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Racer picks up where he left off after 2012 fall from Mount Marathon

Racer picks up where he left off after 2012 fall from Mount Marathon

Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – Matt Kenney was of the elite Mount Marathon racers in 2012 when he fell 30 feet from the slippery cliffs at the base of Mount Marathon, suffering a severe traumatic brain injury and a fractured calf. He’d been running his seventh race, and had completed some of the races before in under an […]

by · July 4, 2014 · 1 comment ·
2014 Mount Marathon Race Results

2014 Mount Marathon Race Results

Link: 2014 MOUNT MARATHON RACE RESULTS at seward.com. More information to follow at SCN…..                

by · July 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Wednesday Evening Comics

Is there a comic artist inside you, just waiting to emerge?  Would you like to learn more about the comics as a genre or as an art form?  Or do you just want to try something new and spend your Wednesday evenings doing something fun and creative? Join us for a five week comic workshop offered by Kaisa Leino who […]

by · July 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward High School Reunion

The Seward High School Class of 1974 is having their 40-year reunion this Saturday, July 5th at The Resurrection Roadhouse from 4-6PM. The reunion will then open up to include everyone who attended Seward High School any time in the 1970′s. Please come and join in the fun, and be sure to spread the word!

by · July 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Reminder — Alaska Native Art Silent Auction — July 4th — Begins 9:30 AM

Reminder — Alaska Native Art Silent Auction — July 4th — Begins 9:30 AM

Seward United Methodist Church (321 4th Street) We have 40 items from a private collection and another item from one more donor. Items include dolls, ivory carvings, and baskets with appraised values ranging from $5 to $800. Each bid sheet will also include a BUY IT NOW price, so someone can purchase an item outright without having to check back […]

by · July 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Mount Marathon Race/4th of July Schedule of Events

Mount Marathon Race/4th of July Schedule of Events

Independence Day Celebration Schedule of Events Thursday July 3rd 12 – 8 PM Food & Crafts booths open on Adams Street 5 – 8 PM Bib pick-up at Seward High School 7:00 PM Auction for Men’s and Women’s Race at SHS 7:45 PM Mt. Marathon Race® Safety Meeting at Seward High School Midnight Spectacular Fireworks by Lantis Fireworks on the […]

by · July 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Join us at the “Walking Taco” stand on July 4th

Please join us at the “Walking Taco” Stand on on July 4th in the parking lot of Dr. Moriarty’s dental office. Our stand will open at 9AM until we sell out. Walking Tacos are being sold to raise money for the DAN MCDONALD NEW LUNGER TEAM for the Lost Lake Race on August 23. If you don’t know what walking tacos are— […]

by · July 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Rachel Dow set to play key role in Mount Marathon Race

Rachel Dow set to play key role in Mount Marathon Race

  By Jason Aigeldinger for Seward City News – I had the privilege to sit down with Rachel Dow last week to discuss and record some of her perspective on the Mount Marathon Race. Seward has always fielded a collection of homegrown athletes that consistently show up, keep up, and  are often victorious over the ever increasing number of professional mountain […]

by · July 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Begich promises a tough campaign and talks about Alaska issues in Seward

Begich promises a tough campaign and talks about Alaska issues in Seward

Heidi Zemach for SCN- Alaska Senator Mark Begich spoke with about 45 Seward residents at the Resurrect Art Coffee House and Gallery Tuesday afternoon, July 1st, after visiting Seward’s new federally-qualified community health clinic. The campaigning senator showed up 30-minutes late, casually dressed in a green shirt and jeans. Speaking rapidly to a diverse group of residents, he thanked everyone […]

by · July 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Job Opening at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Job Opening at the Alaska SeaLife Center

The Alaska SeaLife Center generates and shares scientific knowledge to promote understanding and stewardship of Alaska’s marine ecosystems is seeking applications for the following:   Administrative Assistant I   This position is responsible for providing administrative support for various departments at the Alaska SeaLife Center.   Education and Experience Requirements:  High school diploma or GED is required; some college preferred. […]

by · July 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·

1 July Borough Assembly Report

1 July 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure   We had a full audience, with much public testimony, and our meeting ended just before midnight. The bulk of the testimony was about Ordinance 2014-25, which had its first of two public hearings. This is the ordinance proposing a 4% borough-wide transient accommodations tax (bed tax), subject to voter […]

by · July 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Opinion: Repeal the “Giveaway” on August 19

Submitted by Bjørn Olson - Why I am against SB 21 and believe we need to repeal the ‘giveaway’ this August 19th. I am from and therefore of Alaska. What I know about life, the world and living has been acquired while existing almost exclusively in Alaska. In other words, Alaska has shaped me and as I grow into stages of […]

by · July 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Subway Tri-Harder-Thon July 26

Subway Tri-Harder-Thon July 26

SUBWAY Tri-Harder-Thon Sat, July 26th! Seward’s Own Adventure Triathlon…5 Mile Kayak, 6.3 Mile Run & 18.6 Mile Bike, to sign up for this EPIC Race go to www.signmeup.com/99270 Race starts at9am on Kenai Lake at Primrose Campground/Day Use area (Mile 18 of the Seward Hwy). Sign up early for best rates, sorry no on-site registrations. Water portion: Kayak 2.5 miles out and 2.5 back on […]

by · July 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Meet AVTEC’s new director Ben Eveland

