City of Seward

Steven’s Puppets perform Aladdin June 19

Steven’s Puppets perform Aladdin June 19

Aladdin, a marionette production by Steven’s Puppets at Seward Community Library & Museum   Date:               Friday, June 19, 2015 Time:               6:30 PM (45 minute program) Admission:      Free   From the pages of The Arabian Nights comes the timeless story of Aladdin! This Chinese folktale comes alive with the help of Martin Stevens’ hand-crafted marionettes. A true “rags to […]

June 15, 2015 ·
Get ready for summer soccer!

Get ready for summer soccer!

SPRD News Release – Let’s kick off another great season of youth soccer with SPRD’s annual Seward Youth Soccer Play Day! The event will be held at the Elementary Soccer Field this upcoming Monday, June 15th at 2 p.m. Kids ages 3-12 are invited to learn drills, go through skill stations and play games. Soccer play day is a great introduction to […]

June 14, 2015 ·
Sunday, June 14 is Flag Day

Sunday, June 14 is Flag Day

Seward Parks & Rec Public Service Announcement – As we celebrate Flag Day on Sunday, June 14th, here are some interesting facts to remember. The center, United States flag pole at Benny Benson Memorial Park was dedicated in 2003 to honor those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attack. The City of Seward flag and pole were also hoisted in 2003 […]

June 12, 2015 ·
Aurora Charters can continue under the Hughes family ownership for another 13, plus 33, plus 33 years. Heidi Zemach photo.

Council approves another lease extension and will extend electric to SMIC

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council last night awarded a liquor license to The Cookery, a new downtown eating establishment that offers fresh Alaskan oysters and small portions of  “hand-crafted” food prepared by award-winning chef Kevin Lane and his wife Stacy. Council also approved a city lease extension of 13 years on the lot upon which […]

June 10, 2015 ·
Coal Ship Double Progress loads up in Seward's Resurrection Bay.  The first coal ship of the year. Heidi Zemach photo.

First coal ship signals slow season ahead as U.S. Supreme Court denies appeal

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Since its arrival on Saturday, M/V Double Progress, the first coal ship to dock at Seward’s Alaska Railroad Terminal since last November, has been loading 72,000 metric tons of coal, bound for Japan. Aurora Energy Services, LLC says it will receive between two and four coal ships this year, or more if Usibelli Coal’s […]

June 8, 2015 ·
Power Outage schedule for Thursday, June 11

Power Outage schedule for Thursday, June 11

POWER OUTAGE   The Seward Electric Department has a scheduled power outage on Thursday, June 11th 2015, from 9:30am to 11:30am. The affected areas will be North of Forest Acres to Grouse Lake Road; to include Mile 0-2.5 of Nash Rd.   For further information please call the City of Seward Electric Department 907-224-4073.  

June 8, 2015 ·
SPRD Bulletin June 5

SPRD Bulletin June 5

SPRD Bulletin…   Bear’s Den B&B Bear Bell Run was held Fri, June 5th – a one mile race ‘just for kids’ along Waterfront bike path. 48 kids ranging from 3 to 12 years of age and their parents enjoyed this wonderful race despite the rain. Thank you to all the participants for braving the weather and the fantastic support […]

June 5, 2015 ·
Coast Guard Cutter Munro Stands Ready for Patrol, Awaits Decommissioning

Coast Guard Cutter Munro Stands Ready for Patrol, Awaits Decommissioning

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Although Cutter Munro homeports in Kodiak, it makes port calls all over Alaska, including Seward. During its brief layover at the railroad east dock, crew of Cutter Munro gave public tours of non-sensitive parts of the 378-foot, high endurance cutter. Lieutenant junior grade Eric Ressel stands at the entrance to the helicopter hangar to […]

June 5, 2015 ·
Kite Building Workshop June 13

Kite Building Workshop June 13

June 5, 2015 ·
Major construction projects abound

Major construction projects abound

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Major construction projects are underway in Seward this summer, providing a number of jobs, and creating better, or additional infrastructure both in the private and public sectors. Most of the sites are somewhat off the beaten path, but trucks can be seen moving soil to and from them. New City Water Tank The North […]

June 4, 2015 ·
US Coast Guard Cutter Munro open for public tours June 3

US Coast Guard Cutter Munro open for public tours June 3

The USCG Cutter Munro is happy to announce they will provide PUBLIC TOURS in Seward on Wednesday June 3, 2015 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.  The USCG Cutter Munro is docked on the east side of the Cruise Ship Dock at the Alaska Railroad Cruise Ship Terminal.   Public can park in front of the Seward Dale Lindsey Terminal and […]

June 2, 2015 ·
SPRD Bulletin May 29

SPRD Bulletin May 29

SPRD Bulletin… Exit Glacier Run Letter of Thanks! Thank you for the excellent outcome of the 2015 Terry Pollard Memorial Exit Glacier Race.  This was a great event this year, with competitive and good spirited racers, amazing weather, and a beautiful day to have fun with family and friends.  We are already looking forward to the 2016 race! Thanks to […]

May 29, 2015 ·
Council delays SMIC lease but approves city parcel for senior housing

Council delays SMIC lease but approves city parcel for senior housing

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Senior Housing Seward City Council voted to authorize the city manager to negotiate an agreement with Kenai Peninsula Housing Initiative at Tuesday night’s May 26 meeting, as it is donating approximately 1.7 acres of city land at Fort Raymond Subdivision, across from the military rec camp, to develop non income- based independent senior housing.  KPHI’s […]

May 28, 2015 ·

Nominations for local historic preservation efforts accepted now!

