Glacier Family Medicine Expanding Services

December 23, 2013 10:38 am0 comments
Glacier Family Medicine Expanding Services

Glacier Family Medicine Clinic is pleased and excited to announce that Susan Porter will be joining the team at Glacier Family to perform ultrasounds and also take x-rays. Susan has over 30 years of experience as a radiological/ultrasound technican and has lived in Seward for the past 22 years.  She was first employed by Seward General Hospital for her first 5 years in Seward and then later by Providence Seward Medical Center. For further information or to schedule an appointment call 224-8733.    

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AVTEC’s new dormitory to be furnished

December 20, 2013 6:12 pm0 comments
AVTEC’s new dormitory to be furnished

By Heidi Zemach for SCN Five 50-foot containers filled with student beds, night stands, desks, couches and a variety of office furniture began to arrive at the new 120-bed AVTEC dormitory building on Third Avenue Friday December 20th, to be unloaded and assembled on site over the next three days. “By Tuesday of next week it should be looking pretty much like a ready-built facility. It’s been a lot of work on the part of a lot of people,” said AVTEC Director Fred Esposito. The 35,500 square foot dormitory building has been completed on time, on budget, and was officially […]

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‘Hour of Code’ at Seward Elementary & 12 Million Students Worldwide

December 12, 2013 4:46 pm1 comment
‘Hour of Code’ at Seward Elementary & 12 Million Students Worldwide

Seward Elementary School students from Pre-K through grade 6 have been participating this week in the largest-ever K-12 educational event, which includes approximately 12 million students from all around the world! It’s Computer Science Education Week, and students everywhere are doing an “Hour of Code” by logging on from laptops, iPads, iPhones, or desktop computers to www.code.org and participating in a variety of coding/programming activities. No experience necessary! (Even teachers need no experience.) These easy-to-follow tutorials that guide students through actual programming exercises in a fun, interactive, online environment were created by a variety of global leaders in computer science education […]

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S.T.E.M. Gaining Steam!

September 20, 2013 11:49 pm3 comments

Five teachers from Seward, Moose Pass, and Hope, plus two parents, received their Lego Robotics Certification today after a 7-hour training at the middle school. Learn more about it. See the video here!

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Open Source Map of Seward

July 26, 2013 10:26 am2 comments
Open Source Map of Seward

I created a map of Seward attractions to hand out to my customers at my old business, The Seward Information Center.  It has on it places to eat and drink, see and do, buy things etc.. We no longer need this map and it did take a lot of work.  I would like to donate it to Seward as an open source file for any to use, update and change.  The source files are included below.  In creating this map I used the latest satellite map of town and overlay the map illustrations.  The open source image editor Inkscape can […]

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‘The Man Who Got Us Through’ Mark Ganser retires from AVTEC

June 17, 2013 8:00 pm5 comments
‘The Man Who Got Us Through’ Mark Ganser retires from AVTEC

After almost 32 years of dedicated service to the State of Alaska — and instructing over a thousand students —Mark Ganser is retiring on June 21. He has served as the AVTEC IT Department Head for 10 years. Ganser began working at AVTEC in August 1981 teaching the Electrical Systems course and Power Plant program for the Mechanics Department. At that time, programs were largely open entry, open exit, self-paced programs. When Mark was hired, the school was transitioning from this instructional model adding more classroom instruction. His classroom was in the newly constructed south wing of the current Applied Technologies […]

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Local Radio Begins Broadcasting

May 5, 2013 12:41 pm5 comments
Local Radio Begins Broadcasting

Turn your FM radio dial to 91.7 these days and you’ll hear some interesting old ragtime, Dixieland, big band, swing, and variety of other music predating the 1960s, along with local weather, and international news. Seward’s own new community radio station KIBH-91.7 FM, with help from local radio techie and broadcaster Wolfgang Kurtz, started broadcasting from an antenna atop a building on Fourth Avenue in downtown Seward Tuesday, via a 100 watt low-power transmitter with a license assigned to Kenai Educational Media Inc. Kurtz’s low-power transmitter will be moved to another, much more powerful 1000 watt transmitter, and placed on […]

