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Tickets on Sale for World Oceans Day Cruise

Tickets on Sale for World Oceans Day Cruise

 

May 19, 2015 ·
Chugach NF plan revision draws diverse users

Chugach NF plan revision draws diverse users

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Planners with the Chugach National Forest spoke with the largest crowd to date in its Community Open House and Forest Plan Revision meeting Wednesday May 13, with nine residents in attendance in Seward, and seven attending in Moose Pass. The groups were larger than similar meetings that had taken place earlier in Girdwood and […]

May 16, 2015 ·
Travel Raffle – Win Two Unrestricted Alaska Air Tickets

Travel Raffle – Win Two Unrestricted Alaska Air Tickets

May 6, 2015 ·
SeaLife Summer Festival

SeaLife Summer Festival

Join the Alaska SeaLife Center for the first ever SeaLife Summer Festival and Summer of Sharks Grand Opening Celebration! The Center will be hosting daytime activities on the ASLC plaza and adjoining property, featuring free live music and arts and crafts vendors. Our ticketed fundraising event starts at 6:30 pm with a Sustainable Seafood Appetizer Showdown, exclusive access to the new exhibit, meet-and-greet […]

April 23, 2015 ·
Calling all bibliophiles, the tomes are waiting

Calling all bibliophiles, the tomes are waiting

INTO THE LAST HOUR OF OUR BOOK SALE!! BOOK BONANZA TIME. BAG OR BOX OF BOOKS FOR $2. OPEN UNTIL 4PM The Used Book Sale is ready! Come on over to the Community Room of the Seward Library Museum and browse the tomes we have waiting. Coffee will be on, snacks out, kids corner open so moms and dads can […]

April 17, 2015 ·

Seward Highway is now clear

UPDATE: 11:48AM Highway is clear. Jack-knifed semi has been removed.   From Alaska 511 Traveler Information – There has been accident on the Seward Highway south of Girdwood. Traffic is backed up. We will update the 511 with more information as soon as we get it.

April 14, 2015 ·

Avalanche Hazard Reduction on Seward Hwy Milepost 96-100 Tuesday, March 24

From the AK 511 Twitter Feed – On Tuesday, March 24, there will be Avalanche Hazard Reduction on SEWARD HIGHWAY from MILEPOST 96 to MILEPOST 100. Crews will be firing live artillery rounds up to Penguin Ridge above Bird Flats for the purpose of improving existing blind fire shot points. Motorists should expect intermittent delays up to 45 minutes between […]

March 23, 2015 ·
Blizzard Warning in Effect

Blizzard Warning in Effect

From the National Weather Service http://www.arh.noaa.gov/zonefcst.php?zone=125 WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WHITTIER…SEWARD…GIRDWOOD… MOOSE PASS 410 PM AKDT SUN MAR 15 2015 …BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON AKDT MONDAY… * LOCATION…PORTAGE VALLEY AND EASTERN TURNAGAIN ARM. LOCAL AREAS OF BLIZZARD CONDITIONS MAY ALSO OCCUR ALONG THE SEWARD HIGHWAY FROM MOOSE PASS NORTHWARD. […]

March 15, 2015 ·
Bell in the Woods B&B Open House!

Bell in the Woods B&B Open House!

We are re-opening for the 2015 summer season. Bell in the Woods was originally built in 1997 by a local family and designed to be a bed and breakfast, the house is ideally suited for guests and was successfully run as a b&b for 12 years by the Woods family and then the Ray family. After 5 years of enjoying […]

March 7, 2015 ·
2nd Annual Moose Pass Winter Rendezvous FEB 13-15

2nd Annual Moose Pass Winter Rendezvous FEB 13-15

Moose Pass is for Lovers….of winter recreation in the Chugach of course! By Bobbie Jo Skibo Moose Pass residents and those who visit know the secret about winter in the quaint Chugach Mountain town! Winter is the time when Moose Pass comes alive on the lake with skiing, hockey, dog sledding and more. The sense of community is something to […]

February 14, 2015 ·

Winter Weather Advisory for Western Kenai Peninsula

WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…KENAI…SOLDOTNA…HOMER… COOPER LANDING 408 PM AKST WED JAN 21 2015   …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THURSDAY TO 6 PM AKST FRIDAY…   THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THURSDAY TO 6 PM AKST FRIDAY. […]

January 21, 2015 ·

Seward Highway closed at Mile 108

From the Alaska State Troopers – Following an accident that overturned a tractor trailer containing salvaged items at Milepost 108 of the Seward Highway, both northbound and southbound lanes of highway traffic are blocked. Only one driver was involved and no injuries are reported. Check for updates with Alaska 511 at http://511.alaska.gov/alaska511/mappingcomponent/index

January 12, 2015 ·
Seward Highway Milepost 17-22.5 Design Update and Outreach Recap

Seward Highway Milepost 17-22.5 Design Update and Outreach Recap

Alaska Department of Transportation Press Release – The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will rehabilitate and improve the safety of 5.5 miles of the Seward Highway between the communities of Moose Pass and Seward, Alaska.   Public Involvement Recap This year, the DOT&PF project team has participated in several […]

