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By Heidi Zemach for SCN The Seward City Council recently told City Manager Phillip Oates to proceed with negotiations with Seward Ship’s Drydock, Inc to determine specific capital improvements that the shipyard wants to make, and whether they are appropriate for a lease extension beyond its current 2029 expiration. The […]

Libraries Are Information Repositories

This piece, written by Greg Hill is Fairbanks North Star Borough Library Director, ran in the Sunday edition of the FDNM.  (Fairbanks Daily New Minor) OPINION ARTICLE By Greg Hill, FNSB Library Services Director, 459-1027 Last Sunday’s Anchorage Daily News ran a front page article, the online version is titled […]

Cobbling together a music education

Cobbling together a music education

    (By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News)   The music room at Seward Elementary School fills with youngsters opening trombone, clarinet, trumpet and flute cases, eager to play during recess one recent Thursday. Following warm-ups, Kyle Schneider starts his beginning band with rhythm exercises. The students clap out […]

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News A female, 23 lb trumpeter swan, a media darling of sorts for having survived being shot with a training arrow on Tern Lake in late August, is back at the Alaska SeaLife Center awaiting transport later this week to the Northwest Wildfowl Farm […]

It's Tails, Linda Wins!

It's Tails, Linda Wins!

Linda Amberg is Sworn in By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News A simple coin toss, followed two deadlocked 3-3 city council secret ballot votes, decided who would be appointed for the one-year term on the Seward City Council October 26. In that instant, Linda Amberg, a local insurance company […]

Thank You Voters!

Thank You Voters!

The Seward Community Library Museum Committee (SCLMBC) members thank you, the community, for your strong support for the new library museum. With a very successful Yes vote on proposition 3, the project is now well positioned to seek state and federal funding as well as funding support from private and […]

State Senator Holds Town Hall

State Senator Holds Town Hall

By Heidi Zemach, for the Seward City News State Senator Gary Stevens, District R- Kodiak, hosted a town hall meeting at the Resurrection Art Coffee House Saturdaymorning, Oct 19, in what was his first such event in Seward in about two years, according to his aide. Retired History professor Stevens, who […]

Quitting is easy

Quitting smoking isn’t easy, but it is possible. You need to know what you’re up against and how best to get help. It isn’t easy, but you can quit smoking. And if you’re like 71% of all Alaska smokers, you know you want to. First, some facts. Nicotine is a […]

Local Birds win State Awards

Local Birds win State Awards

A Seward Production Group consisting of one Silver Grey Dorking rooster and two hens won Best of Show at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer this week. A single hen from the same flock, known as Ethel, took second place in her category. Chaz, Tilly and Fleta are from Sterling […]

The Green Beet: Flower Power

The Green Beet: Flower Power

By Jen Ransom Most are familiar with the old saying “patience is a virtue”. When it comes to my flower garden, the waiting has paid off.  A friend with a spectacular perennial garden promised last year that when her plants began to crowd, I could come and help her separate […]

In Loving Memory of Josephine Dudley

Life long Seward resident Josephine Dudley, 63, passed away following a long illness, May 29, 2009. A graveside service will be at 1:00 pm, Friday June 5, 2009 at the Seward City Cemetery. She was born in Seward October 5, 1945 to Martin and Jessie (Louis) Larson. A Celebration of […]

Survey Respondents Favor New Library Museum

Survey Respondents Favor New Library Museum

Nine out of 10 respondents participating in a recent telephone survey indicated they agreed that Seward needs a new library museum facility. “We consider this level of agreement to be very high,” said Donna Logan of the McDowell Group, an Alaska research firm that contacted 208 randomly selected Seward voters […]

ARE WE UP TO THE CHALLENGE?

ARE WE UP TO THE CHALLENGE?

There have been exciting developments toward building our new Library Museum! Wells Fargo has committed to a challenge grant for this project. Wells Fargo will donate $25,000 toward the building if the community will raise a $25,000 match by September 2009. Are we up for this challenge? Seward has always […]

Draft Letter to Governor Palin on Road Closure

This is a DRAFT letter by the City Manager for Mayor Carey of the Borough to Governor Palin. I thought I would post this so that the community knows that the City is calling the attention of the Governor to the failures of the system currently in place and is seeking solutions and […]

Governor Appoints New Attorney General

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 09-67 Wayne Anthony Ross Named Attorney General March 26, 2009, Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Sarah Palin today announced the appointment of Wayne Anthony Ross as Attorney General. Ross, currently in private practice, will fill the vacancy created last month by the resignation of Attorney General Talis […]