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'Seward, Not So Long Ago'  A Series of Historical Fiction

'Seward, Not So Long Ago' A Series of Historical Fiction

Thaw This was not the life Arthur Becks had dreamed of.  Trudging home through the snow, the legs of his trousers a sodden, clinging mess below his knees, where tired wool met cracking leather, this very night he had finally come to the unfortunate conclusion that he was not a happy man.  For more evenings now than he cared to […]

January 29, 2010 ·

Troopers searched for swerving truck before fatal 2009 crash

From: Adn.com By JAMES HALPIN jhalpin@adn.com Alaska State Troopers began hunting for Thomas Lorah’s erratically swerving truck along the Seward Highway more than a half-hour before he crashed head-on into another vehicle, killing one person in the other vehicle and severely injuring another last July, according to documents filed in court Wednesday. Lorah, 28, was indicted last week on charges […]

January 29, 2010 ·

Chocolate Tasting Fundraiser

The Domestic Violence Sexual Assault (DVSA) program at SeaView Community Services is hosting a Chocolate Tasting Fundraiser on Saturday, February 6 from 6:00 – 8:00PM at SeaView Plaza. The Chocolate Tasting includes chocolates provided by Sweet Darlings, Modern Dwellers, Ferrero Chocolates USA, Chef Elizabeth Fackler and AVTEC pastry students, and other local talents. We will have two chocolate fountains and […]

January 28, 2010 ·

By Nancy Erickson The Seward Community Library Museum Project closed out its growing list of corporate donors in 2009 with a generous donation from Seattle-based accounting firm Jackson, Morgan & Hunt, PLLC. According to a recent SCLM newsletter, cost of the new co-located facility is estimated to be $10 million, which covers expenses ranging from planning to furniture and fixtures. […]

January 28, 2010 ·
Coal in the water, on land, and in the air

Coal in the water, on land, and in the air

I encourage all interested residents to take a short drive along Port Avenue and loop around the cruise ship terminal. The snow is brown with coal dust, the area under the conveyor belt is black with coal bits and chunks. When the ship is being loaded, look in the water under the trestle and you will see and hear the […]

January 27, 2010 ·
City Council Addresses Coal Issues

City Council Addresses Coal Issues

(Heidi Zemach for Seward City News) Coal dominated the Seward City Council meeting Monday, Jan 25th, as nearby, coal-filled trains pulled up to the Seward waterfront coal transfer facility, steadily growing a 90,000 ton-plus coal pile as it was loaded onto a waiting ship. The council unanimously agreed to undertake a community-wide ambient air monitoring program, implemented by the Alaska […]

January 27, 2010 ·

Representative Paul Seaton's January 25, 2010 Newsletter

January 25, 2010 Second Session of 26th Alaska Legislature From the desk of Rep. Paul Seaton Volume 83 Contact Information – (907) 465-2689 Toll Free: (800) 665-2689 Fax: (907) 235-4008 Website: http://www.RepPaulSeaton.com Email: Rep.Paul.Seaton@Legis.state.ak.us Greetings from Juneau after this first week of the second session of the 26th legislature! Tina and I have settled into the same apartment that we […]

January 27, 2010 ·
Learn to Cross Country Ski for Fun and Fitness

Learn to Cross Country Ski for Fun and Fitness

Learn to X-C Ski Class set for this Saturday at 10:30am Local physical therapist and ski enthusiast Natalie Sook is offering a “Learn to Cross-Country Ski” clinic on Saturday, January 30 at 10:30am.  Please arrive early so that you are ready to start by 10:30.  The likely location will be Bear Lake at the public access on Old Sawmill Road, […]

January 27, 2010 ·
Alaska Mountain Sunrise

Alaska Mountain Sunrise

The Latest from Niebrugge Images Photo Blog Sunrise over the Chugach National Forest, Seward, Alaska. It has been a little while since I have posted a new photo from Seward.  Here is a recent image captured out or front door of a view that never gets old!

January 27, 2010 ·

Senior Center Health Talks

The monthly Senior Center Health Talk normally scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month will be on Tuesday, February 2, 12 pm at the Senior Center.  Please note the change on your calendars.  Dr. Anthony Larson with Providence Seward Medical & Care Center will be speaking about Eye & Vision Problems.

January 26, 2010 ·

Recycling Help Needed at SWMS

Last year we started a recycling program at Seward Middle School.  We rely on student volunteers to take the recycling to the dump for us, which has been successful until now.  Our recyclable materials are piling up and we desperately need someone to physically take our recycling to the dump once a week.  We will have everything sorted and bagged, it is […]

January 26, 2010 ·
The SWMS Penny War continues this week.

