City of Seward

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 ·
Seward Harbor Opening Weekend May 16

Seward Harbor Opening Weekend May 16

May 13, 2015 ·
City Public Works workr vacuuming beach. Heidi Zemach photo.

DEC investigator finds beach and lagoon cleaned

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Darren Steward, a compliance case officer with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s Clean Water division arrived in Seward Thursday May 7th to investigate last week’s unexpected trash release at the City of Seward’s wastewater lagoon at Spring Creek, and the Spring Creek beach near the lagoon’s outflow pipe.  He arrived two days after […]

May 11, 2015 ·
P&Z Commission Approves Housing for Seniors and Tents for Workers

P&Z Commission Approves Housing for Seniors and Tents for Workers

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — By unanimous vote of the six members present, Seward Planning and Zoning Commission recommended that city of Seward give 1.7 acres of parkland on the northeast corner of Dimond Boulevard and Sea Lion Avenue in the Fort Raymond Subdivision, to an entity that develops specialized housing for seniors. City Council will consider the donation […]

May 11, 2015 ·
Flood Board Hears More from Public about Road Used to Re-build Berm

Flood Board Hears More from Public about Road Used to Re-build Berm

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — At its regular monthly meeting on May 4, the Seward-Bear Creek Flood Service Area Board approved funding for and heard from three citizens about the Salmon Creek 205 project and its associated road and resulting increased land-use. An earlier informational meeting about the flood-control structure held May 1, attracted about a dozen citizens. As […]

May 9, 2015 ·
Beach and lagoon trash cleanup underway at SMIC

Beach and lagoon trash cleanup underway at SMIC

Heidi Zemach for SCN – A lot of tiny, non-biodegradable garbage wound up scattered on the beach, north of the North Dock facility at Seward Marine Industrial Center and extending down to the old sawmill site. The same type of material was seen all along the perimeter of the Seward City lagoon which services the Spring Creek Correctional Center, and […]

May 7, 2015 ·
Terry’s Tires Bike Safety Rodeo & Super Saturday Clean Up May 9

Terry’s Tires Bike Safety Rodeo & Super Saturday Clean Up May 9

May 6, 2015 ·
From the city manager, regarding 4th of July Beach garbage

From the city manager, regarding 4th of July Beach garbage

The City of Seward received a report of debris and trash at Fourth of July beach and at the sewer lagoon Tuesday afternoon. City employees responded to identify the scope of the issue and set plans in motion to clean the beach and vacuum the small foil packets the were along some of the fence at the lagoon and on […]

May 6, 2015 ·
SBCFSA May 18 Work Session

SBCFSA May 18 Work Session

You are invited to attend the upcoming Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area work session with State of Alaska Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management personnel.  The topic will be Flood Insurance & Flood Mitigation.  The meeting will be held Monday, May 18th at 6pm at the Seward Community Library, downstairs in the community room. See this attachment for flyer Stephanie […]

May 5, 2015 ·
Alaska SeaLife Center Goes Overboard with the Coast Guard

Alaska SeaLife Center Goes Overboard with the Coast Guard

By Rebecca Brinkley- Schedules aboard the USCGC MUSTANG (WPB 1310) were run a little differently on Wednesday as the crew challenged the employees of the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) to some friendly competition with drills. There has always been a relationship between ASLC and the United States Coast Guard. They have a mutual interest in Oiled Wildlife Response missions throughout […]

May 5, 2015 ·
2015 Free Shuttle Bus Schedule

2015 Free Shuttle Bus Schedule

View the 2015 shuttle bus schedule on the city web site here: http://www.cityofseward.us/DocumentCenter/View/2370

May 5, 2015 ·
Pink Cheeks Triathlon 2015 Results

Pink Cheeks Triathlon 2015 Results

  Seward Parks & Recreation Department has released the results of the 2015 Pink Cheeks Triathlon race that was held on Saturday, May 2. To view the complete results, click on this link: https://runsignup.com/race/results/?raceId=20754#resultSetId-8565  

May 3, 2015 ·

 Seward Middle School Fundraiser this Friday! Family Fun!    Family Fun!   Family Fun! General admission $7 – $10  7:30 pm to 8:45 pm VIP Tickets $25.00, Includes a private, pregame reception from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm with Streetballers, T-shirts for autographs, and center-court seating! Click HERE for tickets! Offline tickets available at Terry’s Fish & Chips  

April 30, 2015 ·