City of Seward

What should the city do with 11-acre Rec Camp site?

What should the city do with 11-acre Rec Camp site?

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – An 11-acre piece of prime real estate along Seward Highway in town that the U.S. Air Force has leased from the City of Seward to run a military family recreation camp out of for the past few decades will soon be returning to the city. The wooden buildings are being sold off one by […]

by · April 23, 2014 · 1 comment ·
TONIGHT: LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!

TONIGHT: LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!

The Seward Historic Preservation Commission invites you to attend a discussion on revising the Historic Preservation Plan.  Come join us on Tuesday April 22, at 6:30PM at the library museum. Refreshments will be provided. Join us, share your ideas, and tell us how you would like to see the character of Seward’s history preserved. If you are unable to attend, […]

by · April 22, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Pink Cheeks Volunteers Needed

From the City of Seward -  Volunteers Needed! The annual Pink Cheeks Triathlon will be held on Saturday, May 3rd. We are looking for 100 volunteers to help us host a successful, safe and fun event.  The triathlon wouldn’t be possible without all the wonderful volunteers.  Please consider helping with this fun community event. We are looking for the following: Race course clearing […]

by · April 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Nominate Dogi-Spot Station Locations

Nominate Dogi-Spot Station Locations

From the City of Seward -  Welcome to spring in Alaska as the snow and ice melts away to reveal the exact location your canine ‘went’ this winter. Please nominate any needed Dogi-Spot station-locations. Just email your ideas to sprd@cityofseward.net. Or tell your favorite local dog group your needs: Cause for Paws, the Seward Animal Shelter, Peninsula Pups, SOS Pets, Knots-So-Fast […]

by · April 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward, Are You Building or Adding On?

Please join us today for the annual Permitting & Agency Information Day! It is from 11am-3pm at the Seward Community Library.  Agency representatives will be available to assist with your permit application, summer project and provide information on Planning, Permitting, Floodplain Development, Fisheries & Wildlife Management, Habitat & Wetlands, and other topics. Sponsored by the City of Seward Community Development, […]

by · April 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Hubbard’s Found Not Guilty!

Justice has been served. I thank all the jurors and judge for their commitment to work toward a just end. I am grateful that our justice system does work. I am grateful to live here.

by · April 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Council approves shuttle contract, rates for SMIC washdown pad

Council approves shuttle contract, rates for SMIC washdown pad

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council has awarded First Student, the local school bus company, another two-year contract to provide shuttle bus services during the busy tourist season that runs from mid-May to mid-September. It did so during Monday’s April 14th City Council Meeting. The service is paid from cruise ship head taxes, and primarily serves […]

by · April 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Mayor Navarre Available Here In Seward!

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre will be visiting Seward on Tuesday, April 15. He will be available for informal discussion and questions with community members from 9:30 am until noon at the Seward Annex, in the Seaview Plaza, 302 Railway Avenue, Suite 122. Mayor Navarre welcomes input, insights and discussion on issues that affect the Seward area, including surrounding […]

by · April 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Port and Commerce Advisory Board Meets, Hears Input, Expresses Frustration

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – City of Seward Port and Commerce Advisory Board met in council chambers for a work session on April 2. After hearing reports from Alaska Railroad and Seward Harbormaster, PACAB heard input about increases in a passenger fees that city of Seward collects and deposits into the Harbor Enterprise Fund. Passenger vessels that use city […]

by · April 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Planning and Zoning Commission Recommends Land Swap

Planning and Zoning Commission Recommends Land Swap

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – At its regular meeting on April 1, Seward Planning & Zoning Commission voted to recommend that city of Seward dispose of a narrow lot in harbor subdivision by negotiation solely with Alaska Railroad. By unanimous vote of four commissioners present, SP&ZC passed resolution 2014-04 regarding the trade of city-owned Lot 1, Block 6 of […]

by · April 3, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Power Outage Scheduled on April 5

Power Outage Scheduled on April 5

 CITY OF SEWARD         ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT POWER OUTAGE   The Seward Electric Department has scheduled a power outage for necessary repairs on Saturday, April 5th, from 9:00am thru 11:00am.  The affected areas are from Grouse Lake Road to Sealion Dr. Also Leierer Rd. and Alameda Rd. and portions of Port Ave. For further information call please call the City of Seward […]

by · April 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Pink Cheeks Triathlon Volunteers Needed

SPRD is seeking adult volunteers to host the Polar Bear Pink Cheeks Triathlon Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3rd. All the jobs are crucial to the success and safety of the event and participants. Volunteer jobs are: lap counters and timers in the swimming pool on Saturday morning to afternoon; traffic control/flaggers; finish line crew; bike queue helpers and monitors; check-in helpers on Saturday morning; chip […]

by · April 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·
“I wouldn’t have missed it for the world”

“I wouldn’t have missed it for the world”

The 64 Earthquake Commemoration – Heidi Zemach for SCN – The 50th anniversary of the March 27 1964 Good Friday Earthquake was marked by an event at the Seward Museum Library that was heartfelt, upbeat, and where many stories were shared and questions asked. A standing-room crowd of all ages packed the Community Room and foyer Thursday afternoon at the […]

by · April 1, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Last Weekend to Register for the PFD

Last Weekend to Register for the PFD

Last weekend to register for your PFD, Alaska! Donate to SOS Pets via Pick.Click.Give and be entered to win a 2nd PFD check! Even if you already registered, you can go back and donate. Go to http://pfd.alaska.gov/ and click on the green button. Thanks for all your support. Every dollar makes a difference to our local pets and their families.

