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Seward City Reps Take Stand Against Legalizing Pot

Seward City Reps Take Stand Against Legalizing Pot

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council often refuses to take stands on controversial state ballot measures, but last night it passed a resolution by a 5-2 vote voicing its opposition to passage of Ballot Measure 2, the initiative legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Alaska, and urging voters to do the same. The vote was […]

October 14, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Seward Seahawk Spirit Scamper

Seward Seahawk Spirit Scamper

Saturday, October 18th is the second annual Seward Seahawk Spirit Scamper. If you like to run/walk, want to support Seward High School Activities and get covered with green and gold in the process, then this is the event for you!! The Scamper will follow the same route as last year from in front of the Alaska Sealife Center down 4th […]

October 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Allen King Fundraiser October 10

Allen King Fundraiser October 10

October 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·
500 suicide gatekeepers trained in Seward

500 suicide gatekeepers trained in Seward

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward, AK – Seward’s middle school and high school students and their teachers, all of AVTEC’s students and staff, and 18 other community members were trained as suicide prevention “gatekeepers” using the QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) method, established by Dr. Paul Quinnett, and promoted by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Some 500 […]

October 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Back-to-School Healthy: A Community Effort

Back-to-School Healthy: A Community Effort

  The Back-to-School Healthy Campaign, hosted by Seward Community Health Center (SCHC), is a collaborative effort of community organizations, businesses, and practitioners coming together to ensure a brighter, safer, healthier future for our children.  With this campaign, SCHC provided over 400 backpacks to each child at the Seward Elementary and Middle Schools. A variety of purple, yellow, red and blue […]

October 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·

NIEHS and Environmental Health Disparities in Alaska

Free teleconference: 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Join Dr. Linda Birnbaum, Director of National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and National Toxicology Program (NTP) for an update on NIEHS priorities, challenges, and current initiatives and to hear her reflections on her recent visit to Alaska communities. Dr. Birnbaum traveled to St. Lawrence Island and other […]

September 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Auction items needed

Auction items needed

The community of Seward, Alaska and a wide variety of friends and family from across the nation are pulling together to support Allen King (One Shot Photography) who was recently diagnosed with mouth, throat and tonsil cancer. Allen has given tirelessly to the Seward Community.  He is active in the Seward Chamber, The Port City Players, Imagination Library, The Seward Arts Council, The […]

September 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Fundraiser for Allen King

Fundraiser for Allen King

September 9, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Hiker Author Jennifer Pharr Davis in Seward Sept 9th

Hiker Author Jennifer Pharr Davis in Seward Sept 9th

Jennifer Pharr Davis NPR interview – Jennifer Pharr Davis will be in Seward on Tuesday September 9, 2014. Mid day on Tuesday, Jennifer Pharr Davis will be doing a presentation for the high school students in the auditorium, in the evening starting at 6:30pm in the community room at the library museum. This event is co-sponsored by the Seward Arts Council […]

September 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
ALS and what it really means

ALS and what it really means

When my son Gabe started laughing at his phone, and explained that he had dumped a cold bucket of water over his head and called out his college buddies to take the A.L.S. challenge, I didn’t know what to think. What does dumping ice-water on your head have to do with the horrifying experience that my poor mother went through, […]

September 3, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Lost Lake Run 2014 Pictures

Lost Lake Run 2014 Pictures

Seward City News captured a few pictures during this year’s Lost Lake Run and has published some of the better ones below. Images by Steve and Sarah Fink. The 2014 race results are provided by Skinny Raven Sports of Anchorage: http://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-5304?lc=en Also donations to fund Cystic Fibrosis research are always being accepted through lostlakerun.com .

August 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Infant Nutrition and Family Health Classes

September 3, 2014 3-7pm in the Community Room at the Seward Community Library Free to the PublicServices Supporting Seward Families … *Doula Services *Birthing Classes *WIC *Infant CPR *Breastfeeding Information *Car Seat Safety *Infant Learning Program *International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) Information Supporting Alaska’s Future… GET CONNECTED!  

