City of Seward

No PACAB or Seward Recreation Meetings Today

Both the Port and Commerce Advisory Board Work Session and Seward Recreation Committee Meeting have been canceled due to a lack of quorum.

January 21, 2015 ·
Freighter Loses Power in Cook Inlet

Freighter Loses Power in Cook Inlet

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Near the end of its run from Tacoma, Wash. to Anchorage, Alaska, motor vessel Midnight Sun partially lost power and proceeded to Kachemak Bay under orders from US Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Western Alaska, Paul Mehler III. Radio and e-mail logs at the Homer Harbormaster’s office indicate that the 839-foot M/V […]

January 21, 2015 ·
US Air Force Rec Camp dismantled

US Air Force Rec Camp dismantled

The US Air Force Recreation Camp was permanently closed on September 4, 2012. Today, the process began to prepare and haul the salvageable buildings off site to new homes. Now it’s up to the citizens of Seward and the Seward City Council to decide the future of this large 11 acre prime lot with frontage along the Seward highway. Submitted by Carol […]

January 19, 2015 ·
Polar Bear Jumpoff Still Going Strong at 30

Polar Bear Jumpoff Still Going Strong at 30

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – About 100 people lined the dock of Seward’s Small Boat Harbor, and leaped into the chilly Resurrection Bay waters Saturday afternoon January 17 to benefit the American Cancer Society and help achieve its goal to assure more birthdays. It was a balmy 35 degrees and raining lightly off and on. This is the […]

January 19, 2015 ·
Engineering study approved for smaller harbor crane

Engineering study approved for smaller harbor crane

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – City Administrators and the Seward Harbormaster had a difficult time recommending that the Seward City Council agree to fund a second engineering study, proposed by their own Ports and Commerce Advisory Board (PACAB) that would help toward creating an 8-ton public fixed crane at I Dock, for use by fishermen at the Small Boat […]

January 16, 2015 ·
Generators to be moved indoors for $3.1 million

Generators to be moved indoors for $3.1 million

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council easily agreed at Monday night’s meeting Jan. 12 to have the city manager sign a $3.1 million contract with Engineered Services Group Inc., of Anchorage to move two 35-ton generators into the building at Fort Raymond, and to construct the systems that would permit them to operate. The work would include […]

January 14, 2015 ·
Small Business Management Class Starting in February!

Small Business Management Class Starting in February!

Objective planning is the key to successful small business management; whether you are ready to launch a new start-up, purchase an existing business or increase profitability in an existing enterprise.  This 12-week course will cover a wide range of topics for those considering making the leap into managing their own small business.  Instructor, Tom Tougas, will teach this series of classes and […]

January 13, 2015 ·
AMSEA Marine Safety Instructor Training at AVTEC April 14-19

AMSEA Marine Safety Instructor Training at AVTEC April 14-19

January 12, 2015 ·
Youth Basketball League Ref Clinic January 15

Youth Basketball League Ref Clinic January 15

SPRD is looking for volunteers who would like to referee youth basketball games. Games will be held on Saturdays during Urbach’s Youth Basketball League, Jan 24 to March 21.   If you are interested,  please join Official Bob Lechner as he leads a Referee Clinic on Thursday Jan 15, at the Avtec gym at 6 pm. Wear court shoes and […]

January 10, 2015 ·
Local Guide Business Charged With Numerous Violations

Local Guide Business Charged With Numerous Violations

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — On New Year’s Eve of last year, State of Alaska charged Miller’s Landing Inc., and the company’s owner Michael Allen Miller age 64, with nine, class-A misdemeanors related to a guided sport-fishing trip that occurred on August 22, 2013. State of Alaska also charged Shane D. Ring, age 20, with five class-A misdemeanors connected […]

January 6, 2015 ·

City of Seward Request for Proposal

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Sports Officials &/or Sports Associations Contracts CITY OF SEWARD   The City of Seward requests proposals from qualified individuals, companies or firms for Sports Officials Scheduling, Payment and Management Services at various SPRD venues. SPRD staff will schedule games, matches and contests and otherwise manage the sports leagues and tournaments. The contractor will recruit, train, manage, schedule, […]

January 6, 2015 ·
Inefficient Five-bulb light systems on Third Avenue in Seward. Heidi Zemach photo.

