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Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring

Seward is welcoming spring visitors, arriving by rail, cruiseship, and motorcoach. The Princess cruise ship, the Diamond Princess, arrived to the cruise ship terminal (ARRC Seward Intermodal Facility) and was in port for several hours on Monday, May 14.  The passengers enjoyed a good weather day, overcast but not snowing […]

Only 64 Tea Cups…

Only 64 Tea Cups…

Only 64 tea cups are available for the Tea and Tomes Tea Party, so remember to pick up your tickets today, at the Library, for the Seward Community Library Museum fundraiser on Saturday, April 28 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church. Guests will be treated to […]

Bear Creek volunteer Lilla Hedrick handles a 2 1/2" hose line flowing 250 gallons per minute during the Nozzle Forward course

Firefighters Spend Weekend Training

By BCVFD Chief Mark Beals The Phoenix Chapter of the Alaska State Firefighters Association hosted a full weekend of training with Aaron Fields of the Seattle Fire Department. The course “Nozzle Forward” is presented as The Rediscovery of the Engine Company and nozzle-work as a craft. “The Nozzle Forward” is […]

Tea and Tomes, an afternoon tea

The perfect remedy for spring fever is on Saturday, April 28, when Seward Library Museum volunteers are hosting the tea party to end-all-tea-parties from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the lower level of Sacred Heart Church on 5th Avenue. Our local pastry Chef Amy Mow is baking the goodies […]

State-Funded Projects That Made It Through

By Heidi Zemach for SCN (with thanks to my editors) The 27th Alaska Legislature adjourned its session Sunday night, with the House having voted and finalized the the Capital Budget that had been passed earlier by the Senate. The bill now goes to the governor for final approval. Gov. Parnell […]

Kenai Peninsula Borough Road Service PSA

PUBLIC SAFETY NOTICE – SNOW REMOVAL SAFETY   *This is a reminder that is it illegal to plow snow from private property into the roads, ditches and right of way. It creates an obstruction hazard and sight problems to the traveling public and snow removal equipment. In addition to safety […]

New Seward Library Museum Contractor Named

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: November 5, 2010 Contact: Keith Campbell, 907.224.5631 Seward selects PCL Construction as Library Museum contractor The City of Seward announces the selection of PCL Construction as the contractor of the new $10 million Seward Community Library Museum, slated for groundbreaking in spring 2011. PCL Construction […]

Service Area Board Vacancies

KENAI PENINSULA BOROUGH Notice of Vacancy Bear Creek Fire Service Area Board (Seats A & B) Seward-Bear Creek Flood Service Area Board (Seats B* & C*) Lowell Point Emergency Service Area Board (Seats B & E) Notice is hereby given that vacancies exist on the above referenced service area boards. […]

KPB Oct 5 Municipal Election Results

Proposition 1, the bond measure to fix school roofs passed by a vote of 3,877-199 in last week’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Unofficial Election results. Proposition 2, the vote for whether to change the borough form of government to a strong manager/ weak mayor form lost with 4,436 no votes to […]

Seward Summit Focus on Solutions

Seward Summit Focus on Solutions

    Visitors at Japp Creek below Box Canyon For SCN By Heidi Zemach Early Friday Oct 8, three city minivans filled with officials and a handful of concerned residents toured some of Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service areas’ main places of interest. Touring were mostly Kenai Peninsula Borough and city […]

Municipal Election Results

Seward City Voters have re-elected incumbents Marianna Keil and Jean Bardarson to two-year seats on the council in unofficial results, with 50 ballots left to count on Thursday. They also elected Rissy Casagranda, a local businesswoman and newcomer to city politics to the third 2-year seat. Tim McDonald, who is […]

Voters Will Determine Borough Form of Government

Voters Will Determine Borough Form of Government

By Heidi Zemach (hzemach@gmail.com) Kenai Peninsula Borough voters will decide in the Oct 5, 2010 Municipal Election whether to scrap the existing strong elected mayor form of borough government in favor of a strong manager, hired by the assembly, and weak elected-mayor. The issue may not have strong resonance with […]

Oct 5 voters will have a say over school bond, etc

Heidi Zemach (hzemach@gmail.com) Kenai Peninsula Borough voters can make their views heard on a couple of propositions at the ballot box October 5, or via the absentee-voting now underway. They can weigh in on whether the school district should borrow up to $16 million in general obligation bonds to repair […]

Small Schools Hang on

Small Schools Hang on

By Heidi Zemach Moose Pass School teacher Jeffrey Clay sits cross-legged and relaxed in his unlit classroom Monday afternoon, reading aloud from the C. S. Lewis classic The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. The students in grades K-6, self-dubbed the “Rock Stars,” the “Bobble Heads,” and the “Olympians,” sit […]

Flood Risk Maps Raise Eyebrows, Hackles

Flood Risk Maps Raise Eyebrows, Hackles

  By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News The Federal Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) for the Kenai Peninsula Borough that indicate current regulatory floodplain areas in the Seward/Bear Creek vicinity have been revised for the first time in 29 years. When adopted following a public review period, they will […]

Seward Remapping – Interactive Parcel Viewer

The Borough has set up a webpage for citizens both inside and outside City Limits to view if their property is ‘in’ or ‘out’ of the proposed floodplain updates to the FEMA Floodplain Maps (FIRMS). Everyone should pay special attention to the updates to these maps. http://mapserver.borough.kenai.ak.us/sewardflood/ FEMA will be […]

Schools Show Off Talent Under Shadow of Budget Cuts

Schools Show Off Talent Under Shadow of Budget Cuts

(By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News) The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District spent the day meeting in work sessions Seward Monday, and then heard from local educators and community members at its only board meeting here in the evening. The meeting was dominated by presentations about Seward Middle School […]

KENAI AREA BURN SUSPENSION IN PLACE

Due to high winds and no precipitation in the weather forecast for the Kenai Peninsula, open burning has been suspended by the Alaska Division of Forestry until further notice.  Burning in burn barrels is also suspended at this time.  Individuals should check any fires they have lit in the past […]

School District funding level concerns Seward rep

School District funding level concerns Seward rep

(By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News)  Sue McClure, who is serving her first term on the assembly as Seward’s representative, found Tuesday night’s meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, in which funding for the school district budget was discussed, both disheartening, and fascinating. As a retired career teacher […]