Recent News & Information

***KPB Flood Plain Task Force Meeting***

MARCH 4, 2009 MEETING Notice is hereby given that the Kenai Peninsula Borough “Flood Plain Task Force” will hold a meeting on Wednesday, March 4, 2009, to examine current flood plain issues and the development of options for the Seward-Bear Creek Flood Service Area. The task force meeting will begin at 6:00 PM in Suite 123, of the Seaview Plaza, […]

March 4, 2009 ·

Ahoy There!

Ahoy There! is the theme of this week’s story hour at Seward Community Library. Small mariners are invited to bring a favorite toy boat or model to story hour for display during the program. Story hour is a mix of wonderful picture books, games, songs, fingerplays, puppets and music. Story hour is geared to children ages 3 – 6; siblings […]

March 4, 2009 ·

Rowing for Life Program deadline extended

Want to get more active? Curious about rowing? Not sure you are in shape to do it? In Rowing for Life, you will build strength, endurance and confidence through a program of gradual introduction to fitness and rowing. Starting off indoors on the “erg” (indoor rowing machine), you will learn the basics of rowing even before the ice is off […]

March 4, 2009 ·
Seward Middle School Volleyball

Seward Middle School Volleyball

Excitement was found all over Seward this past week-end, but the most exciting was held at Seward Middle School who hosted the 2009 Kenai Peninsula Borough Volleyball tournament.  The tournament is the culmination of the middle school volleyball season with the top four middle schools arriving in Seward to take home hardware.  Soldotna Maroon and Homer got a bye in […]

March 4, 2009 ·

Rep. Seaton's March 2, 2009 Newsletter

March 2, 2009 Newsletter Greetings from Juneau this 42nd day of the 26th Legislative Session.  The hectic pace continued this last week.   Now that we have finished with finance subcommittees for the operating budget it may be more manageable.  The beautiful sunny weather has served to lighten everyone’s spirits.  Next week is the unofficial break for “Energy Council” in Washington […]

March 4, 2009 ·

Short-eared Owl, Snow Buntings (and the Cassin's Finch)

March 3, 2009 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 7:49 am, sunset 6:31 pm; length of day 10 hours, 42 minutes; tomorrow will be 5 minutes and 30 seconds longer. Weather: Overcast and blissfully calm today after two days of cold north winds gusting to 47 mph. The thermometer rose from a nippy 12º this morning to 30º by mid-afternoon. […]

March 3, 2009 ·
Go Green in Your Pocketbook: Use your ___, not oil and gas

Go Green in Your Pocketbook: Use your ___, not oil and gas

Human beings have various ways to get from here to there: walking, driving, skijoring, whatever. Some ways pollute less than others, some will save you money, and some might even save you a gym membership. Walking Bus Instead of driving your children to school or yourself to work each morning and/or afternoon, start a “walking bus” route in which you […]

March 3, 2009 ·

Mt. Marathon Videos on Youtube

To All, I have recently uploaded some videos of last year’s Men’s Mount Marathon Race on youtube, and would like for any readers to feel free to view them. The videos were filmed in 12 locations on the race course, which I think is the most comprehensive footage that anyone has ever done for the race. The number of runners, […]

March 3, 2009 ·

Seward Chamber News

Just returned from an Economic Development visit to Seattle, where we met with Marine Transportation and Service providers as well as our primary Cruise Industry customers. On the marine transportation front, businesses have their eyes on Seward, both for coal export opportunities as well as potential related to gasline project initiatives. Their assessment of Seward’s services and support was positive […]

March 2, 2009 ·
Seward Middle School Nordic Ski Team Speeds through the Borough Meet

Seward Middle School Nordic Ski Team Speeds through the Borough Meet

  February 21st and 22nd turned out to be a sunny weekend in Soldotna, where Seward Middle School’s finest skiers finished in top positions at the Borough Ski Meet.  Jack Broughton took 4th place in the classic and 10th in the skate races for 7th grade boys.  Maranda Clark an 8th grader, finished 7th in her age group’s classical race.   […]

March 2, 2009 ·
Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

In circumspect pursuit of supinely divined literary delectations, notwithstanding erstwhile proficiency in such piffling matters considering the breadth of sullen sanctimoniousness our globe engulfs at present, one warm and fainéant afternoon not so very long ago, a fortuitous encounter with an unassuming book enkindled an expansive voyage of luciferous rumination, set to sail upon a burnished sea of eloquence. And […]

March 1, 2009 ·

Ocean Science Lecture Series

“Technological Innovations in Arctic Research” with Dr. Philip McGillivary, US Coast Guard PACAREA Science Liaison, Wednesday March 4 at Noon at the Alaska SeaLife Center Free to the public Brown bag lunch – coffee and cookies provided Dr. McGillivary will unveil advances in ocean observation technology, including autonomous underwater vehicles, autonomous surface vessels, and autonomous aircrafts, as well as wave […]

February 28, 2009 ·

KPB Assembly Meeting

The Kenai Peninsula Borough will be holding the next Assembly Meeting on March 3, 2009. For a full list of items to be discussed please visit the borough web site at www.borough.kenai.ak.us and view the current agenda.

