City of Seward

A poem to the kids of TYC from Maggie

A poem to the kids of TYC from Maggie

Dear Kids of TYC, I’m so glad I got to know you, I’ve come to love you so, My time at TYC is at an end, And I really hate to go. But new adventures await me, At a job on down the road, It will give me brand new skills, And time to see my baby grow. I will […]

April 24, 2015 ·
A letter to Seward Parents of TYC from Maggie

A letter to Seward Parents of TYC from Maggie

Dear Parents, It is with a heavy heart that I announce that I will be leaving the Teen & Youth Center to take another position within the City that will allow me to spend more time with my family. This is a decision I did not come to lightly but one I made very carefully. After working with kids for […]

April 24, 2015 ·
Triathlon Volunteers Needed!

Triathlon Volunteers Needed!

The annual Pink Cheeks Triathlon will be held on Saturday, May 2nd. We are looking for 30 more volunteers to help us host a successful, safe and fun event.  The triathlon wouldn’t be possible without all the wonderful volunteers.  Please consider helping with this fun community event. We are looking for the following: Pool assistants Traffic control Finish line assistance […]

April 23, 2015 ·

Opinion: Where does your boat sewage go?

By Heather Leba – Did you know that the Clean Water Act prohibits the discharge of raw sewage from a vessel within 3 nautical miles of the U.S. coast? As the summer boating season approaches and more boats are utilizing coastal harbors, it will be important to keep your sewage management strategy in mind. Where do you dump your sewage […]

April 22, 2015 ·
Thanks to community, used book sale a success

Thanks to community, used book sale a success

The Friends of the Seward Library would like to thank the community for the support for the used book sale on Saturday! The turn out was great and books left the building by the bags full! Children’s and junior/young adult books were popular as free. Many smiling faces with books clutched tight left the sale. Thank you also to the […]

April 21, 2015 ·
Calling all bibliophiles, the tomes are waiting

Calling all bibliophiles, the tomes are waiting

INTO THE LAST HOUR OF OUR BOOK SALE!! BOOK BONANZA TIME. BAG OR BOX OF BOOKS FOR $2. OPEN UNTIL 4PM The Used Book Sale is ready! Come on over to the Community Room of the Seward Library Museum and browse the tomes we have waiting. Coffee will be on, snacks out, kids corner open so moms and dads can […]

April 17, 2015 ·
Pat Williams Park rejected, new park site proposed

Pat Williams Park rejected, new park site proposed

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The Seward City Council unanimously rejected a controversial proposal from a local group asking Kenai Peninsula Housing Initiative to donate .7 of an acre in Pat Williams Park near the Seward waterfront, so they could apply for a grant to construct some senior housing there. By Monday night’s April 13th regular Seward City Council meeting, […]

April 15, 2015 ·

Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area Board and Permitting Day

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board will hold a work session Monday, April 20, at 6:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. The topic is US Army Corps of Engineers Salmon Creek Flood Risk Management Section 205 & DCCED Mitigation Projects. For more information contact the SBCFSA Office at 302 […]

April 15, 2015 ·

Permitting & Agency Information Day April 16th, 10am-2pm

To be held at KM Rae Bldg., 125 Third Ave. The City of Seward, Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area, Kenai Peninsula Borough, State, and Federal agency representatives will be available to assist with your permit application, summer project and provide information on: Planning, Permitting, Flood Risk Prevention, Updated Building Codes, Floodplain Management, National Flood Insurance Program, Fisheries & Wildlife Management, […]

April 14, 2015 ·
Therapeutic & Adaptive Recreation Conference May 15 & 16

Therapeutic & Adaptive Recreation Conference May 15 & 16

April 10, 2015 ·
P&Z Rejects Idea of Housing in Pat Williams Park

P&Z Rejects Idea of Housing in Pat Williams Park

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — By a vote of four to one, after having heard an hour and a half of public comment pro and mostly con, Seward Planning and Zoning Commission on April 7, rejected a proposal to give Kenai Peninsula Housing Initiatives 0.7 acres of Pat Williams Park to build senior housing. Seward City Council held a […]

April 10, 2015 ·
SPRD seeks volunteers for the Pink Cheeks Triathlon on May 2

SPRD seeks volunteers for the Pink Cheeks Triathlon on May 2

SPRD is looking for 90 volunteers to host the Pink Cheeks Triathlon May 2. Would you be willing to help? Follow the link below for the sign up sheet. When prompted, enter the code “PINK” for access. Thanks to those already signed up to help. : ) To sign up, go to: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E094EADAB2BA13-pink4/15103123

