Economics

Hubbard Trial Goes to Jury, More Charges Dismissed

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Shortly before 4:00 pm on Tuesday the 15, the case of State of Alaska v. James T. Hubbard and Rhonda K. Anderson-Hubbard went to jury. Judge Anna M. Moran read aloud to the jury each count against the Hubbards. She gave them their final instructions and sent them to deliberate amongst themselves as to […]

by · April 15, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Maritime Industry Well Represented at Job Fair

Maritime Industry Well Represented at Job Fair

By Rick Smeriglio for Seward City News – Between 100 and 200 persons, mainly students, attended the annual job fair hosted by Alaska Vocational Technical Center in Seward on Monday, April 7. At least six maritime employers handed out applications and company information. Several said they had hired from AVTEC programs in the past. Riki Clark, crewing administrator for Crowley […]

by · April 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Port and Commerce Advisory Board Meets, Hears Input, Expresses Frustration

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – City of Seward Port and Commerce Advisory Board met in council chambers for a work session on April 2. After hearing reports from Alaska Railroad and Seward Harbormaster, PACAB heard input about increases in a passenger fees that city of Seward collects and deposits into the Harbor Enterprise Fund. Passenger vessels that use city […]

by · April 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Kenai Fjords Tours Adds to Fleet

Kenai Fjords Tours Adds to Fleet

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Local marine tour operator, Kenai Fjords Tours last week greeted the arrival of its newest vessel, M/V Callisto Voyager in the Seward small boat harbor. The shiny new catamaran brings to 10 the number of large, tour vessels operated by KFT out of Seward. Callisto joins its sister ships, Aialik and Orca in the voyager […]

by · April 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Dredge creates access to seafood plant

Dredge creates access to seafood plant

Work began yesterday to dredge the access in front of Resurrection Bay Seafoods on Lowell Point Road. During the  2013 flood, Lowell Creek deposited enough gravel and silt to make fishing boat deliveries to the seafood plant difficult. Submitted by Carol Griswold

by · March 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Board Advises Crane for Harbor

Board Advises Crane for Harbor

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – At its meeting on March 19, Port and Commerce Advisory Board unanimously passed a resolution that city of Seward fund the design of an 8-ton, stationary crane at the end of I-dock in the small boat harbor. PACAB recommend that funds come from the raw-fish tax collected from commercial fishers. A design by the […]

by · March 20, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Borough Assembly Report

18 March 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure – March is one of four months each year that the Assembly meets only one time, rather than two.  Our committee meetings (which are open to the public) began at 3 PM, during which we may ask questions of the administration or sponsors of legislation, prior to the regular meeting.  […]

by · March 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·
New D-float Almost Ready

New D-float Almost Ready

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – After laboring all fall and winter, Orion Marine Contractors Inc. has nearly completed a spanking-new floating dock in Seward’s small boat harbor. Workers didn’t even take a break for St. Patrick’s Day. With a scheduled completion date April 15 bearing down hard, they couldn’t afford to. Orion finished the heavy lifting a while ago, […]

by · March 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Council hears finance woes, upbeat medical news

Council hears finance woes, upbeat medical news

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – The Seward City Council’s regular Monday meeting March 10th, was interesting in that we heard about the difficult working conditions in which the city finance department finds itself, without working software and lacking experienced staff. We also learned more about the latest finances of Providence Seward Medical & Care Center, and briefly […]

by · March 11, 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 ·
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 ·

PTA Membership Meeting Tuesday January 28

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday January 28th at 6:30 for the PTA monthly membership meeting in the High School Library. Items to be discussed will be: – Investing funds in the Seward Community Foundation –PTA High School representation at the legislative Fly In during the legislative session in Juneau which is held in February. – Discussion of the Site Council […]

by · January 24, 2014 · 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 ·
Governor nixes Medicaid expansion

Governor nixes Medicaid expansion

Governor Sean Parnell announced that Alaska will not participate in Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. He held a news conference today (Friday November 15th ) and called the longtime federal program “a failed experiment.” The Medicaid program was “broken and unsustainable,” he said. The governor also called Medicaid one of Alaska’s costliest programs, and said many parts of […]

by · November 15, 2013 · 8 comments ·

Halibut Meeting with IPHC Executive Director in Seward

Halibut Meeting with IPHC Executive Director in Seward The Executive Director of the International Pacific Halibut Commission, Bruce Leaman, will be hosting an open forum meeting in Seward on Saturday, September 14th at the Seward Community Library at 12pm. The meeting is open to the public. Any person with questions or feedback regarding the halibut resource is strongly encouraged to attend.