2015 Historic Preservation Award Nominations for local historic preservation efforts accepted now!   This annual award recognizes local preservation efforts and encourages community understanding and appreciation of Seward’s history. For over 100 years, many Seward citizens have enriched our sense of place and community.  Without the hard work and civic pride of those that came before us, Seward would not […]

May 28, 2015 ·

Information for upcoming Council Work Session on June 18

From the Seward City Clerk – The Seward City Council will have a work session with city administration and the Seward Community Health Center to discuss questions submitted by the SCHC regarding a capital grant and potential hospital project.  This information can be found on the city’s main webpage, or by clicking the link below. http://www.cityofseward.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=236 The work session will […]

May 28, 2015 ·

Job Opening at the Library Museum

CITY OF SEWARD POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT The City of Seward is hiring a Library Museum Technician. This is a regular, full-time position, with benefits, paying $15.57/hr. Performs difficult and complex tasks based upon detailed knowledge of particular library, museum and information technology functions. Responsible for quality control of library museum records. Manages and implements interlibrary loan, notary and passport agency procedures. […]

May 28, 2015 ·
Before I die public awareness project at harbor

Before I die public awareness project at harbor

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Before I die I want to… hug a bear, go to law school, save my marriage, have a child, see the Aurora Borealis. The precious hopes and aspirations of 146 people in Seward were colorfully chalked onto a large public art board on the Seward Harbormaster’s office in the first two days since it went […]

May 27, 2015 ·
Council’s say on community health clinic expansion to be affirmed

Council’s say on community health clinic expansion to be affirmed

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The Seward City Council is likely to easily pass a resolution at tonight’s (Tuesday, May 26th) meeting affirming that it must authorize an application by the Seward Community Health Center for a $1 million federal infrastructure improvement grant. That’s important legal protection for the city, giving the council the ability to opt-out of plans to […]

May 26, 2015 ·
Temporary Summer Library & Museum Hours

Temporary Summer Library & Museum Hours

The Library’s temporary hours will be in place until  we are fully staffed. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the limited evening hours. The earthquake movie, “Waves Over Seward” will begin its seasonal screening on Tuesday, May 26th.  The film will be shown Monday thru Saturday at 2:00 PM.  The Museum admission fee of $5 includes entry to the film. […]

May 22, 2015 ·
“Every Hero has a Story” Summer Reading Program

“Every Hero has a Story” Summer Reading Program

Every Hero Has a Story is Seward Community Library’s Summer Reading Program theme for preschool and elementary school students. Families are invited to the annual Kick-Off Party on Saturday, May 30th from Noon-2:00pm for free food & fun! This program, coordinated in partnership with the Seward/Moose Pass Imagination Library, provides a fun way to include reading and related activities in […]

May 21, 2015 ·
Work progresses at Lowell Point Lagoon

Work progresses at Lowell Point Lagoon

Major progress was made today as new bio domes were lowered into Lowell Point Lagoon by helicopter as a major part of the cleaning and upgrade process to the lagoon.

May 18, 2015 ·
SPRD Bulletin May 15

SPRD Bulletin May 15

SPRD Bulletin… Bike Rodeo Thanks! Seward Parks & Rec would like to thank everyone who helped with the annual Bike Safety Rodeo Sat, May 9th. With the help of volunteers and contributors the Rodeo was another fun community event. Thank you to our title sponsor Terry’s Tires and to Shoreside Petroleum, the“Helmet Junction” sponsor.  Both of these businesses give very […]

May 16, 2015 ·
USCGC MUSTANG Promotes Safety First

USCGC MUSTANG Promotes Safety First

  By LT Matthew Brinkley, Commanding Officer, USCGC MUSTANG – In preparation for National Safe Boating Week and the 2015 fishing and boating season, your local US Coast Guard Cutter MUSTANG (WPB 1310) wants to share some reminders to stress the importance of safety to help reduce boating accidents and fatalities. Boating safety is one of the Coast Guard’s top […]

May 15, 2015 ·

Coast Guard Observes National Safe Boating Week in Alaska

United States Coast Guard 17th District Alaska News Release – Coast Guard Observes National Safe Boating Week in Alaska KODIAK, Alaska — In recognition of National Safe Boating Week 2015, the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary across Alaska are encouraging and promoting safe boating practices to protect lives at sea. The National Safe Boating Week campaign is a public outreach […]

May 15, 2015 ·
Council approves another public crane study

Council approves another public crane study

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- After a great deal of debate, and two rejections of amended versions, the Seward City Council members Monday night approved an engineering contract with Moffat & Nichol to further study the feasibility of one or two public use cranes in the Small Boat Harbor, and appropriating $9,800 for the study. The locations for study listed […]

May 13, 2015 ·
SeaLife Summer Festival & Summer of Sharks Grand Opening Celebration

SeaLife Summer Festival & Summer of Sharks Grand Opening Celebration

Join the Alaska SeaLife Center for the first ever SeaLife Summer Festival and Summer of Sharks Grand Opening Celebration! The Center will be hosting daytime activities on the ASLC plaza and adjoining property, featuring free live music and arts and crafts vendors. Our ticketed fundraising event starts at 6:30 pm with a Sustainable Seafood Appetizer Showdown, exclusive access to the new exhibit, meet-and-greet […]

May 13, 2015 ·