City of Seward

Tsunami Swim-a-Thon is coming!

Tsunami Swim-a-Thon is coming!

Tsunami’s have only days left to reach out and find their sponsors/pledges for Swim-a-Thon and many young swimmers have been working up their endurance to try for the 200 lengths limit during the two hour swim time. The event will be March 28, at the Seward pool. STSC has been providing an aquatic swim program in Seward for over 20 […]

by · March 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
SPRD Bulletin March 14

SPRD Bulletin March 14

SPRD Bulletin… Pink Cheeks Triathlon! Join us Sat, May 3rd for a 5K run, 10K bike and 600 yd swim. Sign up early for the best rates as a team or a solo. Online registration only Go to www.signmeup.com/98343 LUAU Theme… Costumes Encouraged!!!! Terry Pollard Memorial Exit Glacier Run Sat, May 17th online registration is now open! Join us for […]

by · March 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·

A Ready Seward Starts with YOU!

“Winging it is not an emergency plan,” is the theme of a current FEMA campaign. Sadly, national statistics indicate less than 20% of households are prepared for emergencies. March 27, 1964 is proof that disasters happen and in a big way in Alaska. If you have been procrastinating making a plan, making a kit, and haven’t been informed about emergency […]

by · March 14, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Join the Skiesta and help support the Seward Animal Shelter

Seward folks, come one, come all and join the “Skiesta!” (just think fiesta with skis!). Skiesta is a fun fundraiser for the Seward Animal Shelter. It will be held on Saturday March 22nd at noon on Exit Glacier Road. Participants will ski, walk, snowshoe, run, crawl, etc. down Exit Glacier road and be entertained with some Mexican themed stations along […]

by · March 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Our Local Governments Deserve More Respect

I am often asked how I differ from Governor Parnell. One significant difference is how we view local governments. Over the past six years, a pattern has developed with Parnell disrespecting our local governments.  Here are a few examples. Veiled Funding Threats: Parnell recently threatened fiscal retaliation against the Ketchikan Gateway Borough for filing litigation regarding education funding after the […]

by · March 12, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Council hears finance woes, upbeat medical news

Council hears finance woes, upbeat medical news

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – The Seward City Council’s regular Monday meeting March 10th, was interesting in that we heard about the difficult working conditions in which the city finance department finds itself, without working software and lacking experienced staff. We also learned more about the latest finances of Providence Seward Medical & Care Center, and briefly […]

by · March 11, 2014 · 1 comment ·
New Community Health Clinic opens Monday

New Community Health Clinic opens Monday

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The new Community Health Clinic, (CHC) opens its doors in Seward Monday, March 10th, in the Providence Seward Medical & Care Center building, exactly where the former clinic was. Patients who spoke with Sharon Montagnino, the CHC board and clinic interim executive director at a meet and greet Thursday evening were saddened to learn […]

by · March 9, 2014 · 1 comment ·
First coal ship to Seward celebrated

First coal ship to Seward celebrated

Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – The captain and some of the 19 crew members from Crimson Monarch, a brand new cargo ship sailing under the Singapore flag, were feted with frosted cake, plaques and proclamations by the Seward Chamber of Commerce and City of Seward Monday, March 3rd, at Chinook’s Waterfront Restaurant. The trip to Seward was not […]

by · March 7, 2014 · 2 comments ·

REVISED: Public Opening of Request For Proposals Monday, March 10, 2014

UPDATE: Correction to the notice sent out yesterday: The City of Seward will NOT be publicly opening any Request For Proposals submitted for the electrical engineering services for the generator relocation portion of the Seward Power Plan Integration Project.  This notice was sent in error.  While bids are required to be opened publicly, City Code states regarding Request For Proposals, the register […]

by · March 6, 2014 · 1 comment ·

CHANGE YOUR CLOCK, CHECK YOUR SMOKE ALARM

Seward Fire Department Press Release Alaska State Fire Marshal Kelly Nicolello is reminding Alaskans and the men and women of the Seward Fire Department would like to remind Seward Residents to test and check the batteries in their smoke and CO (Carbon Monoxide) alarms when they change their clock for Daylight Savings Time this Sunday, March 9th. Operating smoke and […]

by · March 6, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward Community Health Center Informational Night March 6

Seward Community Health Center will be holding an informational night on Thursday, March 6 from 6 to 7 pm in the waiting room at the Health Center site. This opportunity is for all new patients to have questions answered about services, making appointments and how to register for  the discount  fee program.  

by · March 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·
SPRD Bulletin February 28

SPRD Bulletin February 28

March Events for Middle & High School: Mardi Gras “Fat Tuesday” Potluck for Middle & High School students and parents March 4th 5:30-7:30. Bring your favorite dish to share and check out the Rec Room! First Friday Fun event (theme TBA) at the Rec Room Friday, March 7th  open to Middle & High School. Middle Schoolers join TYC for Roller […]

by · March 2, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Iris Darling Appointed to Council

Iris Darling Appointed to Council

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Faced with the difficult decision of choosing from among three well-respected, and well qualified Seward women, and after repeated paper-ballot votes, the Seward City Council approved Iris Darling, longtime owner of Brown and Hawkins, to fill the seat held by the late councilwoman Vanta Shafer. “They’re going to be tough shoes to fill,” Darling commented […]

by · February 24, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Seward Senior Center Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Seward Senior Center Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

The Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, with a theme of “Dapper Trapper” became an afternoon of delightful laughter. From Mike’s famous fish fry to polishing off with Volunteer baker, Beth Jonhson’s Gold Nugget Brownies and Klondike Gold Bars was only the beginning. Following lunch, the camera lights came on, grips ready to hand over props, and the dressing room was busy […]

by · February 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·
RBCA Salmon Surveys a success!

