Announcements

Polar Bear Jumpoff Festival Schedule of Events January 14-17

Purchase tickets for the Hotel Seward/American Legion Split The Pot fundraiser for Children with Cancer. Call 224-8001 or 224-5440 for information. 10- 5 Adventure Sixty North – Winter Wilderness Tour Company Exit Glacier – Snow Shoe, Snow Coach Tours, kayaking – Throughout the week. Please call or email in advance: adventure60.com 224-2600   THURSDAY, JAN. 14 7 – ? pm […]

January 13, 2016 ·
Murkowski Continues Fight Against Frankenfish, Moves to Block FDA Commissioner Nominee

Murkowski Continues Fight Against Frankenfish, Moves to Block FDA Commissioner Nominee

Senator: “Voluntary Labelling of GE Salmon is Not Adequate”  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) continued her fight against genetically engineered (GE) salmon by announcing in the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee that she would block confirmation proceedings of the nominee to be FDA Commissioner, Dr. Robert Califf, on the Senate floor if her concerns […]

January 13, 2016 ·
Polar Bear Jump Off Kids’ Winter Carnival January 16

Polar Bear Jump Off Kids’ Winter Carnival January 16

January 12, 2016 ·
Holland America Line is now accepting grant applications

Holland America Line is now accepting grant applications

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE IS NOW ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS Applications are now being accepted by the Holland America Line Community Advisory Boards (CABs) for grants to local service and non-profit groups in six communities within Alaska and Canada: Juneau, Ketchikan, Fairbanks, Sitka, Seward, and the Yukon. The CABs consists of civic and business leaders who advise Holland America Line on local corporate […]

January 12, 2016 ·

Anchorage Multi-vehicle crash closes Seward Highway near McHugh Creek

The Seward Highway is closed at Mile 108 near McHugh Creek due to multiple collisions of cars and semi-trucks.  Injuries do not appear life-threatening.  Freezing rain caused poor driving conditions which are expected to persist throughout the night. Read more at adn.com.  Check current driving conditions at alaska511.com.

January 8, 2016 ·

2016 Mount Marathon Race

The 2016 Mount Marathon Race has opened registration.  We have had a lot of international interest and so far a great registration kick off.  Anyone interested in racing should go to mmr@seward.com and register.  Registration ends March 31st.  The Mount Marathon Race Committee and City of Seward have established a “no pets” policy for July 4th. No dogs, leashed or unleashed, […]

January 8, 2016 ·
First National Bank Alaska Board of Directors adds Tougas

First National Bank Alaska Board of Directors adds Tougas

First National Bank Alaska Press Release – Long-time Alaska businessman Tom Tougas joined First National Bank Alaska’s Board of Directors, the bank recently announced. Tougas’ rich history with the state’s tourism industry started in the 1970s as a tour bus driver while studying in college. Today, he owns Seward-based businesses Major Marine Tours and the 90-room Harbor 360 Hotel, and […]

January 8, 2016 ·
Seward Veterans Outreach – Jan. 13

Seward Veterans Outreach – Jan. 13

Seward Veterans Outreach January 13 PDF  

January 8, 2016 ·

Swim Lessons, Water Aerobics, Adult lessons/Masters for January – May, 2016

Swim Lessons, Water Aerobics, Adult lessons/Masters Seward HS Pool   Jan  – May 2016 Childrens Lessons Jan  12 – 28                Preschool (3-5 yrs)      T & Th   5:15 – 6:00 pm Jan 25 – Feb 10          Preschool , Level 1- 4  M & W  9:30 – 11:00 am Feb 9 – 25                   Preschool , level  1-4    T & Th  5:15 – 6:00 […]

January 7, 2016 ·

Seward High School Pool Schedule January 4 – May 22, 2016

Seward HS Pool Schedule Jan 4 – May 22  2016 Lap Swim M, W, F                              6:30 – 8:00 am ,    5:00 – 6:30 pm T & Th                              11:00 – 12:30 ,    6: – 7: pm one lane Sat                                      9:00 – 11:00,      Sun   5:30 -7:00 pm Open Swim M, W, F                             6:30 – 7:50 pm Sun                                     4:00 – 5:20 pm Parent […]

January 7, 2016 ·
January 19: Lunch & Learn @ SCHC

January 19: Lunch & Learn @ SCHC

Bring your lunch and join us January 19 from 12-1 pm for our first monthly Lunch & Learn! Starting in February these will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, each one focusing on a different health-related topic. For more information, call Caitlin Mackenna, RN, at 907-224-2273. www.sewardhealthcenter.org  

January 7, 2016 ·
Holland America assists nonprofits in Seward

Holland America assists nonprofits in Seward

By Dot Bardarson – Holland America is proud to assist non-profit organizations in pursuing their programs in Seward.  Grant applications are reviewed twice year with deadlines mid-March and mid-August. Two of the grants that were awarded in December are shown here with Patrick Linton for the Seward Community Health Clinic and Dana Paperman accepting a check from Holland America for […]

January 6, 2016 ·
Last days for Book Sponsors

Last days for Book Sponsors

Sewardites, you are known for being last minute responders, here are the last two days to sponsor a new book for the children, youth and young adult readers in the library! The Wish Tree is up until Thursday January 7th, and the library is open until 8pm. If you have been wanting to stop in after work, Thursday is your […]