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Seward Code Club – Register Today

March 19, 2013 6:07 amComments Off
Seward Code Club – Register Today

Join the Club Today! There is still time and space to grab a place in our local coding club. If you are a student between the ages of 12 and 19, become a member of Seward’s own computer coding club and learn how to code!   Dates: April 1 – May 20 Time: Monday afternoons from 4:00 to 5:30 Location: Seward Community Library Leaders:  Leigh Ray, Valarie Kingsland If you would like to be part of this fun club, please fill out the interest survey today at www.sewardcodeclub.com. If these times do not work for you, please fill out the survey and let […]

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College Fair, October 23, Soldotna

October 19, 2012 10:35 amComments Off
College Fair, October 23, Soldotna

                                    Press Release: Soldotna, October 16, 2012—More than 60 educational institutions will send representatives to meet with KPBSD high school students on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, from 10:00—1:00 at the Soldotna Sports Center in Soldotna, Alaska. That same evening, a financial aid informational program will be offered from 6:30—7:30 p.m. The third annual Kenai Peninsula College Fair is October 23, 2012, Soldotna Sports Center, 10:00—1:00 p.m. Juniors and seniors will attend with their schools. Connections students can sign-in at the door. Confirmed educational […]

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Cell Services and Long Distance have outage in Seward area

October 3, 2012 5:16 pm3 comments

Cellular services, ACS & GCI, and long distance services seem to be having an outage problem. AT&T is working. Local calls 224 to 224 are working, but no long distance at this time. Folks are working to get full services restored at this time. The cause has not been identified yet. Post if you have information regarding this.

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Civil Air Patrol 2012 Arctic Challenge

August 21, 2012 1:28 pm1 comment
Civil Air Patrol 2012 Arctic Challenge

After an intense eight days of physical and emotional challenges, four Civil Air Patrol cadets from the Seward Composite Squadron graduated from the 2012 Arctic Challenge. The encampment, held at Fort Richardson, was very similar to a military boot camp. Cadets were awakened at 5:00am to the sounds of whistles and screaming flight commanders, and they endured challenging physical training exercises every morning. They participated in military drilling, ate at the base dining hall, and ensured that their beds and lockers were in pristine condition for any unexpected inspections. Cadets even pushed through an extremely demanding obstacle course that the […]

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AVTEC Dedicates Wind Turbine in Seward

June 15, 2012 10:37 am2 comments
Cody Presely, new AVTEC graduate

By Heidi Zemach for SCN AVTEC officially dedicated its new wind turbine Wednesday, June 13th, with a host of visiting state representatives and guests representing organizations and the wind engineers that helped make it happen. Ironically, the wind that has blown so steadily, and kept its blades producing energy for the weeks that it has been in operation, slowed to a standstill at the time of the dedication. They began slowly turning again, however, during the course of the celebration. “This is truly a milestone event for AVTEC, the City of Seward and the State of Alaska,” said AVTEC Director […]

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FREE Energy Efficiency Classes in Seward

May 23, 2012 4:41 pmComments Off
FREE Energy Efficiency Classes in Seward

ACHP will be in Seward on June 9 & 10 at the Breeze Inn, teaching free to the public energy efficiency classes for residents and building professionals looking to improve the efficiency of their home. These classes are basic and very hands on–great for anyone participating in the energy rebate program as well.

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AVTEC Simulations So Real, Don’t Forget Dramamine

April 6, 2012 3:14 pmComments Off
AVTEC Simulations So Real, Don’t Forget Dramamine

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News AVTEC’s (Alaska’s Institute of Technology) Maritime Training Center has been in high demand lately, with maritime industry personnel, and job-seekers in the field making good use of its new three-bridge, Kongsberg™ Full-Mission Ship Simulator, and realistic full mission bridge rooms. The Seward facility is likely to become increasingly busy with the expected boom in maritime traffic to Alaska. Last week for instance, mock LNG tanker trials took place with Florida-based consultant Captain Greg Brooks, of ConocoPhilips, members of SWAPA, the Southwest Alaska Pilots Association, Crowley Marine, Inland Tug and Barge and the U.S. […]

