Health

Expensive Medevac flight in store if hurt in Seward

Expensive Medevac flight in store if hurt in Seward

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Unlike other more rural, isolated parts of Alaska, Seward has a pretty decent road system heading to cities like Anchorage. But if you’re hurt in Seward, and need to be taken to Anchorage hospitals, or those with a higher level of emergency medical assistance, you’ll probably be flown there at great expense, when simply a […]

March 23, 2015 ·
Healthy Nontoxic Pet Foods

Healthy Nontoxic Pet Foods

In recent years, thousands of pets were sickened and died from the food they ate. Many more thousands have suffered needlessly from disease and difficulties that may have been avoided. New book by Marie Wagner identifies some of the most common potentially harmful ingredients in commercial pet foods and gives simple healthy recipes for foods, snacks and treats that are […]

March 22, 2015 ·
Finances at hospital and assisted living center gradually improving

Finances at hospital and assisted living center gradually improving

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Providence Seward Medical & Care Center ended FY 2014 with revenues of $17.8 million, a net income of $2.41 million, but $1.6 million in bad debt due to its charity care cases, said PSMCC’s director Joe Fong.  He presented the annual year-end financial report for the hospital/care center facilities and Seward Mountain Haven, a long-term […]

March 18, 2015 ·
Notes on the door of the Seward Public Health Center  informs residents it is closed and to call 907 335-3400 to schedule an appointment. Heidi Zemach photo.

What losing Seward’s Public Health Center may mean

By Heidi Zemach for SCN –  The State Division of Health and Social Services has decided to close the Seward Public Health Nurse’s office as part of state budget reductions due to the $3.5 million budget shortfall. But limited public health services by a visiting public health nurse from Kenai or Soldotna will continue to be provided monthly or bi-monthly, […]

March 12, 2015 ·

Free Backcountry Safety Classes

  Contact: Andy Romano North America Outdoor Institute andy@naoiak.org – 907-376-2898   Debra McGhan FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Alaska Avalanche Information Center dmcghan@alaskasnow.org – 907-982-0332   www.naoiak.org www.alaskasnow.org   BACKCOUNTRY SAFETY AWARENESS Be prepared for your Alaskan Adventures   It generally happens in the blink of an eye, the unexpected occurs and suddenly your great outdoor adventure has the potential to turn […]

March 6, 2015 ·
Personal Use and Possession of Marijuana – Stay Safe Alaska

Personal Use and Possession of Marijuana – Stay Safe Alaska

 From the Office of Governor Bill Walker – Beginning Tuesday, February 24, 2015, people age 21 and over can legally possess, outside of their homes, up to an ounce of marijuana and can grow up to six plants in their home (with up to three being mature, flowering plants). Adults may also give up to an ounce of marijuana and up to six […]

February 25, 2015 ·
Fresh fruits and vegetables to make the smoothies with are the key. Heidi Zemach photo

Smoothie Kickoff Event

Heidi Zemach for Seward City News Seward Middle School hosted a festive, well-orchestrated afternoon event Tuesday evening welcoming Capital Brands, a national blender manufacturer that will help the school provide nutritious smoothies to 39 students in Angie Hammer’s third-grade P.E. class every morning for the next three months. The middle school was one of six schools nationwide to win a […]

February 22, 2015 ·
KPBSD School Board Representative Dan Castimore with Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones discuss the pool budget at Seward meeting Tuesday. Heidi Zemach photo.

Strong Show of Support For Pool

  Fans of the Seward High pool watch one another as they testify at the pool budget hearing Tuesday. Heidi Zemach photo By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Swimmers and pool users of all ages gave a strong show of support for the Seward High School pool at a public meeting at the high school Tuesday, as Kenai Peninsula Borough […]

February 20, 2015 ·

IDITAROW 2015 …..come join the fun!

IDITAROW is BACK!!!!!!! This year (2015) marks the 9th Iditarow!  The event is being hosted this year by 5th Ave Fitness at 231 5th Ave here is Seward, Alaska (Thank you 5th Ave fitness!!!). This a great way to get together with some friends (both old and new), co-workers or family for a few days of team work, fun and […]

February 15, 2015 ·
KPBSD and other agencies worry about state budget deficit impacts

KPBSD and other agencies worry about state budget deficit impacts

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – No matter where I go these days, the Seward Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Seward City Council Meeting, Legislative Information Office, or even the grocery store, people are talking about the state’s multibillion dollar budget deficit reductions, and their ramifications for the Seward area. Kenai Peninsula School District Interim Superintendent Sean Dusek was the Seward […]

February 11, 2015 ·
“Backing out of Time” free film screening February 12

“Backing out of Time” free film screening February 12

Please join Producer/Director Mary Katzke at the Seward Premier of the Alaskan documentary, Backing out of Time. A sensitive and educational documentary following several Alaskan families who cope with caring for their parents who suffer with Alzheimer’s Disease. Seward Library, Thursday, February 12th, at 6:30pm.

