Health

Fukushima: A View from the Ocean with Ken Buesseler (Teleconference)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM More than three years after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident in Japan, questions remain about how much radioactive material has been released and how widely and quickly it is dispersing across the Pacific Ocean. Join Ken Buesseler, director of the Center for Marine and Environmental Radioactivity at the Woods Hole […]

by · June 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·

MMR Race Preview

A group of veteran runners will lead a race course preview on Mount Marathon from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday June 21. This is the only date and time offered this year unlike in years past. The tours will focus on helping participants travel safely on the bottom third of the mountain. Tour leaders will guide uphill until “Squirrel’s Inn” and downhill through the […]

by · June 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Public Health Advisory-Measles

Alaska Public Health Advisory Measles – Situational Awareness Distributed via AK PHAN June 5th, 2014 While Alaska has not had a known measles case in 14 years, over 300 cases have been reported in 18 U.S. states (including CA, OR, and WA) thus far in 2014. Most of the recent U.S. outbreaks were initiated through contact with imported cases, and […]

by · June 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Terry Pollard Memorial Exit Glacier Race Appreciation

Terry Pollard Memorial Exit Glacier Race Appreciation

May 20, 2014 Dear Editor: Thank you for the excellent outcome of the 2014 Terry Pollard Memorial Exit Glacier Race.  This was a great event this year, with competitive and good spirited racers, amazing weather, and a beautiful day to have fun with family and friends.  We are already looking forward to the 2015 race! Thank you to our dedicated […]

by · May 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Alaska departments issue caution due to smoke from Southcentral wildfires

Department of Health and Social Services/Deparment of Environmental Conservation Joint Press Release –   May 22, 2014  Alaska departments issue caution due to smoke from Southcentral wildfires Air quality advisories remain in effect ANCHORAGE — The Alaska departments of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and Environmental Conservation (DEC) want Southcentral residents to be aware of the health dangers from smoke […]

by · May 22, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Bike Rodeo Letter of Appreciation

Bike Rodeo Letter of Appreciation

May 14, 2014 Letter to the Editor: Seward Parks & Rec would like to thank everyone who helped with the annual Bike Safety Rodeo. With the help of volunteers and contributors the Rodeo was another fun community event. Thank you to our title sponsor Terry’s Tires and to Shoreside Petroleum, the“Helmet Junction” sponsor.  Both of these businesses give very generous […]

by · May 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·

ATLA (Assistive Technology of Alaska)

Assistive Technology can be the key to greater independence and productivity in your home, school, community and place of employment. ATLA will be providing demonstrations, information and device loans to help Alaskans make informed decisions and select AT (Tools) the best meets your needs. Come by the table to see if any of these devices work for you, and to […]

by · May 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Polar Bear Pink Cheeks Triathlon Appreciation

Polar Bear Pink Cheeks Triathlon Appreciation

May 6, 2014 Dear Editor: Thank you for the successful turnout of the 2014 Polar Bear Pink Cheeks Triathlon.  We are grateful for the committed sponsors, competitive athletes, dedicated volunteers, the TYC Councils, and the maintenance staff of the schools, to allow for such a great triathlon.  With the committed individuals and teams that worked together to run, compete, and […]

by · May 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·
2014 Pink Cheeks Triathlon Results

2014 Pink Cheeks Triathlon Results

SPRD Press Release – The 2014 “Polar Bear Jump Off, Pink Cheeks Triathlon,” has been the big hit to look forward to for many weeks for the community of Seward and for its hundreds of participants.  Sports and Recreation is excited to share the excellent turnout of the Pink Cheeks Triathlon and wants to thank all the athletes that came […]

by · May 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Walk/Bike/Roll to School Wednesday May 7th

The Walk/Bike/Roll to School day is nearly upon us.  Children at the Elementary and Middle School are encouraged to participate.  There will be crossing guards at key locations to help children cross streets safely and the police department will also be patrolling the area.  If you are driving Wednesday morning, please drive carefully as they make their way to school. […]

by · May 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Recycling Gets Smarter, Simpler

Recycling Gets Smarter, Simpler

  By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Do the Seward Transfer Facility’s recycling containers ever confuse you? If you’re a lifelong recycler like me, with a truckload of carefully washed and separated cans, jugs, papers and bottles, and cardboard to recycle every so often—they may. I stand scratching my head in front of the green recycling containers, under the din of […]

by · April 29, 2014 · 4 comments ·

Walk/Bike/Roll to School May 7th

A Message from the Seward PTSA –  Spring has sprung and bike are coming out in full force.  Now that the sidewalks are clear of snow it is time to get out the bike helmets and tennis shoes and get out and enjoy this beautiful weather we have been having.   The annual walk/bike/roll to school day is scheduled for Wednesday […]

by · April 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Little League Kickoff and Registration THIS SUNDAY April 27th 1 PM

The winter is unquestionably over which means that…. It is time for another year of Seward Little League! The Kickoff and Registration Event will be at 1 PM  THIS SUNDAY April 27th at the Little League Field on 4th Avenue For 2014, we will be sponsoring Co-Ed teams in the T-Ball, Minor League, and Major League Divisions.  This is an opportunity […]

by · April 22, 2014 · 1 comment ·
CALLING ALL STUDENTS OF BABYSITTING AGE IN SEWARD!!!

