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Volunteers needed for the Subway Tri-Harder-Thon

Volunteers needed for the Subway Tri-Harder-Thon

by · July 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·
SPRD Bulletin July 11

SPRD Bulletin July 11

SPRD Bulletin… TYC Summer Camps     New at TYC! Hiking Club meets every Monday from 9am to 5pm and is available to 5th – 8th graders. Join us if you are looking to learn more about the wonderful hikes in your backyard, gain a better understanding of hiking technique and etiquette, getting comfortable hiker higher and further than your current comfort level and […]

by · July 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Chinooks First Friday on Saturday, TONIGHT!!

Chinooks First Friday on Saturday, TONIGHT!!

by · July 12, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Disaster Drill Volunteers Needed

Providence Seward Medical and Care Center, in cooperation with the State of Alaska, the City of Seward and the Seward Community Health Center, is conducting a large scale Mock Disaster Drill and we are looking for volunteers interested in being made up and acting as injured victims of scenarios such as earthquakes, flooding and tsunamis during the drill. The actual […]

by · July 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·

August 19th Primary Election information

A Message from the Clerk’s Office –   Please see the below information for information on the upcoming Primary Election.  It is important to note the last day to register to vote or change any voting information for this August 19, 2014 election is July 20, 2014.    State Primary Election Information Here is a link regarding important dates for the Primary election:  http://www.elections.alaska.gov/. […]

by · July 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Kenai Fjords National Park Monthly Weather Summary – June 2014

The Kenai Fjords area saw a return to more normal temperatures in June, but the dry conditions that characterized the spring continued throughout the month. June was the fifth consecutive month of below average precipitation as recorded at the Seward airport. By June 30th, there was a deficit of 10.8 inches of precipitation (62.5% of normal) for the first half […]

by · July 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Bluegrass Camp Concert tonight, evening Bandfest

The Seward Bluegrass Camp Concert takes place this (Friday) afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at the K.M. Rae Building (UAF Marine Science Center) auditorium. Admission is free. Come see the kids age 5-16 perform what they learned this week in their classes and bluegrass bands. Also, tonight from 7:00 p.m till 11 p.m. etc, the camp staff will perform a four-band […]

by · July 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Caines Public Use Cabins Get a Facelift

Caines Public Use Cabins Get a Facelift

For the second year running a group from the Sierra Club has come up to Alaska to help with Caines Head maintenance activities. The service trip had 9 folks from all over the lower 48,from California to Connecticut and points in between. With 9 extra hands assisting Park Specialist Tom Kain we were able to make substantial progress on the […]

by · July 11, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Great video of Fred Moore on Mt Marathon

Check out this video of Fred Moore:  “74-year-old Mount Marathon competitor races against time” by KTVA CBS 11 News at http://www.ktva.com/74-year-old-mount-marathon-competitor-races-against-time-490 Note that Fred started his record-setting 45 sequential Mt Marathon races in 1970, not 1969 as stated in the video. This is an excellent endorsement of Xtratufs too! Submitted by Carol Griswold

by · July 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Communal Tree brings final touch to lovely public space

Communal Tree brings final touch to lovely public space

Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward Library Museum’s landscaped garden, on the south side of the building is blessed with the recent arrival of a new sculpture that ties together the garden’s plants, the mural, the building’s siding and iridescent tiles, and the purpose of the building itself. The garden area is probably now one of Seward’s most beautiful […]

by · July 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Bluegrass Camp For Kids staff presents Bandfest July 11

Bluegrass Camp For Kids staff presents Bandfest Seward Brewing Company Date: Friday, July 11th   Staff in town teaching at the Seward Bluegrass Camp For Kids will be performing with their very own bands for the general public at the upstairs portion of the Seward Brewery Friday evening:   Time:              7:00pm – 7:45pm - American Nomad (Oakland, CA)             8:00pm – 8:45pm - Eli […]

by · July 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Live music Friday night at the Res Art

Live Music Friday @ 7 p.m. J Wagner “With John Prine in his heart, Bob Dylan in his head, and Woody Guthrie in his DNA,  Wagner creates pure music strongly bounded to Roots” ~P`aolo Caru, Buscadero Please join us at Resurrect Art Coffee House Friday July 11th @ 7 pm www.jwagnermusic.com

by · July 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Youth-Only Fishing Day at the Seward Lagoon this Weekend, JULY 11-13

Youth-Only Fishing Day at the Seward Lagoon this Weekend, JULY 11-13

ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME News Release -  Date: July 9, 2014   YOUTH-ONLY FISHING DAY AT THE SEWARD LAGOON THIS WEEKEND, JULY 11-13 The Seward Lagoon and Lagoon Outfall Stream will be open to king salmon fishing for youth anglers, from 12:01 a.m., Friday, July 11 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 13. This youth-only fishery is open only […]

by · July 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·

SBCFSA Work Session 7/21/14

The Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a work session at 7:00 pm, Monday, July 21, 2014.  The meeting will be held at the KPB Seward Office at Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, in Suite 122. The topics will include sand bags, and Saw Mill Creek. Light refreshments will be served. Please note the board will hold regular […]

by · July 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·

BEAR CREEK FIRE STATION – Grand Opening

The Bear Creek Volunteer & Emergency Medical Services, Inc., warmly welcomes you to join civic and community leaders, including Fire Chief Mark Beals, at the formal dedication and public grand opening of the Bear Creek Multi-use Fire Station. When: Saturday, July 19th, from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM at 13105 Seward Highway, the new Bear Creek Multi-use Fire Station Following Saturday’s dedication ceremony, there […]

by · July 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward Halibut Tournament Final Results

