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Want to Visit Exit Glacier this Winter?

Want to Visit Exit Glacier this Winter?

Reservations for Kenai Fjords National Park’s Willow Public Use Cabin are available starting today, Wednesday, October 15.  Please call the park or visit our website at http://go.nps.gov/willowcabin for more information.

October 15, 2014 ·
Mount Marathon Race Civil Suit Settled Out of Court

Mount Marathon Race Civil Suit Settled Out of Court

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – A civil wrongful death suit brought July 26th, 2013 by the estate of Michael LeMaitre, the rookie runner who disappeared without trace during the July 4,  2012 Mount Marathon race, against the Seward Chamber of Commerce has been settled out of court. The settlement of $20,000, a figure suggested by the Chamber’s insurance company […]

October 15, 2014 ·

10-14 Borough Assembly Report

14 October 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure If you don’t read further in this report, please note that my phone number has changed to 491-0828. I’ve given up my landline!! We had a relatively short meeting, filled with well wishing and good-byes to three veteran assembly members who were replaced in the October 7 election due to […]

October 14, 2014 ·
Seward City Reps Take Stand Against Legalizing Pot

Seward City Reps Take Stand Against Legalizing Pot

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council often refuses to take stands on controversial state ballot measures, but last night it passed a resolution by a 5-2 vote voicing its opposition to passage of Ballot Measure 2, the initiative legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Alaska, and urging voters to do the same. The vote was […]

October 14, 2014 ·
David Kingsland named National Distinguished Principal for 2014

David Kingsland named National Distinguished Principal for 2014

Seward Elementary School principal David Kingsland is Alaska’s National Distinguished Principal for 2014. He was nominated and selected through a statewide search process conducted by the Alaska Association of Elementary School Principals. The award includes a two-day trip to Washington D.C. this October to join other National Distinguished Principals at the special recognition program. Congratulations to David Kingsland on this […]

October 14, 2014 ·
North Council Advances Sector “Common Pool” Proposal for Formal Analysis

North Council Advances Sector “Common Pool” Proposal for Formal Analysis

North Pacific Fishery Management Council Press Release – (ANCHORAGE) – The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) voted unanimously to move forward, for formal analysis, the “Catch Accountability Through Compensate Halibut” (CATCH) proposal by Alaska’s guided recreational sector. SouthEast Alaska Guide Organization (SEAGO) Executive Director, Heath Hilyard commented, “We’re pleased that the Council recognized the merit of this proposal. There […]

October 14, 2014 ·
Mariners’ Memorial wave wall installed

Mariners’ Memorial wave wall installed

Harmon Construction workers began installation of a gleaming metal wave wall on the west side of the Mariners’ Memorial yesterday. To see a video of the wall being moved from the production facility in Seattle, go to the Seward Mariners’ Memorial website at http://www.sewardmarinersmemorial.org/ Carol Griswold

October 14, 2014 ·

Opinion: Parnell and Sullivan Fish Policies

It’s telling Sean Parnell and (Senate) Dan Sullivan aren’t running on their record of endangering Alaska’s salmon and other fish for corporate profit.  Who can blame them? In 2013 Parnell and (Senate Candidate) Sullivan pushed a bill letting toxic mines, like Pebble, take millions of gallons of water from our fishing streams.  House Bill 77, passed by a GOP-run House, […]

October 14, 2014 ·
Ukulele Russ to perform at the Yukon Bar October 17 & 18

Ukulele Russ to perform at the Yukon Bar October 17 & 18

Hailing from the edge of civilization in interior Alaska, Russ has carved out his niche and finally has proven to the masses that the ukulele is stringed testosterone in the hands of the right man. See Ukulele Russ perform at the Yukon Bar on October 17 & 18 beginning at 9PM. https://www.facebook.com/UkuleleRuss?ref=br_tf http://www.ukuleleruss.com/

October 14, 2014 ·

Swim Meet Thank You

The Seward Seahawk’s  swim meet on Saturday was a great success thanks to our fabulous volunteers and sponsors. A big thank you to the Seward Tsunami Swim Team parents and young swimmers, we could not have done it without you.  Thank you Audette family for your continued generosity and support of Seward swimmers. Thanks to Subway of Seward and Eureka Pizza for […]

October 13, 2014 ·
Zudy’s to offer dinner club nights

Zudy’s to offer dinner club nights

Zudy’s Café will begin hosting a bi-monthly dinner club, starting October 18th.  Judy Odhner, the chef, and owner can seat 36 people for each of the special evening meals. Advance reservations are required. For the special four-course dinners, she will upscale the place, adding tablecloth to the tables, and dinners will feature various appetizers, followed by a fancy salad and […]

October 13, 2014 ·
Seward Seahawk Spirit Scamper

Seward Seahawk Spirit Scamper

Saturday, October 18th is the second annual Seward Seahawk Spirit Scamper. If you like to run/walk, want to support Seward High School Activities and get covered with green and gold in the process, then this is the event for you!! The Scamper will follow the same route as last year from in front of the Alaska Sealife Center down 4th […]

