City of Seward

Fire Departments give thanks to Tim McDonald

Fire Departments give thanks to Tim McDonald

The members of the Seward and Bear Creek Fire Departments would like to say thank you to Mr. Tim McDonald for allowing us to access and use his property at Preachers Pond from 29 July thru  1 August 2015, for the purpose of conducting our annual fire apparatus pump testing.  Without his support this would have been much more difficult […]

by · August 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Can any one give me some information on Seward?

Hello my name is Nikki, an I was wondering if any one could answer some of my questions about Seward? I am planning to use this in my upcoming book I am writing, which I can not find much on but any information you give could help me out. High school info that I need. – Can anyone give me […]

by · July 31, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Obihiro Students receive royal welcome

Obihiro Students receive royal welcome

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Four high school exchange students visiting from Seward’s Sister City: Obihiro, Japan, are exploring American culture and hospitality this week-Seward style. When the exchange students make their annual visit, as has been occurring for the past 40 years, they are treated to life with a host family, often with adults or teens who have visited […]

by · July 31, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Council reverses move to sell SMIC parcel to Harmon

Council reverses move to sell SMIC parcel to Harmon

  In a rare turnaround, the Seward City Council this week reversed a unanimous decision, made at the July 14th meeting, to direct administration to begin negotiating the sale of a city parcel leased by Larry Harmon, at Seward Marine Industrial Center (SMIC) to Harmon, so he could build four boat-storage warehouses there in partnership with another influential local businessman, […]

by · July 30, 2014 · 1 comment ·
CGC Mustang & CGC Healy Open for Tours August 4

CGC Mustang & CGC Healy Open for Tours August 4

The public is invited to help the Coast Guard celebrate a happy birthday by opening up the Coast Guard Cutter Healy and the Coast Guard Cutter Mustang for public tours from 1pm-5pm on August 4. Please come and wish the Coast Guard a Happy Birthday!  

by · July 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Subway Tri-Harder-Thon Letter of Thanks!

Subway Tri-Harder-Thon Letter of Thanks!

Subway Tri-Harder-Thon Letter of Thanks! Seward Parks and Recreation hosted Seward’s 3rd Adventure Challenge Sat, July 26th. Tri-athletes from around the state paddled 5 miles on Kenai Lake, ran 6.3 miles on the Iditarod trail (Long Lake) to Meridan trailhead then hopped on their bikes and rode 18.6 miles to the finish line across the bay at Spring Creek day […]

by · July 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Council agrees to sell Jesse Lee, hears lagoon concerns

Council agrees to sell Jesse Lee, hears lagoon concerns

Heidi Zemach for SCN - Friends of Jesse Lee Home (FJLH) members celebrated, and filmed themselves talking about their victory at Monday night’s meeting after the Seward City Council agreed to transfer the old national historic building orphanage and land upon which it sits to their organization for “less than the appraised value,” meaning for practically nothing except closing costs. Meanwhile, […]

by · July 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
5th Annual Firefighter/EMT Fox Island Auction August 23

5th Annual Firefighter/EMT Fox Island Auction August 23

All proceeds support training for firefighters and EMTs in the Seward/Moose Pass area.  This event has sold out for the last three years, so don’t wait!  Call 224-3445 for your tickets today!

by · July 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
2014 Subway Tri-Harder-Thon Results

2014 Subway Tri-Harder-Thon Results

     

by · July 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
SPRD Bulletin July 28

SPRD Bulletin July 28

SPRD Bulletin…   TYC 15 Adventure Campers headed out to Caines Head for a campout on July 23rd. A huge thank you goes out to Miller’s Landing for sponsoring the water taxi to and from Caines Head. The kids will be hiked the Alpine and South Beach trails as well as playing flashlight tag around the bunkers among other fun […]

by · July 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
NOTICE OF FILING DATES & OFFICES TO BE FILLED

NOTICE OF FILING DATES & OFFICES TO BE FILLED

2014 SEWARD REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION   Notice is hereby given that any qualified voter living within the Seward city limits for at least one year prior to August 15, 2014 may file a declaration of candidacy for one of four available council seats, three seats with two-year terms and one seat with a one-year term that will be filled at the regular […]

by · July 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Work of public art vandalized

Work of public art vandalized

Heidi Zemach for the Seward City News – The “Communal Tree” sculpture, recently-installed in the Museum Library garden has been vandalized. It’s still a beautiful work of art, but at some time this past weekend, someone smashed two of the fused glass flower rosettes that hung off from the end of a the tree branches. It appears that they broke […]

by · July 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
From South Africa to Seward by Sail

From South Africa to Seward by Sail

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN –   Over a perfectly lovely cup of Sri Lankan tea in the literate saloon of their homey sailboat, Rainbow Gypsy, Cherry and Alec Yarrow recounted their voyage starting in Durban, South Africa that has landed them in Seward. Their voyage began six years ago with many roundings, setbacks, frights and delights along the way. […]

by · July 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Conservation Groups Release Dust Monitoring Findings

Conservation Groups Release Dust Monitoring Findings

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – At a press conference held in Anchorage on July 17, Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance, Alaska Community Action on Toxics and Global Community Monitoring released results of a 1.5-year-long, airborne dust sampling and analysis effort. Key findings from the 15-page report “Coal Dust in Alaska: Hazards to Public Health” by Heidi Zimmer 2014, include that […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Obihiro Exchange Students Welcome Party July 29

