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Veterans State Service Officer Visit

Lisa Robinson, VFW State Service Officer, will be available at the Seward Job Center  809 Second Avenue on Monday, January 26 from 1:00 to 4:00pm to answer questions about VA entitlements and provide FREE assistance filling out the application forms. All Veterans are welcome – VFW membership is not a requirement.

January 23, 2015 ·

Opinion: Blaming oil tax reform for Alaska’s current budget deficit is just plain wrong

By Jim Jansen – Our budget deficit today is a result of low oil prices, low oil production and overspending, not oil tax reform. A group of Native leaders, unions, businessmen and thousands of Alaskans who care deeply about Alaska’s long-term economic future led a three-year campaign to reform oil taxes to stop the decline of oil production. We spent […]

January 23, 2015 ·
Local kids bluegrass band leaves its mark on Anchorage Folk Festival

Local kids bluegrass band leaves its mark on Anchorage Folk Festival

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The six youngsters from Seward and Moose Pass who make up Snow River String Band performed Saturday afternoon at the Anchorage Folk Festival, at Wendy Williamson Auditorium at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. It was their second performance at the festival—the last one a year ago, not very long after they had first […]

January 23, 2015 ·
Live at the Library with Seward Musicians January 31

Live at the Library with Seward Musicians January 31

January 23, 2015 ·

Putting Poems in State Parks: Poems in Place invites you to join us

Poems in Place Kickoff Events in Seward February 6th & 7th Poems in Place places poems by Alaskan writers on permanent signs in two of Alaska’s State Parks each year. This year we are seeking poems for Caines Head State Recreational Area, Seward and Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park, Kodiak. ~ An Evening of Poetry will be held at Resurrect […]

January 22, 2015 ·

An Invitation for Poetry Submissions for Alaska’s State Parks

What might happen when the old knowing that lives inside poetry marries the voices of wind, river, forest, the pull of the tide, or the quiet rhythm of a lake and is available to all who pass by? From February 1 to April 1, 2015, Poems in Place invites Alaskans to submit poems for Caines Head Recreation Area, near Seward […]

January 22, 2015 ·

Oil/Chemical Tanker Loses Propulsion Near Anchorage

US Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class, Shawn Eggert reports that Pyxis Theta, a 600-foot oil/chemical tanker lost propulsion after leaving Port of Anchorage on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Coast Guard has no reports of injuries or pollution linked to the incident. Eggert said that USCG did not deploy assets to the scene. Tugs Glacier Wind and Stellar Wind escorted Pyxis […]

January 22, 2015 ·
Irish Music From Ireland Live in Moose Pass this Friday

Irish Music From Ireland Live in Moose Pass this Friday

The musical trio Buttons & Strings will return to Moose Pass and Trail Lake Lodge this Friday the 23 to perform live.  Buttons & Strings packed the house last year with a beguiling blend of lively traditional music, sing-alongs, tall tales, jokes, renditions of modern folk music and banter with the audience.  Trail Lake Lodge will take orders from its dinner menu starting […]

January 22, 2015 ·

BREEZE INN ANNOUNCES MAJOR RENOVATIONS

Press Release – DATE: January 22, 2015 The Breeze Inn Motel in Seward is pleased to announce an extensive renovation project is currently underway throughout our facilities. As part of the renovations, rooms are receiving fresh paint, new carpeting, curtains and bedspreads. Additionally, the Breeze Inn Restaurant will be closed from February 9th until early March for a complete remodel […]

January 22, 2015 ·

Winter Weather Advisory for Western Kenai Peninsula

WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…KENAI…SOLDOTNA…HOMER… COOPER LANDING 408 PM AKST WED JAN 21 2015   …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THURSDAY TO 6 PM AKST FRIDAY…   THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THURSDAY TO 6 PM AKST FRIDAY. […]

January 21, 2015 ·

SFC Press Release Event for Members of Non-profit Organizations

JOIN US FOR A PRESS RELEASE EVENT! Seward Community Foundation Announces Funds Available for 2015 Grant Awards WHAT: The Seward Community Foundation Advisors will announce the opening of the 2015 Grant Cycle and the amount of money available for granting this year. WHO: Members of Non-profit Organizations in the Seward and Moose Pass communities are invited to attend. WHEN: Thursday, January […]

January 21, 2015 ·
Quilts are a Labor of Love

Quilts are a Labor of Love

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – Newborn babies and residents whose lives have been thrown into turmoil as a result of house fires, floods, or domestic violence and abuse may receive a loving surprise from a talented group of caring local women.  Around 25-30 active members of the Seward Area Quilters regularly pour their passion into creating colorful, warm […]

January 21, 2015 ·

No PACAB or Seward Recreation Meetings Today

Both the Port and Commerce Advisory Board Work Session and Seward Recreation Committee Meeting have been canceled due to a lack of quorum.

