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Railroad Project Impacts Us

Railroad Project Impacts Us

From the Seward Chamber of Commerce E-News: Port Mackenzie Rail Extension Progress For those of you in the know, you aren’t surprised by the fact that the Alaska Railroad is moving on to the next step in the Port Mac Rail Extension project – environmental review.  This project as a […]

Bistro Beat

Yoly’s Bistro will be closing for the winter. Our last day will be December 22nd, 2007. Our time will be spent making up more delicious recipes for the Spring, organizing and spending time with family. The Ifflander family thanks our customers and staff for our second year! Happy Holidays to […]

2007 Economic Forum Results

2007 Economic Forum Results

Economic Forum Results   Top 10 Things/Themes for Support of Business   Encourage movement between downtown and harbor Install attractive and informative signage (wood) including maps Develop walking tours with graphic images along the designated route Develop an awning policy to encourage walking and incentives to install awnings Connect the […]

Coast Guard & Responsible Industry

Our mission as a community in regards to this situation should be to investigate why this industrial operation has failed. We need to develop synergies between local municipalities and governmental regulatory agencies such as the EPA and DEC so that they no longer work in organizational isolation and we need […]

Coast Guard & Responsible Industry

Our mission as a community in regards to this situation should be to investigate why this industrial operation has failed. We need to develop synergies between local municipalities and governmental regulatory agencies such as the EPA and DEC so that they no longer work in organizational isolation and we need […]

Seward PTSA Gives Huge Thanks to Safeway!

Seward PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association which is our local PTA) thanks Safeway for their incredibly generous contribution to our local schools through their “10% Back to Schools” Program. From mid-September into October, Safeway provides the opportunity for all their customers to financially help our schools simply by dropping their […]

Seward, Alaska, November 9, 2007— Seward ranks as one of the top 10 hottest travel destinations in the U.S. for 2008, according to a travel trends survey released by TripAdvisor®. Alaska Starts Here®, in this quaint seaside community only 2.5 road hours from Anchorage along a National Scenic Byway and […]

Looking for Assistant Coach

With our swim season getting started, Seward Tsunami Swim Club has a great turn out of new swimmers. We are still looking for a person to do Assistant Coaching for our program. You do not have to have experience for this, our head coach can instruct. Two or more days […]

and More Budget Process Thoughts

Monday nights work session was one of the most productive budget work session I have attended in this city. The city managers revised Budget Introduction was well put, input and questions from the council and the audience, thank you Mayor Corbridge for allowing public input, was well thought out and […]

2008 Preliminary Operating Budget

Here is the budget in electronic [pdf] form thanks to the folks at the City Clerks Office. The file is also available from the City website in the ‘news‘ section. The file has been optimized for web viewing but is still quite large at 4.5 Mb. It may take some […]

Thoughts about the Budget Process

Based on the City Managers Budget Introduction the ’08 budget is a work of art – for a top down budget. As always at this time of the year it’s a matter of what services the citizens want to see cut if they are unwilling to pony-up for tax and/or […]

City Legislative History Document Database

City Legislative History Document Database

My vision to put the city’s legislative history on a document imaging database, that can be viewed by the public anytime, and can be stored off-site for disaster recovery if needed, finally came to fruition TODAY with the final touch of linking it on our website.   The city’s legislative […]

KSWD-FM, Seward, Makes Changes

Seward’s only FM radio station moves to 105.3mHz Seward Media Partners, LLC, licensee of KSWD-AM, KSWD-FM and KSWD-LP, has moved it’s primary broadcast frequency to 105.3mHz and increased transmission power to 4 kiloWatts (kW). Coincidentally our studios have moved and are now located at 11447 Seward Highway, between Knots So […]

We are always encouraged to dream big and reach for the stars when plotting for the future. Practicality and sound economics invariably bring us back to the real world. What is accomplished after that “come to your senses” moment is usually the most fruitful, productive period of any process. The […]

Comments on Miller Landing

We have traveled from Massachusetts to Alaska to visit family and see the Glaciers of Southern Alaska in Seward. We love the outdoors and discovered the Miller Landing website. Their website described Forest Service Cabins for rent and showed a picture of a Forest Service Cabin. It was very appealing. […]