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Seward Music Fest Seeking 2012 Logo

The 2012 Seward Music and Arts Festival is seeking entries for this year’s logo.  The chosen theme this year is “Wood Frog.” Entries should be bold and eye-catching.  Keep in mind the image will be used for posters and shirts but needs to be resizable to go on stickers and […]

5-15 Borough Assembly Report

5-15 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure We held public hearings on five ordinances at our mid-May meeting. Ordinance 2011-19-82 passed unanimously, appropriating additional funds to cover health care costs for FY 2012 due to some large individual medical claims. Mayor Navarre announced that he would be giving regular […]

SEWARD SENIOR CENTER HAPPENINGS

Hello Seward! The center has so many happenings this month, I almost forgot to post it again. Today we have the Colony Middle School Jazz band arriving in Seward on the train to preform for us at 12:30. Come have lunch and listen to some Jazz. On Wednesday, May 16th, Dietitian, […]

Students Call to Action!

Students Call to Action!

Attack Invasive Invaders! Mrs. Tougas’ and Mrs. Flowers’ fourth grade classes have been working really hard on learning about the invasive weeds. Searching on computers and in books, we have finally found out a lot about the three particular weeds: White Sweet Clover, Bird Vetch, and Reed Canarygrass. We have […]

Troopers Identify Body Found

The body found last Monday near Preacher’s Pond has been identified as Clifton Hayes Jr, 38, of Seward, according to an Alaska State Troopers’ spokesperson. The State Medical Examiner’s office identified Hayes using dental and medical records, she said. They have notified the Seward family that their son’s body was […]

Tsunami Debris?

Tsunami Debris?

I spotted this red, 12″ float at the beach yesterday. There are no Japanese characters, but it says, “Sanshin Kako Co LTD.”  I wonder if it is from the March 2011 Japan tsunami.? This seems to be a rather unique float because someone hand painted two cartoony spouting whales on […]

More Highway Closures

More Highway Closures

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) announced that the Seward Highway at Trail River will be CLOSED nightly between 10:00pm and 6:00am from Monday, May 7 through Thursday, May 10, and from Sunday, May 13 through Thursday, May 17. This is the first of […]

Cooperative Weed Management Area Meeting

Please join us on Friday May 4th, for our annual Cooperative Weed Management Area meeting at the Rae building (Seward Marine Center) from 10-4 on the Corner of Railway and 3rd Ave.  There will be a variety of topics to include: railroad and highway vegetation management, economic impacts, weed control […]

Pre-K (preschool) Screening May 11th

Seward Elementary will be offering a Title 1 pre-K (preschool) for eligible students for the 2012-13 school year. . Children must be 4 years old by September 1, 2012 and ready for kindergarten the following year.  A free screening determines Kindergarten readiness for your child and this screening appointment will […]

5-1 Borough Assembly Report

5-1-2012 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure We began the day at 2:30 with budget presentations from the “non-departmentals” which are CARTS, the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, and the UAA Small Business Development Center. Each has been included in the proposed FY […]

May @ The Closet

The Closet will be open today, May 8th and May 15th before it closes for the summer.  May 15th will be a special sale…fill up a plastic grocery bag for a buck.  A notice will be sent out when we will open up again, which will most likely be August […]

Kenai Peninsula College Writers’ Conference

Register for the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference by May 4 & get a discount It’s time to register for the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference! The nationally recognized writing conference, held at Land’s End Resort in Homer, features workshops, readings, open mic sessions, panel presentations and more in fiction, poetry, nonfiction […]

Service Unexcelled: A Tribute to Harry Kawabe

Service Unexcelled: A Tribute to Harry Kawabe

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. In celebration, Kenai Fjords National Park pays tribute to Harry Kawabe, a Japanese immigrant who made Seward his home in the first half of the 20th century. A successful business man, Harry and his wife Tomo, generously helped to educate numerous children. This legacy […]

Afternoon delight at Tea and Tomes

Afternoon delight at Tea and Tomes

Thank you ladies, gentlemen and children who packed the community room of the Catholic church for our Tea & Tomes event this Saturday. We served 65 persons at our sold out event. We wish to acknowledge the hard work of one of our Library Museum volunteers, Kim Hughes, who brought […]

Spring Creek Official Retires

Spring Creek Official Retires

By Heidi Zemach for SCN Tom Reimer, the Assistant Superintendent of Spring Creek Correctional Center, is retiring after 27 years of service in Alaska on April 30th. His friends and colleagues will give him a retirement gathering Wednesday May 2nd at the American Legion, and share stories about his legacy. […]