City of Seward

Unofficial Seward Lowell Point Election Results

Unofficial Seward Lowell Point Election Results

From City of Seward Clerk’s Office – Here are the unofficial results from the November 4, 2014 General Election for the Seward/Lowell Point Precinct: US Senator Mark Begich: 300 Mark S. Fish: 37 Ted Gianoutsos: 24 Dan Sullivan: 309 Write Ins: 7   US Representative Forrest Dunbar: 293 Jim C. McDermott: 55 Don Young: 321 Write Ins: 6   Governor/Lt […]

November 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
U.S. Ninth Circuit Denies Appeal, Coal Operation Must Obtain Permit

U.S. Ninth Circuit Denies Appeal, Coal Operation Must Obtain Permit

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – On October 31, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied an appeal by Alaska Railroad Corporation and Aurora Energy Services, LLC, to have an entire 11-judge panel rehear their case rather than the three-judge panel that ruled against them on September 3, 2014. This appears to exhaust appeal avenues in the Ninth Circuit […]

November 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Firefighters mourn loss of Clif Simons

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Clif Simons, a longtime former Seward Volunteer Department firefighter, its second assistant fire chief, and a Corrections III Officer at Spring Creek Correctional Facility died unexpectedly Saturday morning. Details about his death have not been made public. But Seward’s Volunteer Fire Department Chief Eddie Athey said Simons was one of two assistant chiefs under […]

November 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Spirited Debate Over Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure

Spirited Debate Over Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Larry Kirk, the police chief of Old Monroe, Missouri, with two decades of experience in law enforcement, came to Seward this week to offer a different perspective to the national issue of the legalization of marijuana. His travel and hotel expenses for speaking across Alaska were paid by Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), a national […]

November 1, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Bold new energy plan urged for City

Bold new energy plan urged for City

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward Alternative Energy Group, a group of locals knowledgeable in, or interested in energy matters, and concerned with the high price of energy in Seward, held a Seward City Council work session Monday afternoon, and gave the council much food for thought. Mike Insalaco, an engineer who runs Alaska Efficient Energy Solutions, which […]

October 31, 2014 · 2 comments ·

Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Meeting

The Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a regular board meeting at 6:00 pm, Monday, November 3, 2014. The agenda includes a presentation by the Upward Bound High School project, and establishing the FY2015 State Capital Project Requests. The meeting will be held at the KPB Seward Office in Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. The […]

October 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Local Committee Favors Reducing Lingcod Bag Limit, Tables Motion to Restrict Catch and Release of Kings

Local Committee Favors Reducing Lingcod Bag Limit, Tables Motion to Restrict Catch and Release of Kings

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – By a vote of 6 yeas to 1 nay, Seward Fish and Game Advisory Committee approved a resolution reducing the bag and possession limit for lingcod in Prince William Sound down to one per day and one in possession. By an additional 6 to 1 vote, SF&GAC approved another resolution recommending that commercial retention […]

October 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
SPRD Bulletin October 29

SPRD Bulletin October 29

Join us for the Halloween Carnival this Friday from 6 to 9pm!! Glacier Family Medicine Pumpkin Prowl and the Family Masquerade Ball Letter of Thanks! Little scarecrows, witches, goblins & princesses and were out in force for the Glacier Family Medicine Pumpkin Prowl on Saturday, October 25th. Over 100 community members turned out for the annual event. Droves of costumed […]

October 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
City Approves Land Lease Swap Transfer between City and Railroad

City Approves Land Lease Swap Transfer between City and Railroad

Heidi Zemach for SCN – All of the same faces were up front again in the Council Chambers at City Hall at Monday night’s Seward City Council Meeting following a brief swearing-in ceremony for the four re-elected incumbents Marianna Keil, Rissie Casagranda, Dale Butts and Iris Darling. Keil was reappointed vice mayor. Most significant was the council unanimously passing a […]

October 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Unforgettable Alaska story told through youngster’s eyes

Unforgettable Alaska story told through youngster’s eyes

By Heidi Zemach for SCN –  My Name Is Not Easy isn’t an easy book to read. Although it is extremely readable, and frequently light-hearted and hopeful, it’s also a vivid reminder of, or introduction to a painful part of Alaska’s not-so-distant past—one that reverberates strongly today. It’s a fascinating book that evokes some key aspects of rural Interior Native Alaska […]

October 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward’s Annual Halloween Carnival October 31

Seward’s Annual Halloween Carnival October 31

October 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps Seeks Volunteers

Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps Seeks Volunteers

October 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward Energy Fair Looking for Alternative Energy Vendors

The City of Seward and the Seward Alternative Energy Group (SAEG) is hosting their first Seward Energy Fair on November 15, 2014. The fair will be held at AVTEC – Alaska’s Institute of Technology from 12 to 4 pm.  This event is being held in order to educate and update our local community members about the available resources and opportunities for […]

October 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Opinion: Facts about the R/V Sikuliaq

