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Sip and Paint Comes to Moose Pass

Sip and Paint Comes to Moose Pass

As Paint this Town Alaska continues to provide a fun and creative outlet for our socialites in Alaska, they now venture to Moose Pass for the 1st ever Sip & Paint event. This “Last Friday” themed art session will provide those in Cooper Landing and Moose Pass the opportunity to join in on the festivities. These events are an ideal […]

February 6, 2016 ·
Bonnie, the lucky boarder collie who was freed from a trap along a popular forest hiking trail. Photo credit Martha and David Story.

Dog narrowly escapes death in trap

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- A pleasant winter hike on Sunday, Nov 29, turned into a scary race against time for Martha and Dave Story, of Cooper Landing, and their 3 ½-year old Border Collie, Bonney. The Storys were hiking with another couple and four dogs, including Bonney, on Coyote Knob, a trail at about mile 45.5 off the Sterling […]

December 1, 2015 ·
An Amazing Video: “Alaska” by John Coffey

An Amazing Video: “Alaska” by John Coffey

From John Coffey: “I put this compilation together. Mostly taken right here in Seward over the last 3 years. Enjoy!” To see more of Johns work, visit his web site: http://www.oceanadventurevideo.com/

September 29, 2015 ·

Applications Available for 2016 Student Exchange Program

The 2016 Sister City Student Exchange Application is due December 4, 2015. To view the application, click here: http://sewardcitynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/2016-Student-Application.pdf

September 10, 2015 ·
Kayak as we paddle. HZ photo.

A peaceful home away from home

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – A cozy scenic gem lies just 12 water taxi miles away from Seward. Kayakers Cove, a hostel and paddlers’ paradise owned and run by Mike and Raylene O’Connor since 1998, is not for everyone. Only those hardy adventurous souls who love to kayak in an incredibly scenic area and who don’t mind the more […]

September 10, 2015 ·

Kenai Fjords National Park’s Exit Glacier Area Temporarily Closed for Presidential Visit

Beginning on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 12:01 am through late afternoon that same day, the Exit Glacier area of Kenai Fjords National Park will be temporarily closed to the public in order to support the historic visit of President Barack Obama. The closure begins at the park boundary, Mile 7.5 on the road to Exit Glacier (Herman Leirer Road). […]

August 30, 2015 ·

Tickets available for the annual Blues Train September 19-20

Press Release – Tickets available now for musical round trip from Anchorage to Seward, Sept. 19-20  ANCHORAGE, ALASKA –Saturday, Sept. 19, the Alaska Railroad Blues Train will depart from the Historic Anchorage Depot and make its way south along beautiful Turnagain Arm before chugging through the Chugach National Forest to the shores of Resurrection Bay in Seward. Live music from […]

August 14, 2015 ·
August 22 auction and dinner at Fox Island to support firefighter & EMT training

August 22 auction and dinner at Fox Island to support firefighter & EMT training

 

August 4, 2015 ·
Seward welcomes Obihiro sister-city exchange

Seward welcomes Obihiro sister-city exchange

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Seward’s student exchange program with Sister-City, Obihiro, Japan, is underway once again. The program is in its 43rd year, and thus far more than 250 local students have visited Japan to learn about a different culture, its values and traditions. Three more Seward students will be traveling to Obihiro on August 4th for two weeks […]

August 2, 2015 ·

Seward Highway temporary closures planned

Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Release – Seward Highway temporary closures planned Two sections of the highway to close for an hour on specified dates (ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — The Seward Highway will close nightly from Mile 52-52.5, just south of the Hope Highway, 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from July 27 through Aug. 27. This closure […]

July 23, 2015 ·
Community Pot Luck & Welcome Party for Obihiro Exchange Students July 28

Community Pot Luck & Welcome Party for Obihiro Exchange Students July 28

July 20, 2015 ·
Teen inspired by expedition to Gulkana Glacier

Teen inspired by expedition to Gulkana Glacier

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Gabrielle “Gabby” Katsma, a bright senior who has been at Seward High School since her freshman year, recently had the experience of a lifetime, sketching and performing field science experiments at the base of Gulkana Glacier near Summit Lake in the Alaska Range. Katsma, who recently moved away  to Michigan with her family for her senior year, […]

July 17, 2015 ·

HOME STAY HOSTS NEEDED FOR OBIHIRO, JAPAN EXCHANGE PROGRAM!

