City of Seward

Seward Economic Growth Plan (SEGP) SMIC Group Visits the AVTEC Maritime Academy Simulator

Seward Economic Growth Plan (SEGP) SMIC Group Visits the AVTEC Maritime Academy Simulator

Text and images by Seward Chamber of Commerce – Lucky for the SMIC – Seward Marine Industrial Center – Group, one of the members is a former employee at AVTEC.  Steve Fink suggested that the group visit the AVTEC Maritime Academy to “board” the simulators to see what it would be like to navigate the entrance to the new SMIC harbor.  What fun!  So […]

March 3, 2015 ·

Pink Cheeks Triathlon/Exit Glacier Race Registration is Now Open!

Pink Cheeks Triathlon Registration is Now Open! Go towww.signmeup.com/106703 to sign up for this Popular Race… See you at the starting line!! Exit Glacier 5K / 10K Race Registration is available atwww.signmeup.com/106704 Questions? Please Contact Melanie at 224-4011

March 3, 2015 ·

KBEA SCHOLARSHIPS for Year 2015

KBEA SCHOLARSHIPS for Year 2015 KBEA (Kenai Borough Employees Association) scholarship committee is currently accepting applications for 4 scholarships of $500 each. The scholarships are available to all 2015 graduates of the Kenai Peninsula Borough (including public schools, private schools, and home-schooled). Applications and instructions are available from any Kenai Peninsula Borough High School counselors’ office or on the Borough’s […]

March 2, 2015 ·
The price of going green and staying quaint

The price of going green and staying quaint

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – The Seward City Council asked City Administration via Seward Electric department head John Foutz to purchase 24 five-globe decorative lights and assemblies for the Third Avenue downtown district, at Monday’s Feb 23 regular meeting. The current street poles and arm assemblies would remain, but will be equipped with new brackets, globes, and […]

March 2, 2015 ·
Council approves warehouses in resource zone and costlier audit

Council approves warehouses in resource zone and costlier audit

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council Monday Night unanimously approved the construction and use of warehouses for the storage and distribution of goods, products, materials, supplies and equipment storage, use and distribution inside in the Resource Management Zoning District by means of a Conditional Use Permit. All but the storage of flammable, explosive or hazardous materials […]

February 25, 2015 ·
Sikuliaq arriving in Seward Monday!

Sikuliaq arriving in Seward Monday!

A Message from the City Clerk – The new R/V Sikuliaq will be arriving in Seward for the first time on Monday, February 23, 2015.  Crews plan to pass by Lowell Point at abou 11:30 a.m., travel by the Seward Marine Center and the Alaska SeaLife Center, and then onto the cruise ship dock at the Alaska Railroad Terminal around […]

February 22, 2015 ·
Seward Fire Department Mountain Rescue Press Release

Seward Fire Department Mountain Rescue Press Release

Seward Fire Department Mountain Rescue Press Release – On 02/19/15, at approximately 1752 hours, Seward Police Department Dispatch requested Seward Volunteer Fire Department and Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps for a mountain rescue of three individuals, one of whom was injured, on Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska.  AST was also advised and responded. Seward Volunteer Fire Department responded with two rescue […]

February 20, 2015 ·
Moose Pass School Considered for Closure Next Fall Due to Low Enrollment

Moose Pass School Considered for Closure Next Fall Due to Low Enrollment

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — With an enrollment of only ten pupils, the Moose Pass School (K– 8) barely passes muster as a viable school site in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Alaska statutes recognize ten as the minimum number of children for funding at any particular site. According to KPBSD spokeswoman Pegge Erkeneff, on March 4, Assistant […]

February 18, 2015 ·

Public Notice of Cancelation

Public Notice of Cancellation NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that The Seward’s Port and Commerce Advisory Board (PACAB) meeting on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at noon in council chambers has been cancelled. The next regular meeting of PACAB is Wednesday, March 4th, 2015, at noon in Council Chambers.

February 17, 2015 ·
Live at the Library featuring Luke Rosier February 21

Live at the Library featuring Luke Rosier February 21

February 16, 2015 ·

IDITAROW 2015 …..come join the fun!

