Technology

R/V Sikuliaq Conducts Science and Helps Film Crew During Maiden Voyage to Seward

R/V Sikuliaq Conducts Science and Helps Film Crew During Maiden Voyage to Seward

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — At a well-attended Seward Chamber of Commerce luncheon on December 5, Project Manager Dan Oliver enthusiastically presented the Research Vessel Sikuliaq story so far. The 261-foot long ship has joined the American academic-research fleet and features specialized equipment that makes it especially suited to arctic research. According to Oliver, the National Science Foundation paid […]

December 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·

GCI to offer the new rugged Cat® S50 smartphone to Alaskans

GCI First in United States to Offer Rugged Cat® S50 Smartphone Ideal for Alaskans New Android device can withstand below-zero temperatures, precipitation and being dropped onto concrete, among other features ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – GCI is excited to be the first carrier in the nation to offer Cat Phones’ new Cat® S50, a rugged 4GLTE smartphone designed for use in challenging […]

December 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Coding takes another step forward

Coding takes another step forward

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward Elementary schoolteacher Leigh Ray has helped the school secure a $10,000 award from Code.org., an international non-profit organization bent on furthering students computer science education and coding literacy. The award will provide the elementary school with computer hardware and accessories. Each award goes to one school per state, and the school is selected […]

December 2, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Local Student attends ANSEP Middle School Academy in Anchorage

Local Student attends ANSEP Middle School Academy in Anchorage

Press Release – ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – The Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP) is currently hosting 48 middle-school students from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, including Seward student Jack Gunter,  for its November Middle School Academy. Throughout this two-week, all-expenses-paid program, Jack will participate in team-based learning activities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) career fields. Middle School Academies […]

November 22, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Successful Energy Fair Provides Information, Draws Crowd

Successful Energy Fair Provides Information, Draws Crowd

By R. Smeriglio for SCN – Seward and the rest of Alaska use lots of energy and pay high dollars for it. Alaskan businesses and consumers pay, but few here benefit from the high costs. The presenters, exhibitors and sponsors of the Seward Energy Fair addressed that issue with solid information, tangible products and more than little enthusiasm. George Roe […]

November 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward Energy Fair Today at AVTEC

Seward Energy Fair Today at AVTEC

The City of Seward and the Seward Alternative Energy Group (SAEG) is hosting their first Seward Energy Fair today, November 15, 2014. The fair will be held at AVTEC – Alaska’s Institute of Technology Student Service Center from 12 to 5 pm. Key note speakers from local and statewide agencies will be reviewing energy options for businesses and home owners […]

November 15, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Learn Digital Skills Workshop November 13 & 14

Learn Digital Skills Workshop November 13 & 14

  The Association of Alaska School Boards Digital Learning Team is returning to Seward for their second of three visits to our schools.  During the evenings they will be providing workshops for community members.  Come one, come all and learn more about… WHO:      Association of Alaska School Boards Digital Learning Team WHAT:    Returning to Seward for their […]

November 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Homer Electric Association Presents Case for Hydro Plant Near Moose Pass

Homer Electric Association Presents Case for Hydro Plant Near Moose Pass

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – At a public meeting in Moose Pass on November 6, Homer Electric Association (HEA) spent two hours and 20 minutes of a meeting scheduled for three hours, making a case for constructing a 5-mega-watt hydroelectric generating plant powered by the outflow of Grant Lake. According to HEA, the proposed plant would add about four […]

November 9, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Your used books are wanted

The Friends of the Library Museum are needing your used books. Used book sales helps the Friends support library programs, like the Summer Reading Program, purchase of new books for all age groups and more. Our shelves are almost empty! With fall in the air, we are all getting our lawns, yards and homes ready for winter. Bag those already […]

October 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward-based videogame Kickstarter enters final week

