City of Seward

Seward & KPB Elections today!

Seward & KPB Elections today!

The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The polling place for Seward/Lowell Point residents is at the KM Rae Building located at 125 Third Avenue in Seward, Alaska. Residents outside of city limits will need to vote at Bear Creek Fire Department.

October 7, 2014 ·
Alaska DOTPF Plans Highway Upgrade, Holds Meeting in Moose Pass

Alaska DOTPF Plans Highway Upgrade, Holds Meeting in Moose Pass

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities held an open-house meeting in Moose Pass to share information about plans to rehabilitate the Seward Highway between mileposts 17 (Primrose Spur Road) and 22.5 (south of Ptarmigan Creek). About a dozen citizens attended. Mostly federal dollars with some state support will pay for the roughly $50- […]

October 7, 2014 ·
Sue & Mike Banas named SPRD’s Sponsor of the year

Sue & Mike Banas named SPRD’s Sponsor of the year

SPRD News Bulletin – Seward Parks and Recreation Sponsor of the year for 2013 was awarded to Stylin’ Stitches ‘Sue & Mike Banas’ July, 31st 2014. They have sponsored numerous Seward Parks and Recreation events and programs. There is no limit to their kindness. Stylin’ Stitches has sponsored the adorable Diaper Derby event for over 10 years.  Sue & Mike […]

October 4, 2014 ·
My Summer in Obihiro

My Summer in Obihiro

By Ryan Johnson – This summer I was selected to be a part of the Seward-Obihiro program where I got to visit and tour Japan for a week. There I got to experience many things like tasting new foods, observing Japanese lifestyle and being able to tour around Obihiro. The experience was very great and enjoyable and I would most […]

October 3, 2014 ·
Study shows problems in electric rate structure

Study shows problems in electric rate structure

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – A special consultant from Rockport, Maine, who the City of Seward hired to examine the basic fairness of its utility rates and cost of service, and to explore how those rates might be adjusted to cover the utilities’ future budget needs, has found inequities in the rate structure, and uncovered a few red flags. […]

October 2, 2014 ·
Quick Resolution to Coal Loading Problem Satisfies Some, Not All

Quick Resolution to Coal Loading Problem Satisfies Some, Not All

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – [UPDATE AT 8:33 PM: State Signs and Issues Compliance Order by Consent ] Late in the day on Monday, September 29, in the matter of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation vs. Aurora Energy Services, Director of ADEC Division of Water, Michelle Halle and Senior Assistant Attorney General, John A. Treptow, issued a legal order […]

September 30, 2014 ·
Vigorous Housecleaning Underway at Shipyard

Vigorous Housecleaning Underway at Shipyard

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – The relative absence of junk first strikes the eye. Compared to their appearance in June, fence lines around the shipyard at SMIC (Seward Marine Industrial Center) now look clean and lack jumbles of metal clutter as before. Fall has arrived and so has new owner, Vigor Alaska, a subsidiary of Vigor Industrial. In addition […]

September 30, 2014 ·

Upcoming Events at Seward Community Library & Museum

Community Game Night begins Tuesday, October 7th from 6-8pm in the Library/Museum Community Room.  BYOG (bring your own game). Socialize, make friends, play some fun games and enjoy light refreshments! Game night is for those 18 years and older. There will be a few games on hand, but you are encouraged to bring your own favorites. Alaska Book Week is October 4-11.  […]

September 29, 2014 ·
Challengers for property rights, public health at Seward Candidates Forum

Challengers for property rights, public health at Seward Candidates Forum

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Few showed up to hear the candidates speak except for two local reporters, and one or two other people, including mayoral candidate Tom Bearup’s wife, and Ron Long, the Seward Assistant City Manager. The biggest surprise at the Seward Chamber of Commerce’s Candidates Forum Thursday night (Sept 25th) however, was not that most of […]

September 28, 2014 ·
Reds Burgers closes Monday

Reds Burgers closes Monday

James Minden and Sara Kirby, of Red’s Burgers stand at the corner of Seward Highway and 302 Van Buren St., will soon be closing for the winter. They want to remind everyone that they can still come out and get their last fix of gourmet burgers, garlic fries, and shakes until they close on Monday (Sept 29th) at 6 p.m. […]

September 25, 2014 ·
Council delays lease transfer of harbor business

Council delays lease transfer of harbor business

Heidi Zemach for SCN – After hearing from a few concerned neighboring business owners who want delivery and emergency access behind their businesses, Seward City Council postponed a resolution for two weeks allowing the City Manager to enter into a lease agreement with Charles “Scottie” Bald reassigning the 8,300 square foot Marina restaurant property on Fourth Avenue to Seward Lodging […]

September 25, 2014 ·
City of Seward Notice of Special Meeting

City of Seward Notice of Special Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Seward City Council will meet in a special meeting on Monday, September 22, 2014 following adjournment of the 7:00 p.m. Regular Council Meeting for the purpose of:  Resolution 2014-080, Authorizing The City Manager To Apply For, And Accept A Loan From The State Of Alaska, Department Of Environmental Conservation, Alaska Clean Water Fund, In […]

