Recent News & Information

Subway Swim Camp BBQ tonight at the pavilion

Subway Swim Camp BBQ tonight at the pavilion

With our Seward Subway Swim Camp  underway, swimmers are working and learning with the University of Wyoming swim coaches. Tonight, Tuesday, Aug 13, there is a BBQ for all swim camp attendees, the coaches and families at the Margaret Branson Pavilion starting 4:30 p.m.  Swimmers will be finished early today […]

National Park Service Issues Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on Herman Leirer Multi-Modal Trail Feasibility EA

The National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Herman Leirer Road interagency multi-modal trail feasibility EA.  Alternative B, the preferred alternative, was selected.  This alternative for a meandering separated trail will allow NPS and other agencies to work toward a […]

Airport runway restricted due to flooding

Even though Seward has a small airport that is only accessible by small aviation flights, with a longer and a shorter runway, and no airport terminal, state-mandated restrictions on its use can, and does impact the town. The recent flooding of Resurrection River onto the runway has occurred from time […]

Brown & Hawkins Closing

Brown & Hawkins Closing

Heidi Zemach for SCN The owners of Brown & Hawkins, Iris and Hugh Darling, are liquidating their inventory and planning to close down the historic family business that they’ve run in the heart of downtown for the last 23 years. “This is it for us,” said Hugh Darling, who’s ready […]

The 2013 Seward Silver Salmon Derby!

The 2013 Seward Silver Salmon Derby!

Press Release from the Seward Chamber of Commerce Seward, Alaska, August 12, 2013 – As the 58th Seward Silver Salmon Derby kicked off on Saturday Aug. 10th Earl Cagle, Phillip Lazenby and Harold Foley (All past three Derby winners) stopped by the Derby Booth on opening morning to say Hi and buy tickets. Just […]

Deadline to run for city office nears

Candidate Packets are available for pick up at the clerk’s  office now for three City Council seats and the seat of the Mayor. Packets  may be submitted to the clerk between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. between  August 1 – 15, 2013. Any qualified voter living within Seward city limits  […]

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 […]

Lost Lake Race Volunteers Needed

The Lost Lake Race is in need of volunteers for this year’s race coming up on August 24.  The festivities for after the race will be held at the waterfront pavilion. If interested in helping out, please contact Marsha at 224-3537. Volunteers will be provided a free lunch and T-shirt. […]

Pave Hawk at helistop again

Pave Hawk at helistop again

Perhaps once again due to a low ceiling, the Pave Hawk returned this evening to the PSMCC helistop to transport two patients to Anchorage. This time, all the street warning lights were working, a city police patrol car was on site to make sure no vehicles parked or drove past […]

Cruise Ship Delayed Till Tuesday

Cruise Ship Delayed Till Tuesday

The Celebrity Millenium, which was to have taken off Friday, will remain in port in Seward until Tuesday due to engine trouble. It has 2,038 passengers on board and  1,364 crew members. The ship arrived four hours later than scheduled Friday morning after experiencing an electrical problem with one of the ship’s two propulsion motors, […]

Come Visit Ellie during the Salmon Derby!

Come Visit Ellie during the Salmon Derby!

Last weekend, Seward residents and visitors were thrilled to watch Ellie, the sea lion pup (born on June 20, 2013) make her public debut in the Steller sea lion habitat at the Alaska SeaLife Center.  Ellie has been spending most of her time in a private area behind-the-scenes with her mother, Eden. However, Animal Care staff have now […]

AK Small Business – 2 August Workshops

On Thursday, Aug. 15 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Bryan Zak will present our “How To Write A Business Plan” seminar in the AVTEC First Facility 2nd Floor Conference Room. Learn methods for establishing financial projections, as well as creating and evaluating financial ratios that will help you measure […]