Seward-based videogame Kickstarter enters final week

Lifelong Seward resident and Alaska native Zach Lazarus is running a Kickstarter campaign for his retro video game project, Creepy Castle. As of September 29th it is 80% of the way towards its $6,000 goal with 5 days left. It is supported by 134 backers, ranging from well-known fellow independent game developers to many excited Alaskan, other American and international […]

September 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Friends of the Seward Library have new website

The Seward Community Library Association, SCLA, (a/k/a Friends of the Seward Library) has a new website. The community is invited to take a look at our new site and sign up for our newsletter that keeps you up-to-date with what’s happening at the Library and Museum. We also invite the community to become a ‘Friend’ of the Seward Library by […]

July 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Glen Klinkhart booking signing with Q&A, June 6

Glen Klinkhart booking signing with Q&A, June 6

Adults and teens are invited to complete their June 6 First Friday art walk at the Seward Community Library Museum, where author and former Anchorage Police Department Detective Glen Klinkhart will lead a short discussion about his new true crime memoir, “Finding Bethany.” A book signing will follow. Friends of the Library members can get early access to the author […]

May 28, 2014 · Comments are Disabled ·

ATLA (Assistive Technology of Alaska)

Assistive Technology can be the key to greater independence and productivity in your home, school, community and place of employment. ATLA will be providing demonstrations, information and device loans to help Alaskans make informed decisions and select AT (Tools) the best meets your needs. Come by the table to see if any of these devices work for you, and to […]

May 14, 2014 · Comments are Disabled ·
R/V Sikuliaq Delayed by Mechanical Problems

R/V Sikuliaq Delayed by Mechanical Problems

By Rick Smeriglio for Seward City News – During its acceptance trials on Lake Michigan in March, engineers discovered that Research Vessel Sikuliaq had lost proper lubrication in its starboard propulsion unit. According to Sikuliaq Project Manager Daniel Oliver, the fix will require re-engineering the suction system whereby the vessel circulates and cools lubrication oil in its sophisticated Z-drive propulsion […]

April 10, 2014 · Comments are Disabled ·
Fukushima Monitoring Project off to Good Start!

Fukushima Monitoring Project off to Good Start!

Thank you everyone in Seward who has taken an interest and generously helped out with the Fukushima Project. The project has received a lot of attention and interest about the well being of Resurrection Bay. So far, over half of the funding necessary has been raised for the proposed water sampling analysis. In addition, several new Alaska communities have decided […]

March 23, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Lego Robotics & Basic Programming

The Seward Code Club is currently offering its Spring 2014 sessions. Lego Robotics “We Do” is being offered to current 3rd & 4th graders only who have not yet participated in the Club’s robotics classes.  Basic Programming is new and exciting this spring, offering more choices to 6th through 12th graders who wish to dabble in programming in a supported […]

February 25, 2014 · Comments are Disabled ·
Several Species of king crabs on display at Alaska SeaLife Center

Several Species of king crabs on display at Alaska SeaLife Center

SEWARD, Alaska – Alaska King Crab Research, Rehabilitation and Biology Program (AKCRRAB) News Flash – AKCRRAB researchers collect female crabs from the field each year to raise their young at the hatchery. One advantage is that since the female selects her mate in the wild, the larvae produced are not domesticated. AKCRRAB research biologists donated female red king crabs from […]

December 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Glacier Family Medicine Expanding Services

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 […]

December 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
AVTEC’s new dormitory to be furnished

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 […]

December 20, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
‘Hour of Code’ at Seward Elementary & 12 Million Students Worldwide

‘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 […]

December 12, 2013 · 1 comment ·

S.T.E.M. Gaining Steam!

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!

September 20, 2013 · 3 comments ·
Open Source Map of Seward

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 […]

July 26, 2013 · 2 comments ·
‘The Man Who Got Us Through’ Mark Ganser retires from AVTEC

‘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 […]

June 17, 2013 · 5 comments ·
Local Radio Begins Broadcasting

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 […]

May 5, 2013 · 5 comments ·
Seward Code Club – Register Today

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 […]

March 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·