August 9, 2014 – Jim Corttell from Anchorage Alaska is the current leader in the 2014 Seward Silver Salmon Derby after catching a 16.66 lb silver on the CoHo LoCo near Caines Head. Second place is held by Gene Duillo of Springfield, Missouri, with his 15.93 lb silver salmon. Emma Johnson of Anchorage, Alaska, is back and fishing to keep […]
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The public is invited to celebrate an important milestone with Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai Peninsula Borough and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. To mark fifty years of service to the Kenai Peninsula, the three key organizations are hosting a community barbecue from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 at KPC’s Kenai River Campus in Soldotna. Everyone is invited. In […]
The Alaska SeaLife Center would like to thank all participants and sponsors of this year’s 5K Wildlife Rescue Run and SeaFest Weekend. It was the most successful year to date for the Rescue Run, bringing in a record number of participants and raising more than $4,600. The fundraiser supports the rescue and rehabilitation mission of ASLC’s Wildlife Response Program. The Wildlife Response […]
By Jim Johnsen – Alaskans are just weeks away from a pivotal decision in our young state’s history. The decision is whether to vote yes to repeal our new tax law or vote no to let the new law stand. I will vote NO on 1. Here’s why. I have lived in Alaska for nearly 30 years in Juneau, Fairbanks, […]
KMTA National Heritage Area Launches Book by Historian Doug Capra Seward—The Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area announces the publication of The Spaces Between: Stories from the Kenai Mountains to the Kenai Fjords by Doug Capra. This book is the first in a series of original titles that will be published by the KMTA National Heritage. To celebrate the launch, the […]
Sumitted by Peter T. Zuyus - After a long battle with bureaucrats, the Surgery Center of Kenai recently opened its doors. The Surgery Center could offer medical care to Medicare/Medicaid and Tri-Care patients at significant savings over Central Peninsula Hospital. In addition, the Surgery Center could save Seniors over 40% in co-payments. Medicare/Medicaid and Tri-Care will not reimburse for services […]
The United States Coast Guard celebrated its 224th birthday on Monday, August 4, 2014, and invited area residents and visitors to tours of the Coast Guard Cutter Mustang and the Coast Guard Cutter Healy. The CGC Healy is a medium icebreaker designed for scientific research in both the Arctic and Antarctic poles. Measuring approximately 420 feet in length, it can accommodate […]
Super Saturated Sugar Strings Album Release Tour Resurrect Art Coffee House Friday August 8th @ 7pm $10 at the door (come early to get your seat!) “Our new album, HEART-SHAPED LEAVES, is here! We’re in the middle of our summer tour so come to a show and pick one up or get it on iTunes. Hope you LOVE it and […]
The Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a work session at 7:00 pm, Monday, August 18, 2014. The meeting will be held at the KPB Seward Office at Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, in Suite 122. The topic will be revision and update of SBCFSA’S by-laws. Light refreshments will be served. Please note the board will hold regular […]
5 August 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure Ordinance 2014-25, which passed by a 5-4 vote at our July 22 meeting, was vetoed by Mayor Navarre August 4th, and by a 5-4 vote at this meeting we failed to over-ride the veto, so the ordinance was defeated. This comes after hours of testimony and discussion covering three […]
Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – The 86-year old Jesse Lee Orphanage, which sits on prime City land above Seward and has been abandoned and vandalized since the ’64 earthquake, would be a great candidate for National Historic Building designation and LEEDS energy certification, said Barbara Campagna, an architect from BAC/A&P (Architecture and Planning). It’s an architecture and planning […]
It’s usually quite difficult to spy on COMMON RAVENS, much less get photos. They are wary and private, and do not tolerate paparazzi spying on their personal lives. By happy circumstance, while studying the raucous gulls at the NE Beach fish cleaning station, I found a family of oblivious RAVENS parading along the beach. The three youngsters looked disheveled, their […]
Seward Elementary will be open for new student registration August 6th and August 7th, 2014, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Parents must fill out a registration packet for each new student and additionally must provide an original birth certificate, updated immunization records and a copy of a current IEP, if your child has one. Students do not need to […]
Seward High School Sophomore Kimberly “Kimmy” Hubbard, 15, was recently moved to pen a heartfelt poem against bullying. She’d just learned that Jonathon Schaff, 13, a young friend of the family, had killed himself back home in Sciota County, Ohio, where she, her twin Kyle, and four older siblings lived before moving with their grandmother to Seward. Hubbard was devastated […]
Today until noon, two parties of USCG Healy are working on community projects to spruce up parks and improve safety. You will see one group at the south end of the Lagoon by the Rotary pavilion. They are removing the remnants of the boardwalk that was deemed no longer safe. Hopefully, they will also have time to remove old railroad […]
You can go to our school blog at: http://sewardmiddleschool.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/wpmu/ . Or the school supply list for the middle school: http://sewardmiddleschool.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/wpmu/files/2013/04/Seward-Middle-School-Supply-List1.pdf
Candidate Packets for Service Area Boards and Borough Mayor are available at the Borough Annex office in the Sea View Plaza suite 122. Hours are Mon-Thu from 9:00 to 3:00. They are due by August 15th at 4:30. Cheryl Seese is a notary, for your convenience.
2014 Sealed Bid Land Sale Brochures are available at the Borough Annex office in the Sea View Plaza suite 122. Hours are Mon-Thu from 9:00 to 3:00.
Student Registration for the 2014/2015 school year will be on Wednesday, August 6th & Thursday, August 7th from 9am-11:30am and 12:30pm-2:00pm. ONLY STUDENTS THAT ARE NEW TO SEWARD NEED TO REGISTER. Students moving up from Seward elementary do not need to register for school.
Deadhorse HWY will be performing at the Yukon Bar on August 8 & 9 starting at 9PM. Deadhorse HWY is Dylan Lee Johnston, Galen Ballinger, Dusty Santamaria & Wyatt Wooding. They are a roots & blues based experimental rock-n-roll band formed in Portland, Oregon. For more information about the band, please visit http://deadhorsehwy.com/.
Kenai Peninsula School District News Release - Soldotna, August 4, 2014—During an executive session with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education, Dr. Steve Atwater, KPBSD superintendent, tendered his resignation, effective December 1, 2014. His resignation was formally announced and accepted during the public school board meeting. Dr. Atwater will leave KPBSD to become the new University of Alaska Associate […]
Join us in creating your very own Defender of the Sea! Kaisa Leino, Alaska SeaLife Center volunteer and comic instructor will be offering a two hour children’s workshop. Children will be given the opportunity to create their very own sea creature superheros! This workshop is geared for children aged 12 and under. Parents are encouraged to join in with younger […]
By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – When snow melts and forms ice ponds on city property leased to private businesses, who has responsibility to drain the problem? City of Seward has spent about $35 million over the years to develop Seward Marine Industrial Center (SMIC), but serious problems due to inadequate drainage persist, according to at least some tenants at […]
The Seward Seahawks Athletic Booster Club held their 11th annual golf tournament on July 26th. This event is the Club’s single largest fundraiser of the year for the high school’s athletic programs. One of the best things about this tournament, aside from its monetary value, is that it truly is a fun gathering of Seward folks along a few players […]
Baneberry berries are now shiny, bright red, and very attractive. These berries are not poisonous to wildlife, but just 2 to 3 berries can kill a child. Look for the cluster of berries sticking up from a 2 to 3 foot high plant growing in shady places in the forest, meadows, and moist slopes. Rarely, the berries are white and […]