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A Day in the Life of a Student Conservation Association (SCA) Intern at Kenai Fjords National Park

A Day in the Life of a Student Conservation Association (SCA) Intern at Kenai Fjords National Park

I wake up every day and walk outside into a postcard. Kenai Fjords National Park is one of the most spectacular natural places I have ever seen. I graduated in December from San Diego State University and I was positive that an intern position through the Student Conservation Association (SCA) was my next step in my journey.  After many applications, […]

July 21, 2015 ·

Environmental Assessment Open for Public Review and Comment: Herman Leirer (Exit Glacier) Road Flood Mitigation Project

An Environmental Assessment (EA) for flood mitigation work on the Herman Leirer Road (formerly known as the Exit Glacier Road) is now available for public review and comment.  The comment period closes August 17, 2015. Annual seasonal flooding of the NPS-managed road from milepost seven to eight has resulted in temporary road closures, public safety concerns, as well as road […]

July 21, 2015 ·
Crumbling facade work shows potential of Seward’s code compliance program

Crumbling facade work shows potential of Seward’s code compliance program

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Nobody can be pleased when they receive a “Beautification Notice” or “Compliance Notice” by a private attorney either by mail or pinned to the door on behalf of the City of Seward, politely asking them to trim their hedges, cut down their daisies and fireweed, remove their junked vehicles, or paint or renovate their […]

July 21, 2015 ·
Friday and Saturday Vacation Bible School At Seward Methodist Church

Friday and Saturday Vacation Bible School At Seward Methodist Church

July 21, 2015 ·

FAREWELL RECEPTION FOR PASTOR NITZ

The Seward community is saying farewell to Pastor Ron Nitz & his wife, Jackie, during an open house on Sunday, July 26, at Resurrection Lutheran Church, lower level, 11:00am to 1:00pm.  Stop by and extend your wishes as they prepare to leave Seward.

July 21, 2015 ·
Shhh! Pappy’s 80th Surprise Birthday Party July 25

Shhh! Pappy’s 80th Surprise Birthday Party July 25

  Join Pappy’s family and friends as they celebrate his 80th birthday with a surprise party at the Branson Pavilion on July 25 from 4-8PM.

July 21, 2015 ·

Hazardous Waste Collection Day July 25

Hazardous Waste Collection Day DATE Saturday, July 25, 2015 TIME 8:00 am – 5:00 pm ADT WHERE Seward Transfer Facility 3200 Dimond Seward, AK AGE RANGE All Ages COST Free to households; fees charged to commercial disposers CONTACT INFO Emerald Alaska (877) 375-5040 Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Dept (907) 262-9667 NOTES This event is for households and small businesses. All businesses are required to […]

July 21, 2015 ·
Blackwater Railroad Company plays in the Mt. Marathon Bowl this Sunday.

Blackwater Railroad Company plays in the Mt. Marathon Bowl this Sunday.

  Does an afternoon hike to a pristine outdoor venue to listen and dance to live music sound like a day well spent?  Well, this event is for you! This Sunday, Blackwater Railroad Company is throwing its first Adventure Venue Alaska event, bringing the love of music and adventure together under one umbrella. With the help and cooperation of the […]

July 20, 2015 ·
Museum Assessment Public Reception July 29

Museum Assessment Public Reception July 29

Museum Assessment Program Press Release – The Seward Community Library & Museum has the honor of housing and caring for the unique collections of the Resurrection Bay Historical Society and the Seward Community Library Association. In order to better serve as stewards of these local history and heritage materials, we are participating in an Organizational Assessment as part of the […]

July 20, 2015 ·
6th Annual Firefighter/EMT Auction & Dinner on Fox Island. Get Your Tickets Now!!

6th Annual Firefighter/EMT Auction & Dinner on Fox Island. Get Your Tickets Now!!

July 20, 2015 ·

BINGO Tonight, July 20

Bingo tonight at the Legion – doors open at 6 and games start at 6:30 Come have some fun.     5th and Jefferson

July 20, 2015 ·
Community Pot Luck & Welcome Party for Obihiro Exchange Students July 28

Community Pot Luck & Welcome Party for Obihiro Exchange Students July 28

July 20, 2015 ·
City Proposes Mitigation of Impacts; Gives Notice of Intent to Award Contract to Develop SMIC

City Proposes Mitigation of Impacts; Gives Notice of Intent to Award Contract to Develop SMIC

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — As part of its ongoing development of Seward Marine Industrial Center, City of Seward obtained a permit from US Army Corps of Engineers on May 26, 2015 to dredge and dispose of about 206,000 cubic yards of material from the SMIC harbor basin. To compensate for negative aspects of the project, city administration proposes […]

July 19, 2015 ·
Booster Golfers Score Funds for High School Sports

Booster Golfers Score Funds for High School Sports

The 12th annual Seward Seahawk’s Athletic Booster Club Golf Tournament was held on Saturday, July 18th at the Birch Ridge Golf Course in Soldotna. Sixty golfers helped raise over $4,000.00 for the High School’s sports programs. Under sunny blue skies the golfers had fun in the best ball tournament, enjoyed a picnic lunch afterwards, and received prizes donated by the […]

July 19, 2015 ·
ALASKA NELLIE BIRTHDAY PARTY & PHOTO SHOOT

ALASKA NELLIE BIRTHDAY PARTY & PHOTO SHOOT

Everyone is invited to a historic celebration and photo-shoot in honor of Alaska Nellie to be held at the Seward Community Library on today from 3:00pm-5:00pm.  Unique souvenir photos will be taken in legendary attire by ONE SHOT PHOTOGRAPHY and available for sale for $10 each.  Authentic costume apparel is available for all ages. Nellie’s favorite dessert, STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE, will be served.

