City of Seward

Programs for young children to resume at the Library

Toddler Music Group and Storytime will return to Seward Community Library & Museum the first week of September.  Storytime returns Friday, Sept. 5th at 10:30 am in the Children’s Room, and will continue each Friday throughout the school year.  Storytime is geared to children ages 3 – 6, however siblings are always welcome.  Each Storytime features a selection of the library’s wonderful picture books […]

by · September 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·
What’s happening at the Seward Mariners’ Memorial?

What’s happening at the Seward Mariners’ Memorial?

By Nancy Erickson It may not look like much is happening in a timely fashion with Phase III of the Seward Mariners’ Memorial project, but that buzz you hear is workers at RP Art in Seattle bustling to complete construction of the wave wall in time for the next Samson barge. Due to problems with suppliers, the arrival date of […]

by · September 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·

No SBCFSA Meeting Monday

Please be advised that the next Regular Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area Board Meeting will be combined with a Work Session to be held on September 22, 2014 beginning at 6:00pm. The meetings will be held back to back beginning with the Work Session. The Work Session topic will be Capital Project Requests. Please note that this is the […]

by · August 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Local Non-profit and Government Agencies Cooperate to Dedicate Info Sign Honoring L.V. Ray

Local Non-profit and Government Agencies Cooperate to Dedicate Info Sign Honoring L.V. Ray

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Under auspiciously clearing skies after days of rain, the local directing group of the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm, National Heritage Area (KMTANHA), along with the National Park Service and the US Forest Service, dedicated an interpretive sign near L. V. Ray Peak in Moose Pass, Alaska on Tuesday, August 26. A small crowd gathered at […]

by · August 29, 2014 · 2 comments ·

Do you live in a floodplain?

Please join us for a Flood Risk Information Open House Tuesday, September 9th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the City Council Chambers. In cooperation with FEMA, the State of Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula Borough, and the City of Seward this will be a combined Flood Risk Information Open House. This Open House will provide the public with an opportunity to […]

by · August 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Infant Nutrition and Family Health Classes

September 3, 2014 3-7pm in the Community Room at the Seward Community Library Free to the PublicServices Supporting Seward Families … *Doula Services *Birthing Classes *WIC *Infant CPR *Breastfeeding Information *Car Seat Safety *Infant Learning Program *International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) Information Supporting Alaska’s Future… GET CONNECTED!  

by · August 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Voter Registration Deadline September 8

In order to be eligible to vote in the October 7, 2014 City of Seward and/or Kenai Peninsula Borough Election, non-registered voters must register by September 8, 2014.  Contact the Office of the City Clerk to obtain a voter registration form, or click on the link here: http://www.elections.alaska.gov/vi_vr_how.php  

by · August 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Sailing Vessel Tlingit Wins 2014 Rum Doodle Race

Sailing Vessel Tlingit Wins 2014 Rum Doodle Race

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – As she did in 2011, S/V Tlingit won this year’s Rum Doodle Race and will have her name inscribed on the Rum Doodle Cup trophy, currently housed at the William H. Seward Yacht Club (WHSYC) in the small boat harbor. Tlingit, a 44-footer handily took first place in both heats of the all-women sailboat […]

by · August 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Meet Seward’s new library museum director

Meet Seward’s new library museum director

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Valarie Kingsland began working as the new Seward Community Library Museum Director August 11th. She replaced Patty Linville, who had worked as head librarian for 16 years, and who, in Kingsland’s opinion, did an excellent job running the library, and leaves behind very large shoes to fill. Yet, with her background, experience and sensibility, […]

by · August 25, 2014 · 3 comments ·

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Seward City Council will meet in a special meeting on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of:    Give direction to administration to hire a third consultant to remediate hydrogen sulfide emissions related to City sewage.   The meeting will be conducted in City Council Chambers, City Hall, 410 Adams Street, Seward.  […]

by · August 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·
SPRD Press Release August 22

SPRD Press Release August 22

TYC After School Program is back! Come check out Seward Teen & Youth Center’s After School Program for K-5th grades! ASP emphasizes cooperative play, sports, environmental science, outdoor play, creative arts, homework help, music appreciation and social enhancement. Children can chose from a number of daily activities from science experiments, to baking projects to board games to field trips to a […]

by · August 22, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Small bubble aerators are a welcome sight at the City of Seward's passive wastewater lagoon lagoon. Heidi Zemach file photo

Lagoon work timing worries Lowell Point business owners

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Merrell Brothers, Inc., the lowest of three contractors to bid on the City of Seward project to drain, dredge and remove sludge from the two Seward lagoons, and conduct needed repairs, has told city officials it plans to begin working on the $3.9 million project in Seward next April. That information was disturbing to […]

by · August 22, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward Waterfront Playground will reopen at 5PM today, August 21

The Seward Waterfront Playground will reopen at 5:00 p.m. today.  Thanks again for your patience.  

by · August 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Rum Doodle Sailboat Race Invites All

Rum Doodle Sailboat Race Invites All

NOTICE OF RACE! WILLIAM H. SEWARD YACHT CLUB PRESENTS: The Rum Doodle Race ( ALL WOMEN) Saturday, August 23, 2014 This year’s “Women-Only” Rum Doodle Race will take place on August 23 in Seward on beautiful Resurrection Bay. This is your Notice of Race!!! Entrants Thus Far 1. S/V Tlingit ( Marcy Baker) 2. S/V Radiance ( Laurence Blakely) 3. […]

by · August 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward Waterfront Playground remains closed.

