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Alaska Dreams

Alaska Dreams from Joe Bronkhorst on Vimeo. Hey guys this is Joe Bronkhorst, I would like to say Happy New Year to all. One of the cool things about making a video is getting outside to see the mountains and breath the fresh air. This video is a gift to the Seward City News as a gift to show appreciation. […]

by · December 30, 2008 · Comments are Disabled ·

December 28, 2008 Week #10 has been great as the trip to Seward on Tuesday missed the blizzard until coming home, Thursday was Christmas but on Saturday was the funeral for Roy Shapley. I did a lot of research on the Spruce Bark Beetle Program, we got our Federal Stimulus Projects determined and the Holidays seemed to give staff and […]

by · December 29, 2008 · Comments are Disabled ·

Kenai Peninsula Borough Stimulus Projects

Kenai Peninsula Borough Stimulus Projects by Mayor Dave Carey On Monday afternoon, December 22, 2008, as part of a statewide teleconference, Senator-elect Begich requested that all projects to be considered in the Federal Stimulus Package be in his office by Monday, December 29th, 2008. These are the projects I have approved. They are shelf-ready and can be creating jobs within […]

by · December 29, 2008 · Comments are Disabled ·
Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

Ah the scarf.  Simple.  Timeless.  Elegant.  Scarfy. The plethora of pleasing adjectives for scarfs is as long as, well, the world’s longest scarf.  (33.74 miles to be exact)  And a scarf’s uses, one can rest assured, are as varied as they are plentiful.  In Sensational Scarfs by Carol Straley, she covers 44 of these.  The rest are up to you.  […]

by · December 29, 2008 · Comments are Disabled ·
Food Drive Gets Results

Food Drive Gets Results

We raised 7600lbs!!!!!!  The boys and Girls club helped us separate the food for the banks. I would like to THANK EVERYONE  for the help  Way to GO SEWARD!!! Jackie C. Wilde Breeze Inn Hotel

by · December 26, 2008 · Comments are Disabled ·
Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

Let’s imagine, for a moment, a world where animals can talk.  A world in which there are no barriers to communication, and every thought or idle fancy passing through the minds of our furry friends is expressed in earnest.  Now for some this may sound delightful, but for me, the prospect of hearing, “Can I have another treat now?” “Hey […]

by · December 22, 2008 · Comments are Disabled ·

Borough Mayor Visiting Seward

Our new Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor, David Carey, will be visiting in Seward on   Tuesday, December 23, 2008   The City Council and Public are invited to meet and speak with Mayor Carey and discuss issues concerning Seward.   City Council Chambers   Seward City Hall   2:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.   Please come out, introduce yourselves and […]

by · December 20, 2008 · Comments are Disabled ·

Seward High School Weekly Bulletin

12/19/2008 Thought of the week   The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. […]

by · December 20, 2008 · Comments are Disabled ·

Seward Parks and Recreation Bulletin

Community Schools News: Japanese Language Instruction with Kathy McDevitt Learn the basics of Japanese in eight weeks! Every Tuesday Jan 6 to Feb 24. Classes will be held for Elementary kids 4 to 5 pm at the elementary, cost is $42. Middle through Adult class will be held at the Seward High School from 7 to 8 pm, cost is […]

by · December 20, 2008 · Comments are Disabled ·
Quilt Raffle Winners!

Quilt Raffle Winners!

The Seward Community Library Museum Building Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the two beautiful quilts – Congratulations to Christine Olsen and Sarah Espelin! The Quilt Raffle has been a great fundraiser for the new Library Musuem project.  Thank you to everyone who helped move the project along by buying a ticket.  We are gathering speed with each […]

by · December 19, 2008 · Comments are Disabled ·
Geo Bee 2009 Winner

Geo Bee 2009 Winner

Rachel Tougas, a 7th grader at Seward Middle School, won the school level competition of the National Geography Bee on December 16th, 2009 and an opportunity at a $25,000 college scholarship. The school-level Bee, at which students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round in the 21st annual National Geographic Bee. The Bee is sponsored by the National […]

by · December 19, 2008 · Comments are Disabled ·
New Seward Middle School Sign

New Seward Middle School Sign

Seward Middle School needed a sign! A sign that let’s everyone know whose building it is and a reader board that can communicate Events and News. So how did it get started? Last school year, 2007 – 2008, 8th grade teacher Laura Beck wrote to Holland America Line and asked for two grant offerings each for $500.00 The school was […]

by · December 19, 2008 · Comments are Disabled ·

FISHING VESSEL SEARCHED FOR RATS

SEWARD – Apparently for the first time since statehood, an Alaska State Trooper has boarded a fishing vessel in Seward specifically to search for illegal rats. Acting on a tip alleging a rat infestation, the trooper last week searched a large fishing vessel that recently arrived from Dutch Harbor. While rats have infested Dutch Harbor at least since World War […]

by · December 18, 2008 · 1 comment ·
Christmas Eve Services at Local Methodist Churches

