City of Seward

Challengers for property rights, public health at Seward Candidates Forum

Challengers for property rights, public health at Seward Candidates Forum

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Few showed up to hear the candidates speak except for two local reporters, and one or two other people, including mayoral candidate Tom Bearup’s wife, and Ron Long, the Seward Assistant City Manager. The biggest surprise at the Seward Chamber of Commerce’s Candidates Forum Thursday night (Sept 25th) however, was not that most of […]

September 28, 2014 ·
Reds Burgers closes Monday

Reds Burgers closes Monday

James Minden and Sara Kirby, of Red’s Burgers stand at the corner of Seward Highway and 302 Van Buren St., will soon be closing for the winter. They want to remind everyone that they can still come out and get their last fix of gourmet burgers, garlic fries, and shakes until they close on Monday (Sept 29th) at 6 p.m. […]

September 25, 2014 ·
Council delays lease transfer of harbor business

Council delays lease transfer of harbor business

Heidi Zemach for SCN – After hearing from a few concerned neighboring business owners who want delivery and emergency access behind their businesses, Seward City Council postponed a resolution for two weeks allowing the City Manager to enter into a lease agreement with Charles “Scottie” Bald reassigning the 8,300 square foot Marina restaurant property on Fourth Avenue to Seward Lodging […]

September 25, 2014 ·
City of Seward Notice of Special Meeting

City of Seward Notice of Special Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Seward City Council will meet in a special meeting on Monday, September 22, 2014 following adjournment of the 7:00 p.m. Regular Council Meeting for the purpose of:  Resolution 2014-080, Authorizing The City Manager To Apply For, And Accept A Loan From The State Of Alaska, Department Of Environmental Conservation, Alaska Clean Water Fund, In […]

September 22, 2014 ·
The Obihiro mural is complete

The Obihiro mural is complete

By Dot Bardarson – Our Japanese artist and dignitaries have flown home after finishing the painting of Seward’s newest mural.  It was unveiled during the Seward Art Council’s annual membership dinner as part of the entertainment, with speeches from both sides of the globe. The first “Touch-up day” was interrupted by a cherished visit from Japanese Consul, Akira Iwanabe and […]

September 21, 2014 ·
SPRD Bulletin September 19

SPRD Bulletin September 19

Halloween Carnival The Annual Community Halloween Carnival is coming up Friday, October 31st 6 to 9pm. Booth space is now available, reserve your spot today call Shari at 224-4057; email sadelmann@cityofseward.net or go to www.cityofseward.us  to download a form.  Glacier Family Medicine Pumpkin Prowl at Forest Acres Park Sat, Oct 25th at 6:30pm Search for Mini Pumpkins, roast marshmallows and […]

September 20, 2014 ·
Tall Ship Cuauhtémoc Returns to Seward

Tall Ship Cuauhtémoc Returns to Seward

By Rick Smeriglio with translation by Luzan Quintero for SCN – After an absence of over nine years, Mexican tall ship Cuauhtémoc (two syllables before the ‘t’ with stress on the “te¢ ”) docked at the port of Seward shortly after 10:00 am on Monday. As she does on all ceremonial occasions, Cuauhtémoc “manned the yards”, a nautical term which […]

September 18, 2014 ·
BBQ for the crew of the Cuauhtémoc

BBQ for the crew of the Cuauhtémoc

Hello all! The Kenai Fjords Yacht Club and Seward Mariners’ Memorial are sponsoring a BBQ at the Branson Pavilion, Wednesday September 17, from 5pm-10pm, for the crew of the Cuauhtémoc and everyone else in the community that would like to participate. All are welcome, and we hope to see you there!

September 16, 2014 ·
Cuauhtémoc arrives in Seward

Cuauhtémoc arrives in Seward

The Mexican Navy Tall Ship, “Cuauhtémoc” arrived safely into port  this morning, despite the heavy rain. Tours to the public are scheduled for the following times: September 15th from 11:00am to 4:00PM September 16th from 11:00am to late afternoon September 17th from 11:00am to late afternoon September 18th from 11:00am to late afternoon

September 15, 2014 ·
Alaska Nellie Tombstone Stabilized

Alaska Nellie Tombstone Stabilized

Heidi Zemach for SCN – The headstone on Alaska Nellie’s grave has been stabilized and given a bit of an uplift thanks to the extensive volunteer effort of some fellow birders who care about preserving local history. Jim Herbert and Kerry Martin were attending one of local historian Lee Poleske’s annual Solstice cemetery tours this summer, when he mentioned that […]

September 15, 2014 ·
Willard Dunham (l.) Carol Griswold (c.) Mike Navarre (r.) Cindy Clock (far r.) seen at Resurrect Art Coffee House Gallery. Photo by R. Smeriglio

Borough Mayor Navarre Meets & Greets Public at Local Coffee House

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Fresh from a meeting in Cooper Landing, Borough Mayor and candidate for re-election Mike Navarre traveled to Seward in a downpour to meet the public and to hear what people had to say. Mayor Navarre spent about two hours at the on-the-register-of-national-historic-places, old church turned java joint, Resurrect Art Coffee House Gallery last Friday, […]

September 15, 2014 ·
Meet the Candidates Night September 25

Meet the Candidates Night September 25

September 15, 2014 ·
Final phase of the Obihiro Mural

Final phase of the Obihiro Mural

By Dot Bardarson – Painting of the Obihiro mural in Seward is on schedule.  All the panels are finished except for touch-up.        