Written By Bill McCrossan – Having just read the Op-Ed Piece in the Seward Phoenix Log in support of Senator Begich  I feel compelled to respond. There is no way to post comments on the Seward Phoenix Logs website so I’ll post my comments here. Referring to the paragraph about the ship Sikuliaq, the phrase “Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot” comes to mind. This […]

October 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Pumpkin Prowl & Masquerade Ball October 25

Pumpkin Prowl & Masquerade Ball October 25

 

October 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Council puts off solution, approves Marina Subdivision lease

Council puts off solution, approves Marina Subdivision lease

Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council agreed at Monday night’s October 13 council meeting to allow transfer of the city lease known as Marina Subdivision from Charles “Scottie” Bald to Elliot Johnston without any changes to its rear right of way. The decision came with little comment by council following an executive session prior to the meeting […]

October 16, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Your used books are wanted

The Friends of the Library Museum are needing your used books. Used book sales helps the Friends support library programs, like the Summer Reading Program, purchase of new books for all age groups and more. Our shelves are almost empty! With fall in the air, we are all getting our lawns, yards and homes ready for winter. Bag those already […]

October 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Mount Marathon Race Civil Suit Settled Out of Court

Mount Marathon Race Civil Suit Settled Out of Court

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – A civil wrongful death suit brought July 26th, 2013 by the estate of Michael LeMaitre, the rookie runner who disappeared without trace during the July 4,  2012 Mount Marathon race, against the Seward Chamber of Commerce has been settled out of court. The settlement of $20,000, a figure suggested by the Chamber’s insurance company […]

October 15, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Seward City Reps Take Stand Against Legalizing Pot

Seward City Reps Take Stand Against Legalizing Pot

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council often refuses to take stands on controversial state ballot measures, but last night it passed a resolution by a 5-2 vote voicing its opposition to passage of Ballot Measure 2, the initiative legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Alaska, and urging voters to do the same. The vote was […]

October 14, 2014 · 2 comments ·
North Council Advances Sector “Common Pool” Proposal for Formal Analysis

North Council Advances Sector “Common Pool” Proposal for Formal Analysis

North Pacific Fishery Management Council Press Release – (ANCHORAGE) – The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) voted unanimously to move forward, for formal analysis, the “Catch Accountability Through Compensate Halibut” (CATCH) proposal by Alaska’s guided recreational sector. SouthEast Alaska Guide Organization (SEAGO) Executive Director, Heath Hilyard commented, “We’re pleased that the Council recognized the merit of this proposal. There […]

October 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Mariners’ Memorial wave wall installed

Mariners’ Memorial wave wall installed

Harmon Construction workers began installation of a gleaming metal wave wall on the west side of the Mariners’ Memorial yesterday. To see a video of the wall being moved from the production facility in Seattle, go to the Seward Mariners’ Memorial website at http://www.sewardmarinersmemorial.org/ Carol Griswold

October 14, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Kenai Peninsula Borough Unofficial Election Results

Kenai Peninsula Borough Unofficial Election Results

  Election Summary Report Regular Municipal Election Summary For Jurisdiction Wide, All Counters, All Races KENAI PENINSULA BOROUGH UNOFFICAL RESULTS JURISDICTION WIDE OCTOBER 7, 2014 REGULAR ELECTION 10/07/14 21:52:23 Borough Mayor KPB Total Number of Precincts 29 Precincts Reporting 28 96.6% Times Counted 9091/42409 21.4% Total Votes 8957 NAVARRE, Mike 4794 53.52% BEARUP, Tom 3270 36.51% MARTIN, Carrol J. 846 […]

October 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Port Advisory Board Sets Priorities, Works on Harbor Plan: Public Input Scarce

Port Advisory Board Sets Priorities, Works on Harbor Plan: Public Input Scarce

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN –   At its October 1 meeting, Seward Port and Commerce Advisory Board (PACAB) passed its capital improvement priorities list by a vote of four to one with Chair Deborah Altermatt the lone no vote. Two board members had excused absences. The seven-item list requested nearly $5.5 million for specific items plus unspecified “additional funding” […]

October 12, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Threatened legal action complicates solution for Marina business access issue

Threatened legal action complicates solution for Marina business access issue

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council has one particularly thorny decision to make at Monday’s October 13 regular council meeting: whether or not to pass a resolution approving the transfer of its city lease of the Marina (Restaurant) Subdivision from Charles Scottie Bald to Elliot Johnston, including an amendment retaining the right of way easement at […]

October 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·
SPRD Bulletin October 10

SPRD Bulletin October 10

  TYC / Rec Room Join SPRD in the Rec Room (336 Third Ave.) on Wednesday, October 15th from 11am-1pm for “Age Appropriate Discipline” training session with After School Network’s Thomas Azzarella. The training will have a strong focus on Middle School aged children. If you work with teens or just have a strong passion for them and an interest […]

October 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·