Announcements

Forest Service Firewood Availability Mid-Summer

Forest Service Firewood Availability Mid-Summer

March 5, 2015 ·
Seward Hwy MP 17-22.5 Rehabilitation Project – 75% Plan Review

Seward Hwy MP 17-22.5 Rehabilitation Project – 75% Plan Review

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will rehabilitate and improve the safety of 5.5 miles of the Seward Highway between the communities of Moose Pass and Seward, Alaska. 75% Review Plan Set New on the Website DOT&PF recently reached a 75% completion level for the Seward Highway MP 17- […]

March 5, 2015 ·
Alaska SeaLife Center Mourns Loss of Steller Sea Lion

Alaska SeaLife Center Mourns Loss of Steller Sea Lion

Alaska SeaLife Center News Release – Seward, Alaska (March 5, 2015) – The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is saddened to announce the loss of Sugar, a 21-year-old female Steller sea lion. Despite efforts of ASLC Animal Care and Veterinary staff, Sugar was humanely euthanized after complications with bone degeneration on March 4. As a result of Sugar’s mature age, veterinarians […]

March 5, 2015 ·
Seward Highway Fugitive Captured

Seward Highway Fugitive Captured

Alaska State Troopers Press Release – On 3/2/15 the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force was asked by Soldotna Troopers, to look for and arrest 32 year old Andre Tanner, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant stemming from a pursuit that occurred on 2/28/15 from Soldotna to mile 52 of the Seward Highway. On 3/4/15 at 1045 hours, the US […]

March 4, 2015 ·

IMPORTANT REMINDERS for the 2015 Mount Marathon Race®!

Seward Chamber of Commerce News Release – Seward, Alaska March 4, 2015 –  THE RACE IS ON TO REGISTER! The Seward Chamber of Commerce, Conference and Visitors Bureau reminds you that registration for the 88th Running 2015 Mount Marathon Race® officially closes as of Midnight, MARCH 31st, 2015!!! Absolutely no late registrations will be accepted and all payments must be completed. […]

March 4, 2015 ·
Kenai Change Workshop at Kenai Peninsula College March 28

Kenai Change Workshop at Kenai Peninsula College March 28

For more information, visit http://kenaichange.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/kenaichange/timeline.  

March 2, 2015 ·

KBEA SCHOLARSHIPS for Year 2015

KBEA SCHOLARSHIPS for Year 2015 KBEA (Kenai Borough Employees Association) scholarship committee is currently accepting applications for 4 scholarships of $500 each. The scholarships are available to all 2015 graduates of the Kenai Peninsula Borough (including public schools, private schools, and home-schooled). Applications and instructions are available from any Kenai Peninsula Borough High School counselors’ office or on the Borough’s […]

March 2, 2015 ·

ALERT: Seward Highway manhunt underway, do not pick up hitchhikers

Saturday a pursuit on the Seward Highway resulted in the fugitive escaping into the woods near Turnagain Pass.  For more information, see this article at adn.com and YouTube video of the suspect in pursuit as filmed by passerby

February 28, 2015 ·

Town Hall Meeting with Senator Peter Micciche & March 2-7 Teleconference Schedule

From the Seward Legislative Information Office – Town Hall Meeting with Senator Peter Micciche March 7 3 – 5 pm Seward Community Library Everyone is Welcome!   The link below is for the upcoming teleconferences for the week of March 2 to March 7.   http://akleg.gov/index.php?tab2=type%3DAll%26com%3D%26startDate%3D2%2F27%2F2015%26endDate%3D03%2F07%2F2015%26chamber%3D#tab2     Paper applications for the Alaska Permanent Fund are available at the Seward […]

February 27, 2015 ·
Get your Girl Scout Cookies!

Get your Girl Scout Cookies!

Girl Scouts of Alaska News Release – Friday, February 27 marks the beginning of Girl Scout cookie booth sales.  Girl Scouts will be seen around town with tables full of Thin Mints and Samoas.  2015 marks the 98th anniversary of Girl Scout Cookies.  In 1917 girls in Savannah, Georgia began selling cookies to finance their Troop activities.  The tradition continues […]

February 26, 2015 ·
Personal Use and Possession of Marijuana – Stay Safe Alaska

Personal Use and Possession of Marijuana – Stay Safe Alaska

 From the Office of Governor Bill Walker – Beginning Tuesday, February 24, 2015, people age 21 and over can legally possess, outside of their homes, up to an ounce of marijuana and can grow up to six plants in their home (with up to three being mature, flowering plants). Adults may also give up to an ounce of marijuana and up to six […]

February 25, 2015 ·
Sikuliaq arriving in Seward Monday!

Sikuliaq arriving in Seward Monday!

