City of Seward

Seward’s Fourth of July Weekend Schedule of Events

Seward’s Fourth of July Weekend Schedule of Events

  Don’t forget the Nordic Ski Club pasta feed on July 3rd from 5-7PM at the Seward Middle School.  See more information here: http://sewardcitynews.com/2015/06/mt-marathon-race-pasta-feed-july-3/ Also, the Mount Marathon Race awards ceremony will be held on July 4th at the AVTEC gym beginning at 6PM.

July 3, 2015 ·
Council reconsiders federal application for health facility

Council reconsiders federal application for health facility

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News- Seward City Council agreed Tuesday, June 30th in a special work-session, to take more time and careful deliberation when considering the needs of the year-old, rapidly growing Seward Community Health Clinic and increasingly cramped hospital, which Providence Alaska manages on the city’s behalf. They were meeting to discuss whether to move forward with a […]

July 2, 2015 ·
17th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run to be held August 1

17th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run to be held August 1

  The Alaska SeaLife Center is hosting its 17th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run/Walk on Saturday, August 1. This fundraiser supports the rescue and rehabilitation mission of the Center’s Wildlife Response Program. The race route follows a generally flat course along the scenic Seward waterfront.  Pre-register at www.alaskasealife.org  Race Day Schedule Registration and check-in begins at 9:00 am. Walkers start […]

June 30, 2015 ·
Power Outage at SMIC June 29

Power Outage at SMIC June 29

June 28, 2015 ·
Sign up now! Stylin’ Stitches Youth Soccer League for ages 3-17

Sign up now! Stylin’ Stitches Youth Soccer League for ages 3-17

Click here for the registration form: http://www.cityofseward.us/DocumentCenter/View/2405.

June 26, 2015 ·
Da Vinci campers watch Justice Pechuzal as she carefully explains media-mixing technique. Heidi Zemach photo.

Camps keep kids busy and learning new skills

By Heidi Zemach for For SCN- With many parents working extra jobs, young Seward children may not have much free time to wile away their long summer days on their own. But they do have a wide variety of fun and enriching camps and organized activities available to fill their days. The Boys & Girls Club Da Vinci Science and Arts […]

June 25, 2015 ·
Power Outage at SMIC June 24

Power Outage at SMIC June 24

June 23, 2015 ·
Seward Community Library & Museum Returns to Regular Summer Hours

Seward Community Library & Museum Returns to Regular Summer Hours

Seward Community Library & Museum Returns to Regular Summer Hours The Library is open until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.   Library Summer Hours Mon: 10am – 6pm Tues, Wed, Thurs: 10am – 8pm Fri, Sat:  10am – 6pm Closed on Sunday Museum Summer Hours Tuesday – Saturday:  10 am – 5 pm Closed on Sunday   Waves […]

June 23, 2015 ·
Tourists walk down Port Avenue towards the cruise ship.

Seward’s Port Avenue corner needs maps and signage

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The hundreds of visitors arriving on the Alaska Railroad passenger train to Seward every morning, and passing through town for the day while waiting to get on their cruise ship, or catch the evening return train, are often confused about where to go, and what to see or do.  Unlike other Alaska communities with cruise […]

June 22, 2015 ·
SPRD Press Release June 19

SPRD Press Release June 19

SPRD Bulletin…   ZUMBA at the AVTEC Gym! Mondays @ 5:30; Drop in: $7 or 5 class Punch card: $25 Zumba is a Latin dance inspired fitness class for all levels. When you come to class, expect to have fun, sweat and get a great workout!   Stylin’ Stitches Youth Soccer League will be held on Mon & Wed nights […]

June 20, 2015 ·
Lack of quorum cancels important council worksession

Lack of quorum cancels important council worksession

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – What was to have been an important Seward City Council work session to explore in depth the pros and cons of expanding the Providence Seward Medical Center and Seward Community Health Center building Thursday afternoon, was cancelled after attendees discovered that they couldn’t get a quorum of council members to attend. It was a […]

June 19, 2015 ·
Reminder: ALADDIN marionette show tomorrow, Friday at the Library

Reminder: ALADDIN marionette show tomorrow, Friday at the Library

June 18, 2015 ·

Free Pressure Canner Dial Gauge Testing- Friday, June 26

The Cooperative Extension Service is offering free testing of pressure canner dial gauges on Friday, June 26, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Rae Building in Seward. Gauges can be tested on or off the lid of the canner.   It is important to have pressure canner dial gauges checked annually to help assure home canned food is […]

June 17, 2015 ·

Burn Suspension in Place

A Notice from the Seward Volunteer Fire Department – As of 0700 hours 6/15/15 Due to current and forecasted weather conditions open burning has been suspended at this time. This includes the use of burn devices such as burn barrels. The use of campfires is still allowed, the maximum size for a campfire is 3 feet in diameter by 3 […]

June 15, 2015 ·
Steven’s Puppets perform Aladdin June 19

Steven’s Puppets perform Aladdin June 19

Aladdin, a marionette production by Steven’s Puppets at Seward Community Library & Museum   Date:               Friday, June 19, 2015 Time:               6:30 PM (45 minute program) Admission:      Free   From the pages of The Arabian Nights comes the timeless story of Aladdin! This Chinese folktale comes alive with the help of Martin Stevens’ hand-crafted marionettes. A true “rags to […]

June 15, 2015 ·
Get ready for summer soccer!

