City of Seward

SPRD Bulletin August 11

SPRD Bulletin August 11

End of season competitive softball league tourney Seward Competitive Softball League finished last Sunday with an exciting championship game, with Tony’s Pistols winning the championship.  Congratulations Tony’s Pistols.  Vergeben Services came in as the runner up.  Seward Insurance’s team was awarded the sportsmanship trophy.  There were six teams that competed every Sunday night in June and July.  Each team played a competitive […]

by · August 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward CHC feels shortage of primary care physicians

Seward CHC feels shortage of primary care physicians

The Seward Community Health Center opened a clinic inside the Providence Seward Medical & Care Center building five months ago, replacing the outpatient clinic there. To date the SCHC has seen 600 patients for 1000 visits, and the numbers are climbing, said Patrick Linton, SCHC’s new executive director. But since opening March 10th, Seward’s new community health center has been […]

by · August 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Kenneth Lester takes lead in Seward Silver Salmon Derby

Kenneth Lester takes lead in Seward Silver Salmon Derby

  On Day 2 of the 2014 Silver Salmon Derby, Kenneth Lester from Ferndale, WA, took the lead with his 16.8 lb silver salmon caught on the Rainisong in Driftwood Bay. Jim Corttell from Anchorage has moved down to second place.

by · August 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward Silver Salmon Derby Day 1 Results

Seward Silver Salmon Derby Day 1 Results

August 9, 2014 – Jim Corttell from Anchorage Alaska is the current leader in the 2014 Seward Silver Salmon Derby after catching a 16.66 lb silver on the CoHo LoCo near Caines Head. Second place is held by Gene Duillo of Springfield, Missouri, with his 15.93 lb silver salmon. Emma Johnson of Anchorage, Alaska, is back and fishing to keep […]

by · August 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Doug Capra book signing event August 18

Doug Capra book signing event August 18

KMTA National Heritage Area Launches Book by Historian Doug Capra Seward—The Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area announces the publication of The Spaces Between: Stories from the Kenai Mountains to the Kenai Fjords by Doug Capra. This book is the first in a series of original titles that will be published by the KMTA National Heritage. To celebrate the launch, the […]

by · August 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Icebreaker docks in Seward

Icebreaker docks in Seward

The United States Coast Guard celebrated its 224th birthday on Monday, August 4, 2014, and invited area residents and visitors to tours of the Coast Guard Cutter Mustang and the Coast Guard Cutter Healy. The CGC Healy is a medium icebreaker designed for scientific research in both the Arctic and Antarctic poles. Measuring approximately 420 feet in length, it  can accommodate […]

by · August 6, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Jesse Lee prime candidate for historic renovation and LEEDs certification

Jesse Lee prime candidate for historic renovation and LEEDs certification

Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – The 86-year old Jesse Lee Orphanage, which sits on prime City land above Seward and has been abandoned and vandalized since the ’64 earthquake, would be a great candidate for National Historic Building designation and LEEDS energy certification, said Barbara Campagna, an architect from BAC/A&P (Architecture and Planning). It’s an architecture and planning […]

by · August 6, 2014 · 1 comment ·

USCG HEALY works for Seward

Today until noon, two parties of USCG Healy are working on community projects to spruce up parks and improve safety. You will see one group at the south end of the Lagoon by the Rotary pavilion. They are removing the remnants of the boardwalk that was deemed no longer safe. Hopefully, they will also have time to remove old railroad […]

by · August 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Candidate Packets

Candidate Packets for Service Area Boards and Borough Mayor are available at the Borough Annex office in the Sea View Plaza suite 122. Hours are Mon-Thu from 9:00 to 3:00. They are due by August 15th at 4:30. Cheryl Seese is a notary, for your convenience.

by · August 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Poor Drainage Reported at SMIC

Poor Drainage Reported at SMIC

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – When snow melts and forms ice ponds on city property leased to private businesses, who has responsibility to drain the problem? City of Seward has spent about $35 million over the years to develop Seward Marine Industrial Center (SMIC), but serious problems due to inadequate drainage persist, according to at least some tenants at […]

by · August 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Drones are on!

Drones are on!

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – You may have already seen them being flown in Seward by drone hobbyists, hovering above the Mount Marathon Race taking photos, or rising up crowd scenes at Lowell Point during the filming of the movie Sugar Mountain. Like it or not, drones are already here. Their use will increase exponentially in Alaska regardless of […]

by · August 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Fire Departments give thanks to Tim McDonald

Fire Departments give thanks to Tim McDonald

The members of the Seward and Bear Creek Fire Departments would like to say thank you to Mr. Tim McDonald for allowing us to access and use his property at Preachers Pond from 29 July thru  1 August 2015, for the purpose of conducting our annual fire apparatus pump testing.  Without his support this would have been much more difficult […]

by · August 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Can any one give me some information on Seward?

