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UAF Surplus Offer – Forklift

UAF Seward Marine Center is offering the following surplus item for sale to the highest bidder: Forklift, Clark Model 0500-30, s/n: 235-99-3415; Propane engine; 3000 pound capacity; functional; leaks oil; includes two manuals Prospective bidders can view this item at the UAF Seward Marine Center Warehouse, 201 Railway Avenue Monday through Friday from 8 am to noon and 1 to […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Quilt Entries needed for the Kenai Peninsula State Fair

The Kenai Peninsula State Fair is August 15, 16 and 17, in Ninilchik.  We are looking for entries for the quilt show.  Kenai Peninsula Quilting Guild sponsors the show at the fair, and we’ll be collecting items to display at the show. On Friday, August 8th from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., we will be at Sew’n Bee Cozy signing in […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Job Opening at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Job Opening at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Seasonal Custodian This position is responsible for the cleanliness and appearance of the building and grounds at the Alaska SeaLife Center. Education and Experience Requirements: One year experience in a similar position.  Experience working directly with the public preferred.  Responsibilities (include but are not limited to): Carries out proper procedures for cleaning and care of the interior and exterior of the Center. […]

by · July 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward High Cross Country Begins August 4th.

Seward High Cross Country Begins August 4th.

  The First Practice of the 2014 CC running season will be on Monday, August 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the high school wrestling room. We will have a short meeting after which we will officially begin a new season of Seahawk Cross Country. Be sure to bring your current physical to the first practice. You cannot start CC without it. […]

by · July 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
2014 Mt Marathon Race posters are up!

2014 Mt Marathon Race posters are up!

The latest Mt Marathon Race posters are up! View them either in person at the Chamber’s bulletin board at Third and Jefferson, or on-line at <http://mmr.seward.com/results/records/> and <http://mmr.seward.com/results/trivia-facts/> This year’s Race Facts and Trivia poster features the Marshall family. It’s a family tradition to run. Both Dan and Jackie finished in 70th place this year, and each received an award […]

by · July 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Helicopter hauling snow machine

Helicopter hauling snow machine

Today, I watched a helicopter hauling a more “normal” load, a snow machine, across the rugged face of Mt Alice up to Godwin Glacier. It sure looked Alaskan! Carol Griswold  

by · July 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
16th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run/Walk

16th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run/Walk

by · July 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Marathon Ministries Vacation Bible School THIS WEEK Tuesday-Thursday

Come join us this week for Vacation Bible School -Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 6:30-8:30PM at Marathon Ministries- corner of 3rd and Adams. Lots of games, crafts, snacks, music, puppets and learning about God’s Kingdom! Ages 5-12. Call with questions 907-422-0402. Everyone welcome. Looking forward to seeing you there.

by · July 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Helicopter hauls out crashed Cessna

Helicopter hauls out crashed Cessna

Monday afternoon, I happened to see a helicopter flying out of Godwin Glacier valley with an unusual and tragic load dangling from a long cable. It was a small white and blue plane with a bent right wing, missing right wheel, and bent prop. The helo carefully descended with the damaged plane to the Seward Airport and set it down. Later, I stopped […]

by · July 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL COMING!!!

This summer’s Seward Vacation Bible School – “WEIRD ANIMALS” – will be happening Monday through Friday, JULY 28th – AUGUST 1st, at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 400 Third Avenue (at Jefferson Street), from 9 am to 12 noon each day. The program is for all children, from Kindergarten through 5th grade. There is no fee to participate, and families can register […]

by · July 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Chinooks First Friday on Saturday, TONIGHT!!

Chinooks First Friday on Saturday, TONIGHT!!

by · July 12, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Disaster Drill Volunteers Needed

Providence Seward Medical and Care Center, in cooperation with the State of Alaska, the City of Seward and the Seward Community Health Center, is conducting a large scale Mock Disaster Drill and we are looking for volunteers interested in being made up and acting as injured victims of scenarios such as earthquakes, flooding and tsunamis during the drill. The actual […]

by · July 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Bluegrass Camp Concert tonight, evening Bandfest

The Seward Bluegrass Camp Concert takes place this (Friday) afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at the K.M. Rae Building (UAF Marine Science Center) auditorium. Admission is free. Come see the kids age 5-16 perform what they learned this week in their classes and bluegrass bands. Also, tonight from 7:00 p.m till 11 p.m. etc, the camp staff will perform a four-band […]

by · July 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Great video of Fred Moore on Mt Marathon

Check out this video of Fred Moore:  “74-year-old Mount Marathon competitor races against time” by KTVA CBS 11 News at http://www.ktva.com/74-year-old-mount-marathon-competitor-races-against-time-490 Note that Fred started his record-setting 45 sequential Mt Marathon races in 1970, not 1969 as stated in the video. This is an excellent endorsement of Xtratufs too! Submitted by Carol Griswold

by · July 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Wednesday Evening Comics

Is there a comic artist inside you, just waiting to emerge?  Would you like to learn more about the comics as a genre or as an art form?  Or do you just want to try something new and spend your Wednesday evenings doing something fun and creative? Join us for a five week comic workshop offered by Kaisa Leino who […]

by · July 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Job Opening at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Job Opening at the Alaska SeaLife Center

The Alaska SeaLife Center generates and shares scientific knowledge to promote understanding and stewardship of Alaska’s marine ecosystems is seeking applications for the following:   Administrative Assistant I   This position is responsible for providing administrative support for various departments at the Alaska SeaLife Center.   Education and Experience Requirements:  High school diploma or GED is required; some college preferred. […]

by · July 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·

1 July Borough Assembly Report

1 July 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure   We had a full audience, with much public testimony, and our meeting ended just before midnight. The bulk of the testimony was about Ordinance 2014-25, which had its first of two public hearings. This is the ordinance proposing a 4% borough-wide transient accommodations tax (bed tax), subject to voter […]

by · July 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·

COMING SOON!

