Recent News & Information

Rothenberger Selected as Principal

Rothenberger Selected as Principal

Andrew Rothenberger, current Principal of Kachemak Selo School, was selected as Regional Administrator (Principal) of Seward Middle School and Moose Pass School. He was one of five applicants for the position. Rothenberger will finish up the last quarter at his current position in the District and will start the new position soon afterwards. He will also be making a few […]

March 16, 2015 ·

Get ready for parade for St. Paddy’s Day

Join in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which will be held Tuesday, March 17. We’ll meet at 5 p.m. in the North Harbor Parking Lot and finish decorating our vehicles in preparation for the journey along Fourth Avenue to the downtown district. Keeping with tradition, we’ll toss candy to those watching along the parade route and play Irish music to everyone’s […]

March 16, 2015 ·
Governor Nominates AVTEC Instructor/Charter Captain to Fisheries Council

Governor Nominates AVTEC Instructor/Charter Captain to Fisheries Council

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — In a letter to the National Marine Fisheries Service dated March 13, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker nominated Andrew (Andy) Mezirow of Seward as one of Alaska’s five representatives to the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council. The US Secretary of Commerce (NMFS) must still approve Mezirow’s nomination. Of three candidates to fill seat 2, (recreational […]

March 16, 2015 ·

F&G Advisory Committee

The Seward Fish & Game Advisory Committee will hold an election meeting on Thursday, March 26th at the Seward City Council chambers at 7 pm. Any citizen of the greater Seward/Moose Pass area is eligible to be nominated and elected to serve on the Committee. Agenda will also include: discussion of proposals to submit for BoG and/or BoF’s Call for […]

March 16, 2015 ·

Seward Little League is gearing up for the 2015 season

We will have our first meeting Wednesday March 18th at 7PM at the AVTEC Student center 2nd floor lounge. If you have a passion for Baseball and ready to share your knowledge with local youth players this is the time to get involved. There are many opportunities to volunteer for the League. Some activities like coaching or serving as a […]

March 16, 2015 ·
2015 Choose Respect March will be held March 28

2015 Choose Respect March will be held March 28

The 2015 Choose Respect March will be held on March 28, 2015. Seaview’s Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program will be hosting the Choose Respect March to raise awareness on the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault. We will meet at the AVTEC Gym at Noon and march down 4th Avenue ending at SeaView Community Services for refreshments. Please invite your friends, family, […]

March 16, 2015 ·
Snow, Sleet, Sn’rain hits Seward

Snow, Sleet, Sn’rain hits Seward

Check out the wind currents, live-time, on this amazing website: http://earth.nullschool.net Submitted by Carol Griswold

March 16, 2015 ·

Alaska should learn from Kodiak’s energy independence

A forward from Seward Alternative Energy Group Source: Alaska Dispatch News – Opinion Comment by Carey Restino http://www.adn.com/article/20150315/alaska-should-learn-kodiaks-energy-independence At the recent meeting of leaders from around southwest Alaska, there was much conversation about the need for affordable energy in rural Alaska. In fact, that’s pretty much led every conversation in every meeting in rural Alaska when more than a few […]

March 16, 2015 ·
Seward High School POP Art Prints

Seward High School POP Art Prints

SHS Art students learned about Andy Warhol’s Pop Art and then created their own!  These are reductive linocuts, where the artist carves more and more of the block as they go and prints in layers.  Little blood was shed, and they did an amazing job! Mary Ramirez Kim Leavitt Clara LaRock Alex Ursel Winter Richey Emma Moore Ryan Johnson Jed Christenson […]

March 16, 2015 ·
Blizzard Warning in Effect

Blizzard Warning in Effect

From the National Weather Service http://www.arh.noaa.gov/zonefcst.php?zone=125 WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WHITTIER…SEWARD…GIRDWOOD… MOOSE PASS 410 PM AKDT SUN MAR 15 2015 …BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON AKDT MONDAY… * LOCATION…PORTAGE VALLEY AND EASTERN TURNAGAIN ARM. LOCAL AREAS OF BLIZZARD CONDITIONS MAY ALSO OCCUR ALONG THE SEWARD HIGHWAY FROM MOOSE PASS NORTHWARD. […]

March 15, 2015 ·

Coast Guard Tows Disabled Vessel near Whittier, Alaska

NEWS RELEASE – US Coast Guard 17th District, March 9, 2015 KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Station Valdez 45-foot Response Boat – Medium crew assisted three recreational mariners aboard the disabled 24-foot Bayliner Herrisea in Blackstone Bay near Whittier, Alaska, Sunday. The rescue boat crew rendezvoused with the Herrisea and safely towed the vessel to Whittier. Watchstanders from Coast […]

March 14, 2015 ·
3rd Annual Pet Walk, March 28.

3rd Annual Pet Walk, March 28.

