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Seward, Are You Building or Adding On?

Please join us today for the annual Permitting & Agency Information Day! It is from 11am-3pm at the Seward Community Library.  Agency representatives will be available to assist with your permit application, summer project and provide information on Planning, Permitting, Floodplain Development, Fisheries & Wildlife Management, Habitat & Wetlands, and other topics. Sponsored by the City of Seward Community Development, […]

by · April 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Mayor Navarre Available Here In Seward!

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre will be visiting Seward on Tuesday, April 15. He will be available for informal discussion and questions with community members from 9:30 am until noon at the Seward Annex, in the Seaview Plaza, 302 Railway Avenue, Suite 122. Mayor Navarre welcomes input, insights and discussion on issues that affect the Seward area, including surrounding […]

by · April 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Thank you for your support

Thank you for your support

The Seward Tsunami Swim Club wishes to thank our community for the wonderful support you continue to show for our Seward youth. STSC has a steady census of fifty swimmers each season that work to their personal best in the pool. That means we have dedicated parents that give of their time and energies to the swim program as well. […]

by · April 2, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Tsunami Swim-a-Thon Friday

Tsunami Swim-a-Thon Friday

It’s here! The last days before the Tsunami swimmers go into the pool for their two hours of time to attempt to complete 200 lengths of the pool! Final pledges are being taken for Swim-a-Thon. Tsunami swimmers can be sponsored two ways for this event; flat/one time amount or by the length. So, if a sponsor gives a per-length sponsorship […]

by · March 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Borough Assembly Report

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.  […]

by · March 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·

SBCFSA Regular Board Mtg April 7th

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a regular meeting Monday, April 7th at 7:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in SeaView Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122.  The agenda will include Correspondence from Lowell Point Community Council (LPCC) Regarding Coastal Flood Zones and the Spring Newsletter. The board will also be setting Work Session Topics for April and May. Everyone is […]

by · March 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Tsunami Swim-a-Thon is coming!

Tsunami Swim-a-Thon is coming!

Tsunami’s have only days left to reach out and find their sponsors/pledges for Swim-a-Thon and many young swimmers have been working up their endurance to try for the 200 lengths limit during the two hour swim time. The event will be March 28, at the Seward pool. STSC has been providing an aquatic swim program in Seward for over 20 […]

by · March 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
AVTEC under new leadership

AVTEC under new leadership

Fred Esposito  AVTEC-Alaska’s Institute of Technology Director, has retired after 17 years, and has been temporarily replaced by former two-term Kenai Peninsula Senator John Torgerson. Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development Dianne Blumer appointed Torgerson Interim Acting Director, and he took the helm of the Seward-based vocational facility on March 6th. Dick Harrell remains second in command. Esposito’s retirement was […]

by · March 13, 2014 · 3 comments ·

Fishing Lodge Burns

Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Fish Whisperer Lodge, a lodge located at Seward Highway mile 6.5 that offers its visitors sports fishing charters, was badly damaged in a fire early Thursday morning, March 6th. The roof was already on fire, and flames were shooting out of the north and south side of the upper floor of the building by the time […]

by · March 7, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Swim-a-Thon for Seward Tsunami’s

Swim-a-Thon for Seward Tsunami’s

This year, the Seward Tsunami Swim Club’s annual Swim-a-Thon kicked off on February 24th. Swimmers have the month of March to gather pledges for their two hour swim on Friday, the 28th. This is the club’s sole fundraiser with donations pledged to young athletes who earn them by swimming for two hours straight. By the time their two hours are […]

by · March 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Borough Assembly Report

2-25-2014 By Sue McClure One agenda item, Resolution 2014-017, dominated nearly three hours of our 4 ½ hour-long meeting.  Originally on the consent agenda, this resolution would have put the question of funding the “non-departmentals” to an advisory vote at the regular fall election.  Twenty-two people testified, and all but two spoke in favor of continued funding the five groups […]

by · February 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Refuge to Close to Snowmachine Use at Midnight Sunday, February 2nd

Refuge to Close to Snowmachine Use at Midnight Sunday, February 2nd

With near-spring like conditions rapidly reducing snow cover on the Kenai Peninsula, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge), will soon close to snowmachine use. Deputy Refuge Manager Steve Miller, said that the closure will take place at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, February 2nd. Given the time of the year this closure has taken place, Miller said, there is the possibility that […]

by · January 31, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Warm January Prompts Extension of Kenai Peninsula Lynx Trapping Season

Warm January Prompts Extension of Kenai Peninsula Lynx Trapping Season

Alaska Department of Fish & Game Press Release -  (SOLDOTNA) – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has extended the lynx trapping season in Kenai Peninsula Game Management Units (GMUs) 7 and 15. The current lynx trapping season was scheduled to end at midnight January 31, but has been extended to end at midnight February 15, 2014. Lynx trapping seasons […]

by · January 31, 2014 · 0 comments ·
December at the Library

December at the Library

The Wish Tree is up and is filled with book wishes!  This is the one time a year the library has out selections of books that staff would like to have new on the library shelves. Book selections are for all different age levels and interests.  Stop by to browse the ‘Ornament’ selections during library hours. For $20, you can […]

by · December 19, 2013 · 0 comments ·
Hunting and Net Pens Discussed

Hunting and Net Pens Discussed

By Heidi Zemach for SCN –   Hunting and trapping takes place in the Seward area and beyond, all along the entire Kenai Peninsula, although old-timers often grumble that the tradition isn’t nearly what it used to be, either in terms of the numbers of accessible wildlife, or the number of hunters participating.  Alaska Department of Fish and Game Area […]

by · December 4, 2013 · 0 comments ·

Seward MS/HS Winter Music Concert- Date Change

Join our Seward MS and HS music groups for cookies and festive cheer at their 2013 Winter Concert on our NEW DATE Monday, December 11th, 7pm at the Seward HS Auditorium.  This concert will feature a variety of student accompanists, solos, and group numbers. We hope to see you there!

