City of Seward

Seward Fish and Game Advisory Committee meets November  14, 2013,  in the City Council Chambers. Heidi Zemach photo.

Fish & Game Committee Opposes Closures and City Mulls Manager’s Pay *

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — In one of two matters of civic interest, the Seward Area Advisory Committee for Alaska Department of Fish & Game has reaffirmed its unanimous opposition to Alaska Board of Fish proposal 203 for 2015-2016. The proposal, crafted by several, statewide aquaculture associations, would give ADF&G expanded, emergency-order authority to close sport fishing in special harvest areas […]

February 9, 2016 ·

SPRD Bulletin – Feb 5

Urbach’s Youth Basketball –          UYBL Expo games at Seward High School Seahawk Games – Feb 19 & 20 –          UYBL Photo – March 5th –          Pre & Lil D’s EOS Celebration – March 12 –          No games – March 19th (Spring Break) –          Rookies & Juniors EOS Round Robin Tourney – March 26th    We are still recruiting for assistant […]

February 8, 2016 ·
City Approves Equipment Purchases, Consolidates Sludge Removal Loans, and Refinances Bonds

City Approves Equipment Purchases, Consolidates Sludge Removal Loans, and Refinances Bonds

  By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — After having considered the matter in greater detail at a work session two weeks earlier, City Council on Monday night unanimously approved spending up to $280,000 for a refurbished fire engine with a hydraulic ladder. Before finalizing a purchase, fire department personnel will travel to inspect the fire engine. City administration reports having […]

January 28, 2016 ·
Seward Volunteer Fire Department announces scholarship

Seward Volunteer Fire Department announces scholarship

Seward Volunteer Fire Department Release – SVFD Announces Scholarship Seward Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) is excited to announce applications for the 2016 Oscar Watsjold Memorial Scholarship are now being accepted. Oscar Watsjold (1917-2011) was Chief of the Seward Volunteer Fire Department from 1962-1982, and stayed on after that as a devoted volunteer for the remainder of his life. His 69 […]

January 26, 2016 ·
City of Seward Public Advisory

City of Seward Public Advisory

Public Advisory January 26, 2016 As a result of the 7.1 earthquake on Sunday, January 24″, 2016, the City’s water distribution system was shaken, which in some cases, may cause cloudy water. If your water is cloudy, this can be remedied by running your water through an open faucet for a short period, at a stream about the width of […]

January 26, 2016 ·

SMIC – PUBLIC SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT

From now until the Fall of 2017, the public is requested to stay clear of North Dock and North Dock parking area at SMIC, including Jellison Avenue, during the construction time frame. Heavy equipment is being used in this area for the SMIC Breakwater construction project. For questions about the project, contact Harbormaster Norm Regis at 907-224-3138 ext. 2. or […]

January 22, 2016 ·

HARBOR – PUBLIC SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT

HARBOR – PUBLIC SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT From now until April 30, 2016,  the public is requested to stay clear of the South Harbor Upland parking area and the south employee parking area during the construction time frame. Heavy equipment is being used in this area for the A, B, C, and S-Float replacement project. For questions about the project, contact Harbormaster […]

January 22, 2016 ·
Emergency Workers Volunteer to Enable a Safe, 2016 Polar Bear Jump

Emergency Workers Volunteer to Enable a Safe, 2016 Polar Bear Jump

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — About 150 costumed jumpers and their several hundred cheering fans came to Resurrection Bay’s port city to defeat cancer. At the orderly prompting of the Master of Ceremonies, teams of jumpers plunged into boat-harbor waters which had developed a thin skin of ice the night before. They all deserve hearty applause. Nor should the […]

January 18, 2016 ·

Saturday Movie Matinee Series

Join us Saturdays January through April at the Seward Community Library and Museum at 3PM for a movie! First Saturday Hitchcock! Come watch a different Alfred Hitchcock movie on the 1st Saturday of every month. Second Saturday Hit of the Decade! On the 2nd Saturday of each month, we’ll feature a movie from a different decade 1950s-1990s. Fashions from the featured decade […]

January 16, 2016 ·
Seward B,C,S Dock Replacement

Seward B,C,S Dock Replacement

Turnagain Marine Construction will begin work on the replacement of Seward’s B,C,S Dock on January 18th. Construction activities will include: demolition of existing, float installation, pile driving, trestle construction & utilities. For more info please contact: 907-261-8960.

January 15, 2016 ·
Seward's assistant fire chief Sean Corrigan (l.) receives the 2015 Alaska Firefighter of the Year Award from Acting State Fire Marshall Lloyd Nakano (r.). Photo by R. Smeriglio

Rest of Peninsula Recognizes Seward at Council Meeting; Civic Business as Usual Fills Out Agenda

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Politicos from the Kenai Peninsula flatlands attended Monday’s City Council meeting to recognize Seward achievers and to float some interesting ideas. Before and after the ceremony and recognition, Council attended to the nuts and bolts of managing a small city on a large bay. When not busy with Alaska state business, Speaker of the […]

January 14, 2016 ·
Polar Bear Jump Off Kids’ Winter Carnival January 16

Polar Bear Jump Off Kids’ Winter Carnival January 16

January 12, 2016 ·
SPRD Bulletin January 8

SPRD Bulletin January 8

SPRD Bulletin…   Kids Winter Polar Bear Carnival Sat, Jan 16th from 2 to 4pm at the Sports & Rec (AVTEC) gym. Fun booths, prizes and more!   Wells Fargo Basketball Tournament January 23 & 24th in Seward! Adult basketball teams around the State are invited to compete in this hot double-elimination tournament hosted by Well Fargo Bank & Seward […]

January 12, 2016 ·
Last days for Book Sponsors

Last days for Book Sponsors

Sewardites, you are known for being last minute responders, here are the last two days to sponsor a new book for the children, youth and young adult readers in the library! The Wish Tree is up until Thursday January 7th, and the library is open until 8pm. If you have been wanting to stop in after work, Thursday is your […]

January 6, 2016 ·

A Message from Shari Adelmann of Seward Parks and Rec.

