Category: Economics

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.   […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]