Hello my name is Nikki, an I was wondering if any one could answer some of my questions about Seward? I am planning to use this in my upcoming book I am writing, which I can not find much on but any information you give could help me out. High school info that I need. – Can anyone give me […]

by · July 31, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Obihiro Students receive royal welcome

Obihiro Students receive royal welcome

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Four high school exchange students visiting from Seward’s Sister City: Obihiro, Japan, are exploring American culture and hospitality this week-Seward style. When the exchange students make their annual visit, as has been occurring for the past 40 years, they are treated to life with a host family, often with adults or teens who have visited […]

by · July 31, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Council reverses move to sell SMIC parcel to Harmon

Council reverses move to sell SMIC parcel to Harmon

  In a rare turnaround, the Seward City Council this week reversed a unanimous decision, made at the July 14th meeting, to direct administration to begin negotiating the sale of a city parcel leased by Larry Harmon, at Seward Marine Industrial Center (SMIC) to Harmon, so he could build four boat-storage warehouses there in partnership with another influential local businessman, […]

by · July 30, 2014 · 1 comment ·
CGC Mustang & CGC Healy Open for Tours August 4

CGC Mustang & CGC Healy Open for Tours August 4

The public is invited to help the Coast Guard celebrate a happy birthday by opening up the Coast Guard Cutter Healy and the Coast Guard Cutter Mustang for public tours from 1pm-5pm on August 4. Please come and wish the Coast Guard a Happy Birthday!  

by · July 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Subway Tri-Harder-Thon Letter of Thanks!

Subway Tri-Harder-Thon Letter of Thanks!

Subway Tri-Harder-Thon Letter of Thanks! Seward Parks and Recreation hosted Seward’s 3rd Adventure Challenge Sat, July 26th. Tri-athletes from around the state paddled 5 miles on Kenai Lake, ran 6.3 miles on the Iditarod trail (Long Lake) to Meridan trailhead then hopped on their bikes and rode 18.6 miles to the finish line across the bay at Spring Creek day […]

by · July 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Council agrees to sell Jesse Lee, hears lagoon concerns

Council agrees to sell Jesse Lee, hears lagoon concerns

Heidi Zemach for SCN - Friends of Jesse Lee Home (FJLH) members celebrated, and filmed themselves talking about their victory at Monday night’s meeting after the Seward City Council agreed to transfer the old national historic building orphanage and land upon which it sits to their organization for “less than the appraised value,” meaning for practically nothing except closing costs. Meanwhile, […]

by · July 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
5th Annual Firefighter/EMT Fox Island Auction August 23

5th Annual Firefighter/EMT Fox Island Auction August 23

All proceeds support training for firefighters and EMTs in the Seward/Moose Pass area.  This event has sold out for the last three years, so don’t wait!  Call 224-3445 for your tickets today!

by · July 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
2014 Subway Tri-Harder-Thon Results

2014 Subway Tri-Harder-Thon Results

     

by · July 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
SPRD Bulletin July 28

SPRD Bulletin July 28

SPRD Bulletin…   TYC 15 Adventure Campers headed out to Caines Head for a campout on July 23rd. A huge thank you goes out to Miller’s Landing for sponsoring the water taxi to and from Caines Head. The kids will be hiked the Alpine and South Beach trails as well as playing flashlight tag around the bunkers among other fun […]

by · July 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
NOTICE OF FILING DATES & OFFICES TO BE FILLED

NOTICE OF FILING DATES & OFFICES TO BE FILLED

2014 SEWARD REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION   Notice is hereby given that any qualified voter living within the Seward city limits for at least one year prior to August 15, 2014 may file a declaration of candidacy for one of four available council seats, three seats with two-year terms and one seat with a one-year term that will be filled at the regular […]

by · July 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Work of public art vandalized

Work of public art vandalized

Heidi Zemach for the Seward City News – The “Communal Tree” sculpture, recently-installed in the Museum Library garden has been vandalized. It’s still a beautiful work of art, but at some time this past weekend, someone smashed two of the fused glass flower rosettes that hung off from the end of a the tree branches. It appears that they broke […]

by · July 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
From South Africa to Seward by Sail

From South Africa to Seward by Sail

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN –   Over a perfectly lovely cup of Sri Lankan tea in the literate saloon of their homey sailboat, Rainbow Gypsy, Cherry and Alec Yarrow recounted their voyage starting in Durban, South Africa that has landed them in Seward. Their voyage began six years ago with many roundings, setbacks, frights and delights along the way. […]

by · July 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Conservation Groups Release Dust Monitoring Findings

Conservation Groups Release Dust Monitoring Findings

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – At a press conference held in Anchorage on July 17, Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance, Alaska Community Action on Toxics and Global Community Monitoring released results of a 1.5-year-long, airborne dust sampling and analysis effort. Key findings from the 15-page report “Coal Dust in Alaska: Hazards to Public Health” by Heidi Zimmer 2014, include that […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·