October 13, 2014 ·
Kenai Peninsula Borough Unofficial Election Results

Kenai Peninsula Borough Unofficial Election Results

  Election Summary Report Regular Municipal Election Summary For Jurisdiction Wide, All Counters, All Races KENAI PENINSULA BOROUGH UNOFFICAL RESULTS JURISDICTION WIDE OCTOBER 7, 2014 REGULAR ELECTION 10/07/14 21:52:23 Borough Mayor KPB Total Number of Precincts 29 Precincts Reporting 28 96.6% Times Counted 9091/42409 21.4% Total Votes 8957 NAVARRE, Mike 4794 53.52% BEARUP, Tom 3270 36.51% MARTIN, Carrol J. 846 […]

October 13, 2014 ·
Port Advisory Board Sets Priorities, Works on Harbor Plan: Public Input Scarce

Port Advisory Board Sets Priorities, Works on Harbor Plan: Public Input Scarce

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN –   At its October 1 meeting, Seward Port and Commerce Advisory Board (PACAB) passed its capital improvement priorities list by a vote of four to one with Chair Deborah Altermatt the lone no vote. Two board members had excused absences. The seven-item list requested nearly $5.5 million for specific items plus unspecified “additional funding” […]

October 12, 2014 ·
Threatened legal action complicates solution for Marina business access issue

Threatened legal action complicates solution for Marina business access issue

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council has one particularly thorny decision to make at Monday’s October 13 regular council meeting: whether or not to pass a resolution approving the transfer of its city lease of the Marina (Restaurant) Subdivision from Charles Scottie Bald to Elliot Johnston, including an amendment retaining the right of way easement at […]

October 11, 2014 ·
SPRD Bulletin October 10

SPRD Bulletin October 10

  TYC / Rec Room Join SPRD in the Rec Room (336 Third Ave.) on Wednesday, October 15th from 11am-1pm for “Age Appropriate Discipline” training session with After School Network’s Thomas Azzarella. The training will have a strong focus on Middle School aged children. If you work with teens or just have a strong passion for them and an interest […]

October 10, 2014 ·
Notice of Special Meeting October 13

Notice of Special Meeting October 13

From the City Clerk’s Office – NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Seward City Council will meet in a special meeting on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. for the purpose of: Go Into Executive Session To Discuss Matters Pertaining To Threatened Or Pending Litigation Regarding The Consent To Assignment To Seward Lodging III, LLC To The Lease Agreement […]

October 10, 2014 ·
Seward Hwy Milepost 17-22.5 Rehabilitation Open House October 15

Seward Hwy Milepost 17-22.5 Rehabilitation Open House October 15

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will rehabilitate and improve the safety of 5.5 miles of the Seward Highway between the communities of Moose Pass and Seward, Alaska. Project team members will be hosting a Public Open House to share information about the project’s scope, schedule and current design. […]

October 10, 2014 ·
City of Seward Final Election Results

City of Seward Final Election Results

Here are the final results from the October 7, 2014 Municipal Election for the City of Seward:   City Council, Two Year Term (Three Seats Open): Dale Butts:  250 Rissie Casagranda:  243 Marianna Keil:  216 John French:  136 Write Ins:  14   City Council, One Year Term (One Seat Open): Iris Darling:  274 Write Ins:  17   Results from the […]

October 9, 2014 ·

Children’s book making workshop October 11 & 25

Peninsula Art Guild is hosting a Children’s Book making workshop this Saturday, October 11, and October 25th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.  This will be at the Kenai Fine Arts Center 816 Cook Ave. in Olde Town Kenai – across from the Oiler’s Bingo Hall.  This is in conjunction with our Experimental Art Show called “Beyond the Covers”, a show […]

October 9, 2014 ·
St. Peter’s Episcopal Dessert Extravaganza October 12

St. Peter’s Episcopal Dessert Extravaganza October 12

It’s time for St. Peter’s Episocopal Church annual Dessert Extravaganza with Silent and Live Auction, from 1 to 4P.M. Sunday, October 12, in the Community Room of the Library-Museum building at the corner of 6th and Adams. A variety of pies, candy, cheesecakes, brownies, cakes, cookies and cupcakes are just a sampling of goodies to satisfy dessert cravings. While feasting […]

October 9, 2014 ·

ALL-HOLIDAY DECORATION SALE!

Join us and help support the Center! SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18th 10:00am – 3:00pm at SEWARD SENIOR CENTER, 3rd Floor, 336 Third Avenue @ Jefferson St. Seward Senior Center is accepting donations of new/slightly used holiday decorations (for ALL holidays) in advance of our annual sale.  SSC is open Monday through Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm.  Call us for further information at 224-5604.

October 9, 2014 ·

Special Site Council Meetings Tonight, Thursday 10/9/14

Our October Site Council Meeting will be tonight, 10/9/14 at Seward High School. Normally we meet at 6:30pm but this month we have a few special items scheduled. At 5:00 pm, there will be a work session to discuss developing an Honors Diploma for the High School. This was identified as one of Site Council’s goals last year. At 6:00 […]

October 9, 2014 ·
Allen King Fundraiser October 10

Allen King Fundraiser October 10

October 9, 2014 ·
Senator Begich’s wife campaigns in Seward

Senator Begich’s wife campaigns in Seward

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Deborah Bonito, the wife of Alaska Senator Mark Begich, beat a trail to Seward on Monday. Bonito is a longtime small business woman, for two years chaired the Alaska Democratic Party and is an outspoken advocate for literacy, suicide prevention – particularly among returning veterans – and she’s been assisting in her husband’s uphill reelection […]

October 9, 2014 ·