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Seward Highway Avalanche Control Milepost 18-22, Expect Delays

State of Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Avalanche Closure Notification There will be intermittent traffic delays today on the Seward Highway for avalanche hazard reduction work between mileposts 18 and 22 near Kenai Lake south of Moose Pass.  Motorists should expect delays of up to 45 minutes between 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Updates will be posted on […]

December 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Fire departments trained and equipped to save pets

Fire departments trained and equipped to save pets

By Heidi Zemach for SCN –  When homes catch fire or cars crash, pets die too. Unlike humans who instinctively run outside during fires, or when they hear loud alarms, pets instinctively look for a hiding place in order to protect themselves, leaving them ultimately more vulnerable to smoke inhalation, fire, or gas leaks. But with the right equipment and […]

December 10, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Make a wish come true at the Library Museum!

Make a wish come true at the Library Museum!

The annual Wish Tree has been placed in the library and ready for you to help us place new books on the shelves! Each beautiful vintage postcard holds a book wish with suggestions from patrons and the library staff. For $20, you can make a book wish come true! Stop by the library museum during open hours, take some time […]

December 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Kenai Fine Arts Center closed December 21-January 6

The Kenai Fine Arts Center will be closed for the Holidays Dec. 21 through Jan. 6.  Time is running short to view the current exhibits highlighting the art of water colorist Pati Deuter and the Annual Student Art Exhibit and also to shop in the KFAC Sales Gallery featuring he artwork of local emerging artists.  Business hours are 12-5, Wednesdays […]

December 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Gift Shop opening for holiday shopping

Gift Shop opening for holiday shopping

Aurora Charters Gift Shop will be open starting December 8th for holiday shopping. Monday through Saturday 10 am to 7pm. Be sure to stop in and browse the great gift items that could be that special something for your holiday gift giving. Free gift wrapping with your purchase. Located in the small boat harbor, address is 1302 4th Ave or […]

December 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Forest Service Free Use Firewood Offering

Forest Service Free Use Firewood Offering

December 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Freezing Rain Advisory

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK 608 AM AKST MON DEC 1 2014 INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WHITTIER…SEWARD…GIRDWOOD… MOOSE PASS   …FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON AKST TUESDAY FOR INLAND AREAS… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS […]

December 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department grows under new leadership

Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department grows under new leadership

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Connie (Elde) Bacon, the new fire chief at Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department, who replaced longtime fire chief Mark Beals, has been sustained by the excitement of responding to desperate calls for help, and the satisfaction of being trained to do exactly what is needed. Bacon, who was recently appointed to the position by Kenai […]

November 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Christmas Tree Cutting on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Christmas Tree Cutting on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge News Release – The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge announces that the Refuge will open for Christmas tree cutting from Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, 2014, through Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25, 2014. Trees are free for personal use with a limit of one per household. Trees may be taken anywhere on the Refuge with hand tools, […]

November 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·

‘Tis the season for harvesting a Christmas tree in Alaska

Department of Natural Resources Press Release – (Anchorage, AK) – It’s the time of year when Alaskans want to know where and how to harvest Christmas trees on state and other public lands. Multi-agency maps and information for Christmas tree harvest areas in Southcentral and Interior Alaska, as well as tips for cutting and caring for a Christmas tree, are […]

November 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·

UAF Cooperative Extension Service Agriculture and Horticulture Presentations

News Release – UAF Cooperative Extension Service Agriculture and Horticulture Presentations The UAF Cooperative Extension Service will be conducting interviews for the Kenai Peninsula Agriculture and Horticulture position on December 11 and 12.The public is invited to participate in the seminars presented by the candidates. The schedule is a follows: Thursday, December 11, 2:00-3:00 pm Jay Jenkins; 3:30-4:30 pm Dave […]

November 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·

December Exhibits at the Peninsula Art Guild open December 4

The Peninsula Art Guild invites you to the First Thursday Opening Reception, 6pm on December 4, for two December exhibits at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Avenue in Old Town Kenai.  “Dreams are Real,” a solo exhibit of works by Pati Deuter and the ” Annual Kids Art Exhibit”  will both feature some exceptional local art so come to meet […]

November 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area Regular Meeting December 1

The Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a regular board meeting at 6:00 pm, Monday, December 1, 2014.  The agenda includes Salmon Creek Land Acquisition & Reclamation Project, Appropriation of Closing Costs and Board Recommendation on KPB Resolution 2014-065 Authorizing The Acquisition by Donation of Real Property Located in the East Half of U.S. Survey 722 on Behalf […]

