City of Seward

Council moves forward on hospital extension and senior housing at city park

Council moves forward on hospital extension and senior housing at city park

  By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council was asked to consider, and be ready to make a quick decision about two major matters on Monday night, neither of which they knew much about. The first is a proposed $8 million dollar extension and remodel of the Providence Seward hospital/Community Health Center building. A federal grant called […]

March 26, 2015 ·
Reluctant trash customers face power cutoffs

Reluctant trash customers face power cutoffs

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward City Council recently discussed some problems that certain residents had buying into the city’s mandatory curbside trash collection program, and other issues that had caused some consternation, during a work-session with representatives of Alaska Waste Inc. That’s the company with whom it contracts to provide curbside trash pickup service within the city. Alaska […]

March 25, 2015 ·
Kenai Fjords Tours Season Starts!

Kenai Fjords Tours Season Starts!

  Spring has sprung and the season has begun! Kenai Fjords Tours will be running its first Gray Whale Watch Tour this Friday, March 27th. It’s time to get out on the water and enjoy the return of all of our favorite critters! The Gray Whale Watch Tour runs Fridays and Saturdays starting March 27th with an additional trip added […]

March 24, 2015 ·
House Speaker Chenault Fields Questions at Town Hall Meeting

House Speaker Chenault Fields Questions at Town Hall Meeting

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives Mike Chenault (R) District 29 answered questions from a group of 27 citizens at the Seward Library last Saturday. Questions came from the floor in no particular order and covered various topics, statewide and local. Speaker Chenault started by saying that he would discuss any issue, including […]

March 24, 2015 ·
Reminder: Chill, It’s a Drill! March 25

Reminder: Chill, It’s a Drill! March 25

March 24, 2015 ·
Expensive Medevac flight in store if hurt in Seward

Expensive Medevac flight in store if hurt in Seward

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Unlike other more rural, isolated parts of Alaska, Seward has a pretty decent road system heading to cities like Anchorage. But if you’re hurt in Seward, and need to be taken to Anchorage hospitals, or those with a higher level of emergency medical assistance, you’ll probably be flown there at great expense, when simply a […]

March 23, 2015 ·
SPRD Bulletin March 19

SPRD Bulletin March 19

SPRD Bulletin…   Wednesday, March 18th Seward Parks & Recreation held the end of season competitive volleyball tourney at the High School Gym. Hit Squaad proved to be worthy contenders taking the Gold with some close matches against Shoreside who took 2nd place and Seaview taking home the Sportsmanship award. Thank you to all the teams that participated in this […]

March 20, 2015 ·
TYC Open Jam Night March 26

TYC Open Jam Night March 26

March 19, 2015 ·
Finances at hospital and assisted living center gradually improving

Finances at hospital and assisted living center gradually improving

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Providence Seward Medical & Care Center ended FY 2014 with revenues of $17.8 million, a net income of $2.41 million, but $1.6 million in bad debt due to its charity care cases, said PSMCC’s director Joe Fong.  He presented the annual year-end financial report for the hospital/care center facilities and Seward Mountain Haven, a long-term […]

March 18, 2015 ·
Permitting & Agency Information Day April 16

Permitting & Agency Information Day April 16

March 17, 2015 ·
Seward Community Library & Museum to Participate in International Big Library Read Program

Seward Community Library & Museum to Participate in International Big Library Read Program

  Seward Community Library & Museum to Participate in International Big Library Read Program Program makes popular eBook available to all patrons without waitlists or holds Seward Community Library & Museum will be taking part in the Big Library Read program. Library card holders will be able to borrow and read the autobiography eBook of Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten […]

March 17, 2015 ·
Governor Nominates AVTEC Instructor/Charter Captain to Fisheries Council

Governor Nominates AVTEC Instructor/Charter Captain to Fisheries Council

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — In a letter to the National Marine Fisheries Service dated March 13, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker nominated Andrew (Andy) Mezirow of Seward as one of Alaska’s five representatives to the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council. The US Secretary of Commerce (NMFS) must still approve Mezirow’s nomination. Of three candidates to fill seat 2, (recreational […]

