On Friday morning, shortly before noon, the Cuauhtémoc slowly backed away from the dock, assisted by a tug. The crew bravely rode the rigging from the bottom to the very top, looking like bright yellow and green ornaments on a Christmas tree. Multi-colored flags flew and lively music filled the air. After the vessel was turned around, Seward was honored with […]
The brightly lit rigging on the Mexican tall ship Cuauhtémoc created a magical sight, rising into the black night sky. It was fun to experiment photographing the lights! The ship sails to Hawaii today, hopefully to get some sun and dry out after five days in Seward’s rain. Carol Griswold
The GED Testing Service just announced 2 weeks of free GED Practice Tests from September 23 through October 3. If you have been thinking about getting your GED diploma, now is the time to come in, test your skills, and make a plan. Math classes are already underway, but it’s still not too late to join. Other independent GED test […]
Tonight Thur Sep 18, 6:30pm in the Museum, Annual membership meeting of the Friends of the Seward Library
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! According to the By-Laws of the Seward Community Library Association, a/k/a Friends, we will be holding our annual membership meeting on Thursday, September 18, 2014. The new Friends board members have been working hard to get organized and be a support for the programs of the new library museum and the facility! The board meets on […]
Please join us for the Seward & Moose Pass Girl Scouts annual s’mores event tonight!!! Wednesday the 17th 6:30-7:30 pm @ First Lake (behind AVTEC). Registration for all new Girl Scouts, re-registration for returning girls!! See you there!!
16 September 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure We held our annual meeting in Homer, which began with a beautiful rendition of the national anthem sung by Kyle Schneider and members of the Homer High School Swing Choir. Mayor Navarre proclaimed September to be Hunger Awareness Month, and we heard the quarterly report from South Peninsula Hospital. Mayor […]
Seward Middle School will have an early release for all students at 12:50pm, tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17th. Bus transportation will run at this time. If you are picking up your child please pick them up at 12:50pm. Staff will have this time to work on school improvement strategies.
Recently, several people have reported seeing one or two impressive, large, long-necked, long-legged birds with large bills flying over town or perched near the water. Normally very secretive, the Great Blue Heron is actually a year-round resident. One year, the Seward Christmas Bird Count found 11 birds! Watch for this amazing heron fishing patiently by the harbor breakwater, flying overhead with […]
Seward and Moose Pass Girl Scouts are searching for a new Service Unit Manager. This volunteer position works primarily with adults, coordinating monthly leaders’ meetings, communicating between the Alaska Girl Scouts Council and the local Girl Scout leaders, and overseeing local Girl Scout events. You do not have to have children involved in scouts, you do not need previous experience […]
As with previous heavy rains, Lowell Creek waterfall is cranking up and turning as dark as Willie Wonka’s chocolate waterfall. But instead of delicious chocolate, it is laden with gravel, boulders and sediment, barreling through the fragile tunnel. This storm is a yet another wake-up call to the city and our Congress to expedite the repair or replacement of the […]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Press Release – September 9th, 2014 – On August 9, the designated Day of Service for Seward, dozens of volunteers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, worked on a variety of service projects. Members gathered to assist the City of Seward Silver Salmon Derby operated by the Seward […]
Flood Risk Information Open House Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. City Council Chambers PRELIMINARY FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP (FIRM) AND FLOOD INSURANCE STUDY (FIS) In cooperation with FEMA and the State of Alaska, The Kenai Peninsula Borough, City of Homer and City of Seward are hosting a combined Flood Risk Information Open House. The Seward will be held […]
SEWARD, ALASKA – On Tuesday, Sept. 9, the Seward Friends of the Library and the Seward Art Council will co-host athlete, author, speaker, and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis. The program will be held at the Seward Community Library Museum at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. (NOTE: Jennifer Pharr Davis […]
UPCOMING MEETING Flood Risk Information Open House Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. City Council Chambers PRELIMINARY FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP (FIRM) AND FLOOD INSURANCE STUDY (FIS) In cooperation with FEMA and the State of Alaska, The Kenai Peninsula Borough, City of Homer and City of Seward are hosting a combined Flood Risk Information Open House. The Seward will […]
The local Community Choir will begin fall rehearsals Thursday September 11 from 6:30-8 PM at the United Methodist Church. We rehearse Thursdays 6:30-8 PM, concluding with a concert December 11. All singers high school age and up are welcomed. Questions: contact Sue at 224-6784.
Kenai Fjords National Park will be hosting an event as part of September’s First Friday Art Walk at the Visitor Center from 6pm to 8pm tonight, Friday, September 5. Our featured artist is Tom Missel. Eight of Missel’s Alaska national park paintings are on loan to the park courtesy of Tom & Mary Tougas. Seven are displayed in our Visitor Center auditorium at 1212 […]
Great response Seward! Enough interest was generated for school substitute training, therefore there will be a local sub training held at Seward Elementary on September 17th from 10:30AM – 12:30 PM. This training is for all types of sub positions – teacher, aide, tutor, custodial, kitchen and office for any KPBSD school. If you are interested in registering, or want more […]
US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Plaintiffs Against Railroad at Seward Coal Loading Facility
By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – The storm-water discharge permit issued to Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) in 2001 for its coal loading facility in Seward does not allow discharge or spillage of coal into Resurrection Bay, said a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court on September 3, 2014. Back in 2009, Alaska Chapter of the Sierra Club and Alaska […]
It’s not too late! You, too, can participate in raising awareness about the problem of hunger around the world and here in Seward, by participating in the annual Seward CROP Walk! The Walk takes off from the front of the SeaLife Center this coming Sunday, Sept. 7th, at 2 pm. You do not have to raise money for this (though […]
2 September 2014 Borough Assembly Report By Sue McClure Our meeting was dominated by ordinances (11) accepting and appropriating grants from the state totaling over $6 million. All were passed by unanimous consent, including $500,000 for the Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area for flood mitigation projects, $4 million for the Road Service Area for road projects, and $545,400 […]
The Seward Area State Parks Citizen Advisory Board will be holding a meeting today at 5:00-7:00pm at the Seward Library in the community room. The board members will reunite to hear the parks’ summer accomlishments and discuss future goals that will benefit the Seward community. Community members are encouraged to attend the meeting to see some of the maintenance that was completed this field season and offer input on future […]
Volunteers Needed: Seward Middle School is in need of volunteers for this friday’s home Cross Country meet. If you are interested and able – please call Jason Bickling at 224-9025. Those able to volunteer: there will be a meeting at the finish line tent (on the football field) Friday at 3:00. See you there!