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Coast Guard, partners search for missing pilot near Perry Island, Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard and Air Force assets are searching for a missing pilot near Perry Island in Prince William Sound Tuesday. The 11th Air Force Rescue Coordination Center in Anchorage received a Mayday call from the male pilot of a Cessna 180 airplane Tuesday afternoon.  The pilot reported he was having engine trouble and stated he may have to […]

April 15, 2015 ·
Carnival provides fun and practical safety information

Carnival provides fun and practical safety information

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The young people who attended this year’s Carnival at the Alaska Railroad cruise ship terminal April 11th had a good chance to win one of the many free raffle prizes offered that included 10 high-quality bicycles with helmets, some Razor scooters, fishing poles, a soccer net set, zipline tickets, and more. They also got a […]

April 15, 2015 ·
Free kids books at Saturday’s sale

Free kids books at Saturday’s sale

  Come one, come all: The Friends of the Seward Library will be holding a used book sale this Saturday at the Seward Community Library. And did you hear? Children’s books are free! Donations for the sale are gladly accepted at the Seward Community Library until Friday afternoon. Doors open on Saturday at 10 a.m. for members (you can get your membership at the door!) and […]

April 14, 2015 ·
Knotek to run Boston Marathon, and it’s not what you think

Knotek to run Boston Marathon, and it’s not what you think

By Erin Knotek – At first glance you might think that the two-time high school state champion and two-time Mt. Marathon Junior Race winner, Miles Knotek is running the Boston Marathon, but he is not. His dad is running the race. Kevin Knotek leaves later this week to compete in the 119th running of the Boston Marathon. Knotek will be […]

April 14, 2015 ·

SBCFSA Work Session April 20

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board will hold a work session Monday, April 20, at 6:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122.  The topic is US Army Corps of Engineers Salmon Creek Flood Risk Management Section 205 & DCCED Mitigation Projects. For more information contact the SBCFSA Office at 302 […]

April 14, 2015 ·

Permitting & Agency Information Day April 16th, 10am-2pm

To be held at KM Rae Bldg., 125 Third Ave. The City of Seward, Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area, Kenai Peninsula Borough, State, and Federal agency representatives will be available to assist with your permit application, summer project and provide information on: Planning, Permitting, Flood Risk Prevention, Updated Building Codes, Floodplain Management, National Flood Insurance Program, Fisheries & Wildlife Management, […]

April 14, 2015 ·

Seward Highway is now clear

UPDATE: 11:48AM Highway is clear. Jack-knifed semi has been removed.   From Alaska 511 Traveler Information – There has been accident on the Seward Highway south of Girdwood. Traffic is backed up. We will update the 511 with more information as soon as we get it.

April 14, 2015 ·
In Memory of Frank DeMarco

In Memory of Frank DeMarco

4/6/55 – 3/31/15 A friend to many and a long time Seward resident, Frank DeMarco passed away peacefully on March 31, 2015. Services will be held at Seward City Cemetery on Friday, April 17th at 2PM for anyone who would like to attend.

April 14, 2015 ·

Introduction to Rowing April 28

Would you like to learn about rowing? Introduction to Rowing, an informational only meeting. Tuesday, April 28th 6:30 to approximately 8:00 p.m. at Rez Art Coffee House Learn to Row Class: $90 Saturday and Sunday May 30th & 31st 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 or 5:00 p.m. at Bear lake Includes free novice practices June 2nd, 4th & 6th Go to […]

April 14, 2015 ·

Seward Music & Arts Festival needs donated sheets

The Seward Music & Arts Festival is in need of flat white and red sheets. A lot of them. Do you have old sheets laying around? Please donate them! Sheets can be dropped off at Mountain View Sports (aka Brown & Hawkins) or we can pick them up.  Contact Stephanie at smillane@gmail.com. Thank you!

April 14, 2015 ·

Poetry Slam Tonight, April 14

Annual Poetry Slam Presented by Aarigaa Writers Collective Tuesday April 14th at 6 p.m. Resurrect Art Coffee House Sign in @ 5:30 p.m. For more information contact Kima Hamilton info@aarigaacollective.com or 907-720-0768 RULES: Open to ages 13-19 There will be 3 Rounds.  Only 1 Poem per round. Each Poem MUST be of the Poet’s own original work Each Poet gets 3, […]