by · March 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Council puts over $20 million toward SMIC breakwater

Council puts over $20 million toward SMIC breakwater

Heidi Zemach for SCN – The breakwater project planned for across the bay at Seward Marine Industrial Center (SMIC) will soon get underway. The Seward City Council paved the way at Monday’s March 24th council meeting, passing a resolution to put the first $10 million from the State of Alaska grant into the City’s bank account and another to accept a […]

by · March 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Earthquake Preparedness

Earthquake Preparedness

 By Heidi Zemach for SCN – How many of us are truly prepared for the next big earthquake or tsunamis? The folks that deal regularly in earthquake and emergency preparedness are taking time to mark the 50th anniversary of the March 27th 1964 Earthquake in Alaska, with preparedness drills, education and commemorations. At 10:15 this (Thursday) morning there will be […]

by · March 27, 2014 · 3 comments ·
Tsunami Swim-a-Thon Friday

Tsunami Swim-a-Thon Friday

It’s here! The last days before the Tsunami swimmers go into the pool for their two hours of time to attempt to complete 200 lengths of the pool! Final pledges are being taken for Swim-a-Thon. Tsunami swimmers can be sponsored two ways for this event; flat/one time amount or by the length. So, if a sponsor gives a per-length sponsorship […]

by · March 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Hurry, it’s the 2014 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge!!!….Deadline is April 5th!

I ve been asked by the folks at epicurious.com to help spread the word about the 2014 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. This was the recipe contest for kids that Rowan and I took part in last summer. It was an unbelievable experience. If the ideas of eating and cooking healthy foods for kids wasn’t enough, the first lady hosted a state […]

by · March 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Gray Whale Watch Tours begin this Friday, March 28th

Every year, the Gray Whales return to Alaska! Witness the amazing annual migration of California Gray Whales, traveling over 5,000 miles from Baja California to the nutrient-rich waters of Alaska’s Bering Sea! Get a front row seat as these magnificent mammals pass by the mouth of Resurrection Bay. Join our captains as they observe Gray Whales on one of the […]

by · March 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Dredge creates access to seafood plant

Dredge creates access to seafood plant

Work began yesterday to dredge the access in front of Resurrection Bay Seafoods on Lowell Point Road. During the  2013 flood, Lowell Creek deposited enough gravel and silt to make fishing boat deliveries to the seafood plant difficult. Submitted by Carol Griswold

by · March 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Domestic violence effort needs your help

Domestic violence effort needs your help

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Glance  through a month or two of  daily Seward Police Journals, and you will find numerous reports of domestic violence and sexual assault in the community. Many other incidents are never reported. Do you ever wonder if you are were sexually assaulted, or beaten up by your partner and made to live in fear, where […]

by · March 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
SPRD Bulletin March 21

SPRD Bulletin March 21

Wed, Mar 19 the Competitive Volleyball Season came to an end with Tony’s Bar walking away with the trophy and Norm Regis taking home the MVP. Essential 1 came in a close 2nd place. And the sportsmanship award was given to the Lumpsuckers. Thanks to all the teams for a great season!! Pink Cheeks Triathlon! Join us Sat, May 3rd […]

by · March 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Board Advises Crane for Harbor

Board Advises Crane for Harbor

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – At its meeting on March 19, Port and Commerce Advisory Board unanimously passed a resolution that city of Seward fund the design of an 8-ton, stationary crane at the end of I-dock in the small boat harbor. PACAB recommend that funds come from the raw-fish tax collected from commercial fishers. A design by the […]

by · March 20, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Borough Assembly Report

18 March 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure – March is one of four months each year that the Assembly meets only one time, rather than two.  Our committee meetings (which are open to the public) began at 3 PM, during which we may ask questions of the administration or sponsors of legislation, prior to the regular meeting.  […]

by · March 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·
New D-float Almost Ready

New D-float Almost Ready

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – After laboring all fall and winter, Orion Marine Contractors Inc. has nearly completed a spanking-new floating dock in Seward’s small boat harbor. Workers didn’t even take a break for St. Patrick’s Day. With a scheduled completion date April 15 bearing down hard, they couldn’t afford to. Orion finished the heavy lifting a while ago, […]

by · March 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·

SBCFSA Regular Board Mtg April 7th

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a regular meeting Monday, April 7th at 7:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in SeaView Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122.  The agenda will include Correspondence from Lowell Point Community Council (LPCC) Regarding Coastal Flood Zones and the Spring Newsletter. The board will also be setting Work Session Topics for April and May. Everyone is […]

by · March 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Clare Sullivan is new Spring Creek Superintendent

Clare Sullivan is new Spring Creek Superintendent

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Clare Sullivan has been appointed Superintendent of the Spring Creek Correctional Center. The appointment makes her the first woman to hold that particular post at the facility. Sullivan replaces former Spring Creek Superintendent Craig Turnbull, who retired February 28, 2013 after serving as superintendent there since 2001, and working his way up through the ranks […]

by · March 18, 2014 · 3 comments ·
SPRD Race Season Approaching

SPRD Race Season Approaching

Polar Bear Pink Cheeks Triathlon! Join us Sat, May 3rd for a 5K run, 10K bike and 600 yard swim. Sign up early for the best rates as a team or a solo. Online registration only, go towww.signmeup.com/98343 LUAU Theme… Costumes Encouraged!!!!   Terry Pollard Memorial Exit Glacier Run Sat, May 17th online registration is now open! Join us for Seward’s 32nd 5K or 10K run. […]

by · March 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·