Harbor News

City tackles harbor and tourism, name-calling

City tackles harbor and tourism, name-calling

   (By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News)  The harbor: The Seward City Council passed a resolution authorizing the city manager to implement a vessel maintenance and repair policy for the Seward Small Boat Harbor at Monday night’s meeting. The policy governs minor maintenance allowed in the harbor such as […]

A Resurrection Day to Remember

A Resurrection Day to Remember

(By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News)   What an awesome day Easter Sunday was. My family and I braved snow squalls and bouncy seas to tour Resurrection Bay, hoping to witness the California Gray whales as they begin their annual migration north to the Bering Sea. My family was […]

Council vote moves fluoridation forward

Council vote moves fluoridation forward

(By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News) heidizemach@yahoo.com    (Will this water contain fluoride in the future?) A divided city council has moved city water fluoridation a step forward. With a 4-2 vote they passed a resolution at Monday night’s meeting “affirming council support for fluoridation of the public water […]

City Council Addresses Coal Issues

City Council Addresses Coal Issues

(Heidi Zemach for Seward City News) Coal dominated the Seward City Council meeting Monday, Jan 25th, as nearby, coal-filled trains pulled up to the Seward waterfront coal transfer facility, steadily growing a 90,000 ton-plus coal pile as it was loaded onto a waiting ship. The council unanimously agreed to undertake […]

The Kenai Watershed Forum (KWF) is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to maintaining the health of the watersheds on the Kenai Peninsula. KWF is recognized as the regional watershed organization of the Kenai Peninsula. KWF is building strong Seward relationships and is working on several projects in the local Seward […]

  By Heidi Zemach for SCN Seward City Council voted unanimously Monday night to authorize the city manager to extend the contract to Jim Pruitt for Seward Ship’s Drydock, Inc at Seward Marine Industrial Center through 2040. Councilmember Robert Valdatta was absent for the meeting, but all of the others […]

Good News and Bad for Seward Tourism

Good News and Bad for Seward Tourism

(By Heidi Zemach, for SCN) Three-thousand independent travelers on the website TripAdvisor have given Seward top billing as a tourist destination for 2010. TripAdvisor, an Internet website much used for vacation planning, announced Wednesday, Dec 9 that its yearly travel trends survey of U.S. travelers had chosen Seward first among […]

Alaska Logistics to expand Seward operation

Alaska Logistics to expand Seward operation

(By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News) The Seward City Council has agreed to have City Manager Phillip Oates negotiate a lease with Alaska Logistics, LLC, to construct a large vessel maintenance, repair and storage enclosure at the Seward Marine Industrial Center in support of their Western Alaska Barge Service. Alaska […]

Thank You Voters!

Thank You Voters!

The Seward Community Library Museum Committee (SCLMBC) members thank you, the community, for your strong support for the new library museum. With a very successful Yes vote on proposition 3, the project is now well positioned to seek state and federal funding as well as funding support from private and […]

Harbor News

Harbor News

Harbor News Muse 1.  Interesting request from Homeland Security USCG boats last weekend when securing port for the departure of a cruise ship…..  They requested that the tug Junior move away from the proximity. Junior, who was in process of tossing the cruiseship’s lines from their mooring, responded that they were doing so at ship’s […]