by · September 6, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·

Mayor Mike Navarre in Seward Today

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre will be visiting Seward on Wednesday, August 28, with KPB Human Resources Director Stormy Brown. He will be available for informal discussion and questions with community members from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Seward Annex, in the Seaview Plaza, 302 Railway Avenue, Suite 122. Mayor Navarre welcomes input and discussion on issues […]

by · August 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·

Mayor Navarre’s Visit Tomorrow

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre will be visiting Seward on Wednesday, August 28, with KPB Human Resources Director Stormy Brown. He will be available for informal discussion and questions with community members from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Seward Annex, in the Seaview Plaza, 302 Railway Avenue, Suite 122. Mayor Navarre welcomes input and discussion on issues […]

by · August 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Seward Silver Salmon Derby final standings

Seward Silver Salmon Derby final standings

Seward Chamber of Commerce Press Release As the Seward Silver Salmon Derby came to an end on Sunday August 18th, eager anglers  gathered at the Breeze Inn Lobby for the 58th Annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby Awards. Rich Taro from Anchorage, AK was fishing on the Florette C when he reeled up the 3rd largest fish to be recorded and […]

by · August 21, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Cruise Ship Delayed Till Tuesday

Cruise Ship Delayed Till Tuesday

The Celebrity Millenium, which was to have taken off Friday, will remain in port in Seward until Tuesday due to engine trouble. It has 2,038 passengers on board and  1,364 crew members. The ship arrived four hours later than scheduled Friday morning after experiencing an electrical problem with one of the ship’s two propulsion motors, discovered while at sea yesterday.  The intricate repairs required to restore […]

by · August 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
2013 Seward Halibut Tournament

2013 Seward Halibut Tournament

2013 Seward Halibut Tournament Official Press Release Talk about a dramatic show down at the end of the month long, the 2013 Seward Halibut Tournament! From June 20 – 26 the lead was held by angler Kristine Jordahl Fishing on the Cisco Kid and on June 27th just days before the tournament’s end Angler James Boyer Fished with Captain Chris from […]

by · July 8, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·

Hope Community Resources Inc. Now Hiring in Seward !

  Hope Community Resources, Inc. [Hope] is a private, non-profit agency that provides services to people who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities. Through in-home supports and community activities, people supported by Hope have the opportunity to live a full life in the community of their choice.  The Accounting Specialist position indirectly interacts with the people choosing Hope’s supports by fulfilling […]

by · June 25, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·

Employment Opportunity at AVTEC

AVTEC Placement Specialist This position is responsible in assisting every AVTEC student to become employed in a training related field upon successful completion of their vocational program. This is a seasonal position that works fulltime mid-August thru June and some part time days over the summer. Work shift includes some early evenings. Frequent travel to rural Alaskan communities is expected. […]

by · June 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·

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

The world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor, has 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 for 2013, CIRI Alaska Tourism celebrates the announcement of Resurrection Roadhouse being granted this recognition. Only 10 percent of worldwide businesses listed on TripAdvisor […]

by · May 24, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·

Darrell Deeter Memorial Scholarship Fund

AVTEC’s Darrell Deeter Memorial Scholarship Fund (DDMSF) will be coming to a close on May 31 so the money can be put to work.  Before that happens, anyone wishing to contribute can do so by following the links below. Contribute using paypal, debit or credit https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/5MRd8 If on facebook please join this group, like it and invite your friends. https://www.facebook.com/groups/deeterscholarship/ […]

by · May 21, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·

Town Hall Meeting with Representative Mike Chenault, Saturday, March 23

Seward Town Hall Meeting Saturday, March 23rd 4 pm – 6 pm Representative Mike Chenault Speaker of the House Please join in the discussion at a town hall meeting with your local state representative on Saturday, March 23rd, from 4 pm to 6 pm at the Seward Library Museum located at 239 6th Ave. If you have questions call the […]

by · March 21, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Alaska’s Sheffield advocates natural gas instate pipeline

Alaska’s Sheffield advocates natural gas instate pipeline

Heidi Zemach for Seward City News Former Alaska Governor Bill Sheffield has been traveling across South Central speaking persuasively in support of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation’s proposed 737-mile “bullet” pipeline that would carry natural gas from the North Slope to Point MacKenzie.  It would have multiple take-off points in cities and communities along the way. Sheffield was the featured […]

by · March 21, 2013 · 3 comments ·
Seward freight boom to help save ARRC

Seward freight boom to help save ARRC

  The Alaska Railroad Corporation is looking to Seward, and the booming freight market it hopes to take advantage of here as a way to help overcome losses in other areas, such as losses from its formerly lucrative coal and petroleum customers. Freight revenue at the Seward railroad dock has increased 142 percent since 2008, bringing in $1.248 million last […]

by · March 13, 2013 · 2 comments ·