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Spectacular aircraft at Seward Airport today

Spectacular aircraft at Seward Airport today

In preparation for President Obama’s visit to Seward on September 1st,  four impressive Osprey Tiltrotor Aircraft thundered over the Seward Airport. They had flown from Anchorage with their twin prop-rotors in front like an airplane but on approach, the prop-rotors tilted vertically like a helicopter to allow them to hover. The gnarly winds did not faze them and they landed with […]

August 28, 2015 ·
President Obama to visit Anchorage and Seward

President Obama to visit Anchorage and Seward

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary August 28, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, August 31, the President will travel to Anchorage, Alaska. While in Anchorage, the President will participate in a roundtable with Alaska Natives and address the Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER) Conference. GLACIER will convene foreign ministers from Arctic nations […]

August 28, 2015 ·
Sign up for the 2015 Fall Racquetball League

Sign up for the 2015 Fall Racquetball League

August 28, 2015 ·
Sign up for the Fall BBQ Volleyball League

Sign up for the Fall BBQ Volleyball League

August 28, 2015 ·

Swimming Lessons & Water Exercise Schedule Fall 2015

Seward HS Pool  Fall 2015 Learning , Fitness, Fun Childrens Swim Lessons Sept. 15 – Oct 1    Tue & Th Level 4/5  for those who can swim 25 yrds.  4:45 – 5:30 Preschool ( 3-5)                                                      5:15 – 6:00 pm Level  1-3                                                                  6:00 – 6:45 pm Oct 5 – 21      M & W                               Level 1-3 and Preschool age                               9:15 – […]

August 28, 2015 ·
SEWARD: Temporary Flight Restriction for Sept. 1

SEWARD: Temporary Flight Restriction for Sept. 1

 

August 28, 2015 ·
Seward Airport will be closed to all waterfowl hunting until September 3rd.

Seward Airport will be closed to all waterfowl hunting until September 3rd.

Press Release from Seward Police Department: Per the Chief of Police, the Seward Airport will be closed to all waterfowl hunting until September 3rd. Even though Waterfowl season opens September 1st, the marshlands at the airport will be closed to hunting until September 3rd.   Reminder that to go hunting at the Airport, you need to have a City Hunting […]

August 28, 2015 ·
Phoenix Glacier receding

Phoenix Glacier receding

You don’t have to visit Exit Glacier to see a receding glacier; the glaciers visible from town and Nash Road provide vivid examples. Check out Godwin Glacier and the shrinking glaciers on Mt Alice on the east side of the bay, and Phoenix Glacier to the north of Mt Marathon. Carol Griswold

August 27, 2015 ·

High Wind Warning – Eastern Kenai Peninsula

High Wind Warning URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK 921 AM AKDT THU AUG 27 2015   …UNUSUALLY STRONG LATE SUMMER WINDSTORM…   .A STRONG UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE ORIGINATING IN THE ARCTIC WILL DIVE SOUTHWARD ACROSS SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA BY LATE TONIGHT. THIS WILL LEAD TO STRONG WINDS…ESPECIALLY THROUGH MOUNTAIN GAPS. SOME OF THE HIGHEST WINDS WILL BE […]

August 27, 2015 ·

UNITED WAY FOX ISLAND DINNER CRUISE

Kenai Peninsula United Way FOX ISLAND DINNER CRUISE SATURDAY, AUGUST 29th 3:00pm-9:45pm $80.00 each/$150 per couple Tickets available in the Seward Senior Center office or any United Way office. Call 224-5604 to reserve. 3-1/2 hour Kenai Fjords sightseeing cruise to Fox Island, Prime rib dinner and no-host bar.  Ship departs at 3:00pm and returns at approximately 9:45pm.  Check-in at 2:00pm at […]

August 27, 2015 ·

SEWARD ELEMENTARY OPEN HOUSE/PTA CHILI FEED TONIGHT!

Seward Elementary’s Open House and PTA Chili Feed happens tonight, Thursday, August 27th!  Parents, please visit your children’s classrooms from 5-5:29 for a quick tour, and then go to the gym at 5:30 for the PTA Chili Feed!  You will receive a Parent Packet (one per family) in the classroom which contains very pertinent information, including picture packets, and a ticket for you […]

August 27, 2015 ·

Power Outage at SMIC scheduled for August 31 & September 2

From the Seward Electric Department – On August 31st from 7:30 to 10:30AM power will be off at Seward Marine Industrial Center. On September 2nd from 7:30 t0 9:30AM there will be a second power outage returning power feed to normal following substation repairs.

