Opinion

Conference Center Unfeasible

MLC Conference Center Unfeasible The City’s hopes for a Seward Conference Center in the multi-agency’s Mary Lowell Center crashed after the feasibility study was finally drafted and presented to the public for comments and a reality check on November 16th and 20th, 2006. The initial business plan was based on […]

Thoughts about the Budget Process

Based on the City Managers Budget Introduction the ’08 budget is a work of art – for a top down budget. As always at this time of the year it’s a matter of what services the citizens want to see cut if they are unwilling to pony-up for tax and/or […]

Mayoral Debate

I would love to see a full public debate between the two candidates for Mayor. Perhaps Paul Tougas could function as the moderator and we could schedule it one week before the election. let’s get some real Democracy and civic activity in this town. Sincerely, Rob Rance

Comments on Miller Landing

We have traveled from Massachusetts to Alaska to visit family and see the Glaciers of Southern Alaska in Seward. We love the outdoors and discovered the Miller Landing website. Their website described Forest Service Cabins for rent and showed a picture of a Forest Service Cabin. It was very appealing. […]

Simpsons effect Alaska?

I was a fan of the Simpsons when they began years ago… back in the day when Bart was the main caricature. The Simpsons targeted the trouble maker boy within. The first few seasons they were hated by parents everywhere, banning t-shirts in schools and punishing those who use the […]

Waging Peace

Who’s waging peace for our children? For our children’s children? Every day the names of violence are screamed at our children …..Virginia Tech, shootings on the Anchorage Park Strip, Iraq, domestic violence, Afghanistan, child abuse, gang warfare, bullying, Columbine, Desert Storm, and on and on and on. But, who’s waging […]

Disappointing showing on Flag Day

It was disappointing to see the lack of enthusiasm for Flag Day from the town they call an “All American City”.  Flag Day is both a day to fly the national flag and also to recognize the anniversary of the official adoption of the American Flag by the Continental Congress […]

Excellent Interview

It’s probably too late to post this, but I just heard an excellent interview with Ray Metcalf on Community Forum on KSKA.  It is being rebroadcast tonight (5-16-07) at 7:00.  Very good information about the latest arrests and investigation.  It gives you an education about oil companies and their control […]

The Forgotten Cop

The Forgotten Cop

The Forgotten Cop What would the average citizen say if it were proposed that Police Officers be assigned to a neighborhood which was inhabited by no one but criminals and those Officers would be unarmed, patrol on foot and be heavily outnumbered? I wager that the overwhelming public response would […]

As the dust settles

As the dust settles

For Seward City News by Carol Griswold The empty Alaska Railroad coal train headed north on Wednesday, and the Yong Jia coal ship steamed back to South Korea on Tuesday, leaving in their respective wakes a lot of coal dust and unhappy locals. At ground zero at the Seward Terminal […]

Conference Center Not Feasible

February 6, 2007 Chris Beck Agnew Beck chris@agnewbeck.com Re: the City of Seward Conference Center in the Mary Lowell Center Feasibility Assessment I attended the first public meetings concerning the feasibility of a Seward Conference Center on November 16 and 20, 2006 titled “Seward Conference Center Feasibility Assessment”. I have […]

It’s Time to Re-invest Back In Our Own Community

Overall and looking at the bigger picture, the City of Seward is in excellent financial shape, but the city’s population is in decline and the cost of doing business in Seward has dramatically gone up in the last two years. In the 2004-2005 Seward Annual Financial Report, the following information […]

It's Time to Re-invest Back In Our Own Community

Overall and looking at the bigger picture, the City of Seward is in excellent financial shape, but the city’s population is in decline and the cost of doing business in Seward has dramatically gone up in the last two years. In the 2004-2005 Seward Annual Financial Report, the following information […]

Saving Alaska

Sent in by Dave Otness Major change is in the air and the pendulum swing can’t come soon enough, as the verbal civil war in which we’re engaged has gotten increasingly shrill and strident. What a wonderful time to confound both the Republican and Democratic Parties by supporting both. Sarah […]

Ideas for our weekly survey

Dear SewardCityNews.com readers, In the interest of equanimity and a bow to popular opinion SewardCityNews is in need of your help to produce a Weekly Survey. Questions, concerns, comments. Please submit ideas by adding a comment to this post. Russell Stigall SewardCityNews.com

Seward Shoots Itself in the Foot Yet Again

Amazing. Just when I think it’s not possible for Seward to do anything more to damage itself it turns over its flood service board to a local contractor with obvious conflict of interest. In case you missed the election results, Metco’s bid to take over the Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service […]

Last Editor of the Seward Phoenix Log?

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