IDITAROW is BACK!!!!!!! This year (2015) marks the 9th Iditarow!  The event is being hosted this year by 5th Ave Fitness at 231 5th Ave here is Seward, Alaska (Thank you 5th Ave fitness!!!). This a great way to get together with some friends (both old and new), co-workers or family for a few days of team work, fun and […]

February 15, 2015 ·
2nd Annual Moose Pass Winter Rendezvous FEB 13-15

2nd Annual Moose Pass Winter Rendezvous FEB 13-15

Moose Pass is for Lovers….of winter recreation in the Chugach of course! By Bobbie Jo Skibo Moose Pass residents and those who visit know the secret about winter in the quaint Chugach Mountain town! Winter is the time when Moose Pass comes alive on the lake with skiing, hockey, dog sledding and more. The sense of community is something to […]

February 14, 2015 ·
Seward Chamber Launches a New Community Calendar

Seward Chamber Launches a New Community Calendar

The Seward Chamber of Commerce, Conference and Visitors Bureau proudly announces the launch of its new Community Events Calendar! We invite you all to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to share and promote your upcoming events effectively and efficiently within the Seward community and beyond! To access the calendar, participants can visit the website: http://events.seward.com/. The S.C.O.C. Community Events Calendar allows […]

February 13, 2015 ·
SPRD Bulletin February 13

SPRD Bulletin February 13

SPRD Bulletin… Teen Council celebrating 30 years this year!! The Teen Council presented its first scholarship in 1993.  Since then 28 scholarships have been given out, totally over $25,000. Complete application can be picked up at the HS office or from the Rec Room or TYC or go to our website www.cityofseward.us  Due by May 4th.  The Seward Teen & […]

February 13, 2015 ·
City of Seward News Update

City of Seward News Update

News Update from City Manager, Jim Hunt – Regarding Lowell Point Lagoon: The city is announcing a new reporting tool for residents of Lowell Point.  Residents are encouraged to call the Seward Police Department’s non-emergency line at dispatch to report unusual odors. The number is: 224-4022.   Reporting persons will be asked to give their name, where the odor was detected, how […]

February 13, 2015 ·
Council supports pet shelter, debates lights

Council supports pet shelter, debates lights

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council documented its support for the construction of a new animal shelter and promising to provide city land for the project, and in-kind contributions by unanimously passing a resolution at Monday night’s February 9 meeting. Council members Christy Terry and Dale Butts who introduced the resolution, said it would help the nonprofit […]

February 13, 2015 ·
Dall’s Porpoises in Rez Bay

Dall’s Porpoises in Rez Bay

Several pods of 10-20 Dall’s Porpoises have been cruising Resurrection Bay the past few weeks. Watch for their characteristic “rooster tails” as they exuberantly speed through the water chasing fish and racing boats. Yesterday, the sun highlighted their spray, making them visible from Lowell Point to Fox Island. Submitted by Carol Griswold      

February 12, 2015 ·
P & Z Commission Approves Large Water Tank for Gateway Subdivision

P & Z Commission Approves Large Water Tank for Gateway Subdivision

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — At its regular meeting on Feb. 3, Seward Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved issuing the city public works department a conditional-use permit to construct and operate a 600,000-gallon water tank and pumping facility on a 1.4-acre city-owned vacant lot at 2301 Hemlock Street. After a public hearing during the meeting and after hearing reports from […]

February 9, 2015 ·
Flood Board Proposes Budget, Sets Priorities for Coming Year

Flood Board Proposes Budget, Sets Priorities for Coming Year

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — At a combination work session and regular meeting on Feb. 2, the Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board approved its proposed and projected budgets for fiscal years 2015 through 2019. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has final approval authority over the budget. For the remainder of FY 2015 (ending June 30) SBCFSA expenditures come […]

February 6, 2015 ·
Free Soccer Clinic in Seward April 28

Free Soccer Clinic in Seward April 28

   

February 5, 2015 ·
USCG SPAR heads out

USCG SPAR heads out

The US Coast Guard Cutter SPAR arrived in Seward on Friday, and after a short shore leave, including watching the Super Bowl, departed this afternoon. SPAR stands for the Coast Guard’s motto: “Semper Paratus! Always Ready!” For more information, go to their website at <http://www.uscg.mil/d17/cgcspar/> Submitted by Carol Griswold    

February 2, 2015 ·
R/V Sikuliaq Homecoming Celebration March 6-8

R/V Sikuliaq Homecoming Celebration March 6-8

  Join the University of Alaska Fairbanks as they celebrate the homecoming of the R/V Sikuliaq in Seward: March 6: Ship tours, 1-4:30 p.m., Dale R. Lindsey Terminal (railroad dock) March 7: Commissioning ceremony and reception, 11 a.m., Dale R. Lindsey Terminal (railroad dock) Ship tours, noon-5 p.m., Dale R. Lindsey Terminal (railroad dock) March 8: Ship tours, 1-4 p.m., Dale R. Lindsey […]

February 2, 2015 ·

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 ·