Category: Opinion

You Can Stop This!

YOU CAN HELP STOP THIS! The state school board is proposing to close the high school pool for the months of June and July, due to budget constraints. This is unconscionable. The pool is is an absolute necessity for those of us who are older, and who have lifelong diseases […]

Thank You Seward!

Dear Editor – On March 17th and 18th Marathon Wrestling Club hosted a 2 day wrestling tournament at the Alaska Railroad Cruise Ship Terminal in Seward.  During the 2 day event, 676 wrestlers competed in Greco-Roman and Freestyle wrestling matches.  Our goal was to provide a safe venue that could […]

The Summer That Will Last A Lifetime

The following is an Observational Essay Written by Rachel Laurie about her experience as a seasonal worker in Seward. The sun was barely rising as we pulled up to Billings Airport’s front doors. The three of us piling out of the old 1996 Ford pickup truck, along with a ridiculous […]

Happy Elizabeth Peratrovich Day

Happy Elizabeth Peratrovich Day

Today marks the Anniversary of the Alaska Territory Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945. It is named “Elizabeth Peratrovich Day” because of Elizabeth Peratrovich’s essential work towards getting the Act passed. Prior to the Anti-Discrimination act, public facilities, private businesses, housing, hotels, and schools were segregated. The situation was much like the […]

Random Kindness Alive and Well in Seward

Linda Corbin told Seward City News the following story about a random act of kindness at the grocery store: When I begin to think about moving away from Seward, it seems like something extraordinary happens.  Today, while in Safeway and checking out, I discovered that I had forgotten my wallet.  […]

Op-Ed on loss of valued former city employee

Council Chamber was packed at the January 23 City Council meeting. Chairs had to be set up and some people stood. At the beginning of the meeting during Citizen’s Comments, three people spoke in support of Marc Swanson and Heather McClain, the recipients of the 2016 Historic Preservation Award. Heather, […]

Fat-Shaming Is Not Okay

Fat-Shaming Is Not Okay

We have survived the first of the Presidential debates. With all of the pre- and post-game analysis on social media or via news outlets, one quote has been conspicuously absent from the dialogue. Throughout the entire hour of jibs and jabs, a single quote stood out to me as a giant […]

Letter to the Editor: Support the Road Paving Bond

Submitted by Margaret Anderson – September 16, 2016 Dear Editor: On Tuesday, OCTOBER 4 TH Seward Voters will be asked to approve a 3 Million Dollar Bond Issue for paving roads in Seward during the 2017 Construction Season. Federal and State funding is available for 75% of the initial project which has […]