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Ceramics Night  – only 5 more this winter.

Ceramics Night – only 5 more this winter.

  Ceramics Night at AVTEC in February: Wednesdays, Feb. 11th -25th, 5-7 pm in AVTEC ceramics room. Cost: $8. Please note Ceramics Night will continue each Wednesday through March, with the last night on March 25th.  Create your own ceramics! Wonderful volunteer staff will be available to guide you. Pay for Ceramics Night at the door the night of the […]

February 23, 2015 ·
KPBSD budget shortfall could mean eliminating 24-30 jobs

KPBSD budget shortfall could mean eliminating 24-30 jobs

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is looking at how to balance its $167 million budget in the face of an estimated shortfall of between $6.5 and $8 million for the 2015-16 Fiscal Year.  In order to balance the budget, and equalize estimated revenues with expenditures, the administration is discussing potential cuts […]

February 23, 2015 ·

February PEO meeting

There will be a meeting Saturday, February 28th at 2pm in the library. This meeting will cover the history of the PEO organization. The presenter will be Sally Langmade. PEO is a nonprofit women’s organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities for women. This is a new and exciting opportunity for Seward women. Please come and join us.

February 23, 2015 ·
Spring  Book Fair

Spring Book Fair

  Come get hooked on reading at the Under the Sea book fair!  The Seward Elementary Library is hosting a book fair Monday night from 5:30-7:00 and Tuesday night from 5:00-7:30. Typically, the spring book fair is a one day event, held in conjunction with the elementary school’s Family Night.  This year, however, the school library will have an additional […]

February 22, 2015 ·
Sikuliaq arriving in Seward Monday!

Sikuliaq arriving in Seward Monday!

A Message from the City Clerk – The new R/V Sikuliaq will be arriving in Seward for the first time on Monday, February 23, 2015.  Crews plan to pass by Lowell Point at abou 11:30 a.m., travel by the Seward Marine Center and the Alaska SeaLife Center, and then onto the cruise ship dock at the Alaska Railroad Terminal around […]

February 22, 2015 ·
Seward Silvers Make Big Splash at Boroughs

Seward Silvers Make Big Splash at Boroughs

Seward Middle School’s wrestling squad ended its season with a strong finish at the KPBSD Borough Championship hosted by Skyview Middle School.   Several Silvers brought home medals, but the phrases sailing around this year’s team from parents, coaches, and spectators primarily focused on how much the team had improved in such a short period of time. Some wrestlers whose […]

February 22, 2015 ·
Fresh fruits and vegetables to make the smoothies with are the key. Heidi Zemach photo

Smoothie Kickoff Event

Heidi Zemach for Seward City News Seward Middle School hosted a festive, well-orchestrated afternoon event Tuesday evening welcoming Capital Brands, a national blender manufacturer that will help the school provide nutritious smoothies to 39 students in Angie Hammer’s third-grade P.E. class every morning for the next three months. The middle school was one of six schools nationwide to win a […]

February 22, 2015 ·
Seward Fire Department Mountain Rescue Press Release

Seward Fire Department Mountain Rescue Press Release

Seward Fire Department Mountain Rescue Press Release – On 02/19/15, at approximately 1752 hours, Seward Police Department Dispatch requested Seward Volunteer Fire Department and Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps for a mountain rescue of three individuals, one of whom was injured, on Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska.  AST was also advised and responded. Seward Volunteer Fire Department responded with two rescue […]

February 20, 2015 ·
Midnight Mountain Rescue

Midnight Mountain Rescue

Late last night, a Pavehawk/Blackhawk thundered over town to Mt Marathon. Three hikers had called in around 6 pm, reporting one with injuries on the treacherous south side of the mountain. The Seward Volunteer Fire Department and Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps personnel were dispatched to hike up to the site to stabilize the hiker. Around 10:30 pm, the giant helicopter located the hikers […]

February 20, 2015 ·
KPBSD School Board Representative Dan Castimore with Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones discuss the pool budget at Seward meeting Tuesday. Heidi Zemach photo.

Strong Show of Support For Pool

  Fans of the Seward High pool watch one another as they testify at the pool budget hearing Tuesday. Heidi Zemach photo By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Swimmers and pool users of all ages gave a strong show of support for the Seward High School pool at a public meeting at the high school Tuesday, as Kenai Peninsula Borough […]

February 20, 2015 ·
Swim-a-thon is coming! Support Seward Tsunami Swim Club!

Swim-a-thon is coming! Support Seward Tsunami Swim Club!

This year, the Seward Tsunami Swim Club’s annual Swim-a-Thon kicked off on February 3rd. Swimmers have a month to gather pledges for their two hour swim on Friday, March 5th. This is the club’s sole fundraiser with donations pledged to young athletes who earn them by swimming for two hours straight. By the time their two hours are over, they […]

February 19, 2015 ·

Seward Highway Mile 117 OPEN

From ADP Public info Twitter feed: “Seward Hwy has been reopened. Rock slide has been cleared 1 mile south of Potter Marsh scales. Thank you for your patience!”

