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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Inside Spring Creek: New Superintendent Bill Lapinskas Gives a Tour

On a Monday afternoon in late June, I visited and toured Spring Creek Correctional Facility, located across Resurrection Bay from Seward, Alaska. Spring Creek is Alaska’s only maximum security prison. The facility was bui…

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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 s…

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Fish Factor: Higher Salmon Prices, Seafood Symphony, and Bristol Bay Expands

by Laine Welch-
Higher Prices for Salmon

As predicted, Alaska fishermen are getting higher prices for their salmon this year.

It’s good news following a 2016 season that saw lackluster catches in all regions but Bris…

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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 […]

Love and Tough Love for Baby Walrus

Love and Tough Love for Baby Walrus

Eleven days ago, the baby walrus was less than enthusiastic about feeding from a bottle. Today, he waited impatiently and watched anxiously as the Alaska Sealife Center staff prepared his bottle. It apparently took forever; he alternately drooped against the enclosure door, stood up on his hind legs for a […]

Community Project: Schoolyard Habitat

Community Project: Schoolyard Habitat

by Jenn Haugh & Kirstie Lorelei Willean- Transformation of the Seward Elementary grounds from its original landscaping, when the school first opened in 1990, to an outdoor learning environment was completed in 2016.  Perhaps you were one of the multitudes of dedicated volunteers who shared in the community Schoolyard Habitat Project. […]

2017 Mt Marathon Race Posters on display

2017 Mt Marathon Race Posters on display

The 2017 Mt Marathon Race posters are now installed in the display case on the west side of the Senior Center/TYC building at 336 Third Avenue. The hot pink background color honors local race legend Fred Moore who always races in hot pink shorts. Fred completed his 48th consecutive race this […]

I went with the wrestling team to Barrow

A Letter of Gratitude from Nele Hohenstein

4478.04 miles air distance between my two homes. I wanted to go on exchange since I was 14 years old and it came true because of Rotary International. I lived in Seward for the last 11 months. I really enjoyed my time here. I had awesome and memorable experiences. I really want to […]

Booster Club Golf Tournament July 29th

Booster Club Golf Tournament July 29th

The annual Booster Club Golf Tournament will be July 29th at the Birch Ridge Golf Course in Soldotna.  The tournament format is a best ball scramble with an 8am shotgun start.  Cost of the tournament is $100, which includes the longest drive contest, the closest to the pin contest and […]