The Bookin for Books Trail Run was held on Saturday July 18th and was graced with sunshine, a small but happy troupe of racers and a fabulous group of volunteers. Racers walked, ran, picked berries and visited as they traveled the trails of the Chugach National Forest. (Check out the pictures on our Facebook Page) We look forward to next […]
28 July 2015 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure We dealt with a variety of issues at the second July meeting. Several ordinances, sponsored by Assembly member Johnson, involved changing service area boundaries, none in the East Peninsula district. We passed by unanimous consent one which expanded the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Service Area to include portions […]
Resurrect Art Coffee House will be hosting two Zentangle® Classes on August 1st. What is Zentangle®? Zentangle® is a mindful and meditative art form for the non-artist and artist alike. Often referred to as ‘Yoga for the brain’, Zentangle® is taught one stroke at a time and anyone can learn this unique drawing method. Spend 2 relaxing hours learning how to draw […]
Please come welcome our visiting students from our Sister City Obihiro Japan tonight at the Seward Community Library at 6pm. Bring a dish to share. The Sister City student exchange has been going for more than 40 years. Come celebrate and see how your high school student can go next year. Three Seward students will be traveling to Obihiro on […]
Eligible low income Alaska seniors age 60 and older can now receive coupons to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at local farmers’ markets until October 31, 2015. Coupons can be redeemed at the Grazing Moose in Seward and at local farmers markets around the state for Alaska-grown fruits and vegetables. Seniors may apply in person at Seward Senior Center Monday through Friday […]
July 28, 2015 News of the July 26 Blackwater Railroad Company Adventure Venue Alaska Mt Marathon Bowl “Hike In, Rock Out” first appeared on July 20 on the Seward City News. “Does an afternoon hike to a pristine outdoor venue to listen and dance to live music sound like a day well spent? Well, this event is for you!” Their […]
Location: Seward Case number: AK15059842 Type: Attempted Suicide. Author: HMHO Text: On 7-27-2015 at 1658 hours, AST in Crown Point was dispatched to Spring Creek Correctional Center (SCCC) in Seward for a report of a 31 yoa female who was at the perimeter of SCCC with a gun. The female stated she would kill herself if the convicted killers were […]
After successfully completing their first science mission of the summer, the Healy’s crew is taking a break in Seward before heading back north. Check out the Healy blog at http://www.uscg.mil/pacarea/cgchealy/aws15/150721.asp Also in port is the NOAA research vessel Cape Flattery. The crew has been collecting data crucial to sustainable Alaska fisheries in the Gulf of Alaska. http://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/newsreleases/2015/stockresearch042815.htm Moored nearby was the floating […]
The Seward community is saying farewell to Pastor Ron Nitz & his wife, Jackie, during an open house on Sunday, July 26, at Resurrection Lutheran Church, lower level, 11:00am to 1:00pm. Stop by and extend your wishes as they prepare to leave Seward.
Does an afternoon hike to a pristine outdoor venue to listen and dance to live music sound like a day well spent? Well, this event is for you! This Sunday, Blackwater Railroad Company is throwing its first Adventure Venue Alaska event, bringing the love of music and adventure together under one umbrella. With the help and cooperation of the […]
Bingo tonight at the Legion – doors open at 6 and games start at 6:30 Come have some fun. 5th and Jefferson
Everyone is invited to a historic celebration and photo-shoot in honor of Alaska Nellie to be held at the Seward Community Library on today from 3:00pm-5:00pm. Unique souvenir photos will be taken in legendary attire by ONE SHOT PHOTOGRAPHY and available for sale for $10 each. Authentic costume apparel is available for all ages. Nellie’s favorite dessert, STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE, will be served.
Beware of a pretty purple-blue flower that is blooming now in unsuspecting homeowners gardens, along the alleys, disturbed grassy areas, and unmowed roadsides. Bird Vetch (Vicia cracca) is an invasive, harmful, noxious weed that spreads rapidly by seed and underground roots. It climbs over other flowers, grasses, and shrubs, and up fences and small trees. When it gets established, it turns […]
Cross Country Practice begins on Monday evening, August 3rd. We will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the high school wrestling room. If you have been running, that is great. If you have not, no worries since the program is designed to bring you along at the optimum pace for your individual physical condition. If you have never run, this is […]
7 July 2015 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure There were two major ordinances up for public hearing at the July 7 meeting. One, Ordinance 2015-09 that would have raised the sales tax maximum per sale to $1000 was tabled, pending an upcoming review of the entire tax code. The other, Ordinance 2015-14, which would have amended KPB […]
After racing across 378 miles of Alaska Wilderness over the past 7 days, Expedition Alaska Adventure Race participants completed their final adventure on Sunday: running their own Mt Marathon race on the official route. Most teams wisely chose the Switchback Trail to avoid the Cliff and Waterfall. They all carried water, food, and gear; some had hiking poles. As a team event, […]
There’s still time to enroll in the Seward Dance Extravaganza! Hurry to the Apex Gym to secure your spot!!
Volunteers are needed for doing sweeps after the Junior and Women’s Races, and bib recording on the mountain at 1/2 way for all races. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help in this capacity or have questions about what these jobs entail. You’ll be making the race safer, it’s a lot of fun and you get a tee shirt too!
On Wednesday, June 24th, I was lucky to go kayaking for the day at Bear Glacier, 15 miles south of Seward, in Kenai Fjords National Park. Please visit my blog at http://sporadicbird.blogspot.com for more photos and the story. Submitted by Carol Griswold
Submitted by Dot Bardarson – The father/son duo of Rolf and Leif Bardarson spent Father’s Day in the buckets, washing windows and painting the bow of the Holland America ship that was in port.
Saturday, June 13th, Seward’s Cub Scout Pack 327 had an exciting adventure exploring Caines Head and Fort McGilvray. It was a perfect, clear blue sky day! We could not have had such a wonderful day if Tom Tougas and Major Marine Tours had not generously donated the M/V Yukon Queen to transport our scouts and their families out to Caines […]
Vigor Alaska finished the one-year warranty work and then some on the R/V Sikuliaq today. The global class ice-capable research vessel was carefully lowered into the water by the synchrolift shortly after this photo was taken. Note the new, dark blue hull. The color reminded me of the Alaska flag, so I added the Big Dipper in Photoshop. Submitted by Carol […]