Author: Kelley Lane

Kerry Schutter of the Cookery won an award at this year's Beers by the Bay event, held in Seward. Photo by Kelley Lane.

Cookery Chef Wins with Local Foods

by Kelley Lane for Seward City News- On a breezy Saturday night in early November, Sewardites and out-of-towners gathered for a celebration “with friends, food, and fermented beverages,” as the Alaska Sea Life Center website described the Beers by the Bay (BBTB) event. The evening boasted an invite-only appetizer chef-off […]

Seward's Teen and Youth Center hosted their popular goldfish game with youth and adult volunteers. Photo: Kelley Lane.

Annual Halloween Carnival Delights Locals

By Kelley Lane for Seward City News- Tuesday night’s annual Seward Halloween Carnival enjoyed high attendance. The event, hosted by the City of Seward Parks and Recreation Department, was held at the 20,000 square foot cruise ship terminal from 6 to 9 pm. The carnival featured booths constructed and hosted by local […]

How To: Seward’s Public Use Cabins

How To: Seward’s Public Use Cabins

by Kelley Lane for Seward City News- One of the many things that I love about Seward is our abundance of public use cabins. These are cabins that are publicly owned and provide a warm and dry place to stay while out exploring our public lands. They are rentable through […]

The Intangible, a fishing boat based out of Petersburg, AK, undergoes repairs at the Seward Vigor site on Tuesday, October 3rd. Photo: Kelley Lane.

Vigor at SMIC: “Here for the Long Haul”

by Kelley Lane for Seward City News- Vigor, a marine services operation located at Seward’s Marine Industrial Center (SMIC), is “here to stay,” according to Adam Beck. Beck is in charge of Alaska Operations for Vigor, and is based out of Portland, Oregon. He plans to spend a few days […]

KPB State Senator Micciche. Photo courtesy of Senator Micciche.

Seward’s Senator Micciche Pays A Visit

by Kelley Lane for Seward City News- Last Friday, Senator Peter Micciche paid a surprise visit to the Seward Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, which is held bi-monthly at the Breeze Inn. Micciche has served as the Kenai Peninsula’s state senator since 2013 and the Senate majority leader since January of […]

Black Bear. Photo Courtesy of US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Seward Experiences Spike in Urban Bear Activity

by Kelley Lane for Seward City News- Seward has experienced unusually high levels of black bear activity in the past few weeks. Residents have reported seeing animals in most parts of the Seward city limits, especially in the subdivision of Forest Acres. Just two weeks ago, a black bear walked […]

How to Spend a Rainy Day in Seward

How to Spend a Rainy Day in Seward

by Kelley Lane for Seward City News- August and September are typically rainy months in Seward. This year has been on target with most of the past month including substantial precipitation. Each time that it’s not actively pouring sheets of rain, I get out of my house and rejoice that […]

Black Bear Wanders into the Breeze Inn Lobby

Black Bear Wanders into the Breeze Inn Lobby

by Kelley Lane for Seward City News- On Sunday afternoon, just before 3pm, an adolescent black bear walked into the Breeze Inn, located near the Boat Harbor in Seward. The bear entered the lobby through the back door, which was propped open while housekeeping and maintenance was being done on […]

Emma Lee Moore, a Senior and Varsity runner at Seward High School, after successfully finishing her fourth race of the cross country season.

Seward High Hosts Cross Country Meet

by Kelley Lane for Seward City News- The town of Seward played host to hundreds of runners this past summer, including the recent Lost Lake race, which took place on a course made muddy from Seward’s tremendous rainfall. On September 8, Seward once again played host to dozens of runners. […]

City Council: Cannabis, Taxes & SMIC Buildup

City Council: Cannabis, Taxes & SMIC Buildup

by Kelley Lane for Seward City News- August is Seward’s rainiest month, and Monday was no exception. The skies did cease their rainfall in the early evening hours, as Donna Glenz’s retirement party, appropriately held on Founder’s Day, took place at the City Hall Annex Building. City Council conducted a […]