City of Seward

Seward welcomes Obihiro sister-city exchange

Seward welcomes Obihiro sister-city exchange

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Seward’s student exchange program with Sister-City, Obihiro, Japan, is underway once again. The program is in its 43rd year, and thus far more than 250 local students have visited Japan to learn about a different culture, its values and traditions. Three more Seward students will be traveling to Obihiro on August 4th for two weeks […]

August 2, 2015 ·
Subway Tri-Harder-Thon Letter of Thanks!

Subway Tri-Harder-Thon Letter of Thanks!

Seward Parks and Recreation hosted Seward’s 4th Adventure Challenge Sat, July 25th. Tri-athletes from around the state paddled 5 miles on Kenai Lake, ran 6 miles on the Iditarod trail (Long Lake) to Meridian trailhead then hopped on their bikes and rode 15 miles to the finish line at the Wellington picnic area. Congrats to all the competitors! Everyone crossed […]

August 1, 2015 ·
Opinion: Seward Prepares for Public Hearing on Coal Discharge

Opinion: Seward Prepares for Public Hearing on Coal Discharge

The City of Seward promotes itself  as offering an “unbeatable year round quality of life” in an area of “spectacular mountain and bay scenery, with abundant land-based and marine wildlife coupled with immediate access to pristine areas”. Thousands of visitors flock to this city and its sightseeing boats each year with the hopes of catching a glimpse of the awe-inspiring […]

July 31, 2015 ·
Council learns drill rig coming from Cook Inlet and handles other pressing matters

Council learns drill rig coming from Cook Inlet and handles other pressing matters

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – During an eventful two-hour Seward City Council Meeting on Monday, July 27, the local public and council members learned from Seward City Manager Jim Hunt that the offshore oil drill Jackup rig that will be soon coming to dock in Seward is an offshore drilling rig called Spartan 151, operated by Furie Operating Alaska […]

July 28, 2015 ·
Friends of the Seward Community Library Award Local Scholarships

Friends of the Seward Community Library Award Local Scholarships

The Seward Community Library Association, a.k.a. Friends of the Seward Community Library, are excited to announce this year’s winners of the annual Swetmann Scholarship. Since 1978, the Friends of the Seward Community Library has offered college scholarships to Seward area youth pursuing academic education or vocational training after high school. The scholarship is named for Viola Swetmann, founder of the […]

July 28, 2015 ·
Drilling Seward waterfront for ocean heat

Drilling Seward waterfront for ocean heat

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – Denali Drilling, a firm contracted by the City of Seward, is drilling a 300’ deep vertical bore hole at the Seward Waterfront about 120-feet along the bike path near Branson Pavilion. Beginning Monday, July 27, they will drill a 6” steel casing to the depth believed to contain saltwater, in a project expected […]

July 27, 2015 ·
Drill rig may be in Seward’s future

Drill rig may be in Seward’s future

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward City Manager Jim Hunt says a large oil drill rig from a well-known company may come to Seward in the off-season and find safe harbor here for up to 9 months at a time. He hinted that it may even return for a second season the year after that, and that a second […]

July 23, 2015 ·
Crumbling facade work shows potential of Seward’s code compliance program

Crumbling facade work shows potential of Seward’s code compliance program

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Nobody can be pleased when they receive a “Beautification Notice” or “Compliance Notice” by a private attorney either by mail or pinned to the door on behalf of the City of Seward, politely asking them to trim their hedges, cut down their daisies and fireweed, remove their junked vehicles, or paint or renovate their […]

July 21, 2015 ·
Museum Assessment Public Reception July 29

Museum Assessment Public Reception July 29

Museum Assessment Program Press Release – The Seward Community Library & Museum has the honor of housing and caring for the unique collections of the Resurrection Bay Historical Society and the Seward Community Library Association. In order to better serve as stewards of these local history and heritage materials, we are participating in an Organizational Assessment as part of the […]

July 20, 2015 ·
Community Pot Luck & Welcome Party for Obihiro Exchange Students July 28

Community Pot Luck & Welcome Party for Obihiro Exchange Students July 28

July 20, 2015 ·
City Proposes Mitigation of Impacts; Gives Notice of Intent to Award Contract to Develop SMIC

City Proposes Mitigation of Impacts; Gives Notice of Intent to Award Contract to Develop SMIC

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — As part of its ongoing development of Seward Marine Industrial Center, City of Seward obtained a permit from US Army Corps of Engineers on May 26, 2015 to dredge and dispose of about 206,000 cubic yards of material from the SMIC harbor basin. To compensate for negative aspects of the project, city administration proposes […]

July 19, 2015 ·

Seward Tsunami lives again in Waves Over Seward documentary

If you are looking for something to do on a rainy day in Seward, or just have a interest in history, make your way to the viewing of Waves Over Seward, a documentary that features footage of the disaster of the Good Friday earthquake that shook Alaska to its core and set Seward, Alaska on fire. March 27, 1964, the […]

