Recent News & Information

School System Phones and Internet are back up

Internet and phone connectivity has been restored to Seward Schools.

December 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
2015 Marathon Wrestling Sign-Up Information

2015 Marathon Wrestling Sign-Up Information

December 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Phones & Internet down at all Seward Schools

The phones and internet are down at Seward Elementary, Middle and High School. Schools will not be able to receive any incoming calls and it is unknown when this problem will be fixed.

December 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
American Red Cross pilots preparedness project

American Red Cross pilots preparedness project

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The American Red Cross of Alaska chapter in Seward has been able to help out three or four local families following emergencies they suffered over the past year with emergency shelter, food and clothing, said Jeanette Hanneman its disaster assistance team captain. It’s rewarding to be able to help friends and neighbors in need […]

December 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·
SPRD Bulletin December 12

SPRD Bulletin December 12

SPRD Bulletin… URBACHS youth Basketball is right around the corner! Saturdays at Sports & Rec January 24th – March 21st Preschool through 5th grade. Sat, Jan 10th there will be a FREE Jamboree where you can meet the coaches, work on your skill and scrimmage with your friends at 10am. Register by Dec 19th to receive a complimentary team jersey, […]

December 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Museum open house this Sunday

Resurrection Bay Historical Society invites the public to their annual Christmas open house from 1 – 4 p.m. this Sunday at the Seward Museum. Members will serve refreshments in the Community Room, while RBHS member Sue McClure will play holiday tunes on the organ across the hall in the museum. People can watch the battery-operated train travel the tracks around […]

December 12, 2014 · 0 comments ·
City acts on potential geothermal heat for city buildings

City acts on potential geothermal heat for city buildings

  By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council took an important first step toward implementing renewable energy in Seward at the last meeting of the year Monday night. They authorized City Manager Jim Hunt to negotiate a $48,000 contract with Your Clean Energy, LLC, to develop an economic evaluation for heating the Seward Museum Library and City Annex […]

December 12, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Seward Christmas Bird Count Dec 27th

Seward Christmas Bird Count Dec 27th

Fill your feeders with black oil sunflower seeds, and hang up the suet! It’s time to get ready for the annual Seward Christmas Bird Count. All across the country, citizen scientists will help to gather important information about bird populations, movements, and trends. You too, can help count every bird within a 7.5 mile radius of Nash Road and the […]

December 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Rare Opportunity to View Bearded Seal at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Rare Opportunity to View Bearded Seal at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release – Seward, Alaska (December 11, 2014) – The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is excited to announce it is currently home to a male bearded seal. Siku, named after the Inuit word for “sea ice,” is the first of his kind to reside at the Alaska SeaLife Center – in fact the first bearded seal to […]

December 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward Schools Site Council Meeting Tonight (Thursday, 12/11/14) at 630pm at HS

Our December Site Council Meeting will be held this Thursday (12/11/14) at 6:30pm at the Seward High School Library. This will likely be the last meeting where we will discuss an Honors Diploma for our students. Come join the conversation! Our agenda can be found here: Agenda Dec 2014 SSBC

December 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Alaskan Author at the Library & Museum Tonight, December 10th

Alaskan Author at the Library & Museum Tonight, December 10th

Dave Atcheson will discuss his memoir Dead Reckoning, Navigating a Life on the Last Frontier, Courting Tragedy on its High Seas, much of which takes place in Seward, tonight (Wednesday, December 10th) at 6:30PM in the Community Room. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

December 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Fire departments trained and equipped to save pets

Fire departments trained and equipped to save pets

By Heidi Zemach for SCN –  When homes catch fire or cars crash, pets die too. Unlike humans who instinctively run outside during fires, or when they hear loud alarms, pets instinctively look for a hiding place in order to protect themselves, leaving them ultimately more vulnerable to smoke inhalation, fire, or gas leaks. But with the right equipment and […]

December 10, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Make a wish come true at the Library Museum!

Make a wish come true at the Library Museum!

