USCG Icebreaker Healy: America's Presence in the Arctic Calls on Seward

by Kelley Lane for Seward City News-

Last week, the US Coast Guard Icebreaker Healy spent a few days in Seward, on its way up from Seattle for their first patrol of the season in the Arctic. In Seward, the opportunities …

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Fish Factor: Habitat Text Sweepstakes, Frankenfish on the Move, and Radio Wisdom

by Laine Welch-

Salmon habitat information sweepstakes
As state lawmakers mull ways to update permitting laws to protect salmon habitat, United Fishermen of Alaska (UFA) is using a text messaging and social media sweeps…

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Alaskaman: How to Get 200 People in 54 Degree Water for 2+ Hours

by Kelley Lane for Seward City News-

This past Saturday, July 15th, Resurrection Bay lay cloaked in fog while nearly 200 swimmers made their way from Miller’s Landing to Seward’s Waterfront Park. These hearty athletes we…

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July 18, 2017 Seward Road Improvement Project Update

July 18, 2017 Seward Road Improvement Project Update:
Note:  Dates are approximate.

For the week of July 17, 2017, paving crews will be working on the streets east of Third Avenue including Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue, …

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Sea Kayaking Legend Freya Hoffmeister Lands in Seward

by Justine Pechuzal for Seward City News-

Sea kayaking legend Freya Hoffmeister paddled into Resurrection Bay Thursday afternoon without much fanfare.  A few cormorants and gulls gave a nod, but otherwise the 52 year old G…

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Recent News & Information

Derek Zanetti a.k.a. The Homeless Gospel Choir

Two Weekend Shows at Resurrect Art

On Friday, July 28, Derek Zanetti, also known as The Homeless Gospel Choir, performs at 7pm.  Derek is a protest singer, author and artist based out of Pittsburgh, PA. His new album, Normal, is being promoted by A F Records and highlighted by NPR Music. “Through his on-stage humor and vulnerability, […]

Justine Pechusal, president of the Seward Arts Council receives a check from Dot Bardarson, chairman of the Community Advisory Board of Holland America.  

Seward Arts Council Receives Holland America Grant

Holland America’s grant program awards grants to non-profit organizations that benefit residents of Seward and Moose Pass. The Seward Arts Council received a grant to help fund a new light board for Port City Players. The more modern equipment will benefit audiences at Seward’s thespian productions.

Downtown road work week of July 24th

Downtown road work week of July 24th

July 24, 2017 Seward Road Improvement Project Update: Note:  Dates are approximate. Crews anticipate to complete Phase I of the attached map today and plan to move to Phase II tomorrow (July 25, 2017).  Fifth and Sixth Avenues are currently down to one lane traffic in some areas.  Crews are working on […]

Making strides for wildlife response:  Annual ASLC Wildlife Rescue Run fundraiser takes place Saturday, July 29. Volunteers welcome and needed!

Making strides for wildlife response: Annual ASLC Wildlife Rescue Run fundraiser takes place Saturday, July 29. Volunteers welcome and needed!

 The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is hosting the 19th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run & Walk on Saturday, July 29. The annual family-friendly race is a fundraiser to support the Center’s Wildlife Response Program. This has been another busy year for the Program, which has received 221 distressed animal calls […]

Dance & Aerial Festival in Homer

Dance & Aerial Festival in Homer

Dance & Aerial Festival It’s summer, it’s Homer, who wouldn’t want to be here? And more importantly, who wouldn’t want to be here dancing or watching dance? This is a question I asked myself during my inaugural journey to this beautiful place three short years ago. This month, that vision […]

M. Lockwood Porter Solo Show at Resurrect Art

M. Lockwood Porter Solo Show at Resurrect Art

Come hear live music at Resurrect Art, Tuesday, July 25 with M. Lockwood Porter. Here’s a a little about his musical style: “The Berkeley, California-based singer-songwriter M. Lockwood Porter is part of a promising crop of up-and-coming Americana singer-songwriters […] Like Conor Oberst or Jeff Tweedy, Porter’s songs are equal […]

RV Sikuliaq at homeport

RV Sikuliaq at homeport

The impressive, 261-foot oceanographic research ship Sikuliaq returned to Seward in early July. She is currently docked at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Seward Marine Center at the base of Third and Railway Avenue. Carol Griswold  

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School this week, Monday through Friday, July 24-28, 9 a.m. to noon, at Resurrection Lutheran Church (corner of Third and Jefferson). Kids aged 3-11 are welcome to join us for a fun week of games, crafts, music, snacks and Bible stories, with a “Maker Fun Factory” theme! Prior […]

July 18, 2017 Seward Road Improvement Project Update

July 18, 2017 Seward Road Improvement Project Update

July 18, 2017 Seward Road Improvement Project Update: Note:  Dates are approximate. For the week of July 17, 2017, paving crews will be working on the streets east of Third Avenue including Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue, including side streets.  Crews are grinding and compacting in preparation for paving later in […]

AVTEC Gym Open, But No Hot Water

AVTEC Gym Open, But No Hot Water

A maintenance issue has caused the loss of hot water in the Sports & Rec Gym (or the AVTEC Student Services Center.) We will open regular hours: 9:30 am to 9 pm, but there will be no hot water. We are advised cold water is available. There will be no charge for […]

Freya Hoffmeister. Photo: Justine Pechuzal.

Sea Kayaking Legend Freya Hoffmeister Lands in Seward

by Justine Pechuzal for Seward City News- Sea kayaking legend Freya Hoffmeister paddled into Resurrection Bay Thursday afternoon without much fanfare.  A few cormorants and gulls gave a nod, but otherwise the 52 year old German woman outfitted in black gortex, accompanied by another local kayaker, Josh Thomas, simply landed […]

Alaska Supreme Court to Rule on PFD Lawsuit

Alaska Supreme Court to Rule on PFD Lawsuit

by the University of Cincinnati– The PFD or Permanent Fund Dividend pays Alaska residents money every year from a permanent fund that distributes money from oil royalties. Three current and former politicians are suing the state in an effort to force companies to pay what they think is owed to […]