March 16, 2015 ·
PACAB Joint Work Session with the Seward City Council

PACAB Joint Work Session with the Seward City Council

Public Notice ___________________________________________________________________________________ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that The Seward Port and Commerce Advisory Board’s (PACAB) regularly scheduled meeting on April 1st 2015 is hereby substituted with a Joint Work Session with the Seward City Council with the discussion topic of How to attract more fishing vessels to Seward At noon in Council Chambers. The PACAB Regular Business meeting will […]

March 13, 2015 ·

PACAB Hears from City Administration and Public

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — At the regular Port and Commerce Advisory Board meeting on March 4, assistant city manager Ron Long briefed board members on a city administration initiative to modify the system by which city of Seward taxes vessels kept within city limits. Code requires the city to tax personal property such as a vessel, at its true […]

March 13, 2015 ·

Representative Mike Chenault – Seward Town Hall Meeting

Representative Mike Chenault – Speaker of the House Please join in the discussion at a town hall meeting with your local state representative on Saturday, March 21 at the Seward Library located at 239 6th Ave. from 3 pm to 5 pm If you have questions, please call the Kenai office at 283-7223.

March 12, 2015 ·
Seward City Council tweaks Drug Testing Policy regarding Marijuana

Seward City Council tweaks Drug Testing Policy regarding Marijuana

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Following enactment of new marijuana legalization, the City of Seward administration decided to review its existing policies for employee drug and alcohol use by its more than 80 employees, particularly regarding marijuana. It proposed some changes that focus specifically on the use, abuse, and testing of marijuana. At Monday night’s March 16 City Council Meeting, […]

March 12, 2015 ·

Seward DMV Closures

The Seward DMV will be closed on Friday March 27th for employee training and again on Monday March 30th for Seward’s Day.

March 11, 2015 ·
UAF Partners with Alutiiq Pride Hatchery for Research, Restoration, and Business

UAF Partners with Alutiiq Pride Hatchery for Research, Restoration, and Business

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — The Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery lies tucked into a seaside corner with University of Alaska Fairbanks, Seward Marine Center and the Alaska SeaLife Center very near the place where the city of Seward began. Resurrection Bay still provides clean seawater to all. Through a sharing of resources and personnel, a desirable symbiosis has furthered […]

March 10, 2015 ·

Notice of Special Council Meeting – March 11

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Seward City Council will meet in a special meeting on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. for the purpose of:  Resolution 2015-017, Providing For The Issuance Of Electric Revenue Refunding Bond Of The City In The Aggregate Principal Amount Of Not To Exceed $6,200,000 Refunding Certain Outstanding Electric Revenue Bonds Of The City; […]

March 9, 2015 ·
R/V Sikuliaq Commissioned in Seward

R/V Sikuliaq Commissioned in Seward

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – With the magnificent new 261-foot oceanographic research vessel moored just outside at the far end of cruise ship dock, a couple hundred people filled the Dale R Lindsey Alaska Railroad Terminal in Seward Saturday March 7th, 2014 for a Commissioning Ceremony establishing the R/V Sikuliaq ship in its official home-port, Seward. An on-screen performance of […]

March 8, 2015 ·
SPRD Bulletin March 6

SPRD Bulletin March 6

SPRD Bulletin… Monday March 3rd Seward Parks & Recreation held the end of season recreational volleyball tourney here at the AVTEC Gym. 5 teams competed for the 1st and 2nd place title. Gold Diggers proved to be worthy contenders taking the Gold with some close matches against the VJAYS who took 2nd place. Thank you to all the teams that […]

March 6, 2015 ·
New Travel Lift at SMIC Passes First Heavy Test

New Travel Lift at SMIC Passes First Heavy Test

  By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Shortly after high tide on Tuesday, city of Seward’s new 330-ton travel lift successfully lifted the Mary J out of the water at Seward Marine Industrial Center. A big-boned gal, Mary J weighs about 250 tons. This simple feat becomes simply remarkable when one considers that just one week earlier, the lift arrived […]

March 6, 2015 ·
AMSEA Marine Safety Instructor Training in Seward April 14-19

AMSEA Marine Safety Instructor Training in Seward April 14-19

March 6, 2015 ·
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 ·