Seward Halibut Tournament Final Results

Seward Halibut Tournament Press Release: The Seward Halibut Tournament was more competitive than ever! Captains were swinging for the fence for the entire month and there were some monsters caught.  Captain Chris Boyd had five daily winners this month followed closely by Jacob Effen on the Grand Slam, Captain Andy Mezirow on the Crackerjack Voyager and Steve Zernia of the […]

by · July 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·

CERT volunteers needed

The Kenai Peninsula Community Emergency Response Team is looking for volunteers this Saturday, July 12, in Soldotna from 8am – 1pm. Volunteers will be used to act as “victims” during a simulated mass-casualty exercise used to train community members in disaster response. Lunch will be provided. If you are interested, please e-mail Dan Nelson at dnelson@kpb.us with your contact information. Thank you for helping with emergency […]

by · July 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·
British Soccer Camp Letter of Thanks

British Soccer Camp Letter of Thanks

July 3rd, 2014   Dear Editor: Thank you for the excellent outcome of the 2014 British Soccer Camps.  This was an excellent event this year, with over 50 athletes, practicing, and strengthening their soccer skills, and athletic development and performance.  The British Soccer Camp had three excellent coaches that we are so grateful for.  We are already looking forward to […]

by · July 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Man falls to death from cliff following traffic stop gone wrong

Heidi Zemach for SCN- A 29-year old man who attempted to avoid Alaska State Troopers on foot after they attempted to stop his mini four-wheeler at around 10:30 pm July 5th near the intersection of Vinewood Lane and Bruno Road in Stoney Creek turned tragic. He abandoned his four-wheeler after evading troopers. At around midnight, following an extensive search of […]

by · July 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·
2014 Mount Marathon Race in Photos

2014 Mount Marathon Race in Photos

For a slideshow of this year’s Mount Marathon Race, click the thumbnails below. Once the slideshow player is displayed, click the ” i ” (information) link on the slideshow player to view information about the image. Not all images contain information. Photos by Steve Fink, Sarah Fink, and Heidi Zemach Related Articles: 2014 Mount Marathon Race Results Sunshine, adrenaline and spirit mark […]

by · July 8, 2014 · 1 comment ·

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE IS NOW ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2014 HOLLAND AMERICA LINE IS NOW ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS SEWARD – Applications are now being accepted by the Holland America Line Inc. Community Advisory Board (CAB) for grants to local service and non-profit groups in Seward. The CAB is comprised of Seward civic and business leaders who advise Holland America Line Inc. on local corporate […]

by · July 7, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Join the Art Walk at Chinooks on July 12

Join the Art Walk at Chinooks on July 12

by · July 7, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Making a difference one weed at a time

Making a difference one weed at a time

  Heidi Zemach for SCN – As dandelion seeds wafted through the air, and tiny orange biting insects came after any exposed portions of skin, 10 volunteer staffers, and volunteers working for the Chugach National Forest and Kenai Fjords National Park pulled non-native invasive species from the side of Exit Glacier/Herman Leirer Road during the 11th annual Community Weed Pull […]

by · July 7, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Seward 2nd Saturday Art Walk July 12

Seward 2nd Saturday Art Walk July 12

by · July 7, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Stoney Creek Canopy Adventures

Stoney Creek Canopy Adventures

By Dot Bardarson – It’s incongruous.  Why would anyone ever want to do that?  Well, there are the thrill seekers, and it certainly is thrilling.  There are the sight seers, and the view from high up in the trees is certainly awesome.  And there are curious, normal people who don’t want to be left out of the loop. I don’t […]

by · July 7, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Sunshine, adrenaline and spirit mark the 87th annual Mount Marathon Race

Sunshine, adrenaline and spirit mark the 87th annual Mount Marathon Race

Alexis De Leon for Seward City News – The Fourth of July goes a bit harder in Seward, Alaska, than the average lower 48 states. In a state of epic proportions it follows reason that even the holidays and races would be larger. July 4, 2014 marked the 87th annual Mount Marathon race. The sun was out in an uncharacteristically […]

by · July 5, 2014 · 1 comment ·

SBCFSA Regular Meeting July 7th

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a regular board meeting Monday, July 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. The agenda includes a letter from FEMA to Mayor Navarre, a Flood Hazard Mapping Fact Sheet from FEMA for the Kenai Peninsula Borough, and a local projects […]

by · July 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·
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 ·