April 9, 2015 ·
CHC/Providence Seward hospital expansion considered

CHC/Providence Seward hospital expansion considered

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- A divided Seward City Council held a detailed work session to weigh the risks and benefits of proceeding with a $1 million application for federal funding toward the creation of an $8.5 million expansion of the Providence Seward Medical & Care Center/Seward Community Health Clinic building. A resolution to proceed with the application will be […]

April 8, 2015 ·
Used Book Sale, Saturday, April 18

Used Book Sale, Saturday, April 18

Friends of the Seward Library are having the first used books sale in the new facility! All proceeds go to library programs. Saturday, April 18, 2015. There is still time to bring us your used books! (If you do it soon!) Seeking volunteers to help with our sale. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a48afaa2ca5f85-used See our website for more information: www.friendsofsclm.org The used books are […]

April 7, 2015 ·
Spring Creek lagoon at SMIC being dredged by the city and  subcontractor. Here it's down to about nine feet. Heidi Zemach photo.

Lagoon sludge removal off to a roaring good start

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Merrell Bros, a national biosolids management corporation, recently worked at the City of Seward’s passive wastewater lagoon near the Spring Creek Correctional Center, de-watering, mixing and removing wastewater sludge material. They’re working with the city and Emerald Alaska, a subcontractor to dredge the lagoon six days a week, 24 hours a day, focusing first […]

April 6, 2015 ·
M/V Spirit of Adventure Update

M/V Spirit of Adventure Update

According to USCG senior marine investigating officer Lieutenant Rven T. Garcia of Sector Anchorage, a ball valve left open in the port engine room allowed water to flood into the below-deck space on December 6, 2014 and sink the Spirit of Adventure, owned and operated by Major Marine Tours out of Seward. In an e-mailed communication, Lt. Garcia said that […]

April 6, 2015 ·
To Attract Fishing Boats, Start With Infrastructure Say Fishermen at Seward Meeting

To Attract Fishing Boats, Start With Infrastructure Say Fishermen at Seward Meeting

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — The Seward fishing community showed up in force at a mid-day work session of City Council and the Port and Commerce Advisory Board. Council and PACAB had a question: How do we attract fishing boats to Seward? The fishermen and women had an answer: build more infrastructure and develop marine service businesses. Seward fishermen […]

April 6, 2015 ·
SPRD Bulletin April 3

SPRD Bulletin April 3

SPRD Bulletin… Archery League Wednesday, March 18th Seward Parks & Recreation held the end of season Archery League. What a fun night, Spot Round tournament was entertaining to watch. 1st place trophy went to Dakota Williams and 2ndplace went to Doug Hoftiezer. All the guys voted on MVP and Kostas Kanaras was the winner! Thanks to Alaska Railroad, Louis Bencardino […]

April 4, 2015 ·
Seward Jail faces uncertain future

Seward Jail faces uncertain future

By Brent Ursel – Rumors. Let’s face it, they tend to run rampant in a small town. The juicier the better. And really, who hasn’t passed on some information that they heard from a “reliable source.” Some rumors have just enough truth to them to seem plausible: “Did you hear that the State of Alaska is running a huge budget deficit? […]

April 2, 2015 ·
Obihiro Student Exchange Program Social & Silent Auction Fundraiser May 3

Obihiro Student Exchange Program Social & Silent Auction Fundraiser May 3

April 2, 2015 ·

Sludge Disposal/Removal Project Update

Forwarded from the City Clerk – Subject: Lowell Point and Sludge disposal permit It may be helpful for me to give a detailed explanation for our plan to start the SMIC lagoon before we start the Lowell Point lagoon. We understand the importance of cleaning the Lowell Point lagoon and we realize the citizens of Lowell Point want us to […]

March 31, 2015 ·
Special City Council Meeting Notice

Special City Council Meeting Notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Seward City Council will meet in a special meeting on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of:   Resolution 2015-026, Appropriating $300,000 From The Capital Project Fund As Match And Project Funds Towards Completing The Work Identified In The Roads Priority List That Is To Be Funded Using Statewide Transportation […]

March 28, 2015 ·

Kindergarten Round-Up

Kindergarten Round-Up Thursday, April 23rd Session 1 – 5:30 pm meeting, registration paperwork 6:30 pm Session 2 – 6:30 pm meeting, registration paperwork 6:00 pm Seward Elementary School Kindergarten Rooms   Dear Families, Coming next month is the Kindergarten Round-Up. This is an important meeting for you to attend, even if your child has already attended Seward Elementary Pre-School or […]

March 28, 2015 ·
Senior Housing Proposal

Senior Housing Proposal

By Marianna Keil – Phase One of the Senior Housing project takes .7 acres of the Williams Park area. It was a compromise proposal. It allows the Senior Housing group an opportunity to apply for a grant. The Council has not committed to Phase 2. Some people have proposed the Rec Camp for consideration. As I stated at the Council […]

March 27, 2015 ·