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Wildland fire on Kenai Peninsula threatens hundreds of homes

Wildland fire on Kenai Peninsula threatens hundreds of homes

  Alaska Department of Natural Resources News Release – June  15,  2015  -­‐  7:45  p.m. (Fairbanks,  AK)  –An  explosive  wildland  fire  on  the  Kenai  Peninsula  forced  the  evacuation  of  hundreds  of  homes   and  burned  at  least  six  structures on Monday. The  640-­‐acre  Card  Street  Fire  was  reported  as  a  1-­‐acre  fire  by  Alaska  State  Troopers  at  1:52  p.m.  near  the   community […]

June 15, 2015 ·

KPB Office of Emergency Management Sterling Wildfire Evacuation Update

Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management Release – The evacuation area has been expanded to include residents living in the area  of Salmon Run Drive to the end of Fisherman’s Road and Dow Island. The evacuation is still active for all subdivisions off of Feuding Lane to Sterling Hwy and Kenai Keys to the Kenai river. Residents should use […]

June 15, 2015 ·

Kenai Peninsula Wildfire along Sterling Hwy Milepost 76-77

Reported from Alaska 511, the Sterling highway from Milepost 76-77 is open to traffic, but use caution when traveling. Emergency Vehicles are on the road. The Peninsula Clarion reports of the fire spreading in Sterling. Read more here: http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-15/fire-spreads-in-sterling.  

June 15, 2015 ·
Open Burning Suspended on the Kenai Peninsula

Open Burning Suspended on the Kenai Peninsula

  Alaska Department of Natural Resources Press Release – Soldotna, AK – The Alaska Division of Forestry, Kenai-Kodiak Area Office has issued a burn permit suspension for the Kenai Peninsula due to warm, dry weather conditions. The suspension includes the burning of debris and burning in burn barrels, as outlined in the burn permits provided at http://forestry.alaska.gov/burn. Campfires are allowed […]

June 15, 2015 ·

Burn Suspension in Place

A Notice from the Seward Volunteer Fire Department – As of 0700 hours 6/15/15 Due to current and forecasted weather conditions open burning has been suspended at this time. This includes the use of burn devices such as burn barrels. The use of campfires is still allowed, the maximum size for a campfire is 3 feet in diameter by 3 […]

June 15, 2015 ·
Steven’s Puppets perform Aladdin June 19

Steven’s Puppets perform Aladdin June 19

Aladdin, a marionette production by Steven’s Puppets at Seward Community Library & Museum   Date:               Friday, June 19, 2015 Time:               6:30 PM (45 minute program) Admission:      Free   From the pages of The Arabian Nights comes the timeless story of Aladdin! This Chinese folktale comes alive with the help of Martin Stevens’ hand-crafted marionettes. A true “rags to […]

June 15, 2015 ·
Get ready for summer soccer!

Get ready for summer soccer!

SPRD News Release – Let’s kick off another great season of youth soccer with SPRD’s annual Seward Youth Soccer Play Day! The event will be held at the Elementary Soccer Field this upcoming Monday, June 15th at 2 p.m. Kids ages 3-12 are invited to learn drills, go through skill stations and play games. Soccer play day is a great introduction to […]

June 14, 2015 ·
Gold Pan at Adventure Sixty North – Local Discount!

Gold Pan at Adventure Sixty North – Local Discount!

Adventure Sixty North is proud to offer gold panning! Some of you may have seen the new wooden structure between our shop and the Salmon Bake.  We built raised troughs that are under cover so it is a great rain or shine activity.  In addition to finding gold in our seeded pay dirt, you will also find rocks/gems that can […]

June 13, 2015 ·
Matt Lewallen of Anchorage leads the 2015 Seward Halibut Tournament

Matt Lewallen of Anchorage leads the 2015 Seward Halibut Tournament

Seward Chamber of Commerce Press Release – Seward, Alaska, June 1, 2015 – Anglers in this year’s tournament look forward to exciting action on the water as they compete for tagged fish prizes as well as cash prizes for heaviest fish turned in this month. As of June 12th  Matt Lewallen of Anchorage continues to lead with his 138.2 lb […]

June 12, 2015 ·
Sunday, June 14 is Flag Day

Sunday, June 14 is Flag Day

Seward Parks & Rec Public Service Announcement – As we celebrate Flag Day on Sunday, June 14th, here are some interesting facts to remember. The center, United States flag pole at Benny Benson Memorial Park was dedicated in 2003 to honor those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attack. The City of Seward flag and pole were also hoisted in 2003 […]

June 12, 2015 ·

10 String Symphony performs June 13

10 String Symphony (2 five-string fiddles) Saturday June 13th at 7 p.m. Resurrect Art Coffee House $10 at the door 10 String Symphony is a duo that evokes a bygone gathering–a pair of performers who would be at home playing at a barnyard dance celebrating a successful harvest.  Both are five-string fiddle players that have taken that fundamental expression and […]

June 12, 2015 ·
Moving day hampered by equipment issues

Moving day hampered by equipment issues

Brentinseward The City of Seward Electric Department had a planned power outage Thursday morning from 9:30 until approximately 10:30 to allow safe transportation of two large buildings  from the Seward Rec Camp   to the Questa Woods area. The first building went down the road with out any problems.   However, the second building experienced equipment issues and broke down on the 3rd bridge by Metco, […]

June 11, 2015 ·
Get your raffle tickets now!

Get your raffle tickets now!