February 27, 2009 ·

Seward Parks and Recreation Bulletin

Sports & Recreation News: Breeze Inn Avalanche Classic Sign up a team or enjoy watching a weekend of basketball. Teams from around Alaska will be coming to Seward March 7th & 8th. The tourney format will be contingent upon number of entries. Call Maggie at Seward Parks and Recreation 224-4054 for more information. Telalaska Spring Classic Volleyball Tourney Sat, Apr […]

February 27, 2009 ·

From the Tale Flipper- This Week in 8th Grade

By Tyler Wallace This week in 8th grade, we did a lot of fun things. On Thursday in math, we reviewed old work, like graphing inequalities. Then we worked on our assignment the rest of class. In Science, we reviewed this test we had taken that Monday. Ms. Fischer put it under this cool document camera that was connected to […]

February 27, 2009 ·

From the Tale Flipper- This Week in the Seventh Grade

By Tyler Rose Quiring My article this week is to tell you about what the seventh graders in Seward Middle School have been doing this week. In Language Arts with Mr. Walker, who is also the principal of Seward Middle School, we have done a lot of reading. On Thursday we read a story called Barrio Boy, by Ernesto Galarza. […]

February 27, 2009 ·
From the Tale Flipper- Haines

From the Tale Flipper- Haines

By Deanna Michinski I used to live in Haines, Alaska. Here is some information about it: Haines Alaska, or the Valley of Eagles, is a small town about ninety miles north of Juneau. With a population of about thirty-five-hundred, it attracts hundreds of tourists each summer with its array of attractions. Haines is surrounded by mountains, so it is ideal […]

February 27, 2009 ·

RESURRECTION LUTHERAN LENTEN SERVICES

Resurrection Lutheran Church 400 3rd Avenue. Adult Bible Class, 10:00 a.m. & Lenten Worship Service, 11:00 a.m. This Sunday. Visitors Welcome!

February 26, 2009 ·
KENAI CREWSERS ROWING CLUB – "DESIGN A REGATTA MEDAl CONTEST" !

KENAI CREWSERS ROWING CLUB – "DESIGN A REGATTA MEDAl CONTEST" !

The Kenai Crewsers Rowing club is made up men and women who like to row those long shinny boats on Bear and Kenai Lakes. In the summer KCRC has fun rowing in several state regattas. They host the Head of the Kenai Regatta on Kenai Lake, which are races over 3 miles. The Kenai Crewsers would like to give the […]

February 26, 2009 ·

Police Journal

2-23-09 0310 SAST requested an Officer to assist for a domestic disturbance. Officer responded. Officer requested an ambulance for female with possible broken nose and for a self-inflicted laceration. BCVFD/SVAC dispatched. 2-24-09 0815 CLOUDY WATER Reported by a resident on 2nd Avenue and also at AVTEC 1st Lake. Water department was advised. 1627 VERBAL WARNING Issued to subject driving vehicle […]

February 26, 2009 ·
City Calendar

City Calendar

Action Agenda Monday, February 23, 2009 The Following Ordinance Requiring A Public Hearing Was Enacted: Ordinance 2009-002, Amending Seward City Code Title 15, Land Uses Allowed Table 15.10.225 To Allow Lodging, Multi-Family Dwelling Apartment By Conditional Use Permit In The Harbor Commercial Zoning District (HC). The Following Resolutions Were Approved: Resolution 2009-011, A Resolution Of The City Council Of The […]

February 25, 2009 ·
Rare Bird Visits Seward

Rare Bird Visits Seward

Hopping around on the ground gleaning sunflower seeds scattered below birdfeeders is a plain, brown, stripy bird that is causing quite a stir among birders. The Cassin’s finch female is over 1000 miles north of where she should be, and no one knows why. This is about the 5th published record of a Cassin’s finch in Alaska, making it a […]

February 25, 2009 ·

Writing Campaign to Have Bridges Permanently Fixed Not Temporarily Fixed

It is time for Seward to get on the band wagon for our bridges to be fixed permanently instead of temporarily that also includes the road from 17 mile to 36 mile. We have a bridge to somewhere and a road to somewhere not like the bridge to nowhere or the road to nowhere. Write your city council, city mayor, […]

February 25, 2009 ·
Humpback whale in bay!

Humpback whale in bay!

This afternoon, Tuesday, February 24th, I was amazed to see the glistening back of a juvenile humpback whale curl above the calm waters right next to Lowell Point Road. The arch continued until the tiny dorsal fin rose into view, and then disappeared, leaving a smooth “foot print” on the water. Lucky spectators heard it breathe and saw its breath […]

February 24, 2009 ·

Rep. Seaton's February 23, 2009 Newsletter

February 23, 2009 Newsletter 26th Legislative Session From the desk of Rep. Paul Seaton V. 72 Greetings from Juneau this 35th day of the 26th Legislative Session. We have been blessed with an unusual amount of sunshine and moderate temperatures for this time of year.  I have a committee starting at 8 in the morning each day of the week […]

February 24, 2009 ·