City of Seward

SPRD Bulletin December 19

SPRD Bulletin December 19

SPRD Bulletin… Sports & Rec.  The fall basketball league finished up Tue, Dec 16th.  Congratulations to Auto Tech the 2014 fall champions going 16-0.  Congratulations to Miss Melody for second place.  Shoreside Petroleum won the Sportsmanship trophy.  Great season with an outstanding number of 7 teams. Sign up for Adult Basketball League now for the best rates for the season […]

December 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward Recreation Committee seeks new member

SOLICITING PUBLIC INTEREST FOR ONE NEW MEMBER TO JOIN THE SEWARD RECREATION COMMITTEE On behalf of the Seward City Council, the City Clerk is soliciting citizens of Seward and the surrounding area interested in serving on the Special Ad Hoc Citizen Advisory Seward Recreation Committee. The committee is seeking one new member to replace a vacant seat. The committee usually meets the […]

December 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Alaska Railroad Corporation Obtains Grant, Plans Future of Terminal and Port of Seward

Alaska Railroad Corporation Obtains Grant, Plans Future of Terminal and Port of Seward

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — ARRC has received a grant of $2.5 million from US Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) to create a “master land-use plan” for the Seward Marine Terminal and surrounding 328 acres of railroad-reserve tidelands and uplands. ARRC contributed $500,000 as matching funds to the project it calls “Seward Marine Terminal Expansion Planning”. According to […]

December 18, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Holiday Programs at the Library & Museum

Holiday Programs at the Library & Museum

Friday, December 19th Reindeer Fun & Jingle Bells StoryTime @10:30AM   Friday Flicks @ 6:30PM – “Holiday Inn” (1942) starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. Not Rated. Runtime: 101 minutes.   Saturday, December 20th from 2 – 3PM Live @ the Library featuring Seward’s own Burning Bush performing an acoustic rock & jazz selection of holiday tunes, original music and […]

December 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Tickets Still Available for Breakfast with Santa December 20

Tickets Still Available for Breakfast with Santa December 20

December 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward Recreation Committee Meeting Canceled Today, December 17

The Seward Recreation Committee meeting has been canceled today due to a lack of quorum.

December 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Historic Preservation Commission Work Sessions canceled for December 17

The Historic Preservation Work Session scheduled for Wednesday, December 17, 2014 has been canceled.

December 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·

2015 High School Exchange Program with Obihiro, Japan

The City of Seward and the Seward International Friendship Association (SIFA) are seeking up to four high school students to participate in the student exchange with Obihiro, Japan.  Japanese students will come to Seward in late July/early August, then the Seward students will travel to Obihiro for approximately two weeks in August. Applications are available at the high school through Martha […]

December 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward Recreation Committee Meeting December 17

Seward Recreation Committee Meeting December 17

PUBLIC NOTICE     Seward Recreation Committee Meeting A Special Ad Hoc Citizen Advisory Committee   Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.   Teen & Youth Center 336 Third Avenue, Rec Room Seward, Alaska   ALL PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO ATTEND. (Note: Time & Location Varies For Each Meeting)

December 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
SPRD Bulletin December 12

SPRD Bulletin December 12

SPRD Bulletin… URBACHS youth Basketball is right around the corner! Saturdays at Sports & Rec January 24th – March 21st Preschool through 5th grade. Sat, Jan 10th there will be a FREE Jamboree where you can meet the coaches, work on your skill and scrimmage with your friends at 10am. Register by Dec 19th to receive a complimentary team jersey, […]

December 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·
City acts on potential geothermal heat for city buildings

City acts on potential geothermal heat for city buildings

  By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council took an important first step toward implementing renewable energy in Seward at the last meeting of the year Monday night. They authorized City Manager Jim Hunt to negotiate a $48,000 contract with Your Clean Energy, LLC, to develop an economic evaluation for heating the Seward Museum Library and City Annex […]

December 12, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Fire departments trained and equipped to save pets

Fire departments trained and equipped to save pets

By Heidi Zemach for SCN –  When homes catch fire or cars crash, pets die too. Unlike humans who instinctively run outside during fires, or when they hear loud alarms, pets instinctively look for a hiding place in order to protect themselves, leaving them ultimately more vulnerable to smoke inhalation, fire, or gas leaks. But with the right equipment and […]

December 10, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Make a wish come true at the Library Museum!

Make a wish come true at the Library Museum!