February 5, 2015 ·
Moose Pass Hockey Pictures

Moose Pass Hockey Pictures

On a beautiful Saturday at Moose Pass, Jason Aigeldinger captured some hockey action on Trail Lake.  

February 3, 2015 ·
Seward Middle School awarded $10,000 Nutri-Bullet grant

Seward Middle School awarded $10,000 Nutri-Bullet grant

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Thirty-nine middle school students, chosen at random, will soon begin participating in a new 90-day program that will boost their day with nutritional smoothies. Seward Middle School recently learned it had won a national contest from Nutri-Bullet, a smoothie blender manufacturer, and that it will also receive $10,000 for purchasing organic fruits and vegetables, […]

February 3, 2015 ·

Only One Chance: How Contaminants in our Environment Impair Brain Development

Statewide teleconference 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Wednesday, February 4, 2015 The brain is an extremely complex organ that has to undergo a variety of developmental stages in a particular sequence and at a particular time to develop properly. What happens when the developing brain is exposed to environmental toxicants such as lead, mercury, pesticides, PCBs, or PFCs? These and […]

January 20, 2015 ·

30th ANNUAL POLAR BEAR JUMPOFF FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 2015

Purchase tickets for the Hotel Seward/American Legion Split The Pot fundraiser for Children with Cancer. Call 224-8001 or 224-5440 for information. 10- 5 Adventure Sixty North – Winter Wilderness Tour Company Exit Glacier – Snow Shoe, Snow Coach Tours, kayaking – Throughout the week. Please call or email in advance: adventure60.com 224-2600 THURSDAY, JAN. 15 7 – ? pm Poker Tournament […]

January 16, 2015 ·
Polar Bear Jump Auction Events

Polar Bear Jump Auction Events

January 14, 2015 ·

5-5-5 Ski Race Cancelled

Hello all, The Seward Nordic Ski Club is regretfully cancelling the  the 5-5-5 Ski Race scheduled for this Sunday at Trail River Campground. We will send out notification for a reschedule of our Luminary Ski in February, normally held on New Year’s Eve, if we get the magical combination of cold AND snow (is that too much to ask??) Think SNOW! Seward Nordic […]

January 1, 2015 ·
New hours at Seward CHC starting January 12

New hours at Seward CHC starting January 12

December 31, 2014 ·
NW Think-tank publishes report on Seward coal issues

NW Think-tank publishes report on Seward coal issues

This article was posted with Sightline’s permission. Please don’t forget to click on the photo, video, and text links in the article. What a coal terminal means for a community. Northwest communities faced with the prospect of new or expanded coal terminals would do well to study their real-life impacts in other places. As Sightline has reported extensively, coal terminals […]

December 29, 2014 ·
American Red Cross pilots preparedness project

American Red Cross pilots preparedness project

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The American Red Cross of Alaska chapter in Seward has been able to help out three or four local families following emergencies they suffered over the past year with emergency shelter, food and clothing, said Jeanette Hanneman its disaster assistance team captain. It’s rewarding to be able to help friends and neighbors in need […]

December 14, 2014 ·
Everyone has a part to play

Everyone has a part to play

By: Dawn McDevitt, DVSA Coordinator at SeaView Community Services – Victim blaming is easy for people because they don’t understand the dynamics of domestic violence.  It is easier for them to ask “Why doesn’t she just leave?” instead of asking “Why does their partner abuse them?” Please understand there are a variety of reasons that keep victims in their dangerous […]

November 24, 2014 ·
Changing Attitudes Towards Men’s Health

Changing Attitudes Towards Men’s Health

November is the month when we recognize the importance of men’s health, and the “Movember Stache-A-Thon” being promoted nationally and here in Seward is a great way to raise awareness around this issue. But equally important is to be aware of the many limited stereotypes and attitudes surrounding men and their health care needs that all too often fail to […]

November 23, 2014 ·
Teacher reopens Rez gym, invites more men to work out

Teacher reopens Rez gym, invites more men to work out

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Marvin Tapsfield learned late in the summer that the Rez Fitness Center in downtown Seward was for sale, and that apparently nobody was going to buy it, and that it would close down once its owner Susan Ernst moved to West Virginia to retire. Having heard members of the community pleading for someone to buy […]

November 22, 2014 ·
So, Where are the Doctors?

So, Where are the Doctors?

“That is the most frequent question I have been asked since coming to Seward Community Health Center back in April,” said Pat Linton, Executive Director.  “Now, after months of recruiting and interviewing, we are happy to announce that two board certified family medicine physicians will be starting with us full time in early 2015.  Both of these physicians have strong […]

November 20, 2014 ·