Switching to LED lights isn’t an easy choice for City of Seward

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Transitioning city lights downtown to LED is a great idea if one hopes to improve the city’s energy-efficiency and save city taxpayers money in the long run. But when Seward City Council members recently decided it was a good way to go, beginning with the 24 decorative lights downtown that needed maintenance, they soon […]

January 4, 2015 ·

January “Friday Flicks” Lineup at the Seward Community Library & Museum

Movies start at 6:30 PM in the Community Room. Contact the Library at 224-4082 with any questions.   January 2 – Salvo Italian with English Subtitles, Not Rated, Run Time: 110 minutes Synopsis: A hitman for the Sicilian Mafia, Salvo is cold and ruthless. When he sneaks into a house on an assignment, he discovers Rita, a young blind girl […]

January 2, 2015 ·
New hours at Seward CHC starting January 12

New hours at Seward CHC starting January 12

December 31, 2014 ·
Campaign for new animal shelter picks up steam

Campaign for new animal shelter picks up steam

By Heidi Zemach for SCN –  A growing number of Seward residents are making known that the community needs a larger, more modern animal shelter where pets awaiting adoption, or found running loose on the streets, can be properly and humanely cared for. More than 200 people, from young children to elderly adults, have added their voice to the effort […]

December 27, 2014 ·
Thanks for making Breakfast with Santa a success!

Thanks for making Breakfast with Santa a success!

December 23, 2014  Letter to the Editor,  The Seward Teen and Youth Center and Seward Parks & Recreation would like to thank those who helped make Breakfast with Santa such a wonderful holiday event. Gratitude and thanks to our title sponsor, Seward Rotary Club, and its caring members who provided a wonderful breakfast for all the attendees.  Thank you Lori […]

December 27, 2014 ·
SPRD Bulletin December 19

SPRD Bulletin December 19

SPRD Bulletin… Sports & Rec.  The fall basketball league finished up Tue, Dec 16th.  Congratulations to Auto Tech the 2014 fall champions going 16-0.  Congratulations to Miss Melody for second place.  Shoreside Petroleum won the Sportsmanship trophy.  Great season with an outstanding number of 7 teams. Sign up for Adult Basketball League now for the best rates for the season […]

December 20, 2014 ·

Seward Recreation Committee seeks new member

SOLICITING PUBLIC INTEREST FOR ONE NEW MEMBER TO JOIN THE SEWARD RECREATION COMMITTEE On behalf of the Seward City Council, the City Clerk is soliciting citizens of Seward and the surrounding area interested in serving on the Special Ad Hoc Citizen Advisory Seward Recreation Committee. The committee is seeking one new member to replace a vacant seat. The committee usually meets the […]

December 19, 2014 ·
Alaska Railroad Corporation Obtains Grant, Plans Future of Terminal and Port of Seward

Alaska Railroad Corporation Obtains Grant, Plans Future of Terminal and Port of Seward

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — ARRC has received a grant of $2.5 million from US Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) to create a “master land-use plan” for the Seward Marine Terminal and surrounding 328 acres of railroad-reserve tidelands and uplands. ARRC contributed $500,000 as matching funds to the project it calls “Seward Marine Terminal Expansion Planning”. According to […]

December 18, 2014 ·
Holiday Programs at the Library & Museum

Holiday Programs at the Library & Museum

Friday, December 19th Reindeer Fun & Jingle Bells StoryTime @10:30AM   Friday Flicks @ 6:30PM – “Holiday Inn” (1942) starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. Not Rated. Runtime: 101 minutes.   Saturday, December 20th from 2 – 3PM Live @ the Library featuring Seward’s own Burning Bush performing an acoustic rock & jazz selection of holiday tunes, original music and […]

December 17, 2014 ·
Tickets Still Available for Breakfast with Santa December 20

Tickets Still Available for Breakfast with Santa December 20

December 17, 2014 ·

Seward Recreation Committee Meeting Canceled Today, December 17

The Seward Recreation Committee meeting has been canceled today due to a lack of quorum.

December 17, 2014 ·

Historic Preservation Commission Work Sessions canceled for December 17

The Historic Preservation Work Session scheduled for Wednesday, December 17, 2014 has been canceled.

December 16, 2014 ·

2015 High School Exchange Program with Obihiro, Japan

The City of Seward and the Seward International Friendship Association (SIFA) are seeking up to four high school students to participate in the student exchange with Obihiro, Japan.  Japanese students will come to Seward in late July/early August, then the Seward students will travel to Obihiro for approximately two weeks in August. Applications are available at the high school through Martha […]

December 16, 2014 ·