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AGRICULTURE SECRETARY VILSACK EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR FLOODPLAIN EASEMENT ASSISTANCE

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2009-Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is extending the sign-up period – until April 10 – for floodplain easement assistance, a component of the department’s Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP). Up to $145 million has been made available to eligible landowners nationwide through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and includes both technical and […]

March 26, 2009 ·
Eagle Landing

Eagle Landing

The Latest from Niebrugge Images Photo Blog

March 26, 2009 ·
City Calendar

City Calendar

Seward City Council Special Meeting Agenda Friday, March 27, 2009 at 5:30 pm (or as soon thereafter the 5:00 work session on economic stimulus ends) 1. Call to order 2. Pledge of allegiance 3. Roll call 4. Citizens’ comments on any subject except those items scheduled for public hearing. 5. Approval of agenda 6.New Business A. Resolutions Resolution 2009-020, Authorizing […]

March 26, 2009 ·

BLIZZARD WARNING

WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WHITTIER…SEWARD…GIRDWOOD… MOOSE PASS 224 PM AKDT WED MAR 25 2009 …BLIZZARD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT AKDT TONIGHT FOR PORTAGE VALLEY AND TURNAGAIN PASS… EAST WINDS GUSTING BETWEEN 50 TO 70 MPH COMBINED WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO REDUCE VISIBILITIES BELOW A QUARTER MILE IN BLOWING SNOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT […]

March 25, 2009 ·
You're Invited!  March 25th 5:30pm

You're Invited! March 25th 5:30pm

Seward Community Library Museum Building Committee invites you to attend a public meeting to view our progress, join discussions, give us your input and share refreshments. Wednesday March 25, 2009  5:30-6:30pm in the Library Basement. Please join us!  We value your opinions!

March 25, 2009 ·

Rep. Seaton's March 23, 2009 Newsletter

Greetings from Juneau this 63rd day of the 26th Legislative Session. Education stimulus has been the big topic the last part of this week. I have attached the following link to provide interested constituents of our best estimates of the various categories of potential funding and amounts. Go to http://housemajority.org/seaton/index.php then click on the heading called Stimulus Education Funding. There […]

March 24, 2009 ·
AVTEC Guest Chef Dinner

AVTEC Guest Chef Dinner

Saturday, April 18, 2009 at the AVTEC Student Service Center Lounge, Seward The Alaska Vocational Technical Center’s Alaska Culinary Academy cordially invites you to an elegant evening of fine dining at our 9th Annual Guest Chef Dinner. The proceeds from the dinner provide scholarships to help fund culinary students training at AVTEC. This year’s Guest Chef Dinner will feature The […]

March 24, 2009 ·
Wellness Meeting

Wellness Meeting

Just a reminder there is a “Wellness For All” group that will meet on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 from 11am-2pm in the council chambers. This group is comprised of health and wellness individuals from the community. The topics of discussion and research are: Health and Wellness Awareness; Smoking Cessation; Obesity and Fluoride. The City Manager will be asking council to […]

March 24, 2009 ·

Alaska. State gem: Jade. Runner-up, Jewel. State bird: The Willow Ptarmigan. The ‘P’ is silent. The ‘X’ and the ‘Q’ are both silent and invisible. State fish: King salmon. When King Crab found out, he waged an epic war on King Salmon’s kingdom, which ended abruptly when someone reminded King Crab that crab is not a fish. State fossil: Mammoth. […]

March 24, 2009 ·

AARP/TaxAide Update

We are cranking out tax returns for taxpayers totally free. We do our very best to do your return as efficiently and accurately as possible. Call 224-5604 for the Senior Center and 224-6114 for the AVTEC Auditorium. To date, returns done have issued refunds to Seward taxpayers of over $82,000. Come see us.

March 24, 2009 ·

Providence Seward Student Sports Physicals

Once a year, Providence Seward Medical and Care Center organizes an efficient, inexpensive way for high school students to get their sports physical screening. At the screening, each student visits stations to check blood pressure & pulse, height & weight, and basic vision screen.  Once the student has visited each station, they are seen by a physician, physician assistant or […]

March 23, 2009 ·

AK Legislative Teleconferences for the Week of 3/23 to 3/27

Below is the link to the legislative teleconferences for the week of March 23 to March 27. If you need additional information, please call the Seward LIO at 224-5066. http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_hearing.asp?session=26&Chamb=B&Date1=032309&Date2=032709&Comty=&Root=&Sel=1&Button=Display

March 23, 2009 ·

Don't Forget to File for the Alaska Permanent Fund

The final date for filing for the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend is fast approaching. March 31 is the last day to file. It is very easy to file online at www.pfd.alaska.gov. We have some forms at the Seward Legislative Office.  Call 224-5066.