September 14, 2014 ·
Lowell Point Road to open around 1:30PM

Lowell Point Road to open around 1:30PM

Seward Public Works Department are expecting to open Lowell Point Road around 1:30PM this afternoon. Please drive carefully.

September 13, 2014 ·

Lowell Point Road temporarily closed

Seward Public Works Department has temporarily closed Lowell Point Road due to weather-related road maintenance.

September 13, 2014 ·
SPRD Bulletin September 12

SPRD Bulletin September 12

SPRD Press Release – TYC Teen Time is now open at TYC! Open to 6th-8th graders. Tuesday-Thursday 5:30pm-9pm and Fridays and Saturdays 5:30-10pm. Gaming, pool, movies, tourneys, ping pong, computers, WiFi, outdoor basketball court, foosball and much more! FREE! Signed waiver required to participate. This is an open, drop-in based program. Teens are welcome to come and go but must […]

September 12, 2014 ·
FEMA Announces New Flood Maps, Hears from Lowell Pointers

FEMA Announces New Flood Maps, Hears from Lowell Pointers

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN –   At an open house/informational meeting in Seward on Tuesday, September 9, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) displayed and explained new flood-hazard maps of the Seward waterfront from Lowell Point around to the industrial center at Fourth of July Creek. Based on new LIDAR (light detection and ranging) mapping of the topography and […]

September 11, 2014 ·
Obihiro mural painting continues

Obihiro mural painting continues

The painting of the Obihiro mural is right on schedule.  Painting is in the sanctuary of the Seward City Church on Nash Road.  Although we don’t have as many volunteers for this mural as usual (because it is in the middle of the week and people are at their jobs), most of the artists are professional artists, such as Akira Shiota […]

September 11, 2014 ·
MEXICAN SAILING SHIP “CUAUHTÉMOC” IS ARRIVING TO SEWARD, ALASKA

MEXICAN SAILING SHIP “CUAUHTÉMOC” IS ARRIVING TO SEWARD, ALASKA

Consul of Mexico in Anchorage Press Release – On April 9, 2014, the Mexican Navy Tall Ship “Cuauhtémoc”, affiliated to the Ministry of the Navy of Mexico, began their training cruise called “America 2014″, sailing from its home port of Acapulco, Guerrero. Under this framework, this ship will arrive to Seward, AK, USA on September 15, where it will remain until September 18, […]

September 10, 2014 ·
$2.5 Million in funds granted towards Seward marine terminal expansion

$2.5 Million in funds granted towards Seward marine terminal expansion

Office of Mark Begich Press Release – Begich:  Foxx Visit to Alaska Results in $2.5 Million in TIGER Grant Funds Seward Terminal Expansion will Bring Jobs, Growth to the Local Economy U.S. Senator Mark Begich welcomed today’s news that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $2.5 million in planning funds to complete the master plan for expansion of the […]

September 9, 2014 ·
Council approves lagoon dredge bid, 99-year SMIC lease for Harmon

Council approves lagoon dredge bid, 99-year SMIC lease for Harmon

Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council took steps to correct the deferred maintenance problems at the city wastewater lagoon at Lowell Creek at Monday’s meeting last night, approving the low bid for a $3.9 million project with Merrell Brothers, Inc. for the removal and disposal of sludge at Lowell Point Wastewater Treatment Facility and at the lagoon […]

September 9, 2014 ·
2014 Notice of Election

2014 Notice of Election

City of Seward Press Release –   CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA NOTICE OF REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014   NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, there will be conducted in the City of Seward, Alaska, a Regular Municipal Election in accordance with Seward City Code, Title 4.   CITY OFFICIALS The following candidates have filed for […]

September 9, 2014 ·

Airport Improvements Project Public Meeting September 11

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) has initiated preliminary studies and is collecting information to prepare for designing improvements to the Seward Airport (Seward Airport Improvements Project #54857). Learn more at an upcoming public meeting (details below) or on the project website, coming soon: www.dot.state.ak.us/creg/sewardairport/.   OPEN HOUSE PUBLIC MEETING: September 11, 2014 STOP BY any time between 4 and 7 pm […]

September 9, 2014 ·
Japanese Calligraphy Class September 13

Japanese Calligraphy Class September 13

City of Seward Press Release – Japanese Calligraphy Class  Offered Saturday, September 13, 2014 Delegates from Seward’s Sister City of Obihiro, Japan will be offering an hour long course in Japanese Calligraphy! Participants can watch an authentic performance and also take part in a brief class to draw traditional Japanese Calligraphy. Please contact the Office of the City Clerk to sign […]

September 8, 2014 ·

Nominate Someone For Their Local Historic Preservation Efforts

City of Seward Press Release – Seward has quite a history. For over 100 years now its citizens have come and gone; enriching our sense of place with each life and event. Without the hard work and civic pride of those that came before, Seward would not be the exemplary city it is today. And without the people and organizations […]

September 8, 2014 ·