The Mount Marathon Race 2014 Logo Winner is Caitlin Campbell. Cait Campbell fell in love with Seward in the summer of 2012, when she came to work for Kenai Fjords National Park. Watching the end of the Mount Marathon Race from the cliffs section, what stood out to her wasn’t the runner’s arduous ascent up but their perilous hurtle down. Cait was also inspired by Mount Marathon itself, which–coming in from the bay, from the park, or from out of town–always made her feel happy to be back in Seward. Cait currently lives in California where she’s working for the […]
This year, the Seward Tsunami Swim Club’s annual Swim-a-Thon kicked off on February 24th. Swimmers have the month...
By Marc Swanson - There were four that attended State this year…all veterans from past state meets: Nick Zweifel,...
IDITAROW! IT’S BACK! The challenge: TO BEAT THE IDITAROD DOGSLED TEAMS TO NOME! Teams of 2 or 4 will...
By Marc Swanson Well…. At first it seemed to be a rewrite from Boroughs the week prior. The mighty Seahawk skiers left Seward in the biggest snow storm of the year (not really saying much now is it?) to arrive in Soldotna….bare roads, light skiff of new snow, and potentially marginal ski conditions. That said, never underestimate the powers and tenacity of the groomers. The Soldotna groomers must’ve been working / reworking the ice and trucking snow in from Georgia to create a course that was, considering everything, excellent and fast. Five Seahawks competed at Regions: Brooke Estes, Logan Smith, […]Read more ›
By Marc Swanson – Even within the spectrum of comic tragedies, Shakespeare himself may not have had the guts to draft this one. It’s been a great season for the Seahawks ski team minus one rather critical element….yeah, the white stuff. Since the season started the first of November we’ve been able to squeeze off perhaps a dozen practices on snow. This has meant mixing it up with dryland, running, bounding up the Jeep Trail and, when possible, ice skating. Meets have been far and few between. Our last meet was the oatmeal slush 3 weeks ago. Since then meets […]Read more ›
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 the Refuge could re-open to snowmachining should conditions significantly improve. Although the closure will not occur until Sunday, snowmachine users are cautioned that most stream crossings are currently unsafe and trail conditions are extremely poor. For more information about this […]Read more ›
SPRD Bulletin… 5th/6th Grade First Friday Fun is Friday February 7th at TYC from 7 – 9pm. Seward Teen & Youth Center’s After School Program is in full swing! ASP emphasizes cooperative play, sports, environmental science, outdoor play, creative arts, homework help, music appreciation and social enhancement. Children can chose from a number of daily activities from science experiments, to baking projects to board games to field trips to a local park and much much more! ASP runs Monday-Friday from 3:20-5:30pm. Children may catch a ride on bus #3 from school. There is a $3 daily drop in fee or […]Read more ›
Seahawk Booster Club Dessert Silent Auction Friday, February 7th at the Seahawk Classic Basketball Tournament 5pm – 8pm – Seward High School Come watch the games, cheer on the home team and bid on some delicious desserts! Winning bids will be awarded at 8pm.Anyone wlling to donate a dessert for the auction please contact Kim Reierson at 224-3351 week days, 224-3228 evenings/weekends or at firstname.lastname@example.org.Read more ›
By Marc Swanson – Well, as seems to be the general rule for the Seahawks, the past Nordic ski race in Kenai was an unforgettable moment that didn’t fail to entertain. We traveled by golden chariot to the Kenai meet last Friday – during the driving rain and wind storm—not exactly prime ski conditions. Our driver and number one team cheerleader Duane Chase got us there safe and ahead of the avalanche guns. There were only five skiers that could make this race—Brooke Estes, Jerry Swanson, Nick Zweifel, Dylan Gillespie, and Hunter Kratz. It was to be a classic race—problematic […]Read more ›
New members sought for Snowmobile Trails Advisory Council (Anchorage, AK) – The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation is inviting interested individuals to apply to join the Snowmobile Trails Advisory Council (SnowTRAC). There are three vacancies on the eleven member board, one of the vacant positions represents the Kenai Peninsula, Valdez and Prince William Sound; and the other two represent the Anchorage area. The term for these positions will begin March 1, 2014 and expire February 28, 2017. SnowTRAC members assist the division director by providing a diverse and informed analysis of grant proposals and by making funding recommendations for the Snowmobile […]Read more ›
Seward Chamber of Commerce Press Release Seward, Alaska, January 4th, 2014— The Seward Chamber of Commerce, Conference and Visitors Bureau announces that applications for the 87th Annual Mount Marathon Race® are currently being accepted. Runners hoping to race in 2014 must submit their completed application by Midnight on March 31, 2014. Applications can be completed online atmmr.seward.com. Application fees are $65 for adults and $25 for junior runners. Veterans and 2013 finishers have priority, with the remaining slots filled through a lottery system. Lottery results will be announced mid- April 2014. The Mount Marathon Race®, as folklore tells it, began as a […]Read more ›