The annual Wish Tree has been placed in the library and ready for you to help us place new books on the shelves! Each beautiful vintage postcard holds a book wish with suggestions from patrons and the library staff. For $20, you can make a book wish come true! Stop by the library museum during open hours, take some time […]

December 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·
R/V Sikuliaq Conducts Science and Helps Film Crew During Maiden Voyage to Seward

R/V Sikuliaq Conducts Science and Helps Film Crew During Maiden Voyage to Seward

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — At a well-attended Seward Chamber of Commerce luncheon on December 5, Project Manager Dan Oliver enthusiastically presented the Research Vessel Sikuliaq story so far. The 261-foot long ship has joined the American academic-research fleet and features specialized equipment that makes it especially suited to arctic research. According to Oliver, the National Science Foundation paid […]

December 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Smooth Salvage Re-floats M/V Spirit of Adventure

Smooth Salvage Re-floats M/V Spirit of Adventure

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — By first light on Sunday, December 7, the salvage crew had already started packing up loose equipment from a job well done. Except for significant damage to the seaward end of E-float in the Seward small boat harbor, a casual observer might not suspect that only several hours earlier, Spirit of Adventure’s stern rested […]

December 7, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Tour boat partially sinks in Seward Small Boat Harbor

Tour boat partially sinks in Seward Small Boat Harbor

The 85 foot catamaran Spirit of Adventure, which is owned and operated by Major Marine Tours, was discovered partially submerged by a passerby in Seward Small Boat Harbor this morning. Three of the rearmost compartments near the engines had flooded overnight until coming to rest on the bottom of the harbor and leaving the bow buoyant and pitched up at about a 40 […]

December 6, 2014 · 0 comments ·
SPRD Bulletin December 5

SPRD Bulletin December 5

SPRD Bulletin… URBACHS youth Basketball is right around the corner! Saturdays at Sports & Rec January 24th – March 21st Preschool through 5th grade. Sat, Jan 10th there will be a FREE Jamboree where you can meet the coaches, work on your skill and scrimmage with your friends at 10am. Register by Dec 19th to receive a complimentary team jersey, […]

December 6, 2014 · 0 comments ·
The Obihiro Mural is Up!

The Obihiro Mural is Up!

By Dot Bardarson – December signals the end of a marathon project involving two countries, and lots of volunteers.  In September, our sister city, Obihiro, sent us six Japanese artists along with their design for a new mural, their gift to the City of Seward. (Last year we sent 7 artists to Obihiro to do the same for them.) The […]

December 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Alaskan Author Event December 10

Alaskan Author Event December 10

  Dave Atcheson will discuss his memoir Dead Reckoning, Navigating a Life on the Last Frontier, Courting Tragedy on its High Seas, much of which takes place in Seward, on Wednesday, December 10th at 6:30PM in the Community Room. Dave Atcheson is the author of National Geographic’s Hidden Alaska: Bristol Bay and Beyond and the guidebook, Fishing Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. He has written for a […]

December 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Check Out the Wish Tree at Seward Community Library & Museum

Check Out the Wish Tree at Seward Community Library & Museum

  The annual Holiday Wish Tree is up at Seward Community Library & Museum. Each “ornament” on the Wish Tree displays a children’s, junior or young adult book the Library does not have in its collection. Your name, family’s names, or other requested dedication will be placed on the bookplate. It costs $20 to sponsor a book. Share the holiday […]

December 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Public and Private Sectors Plan to Develop Maritime Workforce

Public and Private Sectors Plan to Develop Maritime Workforce

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Regardless of where you live in Alaska, the health and pulse of the state’s maritime economy affects you. According to the Alaska Maritime Workforce Development Plan (AMWDP) issued May 2014, the maritime sector employs over 68,000 workers statewide, making it Alaska’s largest private sector employer. What Alaskans don’t catch, grow, dig up or make for […]

November 24, 2014 · 2 comments ·

Alaska Municipal League – Iris Darling

http://www.youralaskalink.com/news/Alaska-Municipal-League-283431231.html Local leaders from every corner of the state have taken over downtown Anchorage this week.  The Alaska Municipal League conference was formed to help cities and assemblys strengthen themselves though out the state and receive in depth study or refreshers for those in need. Attendees say the event is vital to the planning and handling of the upcoming year. […]

November 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·
SPRD Bulletin November 21

SPRD Bulletin November 21

SPRD Bulletin… URBACHS youth Basketball is right around the corner! Saturdays at Sports & Rec January 24th – March 21st Preschool through 5th grade. Sat, Jan 10th there will be a FREE Jamboree where you can meet the coaches, work on your skill and scrimmage with your friends at 10am. Register by Dec 19th to receive a complimentary team jersey, […]

November 22, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Special City Council Meeting Canceled for December 4

From the Seward City Clerk – The Special City Council meeting for the City Manager’s evaluation has been canceled.  The matter will come before the City Council to reschedule at their December 8, 2014 meeting.  

November 20, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Seward Recreation Committee Meeting Canceled

The Seward Recreation Committee Meeting has been canceled today due to a lack of a quorum.

November 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·