Meet AVTEC’s new director Ben Eveland

Heidi Zemach for SCN- Dressed as he is in typical administrator clothing, it’s hard to picture Ben Eveland, the new director of AVTEC, Alaska’s Institute of Technology beneath a truck, building a house, or taking apart a diesel generator. But ever since Eveland began helping out on his relative’s farm in Wisconsin, at age 16, he’s loved working with his […]

by · July 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·
New Seward business offers organic, handcrafted skin products

New Seward business offers organic, handcrafted skin products

Hello! We are Jacob and Shannon, the founders of a new small business in Seward, Midnight Sun Organics. We make handcrafted, 100% organic skincare for the whole family! All of our products come in awesome biodegradable containers! Our beard elixir oil and candles are in glass containers which can be recycled or reused. We are trying to be as sustainable as possible […]

by · July 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Rasmuson Foundation Awards $13.5 Million

Rasmuson Foundation Awards $13.5 Million

The Rasmuson Foundation Board of Directors announces that $13.5 million has been awarded to Alaska nonprofits in grants and initiatives to improve the quality of life in the state. The largest award announced was for Southcentral Foundation, which will receive $3 million for the start-up of the Nuka Institute. The Nuka Institute will provide training and technical assistance to health […]

by · July 1, 2014 · 1 comment ·
SPRD Bulletin June 30

SPRD Bulletin June 30

This week was a great opportunity to participate and learn soccer skills in the British Soccer Camp.  More than 50 of Seward’s youth came to participate in the British Soccer Camp and increased their athletic abilities and soccer skills.  Challenger Sports sent three great coaches to Seward from England and Ireland.  Thank you to John, Michael, and Matt, who are the […]

by · July 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Fourth of July Fire Prevention

Department of Natural Resources Press Release – June 30, 2014 (Fairbanks, AK) – Wildfires are frequently ignited by recreational activities during the Fourth of July weekend. We are fortunate this year that rainfall throughout much of the state has decreased the immediate fire danger.  Still, outdoor fire safety must be considered as we approach the Fourth of July. Remember, fuels […]

by · July 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Outdoor Recreational Trails Advisory Board recruiting for board opening

Department of Natural Resources Press Release – June 30, 2014 (Anchorage, AK) – The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation is seeking candidates to fill an open board position representing northwestern Alaska on the Outdoor Recreational Trails Advisory Board (ORTAB). Applicants should have special knowledge, experience and interest in outdoor recreation and grant-funded programs. The primary role of the ORTAB is […]

by · July 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Park Rangers to the Rescue!

Park Rangers to the Rescue!

At 3pm today, Kenai Fjords National Park staff received a report of a dog stranded on a cliff ledge near the edge of Exit Glacier. It fit the same description of a dog that had been sighted in the Exit Glacier area throughout the weekend that had previously evaded capture.  Rangers located the dog and set up a belay system to […]

by · June 30, 2014 · 1 comment ·

COMING SOON!

The Seward Prevention Coalition is bringing a personalized, evidence-based, online prevention intervention program for Alcohol to the community this summer. The program is called eCHECKUP TO GO and is designed to motivate individuals to reduce their consumption of alcohol using personalized information about their own drinking and risk factors. The program is designed and updated with the most current and […]

by · June 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Legends Restaurant Building Up for Auction

News Release June 30, 2014 Former Seward’s Legends Restaurant Up for Auction  The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has started an online auction to sell the former Legends Restaurant in downtown Seward. GSA will host an open house on Friday, July 11 from 1 – 4 p.m. AKDT and Saturday, July 12 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. AKDT. The […]

by · June 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Halibut Tournament Update

Halibut Tournament Update

On the final day of the Seward Halibut Tournament, Oleg Gozobohenno from Moscow, Russia, took the lead by bringing in a 312.2 halibut with Captain Andy on the CrackerJack Voyager.  The Seward Halibut Tournament ends at 8pm this evening.  

by · June 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Deceased Inmate had Physical Altercation with Cellmate

Department of Correction Press Release -  June 30, 2014 On June 29, 2014 at 1:23 am, Correctional Officers at Spring Creek Correctional Center were notified of an unresponsive inmate in his cell. Officers responded and found 29-year old Elihu Gillespie unconscious from injuries he had sustained in a physical altercation with his 25 year old cellmate, Jason Rak.  Emergency Medical […]

by · June 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Meet Mark Begich July 1 at the Res Art

Meet Mark Begich July 1 at the Res Art

by · June 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Mt Marathon Pasta Feed

 PUBLIC WELCOME! Catch up with your fellow racers and friends while you fuel up for the big day! Featuring pasta with meat or veggie sauce, green salad, fresh rolls from Great Harvest Bread Co., dessert and beverage    Thursday, July 3rd, 5:00-7:00 PM Seward High School $10 per plate   ~Pasta feed sponsored by Seward Nordic Ski Club~ All proceeds […]

by · June 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Spring Creek Inmate Death

Spring Creek Inmate Death

Heidi Zemach for SCN- A 29-year old inmate at Spring Creek Correctional Center has died. Eilhu Gillespie was transported to Providence Seward Medical & Care Center in Seward Sunday June 29th early in the morning, where he was pronounced deceased at 2:32 a.m. Soldotna dispatch was first notified of an assault between two cellmates at Spring Creek at 1:29 in […]

by · June 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Walker campaigns to become Alaska Governor

Walker campaigns to become Alaska Governor

Bill Walker, a lifelong Alaskan who describes himself as “a construction worker with a law degree,” is making a serious bid to get on the ballot as an Independent in an attempt to unseat Gov. Sean Parnell, R, and his Democratic challenger, Byron Mallott. Walker secured the unsolicited support of the Alaska Independence Party, although he doesn’t agree with all […]

by · June 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·