Dredge creates access to seafood plant

March 25, 2014 8:33 pm0 comments
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

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Board Advises Crane for Harbor

March 20, 2014 4:05 pm1 comment
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 engineering firm Moffatt and Nichol would cost about 30,000 dollars. A complete project from design through installation would cost about 300,000 dollars. City of Seward could save money by using city workers and equipment for installation. Users would pay to […]

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Borough Assembly Report

March 19, 2014 7:56 am0 comments

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.  If you are hearing our meetings on the radio and it seems that we don’t discuss much or ask many questions, it is because of our committee structure.  One interesting item from the Policies and Procedures meeting was the report […]

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New D-float Almost Ready

March 18, 2014 7:36 pm0 comments
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, but final details remain. The City of Seward engaged Orion to replace tired, 50-year old, wooden D-float. After building a new float and barging it here from Puget Sound, Orion began tearing out old D-float in September of 2013. R […]

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Council hears finance woes, upbeat medical news

March 11, 2014 6:25 pm0 comments
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 met four of the other Anchorage-based attorneys from the firm of longtime city attorney Cheryl Brooking, who is leaving the city’s employ. Brooking’s annual council review took place recently, in executive session. Eric E Wohlforth, the senior attorney and founding […]

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Begich Urges Parnell to Use Federal Funds to Fix Seward Runway

February 19, 2014 9:00 am1 comment
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 not been fully usable since floods last fall undermined the underlying soil, preventing heavier aircraft from landing safely. “The state is considering several options including the removal of the longer runway or repairs that don’t bring the runway up to […]

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Nonprofit Organizations to Attend Fundraising Training

February 17, 2014 8:54 pm0 comments
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 pick up the cost of attendance for qualified nonprofits. You will need to register on Foraker’s website at www.forakergroup.org.              

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Seward Chamber of Commerce presents awards

January 28, 2014 10:34 am1 comment
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 Woody’s Thai Kitchen received the Business Site Improvement award.  Marie Fletcher, The Liberty Theater, received a plaque in appreciation of doing business in Seward for over 50 years; while Hugh and Iris Darling’s plaque read “Brown & Hawkins, over 100 […]

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PTA Membership Meeting Tuesday January 28

January 24, 2014 8:08 am0 comments

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 Bylaws and how they will relate to the PTA. –And of course, reports from the three principals and committee chairs regarding ongoing activities at all three schools. Hope to see you there!

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Holland America helps fund the Ocean Sciences Club

December 13, 2013 2:21 pm1 comment
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.

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Governor nixes Medicaid expansion

November 15, 2013 1:58 pm6 comments
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 the Affordable Care Act, dubbed “Obamacare,” are failing too. He asked whether the states can afford to trust that the federal government would not “cut and run” from its promise to pay for it. The expansion would benefit between 26,000 […]

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Halibut Meeting with IPHC Executive Director in Seward

September 6, 2013 1:13 pmComments Off

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.

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Mayor Mike Navarre in Seward Today

August 28, 2013 9:59 amComments Off

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 that affect the Seward and Bear Creek communities, and always looks forward to hearing ideas and solutions. Please call Michele Aranguiz at 907-714-2150 to reserve a time slot to talk with Mayor Navarre or Stormy Brown.

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Mayor Navarre’s Visit Tomorrow

August 27, 2013 11:31 amComments Off

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 that affect the Seward and Bear Creek communities, and always looks forward to hearing ideas and solutions. Please call Michele Aranguiz at 907-714-2150 to reserve a time slot to talk with Mayor Navarre or Stormy Brown.

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Seward Silver Salmon Derby final standings

August 21, 2013 10:08 amComments Off
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 turned in during the Seward Silver Salmon Derby. His 21.25 lb Silver salmon took first place in the derby earning him $10,000! 2013’s numbers reflect not only more visitors but bigger fish than the last 2 years. A whopping 21,000 […]

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Cruise Ship Delayed Till Tuesday

August 9, 2013 6:47 pmComments Off
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 power to the motor will take several days, according to Celebrity Cruises. Passengers arriving in Seward to board the ship were alerted to the issue late afternoon and were invited to stay the night on the ship before deciding whether to stay […]

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2013 Seward Halibut Tournament

July 8, 2013 9:46 amComments Off
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 the charter Tia Rose landed what looked to be a sure winner with a 204.2 pound halibut. In a dramatic  turn of events just a day before the end of the event  Angler David Law Fished with  Captain Andy Mezirow on […]

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Hope Community Resources Inc. Now Hiring in Seward !

June 25, 2013 7:58 amComments Off

  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 the accounts payable functions.  More information regarding Hope’s mission and corporate culture is available at www.hopealaska.org. PLEASE APPLY ONLINE: https://forms.hopealaska.org/forms/employmentApp/employmentApp.cfm   Seward: Individual Support Specialist   This position involves supporting and assisting individuals who experience developmental and physical disabilities with […]

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Employment Opportunity at AVTEC

June 19, 2013 9:53 pmComments Off

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. Duties and Responsibilities: Instructs students in job readiness classes including resume writing, interview skills, job search skills, and employment plans. Modifies and prepares curriculum changes on an on-going basis.  Meets individually with students to assist in job search. Meets with […]

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

May 24, 2013 1:00 pmComments Off

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 receive this prestigious accolade, which honors hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments consistently achieving outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, a business must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out […]

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