March 23, 2009 ·

Ash Advisory

5 eruptions overnight; will probably continue. Ash plumes are at high altitude between 40,000 and 60,000+ feet, moving further west away from populations, toward Hayes River area. Ash fall minimal, nearly non-measurable and not expected to be more than 1 to 2 mm if at all. Weather and winds are continuing as forecast and expected, and should remain near same […]

March 23, 2009 ·

ASHFALL ADVISORY

Though eruptions continue, ash plumes remain at higher altitudes. AVO/NWS report that radar shows not much ash is left in plumes any distance from Redoubt. AVO expects any ash fall in the Susitna Valley would likely be a millimeter or less. National Weather Service predicts that over the next 24 hours, the Susitna Valley could see some ash fall, and […]

March 23, 2009 ·

Redoubt Erupts

AVO/USGS Volcanic Activity Notice Volcano: Redoubt (CAVW #1103-03-) Current Volcano Alert Level: WARNING Current Aviation Color Code: RED Issued: Sunday, March 22, 2009, 11:26 PM AKDT (20090322/0726Z) Source: Alaska Volcano Observatory Notice Number: 2009/A12 Location: N 60 deg 29 min W 152 deg 44 min Elevation: 10197 ft (3108 m) Area: Cook Inlet-South Central Alaska Volcanic Activity Summary: The eruption […]

March 23, 2009 ·

Attention Seward Seahawk Fans and Alumni

March Madness has come to Seward, Alaska! 2009 Seahawks vs Seahawk Alumni Basketball Game Saturday, March 28th Women’s Game @ 6pm Urbach Expo Game ACOA vs KFT @ the completion of the Women’s game Men’s Game @ 7:30pm Admission: Students $2 & Adults $5 Looking for interested past players & cheerleaders. Any alumni wishing to participate can contact the team […]

March 22, 2009 ·
Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

“Your Erroneous Zones” by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer The clock is ticking.  The day slipping by.  And still I have no mission true, not a solitary, sideways clue of what to put upon this blank, awfully clean and bright white page.  I don’t know where this crazy week has gone, but it certainly left me no time to intricately weave […]

March 22, 2009 ·
20th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

20th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

Tuesday March 24th, 8:30am to 5:30 pm at the UAF Rea Bldg Auditorium Twenty years have passed since the Exxon Valdez oil tanker struck Bligh Reef, resulting in over 11 million gallons of spilled North Slope crude. The spill fouled beaches and marine life from Prince William Sound to the Alaska Peninsula, devastating communities and sending local economies into a […]

March 20, 2009 ·
CROP Walk Recruiters meeting, March 24

CROP Walk Recruiters meeting, March 24

What is a CROP Hunger Walk? Neighbors walking together to take a stand against hunger in our world. Together we raise awareness and funds for international relief and development, as well as local hunger-fighting. The Seward CROP Hunger Walk is May 3, 2009 at 2 pm. There is a Recruiter’s Meeting for all persons interested in helping to promote the […]

March 20, 2009 ·
Police Log

Police Log

The Seward Police Department is pleased to be the recipient of a Decatur Radar/Message Trailer. The trailer was recently purchased by the City with grant funds awarded by the Alaska Highway Safety Office (AHSO). No local funds were spent on this project. The radar/message trailer will be placed in various areas throughout Seward including school zones and neighborhoods. It will […]

March 19, 2009 ·

City Calendar

Seward City Council Special Meeting Agenda Monday, March 23, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. 1. Call To Order 2. Pledge Of Allegiance 3. Roll Call Citizens’ Comments On Any Subject Except Those Items Scheduled For Public Hearing. Approval Of Agenda And Consent Agenda 6. Special Orders, Presentations And Reports A. Proclamations and Awards 1. Alaska Marine Safety Education Association Welcome 2. […]

March 19, 2009 ·
Resurrection Peaks

Resurrection Peaks

The Latest from Niebrugge Images Photo Blog Posted: 17 Mar 2009 09:50 PM PDT Resurrection Peaks, Chugach National Forest, Seward, Alaska. This was captured just a short time ago.  It was a beautiful evening in Seward, fresh snow, nice temps and no wind.  I liked the combination of warm sunset light with the cool blue light in the shadows.

March 19, 2009 ·

Reminder: Drill Training for Commercial Fishermen April 7,2009

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association will conduct a USCG required drill conductor class April 7, 2009 at AVTEC in Seward. This high quality, hands-on one day class is free for commercial fishers. For more info or to register please call 888-508-3287 or www.amsea.org

March 18, 2009 ·

Seward Spring Splash, Pool Kayaking Instruction, April 25-26, 2009 @ Seward High School Pool

Seward Spring Splash, Pool Kayaking Instruction, April 25-26, 2009 @ Seward High School Pool Saturday 25 April Fundamental Skills, 9 AM – 1 PM Skill Refinement w/ Rescues, 130-530 PM Sunday 26 April Sea Kayak Rescues, 8 AM – 12 PM Eskimo Rolling and Bracing, 1230-330 PM More info and registrations: Alaska Kayak School, (907) 235-2090, alaskakayakschool@gmail.com, http://alaskakayakschool.com/calendar/index.html#springsplash

March 18, 2009 ·