August 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Rules for Vicodin pain medication changing October 6th, 2014

Written by: Brent Ursel PA-C Hydrocodone (Vicodin or Norco) is a popular, widely prescribed pain medication. In 2012, 135 million prescriptions were written for this medication across the united states. The next most prescribed medications are  Synthyroid (a thyroid medication) followed by Lisinopril (for blood pressure), Simvastatin (for cholesterol) and metoprolol (for heart/blood pressure). The Drug Enforcement Agency(DEA) currently lists all controlled substances in a […]

August 24, 2014 · 3 comments ·

Lost Lake Race Results

The results are provided by Skinny Raven Sports of Anchorage: http://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-5304?lc=en

August 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Small bubble aerators are a welcome sight at the City of Seward's passive wastewater lagoon lagoon. Heidi Zemach file photo

Lagoon work timing worries Lowell Point business owners

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Merrell Brothers, Inc., the lowest of three contractors to bid on the City of Seward project to drain, dredge and remove sludge from the two Seward lagoons, and conduct needed repairs, has told city officials it plans to begin working on the $3.9 million project in Seward next April. That information was disturbing to […]

August 22, 2014 · 0 comments ·
2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis to Visit Seward

2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis to Visit Seward

SEWARD, ALASKA – On Tuesday, Sept. 9, the Seward Friends of the Library and the Seward Art Council will co-host athlete, author, speaker, and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis. The program will be held at the Seward Community Library Museum at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Jennifer has logged more […]

August 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Mental Health First Aid Training Opportunity in Seward August 25

Mental Health First Aid Training Opportunity in Seward August 25

Trust Training Cooperative presents:  Mental Health First Aid  Similar to ‘First Aid’ and CPR, ‘Mental Health First Aid’ teaches you how to help those experiencing mental health problems until professional help is available.   Who: All are welcome. This is a non-clinical public education training for anyone.   What: Mental Health First Aid     Date/Time: August 25, 2014 from 8:30am-5:00pm    Location: AVTEC (Alaska’s […]

August 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Celebrating Healthy Lifestyles

Celebrating Healthy Lifestyles

Participants came from Seward, Anchorage, and some came from as far as California to attend the annual Healthy Lifestyles Gathering, sponsored by Quetekcak Native Tribe. In addition to a community potlatch at the Branson Pavilion featuring halibut and hamburgers, there was dancing and drumming by a diverse group of Alaska Native and American Indian drummers. The annual gathering is to […]

August 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Tickets still available for Fox Island Auction & Dinner Cruise

Tickets still available for Fox Island Auction & Dinner Cruise

 This coming Saturday, August 23 is a day you won’t want to miss!  For just $60 you get a cruise on Resurrection Bay, prime rib & salmon dinner, and the opportunity to bid on some great auction items.  PLUS you’ll be supporting Seward and Moose Pass firefighters and EMTs.  And did someone say door prizes?!  Could this evening get any […]

August 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Cathy Cuenin book signing, Q&A Tonight at the Library Museum

Cathy Cuenin book signing, Q&A Tonight at the Library Museum

The Seward Friends of the Library are pleased to present author and retired nurse Cathy Cuenin on Thursday, August 14, 2014 for a book signing and Q&A about her book, “The Way I Walk: From Tugboat to Transplant.” Friends of the Library members are invited to attend at 6:30 p.m. Members of the public are welcome to join at 7 […]

August 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Sewage lagoon blamed for health concerns

Sewage lagoon blamed for health concerns

Ten area residents and business owners of the Lowell Point area, including a few downwind or upwind from the city’s main aerated, passive sewage lagoon, described their symptoms at Monday night’s regular city council meeting: headaches; stinging, swollen, watery eyes; difficulty breathing, coughing and other respiratory ailments; reduced oxygen levels; stomach upset; and even mental confusion—all of which have been […]

August 12, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Celebration of Healthy Lifestyles Picnic August 16

Celebration of Healthy Lifestyles Picnic August 16

August 12, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Providence HealthTalk: Cancer, The Year in Medicine

Providence HealthTalk Cancer: The year in medicine Wednesday, August 13th 6PM to 8PM Seward Community Library & Museum, Rm 205 Videoconference from the Providence Cancer Center Cancer: The year in medicine from cancer vaccines to fish oil to Vitamin D – Presenter: MARK A. MOYAD, M.D., MPH Get the latest on cancer prevention and treatment at a free presentation by […]

August 12, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward CHC feels shortage of primary care physicians

Seward CHC feels shortage of primary care physicians

The Seward Community Health Center opened a clinic inside the Providence Seward Medical & Care Center building five months ago, replacing the outpatient clinic there. To date the SCHC has seen 600 patients for 1000 visits, and the numbers are climbing, said Patrick Linton, SCHC’s new executive director. But since opening March 10th, Seward’s new community health center has been […]

August 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Opinion: Seniors and Military on Kenai Peninsula Denied Choice of Doctors

Sumitted by Peter T. Zuyus –  After a long battle with bureaucrats, the Surgery Center of Kenai recently opened its doors.  The Surgery Center could offer medical care to Medicare/Medicaid and Tri-Care patients at significant savings over Central Peninsula Hospital.  In addition,  the Surgery Center could save Seniors over 40%  in co-payments.  Medicare/Medicaid and Tri-Care will not reimburse for services […]

August 7, 2014 · 22 comments ·