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Wind Power Arrives In Seward

December 21, 2010 12:43 pm5 comments
Wind Power Arrives In Seward

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News It was a historic moment for Seward. By far the most impressive looking alternative energy source to come to Seward thus far has arrived! Northwind 100, a sleek new three-bladed 100 kilowatt wind turbine, standing about 121-feet tall, was erected adjacent to AVTEC’s diesel generator power plant over the weekend, within view of the Seward Highway. It is positioned directly in front of Aurora’s railroad coal pile, and the stacker-reclaimer—making for an interesting juxtaposition of traditional and alternative energy resources. “We’re just very excited to have it up the air, and look forward […]

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AVTEC welcomes students Monday with new building, programs

August 15, 2010 7:59 pm1 comment
AVTEC welcomes students Monday with new building, programs

By Heidi Zemach On Monday 155 Alaska Institute of Technology students from across Alaska will come to school in Seward for the 2010 fall semester. They will spend the year learning trades that will prepare them for good jobs in today’s economy; jobs that will qualify them as auto mechanics, electricians, pipe welders, chefs, and heavy equipment operators. Overall, enrollment at AVTEC has increased by about 10-15-percent over last year, perhaps the result of heavy recruiting at high schools, job and career fairs and at job centers. Nineteen of the students joining AVTEC are Seward residents, and 10 of them […]

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July 7, 2010 9:00 amComments Off

Our used Dell computers are looking for a new home. They are ready and willing to be of further service to you in your home. These computers still have plenty of life left in them (in an albeit limited capacity). A fresh, updated version of Windows XP has been installed, which will fully support student Google (g.kpbsd.org) accounts, making these great for browsing the Internet, sending email, chatting or doing school work. What you get – Each computer comes with a keyboard, mouse and power cable. gx240 Seward El. 7/7 12pm-3pm 7/8 10am-3pm 7/9 10am-3pm More information is located at: […]

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Swim Coach Gets New View

May 6, 2010 1:41 pm2 comments
Swim Coach Gets New View

A community grant from the Holland America Line Inc. Community Advisory Board, was awarded to Seward Tsunami Swim Club (STSC).  The $1000 grant was received November of 2009, the start up of the swim season for STSC . The Seward Tsunami Swim Club grant was for the purchase of an underwater camera and recording system. It took some time to order and receive the system and it is now in place and giving the coaching staff a new view to see STSC swimmers at work and play. Coach Matt Hershock, using the system to view swimmers, says “this system is […]

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Emerging Energy Technology Fund pilot program brings new energy tech to the Alaska SeaLife Center

April 5, 2010 7:52 amComments Off

Among the dozens of energy issues being debated in the Alaska State, the creation of an Emerging Energy Technology Fund stands out in its potential to promote innovation and diversification of Alaska’s resource development portfolio. As an early supporter of an EETF in Alaska, the Denali Commission carried out a pilot program in 2009, selecting the SeaLife Center as one of their nine grant recipients and bringing a new, cost-effective heat source into Alaska’s energy catalogue. Included in both the House and Senate omnibus energy bills, the Emerging Energy Technology Fund (EETF) would support undemonstrated cutting edge energy technologies.  Selected […]

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City Council Report: Council to use Eminent Domain Powers, adopt Camera Surveillance Policy

March 24, 2010 11:21 am1 comment
City Council Report: Council to use Eminent Domain Powers, adopt Camera Surveillance Policy

(By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News) The City of Seward is ready to take by Eminent Domain property along the Seward Highway deemed necessary for the construction of a flood prevention levee. The project was one of several that resulted from a flood mitigation task force, developed at the request of FEMA following major flooding events in Seward over the past 20 years. The Forest Acres levee is meant to divert floodwater from flooding over the Seward Highway and the airport. At Monday’s bi-monthly meeting the city council passed a resolution to take the property. The Track B Dieckgraeff-Gillespie […]

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