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Seward City Reps Take Stand Against Legalizing Pot

Seward City Reps Take Stand Against Legalizing Pot

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council often refuses to take stands on controversial state ballot measures, but last night it passed a resolution by a 5-2 vote voicing its opposition to passage of Ballot Measure 2, the initiative legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Alaska, and urging voters to do the same. The vote was […]

October 14, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Ukulele Russ to perform at the Yukon Bar October 17 & 18

Ukulele Russ to perform at the Yukon Bar October 17 & 18

Hailing from the edge of civilization in interior Alaska, Russ has carved out his niche and finally has proven to the masses that the ukulele is stringed testosterone in the hands of the right man. See Ukulele Russ perform at the Yukon Bar on October 17 & 18 beginning at 9PM. https://www.facebook.com/UkuleleRuss?ref=br_tf http://www.ukuleleruss.com/

October 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Zudy’s to offer dinner club nights

Zudy’s to offer dinner club nights

Zudy’s Café will begin hosting a bi-monthly dinner club, starting October 18th.  Judy Odhner, the chef, and owner can seat 36 people for each of the special evening meals. Advance reservations are required. For the special four-course dinners, she will upscale the place, adding tablecloth to the tables, and dinners will feature various appetizers, followed by a fancy salad and […]

October 13, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Threatened legal action complicates solution for Marina business access issue

Threatened legal action complicates solution for Marina business access issue

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council has one particularly thorny decision to make at Monday’s October 13 regular council meeting: whether or not to pass a resolution approving the transfer of its city lease of the Marina (Restaurant) Subdivision from Charles Scottie Bald to Elliot Johnston, including an amendment retaining the right of way easement at […]

October 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Notice of Special Meeting October 13

Notice of Special Meeting October 13

From the City Clerk’s Office – NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Seward City Council will meet in a special meeting on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. for the purpose of: Go Into Executive Session To Discuss Matters Pertaining To Threatened Or Pending Litigation Regarding The Consent To Assignment To Seward Lodging III, LLC To The Lease Agreement […]

October 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Halloween Mask, Costume, & Art Show October 11

Halloween Mask, Costume, & Art Show October 11

October 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Blackwater Railroad Company to perform October 10 & 11

Blackwater Railroad Company to perform October 10 & 11

Seward’s own Blackwater Railroad Company will be performing at the Yukon Bar on October 10 & 11 beginning at 9PM. http://blackwaterrailroad.com/ https://www.facebook.com/BlackwaterRailroadCompany http://sewardcitynews.com/2014/08/blackwater-railroad-company-a-band-on-the-rise/

October 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Study shows problems in electric rate structure

Study shows problems in electric rate structure

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – A special consultant from Rockport, Maine, who the City of Seward hired to examine the basic fairness of its utility rates and cost of service, and to explore how those rates might be adjusted to cover the utilities’ future budget needs, has found inequities in the rate structure, and uncovered a few red flags. […]

October 2, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Quick Resolution to Coal Loading Problem Satisfies Some, Not All

Quick Resolution to Coal Loading Problem Satisfies Some, Not All

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – [UPDATE AT 8:33 PM: State Signs and Issues Compliance Order by Consent ] Late in the day on Monday, September 29, in the matter of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation vs. Aurora Energy Services, Director of ADEC Division of Water, Michelle Halle and Senior Assistant Attorney General, John A. Treptow, issued a legal order […]

September 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Vigorous Housecleaning Underway at Shipyard

Vigorous Housecleaning Underway at Shipyard

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – The relative absence of junk first strikes the eye. Compared to their appearance in June, fence lines around the shipyard at SMIC (Seward Marine Industrial Center) now look clean and lack jumbles of metal clutter as before. Fall has arrived and so has new owner, Vigor Alaska, a subsidiary of Vigor Industrial. In addition […]

September 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Peking receives community gift

Peking receives community gift

On September 3, local business owners John and Mimi Park of Peking Restaurant were attacked at their establishment, leaving them badly bruised and beaten. The crime appeared to be a random act that shocked Seward residents. See the full story here . Shortly afterward, local Sewardite Josh Estes rose to the occasion to start a fund for the Park’s to assist them in their […]

September 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Reds Burgers closes Monday

Reds Burgers closes Monday

James Minden and Sara Kirby, of Red’s Burgers stand at the corner of Seward Highway and 302 Van Buren St., will soon be closing for the winter. They want to remind everyone that they can still come out and get their last fix of gourmet burgers, garlic fries, and shakes until they close on Monday (Sept 29th) at 6 p.m. […]

September 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Council delays lease transfer of harbor business

Council delays lease transfer of harbor business

Heidi Zemach for SCN – After hearing from a few concerned neighboring business owners who want delivery and emergency access behind their businesses, Seward City Council postponed a resolution for two weeks allowing the City Manager to enter into a lease agreement with Charles “Scottie” Bald reassigning the 8,300 square foot Marina restaurant property on Fourth Avenue to Seward Lodging […]

