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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, 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 […]

Dry Dock Lease to be Extended

“Lessee may, at its option, extend the Lease Term for one or more additional periods which shall not, in total, exceed 31 years” Resolution 2010-002, Authorizing The City Manager To Enter Into Amendment No. 4 To The Ground Lease With Seward Ship’s Drydock, Inc. For The Real Property Described As […]

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 […]

Holiday Train Update

Holiday Train Update

Yes, we know that you likely know by now that the Holiday Train has been canceled. But…the Holiday Bazaar and Passport programs are still on as scheduled!  Both typically draw locals as well as many Anchorage and Peninsula residents that make the drive on their own.  With great hotel rates […]

Shop Local Events

Shop Local Events

Seward Merchants are hosting the next Friday Night Art Walk on December 11th, just in time to do your holiday shopping.  Watch for other December traditions including our holiday movie, tree lighting, and specials and activities around town. For more event information, contact the Chamber at 224-8051 or by email.

Seward Utility Needs to Sell

What is the City of Seward doing in the electrical business? Well, as an enterprise fund it was once making good money at the expense of inflated electrical rates to its residents and businesses. However now the infrastructure is in great need of repairs to the questionable tune of $24 […]

Emergency Bridge Repair Project Update

This is notification of the further continuance of nightly Seward Highway closures at the Trail River Bridge. Project manager Tal Maxwell has issued this update: We will be continuing the nightly closures of the Seward Hwy. through the month of October. The highway will be closed at Trail River Bridge […]

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 […]

City Council at Work

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News The Seward City Council met Monday, Sept 28 and passed a series of resolutions by unanimous consent: The first resolution stated the city’s intent to fund the North Seward Water Storage Tank and Pumping Facility Project for $4 million if it receives a […]

Higher Fees, Taxes Proposed

Higher Fees, Taxes Proposed

City Fees and Property Tax Increases Proposed to Address Aging Infrastructure By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News The Seward City Council has recommended to City Manager Phillip Oates that the city budget he creates for FY 2010, FY 2011 include increases in electric fees, harbor fees, parking fees, and […]

Enterprise Fund Rate Review

September 15 at 4:30 pm begins the ‘Bird’ Enterprise Fund Rate Review work session.  This may be a long work session because this review will not only cover rates and the state of the electric utility, but also addresses the same issues in other enterprise funds like the harbor, water, […]

Buisiness is Booming at AVTEC

Buisiness is Booming at AVTEC

By Heidi Zemach, for the Seward City News Students at the Alaska Vocational Technology Education Center (AVTEC) are getting in the groove, becoming used to their classroom routines and their new Seward community. Meanwhile the administration is winding up a momentous effort to prepare for an inspection visit Sept 21-24 […]