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Celebrate Founders’ Day on Aug. 28

There will be cake and light refreshments at this year’s celebration of Seward’s Founders’ Day – an annual event that recalls the establishment of a railroad town at the head of Resurrection Bay on Aug. 28, 1903. Resurrection Bay Historical Society invites the public to join the festivities marking the 111th anniversary of the arrival of the landing party from […]

by · August 22, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Small bubble aerators are a welcome sight at the City of Seward's passive wastewater lagoon lagoon. Heidi Zemach file photo

Lagoon work timing worries Lowell Point business owners

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Merrell Brothers, Inc., the lowest of three contractors to bid on the City of Seward project to drain, dredge and remove sludge from the two Seward lagoons, and conduct needed repairs, has told city officials it plans to begin working on the $3.9 million project in Seward next April. That information was disturbing to […]

by · August 22, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Phoenix Taxi rides again

Phoenix Taxi rides again

“QuackerJack” and his well “ducked out” taxi were involved in a serious T-bone accident several weeks ago that totaled the original Phoenix Taxi. But Jack would like all to know that you can’t keep a good man down-or him. And like the Phoenix of old, this Phoenix has also risen from the ashes. Once again Jack and his adorned taxi can be seen  […]

by · August 21, 2014 · 2 comments ·

Help Encourage SWMS Math Students

Hello Sewardites, We are off to a great year at Seward Middle School. What a fun and active group of kids. This year I would like to offer small prizes to my math students as a reward for having all their homework complete each week. I am hoping that some people or organizations might be able to donate something to […]

by · August 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward Waterfront Playground will reopen at 5PM today, August 21

The Seward Waterfront Playground will reopen at 5:00 p.m. today.  Thanks again for your patience.  

by · August 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·

AVTEC Three Week Refrigeration Course

AVTEC will offer a three week refrigeration course starting October 6 through October 24.   The student successfully passing this course will be able to diagnose refrigeration systems by putting pressure gauges and thermometers on systems, calculate superheat and subcooling, recover and accurately add refrigerants to systems, do basic repairs, and knowledgeably discuss refrigeration system operation. They will also become familiar […]

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

Job Opening at the Alaska SeaLife Center

The Alaska SeaLife Center, a non-profit organization generating and sharing scientific knowledge that promotes understanding and stewardship of Alaska’s marine ecosystems is seeking applications for the following: Part-Time Security Officer This position is responsible for ensuring good order, proper conduct, and safe conditions at the Alaska SeaLife Center. Responsibilities (include but are not limited to): 1. Patrols the facilities and […]

by · August 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Rum Doodle Sailboat Race Invites All

Rum Doodle Sailboat Race Invites All

NOTICE OF RACE! WILLIAM H. SEWARD YACHT CLUB PRESENTS: The Rum Doodle Race ( ALL WOMEN) Saturday, August 23, 2014 This year’s “Women-Only” Rum Doodle Race will take place on August 23 in Seward on beautiful Resurrection Bay. This is your Notice of Race!!! Entrants Thus Far 1. S/V Tlingit ( Marcy Baker) 2. S/V Radiance ( Laurence Blakely) 3. […]

by · August 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward Waterfront Playground remains closed.

The Parks Playground on Ballaine and Adams will remain closed today, August 21, 2014,  due to wasp nests inside the playground.   If you have any questions call 224-4055.  Thank you for your patience.  

by · August 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Blackwater Railroad Company: a band on the rise

Blackwater Railroad Company: a band on the rise

By Alexis De Leon for SCN – The mountains of Alaska are certainly alive with the sound of music. Not the type of music Julie Andrews went on about but the type typically inspired by a campfire and whiskey. If anyone is channeling the song of Alaska’s wilderness it’s Seward’s own Blackwater Railroad Company. The band began in the winter […]

by · August 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·

First Game Win

Seward Seahawks football team beat Houston 14:7 during their first game of the season. It was a great first game, and a positive omen for the small school high school team that, in recent past years, had been averaging about one win per season. The new SHS Athletic Director is Al Plan, replacing Sami King. Home football games are September 6th and […]

by · August 21, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Alaskans Vote No on Ballot Measure No. 1. Existing Taxes on Oil Production Remain in Place

With 100 percent of precincts now having reported, Alaska Division of Elections reported on Wednesday at 3:03 p.m. that 52.2 percent of voters rejected attempts to repeal 13SB21, the existing tax structure on oil production that its critics regarded as too low. Only 31.7 percent of registered voters participated in the election. Of 154,136 total votes cast in the matter […]

by · August 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·

J.J. Hill to perform at the Rez Art August 22

The Road Out featuring J.J. Hill Live Music & Stories Resurrect Art Coffee House Friday August 22nd @ 7:00 pm $10 at the door For more information about J.J. Hill, please visit his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/JJ-Hill-Comedy/134385306710584

by · August 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·
THE US FOREST SERVICE REAL PROPERTY SALE