The Parks Playground on Ballaine and Adams will remain closed today, August 21, 2014,  due to wasp nests inside the playground.   If you have any questions call 224-4055.  Thank you for your patience.  

by · August 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis to Visit Seward

2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis to Visit Seward

SEWARD, ALASKA – On Tuesday, Sept. 9, the Seward Friends of the Library and the Seward Art Council will co-host athlete, author, speaker, and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis. The program will be held at the Seward Community Library Museum at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Jennifer has logged more […]

by · August 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Playground at Ballaine & Adams closed

Due to wasps nests on the playground equipments, the Parks Playground on Ballaine and Adams will be closed on 8/19/14 and possibly 8/20/14.

by · August 19, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Capra Book Signing, Q&A, Tonight at the Library

Capra Book Signing, Q&A, Tonight at the Library

Join us for an evening of stories, history and people. The Friends of the Seward Library will be having a book signing and Q&A with local author/historian Doug Capra. Doug is launching his new book, The Spaces Between, Stories From the Kenai Mountains to the Kenai Fjords. Starts at 6:30 pm for the Friends membership, this is a benefit of […]

by · August 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Only one competitor in city council election

Only one competitor in city council election

Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – City residents shouldn’t expect much change on the city council following the upcoming 2014 municipal elections. Four Seward City Council incumbents have applied to run for re-election, and will face only a single challenger, Dr. John French, in the 2014 Municipal Election October 7th. The deadline to file was Friday, August 15th. Council […]

by · August 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Cathy Cuenin book signing, Q&A Tonight at the Library Museum

Cathy Cuenin book signing, Q&A Tonight at the Library Museum

The Seward Friends of the Library are pleased to present author and retired nurse Cathy Cuenin on Thursday, August 14, 2014 for a book signing and Q&A about her book, “The Way I Walk: From Tugboat to Transplant.” Friends of the Library members are invited to attend at 6:30 p.m. Members of the public are welcome to join at 7 […]

by · August 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Preparations underway for Obihiro mural

Preparations underway for Obihiro mural

Community members are making preparations for the six-member Obihiro mural artist delegation who will be arriving in Seward this September. The City of Seward and the Seward Mural Society are working together to plan for the painting process with the visiting Japanese artists. Josh Neta, the interpreter with the Obihiro exchange students,and members of the planning committee met with him at City Hall to go […]

by · August 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Expedition Yacht visits Seward on world cruise

Expedition Yacht visits Seward on world cruise

Anchored serenely offshore of the busy Waterfront Campground, the impressive expedition yacht Dorothea III dwarfed the six-packs zooming back to the boat harbor with their silver salmon bounty. The 147′ vessel is on a spectacular world cruise from Australia to the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and Singapore. After visiting Alaska, it will go through the Panama Canal and […]

by · August 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Beach Clean Up – Aug. 14th 5:30 to 7:00 Seward Waterfront Park

The “Moroccan Swim Around the World” team invites the community of Seward to join in a Beach Clean up on Thurs., Aug 14, 2014 from 5:30-7:00pm as we walk from the ALPAR Shack at Boulder Field, (near the convergence of 4th Ave., D. St. & Ballaine Blvd. ) to the SeaLife Center along the Waterfront Park. Gloves and garbage bags […]

by · August 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Resurrection River Flooding Advisory

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD ADVISORY FOR… RESURRECTION RIVER NEAR SEWARD * UNTIL 145 AM AKDT THURSDAY * AT 148 AM AKDT…RADAR CONTINUES TO INDICATE MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN CAUSING MINOR FLOODING ALONG THE RESURRECTION RIVER

by · August 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Sewage lagoon blamed for health concerns

Sewage lagoon blamed for health concerns

Ten area residents and business owners of the Lowell Point area, including a few downwind or upwind from the city’s main aerated, passive sewage lagoon, described their symptoms at Monday night’s regular city council meeting: headaches; stinging, swollen, watery eyes; difficulty breathing, coughing and other respiratory ailments; reduced oxygen levels; stomach upset; and even mental confusion—all of which have been […]

by · August 12, 2014 · 1 comment ·