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Bear Lake area showing KPB lands in yellowish green with Iditarod Trail shown as red line. Image courtesy of Kenai Peninsula Borough.

Seward Rotary Launches Bear Lake Planning Effort

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — As the beginning of a community service project intended to answer the question “What do we want for the Bear Lake area?”, Seward Rotary held a public meeting and distributed a survey to the public. Forty-two persons attended the publicly announced meeting held in Seward’s library. Many voiced concerned questions. No one advanced a […]

January 31, 2016 ·
Alaskan Lands for Alaskans – Seward Rotary gets Proactive

Alaskan Lands for Alaskans – Seward Rotary gets Proactive

By Brandii Holmdahl, Borough Assembly Representative – Over the course of the next few years, the Seward area will be impacted by the transfer of over 1000 acres, mostly in the Bear Lake area, from State to Borough ownership. The borough will be tasked with classifying this land according to municipal ordinance. This acreage encompasses several expanses of land suitable to residential housing developments or commercial activities. Public comment […]

January 21, 2016 ·

KPB Hazardous Waste Collection Day January 23

Hazardous Waste Collection Day DATE Saturday, January 23, 2016 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 NRC Alaska (877) 375-5040 (to pre-register and for specific disposal questions) Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Dept (907) 262-9667 (for general questions) NOTES This event is […]

January 19, 2016 ·
Seward's assistant fire chief Sean Corrigan (l.) receives the 2015 Alaska Firefighter of the Year Award from Acting State Fire Marshall Lloyd Nakano (r.). Photo by R. Smeriglio

Rest of Peninsula Recognizes Seward at Council Meeting; Civic Business as Usual Fills Out Agenda

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Politicos from the Kenai Peninsula flatlands attended Monday’s City Council meeting to recognize Seward achievers and to float some interesting ideas. Before and after the ceremony and recognition, Council attended to the nuts and bolts of managing a small city on a large bay. When not busy with Alaska state business, Speaker of the […]

January 14, 2016 ·
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 been wanting to stop in after work, Thursday is your […]

January 6, 2016 ·
Seward Highway Avalanche Closure Notification

Seward Highway Avalanche Closure Notification

From State of Alaska, Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Avalanche Closure Notification For Tuesday, January 5, 2016 There will be intermittent traffic delays today on the Seward Highway for avalanche hazard reduction work between Primrose and Sterling Wye near mileposts 19 to 39.  Motorists should expect delays of up to 45 minutes between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Updates will […]

January 5, 2016 ·

SBCFSA Work Session & Reg Meeting 1/11/16

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board will hold a work session at 6:00 pm, followed by a regular meeting at 7:00 pm, Monday, January 11, 2016.  The work session topic is KPB Floodplain Code 21.06 Review. The meeting will be held at the KPB Seward Office in Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122.  Please note this will […]

January 4, 2016 ·
Wish Tree Super Hero

Wish Tree Super Hero

Every sponsor of a book from our Wish Tree is a super hero! You are helping every child in our community learn to love reading. Your support will help kids in Seward become strong readers! You are the person you are today partly because someone around you– a teacher, a parent, a librarian—connected you to books and reading. This is […]

December 31, 2015 ·
Seward Ranger District will not open for winter motorized on Dec. 1

Seward Ranger District will not open for winter motorized on Dec. 1

Ladies and Gentlemen, please do not start your engines, Seward Ranger District will not open for winter motorized on December 1 due to lack of adequate snow cover to prevent resource damage. We monitor conditions daily and will open when conditions allow. Irene B. Lindquist Forestry Technician Forest Service Chugach National Forest, Seward RangerDistrict p: 907-288-7748 ilindquist@fs.fed.us

December 1, 2015 ·
Bonnie, the lucky boarder collie who was freed from a trap along a popular forest hiking trail. Photo credit Martha and David Story.

Dog narrowly escapes death in trap

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- A pleasant winter hike on Sunday, Nov 29, turned into a scary race against time for Martha and Dave Story, of Cooper Landing, and their 3 ½-year old Border Collie, Bonney. The Storys were hiking with another couple and four dogs, including Bonney, on Coyote Knob, a trail at about mile 45.5 off the Sterling […]

December 1, 2015 ·

SBCFSA regular meeting December 7

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board will hold a regular meeting Monday, December 7th at 6:00 pm at the KPB Seward Annex office in Sea View Plaza at 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. Public is welcomed. For more information contact the SBCFSA Office at 302 Railway Ave, Suite 123, 9 am – 3 pm, Monday – Thursday. Please note […]

November 30, 2015 ·

Christmas Tree Cutting on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge announces that the Refuge will open for Christmas tree cutting from Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, 2015, through Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25, 2015. Trees are free for personal use with a limit of one per household. Trees may be taken anywhere on the Refuge with hand tools, except within 150 feet of a road, lake, stream, trail, […]

November 27, 2015 ·
Chugach NF’s new District Ranger is happy to be on the job

Chugach NF’s new District Ranger is happy to be on the job

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Francisco B. Sanchez, the new District Ranger for the Chugach National Forest Seward ranger district, has a challenging job ahead. He will manage the forest and supervise 45 permanent full-time year-round employees, and another 50-55 summertime employees. Sanchez, who hails from New Mexico, has worked with the forest service for 30 years, progressing up […]

November 24, 2015 ·
KMTA board members discuss projects to fund, hear reports. Heidi Zemach photo

National Heritage Area meets to approve future projects

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Seward historian Doug Capra will be paid to write and promote another new book of interesting local history. Marc Swanson will be able to teach the history of local places and events that he designed for children, in local classrooms. And Iditarod trailblazer Jujiiro Wada will be memorialized with a bronze statue along the Seward […]

November 3, 2015 ·

Do we or don’t we recycle in Seward?

