Politics

Mayor Navarre Available Here In Seward!

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre will be visiting Seward on Tuesday, April 15. He will be available for informal discussion and questions with community members from 9:30 am until noon at the Seward Annex, in the Seaview Plaza, 302 Railway Avenue, Suite 122. Mayor Navarre welcomes input, insights and discussion on issues that affect the Seward area, including surrounding […]

by · April 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Planning and Zoning Commission Recommends Land Swap

Planning and Zoning Commission Recommends Land Swap

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – At its regular meeting on April 1, Seward Planning & Zoning Commission voted to recommend that city of Seward dispose of a narrow lot in harbor subdivision by negotiation solely with Alaska Railroad. By unanimous vote of four commissioners present, SP&ZC passed resolution 2014-04 regarding the trade of city-owned Lot 1, Block 6 of […]

by · April 3, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Alaska Top 3 in the Nation for Maritime Jobs Per Capita

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry, today joined with the Transportation Institute, along with Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Senator Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska), to highlight new data from a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers that shows Alaska ranks third in the nation in per capita maritime jobs. The study […]

by · March 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·

SBCFSA Regular Board Mtg April 7th

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a regular meeting Monday, April 7th at 7:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in SeaView Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122.  The agenda will include Correspondence from Lowell Point Community Council (LPCC) Regarding Coastal Flood Zones and the Spring Newsletter. The board will also be setting Work Session Topics for April and May. Everyone is […]

by · March 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Iris Darling Appointed to Council

Iris Darling Appointed to Council

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Faced with the difficult decision of choosing from among three well-respected, and well qualified Seward women, and after repeated paper-ballot votes, the Seward City Council approved Iris Darling, longtime owner of Brown and Hawkins, to fill the seat held by the late councilwoman Vanta Shafer. “They’re going to be tough shoes to fill,” Darling commented […]

by · February 24, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Three apply for vacant council seat

Three women, Deborah Altermatt, Sandie Roach and Iris Darling have applied for the a vacant seat on the Seward City Council. The seat was vacated with the recent death of longtime council member and former mayor Vanta Shafer. The term of the seat expires in October, 2014, at which point the seat will go before the voters at the October 2014 […]

by · February 19, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Begich Urges Parnell to Use Federal Funds to Fix Seward Runway

Begich Urges Parnell to Use Federal Funds to Fix Seward Runway

JUNEAU, Alaska – Senator Mark Begich Press Release February 18, 2014 – In response to concerns from the community, U.S. Senator Mark Begich today urged Alaska Governor Sean Parnell to use available federal funds to restore the Seward Airport “long” runway to full capacity instead of short-term repairs that will jeopardize public safety and economic growth.  The longer runway has […]

by · February 19, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Seward City Council Notice of Vacancy

Seward City Council Notice of Vacancy

The Seward City Council is seeking applications from city residents interested in serving on the City Council.  One seat has become available with the term of this seat expiring in October, 2014.  At the October 2014 municipal election, this seat will be noticed as a one year term. The qualifications to serve are; you must be an elector of the […]

by · January 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Begich Meets with “Deadliest Catch” Captain Keith Colburn on Government Shutdown

Begich Meets with “Deadliest Catch” Captain Keith Colburn on Government Shutdown

Begich Press Release: With the Bering Sea King Crab season set to open in just four days, U.S. Sen. Mark Begich today met with Captain Keith Colburn, of the popular Discovery Channel Show “The Deadliest Catch,” to discuss the devastating effect the government shutdown could have on the Alaska crab industry. The Bristol Bay Red King Crab is scheduled to […]

by · October 11, 2013 · 3 comments ·
Council candidates showcase their differences at chamber forum

Council candidates showcase their differences at chamber forum

Three incumbent council members and one challenger are vying for votes to win three two-year seats on the Seward City Council in Tuesday October 1st Municipal Election. All of the people up at the dais Wednesday night were familiar to council watchers, however, and it’s not a very heated race as witnessed during the Meet the Candidates night at City Hall. […]

by · September 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Meet the Candidates September 25

Meet the Candidates September 25

by · September 20, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Plenty at Stake in Borough Elections

Plenty at Stake in Borough Elections

By Heidi Zemach for SCN Kenai Peninsula Borough voters have the chance to decide some important issues via four ballot propositions at the upcoming elections October 1st. Absentee in-person voting began on Monday, Sept 16th at the Seward City Clerk’s office and continues Monday through Friday, 8 am – 5 pm through September 30th for city and borough elections. Proposition 1, […]

by · September 19, 2013 · 5 comments ·

Mayor Mike Navarre in Seward Today

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre will be visiting Seward on Wednesday, August 28, with KPB Human Resources Director Stormy Brown. He will be available for informal discussion and questions with community members from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Seward Annex, in the Seaview Plaza, 302 Railway Avenue, Suite 122. Mayor Navarre welcomes input and discussion on issues […]

by · August 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·

Mayor Navarre’s Visit Tomorrow

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre will be visiting Seward on Wednesday, August 28, with KPB Human Resources Director Stormy Brown. He will be available for informal discussion and questions with community members from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Seward Annex, in the Seaview Plaza, 302 Railway Avenue, Suite 122. Mayor Navarre welcomes input and discussion on issues […]

by · August 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·

Mayor Mike Navarre’s Visit Wednesday

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre will be visiting Seward on Wednesday, August 28, with KPB Human Resources Director Stormy Brown. He will be available for informal discussion and questions with community members from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Seward Annex, in the Seaview Plaza, 302 Railway Avenue, Suite 122. Mayor Navarre welcomes input and discussion on issues […]

by · August 26, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·

Asphalt Plant in Forest Acres?

