Economics

Sip and Paint Comes to Moose Pass

Sip and Paint Comes to Moose Pass

As Paint this Town Alaska continues to provide a fun and creative outlet for our socialites in Alaska, they now venture to Moose Pass for the 1st ever Sip & Paint event. This “Last Friday” themed art session will provide those in Cooper Landing and Moose Pass the opportunity to join in on the festivities. These events are an ideal […]

February 6, 2016 ·

Seasoned Firewood At A Great Price

Until March 30th cords of wood will be available. It is 2 years old and is made up of birch and spruce. It is split and cut for wood stoves; and is $200.00 cash a cord. Please call Levi if you would like to make arrangements for a delivery. It is beautiful firewood to quote my husband. Levi’s number is: […]

January 28, 2016 ·
Murkowski Secures Official Name Change of Alaska Pollock

Murkowski Secures Official Name Change of Alaska Pollock

Change Will Protect Both Fisheries and Consumers  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration updated its list of acceptable market names for seafood as a direct result of Senator Murkowski’s successful efforts to include a provision in the year-end budget bill to allow only pollock caught in Alaskan waters to be marketed as “Alaska Pollock”. This change […]

January 21, 2016 ·
Alaskan Lands for Alaskans – Seward Rotary gets Proactive

Alaskan Lands for Alaskans – Seward Rotary gets Proactive

By Brandii Holmdahl, Borough Assembly Representative – Over the course of the next few years, the Seward area will be impacted by the transfer of over 1000 acres, mostly in the Bear Lake area, from State to Borough ownership. The borough will be tasked with classifying this land according to municipal ordinance. This acreage encompasses several expanses of land suitable to residential housing developments or commercial activities. Public comment […]

January 21, 2016 ·
Murkowski Continues Fight Against Frankenfish, Moves to Block FDA Commissioner Nominee

Murkowski Continues Fight Against Frankenfish, Moves to Block FDA Commissioner Nominee

Senator: “Voluntary Labelling of GE Salmon is Not Adequate”  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) continued her fight against genetically engineered (GE) salmon by announcing in the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee that she would block confirmation proceedings of the nominee to be FDA Commissioner, Dr. Robert Califf, on the Senate floor if her concerns […]

January 13, 2016 ·
Part Two: Alaskan Lands for Alaskans – the Kenai Peninsula

Part Two: Alaskan Lands for Alaskans – the Kenai Peninsula

By Brandii Holmdahl,  KP Borough Assembly Representative – ** This is the second of a three-part story discussing the history and future impact of land entitlements to the Seward community. Part 1 is HERE. For  two years the Kenai Peninsula borough has been working to secure the remaining 44,000 acres of municipal entitlement land granted under the state constitution, formation of incorporated boroughs. Resolution […]

January 13, 2016 ·
Holland America assists nonprofits in Seward

Holland America assists nonprofits in Seward

By Dot Bardarson – Holland America is proud to assist non-profit organizations in pursuing their programs in Seward.  Grant applications are reviewed twice year with deadlines mid-March and mid-August. Two of the grants that were awarded in December are shown here with Patrick Linton for the Seward Community Health Clinic and Dana Paperman accepting a check from Holland America for […]

January 6, 2016 ·
Last days for Book Sponsors

Last days for Book Sponsors

Sewardites, you are known for being last minute responders, here are the last two days to sponsor a new book for the children, youth and young adult readers in the library! The Wish Tree is up until Thursday January 7th, and the library is open until 8pm. If you have been wanting to stop in after work, Thursday is your […]

January 6, 2016 ·
Who Owns Alaska?

Who Owns Alaska?

By Brandii Holmdahl – Communities of the Eastern Peninsula are going to be impacted by land decisions that have been generations in the making. Current land ownership in Alaska has been impacted by three major events in history. The first occurred on October 18, 1867, when Russia sold the Alaska Territory to the United States. From 1867 until 1959 the […]

January 4, 2016 ·
Seward City Hall in which the Superior Court Trial took place December 7-11. Heidi Zemach photo.

Costly Seward felony trial of Somali immigrant reduced to time served

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The State of Alaska held a week-long Superior Court trial in Seward stemming from a drunken fight over a missing cellphone that occurred primarily between two seafood processing workers who were rooming together at a Lowell Point bunk house. The dispute occurred in late June between two workers, one from East Sudan, the other from […]

December 21, 2015 ·
ADEC’s coal permit revision out for public review

ADEC’s coal permit revision out for public review

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is taking public comment on its revised permit–one that allows Aurora Services LLC to continue incidentally releasing coal into Resurrection Bay while loading ships from the Seward coal conveyor belt and ship loader. Aurora manages the Seward storage transfer facility for Usibelli Coal and the Alaska Railroad Corporation. The […]

December 13, 2015 ·
Alaska Governor Bill Walker

New Sustainable Alaska Plan

By Governor Bill Walker & Lt. Governor Byron Mallott – Dear Alaskan, Between the time we filed to run for office and the day we were sworn in, oil prices dropped in half, taking with it most of our state’s revenue. When your income falls in half, you have to take stock of your spending. Working with lawmakers, we cut […]

December 10, 2015 ·

How to Avoid Building up Debt This Christmas

Submitted by Sally Leader – Last week the Seward Angel Tree program kicked off, a program which provides gifts, food, and other essentials to children and families in need in the Seward City area.  Last year this program supported 60 families, and it is hoped that even more families in need of additional support can be reached this year. Alaska is a relatively […]

December 7, 2015 ·
Op-ed: Crane Purchase and Placement deserves Funding Priority in Seward’s Harbor

