Recent News & Information

Lowell Creek Bridge Update: October 29

From the City Clerk’s Office 9:00 a.m., October 29, 2013:  City crews worked through the night at the Lowell Creek Waterfall.  The road to Lowell Point remains closed as crews continue to remove debris so the waterfall can properly drain into Resurrection Bay. At this point, the bridge is not […]

Lost Dog! Please HELP find him!

Lost Dog! Please HELP find him!

Our black lab Blazer has been lost since last Saturday, October 19, 2013. Blazer is a strong, larger lab and he has white fur on his chest. He is known to wander around Bear Lake so please contact us if he is seen anywhere around there. He lives on Romack […]

Four applicants for council thus far

As of Monday afternoon, October 28th, four city residents have picked up City Council candidates packets for the one-year term remaining from Jean Bardarson, who will be sworn in as the new Seward City Mayor. Dale Butts, who is on the Seward Planning and Zoning Commission and is a volunteer firefighter, […]

Lowell Creek flood update

Lowell Creek flood update

Lowell Creek continued to rise during the heavy rain, bringing fine sediment, sand, gravel, and boulders through the tunnel and over the waterfall. Soon, the almost black river completely washed over the bridge. Heavy equipment operators worked hard, adding rock to the barrier to try to contain the churning, sediment-filled […]

Dimond Blvd roadway flooding

Dimond Blvd roadway flooding

Japanese Creek is flooding, but its levee is holding, channeling the powerful creek away from Forest Acres. As of 2 pm, vehicles were still able to cross Dimond Blvd to access the Seward Transfer Facility as Japanese Creek poured over the roadway in two places. Other culverts were reaching flow […]

Lowell Point Road Closed Until Further Notice

From the City Clerk’s Office: Administration has notified the City Clerk’s Office that the bridge on Lowell Point Road is closed until further notice.  Rising waters from the waterfall have made the road impassible and crews are working to clear it as quickly as possible.  For those needing assistance getting […]

Burn the right fuel correctly

Burn the right fuel correctly

Some Seward residents have been turning to coal because of its availability and cheaper cost when compared to wood, and certainly to the costs of fuel oil and electricity these days. There has been some debate at the Seward City Council level, and on Seward City News recently about residents […]

Public Health Nurse in Seward

At this time, Seward is in the transition of acquiring a new Public Health Nurse.  There is an administrative person in the office still, Darlene Evich, who can be reached at 224-5567. If you need Public Health services, please contact Kelly in Anchorage at 907-334-2291 and use this as a contact until […]

Seward Mariners’ Memorial Double Your Donation

Seward Mariners’ Memorial Double Your Donation

Recent contributions to the Seward Mariners’ Memorial project have set in motion the Rasmuson Foundation one-on-one challenge grant received this summer. Thanks go to Jim and Rhonda Hubbard of the F/V Kruzof, ILWU Local Unit 60, Janet Trettner and Eugene Stoltzfus, and Joe Tougas with Catalyst Marine. Any monies received […]

Heating with Alternative Fuels Can Be Dangerous

From the Fire and Life Safety Public Information Office (Anchorage) As winter approaches and the cost of heating Alaskan homes increases, many Alaskans are turning to alternative fuels to heat their homes. Heating oil, propane, natural gas and electricity are the common energies used to heat Alaska homes but as prices go […]

Flood watch

Flood Watch FLOOD WATCH…CORRECTED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK 444 AM AKDT SUN OCT 27 2013 …FLOODING POTENTIAL FOR AREAS AROUND PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND… AKZ125-280100- /X.COR.PAFC.FA.A.0008.131028T0300Z-131029T0000Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WHITTIER…SEWARD…GIRDWOOD… MOOSE PASS 444 AM AKDT SUN OCT 27 2013 …FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM […]