City of Seward

Stevens Puppets perform at the Library

Stevens Puppets perform at the Library

On Friday night  kids, parents, grandparents, and even a great-grandparent filled the Seward Community Library community room in anticipation as Dan and Zan Raynor of Steven Puppets presented their marionette show, “Beauty and the Beast”. Stevens Puppets performed their show with colorful, handmade puppets, humorous puppeteers, happy kids and laughing adults. Many hope that they will be able to return again […]

by · June 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·
When Threatened By Wildland Fire, Will Your Home Survive?

When Threatened By Wildland Fire, Will Your Home Survive?

Save the date!  Come to the Community Firewise Workshop at the Bear Creek Fire Department on Saturday, June 28 from 10:00am – 2:30pm to learn about simple steps you can take to reduce the wildland fire threat to your home and community. Workshop participants will also learn about wildland fire, local fire history, fire management in Alaska, wildland fire prevention […]

by · June 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·

MMR Race Preview

A group of veteran runners will lead a race course preview on Mount Marathon from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday June 21. This is the only date and time offered this year unlike in years past. The tours will focus on helping participants travel safely on the bottom third of the mountain. Tour leaders will guide uphill until “Squirrel’s Inn” and downhill through the […]

by · June 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Burn Suspension Lifted

The following press releases were submitted to SCN from Alaska Division of Forestry and City of Seward: State The Division of Forestry has lifted its open burning suspension as of 11:00 am, June 10th 2014.  The area is forecasted to receive high winds so we are urging the public to strictly follow the specifications provided on the Burn Permit.  Attached is […]

by · June 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·
City Council approves renewables Interconnect

City Council approves renewables Interconnect

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward City Council has unanimously approved a new ordinance allowing people to connect their own small renewable energy sources produced by wind, solar, geothermal, biomass or water (tidal or hydropower) energy to the city’s electric grid. It had been several years in the making. At Monday night’s council meeting, the council amended the proposed […]

by · June 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Best Seller Sure to Excite Community

Best Seller Sure to Excite Community

By Alexis DeLeon for SCN – The Seward Library Association or Friends of the Library hosted a Q & A with Klinkhart the author of the Alaskan best seller “Finding Bethany.” “I had received a call from Glen originally. He said he was touring with his book and really wanted to come to Seward,” Seward Library Association coordinator Mary Tougas […]

by · June 10, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Jesse Lee Home project moving forward

Jesse Lee Home project moving forward

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Progress is apparently being made between the City of Seward administration, Seward City Council, and representatives of the nonprofit group, Friends of Jesse Lee Home toward the sale and transfer of city land to the FJLH for its building renovation project. After many years of not seeing eye to eye on the proposed renovation project, […]

by · June 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Children’s Program Friday at the Library

Beauty and the Beast, a marionette production by Steven’s Puppets. Date: Friday, June 13, 2014 Time: 6:30 PM (45 minute program) Location: Seward Library Museum, Community Room Admission: Free Beauty and the Beast is a touching and humorous marionette play full of chuckles and drama. Artistic staging and clever effects accented with beautiful harp music bring this ever popular classic triumphantly […]

by · June 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Bear’s Den B&B Bear Bell Run Results

Bear’s Den B&B Bear Bell Run Results

SPRD Press Release -  56 kids ranging from 3 to 12 years of age and their parents enjoyed wonderful weather, friendship and fun at the annual Bear’s Den B&B Bear Bell Run. This race ‘just for kids’ had a record number of participants, with 22 kids signing up the day of. SPRD thanks the Adelmann family and the many other […]

by · June 9, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Progress in sight for wastewater lagoons

Progress in sight for wastewater lagoons

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward City Manager Jim Hunt has ordered four Microbubble Aerators and two control panels for the city’s passive wastewater lagoon at Lowell Point from ClearBlu Environmental, a company based in Watsonville, California, at a cost of $43,500. The aerators should arrive in Seward the next few weeks, and be installed. They will increase the oxygen […]

by · June 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Party

Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Party

Preschool and elementary students register to earn prizes for reading.  Refreshments and fun science activities.  Date: June 7th – Saturday Time: Noon-2pm Location:  Seward Community Library & Museum Special thanks to the Friends of the Seward Library and the Imagination Library for sponsoring the Summer Reading Program!

by · June 6, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Plan addresses workforce needs of Alaska’s maritime industry

Plan addresses workforce needs of Alaska’s maritime industry

By Kris Norosz, Julie Decker and Doug Ward -  With our massive land endowment and bragging rights as the largest state in the nation, it’s easy to lose sight of an important fact – Alaska is a maritime state. We have more miles of coastline than all other U.S. coastal states combined. Alaska’s Arctic coast makes the U.S. an Arctic […]

by · June 6, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Job Opening: Secretary to the Board of Directors for Lowell Point Community Council

  Job Opening: Secretary to the Board of Directors for Lowell Point Community Council  – 20 hours per month as Independent Contractor. – Compensation DOE. Requirements: – Excellent Communication Skills – Knowledge of Accounting and Financial Management – Proficient with MS Ofiice Email resume/ qualifications to lpcc@arctic.net by June 15, 2014  

by · June 6, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Borough Assembly Report

3 June 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure We began the day at 2 PM with committee meetings, which included discussions of the Fiscal Year 2015 budget that had been presented by Mayor Navarre. Public testimony and discussions began at about 8 PM, and ended with the budget ordinance being enacted at about 10:30. There are few changes […]

by · June 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Flood Board Meets: Reaffirms Support for Mil Rate Increase

