Recent News & Information

Alaska Top 3 in the Nation for Maritime Jobs Per Capita

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry, today joined with the Transportation Institute, along with Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Senator Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska), to highlight new data from a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers that shows Alaska ranks third […]

Board Advises Crane for Harbor

Board Advises Crane for Harbor

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – At its meeting on March 19, Port and Commerce Advisory Board unanimously passed a resolution that city of Seward fund the design of an 8-ton, stationary crane at the end of I-dock in the small boat harbor. PACAB recommend that funds come from the […]

Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – February 2014

The Kenai Fjords area saw a return to more typical temperatures in February when the average monthly temperature dropped below freezing, yet remained slightly above the 30-year normal (1981-2010) for the month. Precipitation amounts dried up significantly from the previous month. While January received 150% of normal precipitation, February received […]

Alaska SBDC – April 17 & 18 Workshops

Our FREE 2 hour, Starting a Business workshop on Thursday, April 17, 2014 from Noon to 2 p.m.  at the AVTEC First Lake Facility, 2nd floor Conference Room .  This workshop will allow Bryan Zak to answer your basic questions on starting a business in Seward, on the Kenai Peninsula, […]

Borough Assembly Report

18 March 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure – March is one of four months each year that the Assembly meets only one time, rather than two.  Our committee meetings (which are open to the public) began at 3 PM, during which we may ask questions of the […]

New D-float Almost Ready

New D-float Almost Ready

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – After laboring all fall and winter, Orion Marine Contractors Inc. has nearly completed a spanking-new floating dock in Seward’s small boat harbor. Workers didn’t even take a break for St. Patrick’s Day. With a scheduled completion date April 15 bearing down hard, they couldn’t […]

SBCFSA Regular Board Mtg April 7th

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a regular meeting Monday, April 7th at 7:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in SeaView Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122.  The agenda will include Correspondence from Lowell Point Community Council (LPCC) Regarding Coastal Flood Zones and the Spring Newsletter. The board will also be […]

Exciting recap of Iditarod 2014 by Danny Seavey

Take a few minutes to read this excellent and riveting report by Dallas Seavey at https://www.facebook.com/notes/danny-seavey/there-are-no-words-iditarod-2014-recap/10152304001310990 or do a Google search for Seavey’s IdidaRide Sled Dog Tours and look for Danny Seavey’s report on Facebook.  You don’t have to be a Facebook member to read it. Congratulations to Dallas, Mitch, […]

Clare Sullivan is new Spring Creek Superintendent

Clare Sullivan is new Spring Creek Superintendent

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Clare Sullivan has been appointed Superintendent of the Spring Creek Correctional Center. The appointment makes her the first woman to hold that particular post at the facility. Sullivan replaces former Spring Creek Superintendent Craig Turnbull, who retired February 28, 2013 after serving as superintendent there […]

SPRD Race Season Approaching

SPRD Race Season Approaching

Polar Bear Pink Cheeks Triathlon! Join us Sat, May 3rd for a 5K run, 10K bike and 600 yard swim. Sign up early for the best rates as a team or a solo. Online registration only, go towww.signmeup.com/98343 LUAU Theme… Costumes Encouraged!!!!   Terry Pollard Memorial Exit Glacier Run Sat, May 17th online registration is […]

Spenard Builders Supply suffers fire damage

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Spenard Builder’s Supply, on the Seward Highway at Herman Leirer (Exit Glacier) Road, suffered a minor fire early Saturday morning in its paint department. Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Seward Fire Department, and the Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded to notification that came in […]

Tsunami Swim-a-Thon is coming!

Tsunami Swim-a-Thon is coming!

Tsunami’s have only days left to reach out and find their sponsors/pledges for Swim-a-Thon and many young swimmers have been working up their endurance to try for the 200 lengths limit during the two hour swim time. The event will be March 28, at the Seward pool. STSC has been […]

Seward Middle School Reconfiguration Meeting.

There will be a Seward Middle School reconfiguration planning meeting this Thursday, March 20th from 5:30 – 6:30 in the Professional Development Room in the Middle School.  The Seward School’s Site Based Council Meeting will immediately follow.  Anyone interested is welcome to attend. At this meeting we will be discussing […]

The Great Alaskan Backcountry Cook-Off

The Great Alaskan Backcountry Cook-Off

Allison Fong of Seward won the 2014 Great Alaskan Backcountry Cook-Off earlier this afternoon at the waterfront pavilion. Her dish, Backcountry Quesadillas was a chili-rubbed steak with melted cheddar cheese wrapped in a corn tortilla with carmelized onions and a garbanzo bean salad on the side. Contestants had one hour […]