April 14, 2015 ·

Children invited to enter artwork into the 2015 PEEPS Art & Photo Exhibit

The Keen Eye Birders, in conjunction with the 2015 Kenai Birding Festival, invites Kenai Peninsula children, ages 2-17, to enter one or two original artworks in the  May 2015 PEEPS Art and Photo Exhibit at the Kenai Fine Arts Center.     The theme of the exhibit is ‘Peninsula Birds’ and entries must be delivered by 5pm, Saturday, April 25th to the Kenai Fine […]

April 14, 2015 ·
Imagination Library is funded for another year

Imagination Library is funded for another year

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward Moose Pass Imagination Library chapter, a nonprofit that mails books and early learning materials to children from birth to age five, will survive intact for another year. The Imagination Library program was recently awarded its grant for the upcoming year, which will enable the nonprofit to provide 12 more books to every […]

April 13, 2015 ·
In Memory of Roy Dougherty

In Memory of Roy Dougherty

On March 5, 2015, Roy Dougherty passed away in Seward, Alaska, surrounded by his family and a life-long friend.  He was born on 7/17/1967 in Chico, California to Charles Arthur Dougherty and Lillian Louis Goodwin. Roy treasured the time he spent as a child with his grandparents, Elvyn and Mildred Dougherty on their ranch in Gazelle, CA.   In the early […]

April 13, 2015 ·
FAREWELL RECEPTION TUESDAY

FAREWELL RECEPTION TUESDAY

There will be a Farewell Reception for Monty & Florita Richardson (F/V Irish Lord) on Tuesday, April 14th, at the AVTEC Student Center, 2nd Floor, 5:00pm – 7:00pm.  The community is invited to bring photos, fond memories and BIG FISH stories to share.  Monty & Florita are moving to Washington state to live closer to their son, Phil.

April 13, 2015 ·

UAF Cooperative Extension Service Agriculture and Horticulture Presentation

The public is invited to participate in the seminar presented by Steve Van Vleet, candidate for UAF Cooperative Extension Service Kenai Peninsula District Agriculture and Horticulture Agent. The presentation will be held on Thursday, April 16, 6 p.m. The seminar will be presented via distance delivery from Kenai Peninsual College Kenai River Campus, room 116 Ward to Seward, Rae Building […]

April 13, 2015 ·
Ray Troll comes to the Alaska SeaLife Center

Ray Troll comes to the Alaska SeaLife Center

By Dot Bardarson – The Sea Life Center is mounting a show that changes seasonally.  This year they chose the shark as the subject.  Ricky Deel, the center’s Exhibit designer, has put together an impressive display room using the artistic talents of Ray Troll from Ketchikan. Ray has spent his artistic life studying anything aquatic.  He presents fishy things as […]

April 10, 2015 ·

Opinion: Medicaid Expansion Makes Sense For Alaska

By Mike Navarre, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor – Medicaid Expansion Makes Sense For Alaska Why does it make sense to take on Medicaid expansion in these times of fiscal challenges and diminished budgets?  Aren’t we supposed to be tightening our belts right about now, boring new holes for the buckle so we can draw them even tighter in years to […]

April 10, 2015 ·

Conway Seavey performs at Rez Art on April 12

Conway Seavey in concert Sunday April 12th 4-6 p.m. Resurrect Art Coffee House Gallery Free (donation jar) Please join us for some live entertainment, delicious baked goodies, hot coffee and tea! Rain or shine!

April 10, 2015 ·
Grant Lake Draft License Application submitted; public comment period open

Grant Lake Draft License Application submitted; public comment period open

grant lake press release 4-7-15

April 10, 2015 ·
Therapeutic & Adaptive Recreation Conference May 15 & 16

Therapeutic & Adaptive Recreation Conference May 15 & 16

April 10, 2015 ·
P&Z Rejects Idea of Housing in Pat Williams Park

P&Z Rejects Idea of Housing in Pat Williams Park

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — By a vote of four to one, after having heard an hour and a half of public comment pro and mostly con, Seward Planning and Zoning Commission on April 7, rejected a proposal to give Kenai Peninsula Housing Initiatives 0.7 acres of Pat Williams Park to build senior housing. Seward City Council held a […]

April 10, 2015 ·
Family Science Night at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Family Science Night at the Alaska SeaLife Center

April 10, 2015 ·
SPRD seeks volunteers for the Pink Cheeks Triathlon on May 2

SPRD seeks volunteers for the Pink Cheeks Triathlon on May 2

SPRD is looking for 90 volunteers to host the Pink Cheeks Triathlon May 2. Would you be willing to help? Follow the link below for the sign up sheet. When prompted, enter the code “PINK” for access. Thanks to those already signed up to help. : ) To sign up, go to: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E094EADAB2BA13-pink4/15103123

April 9, 2015 ·