City of Seward

An Afternoon in the Bay with President Obama

An Afternoon in the Bay with President Obama

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — SEWARD, Alaska – After weeks of meticulous preparation by White House advance teams in Seward, President Obama landed at the airport under gorgeous fall skies. Photographers and videographers formed mobs at key junctions around town. Invited members of the national press corps followed along in white vans. The White House had its own film […]

September 4, 2015 ·

SMIC power outages rescheduled to September 14 & 16

The Power Outages for this week have been re-scheduled for September 14, 2015, from 7:30am-10:30am and again on September 16, 2015 at 7:30 – 9:30am. If you have any question please contact the Electric Department at 224-4073.  

September 1, 2015 ·
Traffic Advisory for Presidential Visit

Traffic Advisory for Presidential Visit

From the City Clerk’s Office: Seward: In an effort to assist the public in avoiding possible traffic congestion during the visit of the President of the United States, September 1, 2015, the following roads of the City should be avoided for short periods of time: Hard street closures will include: The Seward Highway from Dieckgraeff Road (the road to the Transfer Station) […]

August 31, 2015 ·
Discussion: Alaska’s Fiscal Gap: Challenges, Opportunities, and Choices

Discussion: Alaska’s Fiscal Gap: Challenges, Opportunities, and Choices

Seward Community Library & Museum will host a facilitated discussion on “Alaska’s Fiscal Gap: Challenges, Opportunities, and Choices” on Tuesday, September 15th from 6 to 8:30pm in the Community Room.  Copies of the discussion guide are available at the Library front desk. Please email libmus@cityofseward.net if you would like to receive an electronic copy of the discussion guide. Light refreshments […]

August 31, 2015 ·
City traffic laws enforceable and debate over leases at SMIC

City traffic laws enforceable and debate over leases at SMIC

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Those who park in the wrong places, run stop signs, or violate a host of other traffic laws within Seward city limits will soon get ticketed and fined rather than getting off with merely an educational warning. Seward Police Chief Tom Clemons and his staff have been working for the past two years to […]

August 31, 2015 ·
Sign up for the 2015 Fall Racquetball League

Sign up for the 2015 Fall Racquetball League

August 28, 2015 ·
Sign up for the Fall BBQ Volleyball League

Sign up for the Fall BBQ Volleyball League

August 28, 2015 ·
SEWARD: Temporary Flight Restriction for Sept. 1

SEWARD: Temporary Flight Restriction for Sept. 1

 

August 28, 2015 ·
Seward Airport will be closed to all waterfowl hunting until September 3rd.

Seward Airport will be closed to all waterfowl hunting until September 3rd.

Press Release from Seward Police Department: Per the Chief of Police, the Seward Airport will be closed to all waterfowl hunting until September 3rd. Even though Waterfowl season opens September 1st, the marshlands at the airport will be closed to hunting until September 3rd.   Reminder that to go hunting at the Airport, you need to have a City Hunting […]

August 28, 2015 ·

Power Outage at SMIC scheduled for August 31 & September 2

From the Seward Electric Department – On August 31st from 7:30 to 10:30AM power will be off at Seward Marine Industrial Center. On September 2nd from 7:30 t0 9:30AM there will be a second power outage returning power feed to normal following substation repairs.

August 27, 2015 ·
Friends of the Seward Community Library Send Books to Fort Yukon Students

Friends of the Seward Community Library Send Books to Fort Yukon Students

Seward, AK (August 20, 2015) – The Seward Community Library Association (SCLA), a.k.a. Friends of the Seward Community Library, is happy to share that donations of used books are on their way to students in Fort Yukon this school year. Fort Yukon is a remote community on the Yukon River, above the Arctic Circle. After SCLA’s used book sale in April, they put […]

August 26, 2015 ·

President Obama Scheduled to Visit Seward

SEWARD, Alaska – According to an article published this morning from Alaska Dispatch News, President Barack Obama will be visiting Seward, Alaska Tuesday September 1st.  He is scheduled to arrive in Alaska on August 31. For more information, see this article at adn.com: http://www.adn.com/article/20150824/white-house-obamas-alaska-visit-will-include-seward-dillingham-and-kotzebue

August 24, 2015 ·
Stylin’ Stitches Youth Soccer League letter of appreciation

Stylin’ Stitches Youth Soccer League letter of appreciation

Stylin’ Stitches Youth Soccer League Season came to a close Wednesday (August 12th) on a beautiful sunny day. Hopefully everybody had a blast! Seward Parks & Rec would like to thank everybody who made the season a success. Thanks to Stylin’ Stitches for providing over 110 beautiful soccer jerseys and socks and giving the Kids a reason to get outside […]