Obihiro Exchange Students Welcome Party July 29

by · July 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Stink returns to Lowell Point, but fixes are at hand

Stink returns to Lowell Point, but fixes are at hand

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Lowell Creek residents and visitors were upset by the stench that returned to their community from the city lagoon last weekend. Some who had planned to stay at that most popular Seward scenic beach area left early because of the smell, according to one local bed and breakfast owner. Nine residents filed odor complaints with […]

by · July 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·

P & Z Commission Barely Musters Quorum, Considers Options

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Seward city code specifies a seven-member Planning and Zoning Commission with four needed for a quorum, but Seward currently has only four members in total and this causes problems, said Assistant City Manager Ron Long at a recent City Council Meeting. P & Z Commission Chair Cindy Ecklund agrees. After having canceled its last meeting […]

by · July 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
SMIC, Harbor Improvements Dominate Council Agenda

SMIC, Harbor Improvements Dominate Council Agenda

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The City of Seward will spend $1.4 million to purchase a new 330-ton boat lift for Seward Marine Industrial Center, and will increase the cost of lifting these large boats out of the water by about 25 percent. Seward City Council passed a resolution at Monday night’s July 14 regular meeting allowing the city administration […]

by · July 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Friends of the Seward Library have new website

The Seward Community Library Association, SCLA, (a/k/a Friends of the Seward Library) has a new website. The community is invited to take a look at our new site and sign up for our newsletter that keeps you up-to-date with what’s happening at the Library and Museum. We also invite the community to become a ‘Friend’ of the Seward Library by […]

by · July 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
It’s Magic at the Library July 18

It’s Magic at the Library July 18

Magic Workshop & Show – Friday, July 18th Seward Community Library & Museum, Community Room Magic Workshop for Kids @ 3:00 PM Come learn some great magic tricks to amaze and amuse your family and friends. The MagicGuy, Don Russell, will be instructing a short session on “Magic as a Performing Art.” Open to ages 7 and up.  Please contact the […]

by · July 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Volunteers needed for the Subway Tri-Harder-Thon

Volunteers needed for the Subway Tri-Harder-Thon

by · July 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·
SPRD Bulletin July 11

SPRD Bulletin July 11

SPRD Bulletin… TYC Summer Camps     New at TYC! Hiking Club meets every Monday from 9am to 5pm and is available to 5th – 8th graders. Join us if you are looking to learn more about the wonderful hikes in your backyard, gain a better understanding of hiking technique and etiquette, getting comfortable hiker higher and further than your current comfort level and […]

by · July 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·

August 19th Primary Election information

A Message from the Clerk’s Office –   Please see the below information for information on the upcoming Primary Election.  It is important to note the last day to register to vote or change any voting information for this August 19, 2014 election is July 20, 2014.    State Primary Election Information Here is a link regarding important dates for the Primary election:  http://www.elections.alaska.gov/. […]

by · July 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Communal Tree brings final touch to lovely public space

Communal Tree brings final touch to lovely public space

Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward Library Museum’s landscaped garden, on the south side of the building is blessed with the recent arrival of a new sculpture that ties together the garden’s plants, the mural, the building’s siding and iridescent tiles, and the purpose of the building itself. The garden area is probably now one of Seward’s most beautiful […]

by · July 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·
British Soccer Camp Letter of Thanks

British Soccer Camp Letter of Thanks

July 3rd, 2014   Dear Editor: Thank you for the excellent outcome of the 2014 British Soccer Camps.  This was an excellent event this year, with over 50 athletes, practicing, and strengthening their soccer skills, and athletic development and performance.  The British Soccer Camp had three excellent coaches that we are so grateful for.  We are already looking forward to […]

by · July 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Mount Marathon Race/4th of July Schedule of Events

Mount Marathon Race/4th of July Schedule of Events

Independence Day Celebration Schedule of Events Thursday July 3rd 12 – 8 PM Food & Crafts booths open on Adams Street 5 – 8 PM Bib pick-up at Seward High School 7:00 PM Auction for Men’s and Women’s Race at SHS 7:45 PM Mt. Marathon Race® Safety Meeting at Seward High School Midnight Spectacular Fireworks by Lantis Fireworks on the […]

by · July 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Subway Tri-Harder-Thon July 26

Subway Tri-Harder-Thon July 26

SUBWAY Tri-Harder-Thon Sat, July 26th! Seward’s Own Adventure Triathlon…5 Mile Kayak, 6.3 Mile Run & 18.6 Mile Bike, to sign up for this EPIC Race go to www.signmeup.com/99270 Race starts at9am on Kenai Lake at Primrose Campground/Day Use area (Mile 18 of the Seward Hwy). Sign up early for best rates, sorry no on-site registrations. Water portion: Kayak 2.5 miles out and 2.5 back on […]

by · July 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·
SPRD Bulletin June 30

SPRD Bulletin June 30

This week was a great opportunity to participate and learn soccer skills in the British Soccer Camp.  More than 50 of Seward’s youth came to participate in the British Soccer Camp and increased their athletic abilities and soccer skills.  Challenger Sports sent three great coaches to Seward from England and Ireland.  Thank you to John, Michael, and Matt, who are the […]

by · July 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·