November 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Music and dancing in the stacks

Music and dancing in the stacks

A good time was had Saturday in the Library Museum at our celebration of the season. Music and dancing in the stacks, family story time, face painting, kids crafts, museum open and free, awesome finger foods and cider. Valarie Kingsland and the library staff, Resurrection Bay Historical Society and the Friends of the library want to thank the community for […]

November 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Library Museum open house 1-4pm Blackwater Railroad band

Library Museum open house 1-4pm Blackwater Railroad band

November 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Museum open and free Saturday 1-4 pm at the Open House

Museum open and free Saturday 1-4 pm at the Open House

Many of Seward’s community have not been into the new Museum space located just inside the entry of the Library Museum building. This Saturday, November 15, 2014, 1-4 p.m. during the open house celebration of the season, the museum will be open and free to the public. The museum is the new home of the collections of both the Resurrection […]

November 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Flood Service Area Moves to Put Half Million Dollars Toward Flood Control

Flood Service Area Moves to Put Half Million Dollars Toward Flood Control

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – At its regular meeting on November 3, the Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area Board voted unanimously to place a $500,000 flood-mitigation grant that it received from Alaska Department of Commerce, toward its share of the “Section 205 Project” on Salmon Creek. The grant came to SBCFSA through a vote of the Kenai Peninsula […]

November 12, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Canned Food Drive for Seward’s food bank

Friends of the Library Museum is having a canned food drive for Seward’s food bank, He Will Provide. During our open house this Saturday, 1-4 pm or any time the library is open this Saturday, November 15, 2014, community may drop off canned food items that will go to the local food bank. Only non-perishables please, canned goods preferred. Come […]

November 12, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Online Open House for Seward Highway Mileposts 17-22.5 Rehabilitation Project Ends November 16

Online Open House for Seward Highway Mileposts 17-22.5 Rehabilitation Project Ends November 16

  The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will rehabilitate and improve the safety of 5.5 miles of the Seward Highway between the communities of Moose Pass and Seward, Alaska.   Reminder:  Online Open House  open through November 16 Our Online Open House, currently accessible on the project website,  provides an opportunity […]

November 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Lori Hamilton, PA-C, Joins Seward Community Health Center

Lori Hamilton, PA-C, Joins Seward Community Health Center

The Board of Directors and staff of Seward Community Health Center (SCHC) are extremely pleased to announce that Lori Hamilton, a licensed and certified Physician Assistant (PA), has recently joined its staff as its first permanent medical provider. Lori, who started at the Health Center on Oct. 27, is seeing both new and established patients. She will be providing a […]

November 10, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Southcentral state park advisory boards seeking new members

Southcentral state park advisory boards seeking new members

(Soldotna, AK) – Applications are currently being accepted for four state park advisory boards in Southcentral Alaska. Seats are currently available on the Southern Kenai Peninsula, Kachemak Bay, Seward, and Valdez state park advisory boards. State park advisory boards are the primary tool that state park officials use to involve the public in the management of state parks. “Public involvement […]

November 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·

SBCFSA Work Session November 17

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board will hold a work session Monday, November 17, at 6:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122.  The work session topic will be Salmon Creek Land Acquisition & Reclamation Project. For more information contact the SBCFSA Office at 302 Railway Ave, Suite 123, 9 am […]

November 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Hang Onto Your Birdseed, Warm Winter Has Bears Stirring

Hang Onto Your Birdseed, Warm Winter Has Bears Stirring

Alaska Department of Fish & Game Press Release – (Anchorage) – If you enjoy feeding birds in winter, don’t place your feeders outside quite yet. Winter is off to a slow start in many parts of Southcentral Alaska and bears are still stirring. “We’ve had a flurry of bear activity reports lately, especially in parts of Eagle River,” said Jessy […]

November 7, 2014 · 0 comments ·
VOTE TODAY!

VOTE TODAY!

The 2014 General Election is today, November 4. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Seward/Lowell Point residents will vote  at the KM Rae Building located at 125 Third Avenue in Seward. Residents outside of city limits will need to vote at Bear Creek Fire Department. For voting information, please visit the State of Alaska Division of Elections website […]

November 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Firefighters mourn loss of Clif Simons

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Clif Simons, a longtime former Seward Volunteer Department firefighter, its second assistant fire chief, and a Corrections III Officer at Spring Creek Correctional Facility died unexpectedly Saturday morning. Details about his death have not been made public. But Seward’s Volunteer Fire Department Chief Eddie Athey said Simons was one of two assistant chiefs under […]

November 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·