Alaska Road Builders, Inc., has submitted an application to the City of Seward for a Conditional Use Permit to extract gravel from Japp Creek and operate an asphalt plant on Lots CL and CK, Forest Acres Subdivision, and up and down Japp Creek alongside several homes. PUBLIC HEARING: AUGUST 20, 2013, 7 PM, COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, SEWARD, ALASKA Details, photos, maps, […]

by · August 12, 2013 · 23 comments ·

Parnell Administration: Alaska’s Salmon Streams open for Coal Mining

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2013 Contact: Judy Heilman, Chuitna Citizens Coalition, 907.583.2277 Bob Shavelson, Cook Inletkeeper, 907.299.3277 Parnell Administration: Alaska’s Salmon Streams open for Coal Mining State denies wild salmon stream protections ANCHORAGE — Governor Parnell and the Alaska Department of Natural Resource rejected a petition on Friday filed by local citizens seeking to protect wild Alaska salmon streams from coal strip mining in Upper […]

by · July 29, 2013 · 1 comment ·
Oil tax referendum arrives in Seward

Oil tax referendum arrives in Seward

By Heidi Zemach for SCN The statewide campaign to put a public referendum on the ballot repealing Senate Bill 21, the reduction in state taxes for oil companies in Alaska, is picking up steam as it heads into its final weeks. It arrived in Seward this week. SB 21 was enacted by the Alaska state legislature April 14, 2013. The […]

by · June 29, 2013 · 3 comments ·
Senate Bill 21 Petition Signing

Senate Bill 21 Petition Signing

by · June 22, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Maddox joins diverse delegation lobbying for clean air

Maddox joins diverse delegation lobbying for clean air

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News Russ Maddox, a local, state, and national clean air and water advocate who works with Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance, the Sierra Club and other conservation groups, recently joined with former Seward resident Father Michael Oleksa to represent Alaska on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Father Oleksa is a much beloved Russian Orthodox Priest and […]

by · May 29, 2013 · 42 comments ·

How a sequester may affect the NPS

U.S. lawmakers appear at a standstill on avoiding $85 billion in automatic budget cuts that are to hit the federal government on Friday. The sequester cuts were created by lawmakers and the White House, and were slated to take effect unless they managed to arrive at a compromise U.S. government budget. The next politically-created fiscal crisis is a partial government […]

by · February 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
March against domestic violence sexual assault

March against domestic violence sexual assault

By Heidi Zemach for SCN Some 13 Seward residents, the majority of them affiliated with SeaView Community Services or related organizations, marched from City Hall to the Alaska SeaLife Center to take a stand against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. There were similar marches and events taking place throughout the United States and across the globe. SeaView’s Domestic Violence Sexual […]

by · February 15, 2013 · 1 comment ·

Legislator Information for Seward

Seward has new representation in the Alaska Legislature this year due to redistricting. The new district is N 28. N is the Seward Senate district. We are being represented by Senator Cathy Giessel. Her contact information in Juneau is: 800-892-4843. The number 28 stands for the Seward House District. Representative Mike Chenault, who is also the Speaker of the House, […]

by · January 31, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Seaton’s bill to repeal CPA audit requirements for Pick.Click.Give

Seaton’s bill to repeal CPA audit requirements for Pick.Click.Give

By Heidi Zemach for SCN HB 75, repealing the audit requirement for organizations participating in Pick.Click.Give, an option on your Permanent Dividend Fund application, will have its first hearing at 8:00 a.m. this Thursday in the House State Affairs Committee. Dana Paperman, director of the Seward Senior Center, will be testifying, and paying close attention to the progress of this […]

by · January 30, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·

Senator Giessel January Newsletter

Greetings Neighbors, Attached is my latest newsletter. (Newsletter 2013.01.29.pdf)  It provides an update on the first few weeks of session.   I will be sending out regular newsletters during this session and holding several town hall meetings.  I look forward to keeping you informed and hearing your thoughts, concerns, and ideas. Thank you,   Cathy Senator Cathy Giessel Senate District N […]

by · January 30, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Giessel to Chair Resources

Giessel to Chair Resources

By Heidi Zemach for SCN Newly re-elected State Senator Cathy Giessel was in Seward this (Friday) morning gathering up her campaign signs. She has become part of the newly-forming Republican-led Alaska Senate. She will chair the Senate Resources Committee. It’s a powerful post in view of the importance of oil and gas development in Alaska. In a press conference after […]

by · November 9, 2012 · 5 comments ·
Romney Narrowly Beats Obama in Mock Vote For President

Romney Narrowly Beats Obama in Mock Vote For President

The third and fourth grade at Seward Elementary School voted for U.S. President and Vice President in mock elections in their classrooms last week as part of their civics education. They lined up, entered the classroom, and helped poll workers find their names on the list. Then they took their ballots into actual polling booths which were borrowed from the […]

by · November 5, 2012 · Comments are Disabled ·
Senate District N Candidates Vie For Seward Vote

Senate District N Candidates Vie For Seward Vote

By Heidi Zemach for SCN Seward resident’s comparatively small vote must be pretty important to the two State Senate candidates from south Anchorage, both of whom were here looking for votes within the past 24 hours, just days before the Nov 6 election. About 25-30 local Seward residents, among them several educators, showed up to a house party in Forest Acres […]

by · November 2, 2012 · Comments are Disabled ·