City of Seward

Dogs within city limits need current license tags

City of Seward Public Service Announcement – The City of Seward requires dogs within the city to have current license tags.  2015 pet licenses are now available at the Animal Shelter and at Dr. Hall’s Veterinary Clinic;  $5 for altered animals, $10 for unaltered animals.  Proof of current vaccinations required.  Questions: 224-7495

January 28, 2015 ·
Council approves city manager pay increase

Council approves city manager pay increase

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Without discussion, the Seward City Council last night unanimously approved a seven-percent pay increase for Seward City Manager James Hunt that brings his yearly salary to $115,700, or roughly the equivalent of $55.64 per hour. Along with the $7,000 annual pay increase, the council approved a new four-year employment agreement with Hunt that also increased […]

January 27, 2015 ·
Seward Mariners Memorial Donor Plaque

Seward Mariners Memorial Donor Plaque

Dot Bardarson proudly points to the donor plaque mounted on the end of the graceful Wave Wall recently constructed as part of the Seward Mariners’ Memorial.  Holland America viewed this project worthy of substantial support.  The wall serves as a wind break as well as a decorative part of the memorial complex, the focus being the lighthouse overlooking Resurrection Bay.  […]

January 27, 2015 ·
Live at the Library with Seward Musicians January 31

Live at the Library with Seward Musicians January 31

January 23, 2015 ·

Oil/Chemical Tanker Loses Propulsion Near Anchorage

US Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class, Shawn Eggert reports that Pyxis Theta, a 600-foot oil/chemical tanker lost propulsion after leaving Port of Anchorage on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Coast Guard has no reports of injuries or pollution linked to the incident. Eggert said that USCG did not deploy assets to the scene. Tugs Glacier Wind and Stellar Wind escorted Pyxis […]

January 22, 2015 ·
Quilts are a Labor of Love

Quilts are a Labor of Love

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – Newborn babies and residents whose lives have been thrown into turmoil as a result of house fires, floods, or domestic violence and abuse may receive a loving surprise from a talented group of caring local women.  Around 25-30 active members of the Seward Area Quilters regularly pour their passion into creating colorful, warm […]

January 21, 2015 ·

No PACAB or Seward Recreation Meetings Today

Both the Port and Commerce Advisory Board Work Session and Seward Recreation Committee Meeting have been canceled due to a lack of quorum.

January 21, 2015 ·
Freighter Loses Power in Cook Inlet

Freighter Loses Power in Cook Inlet

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Near the end of its run from Tacoma, Wash. to Anchorage, Alaska, motor vessel Midnight Sun partially lost power and proceeded to Kachemak Bay under orders from US Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Western Alaska, Paul Mehler III. Radio and e-mail logs at the Homer Harbormaster’s office indicate that the 839-foot M/V […]

January 21, 2015 ·
US Air Force Rec Camp dismantled

US Air Force Rec Camp dismantled

The US Air Force Recreation Camp was permanently closed on September 4, 2012. Today, the process began to prepare and haul the salvageable buildings off site to new homes. Now it’s up to the citizens of Seward and the Seward City Council to decide the future of this large 11 acre prime lot with frontage along the Seward highway. Submitted by Carol […]

January 19, 2015 ·
Polar Bear Jumpoff Still Going Strong at 30

Polar Bear Jumpoff Still Going Strong at 30

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – About 100 people lined the dock of Seward’s Small Boat Harbor, and leaped into the chilly Resurrection Bay waters Saturday afternoon January 17 to benefit the American Cancer Society and help achieve its goal to assure more birthdays. It was a balmy 35 degrees and raining lightly off and on. This is the […]

January 19, 2015 ·
Engineering study approved for smaller harbor crane

Engineering study approved for smaller harbor crane

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – City Administrators and the Seward Harbormaster had a difficult time recommending that the Seward City Council agree to fund a second engineering study, proposed by their own Ports and Commerce Advisory Board (PACAB) that would help toward creating an 8-ton public fixed crane at I Dock, for use by fishermen at the Small Boat […]

January 16, 2015 ·
Generators to be moved indoors for $3.1 million

Generators to be moved indoors for $3.1 million

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council easily agreed at Monday night’s meeting Jan. 12 to have the city manager sign a $3.1 million contract with Engineered Services Group Inc., of Anchorage to move two 35-ton generators into the building at Fort Raymond, and to construct the systems that would permit them to operate. The work would include […]

January 14, 2015 ·
Small Business Management Class Starting in February!

