City of Seward

Seward Shoots Itself in the Foot Yet Again

Amazing. Just when I think it’s not possible for Seward to do anything more to damage itself it turns over its flood service board to a local contractor with obvious conflict of interest. In case you missed the election results, Metco’s bid to take over the Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service […]

Municipality of Seward Election Results, 2006

Municipality of Seward Election Results, 2006

Here are the election results. Keep in mind there are still about 100 absentee and questioned ballots yet to be counted. They will be counted Thursday afternoon. Election results for candidates running for city council Top three vote getters win two-year terms. Jean Bardarson 206 Linda Amberg 166 Willard Dunham […]

Seward sued for discharged pollutants

Documents send in by Trustees of Alaska TA- Final City Complaint PDF (70.5kb)> TA- City of Seward Exhibit A PDF (279kb)> Visit the Web sites of KTUU or Alaska Report to read more about the Trustees of Alaska, Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance & Alaska Community Action on Toxics lawsuit. Details […]

Fuel Prices

Sent in by Vanta Shafer Monday night, the Seward City Council and Administration had a discussion about the budget for 2007. As gas, fuel and electrical prices have greatly increased with the price of oil, the City Council has been searching for ways to help our community financially through the […]

Seward City Council Regular Meeting Action Agenda

Seward City Council Regular Meeting Action Agenda

The following ordinance for public hearing was enacted: Ordinance 2006-10, Amending The Land Use Plan And Rezoning Of Lot 7a, Block 17, Federal Addition Clark-Tougas Preliminary Replat From Single Family Residential (R1) To Auto Commercial (Ac) And Lot 9a, Block 17, Federal Addition Clark-Tougas Preliminary Replat From Single Family Residential […]

Just the facts please.

Greetings Most of you should have received a Post Card by now in your mailbox. Yes, I’m the culprit – however, there’s some confusion on reading into it. There is no comment or statement anywhere on the card that states the picture with the Red X over the names – […]

Mary Lowell Center conference center feasibility study

By Russell Stigall – The city of Seward will need aggressive marketing and the support of locals to make successful the proposed Mary Lowell Center conference facility. “Success will require providing a very high quality conference experience,” said Chris Beck of Agnew Beck Consultants, the group that carried out […]

Candidates for city council

Sent in by Debra Hafemeister: I sent these questions to the candidates for city council and requested a reply by 8/18. So far all responded except Iris. 1. For Willard Dunham, Betsy Keller and John French: You all have strong ties to the Alaska SeaLife Center – financial, family, volunteer […]

Seward City Council Regular Meeting Agenda

Monday, September 25, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 3. ROLL CALL 4. SPECIAL ORDERS, PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS A. Proclamations and Awards 1. October is Fire Prevention Month 2. Lost Lake Run Proclamation for Marsha Vincent 3. Unveiling of Hoben Park Interpretive Panel to […]

Public Funds and Community Benefit

I attended the IMS presentation at the Aug 8th work session with interest. I agree that updating and expansion of the UAF Institute of Marine Science facility, including replacement of the aging Alpha Helix is long overdue; however I do not agree that expending tax dollars to construct a dedicated […]

QAP Construction Update

Sent in by the Seward Project Office- The Alaska Department of Transportation (DOT) and QAP are working together to improve 3rd Avenue/Seward Highway from Railway Avenue to Bear Lake Road. During construction, we [DOT & QAP] will be emailing you updates every Monday, or when major construction events arise […]


A commentary for by Tim McDonald Councilman Robert Thomas takes exception to my public comments that “I smell Pork sizzling” at the last city council meeting. Also he accused me of inflating the estimates for new Ballaine Blvd replacement picnic pavilions to $500,000 each when estimates are less.

Letter to the Editor

Re: Title V Grant Dear Mayor Shafter, Seward City Council Members & Interested Citizens of Seward, Lynn Hohl belatedly received a copy of the July 10, 2006 memorandum from the city manager to the mayor, council and interested citizens of Seward regarding “Performance Evaluation or Setup for Failure”. She didn’t […]

A commentary from D.E. Woods

The city of Seward has and has had a sever [pedestrian] traffic bottleneck in the boat harbor area for the last several years. The city tries to ignore the fact in the hopes that it will go away. Believe me, it won’t. Yet it would only take a few minutes […]

New Catagories

Campaign Trail – Every second leading up to Seward’s upcoming elections. Seahawk – Go Green and Gold. Whether you wrestle, run, jump or dunk post your pics for all to envy. Coaches, post stats and summeries of games, matches, or meets. Student council, fundraisers, Drama, art and music. Post events […]