorage -  Rasmuson Foundation’s board of directors met last week and made $9.7 million in awards to support nonprofit activities and continue Foundation initiatives aimed at strengthening the nonprofit sector and Alaska communities. The projects receiving funding were (organized by region):    Anchorage Affinityfilms, Inc., will advance the production and editing of ‘Backing Out of Time’, a documentary about those caring […]

by · November 27, 2013 · 0 comments ·
Forest Service makes firewood available

Forest Service makes firewood available

SEWARD, Alaska  -  by Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – The sawdust flew thick and fast as people with chainsaws furiously cut and removed free “personal-use” firewood  from a staging area near the Chugach National Forest Seward Ranger District office at Crown Point. The forest service made an estimated 150-200 cords of green wood available on Thursday, October 24th, 2013 from trees that […]

by · October 31, 2013 · 2 comments ·
Burn the right fuel correctly

Burn the right fuel correctly

Some Seward residents have been turning to coal because of its availability and cheaper cost when compared to wood, and certainly to the costs of fuel oil and electricity these days. There has been some debate at the Seward City Council level, and on Seward City News recently about residents complaining about its smell, health effects, and about how to […]

by · October 28, 2013 · 7 comments ·
McDonald runs for council, lagoon suggestions, harbor concerns

McDonald runs for council, lagoon suggestions, harbor concerns

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – At Monday’s October 14 Council Meeting the City Council made arrangements for the clerk to put out a call for qualified candidates to apply to fill the remainder of mayor-elect Jean Bardarson’s council seat, which ends in October of 2014. That person would be chosen by a paper ballot, and/or voice-vote, and approved by […]

by · October 16, 2013 · 1 comment ·
Rasmuson Foundation Welcomes New Staff

Rasmuson Foundation Welcomes New Staff

Anchorage -  Rasmuson Foundation announces the addition of three new staff members and welcomes a new intern. Emily Bass has returned to Rasmuson Foundation as a program assistant. Bass interned with the Foundation in 2011 – 2012 and now joins the staff to focus on Recover Alaska, a statewide collaboration to reduce the negative impacts of alcohol. Bass brings 25 years of experience […]

by · October 15, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·

Opportunity To Serve!

There are open seats on the Seward Bear Creek Flood Board. You can be in the city limits of Seward or out of the city limits to serve. The board meets twice a month and works on plans to mitigate flood problems. This is a great way to serve and learn a lot about all that goes into working with […]

by · October 2, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·