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – At its regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 2, Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area Board again voiced support for a 50 percent increase in the tax mil rate as a special assessment on property within the service area. Currently set at 0.5 mils, the proposed increase would hike it to 0.75 mils.  Kenai […]

by · June 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Comment Period Ends, Five Comments Made on City Dredge Permit at SMIC

Comment Period Ends, Five Comments Made on City Dredge Permit at SMIC

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – The public comment period for City of Seward’s permit application to dredge and discharge at Seward Marine Industrial Center closed in late April. Five parties commented. According to Public Affairs Specialist Curt Bieberdorf of the Corps of Engineers, the agency that would issue the permit, the Corps has the application under review and has […]

by · June 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Campaign Signs Come with the Season

City of Seward Press Release – You might see them just about anywhere in town, those placards planted in the ground along streets and in yards to increase a candidate’s name recognition among voters. Whether you like them or not, campaign signs are a traditional part of the political process and come with the election season. Before you place a […]

by · June 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Thanks for the fine send off…

Thanks to everyone for the kind wishes and wonderful send off into retirement.  I am surprised and humbled by the attention.  I love being a librarian and being able to do the work I love in Seward for fifteen plus years made the job even more enjoyable.  Thanks for the opportunity! Sincerely, Patty Linville, Former Seward Community Library Museum Director

by · June 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Taking seawater heat to the next level

Taking seawater heat to the next level

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Conditions are excellent for Seward to become the first city in America to create its very own seawater heating district. It would have the effect of lowering local dependence on fossil fuels, slashing high energy bills, and growing the economy. With Resurrection Bay glimmering just off Seward’s waterfront, just waiting to provide a free, clean, […]

by · June 1, 2014 · 1 comment ·
FIZZ, BOOM, READ!

FIZZ, BOOM, READ!

The Summer Reading Program kick-off party will take place on Saturday, June 7th from Noon-2:00pm at Seward Community Library & Museum. Preschool and elementary students can register for the Summer Reading Program, enjoy a free hotdog  and cake, and participate in various science activities. The Summer Reading Program is a fun way to include reading and related activities in summer family time, and helps […]

by · May 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Fire Departments Open Houses in Seward & Moose Pass

Fire Departments Open Houses in Seward & Moose Pass

FIRE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSES THAT WILL REALLY SHAKE YOU UP! Come check it out Seward Fire Department – 316 Fourth Avenue Saturday, May 31 from 10am to 3pm Earthquake Preparedness presentations at 11am and 1pm and Moose Pass Fire Department – 35390 Seward Highway Sunday, June 1 from 11am to 2pm Earthquake Preparedness presentation at 12noon

by · May 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Council lowers cost of city day camps

Council lowers cost of city day camps

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Those still looking for a safe, supervised, fun and affordable day camp to send their children this summer can breathe a sigh of relief. With the Seward City Council’s stamp of approval, the Seward Parks and Recreation Department has been allowed to lower 2014 summer camp fees back to pre- 2011 levels, when the camp had […]

by · May 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward approves net-metering, tables renewable energy interconnect

Seward approves net-metering, tables renewable energy interconnect

  Heidi Zemach for SCN- The Seward City Council tabled an ordinance , finally allowing residents or businesses to interconnect small renewable energy sources to the city’s electrical distribution system at its meeting Tuesday, May 27th.  The alternative power sources are ones fueled by renewable resources such as wind, solar, geothermal, biomass or water (tidal or hydropower) energy, but not by […]

by · May 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Kenai Fjords Tours Receives Trip Advisor Award of Excellence

Kenai Fjords Tours Receives Trip Advisor Award of Excellence The world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor, has awarded Kenai Fjords Tours and Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge with their prestigious Award of Excellence. Only 10 percent of worldwide businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious accolade, which honors hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments consistently achieving outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. […]

by · May 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Animal Shelter closed June 2-6

A Message from the City of Seward -  The city animal shelter will be closed for maintenance June 2nd thru the 6th.  For animal related concerns, please call dispatch at 224-3338.  Thanks.

by · May 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Guess who’s running for higher office?

Guess who’s running for higher office?

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Former Seward City Mayor David Seaward says he is running for U.S. Congress on the Republican ticket against U.S. Congressman Don Young. Young is serving his 21st term as Alaska’s representative to the U.S. House of Representatives. He’s its 1st ranking Republican member, and the 4th ranking overall member of the House of Representatives. “I […]

by · May 24, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Seward Chamber of Commerce and ADF&G Release Smolts into Lagoon

Seward Chamber of Commerce and ADF&G Release Smolts into Lagoon

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – On Friday the 23, two hefty trucks from the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Wm. Jack Hernandez fish hatchery lumbered up to the Seward Lagoon and released their shimmering cargo of 95,000 quite lively coho salmon smolts into the brackish water. Those that survive north Pacific rigors will return as adults in August […]

by · May 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·
City of Seward Burn Suspension

City of Seward Burn Suspension

From Seward Fire Department Fire Chief Eddie Athey, Effective 6 a.m. 24 May 2014: ALL OPEN BURNING within the City Limits of the City of Seward is suspended due to extremely high fire danger on the Kenai Peninsula, this ban on open burning in in conjunction with the open burning suspension imposed by the State of Alaska Department of Natural […]

by · May 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·