by · December 2, 2013 · 1 comment ·
Brown Bear hunt emergency closure debated

Brown Bear hunt emergency closure debated

  HEIDI ZEMACH for SCN – Kenai National Wildlife Refuge managers recently put into effect a 30-day closure of the brown bear sport hunt on federal land when, in its opinion too many brown bears, especially females of reproductive age, were harvested. Thursday they held a public hearing in Anchorage to gather comments and provide their justification for the action […]

by · November 25, 2013 · 0 comments ·

Clothes for the Philippines

While driving to and from Anchorage this weekend, the radio announced that New Sagaya grocery, in Anchorage, is collecting used clothing to go to the Philippines.  Watching the news about Typhoon Haiyan and the total loss of life and homes made an impact and thoughts of ‘What can I do to help?’  Listening to the radio and New Sagaya’s announcement […]

by · November 18, 2013 · 0 comments ·
Swim Club Start Up A Fun Time

Swim Club Start Up A Fun Time

Swimmers started their season with the Seward Tsunami Swim Club (STSC) with a fun filled day at the pool. Head coach Matt Hershock with assistant coaches Emilee Sawyer and Katie Cornwell started the day with a review of the swimmers code of conduct. A document that all swimmers and parents read and sign stating that they will be kind, courteous […]

by · November 13, 2013 · 0 comments ·
Seward Tsunami Swim Club starts today

Seward Tsunami Swim Club starts today

Today, November 11, 2013, is the first day of the Seward Tsunami Swim Club (STSC) swimming. SEWARD TSUNAMI SWIM CLUB (STSC) is a developmental and competitive swim team that provides a supervised aquatics program for Seward area youth ages 5-18. STSC is a member of Alaska Swimming, Inc., Alaska committee of United States Swimming (USS), which in turn is the […]

by · November 11, 2013 · 1 comment ·

Box Canyon diversion repairs on the way

The Kenai Peninsula Borough is bringing in two heavy-equipment trucks this afternoon (Tuesday, Oct 29) to repair the lower portion of the Box Canyon water diversion structure which breached yesterday. Water was just flowing down off the mountain into Resurrection River, and was not expected to affect neighborhoods beyond and below the structure, said Stephanie Presley, Coordinator with the Seward/Bear […]

by · October 29, 2013 · 0 comments ·

SBCFSA Board Work Session & Mtg Oct 21

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board will hold a work session followed by a regular meeting Monday, October 21 at 6:00PM, at the KPB Annex office in SeaView Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122.  The work session topic will be Mitigation Projects & Priorities for State Flood Mitigation Grant.  The regular meeting will begin at 7:00PM.  Meeting agendas are available at the […]

by · October 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·

Attention

The Seward Bear Creek Flood Board meeting tonight has been canceled. The next meeting is Monday October 21, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Sea View Plaza. Thank you.

by · October 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·

Opportunity To Serve!

There are open seats on the Seward Bear Creek Flood Board. You can be in the city limits of Seward or out of the city limits to serve. The board meets twice a month and works on plans to mitigate flood problems. This is a great way to serve and learn a lot about all that goes into working with […]

by · October 2, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Plenty at Stake in Borough Elections

Plenty at Stake in Borough Elections

By Heidi Zemach for SCN Kenai Peninsula Borough voters have the chance to decide some important issues via four ballot propositions at the upcoming elections October 1st. Absentee in-person voting began on Monday, Sept 16th at the Seward City Clerk’s office and continues Monday through Friday, 8 am – 5 pm through September 30th for city and borough elections. Proposition 1, […]

by · September 19, 2013 · 5 comments ·

Hazardous Waste Collection Day September 21

Hazardous Waste Collection Day DATE Saturday, September 21, 2013 TIME 8:00 am – 5:00 pm ADT WHERE Seward Transfer Facility 3200 Dimond Seward, AK AGE RANGE All Ages COST Free to households; fees charged to commercial disposers CONTACT INFO Emerald Alaska (877) 375-5040Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Dept (907) 262-9667 NOTES This event is for households and small businesses.All businesses are required to pre-register with Emerald Alaska. Only households […]

by · September 18, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Lowell Point residents find sewage lagoon’s stink unacceptable

Lowell Point residents find sewage lagoon’s stink unacceptable

By Heidi Zemach for SCN The nauseating stench of the Seward wastewater lagoon at Lowell Point dominated Monday night’s September 9, 2013 City Council meeting. No, you couldn’t smell it at the meeting, but the Lowell Point residents who filled the council chambers did a good job of describing it, and the image wasn’t pretty. With all the hot summer […]

by · September 11, 2013 · 9 comments ·
A good time to consider flood insurance

A good time to consider flood insurance

  Heidi Zemach for SCN Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area Board staff will soon be posting 20 blue and white Base Flood Elevation signs in locations around the service area that show the surface water elevation, or the level that water can be expected to occur in a 100-year flood. That’s also the level or height at which there […]

by · September 9, 2013 · 1 comment ·