Fish Factor: Low US Dollar Helps AK Fish Sales, Cameras Replace Observers, Dungy Season Clipped

by Laine Welch-
Instability in America Helps Fish Sales Overseas

The US dollar has dropped in value all year against a basket of other global currencies.

While that may sound like a bad thing, it’s great news for Ala…

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2017 Chevrolet Silverado Awarded in Seward Silver Salmon Derby

Anchorage, AK- Friday, August 18, 2017: Chevrolet of South Anchorage will be awarding a brand new 2017 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab All Star Edition valued at $47,000 to Ian Wetherhorn of Houston, Alaska, who caught a tagged fish during the 62nd Annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby! Mr. Wetherhorn attended a press event at Chevrolet of South Anchorage, 9600 Old Seward Highway, Friday, August 18th.

David Raff, General Manager of Chevrolet of South Anchorage, says “We love supporting local events and …

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2017 Silver Salmon Derby Update

2017 Leader Board
1. 13.96 Jennifer Shelton Soldotna, AK
2. 13.82 Edward Robbins Anchorage, AK
3. 13.78 Sherrie Miller Seward, AK
4. 13.35 Tony Shandy Chugiak, AK
5. 13.29 Carey Schreiber Palmer, AK
6. 13.12 Robert Orrill Colorado Springs, CO
7. 12.80 Debra Hunt Kenai, AK
8. 12.73 Darrell Lamping Kenai, AK
9. 12.72 Colleen Ferrin Anchorage, AK
10. 12.67 Fred Klouda Anchorage, AK

Youth Leaders
1. 12.62 Robert J. Peters Lynwood, WA
2. 12.59 Noah Goltz Anchorage, AK
3. Ashley Armstr…

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City Council: Electric Rates, Growth at SMIC & City Clerk Resignation

City Council enjoyed a full house on the evening of Monday, August 14th, with all Council Members and City Administration present as well as full seats in the audience. Although the clouds hung heavy overhead, the rain he…

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Inspiring Girls Expedition Brings Future Leaders to Seward

by Brian Wright for Seward City News-
Immersed in jagged fjords with glacial monoliths sloughing into frigid seas, one group has found the perfect place to cultivate tomorrow’s leaders. Inspiring Girls Expeditions has been…

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Recent News & Information

Seward PTA August 22 Meeting Agenda

Seward PTA August 22 Meeting Agenda

Just a reminder that the first PTA Meeting of the new school year will be Tuesday Aug. 22nd at 6:30 pm at the Elementary School Library. Agenda will include New Principal introduction Planning of the Open House Elementary School Fund Raiser Discussion Membership Imagination Library Recruitment for new officers If you have […]

Pre Kindergarten Classes at Seward Elementary Open

Free part-time pre-kindergarten classes at Seward Elementary for children who will be four years old by September 1, 2017, are open. To qualify, parents and guardians must contact their local area school, schedule a pre-K assessment and complete an application prior to the school screening appointment date. You may download […]

Real Estate Workshop Wed August 23rd, 2017 at 6pm

Jena Petersen of Seward Real Estate Company and Hilde Stapgens of Residential Mortgage are hosting a Real Estate Workshop this Wednesday August 23rd from 6-8pm at the Seward Real Estate Office. This class will help to familiarize you with the basics of the real estate buying/selling process.  You will also learn […]

2017 Silver Salmon Derby Update

2017 Leader Board 1. 13.96 Jennifer Shelton Soldotna, AK 2. 13.82 Edward Robbins Anchorage, AK 3. 13.78 Sherrie Miller Seward, AK 4. 13.35 Tony Shandy Chugiak, AK 5. 13.29 Carey Schreiber Palmer, AK 6. 13.12 Robert Orrill Colorado Springs, CO 7. 12.80 Debra Hunt Kenai, AK 8. 12.73 Darrell Lamping […]

Celebration of Life for Tom Tolson August 19

Tom’s Obituary Thomas (Tom) Tolson from Wasilla passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at his cabin on August 3rd, 2017. He was surrounded by his family. Born on July 19th, 1948 in Opp, Alabama he was the youngest of 5. He moved to Fairbanks in 1964 and graduated from Lathrop HS. […]

Blueberry Festival at Alyeska Resort August 19 and 20

Blueberry Festival at Alyeska Resort August 19 and 20

It’s blueberry season, and there’s no better way to celebrate Alaska’s annual crop than with Blueberry Festival at Alyeska Resort! The 10th Annual Blueberry Festival will be Saturday and Sunday, August 19 and 20 from 11am to 8pm in the Hotel Alyeska Courtyard. Free entry! (Please, no dogs.) The 10th […]

Oct 3 2017 City of Seward Ballot Information

Oct 3 2017 City of Seward Ballot Information

***REMINDER that in order to be eligible to vote for the October 3, 2017 Municipal Election, you must be registered to vote in the Seward Precinct.  The last day to register to vote or change voter registration is September 3, 2017 ((with the State of Alaska), or September 1, 2017 […]

Crystal Serenity set sail early

Crystal Serenity set sail early

The Crystal Serenity set sail long before 11 pm last night, the time stated on its website. I checked out the view from the Waterfront and even drove over the the Alaska Railroad dock at 11 pm looking for it. If you were as disappointed as I was, here are some […]