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Tsunami Hazard Zone!

Tsunami Hazard Zone!

Seward Tsunami Swim Club (STSC) took Jr. Olympic Swim Championship by storm! In all, 23 swim clubs/teams entered, from all over Alaska, to compete April 2-5 at Bartlett pool. The swimmers totaled 423 from across the state. To compete in this meet swimmers have qualifying times in the events. Only the best swimmers from around the state qualify to compete […]

April 10, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·
Thank you Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance for your efforts!

Thank you Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance for your efforts!

It’s a thankless task and a large portion of the world will never even know it was done. In many normal life situations these acts of generosity would be seen as dirty, disguising, foul, and inappropriate; but to the people that volunteer each year they see it as a necessary and rewarding experience. I encourage you to be apart of […]

April 10, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

BLIZZARD WARNING

AKZ125-101330-WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WHITTIER…SEWARD…GIRDWOOD…MOOSE PASS 248 PM AKDT THU APR 9 2009  …BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON AKDT FRIDAY FOR PORTAGE VALLEY AND EASTERN TURNAGAIN ARM…  THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON AKDT FRIDAY FOR PORTAGE VALLEY AND EASTERN TURNAGAIN ARM.  

April 10, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

Seward Schools Council Meeting

WHO: Seward Schools Site Based Council WHAT: Regular April meeting WHERE: Seward High Library WHEN: 7pm Thursday April 9th (tonight) WHY: KPBSD Board Policy 420 – The School Board believes that shared decision making at the site level can improve school performance. The Board supports the involvement of staff, students, parents/guardians and the community in such decision-making and encourages the […]

April 9, 2009 · 1 comment ·
Coyote

Coyote

The Latest from Niebrugge Images Photo Blog I know, this is just an ordinary snapshot from a point and shoot camera – hey even photographers can take snap shots! But, check out how close this coyote was from me Monday morning during a long cross-country ski – maybe 20 feet away! But more on that latter. For exercise, I love […]

April 9, 2009 · 3 comments ·
Cassin's Finch male and female

Cassin's Finch male and female

April 8, 2009 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 7:00 am, sunset 9:00 pm, length of day 14 hours even; tomorrow will be 5 minutes and 28 seconds longer. Weather: Temperatures finally inched into the 40s today, a beautiful spring day. Crocuses are up, poking through the snow if necessary. Snow still predominates over brown grass in town, and more […]

April 8, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

Kindergarten Roundup

Kindergarten Registration – Open House April 21st from 6:00-7:00 PM. Parents and future kindergarten students, please plan on attending our open house at Seward Elementary to get registered for next year. Please bring your child’s birth certificate and your questions.

April 8, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

Seward Community Playground-Tiles, Landscaping, etc.

With our sunny days, we are noticing more and more activity at the Seward Community Playground. It’s exciting that such a worthy community project is getting so much use by locals as well as visitors. Thank you to the Seward Community for giving us this asset! We have noticed that there are some “weathering” issues with the hand painted tiles […]

April 8, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

16th Annual Mayor's Cup — video

Here is a link to a little video from last Saturday’s Sled Dog Race. Can also view by searching: “sled dog race seward alaska” on the YouTube site

April 8, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

What’s Brewing? Beer-making Fundraiser April 18th 1:00 – 4:00pm 3328 Stoney Creek Road $10 limited to 10 people Tim Johnson will be offering a three-hour class in beer making! Tim is an award-winning beer meister and has generously offered to share his methods! Class size is limited to just 10 people, so be among the first ten calls on the […]

April 8, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

Spring Creek's Employee Asst. Program

Employee of the Year for 2009 Dorothy Locke, Medical Records Manager, has been selected as Spring Creek Correctional Center’s Employee of the Year for 2009. Dorothy started with SCCC in June of 1988 shortly after the prison opened. She earned her degree in Health Information Management (HIM) from the University of Alaska Southeast in 1996 and graduated second in her […]

April 8, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·
Coast Guard Cutter Mustang

Coast Guard Cutter Mustang

The Latest from Niebrugge Images Photo Blog U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mustang leaving Seward, Alaska. There was a humpback whale in front of town just a short time ago. I didn’t get it photos of the whale, but was on shore for the departure of the Mustang as it passed in front of Mt Alice.

