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FISHtival kicks off this week in Seward

The Alaska SeaLife Center will kick-off 2017 with Winter FISHtival. Each Saturday during the month of January the Center will offer special family friendly activities led by animal care experts and educators. All activities are included in the cost...

 

Seward Community Foundation now accepting grant applications

The Seward Community Foundation is now accepting annual grant applications, with a deadline of March 1, 2017 for local non-profits to submit funding requests. Most annual grants range from $2,000 to $10,000, but larger awards may be considered with...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    January 5, 2017

Registration for Mt. Marathon race to get under way March 1

If you have a hankering to test yourself against Mt. Marathon you’ll be happy to know the official registration period for the event will begin March 1, 2017. Race officials announced recently that runners can sign up for the grueling race up and...

 

BLM finalizes e-filing of drilling permit applications

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) took a significant step today in its multi-year effort to improve the efficiency and transparency of the permitting process for oil and gas drilling. With the final revision to Onshore Order 1, the agency is...

 

BP now taking nominations

BP is accepting nominations for the BP Teachers of Excellence program, which recognizes Alaska teachers’ exceptional work. In addition to honoring teachers for the 22nd year, the program is also accepting nominations for unsung heroes in...

 

We anticipate another successful year

Another great year is coming to an end. With the completion of many important city projects, 2016 was a successful year for Seward. Our city employees worked continuously on numerous projects, includi...

 

Colorectal cancer screening can save your life

Colorectal cancer kills over 80 Alaskans every year, but it can usually be prevented with proper screening and treatment. The staff at Seward Community Health Center are ready to help prevent colon cancer in the Seward area. Colorectal cancer...

 

Rediscovering and becoming an improved you

Winters in Seward can be hard for some people- they are darker, colder and slicker. So you're anything like me, you go inside like the ground hog that goes into his hole until winter is done. We can...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    January 5, 2017

BGCKP to hold youth basketball camp

Young basketball players from throughout the Kenai Peninsula will be able to brush up on their hardwood skills this weekend thanks to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula. The BGCKP will be holding a co-ed basketball camp on Jan. 6 and...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    January 5, 2017

Jackson's 3's lift SHS girls past HHS, 42-22

Ashley Jackson didn’t save her best shots for last. And the Seward High School Lady Seahawks are thrilled because of it. Jackson knocked down three clutch shots in the first eight minutes of play on Thursday night and helped the Seward girls claim...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    January 5, 2017

M's hold on for 56-51 win over 'Hawks

The Homer Mariners scored 19 points in the second quarter on Dec. 22 and then held off a furious fourth-quarter rally to claim a tough 56-51 victory over the Seward Seahawks in a key Southcentral...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    January 5, 2017

Seward teams to hold drawing for airline tickets

The Seward High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will be holding a special drawing for two “Y” class tickets on Alaska Airlines during the Classic on Feb. 4. The tickets are good for travel to any venue Alaska Airlines flies to,...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    January 5, 2017

Odds and ends from a busy world of sports

Youth basketball will return to the lower Kenai Peninsula this weekend when the City of Seward’s Parks and Recreation Department host a free basketball Jamboree on Saturday, Jan. 7. At the event, players in the Urbach Youth Basketball League will...

 
 By Ed Clark    Opinion    January 5, 2017

Get 'intimate' with Him

Well, Christmas is past and we are now in a New Year. Our prayers are that everyone had a joyous Holiday time. I recently saw this quote,”No one can go back and start a new beginning, But any one can start today and make a new ending.” I really...

 

'Arctic Entries' program to feature 7 Sewardites on Jan. 19

“Arctic Entries” brings Alaskans to the stage to tell personal stories - funny, sad or sweet. Seven Sewardites, that you may or may not know, will have 7 minutes to entertain you with a true life tale. Each stories follows a theme. This year,...

 

Outdoor conditions are improving in Seward area

Happy Winter Solstice to all of you on this Gorgeous Evening. There are many groomed ski options across the District right now. Last week, I referred you to websites for Cooper Landing, Girdwood and...

 

Discovery goes off-grid in search of next reality show

Amberlee Mucha came to Alaska in early December in search of the state’s next reality television show. The 33-year-old Discovery Studios casting producer landed in Anchorage Dec. 3 and headed out on an itinerary that included the small but...

 

2016 Seward Audubon Christmas Bird Count held

The 2016 Seward Audubon Christmas Bird Count was held on a beautiful, mild Saturday on December 17, the day after torrential rain on ice. During the CBC, 4 Boat Crew, 10 Field Counters, and 5 Feeder...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    January 5, 2017

Sea Share offers way to support seafood for the hungry

Giving to the less fortunate is the true meaning of the Christmas season, and giving Alaska seafood has never been easier. A single dollar donated to Sea Share translates to eight seafood dinners for...

 

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