City of Seward: Notice of Special Meeting to Declare State of Emergency

Submitted by the City Clerk, City of Seward –

On January 21, 2017 at 11:00AM, the City of Seward declared a State of Emergency for our community due to record heavy snow in Seward.  The City is managing the road situation …

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Clear your roofs and decks, rain is on the way

A note from your friendly building inspector.

Please pay attention to your roofs and decks in the next couple of days.  Right now the snow is nice and easy to shovel but with rain and more snow in the forecast it will get …

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Avalanche Closure Notification 1/24/2017

Submitted by State of Alaska –

Department of Transportation & Public Facilities

Avalanche Closure Notification

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

There will be intermittent traffic delays Tuesday January 24, on the Sew…

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Notice for All Seward Harbor Boat Owners

The recent storm dumping more than two to three feet of snow in the Seward area boat owners need to be aware and take action.

If you own a boat in the Seward Harbor you should have it shoveled off soon. The current forecas…

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Seward Community Foundation Announces Grant Funds Available for 2017

The Seward Community Foundation hosted a gathering of local nonprofit organizations on Tuesday, January 17th at the Breeze Inn to announce the amount of funds that they have to grant in 2017.  The total available this year is…

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Recent News & Information

Information about snow loads

Information about snow loads

Submitted by Seward Fire Chief Eddie Athey – Additional information on snow loads can be found by following this link to the FEMA Snow Load Safety Guide….. https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/7d8c55d1c4f815edf3d7e7d1c120383f/FEMA957_Snowload_508.pdf

A pilot assesses the damage on a single-engine Super Cub airplane. Photo: USCG

Coast Guard Rescues Pilot Northwest of Kodiak

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued a pilot who crashed on Hallo Glacier Lake approximately 75 miles northwest of Kodiak Sunday afternoon. The Jayhawk crew hoisted the man and transported him to Kodiak with no apparent injuries. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Anchorage received a […]

Avalanche Closure Notification 1/24/2017

Avalanche Closure Notification 1/24/2017

Submitted by State of Alaska – Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Avalanche Closure Notification Tuesday, January 24, 2017 There will be intermittent traffic delays Tuesday January 24, on the Seward Highway for avalanche hazard reduction work between Summit Lake and Seward near mileposts 19 to 45.  Motorists should expect […]

Seward Community Garden By the Bay Moves Forward

Seward Community Garden By the Bay Moves Forward

The Seward Community Garden By the Bay celebrated their progress earlier this month when they received $2,000 in starter funds from Wellness For All (WFA).  The group’s vision is to create a garden that will be a gathering place that provides educational opportunities which benefit the community.  They were formed […]

Holland America Line Accepting Grant Applications

Holland America Line Accepting Grant Applications

Applications are now being accepted by the Holland America Line and Princess Cruises Community Advisory Boards (CABs) for grants to local service and non-profit groups in six communities within Alaska and Canada: Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan, Seward, Sitka, and the Yukon. The CABs consist of local civic and business leaders who advise […]

Alaska Opioid Task Force Recommendations

Alaska Opioid Task Force Recommendations

The Alaska Opioid Task Force recommends collaborative prevention, treatment and recovery support strategies to reduce opioid misuse in Alaska. The Alaska Opioid Policy Task Force has issued a broad set of recommendations to prevent, treat, and support recovery from opioid misuse and addiction in Alaska, as mentioned in Governor Bill […]

Nominations Open for Local Historic Preservation Efforts

Nominations Open for Local Historic Preservation Efforts

This annual award recognizes local preservation efforts and encourages community understanding and appreciation of Seward’s history. For over 100 years, many Seward citizens have enriched our sense of place and community. Without the hard work and civic pride of those that came before us, Seward would not be the exemplary […]

Celebration of Life for Mark Sawyer

Celebration of Life for Mark Sawyer

August 20, 1958 – January 15, 201‍7 Mark Sawyer, 58, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Soldotna on Sunday, January 15th Mark was born in Jacksonville, Florida to George and Kathy Sawyer. His father George was with the US Coast Guard and in 1970 the family relocated to Seward, […]