February 19, 2015 ·
Middle School Grid Portraits

Middle School Grid Portraits

This quarter, I have the pleasure of teaching 6th graders art (plus the lovely 8th grader Julie German)!  Our last project was inspired by Chuck Close, an artist who uses grids to draw amazing portraits on a large scale.  Check out their work!  More art here at our blog. Onaangel Williamson Julie German Katelyn Sawyer-Lemme Nick Katsma Paola Baez Matthew Stanley […]

February 19, 2015 ·
Closure on Seward Highway at Milepost 117

Closure on Seward Highway at Milepost 117

From AK511 Department of Transportation & Public Facilities – Due to a rockslide, there is an obstruction on the roadway at Milepost 117(Potter Marsh) blocking traffic. Expect delays while the clearing is in progress

February 19, 2015 ·

Seward Student on the Univeristy of Great Falls Dean’s List

The University of Great Falls is proud to announce that Travis Price of Seward has been listed on the Dean’s List.  President’s Honor Roll students earned a 4.0 while students on the Dean’s List earned a 3.5 GPA or higher. Congratulations to Travis!

February 18, 2015 ·
Save the Date!

Save the Date!

February 18, 2015 ·
3rd FRIDAY ART SHOW & Demonstration

3rd FRIDAY ART SHOW & Demonstration

BREAK UP your winter doldrums and check out this mid-winter special:      A 3rd FRIDAY ART SHOW & demonstration by our local Senior Center Art Group. WHERE?  SEWARD SENIOR CENTER, Third Ave. & Jefferson.                                                                                                                                                      DATE & TIME:  Friday, Feb. 20th   4:00-7:00pm    VIEW the artists demonstrating their craft as you munch on APPETIZERS and   visit with your neighbors. There will be original art […]

February 18, 2015 ·
Moose Pass School Considered for Closure Next Fall Due to Low Enrollment

Moose Pass School Considered for Closure Next Fall Due to Low Enrollment

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — With an enrollment of only ten pupils, the Moose Pass School (K– 8) barely passes muster as a viable school site in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Alaska statutes recognize ten as the minimum number of children for funding at any particular site. According to KPBSD spokeswoman Pegge Erkeneff, on March 4, Assistant […]

February 18, 2015 ·

Public Notice of Cancelation

Public Notice of Cancellation NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that The Seward’s Port and Commerce Advisory Board (PACAB) meeting on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at noon in council chambers has been cancelled. The next regular meeting of PACAB is Wednesday, March 4th, 2015, at noon in Council Chambers.

February 17, 2015 ·

Alaska Legislative Teleconference for February 16-20

The link below is for teleconferences scheduled for the week of February 16 thru February 20. If you wish to participate in an upcoming teleconference, please call the Seward LIO for updates at 224-5066.   http://w3.legis.state.ak.us/index.php?tab2=type%3DAll%26com%3D%26startDate%3D2%2F16%2F2015%26endDate%3D02%2F21%2F2015#tab2   Seward’s Legislators are:   Senator Peter Micciche 1-800-964-5733 Sen.Peter.Micciche@akleg.gov   Representative Mike Chenault 1-800-469-3779 Rep.Mike.Chenault@akleg.gov   Constituent services for Representative Chenault: Wendy Focose […]

February 17, 2015 ·

Freshwater springs found beneath the face of Columbia Glacier

Prince William Sound Regional Citizen’s Advisory Council Press Release – Researchers working with the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council have found what are believed to be the first documented freshwater springs at the base of a tidewater glacier in Alaska. This investigation was conducted by the Prince William Sound Science Center in support of ongoing Council research focused […]

February 17, 2015 ·
Resurrection Bay Baptist Church moves into Legends building

Resurrection Bay Baptist Church moves into Legends building

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Resurrection Bay Baptist Church has purchased the former Legends Restaurant and moved into the two story, 7,000 square foot property at 412 Washington Street in the heart of downtown Seward. Until recently the building was occupied by the Kenai Fjords National Park, but was put on auction by the U.S. General Services Administration […]

February 17, 2015 ·
Evan Phillips and Aaron Benolkin from the Whipsaws perform February 20 & 21

Evan Phillips and Aaron Benolkin from the Whipsaws perform February 20 & 21

Evan Phillips and Aaron Benolkin from the Whipsaws will perform February 20 & 21 at the Yukon Bar beginning at 9PM. For more information about these musicians, please visit http://evanphillips.net/ and http://aaronbenolkin.com/.

February 17, 2015 ·
Second Moose Pass Rendezvous a success despite warm spell

Second Moose Pass Rendezvous a success despite warm spell

By Jason Aigeldinger for SCN – In this, a most fickle season devoid of snow but rich in ice, a group of winter enthusiasts in Moose Pass took a chance and put on a celebration. The weather was not ideal. But at the end of the day it didn’t really matter. Friends and neighbors from the Kenai Peninsula and beyond […]

February 16, 2015 ·