July 16, 2015 ·
Summer Reading Program Hero Movies July 16 & 25

Summer Reading Program Hero Movies July 16 & 25

Big Hero 6 will show on Thursday, July 16th at 6:00PM Seward Community Library & Museum, Community Room Rated PG for action & peril, some rude humor & thematic elements Run Time:  1hr 48m More info at:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2245084/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1   The Incredibles will show on Saturday, July 25th at 3:00PM Seward Community Library & Museum, Community Room Rated PG for action […]

July 15, 2015 ·
Council approves KFNP lease extension, adds new finance department position

Council approves KFNP lease extension, adds new finance department position

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council last night unanimously approved a 60-year lease extension for the Small Boat Harbor property at 1212 Fourth Avenue where the Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center is located. The lease extension has an additional 5-year option. The NPS has leased the visitor center at its harbor location for the past […]

July 14, 2015 ·
Book Signing at the Museum July 23

Book Signing at the Museum July 23

Book Signing at the Museum Thursday, July 23rd from 3-5pm Seward author and historian, Doug Capra, will be at the Seward Museum on Thursday, July 23rd from 3-5pm to sign copies of his book:  “The Spaces Between: Stories from the Kenai Mountains to the Kenai Fjords.” The book is a captivating collection of stories about the pioneers that populated Alaska’s […]

July 14, 2015 ·
Museum is now open Sundays!

Museum is now open Sundays!

New Summer Sunday Museum Hours! The Resurrection Bay Historical Society (RBHS) volunteers will open the Museum on Sunday’s, from 1-5 pm through the rest of the summer season.  We at the Library Museum thank the RBHS volunteers for assisting the City to keep the museum open for our visitors  and residents  on a day the museum is not regularly staffed […]

July 10, 2015 ·

HOME STAY HOSTS NEEDED FOR OBIHIRO, JAPAN EXCHANGE PROGRAM!

Make a difference in the life of a student. Be a home stay for a visiting Japanese high school student. Share your home and broaden the mind of a young person as they experience life in Alaska! Dates available July 25 – August 4, 2015 for one or more nights. Contact Brenda Ballou, Deputy City Clerk, at 224-4046 for more […]

July 9, 2015 ·
Seward’s Fourth of July Weekend Schedule of Events

Seward’s Fourth of July Weekend Schedule of Events

  Don’t forget the Nordic Ski Club pasta feed on July 3rd from 5-7PM at the Seward Middle School.  See more information here: http://sewardcitynews.com/2015/06/mt-marathon-race-pasta-feed-july-3/ Also, the Mount Marathon Race awards ceremony will be held on July 4th at the AVTEC gym beginning at 6PM.

July 3, 2015 ·
Council reconsiders federal application for health facility

Council reconsiders federal application for health facility

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News- Seward City Council agreed Tuesday, June 30th in a special work-session, to take more time and careful deliberation when considering the needs of the year-old, rapidly growing Seward Community Health Clinic and increasingly cramped hospital, which Providence Alaska manages on the city’s behalf. They were meeting to discuss whether to move forward with a […]

July 2, 2015 ·
17th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run to be held August 1

17th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run to be held August 1

  The Alaska SeaLife Center is hosting its 17th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run/Walk on Saturday, August 1. This fundraiser supports the rescue and rehabilitation mission of the Center’s Wildlife Response Program. The race route follows a generally flat course along the scenic Seward waterfront.  Pre-register at www.alaskasealife.org  Race Day Schedule Registration and check-in begins at 9:00 am. Walkers start […]

June 30, 2015 ·
Power Outage at SMIC June 29

Power Outage at SMIC June 29

June 28, 2015 ·
Sign up now! Stylin’ Stitches Youth Soccer League for ages 3-17

Sign up now! Stylin’ Stitches Youth Soccer League for ages 3-17

Click here for the registration form: http://www.cityofseward.us/DocumentCenter/View/2405.

June 26, 2015 ·
Da Vinci campers watch Justice Pechuzal as she carefully explains media-mixing technique. Heidi Zemach photo.

Camps keep kids busy and learning new skills

By Heidi Zemach for For SCN- With many parents working extra jobs, young Seward children may not have much free time to wile away their long summer days on their own. But they do have a wide variety of fun and enriching camps and organized activities available to fill their days. The Boys & Girls Club Da Vinci Science and Arts […]

June 25, 2015 ·
Power Outage at SMIC June 24

Power Outage at SMIC June 24

June 23, 2015 ·
Seward Community Library & Museum Returns to Regular Summer Hours

Seward Community Library & Museum Returns to Regular Summer Hours

Seward Community Library & Museum Returns to Regular Summer Hours The Library is open until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.   Library Summer Hours Mon: 10am – 6pm Tues, Wed, Thurs: 10am – 8pm Fri, Sat:  10am – 6pm Closed on Sunday Museum Summer Hours Tuesday – Saturday:  10 am – 5 pm Closed on Sunday   Waves […]

June 23, 2015 ·
Tourists walk down Port Avenue towards the cruise ship.

Seward’s Port Avenue corner needs maps and signage

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The hundreds of visitors arriving on the Alaska Railroad passenger train to Seward every morning, and passing through town for the day while waiting to get on their cruise ship, or catch the evening return train, are often confused about where to go, and what to see or do.  Unlike other Alaska communities with cruise […]

June 22, 2015 ·