September 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·

City Express seeks drivers

CITY EXPRESS IS LOOKING FOR CLASS “A” & “B” DRIVERS TO WORK PART TIME, OTR & LOCAL DELIVERIES. CALL JOANNE @ 907 224-5605 OR 907 362-1473

September 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·
New thrift store opens in Seward

New thrift store opens in Seward

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Residents thronged into Seward’s new thrift store, Ukanuzit, in the Old Western Auto building at the corner of Third and Fifth, for its grand opening Saturday. The rain lifted and the sun came out for the event. Customers were treated to hotdogs and a home-cooked chicken jalapeno chili, but most of all they appreciated having […]

September 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·
The Rez seeks a new owner

The Rez seeks a new owner

 While the Seward community welcomes Susan Ernst back to town, it is coming as a disappointment as she prepares to close down The Rez, one of only two privately owned gyms in town. For those of us that live and work downtown, it has been a great, convenient place to stop in for a quick workout or class before or […]

September 21, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Flooding isn’t Seward Airport project’s only concern

Flooding isn’t Seward Airport project’s only concern

Heidi Zemach for SCN – The little Seward Airport doesn’t seem to get much public traffic. But some of the traffic it does get: Medevac aircraft collecting people with serious health emergencies, Coast Guard helicopters refueling during stopovers, or helicopters used to search and rescue missing boaters or hikers, can be vital to the town. When major flooding undermined the runway […]

September 18, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Seward’s downtown bakery to close after two decades

Seward’s downtown bakery to close after two decades

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Ranting Raven’s bakery, which has been the only one in downtown Seward for the past 20 years, will close down this week, following a busy summer tourist season. The bakery will not reopen next year. The Ranting Raven will continue on as a unique art gallery and handmade gift-store, but without the hearty soups and breads, […]

September 16, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Trajectory to perform at Yukon Bar September 19 & 20

Trajectory to perform at Yukon Bar September 19 & 20

Trajectory is an experimental alt-rock band based in Talkeetna, AK. Featuring a former member of Alaskan indie band Reed Lakes and a former member of Portland Oregon’s The We Shared Milk and By Rail, Trajectory aims to make accessible, yet unique indie/90’s alt rock and add to the blossoming Alaskan music scene. See them perform September 19 & 20 beginning at 9PM […]

September 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Ezza Rose to perform at Seward Brewing Company September 17

Ezza Rose to perform at Seward Brewing Company September 17

On September 17, join your friends at Seward Brewing Company to enjoy a night of great music.  Starting the show will be Blackwater Railroad Company beginning at 8:30PM with Ezza Rose beginning her peformance at 9:30PM. Tickets are $12 at the door. For more information: www.sewardbrewery.comwww.ezzarose.comwww.blackwaterrailroad.comwww.monolithagency.com  

September 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·

FEMA OPEN HOUSE Tuesday 5pm-8pm

UPCOMING MEETING Flood Risk Information Open House Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. City Council Chambers PRELIMINARY FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP (FIRM) AND FLOOD INSURANCE STUDY (FIS) In cooperation with FEMA and the State of Alaska, The Kenai Peninsula Borough, City of Homer and City of Seward are hosting a combined Flood Risk Information Open House. The Seward will […]

September 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Crazy good beach fishing

Crazy good beach fishing

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The waters of Resurrection Bay, just off the beaches of Seward, have been teeming with silver Cohos, flashing their fins and leaping from the water, and hundreds of anglers have lined the shores snagging them, most easily making their six-fish daily limit. Action was especially hot last week and this past weekend near the […]

September 8, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Felony charges reinstated for Peking attacker

Seward Police Department Press Release – After reconsideration it has been decided to reinstate two felony charges of Assault III against Roger Waters for the assault that took place on September 1st on John and Mimi Park.  The other two charges of Assault IV are still pending.  

September 5, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Ukanuzit thrift store to open soon

Ukanuzit thrift store to open soon

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward lost its only second-hand store when Rays Reusables burned on September 21st, 2013. So for the past year, people seeking inexpensive used goods or clothing had to travel to Anchorage or Soldotna, or relied on garage sales or rid themselves of unwanted items at the Seward transfer facility. So there’s been plenty of excitement […]

September 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·
US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Plaintiffs Against Railroad at Seward Coal Loading Facility

US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Plaintiffs Against Railroad at Seward Coal Loading Facility

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – The storm-water discharge permit issued to Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) in 2001 for its coal loading facility in Seward does not allow discharge or spillage of coal into Resurrection Bay, said a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court on September 3, 2014. Back in 2009, Alaska Chapter of the Sierra Club and Alaska […]

September 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·