Recent News & Information

Enterprise Fund Rate Review

September 15 at 4:30 pm begins the ‘Bird’ Enterprise Fund Rate Review work session.  This may be a long work session because this review will not only cover rates and the state of the electric utility, but also addresses the same issues in other enterprise funds like the harbor, water, and wastewater and should be very important information for us […]

September 15, 2009 ·

Seward Autism Lectures

SeaView Community Services is willing to host these Autism video conference lectures for the whole year. We will meet in the main conference room of SeaView Community Services. We will need to limit the number of people to a maximum of 12 people. If you are interested in attending any one of the lectures, I ask that you call me […]

September 15, 2009 ·
Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers Needed!

2009 Seward Music and Arts Festival September 25-27 Volunteers Needed! Join a team dedicated to bringing music and arts to Seward for the sixth year. Positions needed: Master of Ceremonies, Security, Admissions, T-shirt Sales, Set-up Crew (begins week of September 22nd), Stage Hands, Kids Area, Tidy/Trash pick-up, Gopher (automobile needed), Take-down Crew. There will be free admission tickets, food, beer […]

September 15, 2009 ·

New Child Safety Seat Law

New child safety seat law takes effect 09/15/2009. younger than 1 or less than 20 pounds in a rear-facing infant seat; 1 through 4 years and more than 20 pounds in a child restraint, 4 through 15 years who are either shorter than 57 inches OR who weigh more than 20 but less than 65 pounds in a booster (effective […]

September 13, 2009 ·
Green Beet: Eating Local

Green Beet: Eating Local

        With hubby gone one a four-day hunting trip, I thought attempting to eat locally would be a good green activity for the week. Others have tried it and succeeded, many websites now tote the eating efforts that draw one’s menu from within a 100-or-so mile area. Check out: http://100milediet.org/             My initial plans and menu started to sound a […]

September 13, 2009 ·

Addressing Alaskans: City of Seward Update

http://kska.org/2009/09/10/addressing-alaskans-city-of-seward-update/ Found the podcast of Phil Oates recent speech to the World Trade Center of Alaska on KSKA and thought it might be of interest to some of you.

September 13, 2009 ·

International Peace Day – Soldiers of Peace

View the award winning, international movie – Soldiers of Peace Monday, September 21st KM Rae Building 7pm Advanced tickets available at Rez Art and Cover to Cover. Tickets available at the door. $10 Adult $5 Student $25 Family

September 13, 2009 ·
Cranes!

Cranes!

Saturday, September 12, 2009 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 7:19 am, sunset 8:26 pm, length of day 13 hours, 7 minutes; tomorrow will be 5 minutes and 24 seconds shorter. Weather: With temperatures holding steady in the mid 50s, and calm or mild northern breezes, fall is not in the air but in the mosaic of greens, golds, yellows, […]

September 12, 2009 ·
Don't Forget!  Seward Arts Council Membership Event – This Sunday at the Salmon Bake @ 6pm

Don't Forget! Seward Arts Council Membership Event – This Sunday at the Salmon Bake @ 6pm

Move over Homer.  With each new mural, published author, song and play or work of art, Seward’s burgeoning artist community is gathering strength; leaving no doubt to the historic and increasingly relevant title of our town as “The Jewel of the Kenai.” This Sunday, September 13th at 6pm at the Salmon Bake, a membership event for the Seward Arts Council […]

September 12, 2009 ·

SMAF Radio Show – This Sunday 3-5pm

This Sunday from 3-5pm (new time), on KIBH 91.7FM, The 2009 SMAF Radio Free Extravaganza, Musical glimpses from the artists appearing on stage at this Seward Music And Arts Festival. With your host Technorock.

September 11, 2009 ·

ECC Skate Park Review

The skate park has been ruined! With re-design of the ECC skate park the city of Seward is now a less fun place to live, and be. It actually saddens me—along with many others. While I appreciate all the energy and work put toward the skate park I feel as if it’s been a huge misdeed. There are six new […]

September 11, 2009 ·
Buisiness is Booming at AVTEC

Buisiness is Booming at AVTEC

By Heidi Zemach, for the Seward City News Students at the Alaska Vocational Technology Education Center (AVTEC) are getting in the groove, becoming used to their classroom routines and their new Seward community. Meanwhile the administration is winding up a momentous effort to prepare for an inspection visit Sept 21-24 by a five-member panel from the Council on Occupational Education, […]

September 11, 2009 ·

Karate for Kids

Registration Day is September 9th at the Seward High School Cafeteria @3:15pm Classes will be Mondays and Wednesdays Seward High School Cafeteria 3:15 – 4:15 for beginners 4:15 – 5:15 for advanced For more Information contact Becky Buchanan @ 224-7085

