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Free Swim Day

Free Swim Day

Sent in by Terri McKnight Open to all families! Saturday, Oct. 28th 3:00-5:00 pm High School Pool -Sponsored by the Seward Tsunami Swim Club- Come find out what we’re all about!!

by · October 15, 2006 · Comments are Disabled ·

Garage Sale Fundraiser

Sent in by Marianna Keil Garage Sale Fundraiser for Seaview’s Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program. It will be held at Seaview Plaza, 302 Railway, October 21 from 9AM to 1PM. All proceeds benefit local victims of violence. There are new and used items at resonable prices. Clothes, household, collectibles and more. Donations are welcome! Contact Marianna Keil @ 224-5257 […]

by · October 15, 2006 · Comments are Disabled ·
Sunny days, back again

Sunny days, back again

by · October 14, 2006 · Comments are Disabled ·
Columbus Day Flood photos

Columbus Day Flood photos

by · October 14, 2006 · Comments are Disabled ·
Police Log, Oct. 9 – Oct 13, 2006

Police Log, Oct. 9 – Oct 13, 2006

Oct. 9 8:02 a.m. Water over the road by Andersons on Nash Road. 8:03 a.m. Heavy water flow reported on Dairy Hill. 8:05 a.m. Blocked culvert reported in the area of Chiswell. 8:13 a.m. School buses were advised not to cross the bridge at old mill. 8:22 a.m. Mudslide reported on Lowell Point Road, three feet of mud on the […]

by · October 14, 2006 · Comments are Disabled ·
Local Photos

Local Photos

Photos posted by Akchef

by · October 13, 2006 · 3 comments ·
Web Update C

Web Update C

Call the automated phone number 224-9039 for any weekend changes. The Resource Center is in operation for Saturday and Sunday. Out of town call 224-6704. Inside city limits call 224-4991.

by · October 13, 2006 · Comments are Disabled ·
Cop Talk

Cop Talk

Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain; Wear your Helmet and Protect Your Brain. Questions, comments, tip suggestions; coptalk@cityofseward.net

by · October 13, 2006 · Comments are Disabled ·
Media Release

Media Release

10-13-06, 10:00 a.m. BOROUGH MAYOR JOHN J. WILLIAMS CONTACTS: Kenai Peninsula Borough: Bill Popp PHONE: 907-714-2335 City of Seward: Jean Lewis 907-224-4045 State of Alaska: Jamie Littrell 907-244-2920 Borough, City and State officials continue to urge all residents who rely on well water in flood affected areas to boil all drinking water as a safety precaution until their wells can […]

by · October 13, 2006 · Comments are Disabled ·
Temporary Guidelines For Disposal Of Flood Debris At Seward Transfer Facility

Temporary Guidelines For Disposal Of Flood Debris At Seward Transfer Facility

10/12/2006 JOHN J. WILLIAMS BOROUGH MAYOR Waste will be accepted for disposal at the Seward Transfer Facility at different staging areas depending on the type of debris, and should be segregated accordingly. ? Construction/demolition debris – building materials ? Logs/stumps should be cut in no longer than six-foot lengths if possible ? Brush ? Regular household garbage will go in […]

by · October 12, 2006 · Comments are Disabled ·

Columbus Day Flood footage no. 5

Phoenix Drive washed away by the Columbus Day flood. Seward, Alaska.

by · October 12, 2006 · Comments are Disabled ·
Kenai Peninsula Borough Seward flood update, with contacts

Kenai Peninsula Borough Seward flood update, with contacts

KENAI PENINSULA BOROUGH Office of Emergency Management RELEASE DATE: 10-12-06, 4:15 p.m. CONTACTS: Kenai Peninsula Borough: Bill Popp PHONE: 907-714-2335 City of Seward: Jean Lewis 907-224-4045 State of Alaska: Jamie Littrell 907-244-2920 SUBJECT: SEWARD FLOODING Borough, City and State officials today urged all residents who rely on well water in flood affected areas to boil all drinking water as a […]

by · October 12, 2006 · Comments are Disabled ·

Columbus Day Flood footage no. 4

Interview with Mark Lindstrom of Stone Creek Drive. Lindstrom talks about two loud booms coming from the valley of Bear Lake Glacier the day before the Columbus Day flood. Ice found in the flood waters makes Lindstrom concerned about the possibility of an ice dam high up in the valley. Some speculate the sounds were only thunder. Russell Stigall SewardCityNews.com

by · October 12, 2006 · Comments are Disabled ·

Seward flood footage no. 3

Mark Lutrell, Seward resident, took footage of the Lowell Creek waterfall between Lowell Point and Seward. From Oct. 9 to Oct. 11 the waterfall deposited as much as 18 feet of gravel onto the bridge leading to Lowell Point. The residents of Lowell Point are cut off from Seward and are forced to use water taxis to reach their homes. […]

by · October 12, 2006 · Comments are Disabled ·

Seahawks rough up competition at State Cross Country

After eight years of waiting, Seahawk Coach Dan Marshal finally got another girl’s cross-country championship win. The Lady Seahawk team was made up of four seniors, two juniors, and one freshman girl; Sarrah Glaser, Tekla Backlund, Juno Prochazka, Kendra Oldow, the Foldager twins, and Alison Barnwell. This was the one of the strongest teams Seward has ever created.