January 11, 2015 ·

Western Kenai Peninsula Freezing Rain Advisory

…FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO NOON AKST THURSDAY ALONG THE INLET… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO NOON AKST THURSDAY. * LOCATION…ALONG THE INLET. * ICE ACCUMULATION…BETWEEN ONE TENTH TO TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH…GREATEST ACCUMULATIONS NORTH OF CLAM GULCH. * TIMING…LIGHT FREEZING […]

January 8, 2015 ·

AMHS Fares to Increase Summer 2015

Alaska Department of Transportation News Release – (JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) announced today that fares on the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) will increase 4.5 percent for travel beginning May 1, 2015. The new fare structure will go into effect January 1, 2015. The rate increase will not affect reservations made prior to […]

December 19, 2014 ·

2015 High School Exchange Program with Obihiro, Japan

The City of Seward and the Seward International Friendship Association (SIFA) are seeking up to four high school students to participate in the student exchange with Obihiro, Japan.  Japanese students will come to Seward in late July/early August, then the Seward students will travel to Obihiro for approximately two weeks in August. Applications are available at the high school through Martha […]

December 16, 2014 ·

Seward Highway Avalanche Control Milepost 18-22, Expect Delays

State of Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Avalanche Closure Notification There will be intermittent traffic delays today on the Seward Highway for avalanche hazard reduction work between mileposts 18 and 22 near Kenai Lake south of Moose Pass.  Motorists should expect delays of up to 45 minutes between 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Updates will be posted on […]

December 16, 2014 ·
The Obihiro Mural is Up!

The Obihiro Mural is Up!

By Dot Bardarson – December signals the end of a marathon project involving two countries, and lots of volunteers.  In September, our sister city, Obihiro, sent us six Japanese artists along with their design for a new mural, their gift to the City of Seward. (Last year we sent 7 artists to Obihiro to do the same for them.) The […]

December 4, 2014 ·

Freezing Rain Advisory

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK 608 AM AKST MON DEC 1 2014 INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WHITTIER…SEWARD…GIRDWOOD… MOOSE PASS   …FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON AKST TUESDAY FOR INLAND AREAS… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS […]

December 1, 2014 ·
Video – “Heart of Alaska” Kickstarter Campaign

Video – “Heart of Alaska” Kickstarter Campaign

“[A feature film] – What does the future hold for Alaska? One family walked and packrafted over 3 months and 800 miles to gain insight. From March through July of 2013 Hig, Erin, Katmai and Lituya walked and packrafted over 800 miles of Alaska coastline, around the edge of Cook Inlet. They fastidiously documented their adventure and have returned home […]

November 28, 2014 ·
Sneak Peak: Alaska Starts Here

Sneak Peak: Alaska Starts Here

The Travel Channel will be airing a special on Seward named Alaska Starts Here. The premier is tomorrow Sunday, November 23rd at 9 PM according to their schedule HERE. From the Travel Channel: “Alaska Starts Here The weathered, worn, time-hardened port city of Seward, AK, explodes to 10 times its population every summer, offering untamed, raw Alaska adventures like wrestling monster […]

November 22, 2014 ·
Reminder: Civil Air Patrol Open House & BBQ November 16

Reminder: Civil Air Patrol Open House & BBQ November 16

November 16, 2014 ·
Online Open House for Seward Highway Mileposts 17-22.5 Rehabilitation Project Ends November 16

Online Open House for Seward Highway Mileposts 17-22.5 Rehabilitation Project Ends November 16

  The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will rehabilitate and improve the safety of 5.5 miles of the Seward Highway between the communities of Moose Pass and Seward, Alaska.   Reminder:  Online Open House  open through November 16 Our Online Open House, currently accessible on the project website,  provides an opportunity […]

November 11, 2014 ·
Road to Exit Glacier Closed to Vehicle Traffic for the Winter Season

Road to Exit Glacier Closed to Vehicle Traffic for the Winter Season

On Wednesday, October 22, the gate at the Box Canyon Bridge (mile 1.3 on Herman Leirer Road) will close to vehicle traffic due to deteriorating driving conditions.  Visitors can continue to access Kenai Fjords National Park using other modes of transportation. For the safety of visitors and wildlife, bikes and dogs are welcome on the road and in the Exit […]

October 21, 2014 ·
Seward Highway Improvements studied

Seward Highway Improvements studied

Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities’ open house at the Seward Community Library Museum last week was well-attended. The project is to improve and widen the Seward Highway from Mileposts 17 to 22.5, including two 12-foot lanes and 6.5 foot paved shoulders. The current roadway is 28 feet wide, with two […]

October 21, 2014 ·

Your used books are wanted

The Friends of the Library Museum are needing your used books. Used book sales helps the Friends support library programs, like the Summer Reading Program, purchase of new books for all age groups and more. Our shelves are almost empty! With fall in the air, we are all getting our lawns, yards and homes ready for winter. Bag those already […]

October 15, 2014 ·