Op-ed: Crane Purchase and Placement deserves Funding Priority in Seward’s Harbor

Op-ed by Rhonda Hubbard – Mariners and harbor users have spoken for over a decade regarding the need for a working crane in Seward’s Small Boat Harbor. Seward is among Alaska’s top 5 fishing ports in value and volume and among the top 20 in the U.S. Yet unlike other major ports in Alaska, it has no independent working crane […]

December 3, 2015 ·
State Senator Peter Micciche at a Seward Chamber of Commerce luncheon November 2015. Photo by R Smeriglio

Senator Micciche Addresses Alaska’s Budget Problem

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — State of Alaska’s fiscal woes and what to do about them will continue to occupy a place at center stage in the Legislature according to Senator Peter Micciche – District O (including Seward, Soldotna, Kenai and northern Kenai Peninsula). At last week’s Seward Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Senator Micciche gave a brief outline of […]

November 25, 2015 ·
New cleaning service moves to  Seward

New cleaning service moves to Seward

New to the Seward area, Stephanie who goes by “Stevie” and Phil Bassignani moved from Bristol Bay. The two have opened up a cleaning service called Pristine Clean and they hope to cater to the residents and businesses of Seward. Stevie, who grew up with a family cleaning business and several cleaning contracts in the Naknek/King Salmon area is excited to utilize […]

November 9, 2015 ·

ATIA Announces Tourism Scholarship Opportunities

ANCHORAGE – The Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA), the state’s leading tourism membership organization, is encouraging all Alaska students interested in pursuing education related to the tourism industry to apply for one of its scholarship opportunities through the ATIA Foundation. The ATIA Foundation scholarship deadline is January 31, 2016. “ATIA members are dedicated to encouraging local hire within Alaska’s growing […]

November 9, 2015 ·
Seward Fisheries 14-ton crane at dockside. Photo by R. Smeriglio.

Port and Commerce Advisory Board Continues Push for Harbor Infrastructure

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — At its regular monthly meeting this November, Seward PACAB once again formally recommended a public-use crane in the small boat harbor. Additionally, the Board passed a resolution recommending about $12.3 million in various harbor improvements including a 5-ton crane. The Board seemed to reach consensus that the crane proposal had strong support and that […]

November 8, 2015 ·

Links to the Marijuana Control Board Hearing and to the Proposed regulations on Marijuana

Submitted by the Clerk’s Office, City of Seward – Alaska Legislative TV – currently running the Marijuana Control Board Hearings http://akleg.gov/includes/_player.php?live=MSC2-20151015-0900&time=1444929890 Regulations being proposed by the Marijuana Control Board https://aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/Notices/View.aspx?id=178479 Seward LIO time slot for the Marijuana Control Board Hearing on regulations is from 1pm to 1:30PM, Friday, October 16.   Seward Legislative Information Office PO Box 1769 Seward, AK 99664 […]

October 15, 2015 ·
AVTEC students Alex Pahno and Brett ___ with their solar demonstration project. Heidi Zemach photo.

Seward energy fair showcases the proven and the possible

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The second Seward Energy Forum and Fair drew a wealth of exhibitors, presenters, school students, and interested local residents to AVTEC, Alaska Institute of Technology Student Services’ Center on Friday Oct 9th  and Saturday Oct 10th. Many of the speakers, exhibiting agencies, and attendees were experts in the cutting edge of alternative energy technologies, or […]

October 15, 2015 ·
Seward Fish and Game Advisory Committee Meets October 15th

Seward Fish and Game Advisory Committee Meets October 15th

The Seward Fish & Game Advisory Committee will meet in Seward on Thursday, October 15th at 7 pm at the Seward City hall. Agenda will include BOF statewide proposals, discussion of waterfowl emergency regulations, potential attendance at upcoming Board meetings, and any other items that may properly come before the committee. For more information contact Jim McCracken at 362-3701. Meetings […]

October 7, 2015 ·

Election Day and Budget Work Sessions

From the City Clerk: ELECTION: Reminder that TOMORROW is Election Day for the City of Seward and Kenai Peninsula Borough.  Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.  Bring a form of identification to the polling site.  Please come exercise your right to vote!   Seward/Lowell Point Polling Site:  KM Rae Building, 125 Third Avenue Bear Creek […]

October 5, 2015 ·
Kenn Carpenter

Vote for Kenn Carpenter on October 6

Hello my name is Kenn Carpenter.  I am seeking your vote October 6, 2015 to be a voice for “Seward, Moose Pass, Hope, Cooper Landing and the north end of Sterling.” Raised in Eagle River, Alaska and been a resident 30+ years. Residing in Seward since 2006. Married to Linda Carpenter for 22 years, father of four children, grandfather of […]

October 2, 2015 ·
Groups Ask State for Money: Senator Highlights Fiscal Gap

Groups Ask State for Money: Senator Highlights Fiscal Gap

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — The State of Alaska currently spends $2.7 billion more than it takes into its unrestricted general accounts. Nonetheless, the unincorporated community of Moose Pass and the Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area have requested funds from the State for capital improvements. Statewide, many others have as well. At a meeting in Moose Pass last Saturday, […]

October 2, 2015 ·
City of Seward Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

City of Seward Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

To see the city’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for 2014, see this link to their web site: http://www.cityofseward.us/DocumentCenter/View/2445

September 29, 2015 ·
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5 Reasons You Need a Home Stager in a Slow Market

5 Reasons You Need a Home Stager in a Slow Market If you’re preparing to put your home on the market, there are a number of reasons that you can benefit from enlisting the services of a professional home stager. Here are the top 5 reasons: 1) To make your home stand out in a flooded marketplace In a slow real estate […]

September 20, 2015 ·