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Out & About - Jan. 30, 2014


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Flaunt wits with debate team

Seward High School’s Debate and Forensics Team presents a Showcase/Skirmish for the community starting at 5:30 p.m. today. This event is open to the public at Seward High School. The fee is $5 per person with a $10 cap for families, and a bake sale will be featured.

Learn to survive or just avoid avalanches

Alex McLain of the Forest Service’s Seward Ranger District will conduct an Avalanche Awareness Class 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1. Topics covered include snowpack observation, human factors, mountain weather, terrain and avalanche rescue (beacon search). For information call Alex at 288-7710 or

SPRD announces fun for youth, archery

Halloween in February will be featured at the Rec Room from 5:30-11 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7. Middle and high school students are encouraged to come in costume for a fun night of music, games and food. Downstairs at TYC, 5th/6th Grade First Friday Fun begins at 7 p.m. Archery League is every Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. at the Alaska Railroad Cruise Ship Terminal and a $5 drop in fee is required.

Seahawks boosters auctions just desserts

The Seahawks Booster Club will conduct a silent auction of dessert dishes starting at 5 p.m., Feb. 7 at Seward High School along with the Seahawk Classic basketball tournament. Winning bids will be awarded at 8 p.m. Dessert donations are being accepted through Kim Reierson at 224-3351 weekdays, 224-3228 evenings/weekends or via

Local groups stages reunion

Join the imaginary alumni of Marathon High, home to the Wooly Mammoth’s, for a faux 50th anniversary high school reunion Saturday, Feb 8. The Port City Players and Chinooks Restaurant are collaborating to furnish the setting with food, libations, fun and capital crime. Admission to the murder mystery party is $45 and doors open at 5:30 p.m.

RBCA hiring new coordinator

The Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance is currently searching for a new coordinator for the Schoolyard Habitat Project. Details for the paid position are available at or by contacting Bob Barnwell at 362-7763.

KFNP accepting applications

Kenai Fjords National Park is making Youth Conservation Corps applications available for local youth looking for summer employment. They will be available on Jan. 27 from Martha Fleming at Seward High School, the Seward Job Service Center or at park headquarters, 411 Washington St. Completed applications for the federal program must be received at park headquarters by 4 p.m., Feb 7.

Chugach closed to machines

Seward Ranger District cled trails and areas that typically allow winter motorized vehicles including Primrose Trail and the Turnagain Pass Motorized area. Lost Lake Trail has not opened so far this winter. Local trail information is at

Library screens films

Award winning independent and foreign films will be shown at 7 p.m. every Friday night through February at the Seward Community Library Museum. Many of the movies are not rated. Must be 18 years old, or accompanied by a parent to attend. Call 224-4082 for information.

Moose Pass plans winter carnival

The Moose Pass Sportmen’s Club is organizing a first annual winter rendezvous, set for Feb. 14-15. The event will include a champagne dinner and horse drawn sleigh rides for the evening of Valentine’s Day. There will be competitions including a ski race, snowthing building contest, ice golf and entries in the Old School Tundra Snowmachine and Anything Goes Parade may win prizes. Call 288-3101 for information.

City seeks Obihiro exchange students

The City of Seward and the Seward International Friendship Association are looking for up to four high school age students to participate in the ongoing student exchange program with Seward sister-city Obihiro, Japan. Applications are available at Seward High School, the City Clerk’s office in City Hall or at Applications must be turned in at SHS or City Hall by the deadline of 5 p.m., Feb. 14.

Mount Marathon Race registration open

Runners hoping to run in the 2014 Mount Marathon Race must submit their completed application by midnight March 31. Applications can be completed online at Application fees are $65 for adults and $25 for junior runners. Veterans and 2013 finishers have priority, with the remaining slots filled through a lottery system. Lottery results will be announced in mid April. For information visit the web page or call 224-8051.


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