September 22, 2014 ·
The Obihiro mural is complete

The Obihiro mural is complete

By Dot Bardarson – Our Japanese artist and dignitaries have flown home after finishing the painting of Seward’s newest mural.  It was unveiled during the Seward Art Council’s annual membership dinner as part of the entertainment, with speeches from both sides of the globe. The first “Touch-up day” was interrupted by a cherished visit from Japanese Consul, Akira Iwanabe and […]

September 21, 2014 ·
SPRD Bulletin September 19

SPRD Bulletin September 19

Halloween Carnival The Annual Community Halloween Carnival is coming up Friday, October 31st 6 to 9pm. Booth space is now available, reserve your spot today call Shari at 224-4057; email sadelmann@cityofseward.net or go to www.cityofseward.us  to download a form.  Glacier Family Medicine Pumpkin Prowl at Forest Acres Park Sat, Oct 25th at 6:30pm Search for Mini Pumpkins, roast marshmallows and […]

September 20, 2014 ·
Tall Ship Cuauhtémoc Returns to Seward

Tall Ship Cuauhtémoc Returns to Seward

By Rick Smeriglio with translation by Luzan Quintero for SCN – After an absence of over nine years, Mexican tall ship Cuauhtémoc (two syllables before the ‘t’ with stress on the “te¢ ”) docked at the port of Seward shortly after 10:00 am on Monday. As she does on all ceremonial occasions, Cuauhtémoc “manned the yards”, a nautical term which […]

September 18, 2014 ·
BBQ for the crew of the Cuauhtémoc

BBQ for the crew of the Cuauhtémoc

Hello all! The Kenai Fjords Yacht Club and Seward Mariners’ Memorial are sponsoring a BBQ at the Branson Pavilion, Wednesday September 17, from 5pm-10pm, for the crew of the Cuauhtémoc and everyone else in the community that would like to participate. All are welcome, and we hope to see you there!

September 16, 2014 ·
Cuauhtémoc arrives in Seward

Cuauhtémoc arrives in Seward

The Mexican Navy Tall Ship, “Cuauhtémoc” arrived safely into port  this morning, despite the heavy rain. Tours to the public are scheduled for the following times: September 15th from 11:00am to 4:00PM September 16th from 11:00am to late afternoon September 17th from 11:00am to late afternoon September 18th from 11:00am to late afternoon

September 15, 2014 ·
Alaska Nellie Tombstone Stabilized

Alaska Nellie Tombstone Stabilized

Heidi Zemach for SCN – The headstone on Alaska Nellie’s grave has been stabilized and given a bit of an uplift thanks to the extensive volunteer effort of some fellow birders who care about preserving local history. Jim Herbert and Kerry Martin were attending one of local historian Lee Poleske’s annual Solstice cemetery tours this summer, when he mentioned that […]

September 15, 2014 ·
Willard Dunham (l.) Carol Griswold (c.) Mike Navarre (r.) Cindy Clock (far r.) seen at Resurrect Art Coffee House Gallery. Photo by R. Smeriglio

Borough Mayor Navarre Meets & Greets Public at Local Coffee House

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Fresh from a meeting in Cooper Landing, Borough Mayor and candidate for re-election Mike Navarre traveled to Seward in a downpour to meet the public and to hear what people had to say. Mayor Navarre spent about two hours at the on-the-register-of-national-historic-places, old church turned java joint, Resurrect Art Coffee House Gallery last Friday, […]

September 15, 2014 ·
Meet the Candidates Night September 25

Meet the Candidates Night September 25

September 15, 2014 ·
Final phase of the Obihiro Mural

Final phase of the Obihiro Mural

By Dot Bardarson – Painting of the Obihiro mural in Seward is on schedule.  All the panels are finished except for touch-up.        

September 14, 2014 ·
Lowell Point Road to open around 1:30PM

Lowell Point Road to open around 1:30PM

Seward Public Works Department are expecting to open Lowell Point Road around 1:30PM this afternoon. Please drive carefully.

September 13, 2014 ·

Lowell Point Road temporarily closed

Seward Public Works Department has temporarily closed Lowell Point Road due to weather-related road maintenance.

September 13, 2014 ·
SPRD Bulletin September 12

SPRD Bulletin September 12

SPRD Press Release – TYC Teen Time is now open at TYC! Open to 6th-8th graders. Tuesday-Thursday 5:30pm-9pm and Fridays and Saturdays 5:30-10pm. Gaming, pool, movies, tourneys, ping pong, computers, WiFi, outdoor basketball court, foosball and much more! FREE! Signed waiver required to participate. This is an open, drop-in based program. Teens are welcome to come and go but must […]

September 12, 2014 ·
FEMA Announces New Flood Maps, Hears from Lowell Pointers

FEMA Announces New Flood Maps, Hears from Lowell Pointers

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN –   At an open house/informational meeting in Seward on Tuesday, September 9, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) displayed and explained new flood-hazard maps of the Seward waterfront from Lowell Point around to the industrial center at Fourth of July Creek. Based on new LIDAR (light detection and ranging) mapping of the topography and […]

September 11, 2014 ·