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BALTO FILM FEST LAUNCHS TOGO 24 HOUR SPRINT

BALTO FILM FEST LAUNCHS TOGO 24 HOUR SPRINT

A one minute film created in 24 hours using one prompt – the Togo 24 Hour Sprint promises to be very popular amongst those participating in the Balto Film Fest. It affords a great opportunity to dip a toe in filmmaking to try out a new position or work with new people. To qualify for competition, films must be one […]

by · July 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Borough Assembly Report

22 July 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure   Our second July meeting echoed the first, as we heard hours of public testimony and adjourned just before midnight. The ordinance with the most input and discussion was Ordinance 2014-25, which places the question of a borough-wide “bed tax” on the October ballot. It was amended down to 3%, […]

by · July 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward High Girl’s Basketball Team Car Detailing and Bake Sale Fundraiser

Seward High Girl’s Basketball Team Car Detailing and Bake Sale Fundraiser

WHO: SEWARD HIGH GIRL’S BASKETBALL TEAM WHAT: CAR DETAILING (inside of vehicle) AND BAKE SALE WHEN: AUGUST 1ST 1-6 P.M. & AUGUST 2ND 10-5 P.M. WHERE: 2608 CORNER OF DIECKGRAFF AND DIMOND BLVD COST: $50 PER VEHICLE TO SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT CALL WENDY STALLINGS AT (907) 491-0754 *WE WILL WASH THE OUTSIDE OF VEHICLE IF WEATHER PERMITS* (ADDITIONAL $20)  

by · July 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·

SBCFSA Regular Board Meeting August 4

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a regular board meeting Monday, August 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. The agenda includes FY15 DCCED $500,000.00 Grant, Discussion on funding projects and priorities FY2015, Saw Mill Creek and a local projects update. Meeting agendas are available at the […]

by · July 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward Safe Kids’ Ashley Ferguson comes to Play & Chat!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, Come meet Ashley Ferguson at Play & Chat.  She will introduce herself and tell us about the program now that we have a local representative.  Safe Kids teaches folks about car seat safety and provides low cost or no cost car seats to those who qualify.  Play & Chat meets at the Seward Library, downstairs, every […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Hazardous Waste Collection Day July 26

Hazardous Waste Collection Day DATE Saturday, July 26, 2014 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) 375-5040Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Dept (907) 262-9667 NOTES This event is for households and small businesses.All businesses are required to pre-register with Emerald Alaska. […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
New Fire Station’s Grand Opening

New Fire Station’s Grand Opening

It had rained hard just before, but the sun popped out just in time for Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department and the community to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new fire station building Saturday, June 19th at 13105 Seward Highway, milepost 5.5. The station’s yellow and red fire trucks gleamed as they sat outside the three large bay doors, […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 7 comments ·

UAF Surplus Offer – Forklift

UAF Seward Marine Center is offering the following surplus item for sale to the highest bidder: Forklift, Clark Model 0500-30, s/n: 235-99-3415; Propane engine; 3000 pound capacity; functional; leaks oil; includes two manuals Prospective bidders can view this item at the UAF Seward Marine Center Warehouse, 201 Railway Avenue Monday through Friday from 8 am to noon and 1 to […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Quilt Entries needed for the Kenai Peninsula State Fair

The Kenai Peninsula State Fair is August 15, 16 and 17, in Ninilchik.  We are looking for entries for the quilt show.  Kenai Peninsula Quilting Guild sponsors the show at the fair, and we’ll be collecting items to display at the show. On Friday, August 8th from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., we will be at Sew’n Bee Cozy signing in […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Conservation Groups Release Dust Monitoring Findings

Conservation Groups Release Dust Monitoring Findings

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – At a press conference held in Anchorage on July 17, Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance, Alaska Community Action on Toxics and Global Community Monitoring released results of a 1.5-year-long, airborne dust sampling and analysis effort. Key findings from the 15-page report “Coal Dust in Alaska: Hazards to Public Health” by Heidi Zimmer 2014, include that […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Austin Miller to perform at the Res Art July 24

Austin Miller to perform at the Res Art July 24

  Austin Miller will be performing at 7pm on July 24. Tickets are $10 at the door. Austin Miller visited Alaska for the first time in July 2013 completely on a whim. He didn’t have any friends or family up there. It was a polar opposite from his hot and humid home in Orlando, FL. But after hearing enough stories […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Obihiro Exchange Students Welcome Party July 29

Obihiro Exchange Students Welcome Party July 29

by · July 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Colton Leese plays Open Mic Night at the Yukon Bar

Sweet melodies of Seward

Alexis De Leon for Seward City News – Those looking to find entertainment will find that Seward is full of just that. Seward is a coastal oasis for live music seekers. Venues worth checking out have sprouted up since the summer season began. For starters the Seward Brewing Company officially opened their upstairs area to the likes of live music. […]

by · July 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Huna Tribal Log House will be Fabricated and Erected by Seward Timber Framer

Huna Tribal Log House will be Fabricated and Erected by Seward Timber Framer

Preparation work for the Huna Tlingit tribal house at Glacier Bay National Park will begin in August. Local craftsman, Josh Leatherman, who owns and operates Precision Timberworks will be heading up the prefabrication of the heavy timber frame and log structure here in Seward, subcontracted by PK Builders of Ketchikan. The National Park Service announced the $2.9 million contract award to PK Builders […]

by · July 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Stink returns to Lowell Point, but fixes are at hand