CALLING ALL STUDENTS OF BABYSITTING AGE IN SEWARD!!!

CALLING ALL STUDENTS OF BABYSITTING AGE IN SEWARD!!! Opportunity for Pediatric & Adult CPR/First Aid Certification When:  Wednesday, April 16, from 1:45-5:45 Where:  Seward Middle School PD Room Cost & Type:  $10 for a 2-year Medic First Aid Certification To register, call Nurse Emily at 907-224-7574

by · April 2, 2014 · 3 comments ·
Thirty march to end domestic violence

Thirty march to end domestic violence

  Heidi Zemach for SCN – A group of 30 men and women marched down Fourth Avenue, Seward’s main downtown street late Thursday afternoon, March 27th to support the cause of ending the epidemic of domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska.  These annual “Choose Respect” march and rallies that happen across the state are sponsored and promoted by Alaska […]

by · April 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·
The Winter Bear performance on April 23

The Winter Bear performance on April 23

by · March 31, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Lost Lake Run registration opens April 1

Lost Lake Run registration opens April 1

Lost Lake Run, Registration Opens at 6 AM, April 1, 2014 Tomorrow morning at 6 am Alaska Time the Lost Lake Run will be open for registration. Please take a moment to read the following announcements as the registration process has changed this year. New Website, Different Registration Form  With much thanks to Ms. Natalie Osborne of Wonderbuild.com. we have a new website this […]

by · March 31, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Hurry, it’s the 2014 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge!!!….Deadline is April 5th!

I ve been asked by the folks at epicurious.com to help spread the word about the 2014 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. This was the recipe contest for kids that Rowan and I took part in last summer. It was an unbelievable experience. If the ideas of eating and cooking healthy foods for kids wasn’t enough, the first lady hosted a state […]

by · March 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Domestic violence effort needs your help

Domestic violence effort needs your help

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Glance  through a month or two of  daily Seward Police Journals, and you will find numerous reports of domestic violence and sexual assault in the community. Many other incidents are never reported. Do you ever wonder if you are were sexually assaulted, or beaten up by your partner and made to live in fear, where […]

by · March 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Fukushima Monitoring Project off to Good Start!

Fukushima Monitoring Project off to Good Start!

Thank you everyone in Seward who has taken an interest and generously helped out with the Fukushima Project. The project has received a lot of attention and interest about the well being of Resurrection Bay. So far, over half of the funding necessary has been raised for the proposed water sampling analysis. In addition, several new Alaska communities have decided […]

by · March 23, 2014 · 1 comment ·
25 years later Exxon Valdez memories still stink

25 years later Exxon Valdez memories still stink

SEWARD, Alaska – By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – Bob Linville was a commercial fisherman at the time of the March 24 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. He fished various places and setnetted in the bays of Prince William Sound. The oil spill, and its futile cleanup efforts left deep scars that forever changed the marine ecosystem, which […]

by · March 22, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Dr. Hawthorne to begin OB/GYN speciality clinic in Seward

Dr. Hawthorne to begin OB/GYN speciality clinic in Seward

We are very excited to announce that Dr. Jo Lynn Hawthone  will be offering OB/GYN services to the residents of Seward, Moose Pass, and Cooper Landing two days a month, beginning April 9th. And to answer the big question that everyone will ask-NO, she will not be delivering any babies in Seward. However, women are welcome to have their deliveries […]

by · March 21, 2014 · 5 comments ·

Current Happenings at the Seward Community Health Center

Seward CHC Press Release Seward Community Health Center’s Board of Director’s would like to announce the appointment of Patrick Linton from Kamuel, HI, as their new Executive Director. Linton has a MS degree in Hospital and Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota and most recently served as the CEO for the Hamakua Health Center in HI.  Mr. Linton has […]

by · March 21, 2014 · Comments are Disabled ·
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 ·
New Community Health Clinic opens Monday

New Community Health Clinic opens Monday

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The new Community Health Clinic, (CHC) opens its doors in Seward Monday, March 10th, in the Providence Seward Medical & Care Center building, exactly where the former clinic was. Patients who spoke with Sharon Montagnino, the CHC board and clinic interim executive director at a meet and greet Thursday evening were saddened to learn […]

by · March 9, 2014 · 1 comment ·