Technology

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 […]

by · April 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·
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 […]

by · 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 […]

by · February 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
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 […]

by · December 23, 2013 · 0 comments ·
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 […]

by · December 23, 2013 · 0 comments ·
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 […]

by · December 20, 2013 · 0 comments ·
‘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 […]

by · 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!

by · 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 […]

by · 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 […]

by · 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 […]

by · 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 […]

by · March 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
College Fair, October 23, Soldotna

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 […]

by · October 19, 2012 · Comments are Disabled ·

Cell Services and Long Distance have outage in Seward area

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.

by · October 3, 2012 · 3 comments ·
Civil Air Patrol 2012 Arctic Challenge

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 […]

by · August 21, 2012 · 3 comments ·
Cody Presely, new AVTEC graduate

AVTEC Dedicates Wind Turbine in Seward

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 […]

by · June 15, 2012 · 2 comments ·
FREE Energy Efficiency Classes in Seward

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.

by · May 23, 2012 · Comments are Disabled ·
AVTEC Simulations So Real, Don’t Forget Dramamine

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 […]

by · April 6, 2012 · Comments are Disabled ·
Wind Power Arrives In Seward

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 […]

by · December 21, 2010 · 5 comments ·
AVTEC welcomes students Monday with new building, programs

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 […]

by · August 15, 2010 · 1 comment ·

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 […]

by · July 7, 2010 · Comments are Disabled ·
Swim Coach Gets New View

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 […]

by · May 6, 2010 · 2 comments ·

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

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 […]

by · April 5, 2010 · Comments are Disabled ·
City Council Report: Council to use Eminent Domain Powers, adopt Camera Surveillance Policy

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 […]

by · March 24, 2010 · 1 comment ·

New Climate Change Information Tool Available to Alaskans

The Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy is pleased to announce a new climate information tool available to Alaskans. Communities now have access to climate change data focused on their own backyards, thanks to a community charts tool created by the Scenarios Network for Alaska Planning (SNAP) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. More than 350 places in Alaska […]

by · December 16, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·
weather affecting the snowpack

weather affecting the snowpack

Many of our lives were put on hold late friday afternoon as mother nature shared with us our first big storm of the winter season. An avalanche crossed the Seward Highway near Mile 21.5 and closing the highway for about 24hrs. This 970mb low tracked into pws and the kenai mountains producing 19” of sweet chugach powder and 2.2” h20 […]

by · November 29, 2009 · 1 comment ·

By Heidi Zemach for SCN The Seward City Council recently told City Manager Phillip Oates to proceed with negotiations with Seward Ship’s Drydock, Inc to determine specific capital improvements that the shipyard wants to make, and whether they are appropriate for a lease extension beyond its current 2029 expiration. The shipyards managers are seeking assurance that the lease with the […]

by · November 23, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

Libraries Are Information Repositories

This piece, written by Greg Hill is Fairbanks North Star Borough Library Director, ran in the Sunday edition of the FDNM.  (Fairbanks Daily New Minor) OPINION ARTICLE By Greg Hill, FNSB Library Services Director, 459-1027 Last Sunday’s Anchorage Daily News ran a front page article, the online version is titled “Are Local Libraries In Process of Checking out?”, about the […]

by · November 23, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·