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. […]

Bring back the Tusty!

It’s time for the annual Ferry Schedule Review.  There will be a teleconference on Wednesday, July 11 at 2 PM to take public comment regarding adjustments to the proposed operating plans for the upcoming year.  For details on that teleconference go to the State of Alaska home page and […]

Public Notice- Boat Harbor Travel Lift

Public Notice- Boat Harbor Travel Lift

Alaska Coastal Management Program Seward Boat Harbor Travel Lift Your Opportunity to Comment Project Title/State ID#: Seward Boat Harbor Travel Lift/AK0706-12AA Applicant/Agent: City of Seward/Tryck Nyman Hayes Inc. Location: Kenai Peninsula Borough Coastal District. The project is located on the north shore of the Seward Small Boat Harbor; within Section […]

LTCF access work session scheduled

A work session to discuss access issues associated with the Long Term Care Facility is tentatively set for Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. in the Upstairs Conference Room at city hall. The Borough school district has agreed to attend that evening. As always, you’re all invited!!

Crackerjack Sportfishing of Seward recently provided the necessary expertise for locating and guiding the Alaska SeaLife Center’s success in securing king salmon. The salmon are now housed in the Alaska SeaLife Center’s new exhibit: Alaska Salmon: The Cycle of Life. Fortunately, the center was able to rely on the knowledge […]

Information on the Long-Term Care Facility Site

By: City Manager Phillip Oates Why is the City of Seward considering a different site for the Long Term Care Facility? A number of factors made it prudent to reconsider the original decision. At the site adjacent to Japp Creek, results of the October 2006 flood generated new requirements that […]