The Seward Prevention Coalition is bringing a personalized, evidence-based, online prevention intervention program for Alcohol to the community this summer. The program is called eCHECKUP TO GO and is designed to motivate individuals to reduce their consumption of alcohol using personalized information about their own drinking and risk factors. The program is designed and updated with the most current and […]

by · June 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Exit Glacier Ranger Walks for visitors AND locals

Exit Glacier Ranger Walks for visitors AND locals

    Ranger-led walks are offered at 10, 2, and 4 every day at Exit Glacier during the summer. The 1 1/2 hour interpretive walk goes very quickly and can add so much to your understanding of this amazing natural treasure, “America’s Best Idea.” Ranger-led walks are also offered to Marmot Meadows and farther up the Harding Icefield Trail. Beginning […]

by · June 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Free Pressure Canner Dial Gauge Testing

The Cooperative Extension Service is offering free testing of pressure canner dial gauges on Tuesday, July 1, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the K.M. Rae Building, 125 Third Avenue. To assure home canned low acid food such as fish is safely canned it is essential to check dial gauges annually for accuracy. Weighted gauges do not need to […]

by · June 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Vintage Warbird lands in Seward

Vintage Warbird lands in Seward

A meticulously restored and maintained trainer plane from WWII landed this afternoon at the Seward Airport, causing quite a stir. The gleaming silver plane is from the Wings of Freedom Alaska Flying Museum based at Merrill Field in Anchorage. A short time later the pilot and passenger returned. A smiling, white-haired woman loaded up behind the pilot, buckled the H […]

by · June 22, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Cemetery Tour Tonight

Seward’s annual Solstice Cemetery Tour will be held at 10:30 PM tonight, June 21,  starting at the American Legion parking area.  Bring boots and an umbrella if it’s still raining.  Lee Poleske will lead us on a walk through select grave sites and read obituaries and historical facts about the lives of those visited.  A few surprises are in store […]

by · June 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Missing Cat

Missing Cat

Marshmallow has been missing from the Questa Woods neighborhood since Wednesday night. He is white with blue eyes. Please call us if you have seen him. 362-1796

by · June 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Track washout continues to halt passenger trains (video)

Track washout continues to halt passenger trains (video)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska Railroad (ARRC) passenger train traffic southbound from Anchorage will continue to be interrupted at least through tomorrow due to high water damage to the track at Skookum Creek (ARRC milepost 59.7), located between Luebner Lake and Portage.  While maintenance crews made solid progress on plugging an 80-foot-long washout, considerable water volume is hampering a complete restoration of the […]

by · June 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Borough Assembly Report

17 June 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure   We had several ordinances that resulted in extensive public comment and assembly discussion, at this June meeting. After testimony and discussion, Ordinance 2014-18, changing code to require only a simple majority instead of a 60% voter approval to change the sales tax cap, passed by a 5-4 vote. I […]

by · June 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Track washout halts southbound passenger trains

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska Railroad (ARRC) passenger train traffic  southbound from Anchorage was interrupted today due to high water damage to the track at Skookum Creek (ARRC milepost 59.7), located between Luebner Lake and Portage.  The 80-foot-long washout prompted cancellation of the Coastal Classic train today and tomorrow. Scheduled passengers are provided alternate motorcoach transportation between Anchorage and Seward.   The daily Glacier Discovery train is […]

by · June 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Alaska Native Art Silent Auction Fundraiser — July 4th

Alaska Native Art Silent Auction Fundraiser — July 4th

July 4 — Alaska Native Art Silent Auction — Seward United Methodist Church — 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Seward UMC (across fire station) has 40 pieces of Alaskan Native Art from a private collection to sell as a fundraiser. There are baskets, dolls, and lots of carvings, ranging in estimated value from $5 to about $800. Each bid sheet […]

by · June 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·

STORM WARNING:

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK 419 PM AKDT SUN JUN 15 2014 AKZ101-111-121-125-131-135-141-145-171-161330- ANCHORAGE-MATANUSKA VALLEY-WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA- WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-NORTHEAST PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND- SOUTHEAST PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-COPPER RIVER BASIN-SUSITNA VALLEY- KODIAK ISLAND- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ANCHORAGE…EAGLE RIVER…INDIAN… EKLUTNA…PALMER…WASILLA…SUTTON…CHICKALOON…KENAI… SOLDOTNA…HOMER…COOPER LANDING…WHITTIER…SEWARD… GIRDWOOD…MOOSE PASS…VALDEZ…THOMPSON PASS…CORDOVA… GLENNALLEN…EUREKA…MCCARTHY…PAXSON…SLANA…TALKEETNA… WILLOW…CANTWELL…KODIAK CITY 419 PM AKDT SUN JUN 15 2014 …AN UNSEASONABLY STRONG […]

by · June 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·