June 11, 2015 ·
It’s the very definition of cool

It’s the very definition of cool

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Is anything better than paddle boarding around a glacier? Liquid Adventures, which was housed at The Barn at Lowell Point for the past 12 years, now has a new, more centrally located office at the “Train Rec” in the Seward Small Boat Harbor. The company  was recently purchased by Exit Glacier Guides owners Ryan Fisher and Brendan […]

June 11, 2015 ·

Seward’s family of rough terrain unicyclists featured on Alaska Public Media’s Indie Alaska

George, Kris, and Katie Peck of Seward were recently featured on Alaska Public Media’s Indie Alaska spotlighting their rough terrain unicycling family tradition. See the video here: http://www.alaskapublic.org/2015/06/11/pioneering-rough-terrain-unicycling-indie-alaska/

June 11, 2015 ·
KPB Considers Amending Salmon Ordinance

KPB Considers Amending Salmon Ordinance

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Since its original enactment in 1996 and its most recent amendment two years ago, Kenai Peninsula Borough’s, Anadromous Waters Habitat Protection Ordinance has required property owners along certain water bodies to get a borough permit before taking actions within 50 feet of the water, that could degrade fish habitat. If enacted, KPB Ordinance 2015-14 would […]

June 11, 2015 ·
Volunteer Hospice Now Hiring

Volunteer Hospice Now Hiring

June 10, 2015 ·
Most Alaska jails facing 45 percent cut in state funds

Most Alaska jails facing 45 percent cut in state funds

Most Alaska jails are facing 45 percent cut in state funds. “Although no cuts are immediate, we face serious challenges”, said City Manager Jim Hunt.  For more information see the following article at KTUU: http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/most-alaska-jails-facing-45-percent-cut-in-state-funds/33491216

June 10, 2015 ·
Aurora Charters can continue under the Hughes family ownership for another 13, plus 33, plus 33 years. Heidi Zemach photo.

Council approves another lease extension and will extend electric to SMIC

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council last night awarded a liquor license to The Cookery, a new downtown eating establishment that offers fresh Alaskan oysters and small portions of  “hand-crafted” food prepared by award-winning chef Kevin Lane and his wife Stacy. Council also approved a city lease extension of 13 years on the lot upon which […]

June 10, 2015 ·

New Initiative Would Re-Allow Pro and Con Statements for Ballot Propositions in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Voter Election Guide

Alaskans for Grocery Tax Relief Press Release – Alaskans for Grocery Tax Relief Now has filed an Initiative Application for: “An Ordinance Amending KPB Title 4: To Provide Voters with More Complete Information in the Election Pamphlet,” which has now been certified by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Clerk. Kenai Peninsula, Alaska – June 5, 2015 – This citizens’ initiative would […]

June 9, 2015 ·
National Heritage Area Group Installs New Sign

National Heritage Area Group Installs New Sign

Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm “Discover the Story” sign was installed recently at MP 12.3 at the Snow River pull-out on the Seward Highway just in time to welcome directors of other National Heritage Areas from around the nation who visited Seward during a regional conference. The Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area is becoming more widely known and a source of pride […]

June 8, 2015 ·
Coal Ship Double Progress loads up in Seward's Resurrection Bay.  The first coal ship of the year. Heidi Zemach photo.

First coal ship signals slow season ahead as U.S. Supreme Court denies appeal

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Since its arrival on Saturday, M/V Double Progress, the first coal ship to dock at Seward’s Alaska Railroad Terminal since last November, has been loading 72,000 metric tons of coal, bound for Japan. Aurora Energy Services, LLC says it will receive between two and four coal ships this year, or more if Usibelli Coal’s […]

June 8, 2015 ·

Winning Poems Chosen for Alaska’s State Parks

The Poems in Place steering committee recently selected four winning entries from poems written by Alaskans. Leslie Leyland Field’s poem, “Tideline” and Fred Stager’s poem, “The Compass Rose”, will be placed in Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park in Kodiak.  Aleria Jensen’s poem, “A Soldier’s Station”, and Justine Pechuzal’s poem, “Pilgrims”, will be installed at Caines Head State Recreational Area, Seward. […]

June 8, 2015 ·
Homer man wanted by Alaska State Troopers

Homer man wanted by Alaska State Troopers

Location: Ninilchik Case number: AK15042309 Type: Robbery 1st, Assault 3rd, Theft 2nd Update: On 06-06-15, at 1302 hours, Sean Carpenter, 25 of Homer, was arrested without incident at a residence in Homer.  Carpenter was arrested and transported to the Homer Jail where he is being held without bail on the charges of Robbery 1st, Assault 3rd and Theft 2nd.  Troopers […]

June 8, 2015 ·
Power Outage schedule for Thursday, June 11

Power Outage schedule for Thursday, June 11

POWER OUTAGE   The Seward Electric Department has a scheduled power outage on Thursday, June 11th 2015, from 9:30am to 11:30am. The affected areas will be North of Forest Acres to Grouse Lake Road; to include Mile 0-2.5 of Nash Rd.   For further information please call the City of Seward Electric Department 907-224-4073.  

June 8, 2015 ·

Thank you from a Seward High School graduate

Scholarship Thank You’s By Dylan Gillespie – As a recent graduate of Seward High School, I would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for selecting me as a recipient of their scholarships: Alaska SeaLife Center Harmon Construction Icicle Seafoods Jim Martin Memorial Scholarship Kruzof Fisheries Subway Each year these local businesses generously donate to scholarship funds for SHS […]

June 6, 2015 ·