A Message from the City Clerk – The new R/V Sikuliaq will be arriving in Seward for the first time on Monday, February 23, 2015.  Crews plan to pass by Lowell Point at abou 11:30 a.m., travel by the Seward Marine Center and the Alaska SeaLife Center, and then onto the cruise ship dock at the Alaska Railroad Terminal around […]

February 22, 2015 ·
Fresh fruits and vegetables to make the smoothies with are the key. Heidi Zemach photo

Smoothie Kickoff Event

Heidi Zemach for Seward City News Seward Middle School hosted a festive, well-orchestrated afternoon event Tuesday evening welcoming Capital Brands, a national blender manufacturer that will help the school provide nutritious smoothies to 39 students in Angie Hammer’s third-grade P.E. class every morning for the next three months. The middle school was one of six schools nationwide to win a […]

February 22, 2015 ·

Seward Highway Mile 117 OPEN

From ADP Public info Twitter feed: “Seward Hwy has been reopened. Rock slide has been cleared 1 mile south of Potter Marsh scales. Thank you for your patience!”

February 19, 2015 ·
Closure on Seward Highway at Milepost 117

Closure on Seward Highway at Milepost 117

From AK511 Department of Transportation & Public Facilities – Due to a rockslide, there is an obstruction on the roadway at Milepost 117(Potter Marsh) blocking traffic. Expect delays while the clearing is in progress

February 19, 2015 ·
Save the Date!

Save the Date!

February 18, 2015 ·

Public Notice of Cancelation

Public Notice of Cancellation NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that The Seward’s Port and Commerce Advisory Board (PACAB) meeting on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at noon in council chambers has been cancelled. The next regular meeting of PACAB is Wednesday, March 4th, 2015, at noon in Council Chambers.

February 17, 2015 ·

Alaska Legislative Teleconference for February 16-20

The link below is for teleconferences scheduled for the week of February 16 thru February 20. If you wish to participate in an upcoming teleconference, please call the Seward LIO for updates at 224-5066.   http://w3.legis.state.ak.us/index.php?tab2=type%3DAll%26com%3D%26startDate%3D2%2F16%2F2015%26endDate%3D02%2F21%2F2015#tab2   Seward’s Legislators are:   Senator Peter Micciche 1-800-964-5733 Sen.Peter.Micciche@akleg.gov   Representative Mike Chenault 1-800-469-3779 Rep.Mike.Chenault@akleg.gov   Constituent services for Representative Chenault: Wendy Focose […]

February 17, 2015 ·

Freshwater springs found beneath the face of Columbia Glacier

Prince William Sound Regional Citizen’s Advisory Council Press Release – Researchers working with the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council have found what are believed to be the first documented freshwater springs at the base of a tidewater glacier in Alaska. This investigation was conducted by the Prince William Sound Science Center in support of ongoing Council research focused […]

February 17, 2015 ·
Resurrection Bay Baptist Church moves into Legends building

Resurrection Bay Baptist Church moves into Legends building

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Resurrection Bay Baptist Church has purchased the former Legends Restaurant and moved into the two story, 7,000 square foot property at 412 Washington Street in the heart of downtown Seward. Until recently the building was occupied by the Kenai Fjords National Park, but was put on auction by the U.S. General Services Administration […]

February 17, 2015 ·

IDITAROW 2015 …..come join the fun!

IDITAROW is BACK!!!!!!! This year (2015) marks the 9th Iditarow!  The event is being hosted this year by 5th Ave Fitness at 231 5th Ave here is Seward, Alaska (Thank you 5th Ave fitness!!!). This a great way to get together with some friends (both old and new), co-workers or family for a few days of team work, fun and […]

February 15, 2015 ·
2nd Annual Moose Pass Winter Rendezvous FEB 13-15

2nd Annual Moose Pass Winter Rendezvous FEB 13-15

Moose Pass is for Lovers….of winter recreation in the Chugach of course! By Bobbie Jo Skibo Moose Pass residents and those who visit know the secret about winter in the quaint Chugach Mountain town! Winter is the time when Moose Pass comes alive on the lake with skiing, hockey, dog sledding and more. The sense of community is something to […]

February 14, 2015 ·
Seward Chamber Launches a New Community Calendar

Seward Chamber Launches a New Community Calendar

The Seward Chamber of Commerce, Conference and Visitors Bureau proudly announces the launch of its new Community Events Calendar! We invite you all to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to share and promote your upcoming events effectively and efficiently within the Seward community and beyond! To access the calendar, participants can visit the website: http://events.seward.com/. The S.C.O.C. Community Events Calendar allows […]

February 13, 2015 ·
Reared red king crab from Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery survive well when released into the wild

Reared red king crab from Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery survive well when released into the wild

Alaska King Crab Research, Rehabilitation and Biology (AKCRRAB) February News Flash – Trident Basin, near Kodiak, is now home to a group of hatchery-reared red king crab. NOAA researchers Chris Long, Pete Cummiskey, and Eric Munk released 11,250 crab into experimental plots in August 2014, and have tracked their survival and movement. The released juveniles were reared at the Alutiiq Pride […]

February 12, 2015 ·