City of Seward working on new AVTEC/SPRD contract

Submitted by Jim Hunt –

The City of Seward is still working on a new contract. We have proposed some ideas and anticipate a response from AVTEC by the end of the week. We are all conscious of the leagues that are set to be…

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New Puffin Mural Has Hatched!

Seward is the official Mural Capital of Alaska, and the next stupendous mural is well underway. The theme for this year’s Seward Mural Society project is Puffins. Giant puffins! Master Artist Liza McElroy has two other beauti…

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It's Time for the Seward Music & Arts Festival!

It’s finally time for the 2016 Seward Music & Arts Festival!  There will be live music and dance performances, with local-Alaskan artisan craft and food vendors featured. The festival begins on Friday, September 23rd and …

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Six vie for three seats: Seward's city council election

By Russell Stigall for Seward City News –

Three council seats came up for election 2016. Six Seward residents are competing for those slots. Voters will decide on October 2.

The city has a City Manager form of governm…

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Meet the Candidates

It is almost time for our Meet the Candidates evening.

Where:  Seward Community Library – Community Room

When:  Thursday September 15th

Time:  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm  (with the forum taking place at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm)

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Recent News & Information

September is Library Card Sign Up Month

September is Library Card Sign Up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library Association and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning. A public library card is a ticket to free […]

Glacier Family Medicine seeking front desk person

Glacier Family Medicine Clinic is accepting applications for a front desk receptionist.  Applicants must have good communication skills and be able to interact with people in a courteous and professional manner.  A full job description is available on request. Salary is $15.00/hour + DOE. Please contact Theresa  at 907 224 […]

Hazardous Waste Collection Day, Saturday Sept. 24

Hazardous Waste Collection Day, Saturday Sept. 24

Hazardous Waste Collection Day Saturday, September 24, 2016 8:00 am – 5:00 pm ADT Seward Transfer Facility 3200 Dimond Seward, AK All Ages Free to households; fees charged to commercial disposers Contact NRC Alaska (877) 375-5040 to pre-register and for specific questions Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Dept (907) 262-9667 for general questions This event […]

New Puffin Mural Has Hatched!

New Puffin Mural Has Hatched!

Seward is the official Mural Capital of Alaska, and the next stupendous mural is well underway. The theme for this year’s Seward Mural Society project is Puffins. Giant puffins! Master Artist Liza McElroy has two other beautiful murals installed in Seward on Railway Avenue: “Windows to the Bay” at the […]

Electronics & Storm Preparedness

Electronics & Storm Preparedness

By John Fouts, Electric Utility Manager, City of Seward – Just a friendly reminder to turn off AND unplug all unneeded electronics during the storm.  Although our crews have been doing a great job clearing the lines, we cannot find every potential problem.  The high winds may cause power surges […]

Letter to the Editor: Support the Road Paving Bond

Submitted by Margaret Anderson – September 16, 2016 Dear Editor: On Tuesday, OCTOBER 4 TH Seward Voters will be asked to approve a 3 Million Dollar Bond Issue for paving roads in Seward during the 2017 Construction Season. Federal and State funding is available for 75% of the initial project which has […]

Wada Statue Dedication Friday September 23

The official dedication of the Jujiro Wada statue, erected this summer, will be held Friday September 23 at 1 PM.  The statue, located on the bike path at 6th and Railway, was commissioned by the Seward Iditarod Trail Blazers and sculpted by Pat Garley and Colleen Wake of Arctic Fires […]

Major Storm System Inbound

There is a major storm front inbound to the Seward area that is expecting 5-7  inches of rainfall in a 12-18 hour period.  See the current weather warning here: http://forecast.weather.gov Report at 508 AM Monday Sept 19: FLOOD WATCH…CORRECTED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK 508 AM AKDT MON SEP 19 2016 […]

Absentee In Person Voting Starts Monday

Absentee In Person Voting Starts Monday

Absentee In Person voting for the City of Seward and Kenai Peninsula Borough Municipal Election begins Monday, September 19, 2016 in City Hall. Voting will be in the City Clerk’s Office on the first floor. Voting hours are from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday from now through October […]