City of Seward

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 ·
Earthquake Happens, Seward Notified, System Works

Earthquake Happens, Seward Notified, System Works

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – The instant a 7.9 magnitude earthquake shook Amchitka Island in the Aleutians this June 23, an automated warning and information system clicked on and Seward got the news. At some 1,400 miles from the epicenter of the quake, the City of Seward received a “tsunami watch” notification from Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Harbormaster Mack […]

by · June 28, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Seward’s finances in great shape

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The City of Seward is in better financial shape than it has been for years, and its individual enterprise funds, those designated for use by each department have healthy balances, with the exception of the wastewater fund. That summarizes the results of an audit of city finances by BDO, an Anchorage-based auditing firm that the […]

by · June 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Animated Short Film Friday, June 27th

Animated Short Film Friday, June 27th

Room on the Broom The classic picture book written by Julia Donaldson & illustrated by Axel Scheffler now has a wonderful animated film. Date: Friday, June 27th Time: 3:00 PM Location: Library Museum, Community Room Free All Ages Welcome! Max Lang, an Oscar nominated producer/director, will present his new animated short film which recently won the International Kids Emmy for […]

by · June 24, 2014 · Comments are Disabled ·
SPRD Bulletin June 23

SPRD Bulletin June 23

Seeking Master Gardeners or Landscape Architects for Small Park projects The City of Seward is seeking one-page proposals from qualified gardeners to submit ideas and install park or garden projects the summer of 2014. Interested gardeners should include program ideas, resources and proposed, detailed budget. Seward Parks & Recreation is seeking small projects such as maintainable rock gardens or similar […]

by · June 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Advisory Board Supports Proposed Harbor Upgrade

Advisory Board Supports Proposed Harbor Upgrade

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – In a meeting rescheduled to June 18, Seward’s Port and Commerce Advisory Board gave consensus support to a City Administration proposal to replace B-, C- and S-floats in the small boat harbor. The project comes with an estimated cost of $5.6 million. City Manager Jim Hunt plans to sponsor a resolution before the City […]

by · June 19, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Missing Female Calico Cat!

Missing Female Calico Cat!

My female calico cat is Missing!  My cat went missing from the Dora Way area.  She has been missing for three days.  She has mostly white on her.  If you have seen her, please call 907-422-7192.  I miss her a lot.  

by · June 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
"Youth Sailing" kicks off the first week with calm waters on Bear Lake

Youths Sail on Bear Lake

Alexis De Leon for Seward City News – Before planes, trains and automobiles there was sailing. The craft dates back to one of the earliest civilizations in Mesopotamia. Today however Devin Putney is bringing the ancient art to the youth of Seward. Putney had the idea to teach sailing for sometime. After a bit of help from local businesses and […]

by · June 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Vendor Wars in Seward?

Vendor Wars in Seward?

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Food and craft vendors start your engines! The race is on! The City of Seward has begun an interesting experiment to make certain unused city lots and rights of way available for private enterprise during the tourist season and beyond. That, despite the fact that no commercial food, craft, or wood vendors were actually […]

by · June 17, 2014 · 4 comments ·
Seward Cold Case featured in Discovery Channel’s Did He Do It?

Seward Cold Case featured in Discovery Channel’s Did He Do It?

Seward Police Department Lt. Doreen Valadez was just doing what came natural to her – organizing the Evidence Room and making herself familiar with its contents. It was then that Valadez discovered sealed vials that appeared to be empty, but in fact contained evidence that would prove to be key in solving a murder mystery that has haunted Seward for […]

by · June 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Summer weekend in Seward

Summer weekend in Seward

Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – Lemonade Day was Saturday. These children weren’t affiliated with that organized event for young entrepreneurs, but they made $28 dollars on Fourth Avenue near the Small Boat Harbor in two hours Sunday afternoon selling lemonade and “Mountain Water” to friends and passers-by. A Seward Parks and Recreation Department employee spent Sunday afternoon doing trail […]

by · June 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Stevens Puppets perform at the Library

Stevens Puppets perform at the Library

On Friday night  kids, parents, grandparents, and even a great-grandparent filled the Seward Community Library community room in anticipation as Dan and Zan Raynor of Steven Puppets presented their marionette show, “Beauty and the Beast”. Stevens Puppets performed their show with colorful, handmade puppets, humorous puppeteers, happy kids and laughing adults. Many hope that they will be able to return again […]

by · June 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·
When Threatened By Wildland Fire, Will Your Home Survive?

When Threatened By Wildland Fire, Will Your Home Survive?

Save the date!  Come to the Community Firewise Workshop at the Bear Creek Fire Department on Saturday, June 28 from 10:00am – 2:30pm to learn about simple steps you can take to reduce the wildland fire threat to your home and community. Workshop participants will also learn about wildland fire, local fire history, fire management in Alaska, wildland fire prevention […]

by · June 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·