Kenai Peninsula Borough – Recycle Myths Do we or don’t we recycle in Seward? Have you ever driven up to the Seward Transfer Facility and seen the cardboard dumped on the tipping floor and pushed into the trailer spotted one level below? Similar to the trash?  And you thought “What the heck? I take my time to sort out recyclables […]

October 29, 2015 ·
The People’s Tree-a gift from Seward and Chugach NF

The People’s Tree-a gift from Seward and Chugach NF

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – A wolf with an ermine in its mouth stood at a clearing at the edge of Seward Highway, about a mile and a half from the spot where the 74-foot Lutz spruce tree stood, waiting. It stared toward the coach carrying Alaska reporters, sponsors, and dignitaries to the Capitol Christmas “People’s Tree” cutting. Later, […]

October 27, 2015 ·

SBCFSA Regular Meeting Nov. 2

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a regular board meeting Monday, November 2nd at 6:00 pm at the KPB Seward Annex office in Sea View Plaza at 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. The agenda will include discussion regarding the Resurrection River Maintenance Plan. Public is welcomed. For more information contact the SBCFSA Office at 302 Railway Ave, Suite […]

October 22, 2015 ·
City Council and Borough Assembly reps say goodbye and hello

City Council and Borough Assembly reps say goodbye and hello

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The City of Seward, and Kenai Peninsula Borough elections have now both been officially certified. Mayor Jean Bardarson retained her position, easily beating her two-time challenger Tim McDonald 288-48, with eight write-ins. Some newcomers will be sworn in and seated at the next meeting, Oct 26th. They will include now-former Borough Assembly Representative Sue McClure, who […]

October 16, 2015 ·
Girl Scout Open House

Girl Scout Open House

Want to learn more about Girl Scouting?   We’ll be celebrating the founder of Girl Scouts birthday and invite you to join in the fun and meet our local Troops, ask question and come have fun with our Girl Scouts!  Complete with pizza, cake, ice cream, games, and music!  Thursday, October 22nd,  5:30-7 pm,  Seward Elementary School      

October 12, 2015 ·
Public Service Announcement: KPBSD Budget Meeting

Public Service Announcement: KPBSD Budget Meeting

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is requesting input from interested persons at the district-wide KPBSD budget development meeting, scheduled for October 15, 2015, starting at 6:00 p.m. at a school near you, via MS Lync. For information, or to find a location near you, visit the www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us homepage, then community interest, and district-wide budget development meeting. If you have questions, please call Lassie Nelson at 714-8838.

October 7, 2015 ·

Unofficial Election Results for the Seward/Lowell Point Precinct (29-170)

From the City Clerk – City of Seward Ballot: Mayor Race (one seat) 240         Jean Bardarson 44           Tim McDonald 8              Write-Ins   Seward City Council (three seats open) 246         Sue McClure 238         David Squires 193         Deborah Altermatt 29           Write-Ins   Kenai Peninsula Borough Ballot:   Assembly Seat 6 (one seat) 139         Brandii Holmdahl 137         Kenn Carpenter 2              Write-Ins   Seward […]

October 6, 2015 ·

Please Vote Today

By Cheryl Seese – I am voting for Jean Bardarson as Seward City Mayor. She has served our community very well for many years on the City Council. As Mayor, this last year, she has continued to serve us well. She listens and reads everything that comes before the council. She is thoughtful and focused on what is best for […]

October 6, 2015 ·

Opinion: VOTE TUESDAY 10/6/15

By Cheryl Seese – I am voting for Jean Bardarson as Seward City Mayor. She has served our community very well for many years on the City Council. As Mayor, this last year, she has continued to serve us well. She listens and reads everything that comes before the council. She is thoughtful and focused on what is best for […]

October 5, 2015 ·
Candidates forum showcases city, assembly races

Candidates forum showcases city, assembly races

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The Seward Chamber of Commerce’s candidates forum, held last week in advance of the Seward City and Kenai Peninsula Borough Regular Municipal Election Oct 6, was uneventful, although it did highlight some of the views and priorities of the candidates running in an unopposed city council race, a contested mayoral race, and a race between […]

October 2, 2015 ·
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 Carpenter for 22 years, father of four children, grandfather of […]

October 2, 2015 ·
Groups Ask State for Money: Senator Highlights Fiscal Gap

Groups Ask State for Money: Senator Highlights Fiscal Gap

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — The State of Alaska currently spends $2.7 billion more than it takes into its unrestricted general accounts. Nonetheless, the unincorporated community of Moose Pass and the Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area have requested funds from the State for capital improvements. Statewide, many others have as well. At a meeting in Moose Pass last Saturday, […]

October 2, 2015 ·