RBCA Salmon Surveys a success!

This fall Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance (RBCA) worked in conjunction with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game’s (ADF&G) Kenai office to conduct surveys of salmonid species in 2 tributaries of Japanese Creek.  Although both were suspected of being anadramous, neither one had been surveyed in the past to verify this.  Matt Gray, RBCA’s watershed coordinator, along with an ADF&G […]

by · February 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward Fire Department announces promotion

The Seward Fire Department is proud to announce that the following promotion occurred within its ranks and would like to publicly acknowledge and congratulate the following individual: Firefighter Jilian Chapman – to Lieutenant Please join us in congratulating Jilian Chapman on her accomplishment.  

by · February 19, 2014 · 2 comments ·

Three apply for vacant council seat

Three women, Deborah Altermatt, Sandie Roach and Iris Darling have applied for the a vacant seat on the Seward City Council. The seat was vacated with the recent death of longtime council member and former mayor Vanta Shafer. The term of the seat expires in October, 2014, at which point the seat will go before the voters at the October 2014 […]

by · February 19, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Begich Urges Parnell to Use Federal Funds to Fix Seward Runway

Begich Urges Parnell to Use Federal Funds to Fix Seward Runway

JUNEAU, Alaska – Senator Mark Begich Press Release February 18, 2014 – In response to concerns from the community, U.S. Senator Mark Begich today urged Alaska Governor Sean Parnell to use available federal funds to restore the Seward Airport “long” runway to full capacity instead of short-term repairs that will jeopardize public safety and economic growth.  The longer runway has […]

by · February 19, 2014 · 1 comment ·

SEWARD CHC TO OPEN NEW HEALTH CENTER ON MARCH 10, 2014

SEWARD, Alaska – PRESS RELEASE from the Seward Community Health Center February 18, 2014 After more than three years of work by the community, the Seward Community Health Center (SCHC) will become a reality next month. The Seward CHC is working diligently to prepare for opening its doors on Monday, March 10th.  Many details will be taken care of in […]

by · February 18, 2014 · 3 comments ·
Black smoke report raises more questions

Black smoke report raises more questions

  Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – At Monday night’s City Council meeting, Seward City Manager Jim Hunt described the results of his own internal investigation into the controversial three-day burn of materials that produced black smoke from January 9-11on Alaska Railroad property. Citizen’s photographs and video taken throughout the three-day burn show creosote-treated timbers and poles, and what […]

by · February 13, 2014 · 2 comments ·

SEWARD CITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Monday, February 24, 2014.

SEWARD CITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Monday, February 24, 2014     NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Seward City Council will conduct a public hearing on the following items of business at its regular meeting on Monday, February 24, 2014:   RESOLUTION 2014-022, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO PURCHASE BLOCK 13A, SEWARD TOWNSITE, CLIFF ADDITION BLOCK 13 REPLAT […]

by · February 13, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Council approves sewage funds, city help for clinic and manager pay raise

Council approves sewage funds, city help for clinic and manager pay raise

Heidi Zemach for SCN -  The Seward City Council took the first step toward addressing the many deferred-maintenance problems at the city’s aging sewage lagoon at Lowell Point by transferring 500 thousand dollars from its Water Enterprise Fund to the Wastewater Enterprise fund, and appropriating those funds toward future mitigation efforts yet to be named. At Monday night’s Feb 10th […]

by · February 12, 2014 · 0 comments ·

At The Senior Center This Week…

Greetings All!  This Friday at the Senior Center, foot care will be provided by Diane Hunt from 9 AM to 12 PM.  Foot care is provided on a first come, first served basis so come in early to secure your appointment.  Also on Friday, come on in and Celebrate Valentine’s Day with all of your friends here at the center, […]

by · February 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·

This Week at the Seward Senior Center

You can help the Seward Senior Center earn donations when shopping at Fred Meyer using your Fred Meyer Rewards Card!  First you will need to sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Seward Senior Center at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.  You can search for us by name or by our non-profit number 80537.  You’ll be helping […]

by · February 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Celebration of Life for Vanta Shafer

Celebration of Life for Vanta Shafer

On Saturday, February 1st, there will be a Celebration of Life for Vanta Shafer.  It will be upstairs at the AVTEC Commons on 4th Ave. from 3-5.  All who knew, and loved her, are invited to attend.  Refreshments will be provided.                                  

by · February 1, 2014 · 1 comment ·

SPRD Bulletin January 31

DON’T forget: Superbowl Party at the Rec Room (336 3rd Ave) Sunday, Feb 2nd from 1 to 7pm for Middle School & High School. TYC’s School’s Out Day Camps & Vacation Break Camps: No school February 6th & 7th! Join us for days filled with arts & crafts, baking, outdoor adventures, cooperative games & team building, movies & popcorn, music & dancing, science experiments and […]

by · February 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward Ship’s Drydock negotiates sale

Seward Ship’s Drydock negotiates sale

SEWARD, Alaska - Jim Pruitt, the owner of Seward Ship’s Drydock at Seward Marine Industrial Center, (SMIC),  has signed a “letter of intent” to sell the assets of the shipyard company to Vigor Industrial. Vigor, a Seattle-based firm with shipyards in Washington, Oregon and Alaska works with the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard  on large ships that ply the Pacific Northwest, the […]

by · January 31, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Emotional Council Meeting

Emotional Council Meeting

By Heidi Zemach for SCN -  The Seward City Council January 27th meeting was emotional from start to finish, with a few lighter breaks in between.  The absence of longtime council member and former Seward mayor Vanta Shafer, who died unexpectedly last week was almost palpable. Some eyes were wet with tears, and voices shook with emotion with the mention […]

by · January 29, 2014 · 1 comment ·