Get ready for summer soccer!

SPRD News Release – Let’s kick off another great season of youth soccer with SPRD’s annual Seward Youth Soccer Play Day! The event will be held at the Elementary Soccer Field this upcoming Monday, June 15th at 2 p.m. Kids ages 3-12 are invited to learn drills, go through skill stations and play games. Soccer play day is a great introduction to […]

June 14, 2015 ·
Sunday, June 14 is Flag Day

Sunday, June 14 is Flag Day

Seward Parks & Rec Public Service Announcement – As we celebrate Flag Day on Sunday, June 14th, here are some interesting facts to remember. The center, United States flag pole at Benny Benson Memorial Park was dedicated in 2003 to honor those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attack. The City of Seward flag and pole were also hoisted in 2003 […]

June 12, 2015 ·
Aurora Charters can continue under the Hughes family ownership for another 13, plus 33, plus 33 years. Heidi Zemach photo.

Council approves another lease extension and will extend electric to SMIC

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council last night awarded a liquor license to The Cookery, a new downtown eating establishment that offers fresh Alaskan oysters and small portions of  “hand-crafted” food prepared by award-winning chef Kevin Lane and his wife Stacy. Council also approved a city lease extension of 13 years on the lot upon which […]

June 10, 2015 ·
Coal Ship Double Progress loads up in Seward's Resurrection Bay.  The first coal ship of the year. Heidi Zemach photo.

First coal ship signals slow season ahead as U.S. Supreme Court denies appeal

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Since its arrival on Saturday, M/V Double Progress, the first coal ship to dock at Seward’s Alaska Railroad Terminal since last November, has been loading 72,000 metric tons of coal, bound for Japan. Aurora Energy Services, LLC says it will receive between two and four coal ships this year, or more if Usibelli Coal’s […]

June 8, 2015 ·
Power Outage schedule for Thursday, June 11

Power Outage schedule for Thursday, June 11

POWER OUTAGE   The Seward Electric Department has a scheduled power outage on Thursday, June 11th 2015, from 9:30am to 11:30am. The affected areas will be North of Forest Acres to Grouse Lake Road; to include Mile 0-2.5 of Nash Rd.   For further information please call the City of Seward Electric Department 907-224-4073.  

June 8, 2015 ·
SPRD Bulletin June 5

SPRD Bulletin June 5

SPRD Bulletin…   Bear’s Den B&B Bear Bell Run was held Fri, June 5th – a one mile race ‘just for kids’ along Waterfront bike path. 48 kids ranging from 3 to 12 years of age and their parents enjoyed this wonderful race despite the rain. Thank you to all the participants for braving the weather and the fantastic support […]

June 5, 2015 ·
Coast Guard Cutter Munro Stands Ready for Patrol, Awaits Decommissioning

Coast Guard Cutter Munro Stands Ready for Patrol, Awaits Decommissioning

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Although Cutter Munro homeports in Kodiak, it makes port calls all over Alaska, including Seward. During its brief layover at the railroad east dock, crew of Cutter Munro gave public tours of non-sensitive parts of the 378-foot, high endurance cutter. Lieutenant junior grade Eric Ressel stands at the entrance to the helicopter hangar to […]

June 5, 2015 ·
Kite Building Workshop June 13

Kite Building Workshop June 13

June 5, 2015 ·
Major construction projects abound

Major construction projects abound

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Major construction projects are underway in Seward this summer, providing a number of jobs, and creating better, or additional infrastructure both in the private and public sectors. Most of the sites are somewhat off the beaten path, but trucks can be seen moving soil to and from them. New City Water Tank The North […]

June 4, 2015 ·
US Coast Guard Cutter Munro open for public tours June 3

US Coast Guard Cutter Munro open for public tours June 3

The USCG Cutter Munro is happy to announce they will provide PUBLIC TOURS in Seward on Wednesday June 3, 2015 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.  The USCG Cutter Munro is docked on the east side of the Cruise Ship Dock at the Alaska Railroad Cruise Ship Terminal.   Public can park in front of the Seward Dale Lindsey Terminal and […]

June 2, 2015 ·
SPRD Bulletin May 29

SPRD Bulletin May 29

SPRD Bulletin… Exit Glacier Run Letter of Thanks! Thank you for the excellent outcome of the 2015 Terry Pollard Memorial Exit Glacier Race.  This was a great event this year, with competitive and good spirited racers, amazing weather, and a beautiful day to have fun with family and friends.  We are already looking forward to the 2016 race! Thanks to […]

May 29, 2015 ·