August 22, 2015 ·
SPRD Bulletin August 21

SPRD Bulletin August 21

SPRD Bulletin…   Adult Competitive Volleyball League Season begins Sep 16th – Dec 9th playing every Wednesday at the High School. Sign up your team today for some friendly competition. Call Robert Perea at 224-4054 or email rperea@cityofseward.net. Adult Basketball League First game tip-off: Tue, Oct 6 and Sports & Rec gym games every Tues and Thurs night Oct 6 […]

August 22, 2015 ·
City elections has a mayoral contest, and two Seward folks run for assembly seat

City elections has a mayoral contest, and two Seward folks run for assembly seat

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Tim McDonald, an outspoken critic of the local government actions, is challenging incumbent Seward’s City Mayor Jean Bardarson once again for the mayoral seat in the upcoming October 6th city election. Meanwhile, three council candidates, already active participants in local and borough politics, will go unchallenged for the three open council positions. Sue McClure, […]

August 22, 2015 ·
Community Open House with Bill and Donna Walker August 21

Community Open House with Bill and Donna Walker August 21

August 19, 2015 ·
Balto Film Fest returns Labor Day weekend.

Balto Film Fest returns Labor Day weekend.

The Friends of Jesse Lee Home are proud to announce the schedule for this year’s Balto Film Fest.  Filmmakers from around the state will descend on Seward Labor Day weekend to participate in this work force development exercise – and Seward benefits from the exposure.  Local residents are encouraged to play along – whether it be attending any of the […]

August 19, 2015 ·
Seward Silver Salmon Derby – Final Results

Seward Silver Salmon Derby – Final Results

Submitted by the Seward Chamber of Commerce: 2015 SEWARD SALMON DERBY LEADER BOARD REPORT

August 16, 2015 ·
Book Signing with historian Doug Capra August 14

Book Signing with historian Doug Capra August 14

Book Signing with historian Doug Capra Seward Community Library & Museum Friday, August 14 1-3PM Seward historian & author, Doug Capra, will be signing his book “The Saces Between: Stories from the Kenai Mountains to the Kenai Fjords” at the Seward Museum. The book is a colorful collection of articles and stories about the people and pioneers that helped to […]

August 13, 2015 ·
Council approves SMIC breakwater and final boat harbor dock replacement

Council approves SMIC breakwater and final boat harbor dock replacement

Heidi Zemach for SCN – At Monday night’s meeting the Seward City Council unanimously approved two resolutions concerning multi-million dollar projects that will help improve and modernize Seward’s harbor infrastructure. One will replace the last four ageing floats in the Seward Boat Harbor. The four floats to be replaced are B, C, S, and possibly A-floats, all located along the […]

August 13, 2015 ·

Art Walk in the Garden Awards

Friends of the Seward Library and the Garden Fairies wish to thank all of the community that stopped by during the Art Walk in the Garden event this last Friday! Thanks also to Nan Thompson and her sewing friends for the donations of the many ‘Fiber Art’ pieces and the individuals that gave. Over $600 was raised that will be […]

August 11, 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.

DEC hears different views of AES’s permit to allow coal to fall into bay

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – About 35 people attended a public hearing by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation on its plan to issue an individual pollutant discharge elimination system permit to Aurora Energy Services Inc., allowing it to legally allow coal to fall from its belt conveyor system, transfer feeder, and swing arm shiploader system into Resurrection Bay. […]

August 10, 2015 ·
SPRD Bulletin August 7

SPRD Bulletin August 7

  SPRD Bulletin… Softball: The Competitive League softball season came to a close Sun, August 2nd . Seward Brewery took home the Championship trophey.  Seward Insurance too 2nd and the Hammer Heads 3rd.   The Sportsmanship Award was presented to team Exit Glacier Guides. All games that were played were very even in terms of skill and scores, kudos to all […]

August 9, 2015 ·
Art Walk in the Garden this Friday

Art Walk in the Garden this Friday

Enjoy a walk through the finest flower garden in Seward during this month’s First Friday festivities. The Seward Community Library Association will be hosting 13 pieces of fiber art in the garden located on the south side of the Seward Community Library & Museum (corner of 6th and Adams). Proceeds from sale of the artwork will go towards maintaining and […]

August 5, 2015 ·
August 22 auction and dinner at Fox Island to support firefighter & EMT training

August 22 auction and dinner at Fox Island to support firefighter & EMT training

 

August 4, 2015 ·
Familiar Holland America cruise ship diverted to Seward for repairs

Familiar Holland America cruise ship diverted to Seward for repairs

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Holland America-Line cruise ship M/S Statendam, which used be a regular sight in Seward during the summertime, made an unexpected return visit Monday, August 3rd, adding to the growing number of people and cruise ships the town has seen during this particularly busy summer tourist season. The Statendam, which is on a 14-day […]

August 3, 2015 ·