Recent News & Information

Burn ban lifted

As of June 4, 2013, the Division of Forestry is lifting the burn suspension in place throughout the Kenai Peninsula.  Some areas have received precipitation and our forecasts are calling for continued scattered showers.  As a reminder burning permits are required April 1st – August 31st for open debris burning.  […]

Market opening signals the real beginning of summer

Market opening signals the real beginning of summer

  By Heidi Zemach for SCN Happy customers, bakers and local craftspeople filled the Grazing Moose Summer Market and  Artists’ Co-op building with hugs and laughter as it reopened for business Thursday, June 6th downtown, across the street from City Hall. They were  eager to view Joanie Merritt’s new sale items and see the […]

Seahawk Booster Club Golf Tournament in July

Happy Summer Everyone – Finally the snow is gone and we can think golf!  This year’s Booster Club golf tournament is going to be Saturday, July 27th at the Birch Ridge Golf Course in Soldotna.  Tickets are now on sale for $100 (same as last year).  This includes the round of golf, longest drive […]

ASLC Dive Team

ASLC Dive Team

Why were all of these people at the high school pool with their dive tanks, masks and snorkels at the ready? Alaska SeaLife Center’s Dive Team leader Chip Arnold met them here for their annual swimming test. They had to do things like swim a length of the pool without surfacing, swim eight […]

New building erected at harbor

New building erected at harbor

Heidi Zemach for SCN Harmon Construction Inc. is erecting a small permanent structure in front of the Harborside Creamery on Fourth Avenue to take bookings for Seavey’s Ididaride Sled Dog Tours. Being in town in the vicinity of the Small Boat Harbor business district will give the business, which is actually located off […]

GYRE: An Expedition and Exhibition

GYRE: An Expedition and Exhibition

By Heidi Zemach for SCN Some 16 ocean gyre expedition team members will gather in Seward later this week for a week-long research expedition aboard the R/V Norseman, beginning June 6th, to explore the impact of marine debris on various ecosystems. Together, the crew will explore, interpret, and collect the […]

6-4 Borough Assembly Report

6-4-13 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure   Our first meeting in June began with the usual committee meetings at 3 PM, which included 10-minute budget presentations from each of the four “non-departmental” groups that the borough partially funds.  This included CARTS, the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, KP […]

Pavlof volcano activities

Pavlof volcano activities

Pavlof eruption, May 18, 2013. Photo courtesy of Brandon Wilson.   In May, volcano Pavlof (Paul), on the Alaska Peninsula, started to show ash emissions and other activities.  Today, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory, the watch notice is changed from yellow to orange due to pilot reports and satellite […]

Dixon/Holden Memorial 5K Race

A 5k fun run will be held on July 20th on the Tonsina trail, in memory of Jerry Dixon and Seth Holden. All money raised will go directly into grants created in their honor. Please join us in running or cheering on the runners, it’s a wonderful trail and will […]

Thank you, Seward Businesses!

I would like to thank the Seward businesses that contribute to the Seward Businesses Scholarships for the generous scholarships. I have been attending AVTEC Industrial Electrical program this year and now with your help and your generosity, I will be able to attend KPC for the Industrial Instrumentation course this […]

Balto Film Fest Submissions open

Only two weeks are left to submit films to the 2013 Balto Film Fest.  Qualifying films will have been filmed in Alaska, have Alaskan cast/crew, or directed, produced or written by an Alaskan.  Official Selections will be shown during the Balto Film Fest in Seward the last weekend of July. […]

Seward Elementary 4th Quarter Honor Roll

Fourth Grade:   Anevay Ambrosiani*, Selma Casagranda*,  Lucy Hankins*,  Nicholas Katsma*, Samuel Koster*, Calysta Lohman*,  Kylie Mullaly*, Elsa O’Neill*,  Max Pfeiffenberger*,  Marisa Phasomsap*,  Katelyn Sawyer-Lemme*, Sequoia Sieverts*, Reanna Brewi, Lucas Brockman, Gunnar Davis,  Landon Davis,  Jared Dean,  Levi Deboard,  Emmalee Deland,  Hayden Elliott,  Malia Hewitt, Nick Kaiakokonok,  David Knafel,  Neil Lindquist, […]