January 6, 2016 ·
Seward Highway Avalanche Closure Notification

Seward Highway Avalanche Closure Notification

From State of Alaska, Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Avalanche Closure Notification For Tuesday, January 5, 2016 There will be intermittent traffic delays today on the Seward Highway for avalanche hazard reduction work between Primrose and Sterling Wye near mileposts 19 to 39.  Motorists should expect delays of up to 45 minutes between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Updates will […]

January 5, 2016 ·
Super Bowl Party at Chinooks, Feb 7

Super Bowl Party at Chinooks, Feb 7

Join Chinooks Waterfront and the Cask & Compass Bar on Super Bowl Sunday to watch the game on a 10 foot screen.  Seating opens up at noon, $20 entry for food and door prizes, endless wings, and a $3 beer special.  For more information call Dale @ 491-1041

January 4, 2016 ·

SBCFSA Work Session & Reg Meeting 1/11/16

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board will hold a work session at 6:00 pm, followed by a regular meeting at 7:00 pm, Monday, January 11, 2016.  The work session topic is KPB Floodplain Code 21.06 Review. The meeting will be held at the KPB Seward Office in Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122.  Please note this will […]

January 4, 2016 ·
Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer

Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer kills over 80 Alaskans every year, but it can usually be prevented with proper screening and treatment.  The staff at Seward Community Health Center are ready to help prevent colon cancer in the Seward area. Colorectal cancer usually starts as a growth from the lining inside the colon or rectum.  The growths often start as polyp, which looks […]

January 4, 2016 ·

A Message from Shari Adelmann of Seward Parks and Rec.

Happy New Years! It has been heartwarming and humbling to have been approached by so many members of the community, with questions about the Teen and Youth Center (TYC) and the changes that have taken place. As of this past summer, I no longer supervise the TYC facility, programs or staff. I am often approached by people asking about TYC programs. In an […]

January 2, 2016 ·
Memorial For Anne Kesling — Sunday, January 3rd, 2 PM at Methodist Church

Memorial For Anne Kesling — Sunday, January 3rd, 2 PM at Methodist Church

Longtime Seward resident Anne Kesling, 70, passed away Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015 at home from a brain tumor. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, at the Seward United Methodist Church in Seward. Duane Chase and Jim Doepken will officiate. She was buried in the Kenai City Cemetery in a private ceremony. Anne was born Feb. 4, 1945 […]

January 2, 2016 ·
Welcome to 2016!

Welcome to 2016!

The year 2015 in Seward, Alaska was historic.  On July 4, we witnessed a remarkable Mount Marathon Race where records were broken.  A few months later on September 1, President Barack Obama became the second sitting U.S. President to visit our town.  This year’s Capitol Christmas Tree arrived in Washington D.C. with Seward, Alaska written all over it, almost literally. […]

January 1, 2016 ·
What should you do with the murres?

What should you do with the murres?

If you see dead murres along the shoreline, the best thing you can do is leave them there. Monitoring networks are doing daily counts along all of the local beaches for programs such as COASST. You may see murre bodies marked – perhaps by yarn, plastic tags, or spray paint. This is helping researchers and volunteers determine which animals have already […]

December 31, 2015 ·
Wish Tree Super Hero

Wish Tree Super Hero

Every sponsor of a book from our Wish Tree is a super hero! You are helping every child in our community learn to love reading. Your support will help kids in Seward become strong readers! You are the person you are today partly because someone around you– a teacher, a parent, a librarian—connected you to books and reading. This is […]

December 31, 2015 ·
Louie Bencardino

Retirement Party for Louie Bencardino – Jan 5, 2016

Submitted by Christy Terry – Alaska Railroad Corporation Seward Dock and Real Estate Manager Louis ‘Louie’ Bencardino will retire January 8th, 2016 after 13 years of service. Please join us in honoring his years of service to the Alaska Railroad and the community of Seward on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 from 3-6 PM at the Breeze Inn Hotel Main Lobby. RSVP to Christy […]

December 31, 2015 ·

High Wind Warning for Dec. 30

From the National Weather Service: LINK URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE…CORRECTED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK 413 PM AKST TUE DEC 29 2015 AKZ125-301600- /O.CON.PAFC.HW.W.0017.151230T1000Z-151230T2000Z/ WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WHITTIER…SEWARD…GIRDWOOD… MOOSE PASS 413 PM AKST TUE DEC 29 2015 …HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 11 AM AKST WEDNESDAY THROUGH PORTAGE VALLEY AND TURNAGAIN […]

December 29, 2015 ·

Salvation Army Contributions

The generous people of the Seward area contributed $1788 to help those in need.  All of the contributions stay in Seward!

December 29, 2015 ·
Marc Swanson discusses his local history videos at Resurrect Arts Coffee House & Gallery. Heidi Zemach photo

Marc Swanson Named Educator of Year, Receives Governor’s Award

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — The Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Alaska Humanities Forum plus the Arts and Culture Foundation in conjunction with the Governor’s Office have named Seward’s Marc Swanson the 2016 Alaska Studies Educator of the Year. The Governor’s Award recognizes individuals who “enrich the culture of the state” according to the on-line announcement. […]

December 27, 2015 ·