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The Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center (CNFAIC) provides forecast for Turnagain Pass, Girdwood Valley, Twentymile River, Portage Valley, Placer River, and Summit Lake areas. All of the forecast areas are in the Chugach National Forest. The CNFAIC also provides avalanche obs…

The Public Safety Report is compiled from numerous sources, both official and unofficial, including police, fire, and EMS dispatches, press releases, official reports, court documents, interviews, and other sources. 

Looking at the loss of plastic shopping bags in Seward, shoppers must have alternate means to carry their grocery goodies out of the store. Many have made the transition to reusable shopping bags. 

The completion of the modernization of senior services project came to an end on the heels of the volunteer appreciation luncheon at the Seward Senior Center on Valentine’s Day. The project incorporates a new touch screen check in system that creates better efficiency in data collection and …

Around Town

Overnight parking is prohibited on Fourth and Fifth avenues between Adams Street and Railway Avenue and on Third Avenue between Monroe and Railway on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for street cleaning. The east side of the road will be done on Tuesdays and the west side on Wednesdays. 

The Seward Senior Center will hold a community open house on Wednesday, March 4, 1-4 p.m. to show off the newly remodeled space. The center is located at 336 Third Avenue. Come see the new facilities and learn more about the Center’s services while enjoying some hot tea and a treat.

Sports/Outdoors

Seward High School junior Sam Paperman finished his first Mid-Distance dogsled race on Feb. 8, the Willow Junior 100 Sled Dog Race. The race attracted 12 mushers, aged 12 to 17. Sixteen-year-old Paperman finished seventh in the two-day race. Paperman’s final time to mush the 100 miles was 11…

The Urbach's Youth Basketball League has a coach shortage and needs your help to help ensure an awesome season! All levels of coaching are welcomed and some guidance will be provided. If interested, please call 224-4054 for details on how to sign up! A coaching application is available here.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) Division of Sport Fish has published the 2020 Season King Salmon Outlooks for the Deshka River and Kenai River early and late runs. The preseason forecast total run for the Deshka River is 10,570 king salmon which is within the biological es…

The Seahawks Boys and Girls Basketball teams kicked off their season by giving back to the community recently at Mountain Haven. They spent some time with the elders making Christmas ornaments, putting up and decorating Christmas trees, and hanging lights up in the outside patios. Our gracio…

Schools

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will be holding a series of forums to discuss the upcoming budget process for the 2020-2021 school year. The district says site-councils, together with everyone who is interested — parents, staff, students, business partners, community members, and…

Seward High School junior Sam Paperman finished his first Mid-Distance dogsled race on Feb. 8, the Willow Junior 100 Sled Dog Race. The race attracted 12 mushers, aged 12 to 17. Sixteen-year-old Paperman finished seventh in the two-day race. Paperman’s final time to mush the 100 miles was 11…

Three local robotics teams competed in the Robot Rendezvous in Anchorage on Saturday, Jan. 18. This event, held annually, is the largest LEGO robotics competition in Alaska. Teams representing Juneau, Skagway, Bethel, Cordova and Fairbanks competed.

Births

Jeff Dillon and Laura Sturtz are pleased to announce the birth of triplets Aurora Kathleen, Heath Spencer and Alder Clark Sturtz-Dillon, born Aug. 7 at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. At birth, Aurora and Heath each weighed 5 pounds and Alder weighed 4 pounds. The triplets are…

Obituaries

John Storrs French (aka Jessie), 71, passed away in his home in Seward, on Jan. 24, 2020. John was born Jan. 17, 1949, in Philadelphia, Pennsy…

Features

When two National Hockey League hockey players collide, their pads and body tissues can absorb enough energy to power a 100-watt light bulb for a minute and a half. During the 60 minutes of a hockey game, players can burn 6,000 calories and lose up to 15 pounds.

Opinion

The last few decades have been a whirlwind. Globalization has redrawn boundaries we've long lived by and counted on. Technology has transforme…

‘Tis the time of the year to give thanks and praise. The community of Seward deserves much praise for the caring giving spirit it displays to …