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 […]

New second hand/thrift store in town.

“Jule’s Jewels” second hand store has opened at 426 4th Ave. entrance in Alley. Open Thurs, Fri, & Sat. 10-4. The store has inexpensive quality furniture, and nice jewels everywhere you look. Come by and check us out!! For more information call 422-2912 or 491-0451

Unemployment Rates July 2009

Dave Carey, Borough Mayor Today’s unemployment figures from the State continue to shows the serious unemployment reality for the resident and taxpayers of the Kenai Peninsula Borough. At 10.9% average unemployment for 2009, the Kenai Peninsula Borough is averaging 2.5% higher than the average for 2008. This 10.9% rate of […]

Godwin Glacier Dogsled Tours Receives 2009 Best of Seward Award

Godwin Glacier Dogsled Tours Receives 2009 Best of Seward Award

Godwin Glacier Dogsled Tours has been selected for the 2009 Best of Seward Award in the Tour Operators & Promoters category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they […]

Code Reform

The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold their first Work Session to review the proposed updates to the Seward Zoning Code on July 16, 2009 beginning at 6:30pm in the City Hall Upstairs Conference Room.  The Zoning Code is being updated at this time to make the code easier to […]

Alaska Railroad Handout

A copy of the Town Hall Meeting response handout the Alaska Railroad presented to the Mayor, City Council and the public with regards to the Seward Coal Facility. town-hall-meeting-response-to-seward-city-council-5_26_09

Survey Respondents Favor New Library Museum

Survey Respondents Favor New Library Museum

Nine out of 10 respondents participating in a recent telephone survey indicated they agreed that Seward needs a new library museum facility. “We consider this level of agreement to be very high,” said Donna Logan of the McDowell Group, an Alaska research firm that contacted 208 randomly selected Seward voters […]

Seward Ship's Drydock- No Containment

Broken record here. Seward Ship’s Drydock continues to work without any containment. The ADEC required shielding screens were deployed when work was done on the Tempo Sea, but they are tattered and loose, utterly useless. There was nothing on the ground to prevent sandblast grit and paint from contaminating the […]



There have been exciting developments toward building our new Library Museum! Wells Fargo has committed to a challenge grant for this project. Wells Fargo will donate $25,000 toward the building if the community will raise a $25,000 match by September 2009. Are we up for this challenge? Seward has always […]

The Long Haul

This is just a general announcement to let people know that some of our local longline fishermen and the Community of Seward will be featured on the National Geographic Channel. Program is called “The Long Haul” and will be airing Sunday, May 10th at 7am, and May 11th at 2pm. […]

A Tax on Tax

Attached is a scan of a curious utility bill for zero usage of electricity.  The bill assess the operations and infrastructure fee of $30.  I realize that I have to pay for the potential to draw electricity but there is then $2.10, 7% sales tax on the fee.  That is […]

Business and Economic Forum, May 13

The Seward City Council is sponsoring a Business and Economic Forum at the Seward High School Auditorium, Wednesday, May 13, 2009 from 7-9 p.m. The objective of the forum is to 1) inform citizens on the actions and policies that were implemented since the last Forum held on September 19, […]

Road Closure Extention

NOW OFFICIAL- ROAD CLOSURE EXTENDED TO 5PM TODAY, MONDAY APRIL 27TH. The DOT has run into delays  in the bridge installation but they are confident that the 5pm deadline will be met. Rumors of a single open lane are incorrect according to an onsite engeneer.  Any further developments will be […]


There sure are fine eatin places in Seward. The  MARINA RESTAURANT at the boat harbor is one of the them. Except for guns and rifles, I’ve got a hard time letting go of my hard earned money, so I always try the TIGHT-WAD SPECIALS menu and cup of coffee to […]

Demand for a train?

By the end of today you should receive an email from DOT [See below] outlining the public meeting they have scheduled in the Seward City Hall Council Chambers on April 20th from 12pm- 2pm. At this time the City is requesting your assistance in providing information in regards to the […]


Seward Chamber of Commerce Announces DOT Public Meeting THIS MONDAY Seward, AK – April 15, 2009 – The Seward Chamber of Commerce was just notified by the Alaska Department of Transportation that they will be holding a meeting in Seward to discuss the on-going bridge replacement project and the associated […]