Category: Maritime

Murkowski Continues Fight Against Frankenfish, Moves to Block FDA Commissioner Nominee

Murkowski Continues Fight Against Frankenfish, Moves to Block FDA Commissioner Nominee

Senator: “Voluntary Labelling of GE Salmon is Not Adequate”  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) continued her fight against genetically engineered (GE) salmon by announcing in the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee that she would block confirmation proceedings of the nominee to be FDA Commissioner, […]

Crimson Monarch as it receives 68,400 metric tons of coal from Usibelli mine in Healy, coming off the conveyor belt. Heidi Zemach photo.

Settlement reached in 6-year Seward coal case

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Aurora Energy Services LLC and Usibelli Coal finally reached a settlement December 8th in U.S. District Court for the State of Alaska with the Alaska Community Action on Toxics and the Sierra Club’s Alaska Chapter over a six-year old legal case concerning the discharge of […]

Mariner rescued after fall from T-Dock

Mariner rescued after fall from T-Dock

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- A rather daring, successful rescue took place recently off T-dock behind Icicle Seafoods in the Seward Small Boat Harbor, saving the life of an unidentified mariner who had fallen into the water while heading down the ladder to his boat after midnight. The September 19th […]

Moose Pass Fire Department's new truck, on display at the 2015 Alaska Firefighter's Conference in Seward. Heidi Zemach photo.

2015 Alaska Fire Conference hits high mark

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Seward loved having 300 wonderfully trained, expert, professional Alaska firefighters, instructors and vendors  in town last week. Not only did we feel safer, but many hotels, restaurants, and other places like REDS hamburger stand remained open for them, and the locals who took the opportunity to […]

Vigor Alaska Job Opportunities in Seward

Vigor Alaska Job Opportunities in Seward

Vigor Alaska is now hiring for the following jobs: Laborer – Associate 1 Laborer – Journey Level Painter – Associate 1 Painter – Journey Level Welder – Associate 1 Welder – Journey Level For detailed description and link to apply: http://vigor.net/jobs We encourage women and minorities to apply. Proud to be […]

Obama leaves Seward Small Boat Harbor on board Major Marine tour boat. Rick Smeriglio photo.

An Afternoon in the Bay with President Obama

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — SEWARD, Alaska – After weeks of meticulous preparation by White House advance teams in Seward, President Obama landed at the airport under gorgeous fall skies. Photographers and videographers formed mobs at key junctions around town. Invited members of the national press corps followed along […]

High Wind Warning – Eastern Kenai Peninsula

High Wind Warning URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK 921 AM AKDT THU AUG 27 2015   …UNUSUALLY STRONG LATE SUMMER WINDSTORM…   .A STRONG UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE ORIGINATING IN THE ARCTIC WILL DIVE SOUTHWARD ACROSS SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA BY LATE TONIGHT. THIS WILL LEAD TO STRONG WINDS…ESPECIALLY […]