The SWMS Penny War continues this week.

So far we have had many generous donations to go towards aiding the people of Haiti, for which we are very grateful.  If you wish to donate you can bring in your change or write a check to SWMS—100% of which to go to charity.   You can drop off donations to the middle school office or Miss Fischer, room 110.  […]

January 26, 2010 ·

Library Book Discussion Series this Thursday 1/28

A reminder that this Thursday will mark the beginning of the Book Discussion Series led by Doug Capra, ‘What Does it Mean to be Human?’.  We’ll be meeting at 6:30pm in the library  basement to discuss the powerful book, Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan.  We hope you’ll join us. For those of you already signed up, or […]

January 26, 2010 ·

Seward Recycling

The AmeriCorps members at the Alaska SeaLife Center are working towards a better recycling plan here in Seward. In an effort to better understand the people of Seward’s needs and ideas we have put together an online survey that anyone can fill out. This information will aide the volunteers as they work towards how to best serve Seward. Please  take […]

January 26, 2010 ·
Selawik Stories

Selawik Stories

These are stories that I remember after 12 years in the village of Selawik, 3 miles above the Arctic Circle and 90 air miles east of Kotzebue. For a long while I have wanted to add onto the handwritten journals that have about Selawik. After living there for 12 years, there are so many stories that have not been told. […]

January 26, 2010 ·

Senator Gary Stevens Capitol Report-1-25-10

Capitol Report for January 25, 2010 by Senator Gary Stevens Hello again. The second session of the 26th Alaska Legislature got underway on Tuesday, January 19th. With some new faces in the Senate and the House this year, our first session with Governor Sean Parnell in office and a background of election year politics, it promises to be another interesting […]

January 25, 2010 ·
Iditarod Days Skijor Fun Run – 2/21 – Bear Lake

Iditarod Days Skijor Fun Run – 2/21 – Bear Lake

SAVE THE DATE – February 21, 2010 for Iditarod Days Skijor Fun Run sponsored by the Seward Nordic Ski Club and Seward Iditarod Trail Blazers.  This five mile fun run will be held at Bear Lake – easy terrain and great viewing. Race will simulate a mail run to commemorate Iditarod – all racers will have to pick up mail […]

January 25, 2010 ·
This Week At Seward Middle School

This Week At Seward Middle School

IN GENERAL. *The Penny War continues this week. So far we have had many generous donations, for which we are very grateful. If you wish to donate you can bring in your change or write a check to SWMS—100% of which to go to charity. Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far! You can drop off donations to […]

January 25, 2010 ·

SEWARD SENIOR CENTER HAPPENINGS

336 Third Ave 224-5604 9:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday, Saturday 9:30-2:30  *LUNCH MENU week of Jan. 25th: (Mon)BEEF STROGANOFF;(Tue) SHEPHERD’S PIE; (Wed)CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS; (Thurs)OYSTER STEW; (Fri)TUNA NOODLE CASSEROLE); (Sat) BRUNCH 9:30-11:30.  *FREE lunches for Senior veterans at the Center this winter, sponsored by Sons of American Legion in Seward. *FITNESS: Monday & Friday, Core Balance 10:30-11:30am; Tuesday & Thursday, Aerobic-Stretch ‘n Strengthen, […]

January 25, 2010 ·

Successful Grant Writing Strategies

“Successful Grant Writing Strategies” is a free event sponsored by the Seward Community Foundation for area non-profits. This learning event will be at the Alaska Sealife Center on January 29th at 7:00 p.m. Please RSVP to seward@alaskacf.org or message phone at 224-4483. The Seward Community Foundation is accepting Grant Applications through March 1st from area non-profits and organizations doing 501 […]

January 25, 2010 ·

The Kenai Watershed Forum (KWF) is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to maintaining the health of the watersheds on the Kenai Peninsula. KWF is recognized as the regional watershed organization of the Kenai Peninsula. KWF is building strong Seward relationships and is working on several projects in the local Seward area. KWF’s mission is working together for healthy watersheds on […]

January 25, 2010 ·

Weekly Alaska Legislative Teleconference Link

Here is the schedule for upcoming legislative teleconferences for the week of January 25 to January 30. http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_hearing.asp?session=26&Chamb=B&Date1=012510&Date2=011030&Comty=&Root=&Sel=1&Button=Display If you wish to particpate, call the Seward LIO at 224-5066.

January 25, 2010 ·