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 system. Shipbuilder Marinette Marine Corporation of Wisconsin will put the vessel into a graving dock in Sturgeon Bay, WI on Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12. The delay to fix the problem may take 3 weeks and add about […]
Thank you everyone in Seward who has taken an interest and generously helped out with the Fukushima Project. The project...
The Seward Code Club is currently offering its Spring 2014 sessions. Lego Robotics “We Do” is being offered...
SEWARD, Alaska - Alaska King Crab Research, Rehabilitation and Biology Program (AKCRRAB) News Flash - AKCRRAB researchers...
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.Read more ›
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 […]Read more ›
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 […]Read more ›
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!Read more ›
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 […]Read more ›
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 […]Read more ›
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 […]Read more ›
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 […]Read more ›
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 […]Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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 […]Read more ›
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 […]Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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. […]Read more ›
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 AVTECs diesel generator power plant over the weekend, within view of the Seward Highway. It is positioned directly in front of Auroras railroad coal pile, and the stacker-reclaimermaking for an interesting juxtaposition of traditional and alternative energy resources. Were just very excited to have it up the air, and look forward […]Read more ›
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 todays 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 […]Read more ›
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: […]Read more ›
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 […]Read more ›
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 Alaskas 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 Alaskas 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 […]Read more ›
(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 Mondays bi-monthly meeting the city council passed a resolution to take the property. The Track B Dieckgraeff-Gillespie […]Read more ›