The annual Wish Tree has been placed in the library and ready for you to help us place new books on the shelves! Each beautiful vintage postcard holds a book wish with suggestions from patrons and the library staff. For $20, you can make a book wish come true! Stop by the library museum during open hours, take some time […]

December 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Kenai Fine Arts Center closed December 21-January 6

The Kenai Fine Arts Center will be closed for the Holidays Dec. 21 through Jan. 6.  Time is running short to view the current exhibits highlighting the art of water colorist Pati Deuter and the Annual Student Art Exhibit and also to shop in the KFAC Sales Gallery featuring he artwork of local emerging artists.  Business hours are 12-5, Wednesdays […]

December 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Borough Assembly Report

9 December 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure   Our only December meeting was very brief, as we had no ordinances up for public hearing, and all resolutions and ordinances for introduction were on the consent agenda. The new KPB School District Superintendent, Sean Dusek, and Joe Arness presented the quarterly report, projecting a slight increase in student […]

December 9, 2014 · 1 comment ·
R/V Sikuliaq Conducts Science and Helps Film Crew During Maiden Voyage to Seward

R/V Sikuliaq Conducts Science and Helps Film Crew During Maiden Voyage to Seward

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — At a well-attended Seward Chamber of Commerce luncheon on December 5, Project Manager Dan Oliver enthusiastically presented the Research Vessel Sikuliaq story so far. The 261-foot long ship has joined the American academic-research fleet and features specialized equipment that makes it especially suited to arctic research. According to Oliver, the National Science Foundation paid […]

December 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·
FREE bins! Hurry!

FREE bins! Hurry!

Two aluminum can recycling bins were replaced today with nicely painted ones. Anyone who would like to recycle one or both old bins for a chicken coop, dog house, wood storage, etc. please contact c_griz at yahoo.com. First person to email me, first serve, as is. The bins measure approximately 4’x5’ and are 4’ tall on the short side. They […]

December 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Seeking Artists for Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program

The Yukon Arts Centre and National Park Service are seeking three visual artists – one from Canada, one from the United States and one regional (Yukon or Alaska) – to participate in a cross-border creative journey. The Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program invites artists to hike the famous Chilkoot Trail, passing through Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (Alaska) and […]

December 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – November 2014

Kenai Fjords National Park and surrounding areas experienced an unusually warm start to what is locally, though unofficially, considered early winter.  Daily high temperatures recorded at the Seward airport reached into the high 40s and low 50s the first three weeks of the month and were above freezing on all days in November except the 27th. Three new daily record […]

December 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Melissa Mitchell and Spiff peform at the Yukon Bar December 12 & 13

Melissa Mitchell and Spiff peform at the Yukon Bar December 12 & 13

  Come on down to the Yukon Bar to see Alaskan favorite Melissa Mitchell and Spiff this weekend, December 12 & 13, beginning at 9PM. For more information please visit http://melissamitchell.org/.

December 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Rising from the Ashes

By Christine Sheehan, Seaview Community Services Executive Director – If you were living in Seward in March of 2007, you may remember the devastating fire that consumed SeaView’s assisted living home on the small rise above the Seward lagoon.  Remarkably, not a single person was injured as staff assisted all residents to exit the home quickly and safely.  Lives of […]

December 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Gift Shop opening for holiday shopping

Gift Shop opening for holiday shopping

Aurora Charters Gift Shop will be open starting December 8th for holiday shopping. Monday through Saturday 10 am to 7pm. Be sure to stop in and browse the great gift items that could be that special something for your holiday gift giving. Free gift wrapping with your purchase. Located in the small boat harbor, address is 1302 4th Ave or […]

December 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Community Choir Christmas Concert December 11

The Seward Community Choir, an area choir with nearly 40 singers,  will present a Christmas concert at the Rae Building, Thursday December 11 at 7 PM.  The concert is free, but we are suggesting that you bring a can of food for the food pantry if you are able.  There will be cookies following the concert.

December 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Alaska State Parks Seward Citizens Advisory Board meets December 9

The Alaska State Parks Seward Citizens Advisory Board will meet upstairs at the Seward Public Library from 5pm-7pm on December 9, 2014.  The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend!

December 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Holiday Fair Brings Comfort and Joy

Holiday Fair Brings Comfort and Joy

By Heidi Zemach for SCN –  People streamed into the Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair at  Seward’s Alaska Railroad cruise ship depot Friday night and Saturday to peruse and perhaps purchase some of the beautiful handcrafted gifts for presents. They stayed to socialize and sample delicious crepes and cheesecakes from local vendors, to enjoy the musical acts, and have their […]

December 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·