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The Kenai Watershed Forum (KWF) is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to maintaining the health of the watersheds on the Kenai Peninsula. KWF is recognized as the regional watershed organization of the Kenai Peninsula. KWF is building strong Seward relationships and is working on several projects in the local Seward […]

LIO Amplifies Local Voices

LIO Amplifies Local Voices

(Heidi Zemach, for the Seward City News) The legislative information office in the SeaView Plaza Building on Railway Avenue was eerily quiet on Tuesday morning, Jan 19, the first day of the state legislature’s 2010 session. But quite a lot of business will be taking place there in the 90 […]

The Kenai Watershed Forum (KWF) is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to maintaining the health of the watersheds on the Kenai Peninsula. KWF is recognized as the regional watershed organization of the Kenai Peninsula, successfully identifying and addressing the needs of the region by providing high quality education, restoration, and […]

  By Heidi Zemach for SCN Seward City Council voted unanimously Monday night to authorize the city manager to extend the contract to Jim Pruitt for Seward Ship’s Drydock, Inc at Seward Marine Industrial Center through 2040. Councilmember Robert Valdatta was absent for the meeting, but all of the others […]

Successful Donations for Pick.Click.Give

Successful Donations for Pick.Click.Give

In an update from the PFD Charitable Contributions Program, www.PickClickGive.org, they report the following: “The number of people who have successfully filed a charitable donation to eligible Alaska nonprofits through the PFD Charitable Contributions Program, also known as Pick Click Give., has shot up in the hours since the State […]

Bits of History – A 1911 Seward Christmas

From your friends at the Seward Museum, we hope you enjoy this latest installment in the ‘Bits of History’ series.  Please join Lee Poleske for this week’s look into the past as a young and vibrant Seward, Alaska celebrates Christmas during the winter of 1911.  The video may also be […]

Battling Winter Blues

Battling Winter Blues

(By Heidi Zemach for SCN) If you are feeling blue, moody, and irritable, rejected, hostile, angry, tired or sluggish, you may be experiencing a mood disorder called Seasonal Affective Disorder, (SAD). SAD is classified by the American Psychiatric Association as a sub-type of depression. If left untreated, it can lead […]

Good News and Bad for Seward Tourism

Good News and Bad for Seward Tourism

(By Heidi Zemach, for SCN) Three-thousand independent travelers on the website TripAdvisor have given Seward top billing as a tourist destination for 2010. TripAdvisor, an Internet website much used for vacation planning, announced Wednesday, Dec 9 that its yearly travel trends survey of U.S. travelers had chosen Seward first among […]

Alaska Logistics to expand Seward operation

Alaska Logistics to expand Seward operation

(By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News) The Seward City Council has agreed to have City Manager Phillip Oates negotiate a lease with Alaska Logistics, LLC, to construct a large vessel maintenance, repair and storage enclosure at the Seward Marine Industrial Center in support of their Western Alaska Barge Service. Alaska […]

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 […]