The Run Off Election for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor will be held tomorrow Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. K.M. Rae Building 125 Third Avenue, Seward, Alaska Please bring a form of ID.
by Kelley Lane for Seward City News- On Tuesday night, Seward will host a Town Hall about opioids. The meeting will take place at the High School, with a panel of experts. The event is being hosted and paid for by Seward Prevention Coalition, in collaboration with its many supporters. […]
Last winter I spent several months painting the wildlife mural that now hangs on the west side of the Harbor 360 Hotel. I took photos of the mural in-progress throughout the painting process and compiled them into this short video (3 and a half minutes). Very often the public only […]
Presence Bissonette lost her life early Saturday morning on Oct. 14th in a car accident on the Seward Highway. The loss of this dear young woman has shaken our community. Words fail to express the sorrow of the many people whose lives she touched while in Seward and throughout her […]
Oct. 18th is Alaska Day. The idea for the territory (now statewide) celebration and holiday originated in Seward in 1906. Here’s the story of how it happened.
THE CITY OF SEWARD Home of Alaska Day by Doug Capra © 2017 Asst. U.S. District Attorney Cecil H. Clegg stood before the podium at Moore’s Hall in Seward, Alaska on the evening of July Fourth, 1906. Five hundred local citizens waited anxiously for his speech to begin. In […]
by Brian Wright for Seward City News- Happy Alaska Day! One-hundred and fifty years ago today, Alaska formally became a part of the United States. On October 18, 1867, two-hundred and fifty American soldiers joined a throng of dignitaries and Russian troops at what is now the Baranof Castle State […]
by Laine Welch- Biofuels from seaweed Kodiak is at the center of a national push to produce biofuels from seaweeds. Agents from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) recently traveled to the island to meet with a team of academics, scientists, businesses and local growers to plan the […]
by Kelley Lane for Seward City News- One of the many things that I love about Seward is our abundance of public use cabins. These are cabins that are publicly owned and provide a warm and dry place to stay while out exploring our public lands. They are rentable through […]
We have some major repairs to do at Lawing Substation at mile 25 of the Seward Highway. In order to avoid possibly long term outages for our customers north of Snow River bridge, we are planning two short term (half hour) switching outages. The first outage is planned to occur after […]
By Michelle Strubeck for Seward City News- As we know, our country has been hit by a series of natural disasters recently. Many people are in need of help. The students at Seward Elementary felt compelled to help out by raising money for those who were affected by Hurricane Harvey in […]
by Brian Wright for Seward City News- Just before two a.m. on the morning of Sunday October 1st, a routine traffic stop in Seward took a turn for the worst. An officer of the Seward Police Department, identified in reports as Matthew Armstrong, contacted a suspect, Micah McComas, in the […]
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On Monday evening, City Council met for its final time in its current personnel configuration. The October 3rd election resulted in two new council members: Suzanne Towsley and Jeremy Horn. Current Council Member David Squires will transition to the position of City Mayor. The evening’s meeting had nearly full attendance […]
Speakers from several of the top statewide energy agencies and businesses will be presenting updates and educational talks free for the general public on renewable energy and energy efficiency this Friday and Saturday at the fourth annual Seward Energy Forum and Fair. Representatives from the Alaska Energy Authority, Alaska Housing […]
Hello everyone- AST, OSPA and Seward PD are providing a little clarification regarding what transpired on the October 1, 2017 officer involved shooting in Seward. It is still an active and ongoing investigation. Once the investigation by AST is complete, the report will be forwarded to OSPA for review. AK17070447 Location: […]
by Laine Welch- Cod survey shows big decline Fishing outlooks for some of Alaska’s largest catches are running the gamut from celebratory (salmon) to relief (Bering Sea crab) to catastrophic (cod). First the bad news. Stakeholders were stunned to learn that surveys yielded the lowest numbers ever for Pacific cod […]
If you love to SWIM, Seward Tsunami Swim Club is for you! FUN SWIM and Swim Assessments, October 22nd from 2:00-4:00
Seward Tsunami Swim Club will be having a FUN SWIM for all swimmers interested in joining the club and returning swimmers on Sunday, October 22nd from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Seward Pool. Swimmers must be between the ages of 5-18 and be able to swim from one end of the […]
by Michelle Strubeck for Seward City News- If you have ever done volunteer work, you may have noticed a difference in the way you feel afterwards. There is a boost in your mood, you feel a sense of accomplishment, you have a higher self confidence and feel more capable. Volunteer […]
by Kelley Lane for Seward City News- “The Girls Food truck,” a new dining establishment on wheels, opened this spring. It’s currently living over at Seward Marine Industrial Center for most of this winter, which makes it the only source of prepared foods on that side of Resurrection Bay. The […]
Final Election Results for October 3, 2017 Municipal Election The City of Seward Canvass Board met today and certified the final results of the election. They are as follows: Mayor (one seat) Dave Squires 428 Tim McDonald 83 Write ins 12 City Council (three seats) Sue McClure […]