April 8, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

Warmer days, shorter nights, and chirping birds. Just a few signs that spring has finally arrived. We Sewardites are always waiting for it…come March we could feel that it was just around the corner with the spring snow coming and then melting so quickly. And now we know for certain that it has arrived! Kenai Fjords Tours sighted the first […]

April 7, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

Easter Sunrise at the Sea Life Center

The Seward Ministerial Association, and the participating churches of Seward, would like to invite you the annual Community Easter Sunrise Service, which again will be held at the Alaska Sea Life Center, on the second floor hall between the aviary and the seals . This year’s celebration of resurrection will include two anthems by a community Easter choir and special […]

April 7, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·
Good Friday Service is Special in Seward

Good Friday Service is Special in Seward

All around the world, Christians will gather on Friday to commemorate Good Friday, the observance of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. But here in Seward, the traditional service takes on greater meaning as townspeople also remember and celebrate the lives of those who died here on Good Friday 1964. The service includes representatives from several area churches retelling the passion […]

April 7, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

Providence Seward Presents: Spring Childbirth Class

Taught by Kim Bird, RN The spring Childbirth Education Class is just around the corner for expecting parents. Topics for the two-day class will include stages of labor, relaxation & breathing techniques, medications & MORE! When: Saturday April 25, 10 am – 4 pm & Sunday April 26, 2 pm – 6 pm Where: Legends Building on Washington St. Cost: […]

April 7, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

Maundy Thursday Worship for the Community

All are invited to share in a time of remembrance and worship on Thursday evening as Christians from four local faith traditions unite to observe Maundy Thursday, the day when Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper in the Upper Room with his disicples. The name “Maundy Thursday” comes from the Latin word mandatum, or commandment… a reminder of the new commandment […]

April 7, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·
TRAILS Movie Monday a Great Success!

TRAILS Movie Monday a Great Success!

TRAILS (Total Recreation And Independent Living Services) hosted the first of this month’s Movie Mondays last night in the library basement. A huge thanks to all who attended, to the library for allowing us to use their space, and wonderful big-screen TV, as well as to Apollo Restaurant for their generous donation of pizza. Tomorrow TRAILS will meet for Outdoor […]

April 7, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

Hunting and Trapping in City Limits???

Last year, the Seward Police Department received 163 bear calls. Among them were cases involving hunting with a bow and arrow in city limits, which was and unfortunately still is legal. In the October 2008 case, a bow hunter took a black bear in a residential neighborhood. At least one arrow, tipped with razor sharp edges was found in the […]

April 7, 2009 · 5 comments ·

Capitol Report from Senator Gary Stevens

Capitol Report for April 6, 2009 by Senator Gary Stevens Hello from Juneau, where lawmakers are preparing for the end of the legislative session in less than two weeks, and the transition back to their home districts soon afterward. It’s been a busy and interesting year for me, and though we have much work left to do before adjournment, I […]

April 6, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

Not receiving ACS Wireless phone calls?

For two months now, I have not been receiving all of my incoming calls to my ACS phone. I often find I have voicemails waiting for me even though my phone sat right next to me, never rang and does not show a missed call. If the caller doesn’t leave a message, I do not even know that they called. […]

April 6, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

Icicle Seafood Scholarship

The Icicle Seafood Scholarship was created to enable students from Seward, Moose Pass and other northeastern Kenai Peninsula communities to attend KPC during the Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 semesters. The scholarship may be used to pay for face-to-face and distance delivered courses from any KPC campus. A total of five scholarships in the amount of $500 per semester will […]

April 6, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

Salmon Creek Permit Comment Period

The SBCFSA and the KPB have requested a DCOM review of a master permit for Salmon Creek. The purpose of this permit is to “streamline” the permit process on Salmon Creek. This will be a stream restoration and flood mitigation project once completed. You can view the details of this project at ftp://ftp.dnr.state.ak.us/dcom/SalmonCreekDredging/. Public comment period expires April 19th. If […]

April 6, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

Weekend road closure serious business

By Nancy Erickson It was no April Fools joke when Alaska Department of Transportation officials met with frustrated business owners at city hall last Wednesday to discuss a 55-hour total closure of the Seward Highway just as tourist season kicks in. “You delivered the date before we were engaged in conversation,” Ron Long directed at DOT design engineer John Linnell. […]

April 6, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

Drift River Terminal Spill Response Measures

[Admin’s note: This is not a Seward story necessarily but it’s a local one that hasn’t gotten much attention. The Drift River Terminal sits at the base of Mt. Redoubt and currently holds 5.06 million gallons of Cook Inlet Crude. During the long and closely watched build up to the eruption nothing was done to move the oil. Here is […]

April 6, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·