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John Craigie will perform July 29

John Craigie will perform July 29

If John Prine and Mitch Hedberg had a baby, the resulting product would resemble something very close to Portland, OR singer-songwriter John Craigie. Musically comparable to Prine, with the humor and wit of Hedberg, the humble, gracious, and hilarious Craigie is one of the best storytellers of our time. It’s no wonder that […]

Bingo Bingo Bingo

Bingo every Monday night at the legion.  Come have some fun. Corner of 5th & Jefferson  6:00 Hosted by Seward American Legion Auxiliary Unit 5.  All proceeds go to our scholarship fund.  Must be 19 to play.

Seward’s Dan Seavey: Mushing past and future

Seward’s Dan Seavey: Mushing past and future

By Russell Stigall for Seward City News – The history of Alaska’s Iditarod Race is now safe. Local Iditarod Race pioneer and patriarch Dan Seavey wrote his new book, “The First Great Race,” to preserve foundational story of Alaska’s Last Great Race. He and fellow mushers of the Aurora Dog […]

Farewell party for Linda Amberg July 23rd.

Submitted by Peggy Hamner – On July 23rd at 530 PM, The American Legion Post 5 and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 5 invite you to come bid farewell to longtime resident Linda Amberg.  Linda sold the business she started in Seward- Seward Insurance Agency to her son Erick as […]

Play outdoors with Pokemon Go

Play outdoors with Pokemon Go

By Russell Stigall for Seward City News – It’s a huge thing. A new game from Nintendo called Pokémon Go. The game has increased its developer’s stock value by up to $10 billion. Seward has missed out on many high-tech fads; Uber, high-speed fiber optic internet. Pokémon is an interesting […]

GENERAL BURN PERMIT SUSPENSION

(Soldotna, AK.) The Alaska Division of Forestry, Kenai-Kodiak Area Office has issued a general burn permit suspension for the Kenai Peninsula due to very high fire danger in the region. The suspension includes the burning of debris and brush piles, burn barrels, and lawns as allowed in the 2016 General Burn Permit. […]

Red Flag Fire Warning in Effect

AKZ125-200600- /O.NEW.PAFC.FW.W.0009.160719T1800Z-160720T0600Z/ 914 AM AKDT TUE JUL 19 2016 …RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM AKDT THIS EVENING FOR WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM AKDT THIS EVENING. * LOCATION…VALLEYS AND INLAND […]

Seward Highway Lane Closure Due to Fire [UPDATED]

SEWARD HIGHWAY: Advisory – July 19, 2016: SEWARD HWY LANE CLOSURE: Hwy closed to one lane between mile 108 – 113 as crews battle McHugh fire. Motorists should expect delays. Valid from 6:10AM, Jul 19 2016 until 10:10AM, Jul 19 2016. Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Check 511.alaska.gov […]

The City of Seward is seeking a Public Works Director

The City of Seward is seeking a Public Works Director

The City of Seward is seeking a Public Works Director.  This position is responsible for planning, scheduling, assigning, directing, coordinating, and evaluating the activities of operations and maintenance personnel involved in the repair and maintenance of streets, equipment, operation and maintenance of water distribution and wastewater treatment plants and related […]

SPRD Press Release 7/16/16 including AVTEC Gym details

SPRD Press Release 7/16/16 including AVTEC Gym details

The City of Seward concluded that logic dictates our departure from the AVTEC Student Services Center.  Parks and Recreation has notified AVTEC administration, and AVTEC has acknowledged our plan to leave the facility by August 1, 2016.  The City will be seeking new, different facilities to offer continued recreation, including […]

A mountain goat visits Seward Small Boat Harbor July 16, 2016.
Steve Fink photo.

Wild Mountain Goat Visits Seward Harbor

Moose cruise through town often. Bears visit occasionally. Porcupines, river otters, yes we get those too. But mountain goats? A wild mountain goat made its way to Seward Small Boat Harbor this afternoon with Animal Control Officers in hot pursuit. See the video below. It then made its way to […]