Christmas Eve Services at Local Methodist Churches

The community is invited to worship on Christmas Eve, December 24, at one of two services sponsored by our area United Methodist Churches. Both services will be filled with Christmas music. In Seward, the service begins at 6 pm at the church (321 Fourth Avenue) and will feature the music of the Cisum Yloh praise band, the Handbell choir, the […]

by · December 18, 2008 · Comments are Disabled ·

AVTEC Spring Online Courses

Take classes from your home or office! All courses are instructor-led and meet online 1 or 2x per week. For more information and to register:  www.avtec.edu/ApplyNow.htm or call 224-3322 Introduction and Intermediate Moodle INTRO TO MOODLE v1.9, 1-credit, Jan 22 – Feb 12; both courses meet online TH 4:30-6:00pm. INTERMEDIATE MOODLE v1.9, 1-credit, Feb 26 – March 26 (no class […]

by · December 18, 2008 · Comments are Disabled ·
Sporadic Bird Report: First Day of CBC Count Week

Sporadic Bird Report: First Day of CBC Count Week

December 17, 2008 First Day of Count Week Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 9:58 am, sunset 3:49 pm, length of day 5 hours, 50 minutes; tomorrow will be 35 seconds shorter. Weather: Temps today in the teens to low 20s, with a slight but chilling north wind. The clear sky of dawn slowly yielded to gray clouds, with a […]

by · December 18, 2008 · Comments are Disabled ·
Let’s Talk About It: Love and Forgiveness

Let’s Talk About It: Love and Forgiveness

The Seward Community Library is excited to announce an upcoming discussion series:  Love and Forgiveness in the Presence of the Enemy – with Doug Capra, brought to the community through a generous grant and support from the American Library Association in partnership with The Fetzer Institute. Beginning January 29th, a Sign-Up sheet will be available in the Library.  Participants will […]

by · December 16, 2008 · Comments are Disabled ·
Let's Talk About It: Love and Forgiveness

Let's Talk About It: Love and Forgiveness

The Seward Community Library is excited to announce an upcoming discussion series:  Love and Forgiveness in the Presence of the Enemy – with Doug Capra, brought to the community through a generous grant and support from the American Library Association in partnership with The Fetzer Institute. Beginning January 29th, a Sign-Up sheet will be available in the Library.  Participants will […]

by · December 16, 2008 · Comments are Disabled ·
Holiday Hiccups

Holiday Hiccups

Here are photos from “Holiday Hiccups” a performance of ten Christmas skits at Resurrect Art over the weekend.  The cast played to 2 full houses – Sold out!   This photo is from “The Great Parking Space Race with Monica and Jolund Luther, directed by Linnea Hollingsworth. This is a photo of the actors in “The Christmas Truce”, directed by Rachel […]

by · December 16, 2008 · Comments are Disabled ·

Week #8 has been most productive with a good deal of time and effort being focused on long and short term direction for the Borough. The 2009-10 Budget, reductions in Borough employees, economic opportunities and increasing involvement of Borough residents in public policy decision-making have been the highlights of this week during which we had groups of school children coming […]

by · December 15, 2008 · Comments are Disabled ·

DOT&PF imposes speed reductions on Seward Highway bridges

Recent inspections have detected weakened structural supports for three bridges in the Trail Lakes area along the Seward Highway, prompting speed reductions for vehicles crossing the affected bridges, according to Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) officials. This action is in response to heavy commercial vehicles and loads they bring to the aged bridge structures. The affected bridges […]

by · December 15, 2008 · Comments are Disabled ·

DOT&PF imposes speed reductions on Seward Highway bridges

Recent inspections have detected weakened structural supports for three bridges in the Trail Lakes area along the Seward Highway, prompting speed reductions for vehicles crossing the affected bridges, according to Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) officials. This action is in response to heavy commercial vehicles and loads they bring to the aged bridge structures. The affected bridges […]

by · December 15, 2008 · Comments are Disabled ·

Seward MIT Student Interview

An interview with Allen Logan, who is a student at MIT and lived in Seward. Interviewer – Brett Chase An Interview with Allen Logan from SewardCityNews on Vimeo.

by · December 15, 2008 · Comments are Disabled ·
Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

The air is rich and floral, the lights dazzling, the carpet plush beneath new well-heeled shoes.  A glass of champagne, cold and bubbly, is brought by the twitch of a finger as we stroll beside so many jumbled fountains of flowers it’s almost scandalous.  Almost. All around our eyes, everything we see, oozes luxury.  The drapes, the chandeliers; fine crystal […]

by · December 15, 2008 · Comments are Disabled ·

Site Outage

Hello Readers, This morning we had a small malfunction that caused an error message to show on the site instead of the regular content. We are getting ready to move the Seward City News to new servers.This will allow the site to work faster and for great capabilities in the site and the classifieds. In preparing for this I have […]

by · December 15, 2008 · 1 comment ·