Small Business Management Class Starting in February!

Objective planning is the key to successful small business management; whether you are ready to launch a new start-up, purchase an existing business or increase profitability in an existing enterprise.  This 12-week course will cover a wide range of topics for those considering making the leap into managing their own small business.  Instructor, Tom Tougas, will teach this series of classes and […]

January 13, 2015 ·
AMSEA Marine Safety Instructor Training at AVTEC April 14-19

AMSEA Marine Safety Instructor Training at AVTEC April 14-19

January 12, 2015 ·
Youth Basketball League Ref Clinic January 15

Youth Basketball League Ref Clinic January 15

SPRD is looking for volunteers who would like to referee youth basketball games. Games will be held on Saturdays during Urbach’s Youth Basketball League, Jan 24 to March 21.   If you are interested,  please join Official Bob Lechner as he leads a Referee Clinic on Thursday Jan 15, at the Avtec gym at 6 pm. Wear court shoes and […]

January 10, 2015 ·
Local Guide Business Charged With Numerous Violations

Local Guide Business Charged With Numerous Violations

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — On New Year’s Eve of last year, State of Alaska charged Miller’s Landing Inc., and the company’s owner Michael Allen Miller age 64, with nine, class-A misdemeanors related to a guided sport-fishing trip that occurred on August 22, 2013. State of Alaska also charged Shane D. Ring, age 20, with five class-A misdemeanors connected […]

January 6, 2015 ·

City of Seward Request for Proposal

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Sports Officials &/or Sports Associations Contracts CITY OF SEWARD   The City of Seward requests proposals from qualified individuals, companies or firms for Sports Officials Scheduling, Payment and Management Services at various SPRD venues. SPRD staff will schedule games, matches and contests and otherwise manage the sports leagues and tournaments. The contractor will recruit, train, manage, schedule, […]

January 6, 2015 ·
Inefficient Five-bulb light systems on Third Avenue in Seward. Heidi Zemach photo.

Switching to LED lights isn’t an easy choice for City of Seward

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Transitioning city lights downtown to LED is a great idea if one hopes to improve the city’s energy-efficiency and save city taxpayers money in the long run. But when Seward City Council members recently decided it was a good way to go, beginning with the 24 decorative lights downtown that needed maintenance, they soon […]

January 4, 2015 ·

January “Friday Flicks” Lineup at the Seward Community Library & Museum

Movies start at 6:30 PM in the Community Room. Contact the Library at 224-4082 with any questions.   January 2 – Salvo Italian with English Subtitles, Not Rated, Run Time: 110 minutes Synopsis: A hitman for the Sicilian Mafia, Salvo is cold and ruthless. When he sneaks into a house on an assignment, he discovers Rita, a young blind girl […]

January 2, 2015 ·
New hours at Seward CHC starting January 12

New hours at Seward CHC starting January 12

December 31, 2014 ·
Campaign for new animal shelter picks up steam

Campaign for new animal shelter picks up steam

By Heidi Zemach for SCN –  A growing number of Seward residents are making known that the community needs a larger, more modern animal shelter where pets awaiting adoption, or found running loose on the streets, can be properly and humanely cared for. More than 200 people, from young children to elderly adults, have added their voice to the effort […]

December 27, 2014 ·
Thanks for making Breakfast with Santa a success!

Thanks for making Breakfast with Santa a success!

December 23, 2014  Letter to the Editor,  The Seward Teen and Youth Center and Seward Parks & Recreation would like to thank those who helped make Breakfast with Santa such a wonderful holiday event. Gratitude and thanks to our title sponsor, Seward Rotary Club, and its caring members who provided a wonderful breakfast for all the attendees.  Thank you Lori […]

December 27, 2014 ·