  Come to Chinooks to pre-register or register the day of! Event Date: March 28th, 2015 Time: Walk begins at 11am, meet at Chinooks by 10:30am to receive token for registered participants. Info: Complimentary hot dogs, hot cocoa, hot coffee, and pet treats at the finish line, Branson Pavilion. We encourage all humans and pets to dress in fun matching […]

March 13, 2015 ·
PACAB Joint Work Session with the Seward City Council

PACAB Joint Work Session with the Seward City Council

Public Notice ___________________________________________________________________________________ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that The Seward Port and Commerce Advisory Board’s (PACAB) regularly scheduled meeting on April 1st 2015 is hereby substituted with a Joint Work Session with the Seward City Council with the discussion topic of How to attract more fishing vessels to Seward At noon in Council Chambers. The PACAB Regular Business meeting will […]

March 13, 2015 ·

PACAB Hears from City Administration and Public

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — At the regular Port and Commerce Advisory Board meeting on March 4, assistant city manager Ron Long briefed board members on a city administration initiative to modify the system by which city of Seward taxes vessels kept within city limits. Code requires the city to tax personal property such as a vessel, at its true […]

March 13, 2015 ·
Notes on the door of the Seward Public Health Center  informs residents it is closed and to call 907 335-3400 to schedule an appointment. Heidi Zemach photo.

What losing Seward’s Public Health Center may mean

By Heidi Zemach for SCN –  The State Division of Health and Social Services has decided to close the Seward Public Health Nurse’s office as part of state budget reductions due to the $3.5 million budget shortfall. But limited public health services by a visiting public health nurse from Kenai or Soldotna will continue to be provided monthly or bi-monthly, […]

March 12, 2015 ·

Representative Mike Chenault – Seward Town Hall Meeting

Representative Mike Chenault – Speaker of the House Please join in the discussion at a town hall meeting with your local state representative on Saturday, March 21 at the Seward Library located at 239 6th Ave. from 3 pm to 5 pm If you have questions, please call the Kenai office at 283-7223.

March 12, 2015 ·

Public Scoping Open for Herman Leirer Road Flood Mitigation Project Environmental Assessment

This is a public notice that Kenai Fjords National Park is seeking public comments regarding a proposed construction project in 2016 on the National Park Service (NPS)-managed portion of Herman Leirer Road, in Seward, Alaska. Annual seasonal flooding of the NPS-managed road from milepost 7 to 8 has resulted in temporary road closures, public safety concerns, as well as road […]

March 12, 2015 ·
Seward City Council tweaks Drug Testing Policy regarding Marijuana

Seward City Council tweaks Drug Testing Policy regarding Marijuana

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Following enactment of new marijuana legalization, the City of Seward administration decided to review its existing policies for employee drug and alcohol use by its more than 80 employees, particularly regarding marijuana. It proposed some changes that focus specifically on the use, abuse, and testing of marijuana. At Monday night’s March 16 City Council Meeting, […]

March 12, 2015 ·
Bald Eagles fish and feast on herring

Bald Eagles fish and feast on herring

I counted over 30 Bald Eagles fishing and feasting on herring in the middle of Rez Bay this afternoon. Some were mere specks high in the blue sky. The powerful wind allowed these giant birds to hover effortlessly, waiting for the herring to rise within reach, then they snatched fistfuls of the silvery little fish. Up they rose, munched on herring […]

March 11, 2015 ·
Quilt Raffle!!!

Quilt Raffle!!!

  Marathon Wrestling Club is raffling off this beautiful, Alaskan themed quilt.  This quilt was hand made by local area quilter Chris Houck, who then donated it to the wrestling club to raffle off.  The American Legion has graciously allowed us to sell raffle tickets through them, with 100% of the proceeds going to Marathon Wrestling.  Tickets are $5.00 each or 5 […]

March 11, 2015 ·
Master of Research Vessel Sikuliaq Michael J. Hoshlyk sits at the joystick helm. Photo by R. Smeriglio

Sikuliaq Tour Reveals Details

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — The day before R/V Sikuliaq’s ceremonial commissioning in Seward on Saturday, March 7, Master and Captain Michael J. Hoshlyk and Associate Dean of UAF Graduate School Dr. Michael A. Castellini conducted tours of the newest ship in the US academic research fleet. Beyond their obvious pride and pleasure at having such a sophisticated platform […]

March 11, 2015 ·

Seward DMV Closures

The Seward DMV will be closed on Friday March 27th for employee training and again on Monday March 30th for Seward’s Day.

March 11, 2015 ·
Iditarod Race Standings

Iditarod Race Standings

Go to this link at Iditarod.com to track the racers

March 11, 2015 ·

FREE AARP Tax Services to seniors and low income families in 2015

FREE AARP Tax Services to seniors and low income families in 2015. Limited appointments available through March 28th. We have openings this weekend March 14th, 15th and 16th! Contact Seward Senior Center at 224-5604 to schedule an appointment. All appointments are hosted at the Lutheran Church, 3rd and Jefferson, access located in the alley.

March 11, 2015 ·