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Rays Reusables Burns Down

Rays Reusables Burns Down

Rays Reusables, a thrift shop on Fourth Avenue and A Street, burned to the ground early this morning. The building was fully engulfed by flames by the time fire crews were alerted to the structure fire at  2:30 a.m. Saturday morning, Sept 21st. The Seward Volunteer Fire Department attempted to send some people into […]

10/17 2-day Profit Mastery Workshop

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17,  and on Friday, Oct. 18, from 9 to 5 p.m. at the AVTEC First Lake Facility 2nd Floor Conference Room – 809 2nd Avenue in Seward,  SW Regional Director Bryan Zak will present our 2 day Profit Mastery Seminar, your […]

September 21 Obihiro Mural Update

September 21 Obihiro Mural Update

This photo was taken at the end of the first day of painting.  The animals have not been painted yet, nor details of mountains, signage etc. On the second day, a new group of Japanese artists arrived.  Here they are in what the Japanese call “the shed”, a spacious city […]

Plenty at Stake in Borough Elections

Plenty at Stake in Borough Elections

By Heidi Zemach for SCN Kenai Peninsula Borough voters have the chance to decide some important issues via four ballot propositions at the upcoming elections October 1st. Absentee in-person voting began on Monday, Sept 16th at the Seward City Clerk’s office and continues Monday through Friday, 8 am – 5 pm […]

2013 SMAF Musician Profile – Historian

2013 SMAF Musician Profile – Historian

2013 SMAF Musicians – Historian Friday September 27th, 11:45pm For this powerhouse four piece, on the heels of their 2nd album release, this will be their second SMAF performance in the last two years as well as (unfortunately) their last performance as a group in who-knows-how-long. Some of the bandmates […]

Music Boosters Share Ideas to Grow Opportunities for Kids

Music Boosters Share Ideas to Grow Opportunities for Kids

(Bu Heidi Zemach with assistance by Sharon Kim) Seward Music Association, a.k.a. “Seward Band and Choir Boosters” held their annual meeting on Monday, Sept 16, at the Community Room in the Seward Library Museum.  The group elected new board officers. Sharon Kim was elected President and Heidi Zemach was elected Vice […]

Hazardous Waste Collection Day September 21

Hazardous Waste Collection Day DATE Saturday, September 21, 2013 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 small businesses.All […]

17 September Borough Assembly Report

17 September Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure   This was our annual meeting in Homer.  It was a beautiful day to see the City of Homer, and we were treated to dinner prior to the 6 PM meeting.  Two presentations were made.  The CEO of South Peninsula Hospital […]

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

The 2013 National POW/MIA Recognition Day poster honors those still missing from our Nation’s past wars and conflicts and those who made the ultimate sacrifice and whose remains have not yet been recovered and returned home. The Poster depicts the Missing Man Table and there is special significance to each […]

Obihiro Mural Update

Obihiro Mural Update

Submitted by Dot Bardarson Here is an update of progress on the mural that the city of Seward is giving to its sister-city, Obihiro. The Japanese artists gathered around for introductions and instructions for painting the panels.  We were provided with a spacious public works garage in which to work. […]

Residents Raise Coal Burning Concerns

Residents Raise Coal Burning Concerns

HEIDI ZEMACH for SCN Local residents spoke out at the last City Council meeting and urged Seward to do something about the smell and health hazards emitted by coal-burning stoves. “It gets especially bad on a winter’s day when you get that temperature inversion that pushes everything down.” said Ben […]

2013 SMAF Musician Profile – Nervis Rex

2013 SMAF Musician Profile – Nervis Rex

Hello There, Well if you’re an AlaSKAn and have been hiding under a rock out in the bush, hibernating with earplugs in and your eyes covered, odds are good that even YOU have still heard the booty-shaking SKA sounds of Nervis Rex. Oh, and if you’ve ever been to SMAF […]

Museum Winter Hours

As Seward transitions into fall, so does your friendly neighborhood Library & Museum facility! We’re spending more staff time on programming like Story Time, Book Club and GURPS, and cutting back on Museum hours. The Museum will be closed for maintenance and updates until October 5th, when we start our winter […]

2013 SMAF Musician Profile – LuLu Small

2013 SMAF Musician Profile – LuLu Small

Seward Music And Arts Festival Musician – Miss Lulu Small – Sunday September 29th; 4:45 pm Ms. LuLu Small, also known as “Alaska’s First Lady of Entertainment” celebrates her 35th year in the Last Frontier as the closing act for the SMAF 2013. LuLu was featured this year at the […]

Bus carrying Seward Seahawks Football team sideswiped

Location:  Seward Case number:  AK13070448 Type:  DUI / Leave the Scene / Reckless Endangerment Text:  On 09-14-13, at approximately 2300 hours, AST received a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a school bus near mile 6 of the Seward Highway in Seward. Investigation revealed that a vehicle operated by […]