Make a difference in the life of a student. Be a home stay for a visiting Japanese high school student. Share your home and broaden the mind of a young person as they experience life in Alaska! Dates available July 25 – August 4, 2015 for one or more nights. Contact Brenda Ballou, Deputy City Clerk, at 224-4046 for more […]

July 9, 2015 ·

Temporary Closures Planned for Seward Highway in July

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Release – Seward Highway temporary closures planned Closures will be from 9:30-10:30 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday through July (ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — The Seward Highway will be closed from MP 99 to 100, just south of Bird Creek, between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on each Tuesday and Thursday, through July, for construction […]

July 6, 2015 ·
FREE showing of PADDLE TO SEATTLE this Wednesday, 7/8/15 !!!

FREE showing of PADDLE TO SEATTLE this Wednesday, 7/8/15 !!!

If you have not yet seen “Paddle to Seattle”, an adventure comedy kayaking movie, created by our own Josh Thomas and JJ Kelley… then you’re missing out!  Come to the FREE screening of this incredibly entertaining movie on Wednesday night (July 8) at the Rae Building in downtown Seward. Put on by the Seward Paddling Association, and hosted by Josh […]

July 5, 2015 ·

Seward Highway closed at Mile 91

From the AK 511 Twitter feed – There has been an accident on the Seward Highway at milepost 91. The road is closed, expect long delays and be prepared to stop.

July 3, 2015 ·
17th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run to be held August 1

17th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run to be held August 1

  The Alaska SeaLife Center is hosting its 17th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run/Walk on Saturday, August 1. This fundraiser supports the rescue and rehabilitation mission of the Center’s Wildlife Response Program. The race route follows a generally flat course along the scenic Seward waterfront.  Pre-register at www.alaskasealife.org  Race Day Schedule Registration and check-in begins at 9:00 am. Walkers start […]

June 30, 2015 ·
Tourists walk down Port Avenue towards the cruise ship.

Seward’s Port Avenue corner needs maps and signage

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The hundreds of visitors arriving on the Alaska Railroad passenger train to Seward every morning, and passing through town for the day while waiting to get on their cruise ship, or catch the evening return train, are often confused about where to go, and what to see or do.  Unlike other Alaska communities with cruise […]

June 22, 2015 ·
Gold Pan at Adventure Sixty North – Local Discount!

Gold Pan at Adventure Sixty North – Local Discount!

Adventure Sixty North is proud to offer gold panning! Some of you may have seen the new wooden structure between our shop and the Salmon Bake.  We built raised troughs that are under cover so it is a great rain or shine activity.  In addition to finding gold in our seeded pay dirt, you will also find rocks/gems that can […]

June 13, 2015 ·
It’s the very definition of cool

It’s the very definition of cool

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Is anything better than paddle boarding around a glacier? Liquid Adventures, which was housed at The Barn at Lowell Point for the past 12 years, now has a new, more centrally located office at the “Train Rec” in the Seward Small Boat Harbor. The company  was recently purchased by Exit Glacier Guides owners Ryan Fisher and Brendan […]

June 11, 2015 ·
National Heritage Area Group Installs New Sign

National Heritage Area Group Installs New Sign

Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm “Discover the Story” sign was installed recently at MP 12.3 at the Snow River pull-out on the Seward Highway just in time to welcome directors of other National Heritage Areas from around the nation who visited Seward during a regional conference. The Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area is becoming more widely known and a source of pride […]

June 8, 2015 ·
Tickets on Sale for World Oceans Day Cruise

Tickets on Sale for World Oceans Day Cruise

June 2, 2015 ·
Founding Board Member of Heritage Conservation Group Retires

Founding Board Member of Heritage Conservation Group Retires

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Jim Richardson of Cooper Landing and Anchorage retired from the board of the Community Association of the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area after having served since its establishment in 2009. Mr. Richardson loved the mountains between Indian, Hope, Cooper Landing, Seward and Whittier and worked to foster increased appreciation of the region. In […]

May 26, 2015 ·

Job Opening at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Sales and Cafe Agent This position is responsible for Front of House Reservations and Ticketing functions, Customer Service and Sales of all admission, tours, encounters, as well as visitor information capture and completion of the annual Visitor Survey. Café functions include taking and fulfilling orders in a timely, accurate and friendly manner, as well as cleaning and stocking of inventory. […]

May 25, 2015 ·
Tickets on Sale for World Oceans Day Cruise

Tickets on Sale for World Oceans Day Cruise

 

May 19, 2015 ·
Chugach NF plan revision draws diverse users

Chugach NF plan revision draws diverse users

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Planners with the Chugach National Forest spoke with the largest crowd to date in its Community Open House and Forest Plan Revision meeting Wednesday May 13, with nine residents in attendance in Seward, and seven attending in Moose Pass. The groups were larger than similar meetings that had taken place earlier in Girdwood and […]

May 16, 2015 ·