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July 18, 2017 Seward Road Improvement Project Update

July 18, 2017 Seward Road Improvement Project Update

July 18, 2017 Seward Road Improvement Project Update: Note:  Dates are approximate. For the week of July 17, 2017, paving crews will be working on the streets east of Third Avenue including Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue, including side streets.  Crews are grinding and compacting in preparation for paving later in […]

Freya Hoffmeister. Photo: Justine Pechuzal.

Sea Kayaking Legend Freya Hoffmeister Lands in Seward

by Justine Pechuzal for Seward City News- Sea kayaking legend Freya Hoffmeister paddled into Resurrection Bay Thursday afternoon without much fanfare.  A few cormorants and gulls gave a nod, but otherwise the 52 year old German woman outfitted in black gortex, accompanied by another local kayaker, Josh Thomas, simply landed […]

Alaska Supreme Court to Rule on PFD Lawsuit

Alaska Supreme Court to Rule on PFD Lawsuit

by the University of Cincinnati– The PFD or Permanent Fund Dividend pays Alaska residents money every year from a permanent fund that distributes money from oil royalties. Three current and former politicians are suing the state in an effort to force companies to pay what they think is owed to […]

Update on Street Paving & City Council Recap

Update on Street Paving & City Council Recap

City Council took place on a glorious Monday evening, with the swift breeze coming off of Resurrection Bay, boats streaming back into the Harbor and Mount Marathon looking resplendent in her evening summer light. The meeting itself was brief, quite unlike winter council meetings, which generally run for 2-3 hours. […]

Subway Tri Harder Thon – July 22

Subway Tri Harder Thon – July 22

Want to challenge yourself and enjoy the outdoors at the same time? Sign up for this year’s Subway Tri-Harder-Thon – Seward’s own Adventure Triathlon! Sat, July 22nd starting at Primrose Campground area, this race consists of a 5 mile Kayak (Kenai Lake); 6 mile Trail Run (Primrose/Meridan Trail); 15 mile road […]

55 Pound King Salmon Bagged Near Seward

55 Pound King Salmon Bagged Near Seward

At about 4pm this afternoon, the Viking Sportfisher “Forty Niner” arrived in Seward Small Boat Harbor with “one of the largest King Salmon ever brought in to Seward” according to Forty Niner Captain Mike Nelsen. Nelsen with the help of his son Jasen as mate, guided 14 year-old Katelyn Sawyer-Lemme as she […]

Poleske explaining cemetery sections to tour participants. Photo: Norma Elletson.

Seward Celebrates Solstice with a Cemetery Tour

By Kelley Lane for Seward City News- On Wednesday evening, June 21st, 50 Sewardites celebrated the Summer Solstice with a Cemetery Tour.  Cemetery tours have taken place for more than a decade on the Summer Solstice. Local historian Lee Poleske led the event with the competent support of Council Member Sue […]

Dorothy Murtha.

Dorothy Marie Murtha, 1928-2017

Dorothy Marie Murtha, age 89, of Aitkin died peacefully on Monday, June 20th 2017 at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin, MN.  Dorothy was born January 7th, 1928 in St. Cloud, Minnesota daughter to Nathaniel and Louise (Gaetz) Fish. Dorothy was married to Thomas P. Murtha on May 13th, 1950 at […]