August 27, 2015 ·
Another President Comes to Seward, Alaska

Another President Comes to Seward, Alaska

by Doug Capra © 2015 The following is excerpted from Doug Capra’s book, The Spaces Between: Stories from the Kenai Mountains to the Kenai Fjords (© 2014) published by the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area with Ember Press. This excerpt just covers his time in Seward. For the complete story, check out the book. Warren G. Harding’s trip to […]

August 26, 2015 ·
PINK MARTINI with singer Storm Large

PINK MARTINI with singer Storm Large

PINK MARTINI with singer Storm Large September 14, 2015 Mariner Theater, Homer, 7:30 PM $100 VIP Ticket includes transportation to and from Mariner Theater on the trolley, exclusive attendance to a pre-show cocktail party including two drinks provided by the Grog Shop, hors d’oeuvres provided by Two Sisters, and early seating! $35 HCOA Members $50 General Admission Tickets available online […]

August 26, 2015 ·
Guitarist Peppino D’Agostino performs Friday Night

Guitarist Peppino D’Agostino performs Friday Night

It’s been said that he is “…in the same league with John Fahey, Leo Kottke, Doc Watson and John Renbourn.” According to the Chicago Tribune “…D’Agostino plays steel-string guitar with virtuosity and complexity…Influences are as far-flung as the flamenco work of Paco de Lucia and the pop sensibility of the Beatles, evident in the songs he’s written, which brim with […]

August 26, 2015 ·
Local Officials Stay Tightlipped about Presidential Visit

Local Officials Stay Tightlipped about Presidential Visit

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — When then President Warren G. Harding arrived in Seward on July 13, 1923 aboard the U.S.S. Henderson, people knew his itinerary and welcomed him at the dock. Historic photographs show President Harding standing on the platform of an Alaska Railroad (Alaska Northern Railway Co.) passenger car with a crowd gathered around. More than the […]

August 26, 2015 ·
Congressman Young’s Message to Alaskans Prior to President’s Visit

Congressman Young’s Message to Alaskans Prior to President’s Visit

Press Release from Congressman Don Young –  Dear Friends, In less than a week, President Obama and a massive team of White House officials will touch down at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) for their first official visit to Alaska and the U.S. Arctic. With the rumor mill still churning, the only official word so far are stops in Anchorage, Seward, […]

August 26, 2015 ·
Friends of the Seward Community Library Send Books to Fort Yukon Students

Friends of the Seward Community Library Send Books to Fort Yukon Students

Seward, AK (August 20, 2015) – The Seward Community Library Association (SCLA), a.k.a. Friends of the Seward Community Library, is happy to share that donations of used books are on their way to students in Fort Yukon this school year. Fort Yukon is a remote community on the Yukon River, above the Arctic Circle. After SCLA’s used book sale in April, they put […]

August 26, 2015 ·
The Latest from Niebrugge Images – Seward Highway

The Latest from Niebrugge Images – Seward Highway

I have had a lot of fun this past week traveling between Ketchikan and Seward as part of an assignment for Petro Marine Services / Shoreside Petroleum.  I wrapped it up last night with my favorite kind of photography – working from a helicopter with the doors off!

August 26, 2015 ·
Matt Hopper and the Roman Candles to perform August 30

Matt Hopper and the Roman Candles to perform August 30

  Matt Hopper and the Roman Candles will be performing at the Yukon Bar on August 30 beginning at 9PM. For more information about Matt Hopper, please visit his website at http://www.matthopper.com/.  

August 26, 2015 ·
New Seward Middle, Moose Pass principal looks forward to new job

New Seward Middle, Moose Pass principal looks forward to new job

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Andrew Rothenberger, a young, personable,  hands-on kind of administrator, experienced in the challenges of running a small village school near Homer, was on hand when school recently opened for its Fall semester in Seward and Moose Pass. Rothenberger replaces former principal Jason Bickling. Rothenberger will be in charge of Seward Middle School, which started the […]

August 25, 2015 ·

Secretary Kerry to Visit Anchorage 

Press Statement John Kirby Department Spokesperson Washington, DC August 25, 2015 Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Anchorage, Alaska on August 30 to host the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER). During GLACIER, Secretary Kerry will lead and participate in sessions focused on changes in the Arctic and the global implications […]

August 25, 2015 ·

Seward Middle School Open House 8/27, 6:30pm

Seward Middle School will hold our open house on this Thursday, August 27th at 6:30pm. This is a great opportunity to see what a day in the life of your student is like and to meet with the staff. At our general assembly, we will be covering some important information as well as some changes for this coming year. As […]

August 25, 2015 ·

2015 Seward Energy Forum & Fair to be Held at AVTEC in October

Seward, Alaska August 24, 2015 – The City of Seward and the Seward Alternative Energy Group (SAEG) are hosting their second annual Seward Energy Forum & Fair on October 9th & 10th, 2015. The 2015 Seward Energy Forum & Fair – Taking Steps to a Sustainable Community will be held at AVTEC – Alaska’s Institute of Technology from 10 to […]

August 24, 2015 ·
Walkers get a warm Seward reception

Walkers get a warm Seward reception

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- More than 60 Seward residents met informally with Alaska Governor Bill Walker and first lady Donna Walker during a community open house at Seward Community Library Museum Friday afternoon, August 21st. The Walkers, who have been travelling throughout the state this summer, scheduled their Seward visit to coincide with Sunday’s Lost Lake Race for Cystic […]

August 24, 2015 ·
Kenai Fjords National Park Earns Pinnacle Award

Kenai Fjords National Park Earns Pinnacle Award

Kenai Fjords National Park recently earned a coveted Pinnacle Award for the 2014-2015 school year from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) for their newly established distance learning program. CILC is recognized nationally and internationally as the leader in content aggregation, consulting, and support services that assist organizations with the utilization of videoconferencing and other collaborative technologies. The […]

August 24, 2015 ·