by · October 12, 2006 · 1 comment ·
Wed Update B

Wed Update B

October 12, 2006 9:10 a.m. Good Morning. The city and borough recovery center phones have been installed and are up and running. There are people answering these phones for your questions. For any information about areas outside the city limits (borough), call 224-6704. For any information about areas inside the city limits (city), call 224-4991. They will have Red Cross […]

by · October 12, 2006 · Comments are Disabled ·
Wed Update A

Wed Update A

Some things to report from today. The AVTEC shelter was closed. Even though crews are continuing to respond to calls, the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Department of Homeland Security, Dept. Environmental Conservation, State and Coast Guard teams are in the area and damage assessment has begun. Equipment was clearing in Box Canyon area today and part of the area is still […]

by · October 12, 2006 · Comments are Disabled ·
Flood Photos

Flood Photos

Photos sent in by Jim Barkley These were taken from Denny Hamilton’s Super Cub yesterday. They show the waterfall, Lowell Point, and Matt Cline’s water taxi taking the first group of Lowell Point residents back to the Point. Jim Barkley

by · October 11, 2006 · 2 comments ·
City Council Action Agenda

City Council Action Agenda

Seward City Council Regular Meeting Action Agenda Monday, October 9, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. The following ordinance for public hearing and enactment was approved: Ordinance 2006-11, amending the Land Use Plan and Rezoning Forest Acres Tract A, Seward Long Term Care Facility Subdivision (Preliminary Plat) from Rural Residential (RR) and Resource Management (RM) to Institutional (INS). The following resolution requiring […]

by · October 11, 2006 · Comments are Disabled ·
City Council Action Agenda

City Council Action Agenda

Seward City Council Regular Meeting Action Agenda Monday, October 9, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. The following ordinance for public hearing and enactment was approved: Ordinance 2006-11, amending the Land Use Plan and Rezoning Forest Acres Tract A, Seward Long Term Care Facility Subdivision (Preliminary Plat) from Rural Residential (RR) and Resource Management (RM) to Institutional (INS). The following resolution requiring […]

by · October 11, 2006 · Comments are Disabled ·

Corbridge explains plans for repaving of Fourth Avenue

by · October 10, 2006 · Comments are Disabled ·
Immediate Release 15

Immediate Release 15

October 10, 20069:00 p.m. Most power has been restored. Power at Wilma and Cindy Circle at Old Exit Glacier, and Old Mill subdivision will take several days to restore, The Seward Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be closing tonight, Tuesday, October 10, at 11:00 p.m. A recovery center will be established at the Seward Bear Creek Flood Board location in […]

by · October 10, 2006 · Comments are Disabled ·
Immediate Release 14

Immediate Release 14

October 10, 20065:50 p.m. Emergency crews will not be able to secure the bridge crossing Lost Creek at the Old Mill Subdivision. They are advising residents of that area to leave before dark. Emergency crews may not be able to reach residents in that subdivision after that time. Residents who do not evacuate should be prepared to stay for at […]

by · October 10, 2006 · Comments are Disabled ·
Immediate Release no. 13

Immediate Release no. 13

October 10, 2006. 4:30 p.m. Due to the storage capacity being exceeded at the Sewage Lagoon Treatment Plant, this is to notify the public of possible contamination from discharge in that area. The Environmental Protection Agency has been advised. The pipe goes 250 feet out from the shore, so possible contamination could occur within one-half mile both north and south […]

by · October 10, 2006 · Comments are Disabled ·

Council: Seward needs to get serious about flood control

Oct. 10 Council members Steve Schafer and Willard Dunham call for increased cooperation and dedication in solving Seward’s flood problems. All agree response better than in 1995, 1986 floods. Mayor Vanta Shafer commended City Clerk Jean Lewis and staff for hard work during flood emergency.

by · October 10, 2006 · Comments are Disabled ·

Seward City Council Meeting, Oct. 10

Resolution 2006-102, Authorizing The City Manager to enter into an amended and restated agreement for lease of Tract 2a, Waterfront Tracts and adjacent tidelands, and the lease, Operation and Maintenance of the Alaska SeaLife Center with the Seward Association for the Advancement of Marine Science. John Moline, Seward resident, made a citizens comment against the approval of resolution 2006-102. Tylan […]

by · October 10, 2006 · Comments are Disabled ·
Emergency Announcement: Evacuate Old Mill

Emergency Announcement: Evacuate Old Mill

7:00 p.m. Old Mill Subdivision must evacuate immediately. The bridge is underwater and will not last long. Anyone not out by dark will be stuck for several days. Clark Corbridge, City Manager

by · October 10, 2006 · Comments are Disabled ·
Immediate Release 11

Immediate Release 11

October 10, 2006 10:40 p.m. I have been made aware that Aqua Tech will be sending a water taxi to Lowell Pt. They will leave the harbor by the Park headquarters at noon and dock at the far corner of the south beach at Lowell Pt. Although this is not coming from the city, I thought I would make the […]

by · October 10, 2006 · Comments are Disabled ·