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 By Heidi Zemach    Local    March 20, 2014

Oil spill's legacy lingers

Correction: The Exxon Valdez was carrying 53,000 million gallons of oil. The correction is made below. Many who lived through the March 24 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill will probably never be the same,...

 

Dallas wins, Mitch third

In a chain of events that defied prediction, Dallas Seavey won the 42nd Iditarod early on Tuesday morning and did it in record time. It was Dallas' second Iditarod win in three years, and the second...

 

Bakery to open in historic train depot

Seward is getting a new bakery downtown inside the old Alaska Railroad Depot, a national historic landmark near the Alaska SeaLife Center, with unobstructed scenic views of Resurrection Bay and the...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    March 6, 2014

Seward NOSB team proposes tidal turbines

Two hundred students from across Alaska with fresh new ideas demonstrated a youthful passion for understanding and saving ocean habitats as they participated in the 17th annual Alaska Tsunami...

 

Ocean science buffs to compete

Alaska high schools from Ketchikan to Scammon Bay, fielding 18 teams from 15 different schools will be in Seward for the 17th annual Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl, a regional competition on...

 

School budget prime target for cuts

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is expecting a $4.5 million dollar shortfall in the 2014-15 fiscal year, said Dave Jones, the assistant superintendent. He explained many aspects of the...

 

Parents, teachers weigh in on education bill

Concerned residents filled the Seward Legislative Information Office on Feb. 3, hoping to speak at a statewide hearing before the Senate Finance Committee about the state instituting school vouchers...

 

Debris exhibit is couple's dream

Images both beautiful and horrifying, created from marine debris that is clogging oceans and washing up on shores, are reaching into the hearts and consciences of people who attend a new display at...

 

Suicide prevention gains traction

Seward community members, the school community, clergy, police, and mental and behavioral health workers came together in the aftermath of the recent deaths of two local teenagers, and are continuing...

 

17 complete advanced firefighter training

(Correction: Robert Mathis is the Deputy Fire Chief, assistant chiefs are supervised by the Deputy Fire Chief Mathis and Fire Chief Eddie Athey.) Seventeen firefighters from Seward, Bear Creek and...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    February 6, 2014

KFNP welcomes outdoorsy new head

Kenai Fjords National Park Service employees arrived at work three weeks ago to welcome their new superintendent Rebecca (Bekki) Lasell to Seward. She's a much-travelled California woman with 18...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    February 6, 2014

Group looks at action to help area youth

The mood at the Seward Prevention Coalition's Town Hall Meeting, Jan. 29 at Seward Middle School was generally festive, with a spaghetti dinner provided by the Native Youth Olympics students, rich...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    January 30, 2014

Seward Ship's Drydock considers offer

Seward Ship's Drydock Inc, which leases land from the City of Seward at Seward Marine Industrial Center, and manages the shipyard facility is considering an offer by another company to purchase the...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    January 30, 2014

Groups look at transportation assistance

Charles Nicolet lives on Grouse Creek Road, 7.5 miles outside of town. You may have seen this elderly gentleman, as he does quite a bit of sitting around on benches across town, watching folks go by,...

 

Moose Pass team pits robots against nature

A group of young students from Moose Pass, Alaska, with a team called "Moosebots" is progressing as it learns the ropes of a new competitive sport, Lego League Robotics. Saturday, the team, which is p...

 

CNF's D'Amico moves on

Ruth D'Amico, a fish technician who has been permanent seasonal employee of the Chugach National Forest for the last 12 years was honored at her going-away party Sunday night at the Moose Pass...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Arts    January 16, 2014

Young bluegrass band ready for Anchorage Folk Fest

Six Seward youngsters who have the bluegrass bug will perform on the main stage of Wendy Williamson Auditorium at UAA in Anchorage Friday evening, Jan. 17 before a large city audience. Their...

 

Polar Bear Jump: A community effort

The 29th Annual Polar Bear Jumpoff Festival, which raises money for the American Cancer Society and children with cancer from the Kenai Peninsula, takes place Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 16-19. The...

 

Middle school gets ready for sixth grade

Seward Middle School Principal Jason Bickling toured a group of interested parents, teachers and community members through the school Thursday, Jan. 9 as he explained the changes proposed for next...

 

Future awaits AVTEC graduates

The dozen students who completed the Plumbing and Heating program at AVTEC- Alaska's Institute of Technology, graduated Dec. 19 after four intense months of learning useful and marketable skills such...

 

Children learn technical topics the fun way

Getting children to work together in teams and follow directions to create and innovate is easier to do with Lego Robotics. It's a 12-week education program using Legos now offered in Seward Elementar...

 

Reflections shared at museum open house

[A correction appears in italics at the bottom of this story - Ed.] The Resurrection Bay Historical Society's annual Christmas open house, held for the first time in the new Seward Community Library...

 

New library museum has strong first year

Almost any time you walk into the Seward Community Library Museum you'll see meetings and activities in the busy community room on the ground floor, and the library upstairs teeming with patrons,...

 

Students discover Zen doodling

Some Seward Elementary School students have taken up a crazy-popular art form: zen-doodling. They are using it to give themselves something fun to do in their spare time, to enhance their artistic...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Arts    December 12, 2013

Town turns out for fair

The Seward Holiday Crafts Fair was well attended both Friday and Saturday Dec. 6 and 7, with vendors reported being satisfied for the most part with their sales. Residents enjoyed socializing, eating...

 

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