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Governor Bill Walker at the Seward Airport. Photo by Michelle Strubeck

An Interview with Alaska Governor Bill Walker

by Michelle Strubeck for Seward City News- On August 25th, Governor Bill Walker, our second Alaskan born governor, arrived in Seward to spend some personal time here with his wife Donna in celebration of their fortieth wedding anniversary. The Walkers also took part in the Lost Lake Run benefiting those with cystic […]

Final First Friday – September 1

Final First Friday – September 1

It’s our final First Friday of the season tomorrow! Come out and visit various shops throughout downtown and the harbor as they feature artists and offer free snacks and drinks. This Friday, September 1 from 6pm-8pm. Everyone welcome! Hope to see you Friday!

City Council: Cannabis, Taxes & SMIC Buildup

City Council: Cannabis, Taxes & SMIC Buildup

by Kelley Lane for Seward City News- August is Seward’s rainiest month, and Monday was no exception. The skies did cease their rainfall in the early evening hours, as Donna Glenz’s retirement party, appropriately held on Founder’s Day, took place at the City Hall Annex Building. City Council conducted a […]

Seward Middle School Nets New Principal

Seward Middle School Nets New Principal

by Kelley Lane for Seward City News- Seward Middle School’s new principal Jenny Martin hails, most recently, from Texas, but she spent part of her childhood in Alaska. She grew up “everywhere,” as her father was a Baptist Pastor whose calling was small country churches, including one in Anderson, Alaska, […]

2017 Silver Salmon Derby Update

2017 Leader Board 1. 13.96 Jennifer Shelton Soldotna, AK 2. 13.82 Edward Robbins Anchorage, AK 3. 13.78 Sherrie Miller Seward, AK 4. 13.35 Tony Shandy Chugiak, AK 5. 13.29 Carey Schreiber Palmer, AK 6. 13.12 Robert Orrill Colorado Springs, CO 7. 12.80 Debra Hunt Kenai, AK 8. 12.73 Darrell Lamping […]

Misleading phone calls being made to Seward Utility Customers

Misleading phone calls being made to Seward Utility Customers

CITY OF SEWARD PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT The City of Seward has been receiving reports that misleading phone calls are being made to Seward Utility Customers by those claiming to be associated with Chugach Electric Association and/or the Seward Electric Department.  These callers have requested to verify account numbers, phone numbers, […]

Backcountry Layer Cake. Photo: Allison Sayer.

Backcountry Layer Cake: Celebrate!

by Allison Sayer for Seward City News- I feel especially fortunate to have marked many special occasions in the Alaska backcountry. Birthdays and bachelorette parties have been my favorite celebrations. Of course, being in the backcountry does not mean going without an awesome cake!  This no-bake option creates a beautiful […]

Kelly Lund and Ally Coucke with Loki and Bailey in front of one of Seward's Raven murals on 4th Avenue. Photo: Kelley Lane

Meet Loki the Wolfdog

Two weeks ago, I heard from my housemate, Sydney Bolin, that Loki the Wolfdog was in Seward. Bolin, who works at the Sea Life Center, follows Loki on Instagram and thus recognized Loki, his owner Kelly Lund, Kelly’s girlfriend Ally Coucke, and her dog Bailey who is also a wolfdog. They […]

A fisherman in waders tries his luck in the Soldotna section of the Kenai River.

In Celebration of Alaska’s Wild Salmon Day

by Kelley Lane for Seward City News- August in Alaska means salmon: in the rivers, the bays and steadily filling our freezers. The Kenai Peninsula brims full of visitors who come to fish recreationally, many of them buying spots on charter boats that go out into the Gulf of Alaska […]

Calm Waters. Photo: Allison Sayer.

Around the Horn on Knight Island

by Allison Sayer for Seward City News- This past spring, I was invited to join a group of women paddlers on a kayak trip out of Whittier starting on July 4. As the day of our trip approached, the forecast was almost too good to be true: variable winds up […]