Seward HS Pool Schedule Jan 6 – May 23 2014 Open Swim M, W, F 6:30 – 7:50 pm Sun 4:00 – 5:20 pm Lap Swim M,W, F 6:30 – 8:00 am 5:00 – 6:30 pm T & Th 11:00 – 12:30 pm 5:00 – 6:00 pm Sun 5:30 -7:00 pm Parent & Tot Swim T & Th 11:00 – 12:30 pm Water Aerobics Jan 14 – Mar 6 T & Th 6 – 7 pm Pool Closed: Apr 20. Pool closed Evenings: Jan 10, Feb 6, 7, 28. Spring Break Schedule Mar 8 – 16 Open Swim M, W, […]Read more ›
Due to weather (as in wind, rain, and general grossness) the luminary ski scheduled for New Year’s Eve has been postponed to a later, undetermined date.Read more ›
Seward Nordic Ski Club 5-5-5 Ski Challenge Trail River Campground Group Area January 5, 2014 Start time at the Gate, 11:00 am Finish at group area, 4:00 pm Awards at sunset This is not a race but a ski challenge. Participants should look at the event as a celebration of winter sunlight – being outside from sunrise to sunset, socializing and skiing. The event is for all types of skiers – skate, classic, no wax. Individuals and teams have 5 hours to ski and collect chips as they complete loops at Trail River Campground. The challenge is to earn as […]Read more ›
Seward Nordic Ski Club invites you to our 4th Annual New Year’s Eve Luminary Stroll. Ski – Walk – Snowshoe. Trails lit by candlelight! Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 6pm – 9pm at the Divide Ski Trails (Mile 11.6 Seward Highway) There is no cost. You should bring warm clothes; head lamp; warm boots, skis or snowshoes. Cocoa, cider and campfire provided! Parking is VERY limited so please carpool. A shuttle van to nearby overflow parking will be available. If you have any questions, call Ann at 224-5372. BUT! If conditions are poor, the event will be postponed. Check SCN and SNSC websites for […]Read more ›
Marathon Wrestling Club will be holding sign-up/registration from 4:30PM to 6:00PM on Tuesday, January 14th in the High School Wrestling Room. Cost is $60.00 per child, ages 5 – 95. For more information please call 422-7130. Hope to see you there!Read more ›
SPORTS & RECREATION PHONES AND INTERNET ARE DOWN DUE TO THE POWER OUTAGE ON FRI, NOV 22ND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE CALL 362-4062 TO RESERVE A COURT TIME OR 224-4011 FOR CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS OR FOR ANY OTHER INQUIRIES. Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 21st at Seward Senior Center. 1st seating – 9 10am. 2nd seating - 10:30 – 11:30am. Enjoy delicious homemade breakfast with the big guy! Complimentary pictures with Santa, candy canes and holiday plush toys for the kids. Children under 9 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. All attendees require a ticket. Adults $9.00 Children $7.00. Limited seating! Please purchase tickets by 5:00pm December 20th. […]Read more ›
SPRD Bulletin… SPORTS & RECREATION PHONES AND INTERNET ARE DOWN DUE TO THE POWER OUTAGE ON FRI, NOV 22ND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE CALL 362-4062 TO RESERVE A RACQUETBALL COURT TIME OR 224-4011 FOR CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS OR ANY OTHER INQUIRIES. Zombie Apocalypse hazard mitigation planning was a huge success! 20 Middle and High School Students attended the Rec Room on Wed, Nov 20th at 3pm where they enjoyed a free Ice Cream party and planning meeting for the Zombie Apocalypse 2014 event. They were invited to narrow and define the event focus, create ideas and share horror stories of their own Zombie encounters. […]Read more ›
SEAHAWK WAXATHON THIS WEEKEND! Get those Skinny Nordic Skis Waxed! The SeaHawks will be waxing SKATE and CLASSIC skis (remember, those fish scale skis need wax on the tip and tails too!) Bring your skis to the SKI SHED at the High School Friday Nov 15 4:00 – 5:30 Saturday Nov 16 8am to 11am We’ll wax ‘em and get ‘em right back to you! Cost Skate $15 Polished Glide $25 + Hot Wax Scrape (removes dust) Classic (Including ‘No Wax’) $10 Glide $15 Hot Wax Scrape If you have questions or can not bring the skis at the time slots […]Read more ›
Holly Ganser, a Senior volleyball player at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Seward High School graduate was named as part of the NEWMAC (New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference)Volleyball All-Academic team.To be honored,students must achieve the following criteria: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2013 spring semester, achieved second year academic status at her institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season. Congratulations to Holly!Read more ›
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 and good sports with others and especially their team mates. Then, it was swim, swim, swim. The Seward Tsunami’s head coach Matt Hershock begins his eighth season with the club. He has seen many of his swimmers start out as […]Read more ›
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 national governing body for the sport and the organization which registers and insures athletes, sanctions events, and conducts competitions and development programs. STSC is a non-profit organization, tax-exempt under section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS code. Swimmers (40+ swimmers […]Read more ›
Don’t forget, don’t miss…. Seward Nordic Ski Club’s annual Membership Social is tonight! Seward Brewing Company 7 – 10pm Renew your membership, catch up with fellow skiers, and enjoy local band Blackwater Railroad Company. Finger food provided, beverages available for purchase. Lots of great silent auction items including Niebrugge Images’ Resurrection Aurora metal print, Judy Ohdner’s Dessert-a-Month, a backpack from REI and much more. Hope to see you!Read more ›