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Tough Playoff Loss After Unprecedented Season

Tough Playoff Loss After Unprecedented Season

By Spencer Burgin for Seward City News – The Seward Seahawk’s unprecedented season ended Saturday with a disappointing 44-6 home loss to the Houston Hawks in the State of Alaska small school semifinals. Unprecedented because this was Seward’s first conference championship team, and the first to play in a home […]

Seward Firefighters Earn 3 of 5 Awards at Alaska Fire Conference

Seward Firefighters Earn 3 of 5 Awards at Alaska Fire Conference

Submitted by Seward Fire Department – Austin Chapman:  Firefighter of the year award Firefighter of the Year Description The firefighter is the foundation of the fire service. Firefighters serve their communities in many different ways; responding to emergencies, organizing safety events and being role models of community responsibility. The Firefighter […]

Seward Scouts improve Tonsina campground area

Seward Scouts improve Tonsina campground area

Submitted by Andy Bacon, Alaska State Parks – On the weekend of September 30, Seward Cub Scout Pack 327 Webelos I & II Dens, and several Boy Scouts from Troop 568 hiked to Tonsina point for a 2 night stay to complete a community service project. Scouts installed a new […]

AZA Grants Accreditation to Alaska SeaLife Center

AZA Grants Accreditation to Alaska SeaLife Center

Silver Spring, Maryland (September 14, 2016) – The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) today announced that the Alaska SeaLife Center was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission. “Only zoos and aquariums that meet the highest standards are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums,” said AZA Interim Present and CEO […]

New Puffin Mural Has Hatched!

New Puffin Mural Has Hatched!

Seward is the official Mural Capital of Alaska, and the next stupendous mural is well underway. The theme for this year’s Seward Mural Society project is Puffins. Giant puffins! Master Artist Liza McElroy has two other beautiful murals installed in Seward on Railway Avenue: “Windows to the Bay” at the […]

Meet the Candidates

Meet the Candidates

It is almost time for our Meet the Candidates evening. Where:  Seward Community Library – Community Room When:  Thursday September 15th Time:  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm  (with the forum taking place at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm) Who:  Dale Butts – Rissie Casagranda – John Hull – Marianna Keil […]

Seward City Council recap and pregame

Seward City Council recap and pregame

By Russell Stigall for Seward City News — Before the most recent city council meeting, on August 22, Gov. Bill Walker had yet to visit Seward and Exit Glacier was in the process of washing away. On the morning of a Special City Council meeting, below is recap of August’s final council meeting […]

Exit Glacier’s face crumbles

Exit Glacier’s face crumbles

By Russell Stigall for Seward City News – Weeks of heavy rain and a warm summer have undermined a large stretch of Exit Glacier’s terminus. See below for a video report from Exit Glacier For years most of the melt-water and rain runoff from the glacier flowed out from under […]

City Council wrestles with AVTEC access

City Council wrestles with AVTEC access

By Russell Stigall for Seward City News – The City of Seward has options but no guarantees as it seeks recreational facilities to replace AVTEC. Citizens, city council members and several City staff felt compelled to comment on Seward’s Parks and Recreation withdrawal from Alaska Vocational Technical Center’s recreation facilities […]

In Memory of Ronald Jackson

In Memory of Ronald Jackson

Ronald B. Jackson of Seward/Lawing passed away peacefully, July 30th with his loving wife and children by his side at the age of 85. Ron was born September 22, 1930 in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. Ron spent his time as a youth hunting and fishing around Cape Cod. After High school […]