Mount Marathon 2017 Race Video

Just in time for Mount Marathon 2018, Seward City News has finally released some of the footage from last years race. Footage shot by Steve Fink, Brian Wright, and Sarah Fink.  Edited by Bjorn Olson.…

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Jesse Lee Home Woes Due To Misunderstanding of Funding Requirements

The Friends of Jesse Lee Home (FJLH) have been mystified for some years now as to motivation behind the Walker Administration’s approach to our grants for the renovation of the historic Jesse Lee Home, and the creation of the…

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Local Sailing Instructor Wins National Award

Sailing, Inc. announces that Captain Randy Altermatt was named an American Sailing Association (ASA) “Outstanding Instructor of the Year” for 2017. He was among a national roster of 964 sailing instructors, who were eligible …

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Sockeye salmon cost recovery fishery

The Lucky Star, a salmon purse seiner from Homer, scooped up sockeye (red) salmon today at the head of Resurrection Bay in front of a crowd of anglers lining the shore armed with snagging hooks. Cook Inlet Aquaculture Associa…

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Recent News & Information

A changing ecosystem

A changing ecosystem

I have been driving back and forth on the Seward Highway between Nash Road and Hermin Lierer (Exit Glacier) Road several times a day ever since April 2002. Every time, I would always glance over at the marshy area on the east side of the road to take a quick […]

Vacation Bible School July 23-27

Resurrection Lutheran Church will host its annual Vacation Bible School this week, July 23-27, 9 a.m. to noon. All preschool- through elementary-aged children are welcome! There is no cost and no pre-registration required. This year’s theme is “Shipwrecked” – come enjoy songs, games, crafts and snacks with friends! Resurrection Lutheran […]

Sustainable Seward Tip of the Week

What does sustainability mean?  Sustainability is the process of maintaining change in a balanced fashion.  In order to be sustainable, we must use resources in a balanced way, a way that provides us what we need, but does not destroy the resource.  For an example of this principle, we can […]

Celebration of life for Dennis Gallt

Celebration of life for Dennis Gallt

Dennis Gallt celebration of life 11:00 – Service performed by JBER and American Legion Post #5  members. 12:00 – BBQ chicken and potluck. Bring your favorite dishes and stories.   July 21, 2018  11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. American Legion Post #5 402 5th Ave. Seward, AK

Hydrofoil kiteboarding Rez Bay

Hydrofoil kiteboarding Rez Bay

I  thought I was watching an expert kiteboarder and his swooping red and black kite zip across the white-capped waves on Resurrection Bay. Then he sailed closer and I saw that he was actually riding above the water, slicing through the waves on top of a skinny black blade like a knife […]

Congressional Primary Debate

HD29 Democrats invite everyone to join them this Thursday July 12th, at the Seward Library and Museum for a primary debate between candidates, Dimitri Shein (D) and Alyse Galvin (U). This is your opportunity to hear why they are running to be our only congressional representative and ask questions most […]

Dike failure-Sawmill Creek

Special Weather Statement SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT National Weather Service ANCHORAGE AK 916 AM AKDT Tue Jul 10 2018 AKZ125-111845- Western Prince William Sound- Including the cities of Whittier, Seward, Girdwood, and Moose Pass 916 AM AKDT Tue Jul 10 2018 …LOCALIZED FLOODING EXPECTED ALONG SAWMILL CREEK NORTH OF SEWARD… A […]

Local artisans bring fresh baked goods, homemade soaps, handmade jewelry and other local wares to the Seward summer marketplace.

Seward Summer Marketplace

The Seward summer marketplace is an open-air market with fresh baked breads and goodies, fresh fruits and vegetables, handmade jewelry, new original artwork, homemade soap and much more provided by local artisans, artists, craftsmen, growers and vendors. This marketplace currently takes place on Saturday mornings from 11:00AM to 3:00PM at […]

Seahawk Booster Club Golf July 21

15th Annual Seward Seahawk’s Athletic Booster Club’s Golf Tournament Where:  Birch Ridge Golf Course – Soldotna When:  Saturday, July 21, 2018 – 8:00am start Entry Fee:  $100.00 (Must be paid at the time of entry, no refunds) includes players package (longest hole contest, closest to the pin contest, 2 mulligans).  Please submit […]


$439,822 in Providence Seward community benefit partnership grants awarded

Funded projects will support community health and wellness work and initiatives SEWARD, Alaska – Providence Seward Medical & Care Center’s Health Advisory Council has awarded community benefit partnership grants to six local service and not-for-profit groups that will serve Seward and the area community residents. Awardees include Boys & Girls Clubs of […]