Stink returns to Lowell Point, but fixes are at hand

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Lowell Creek residents and visitors were upset by the stench that returned to their community from the city lagoon last weekend. Some who had planned to stay at that most popular Seward scenic beach area left early because of the smell, according to one local bed and breakfast owner. Nine residents filed odor complaints with […]

by · July 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Opportunity to see Sea Otters at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Opportunity to see Sea Otters at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release  Seward, AK – July 17, 2014 – The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is currently caring for three young adult sea otters rescued through its Wildlife Response Program. All three otters were rescued from Homer, AK on separate dates: MoJoe in June 2010, Agnes in April 2013, and Aurora in September 2013. All were originally stranded […]

by · July 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
John Craigie & Leah Jones to perform at the Res Art July 21

John Craigie & Leah Jones to perform at the Res Art July 21

John Craigie and Leah Jones will perform at the Res Art Coffee House on Monday, July 21, at 7PM. Tickets are $10 at the door. According to his website at http://www.johncraigiemusic.com, “For the past decade, John Craigie has ‘lived the life romantic’ of a continuously touring folk-singer, taking his unique musical style across the United States and the world. A […]

by · July 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·

P & Z Commission Barely Musters Quorum, Considers Options

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Seward city code specifies a seven-member Planning and Zoning Commission with four needed for a quorum, but Seward currently has only four members in total and this causes problems, said Assistant City Manager Ron Long at a recent City Council Meeting. P & Z Commission Chair Cindy Ecklund agrees. After having canceled its last meeting […]

by · July 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Job Opening at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Job Opening at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Seasonal Custodian This position is responsible for the cleanliness and appearance of the building and grounds at the Alaska SeaLife Center. Education and Experience Requirements: One year experience in a similar position.  Experience working directly with the public preferred.  Responsibilities (include but are not limited to): Carries out proper procedures for cleaning and care of the interior and exterior of the Center. […]

by · July 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward High Cross Country Begins August 4th.

Seward High Cross Country Begins August 4th.

  The First Practice of the 2014 CC running season will be on Monday, August 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the high school wrestling room. We will have a short meeting after which we will officially begin a new season of Seahawk Cross Country. Be sure to bring your current physical to the first practice. You cannot start CC without it. […]

by · July 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Communal Tree dedicated at garden party

Communal Tree dedicated at garden party

  Friends of the Seward Community Library Museum welcomed the new Communal Tree sculpture to the Library Museum garden Friday July 11th. It was created specifically by artists Sandy Stolle and Sheila Morrow to complement the theme of the library museum, its building and story telling mural. Its wood is carved Yellow Cedar, and it has fused art glass embedded […]

by · July 16, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Kenai Fjords in the Field!

Kenai Fjords in the Field!

Summer is in full swing! Resource Management staff at Kenai Fjords National Park have been taking advantage of these long (and sometimes sunny) days to work on a whole host of exciting research projects.  We share these experiences in the “Kenai Fjords in the Field” blog, where you can learn about current research involving glaciers, wildlife, cultural resources, and more […]

by · July 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Balto Film Fest Ready For Adventure

Balto Film Fest Ready For Adventure

Filmmakers from around the state will be descending on Seward the last weekend in July to participate in the Balto Film Fest. Those looking for adventure will find it on Friday, July 25th, first at the Seward Community Library and Museum at 6:00 p.m. with a free public Adventure Filmmaking workshop.  Attendees will get a taste of the University of Alaska’s […]

by · July 16, 2014 · 1 comment ·
SMIC, Harbor Improvements Dominate Council Agenda

SMIC, Harbor Improvements Dominate Council Agenda

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The City of Seward will spend $1.4 million to purchase a new 330-ton boat lift for Seward Marine Industrial Center, and will increase the cost of lifting these large boats out of the water by about 25 percent. Seward City Council passed a resolution at Monday night’s July 14 regular meeting allowing the city administration […]

by · July 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
2014 Mt Marathon Race posters are up!

2014 Mt Marathon Race posters are up!

The latest Mt Marathon Race posters are up! View them either in person at the Chamber’s bulletin board at Third and Jefferson, or on-line at <http://mmr.seward.com/results/records/> and <http://mmr.seward.com/results/trivia-facts/> This year’s Race Facts and Trivia poster features the Marshall family. It’s a family tradition to run. Both Dan and Jackie finished in 70th place this year, and each received an award […]

by · July 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Helicopter hauling snow machine

Helicopter hauling snow machine

Today, I watched a helicopter hauling a more “normal” load, a snow machine, across the rugged face of Mt Alice up to Godwin Glacier. It sure looked Alaskan! Carol Griswold  

by · July 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward Bluegrass Camp a family affair

Seward Bluegrass Camp a family affair

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Magic occurred here June 7-11th as Seward’s Bluegrass Camp for Kids returned for the week for the fourth summer, bringing nine accomplished young musicians to Seward to share their knowledge and love for music with 54 students and 15 adults. Enthusiastic six and seven-year-olds strummed on their ukuleles in a circle singing, “You are My […]

by · July 15, 2014 · 3 comments ·

SBCFSA Work Session July 21

The Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a work session at 7:00 pm, Monday, July 21, 2014.  The meeting will be held at the KPB Seward Office at Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, in Suite 122. The topics will include sand bags, and Saw Mill Creek. Light refreshments will be served. Please note the board will hold regular […]

by · July 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·