July 17, 2015 ·
Teen inspired by expedition to Gulkana Glacier

Teen inspired by expedition to Gulkana Glacier

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Gabrielle “Gabby” Katsma, a bright senior who has been at Seward High School since her freshman year, recently had the experience of a lifetime, sketching and performing field science experiments at the base of Gulkana Glacier near Summit Lake in the Alaska Range. Katsma, who recently moved away  to Michigan with her family for her senior year, […]

July 17, 2015 ·

Improv show Saturday July 18th!

‘Tangled Lines’ improv will be hosting two improv shows at the Rae building Saturday, 7pm and 9pm! Cost is $8 at the door, 50% discount for US Olympic Gold Medalists under 5′ tall. Bring an unusual item to bring as a prop! The Rae building is at the southern end of 3rd Ave in the grassy field, on the right […]

July 17, 2015 ·

Seward Civil Air Patrol Open House BBQ/Potluck July 25

Seward Civil Air Patrol will hold an open house Saturday, July 25th from Noon-2 p.m. at the silver hanger on the Seward airport. Help us celebrate a successful rebuilding year at this BBQ/Potluck! Please bring a dish to share. Come support our growing CAP Cadet Program for youth 12-18. Interested youth and adults are welcome to attend a cadet meeting […]

July 16, 2015 ·

Seward Tsunami lives again in Waves Over Seward documentary

If you are looking for something to do on a rainy day in Seward, or just have a interest in history, make your way to the viewing of Waves Over Seward, a documentary that features footage of the disaster of the Good Friday earthquake that shook Alaska to its core and set Seward, Alaska on fire. March 27, 1964, the […]

July 16, 2015 ·
Summer Reading Program Hero Movies July 16 & 25

Summer Reading Program Hero Movies July 16 & 25

Big Hero 6 will show on Thursday, July 16th at 6:00PM Seward Community Library & Museum, Community Room Rated PG for action & peril, some rude humor & thematic elements Run Time:  1hr 48m More info at:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2245084/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1   The Incredibles will show on Saturday, July 25th at 3:00PM Seward Community Library & Museum, Community Room Rated PG for action […]

July 15, 2015 ·
Cooper Landing’s Wilderness Characters Event July 22, 24 & 25

Cooper Landing’s Wilderness Characters Event July 22, 24 & 25

  Visit Cooper Landing for the 2015 Wilderness Characters event on July 22, 24 & 25. All events are free! For more information, please visit: http://wildernesscharacters.weebly.com/

July 15, 2015 ·
Pretty but nasty Bird Vetch

Pretty but nasty Bird Vetch

Beware of a pretty purple-blue flower that is blooming now in unsuspecting homeowners gardens, along the alleys, disturbed grassy areas, and unmowed roadsides. Bird Vetch (Vicia cracca) is an invasive, harmful, noxious weed that spreads rapidly by seed and underground roots. It climbs over other flowers, grasses, and shrubs, and up fences and small trees. When it gets established, it turns […]

July 15, 2015 ·
Singer/Songwriter Chelsea Berry performs July 19

Singer/Songwriter Chelsea Berry performs July 19

July 15, 2015 ·
Council approves KFNP lease extension, adds new finance department position

Council approves KFNP lease extension, adds new finance department position

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council last night unanimously approved a 60-year lease extension for the Small Boat Harbor property at 1212 Fourth Avenue where the Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center is located. The lease extension has an additional 5-year option. The NPS has leased the visitor center at its harbor location for the past […]

July 14, 2015 ·

Nash Road Warning Siren Test – Wednesday morning

This summer, the Kenai Peninsula Borough is performing maintenance on all of the warning siren sites on the Kenai Peninsula.  At the conclusion of this maintenance, an audible test must be conducted to ensure the siren is in working order. That test will take place on Nash Road tomorrow, Wednesday July 15 between 8am and 10am.  You may hear about ten […]

July 14, 2015 ·
Book Signing at the Museum July 23

Book Signing at the Museum July 23

Book Signing at the Museum Thursday, July 23rd from 3-5pm Seward author and historian, Doug Capra, will be at the Seward Museum on Thursday, July 23rd from 3-5pm to sign copies of his book:  “The Spaces Between: Stories from the Kenai Mountains to the Kenai Fjords.” The book is a captivating collection of stories about the pioneers that populated Alaska’s […]

July 14, 2015 ·