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Bird Vetch, a pretty but noxious weed

Bird Vetch, a pretty but noxious weed

Watch out for a nasty invasive weed called Bird Vetch. Its pretty, blue to purple flowers are deceptively attractive. The tendrils at the tip of the plant help it to climb over other plants, growing over everything, even alders and willows. Seward has small, localized infestations, but you may have […]

BCVFD Fire Chief Beals to take leave of absence

BCVFD Fire Chief Beals to take leave of absence

The Bear Creek Fire Service Area Board reluctantly agreed by consensus to recommend that their longtime fire chief Mark Beals take a 90-day leave of absence. At a special meeting Monday night, they also recommended that Connie Bacon, a 30-year, much respected senior member of the fire department act as […]

Three Rescued after pleasure craft catches fire

Three Rescued after pleasure craft catches fire

Heidi Zemach for SCN- Three people were rescued by three vessels of Good Samaritans at around 4:50 Tuesday, July 24th when their pleasure craft Alaska Rose caught fire, burned and sank in the Cheval Narrows, near Cheval Island, Resurrection Bay. “We received a Mayday call over Channel 16, saying a […]

Borough Assembly Report

22 July 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure   Our second July meeting echoed the first, as we heard hours of public testimony and adjourned just before midnight. The ordinance with the most input and discussion was Ordinance 2014-25, which places the question of a borough-wide “bed tax” […]

SBCFSA Regular Board Meeting August 4

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a regular board meeting Monday, August 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. The agenda includes FY15 DCCED $500,000.00 Grant, Discussion on funding projects and priorities FY2015, Saw Mill Creek and […]

Hazardous Waste Collection Day July 26

Hazardous Waste Collection Day DATE Saturday, July 26, 2014 TIME 8:00 am – 5:00 pm ADT WHERE Seward Transfer Facility 3200 Dimond Seward, AK AGE RANGE All Ages COST Free to households; fees charged to commercial disposers CONTACT INFO Emerald Alaska (877) 375-5040Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Dept (907) 262-9667 NOTES This event is for households and […]

New Fire Station’s Grand Opening

New Fire Station’s Grand Opening

It had rained hard just before, but the sun popped out just in time for Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department and the community to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new fire station building Saturday, June 19th at 13105 Seward Highway, milepost 5.5. The station’s yellow and red fire trucks […]

UAF Surplus Offer – Forklift

UAF Seward Marine Center is offering the following surplus item for sale to the highest bidder: Forklift, Clark Model 0500-30, s/n: 235-99-3415; Propane engine; 3000 pound capacity; functional; leaks oil; includes two manuals Prospective bidders can view this item at the UAF Seward Marine Center Warehouse, 201 Railway Avenue Monday […]

Conservation Groups Release Dust Monitoring Findings

Conservation Groups Release Dust Monitoring Findings

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – At a press conference held in Anchorage on July 17, Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance, Alaska Community Action on Toxics and Global Community Monitoring released results of a 1.5-year-long, airborne dust sampling and analysis effort. Key findings from the 15-page report “Coal Dust in Alaska: […]

Colton Leese plays Open Mic Night at the Yukon Bar

Sweet melodies of Seward

Alexis De Leon for Seward City News – Those looking to find entertainment will find that Seward is full of just that. Seward is a coastal oasis for live music seekers. Venues worth checking out have sprouted up since the summer season began. For starters the Seward Brewing Company officially […]