THE US FOREST SERVICE REAL PROPERTY SALE

THE US FOREST SERVICE REAL PROPERTY SALE   The federal government is selling two residential properties, located at 700 Fourth Avenue and 701 Fifth Avenue in Seward, AK. Each lot is approximately 0.23 acres and contains a house and garage. The properties will be sold separately through an online competitive bidding process held by GSA Auctions. Bids will be accepted […]

by · August 20, 2014 · 1 comment ·
National Fingerpicking Champion to Perform in Seward August 30

National Fingerpicking Champion to Perform in Seward August 30

Only one person has ever won the world’s top competitions in both “fingerstyle” and “classical” guitar, the 1998 National Fingerpicking Champion and the Guitar Foundation of America International Classical Guitar Competition. That person, Michael Chapdelaine will play a solo concert at Resurrect Art Coffeehouse on Saturday, August 30 at 7 pm. Admission will be $10.00 at the door. Prior to […]

by · August 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·
2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis to Visit Seward

2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis to Visit Seward

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. Jennifer has logged more […]

by · August 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Division of Elections Reports Primary Election Results at 2:12 a.m. Wednesday

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – With 98.6 percent of  precincts having counted and reported their vote tallies, Alaska Division of Elections reported the following election results in races of importance to Seward and surrounding areas. Readers should note that percentages refer to proportion of candidate’s party, not the overall electorate. For clarity, SCN has left out losing candidates within […]

by · August 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Preliminary Election Results Reported at 10 p.m. by Division of Elections

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – The state of Alaska Division of Elections released its first batch of unofficial election results Tuesday evening for the statewide primary election. With only 59,000 votes counted, in about 32 percent of precincts, Ballot Measure One, to repeal or to retain the current tax structure on oil production, appeared tied between the yes and […]

by · August 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Fall 2014 Pool Schedule

SEWARD HS POOL SCHEDULE AUG 19 – Dec 19   2014 Closed Sept 1 , Nov 27 – 30 Lap Swim               M, W, F   6:30 – 8:00am,  5:00 – 6:30pm                               T & Th      11:00 – 12:30pm Starting  Nov 9       Sun         5:30 – 7:00pm Open Swim            M, W, F    6:30 – 7:50pm Starting  Nov 9        Sun         4:00 – 5:20pm Parent & Tot […]

by · August 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Mental Health First Aid Training Opportunity in Seward August 25

Mental Health First Aid Training Opportunity in Seward August 25

Trust Training Cooperative presents:  Mental Health First Aid  Similar to ‘First Aid’ and CPR, ‘Mental Health First Aid’ teaches you how to help those experiencing mental health problems until professional help is available.   Who: All are welcome. This is a non-clinical public education training for anyone.   What: Mental Health First Aid     Date/Time: August 25, 2014 from 8:30am-5:00pm    Location: AVTEC (Alaska’s […]

by · August 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Playground at Ballaine & Adams closed

Due to wasps nests on the playground equipments, the Parks Playground on Ballaine and Adams will be closed on 8/19/14 and possibly 8/20/14.

by · August 19, 2014 · 1 comment ·

SBCFSA Regular Meeting/Work Session September 22

Please be advised that the next Regular Board Meeting will be combined with a Work Session to be held on September 22, 2014 beginning at 6:00pm. The meetings will be held back to back beginning with the Work Session.  Please note that this is the only scheduled meeting night in September; the normal meeting schedule of 1st and 3rd Monday meetings will resume in October. The meeting […]

by · August 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Celebrating Healthy Lifestyles

Celebrating Healthy Lifestyles

Participants came from Seward, Anchorage, and some came from as far as California to attend the annual Healthy Lifestyles Gathering, sponsored by Quetekcak Native Tribe. In addition to a community potlatch at the Branson Pavilion featuring halibut and hamburgers, there was dancing and drumming by a diverse group of Alaska Native and American Indian drummers. The annual gathering is to […]

by · August 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·
It’s a Boy!

It’s a Boy!

Andrew Walter Tan’aaq Moore Somerville was born at 2:04 pm last Sunday (8/10/14).  He weighed 10 pounds 6 ounces and was 20.75 inches long.  Mom, Bonnie Moore, and dad, Eric Somerville and big sister Abigail are all happy and healthy and are enjoying getting to know the new arrival to the family. click on photo, please

by · August 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Regsitration for KPC classes is August 19,20 and 21 from 9am-2pm at the KPC office located Seward High School.

Learn at Kenai Peninsuala College’s Resurrection Bay Extension Site. Fall 2014 semester’s classes include: Introduction to Composition, Introduction to College Writing, Intermediate Algebra, Lifespan Development, Introduction to American Government (web based),Writing Strategies (web based), Begining Yoga and Intermediate Yoga.  Don’t forget to ask about KPC’s EZ Payment Plan.  Regsiter online now for face to face classes in Seward or online classes […]

by · August 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·