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Calling All 2017 Mt Marathon Volunteers!

We are now recruiting volunteers to fill positions on the evening of July 3rd, and all day on July 4th for the 2017 race, and hope you’ll be able to join us for another great event. This year, we once again are asking most race volunteers to register and choose jobs via SignUp Genius.  […]

Vacancies on Historic Preservation Commission

Vacancies on Historic Preservation Commission

The Seward City Council is seeking applications from citizens of Seward and the surrounding area, interested in serving on the Historic Preservation Commission (HP). There are four (4) seats available: three (3) with a term expiring in May, 2020 and one (1) with a term expiring in May, 2019. The […]

Baby and parents swim at the pool together two afternoons a week. Heidi Zemach photo.

Seward High School Pool Schedule

Seward HS Pool Schedule June 6 – Aug 20 2017 Closed May 21 – June 5, July 4 Open Swim T & Th                       3:30 – 4:50 pm M, W, F                       6:30 – 7:50 pm Sun                           4:00 – 5:20 pm Lap Swim M, W, F                       6:30 – 8:00 am M – […]

Troopers Conducting High Visibility Enforcement Effort

Troopers Conducting High Visibility Enforcement Effort

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – The Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Wildlife Troopers started the Annual Memorial Day Weekend Click It or Ticket High Visibility Enforcement Effort on May 15th 2017. The effort runs through June 4. The main focus of the National Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign is to save lives. […]

Spot Prawns. Photo: AMCC Catch of the Season CSF

Fish Factor: NOAA Fisheries Economics, Hope for Tanner Fishery, Seafood for Alaskans, Chris Oliver Takes NMFS Top Post

By Laine Welch- NOAA Fisheries Economics Report The U.S. seafood industry’s contribution to the nation’s economy sank a bit, while Alaska’s output increased slightly and dollar values held steady. An eagerly anticipated annual report released last week by NOAA Fisheries measures the economic impacts of U.S. commercial and recreational fisheries. […]

Photo: Quinn Dombrowski

Parents As Teachers Enrolling Families for 2017-2018

Parents as teachers is a free program designed to support parents as their child’s best and first teacher. PAT is an evidence-based program built around visits to your own home. The information brought to families has been supported by numerous studies and reinforced by professionals in the field. Participants receive two personal […]

Road to Exit Glacier Open for the Summer Season

Road to Exit Glacier Open for the Summer Season

The remaining 1.5 miles of the road to Exit Glacier opened this Friday, May 12 at 7:00 a.m.  Water is currently not available on site. Vault toilets are available for use. The Exit Glacier Nature Center is projected to open on Saturday, May 20, 2017.  Ranger-led programs will not be offered until […]

This photo, found at the Seward Community Library, depicts Hankins' picnic spot during the railroad era.

Seeking Solitude in Seward

Seeking Solitude in Seward is an essay by Michael Hankins depicting the Seward area in the late 1960s. Mr. Hankins grew up in Alaska and graduated from East High School in Anchorage in 1972. He wrote this essay out of a desire to share his experiences with the current Seward community, […]

Free Bear Safety Training Friday May 12

Free Bear Safety Training Friday May 12

It’s that time of the year again to be bear aware! Join us on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the K.M. Rae Building from 4:30-6:30 p.m. to learn about bear safety and practice spraying with inert bear spray. Kenai Fjords National Park and the Seward Ranger District of the Chugach […]

Immunizations are Safe and Prevent Disease

Immunizations are Safe and Prevent Disease

By Dr. Ross Van Camp- Immunizations are important to health at all ages. Each vaccine activates your body’s immune system to make antibodies that fight infection when exposed to that specific disease. They are the single most important advancement in medicine and have been responsible for the prevention of many […]