January 21, 2015 ·
Freighter Loses Power in Cook Inlet

Freighter Loses Power in Cook Inlet

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Near the end of its run from Tacoma, Wash. to Anchorage, Alaska, motor vessel Midnight Sun partially lost power and proceeded to Kachemak Bay under orders from US Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Western Alaska, Paul Mehler III. Radio and e-mail logs at the Homer Harbormaster’s office indicate that the 839-foot M/V […]

January 21, 2015 ·

20 January Borough Assembly Report

20 January 2015 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure   Our second January meeting day began at 3:15 with committee meetings, followed by dinner sponsored by RCAC, the Regional Citizens Advisory Council. This is the watchdog group that was formed after the Valdez oil spill.   At the regular meeting, we heard quarterly reports from both Central Peninsula and […]

January 21, 2015 ·
Girl Scouts donate cookies to the Food Pantry

Girl Scouts donate cookies to the Food Pantry

The Girl Scouts of Seward’s Troop 263 visited the He Will Provide Food Bank recently.  They brought with them special treats for the less fortunate families here in Seward – Girl Scout Cookies!  Many thanks to the girls and their leaders.

January 21, 2015 ·

SBCFSA Work Session & Board Meeting February 2

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board will hold a work session Monday, February 2, at 6:00 pm, followed by the regular board meeting at 7:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122.  The work session topic will be the FY2016 Budget. For more information contact the SBCFSA Office at 302 Railway […]

January 21, 2015 ·
SHS Movie Night: Wednesday January 28th: Blackfish

SHS Movie Night: Wednesday January 28th: Blackfish

  Hey All, Upcoming movie night at SHS Theater will be: Wednesday January 28th, doors open at 5:30 Admission is: Suggested Donation of $5 Concessions for sale. Movie: Blackfish, a documentary film A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales. Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite Hosted by: NHS, and SHS Theater

January 20, 2015 ·

Only One Chance: How Contaminants in our Environment Impair Brain Development

Statewide teleconference 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Wednesday, February 4, 2015 The brain is an extremely complex organ that has to undergo a variety of developmental stages in a particular sequence and at a particular time to develop properly. What happens when the developing brain is exposed to environmental toxicants such as lead, mercury, pesticides, PCBs, or PFCs? These and […]

January 20, 2015 ·

KPB Municipal Entitlement Finalization Project

The KPB Land Management Division is working with the State, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mining, Land and Water in the land selection process. The State of Alaska has a process in place which must be followed in order to receive municipal entitlement lands. There have been multiple applications made by KPB to the State of Alaska for municipal […]

January 20, 2015 ·

Hazardous Waste Collection Day January 24

Hazardous Waste Collection Day Date Saturday, January 24, 2015 Time 8:00 am – 5:00 pm ADT Where Seward Transfer Facility 3200 Dimond, Seward, AK  <http://maps.google.com?q=3200+Dimond+Blvd%2c+Seward%2c+AK+99664> The Kenai Peninsula Borough’s hazardous waste program gives households and small businesses the opportunity to properly dispose of hazardous waste and chemicals. Businesses are charge a fee; households are free. All businesses must pre-register with […]

January 20, 2015 ·

Peninsula Art Guild ‘Calling for Artists’ for March 2015 Biennial Judged Art Exhibit

The Peninsula Art Guild is ‘calling for artists’ to enter their March, 2015 Biennial Judged Art Exhibit at the Kenai Fine Arts Center.   Up to two pieces, may be submitted no later than5pm, Saturday, Feb. 28 to the art center at 816 Cook Avenue in Old Town Kenai.  Artwork must be original and ready for presentation.  Cathleen Rolph will […]

January 20, 2015 ·