Happy New Years! It has been heartwarming and humbling to have been approached by so many members of the community, with questions about the Teen and Youth Center (TYC) and the changes that have taken place. As of this past summer, I no longer supervise the TYC facility, programs or staff. I am often approached by people asking about TYC programs. In an […]

January 2, 2016 ·
Wish Tree Super Hero

Wish Tree Super Hero

Every sponsor of a book from our Wish Tree is a super hero! You are helping every child in our community learn to love reading. Your support will help kids in Seward become strong readers! You are the person you are today partly because someone around you– a teacher, a parent, a librarian—connected you to books and reading. This is […]

December 31, 2015 ·
Seward Parks and Rec. thanks everyone who helped make Breakfast with Santa

Seward Parks and Rec. thanks everyone who helped make Breakfast with Santa

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 to Lori Draper, Karen Sefton, Margaret Anderson, Deborah Altermatt, Randy Altermatt, Bekki Lasell, Lori Swann, Cindy Clock, Joan Holloway and Kristi Larsen. We appreciate you assisting with this event for so many years.  We offer […]

December 22, 2015 ·
Give The Gift Of A Book From The Wish Tree

Give The Gift Of A Book From The Wish Tree

Give the gift of a book from the library wish tree! The annual Wish Tree is up and filled with book titles that are ready to be sponsored! The Friends of the Library (aka Seward Community Library Association, SCLA) work with the library staff to create a ‘wish list’ of books that will go onto our library shelves. The list […]

December 18, 2015 ·
Aging diversion tunnel inside view at low water flow, March 24th inspection. photo credit Corps of Engineers.

Lowell Canyon Funding Update

By Jim Hunt, City Manager – As reported here on SCN in a well-detailed article by Heidi Zemach, the City of Seward is responsible for an approximate cost-share of $1.2 million dollars for the creation of an Army Corps of Engineer’s feasibility/scoping study of Lowell Canyon alternatives. I have been working closely for several weeks with Mr. John Hozey in […]

December 17, 2015 ·
ADEC’s coal permit revision out for public review

ADEC’s coal permit revision out for public review

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is taking public comment on its revised permit–one that allows Aurora Services LLC to continue incidentally releasing coal into Resurrection Bay while loading ships from the Seward coal conveyor belt and ship loader. Aurora manages the Seward storage transfer facility for Usibelli Coal and the Alaska Railroad Corporation. The […]

December 13, 2015 ·
Crimson Monarch as it receives 68,400 metric tons of coal from Usibelli mine in Healy, coming off the conveyor belt. Heidi Zemach photo.

Settlement reached in 6-year Seward coal case

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Aurora Energy Services LLC and Usibelli Coal finally reached a settlement December 8th in U.S. District Court for the State of Alaska with the Alaska Community Action on Toxics and the Sierra Club’s Alaska Chapter over a six-year old legal case concerning the discharge of coal from the Seward coal facility into Resurrection Bay. Under […]

December 10, 2015 ·
Marathon Wrestling Club 2016 Season Registration

Marathon Wrestling Club 2016 Season Registration

It’s that time of year again!  Registration for Marathon Wrestling Club will be January 4th from 4:30PM – 6PM at the High School Wrestling Room, hope to see you there!

December 7, 2015 ·

Avalanche Awareness Class

Avalanche Awareness Class Saturday December 12th, 2015 (9am-3pm) Location: Seward Community Library, 238 Fifth Ave, Seward AK (1st floor conference room) Topics covered will include human factors, snowpack, mountain weather, terrain, and avalanche rescue (including avalanche beacon training).  Bring your beacon if you have one to practice.  This will be a good time to learn about avalanches or to brush up […]

December 4, 2015 ·
Op-ed: Crane Purchase and Placement deserves Funding Priority in Seward’s Harbor

Op-ed: Crane Purchase and Placement deserves Funding Priority in Seward’s Harbor

Op-ed by Rhonda Hubbard – Mariners and harbor users have spoken for over a decade regarding the need for a working crane in Seward’s Small Boat Harbor. Seward is among Alaska’s top 5 fishing ports in value and volume and among the top 20 in the U.S. Yet unlike other major ports in Alaska, it has no independent working crane […]

December 3, 2015 ·
2015 Seward Angel Tree Program Kicks Off

2015 Seward Angel Tree Program Kicks Off

For over 30 years, Seward Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) and the good people of Seward have been providing local kids and families with gifts to put under the Christmas tree through the Seward Angel Tree Program. Last year, almost 60 families in need received toys, diapers, warm clothing, and household items through the program, which is almost completely fueled by […]

November 28, 2015 ·
Dale R. Lindsey Alaska Railroad Seward Intermodal Terminal supported on pilings. Photo by R. Smeriglio

Alaska Railroad names Christy Terry new Seward Port Manager

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Alaska Railroad (ARRC) has named Christy Terry as Port Manager, Seward. Terry fills the position most recently held by Louis Bencardino who will retire in January after 13 years with ARRC. Terry has worked as Seward Dock Operations Manager for ARRC since 2010 and will bring her extensive knowledge of ARRC operations in Seward to her […]

November 27, 2015 ·