September 11, 2009 ·

Seward Seahawks Volleyball

The Seward Seahawks volleyball team won their first home and conference game against the Nikiski Bulldogs on Tuesday night. This is the first time the Seahawks have taken an entire game off of the Bulldogs in at least 4 years. Come out and support them Saturday, September 12, when they take on the ACS Lions in their next conference match. C Team […]

September 11, 2009 ·

Car Seat Check Up Event

September 12-19th is National Child Passenger Safety Week As of September 17, 2009, children over four and less than eight years of age (who are under 4’9” or less than 65 lbs) shall be properly secured in an approved booster seat or child seat. A seat belt alone is not enough to be safe or comply with Alaska law. Best […]

September 10, 2009 ·

Artist Christie Eissler Remembered

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – Friends of Christie Eissler, who passed away August 28th at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage following a brief flu-like illness, celebrated her life at the new city outdoor pavilion September 9th. Eissler’s friends and acquaintances remembered her particularly for her generous spirit. Eissler often made it a point to remember people’s […]

September 10, 2009 ·

Local Brewer wins the Alaska State Fair Homebrew Competition

Tim Johnson, a Seward homebrewer, has won “Best in Show” at this year’s homebrew competition at the Alaska State Fair. The winning beer, named “Saw-whet Steam,” was judged to be the best over all the other beers that were entered into the competition. A steam beer is in the lager category of beers. It’s called a steam because it ferments […]

September 10, 2009 ·

Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Work Session

Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area Regular Board Meeting and Kwechak Creek Work Session The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area will be holding a special Work Session prior to its regular board meeting on September 21, 2009.  The work session will be to discuss current and future flood risk issues on Kwechak Creek and Bear Creek and alternatives for flood mitigation.  […]

September 10, 2009 ·

Seward Preview of Ken Burn's film series – The National Parks: America's Best Idea

Please Join Us For A Special Preview Party in Seward of Ken Burns’ New PBS Historical Series THE NATIONAL PARKS: America’s Best Idea Sponsored by Kenai Fjords National Park & Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance September 11, 2009 @ 7:00pm Legends Building @ 4th & Washington   Snacks and Beverages will be provided. For more information about this series, that begins on September […]

September 10, 2009 ·
Denali Foldager CCAA female runner of the week

Denali Foldager CCAA female runner of the week

Denali Foldager and Joey Nunes of Cal State Stanislaus were named the California Collegiate Athletic Association’s (CCAA) Female and Male Runners of the Week for the week of Aug. 31 – Sept. 6, it was announced on Monday.

September 10, 2009 ·
Remembering Exit Glacier

Remembering Exit Glacier

A watercolor by Dot Bardarson has been accepted in the 2009 Alaska Watercolor Juried Show.  This show is now open to national artists, which has increased the competition.  The show is currently at Virtu Gallery at 400 W 4th Ave (across from the Sunshine Mall) through Sept 29. The watercolor was inspired and painted after the design of our Exit glacier mural […]

September 10, 2009 ·
Seward Community Choir

Seward Community Choir

Attention Seward Area Singers! Seward’s Community Choir is starting up again! Community Choir will begin Thursday, September 10th at 6:30 PM. No experience required – bring all your friends!   This year, all practices will take place in the High School Auditorium unless otherwise announced. We look forward to seeing you all there!   If you have any questions, please […]

September 9, 2009 ·

Seward woman's death is Alaska's 3rd linked to swine flu

From ADN.com SEWARD WOMAN: Pre-existing health problems contributed, officials say. By JAMES HALPIN jhalpin@adn.com Published: September 8th, 2009 04:59 PM Last Modified: September 9th, 2009 07:57 AM Alaska heath officials on Tuesday documented the state’s third confirmed death involving swine flu in the case of a middle-aged Seward woman who died last month, according to the Department of Health and […]

September 9, 2009 ·
This week at Seward Middle School

This week at Seward Middle School

IN GENERAL. *Thanks to all the students and parents who attended the Open House last Thursday.  We had a record turn out.  It was great to meet you all! *After school tutoring with Mr. Plan is available every Mon-Wed from 2:30-3:30.  Please attend if you need help, are behind on assignments or just need a quiet place to work. *Please […]

September 8, 2009 ·
2009 Seward Music & Arts Festival–Musician Spotlight

2009 Seward Music & Arts Festival–Musician Spotlight

The Seward Arts Council is proud to present the 2009 Seward Music and Arts Festival.  The Festival kicks off this year September 25 and will wrap-up on September 27.  We are looking at another stellar line-up of musicians and performers, including White Magic, Sonny Smith, Nervis Rex, Illaska Assassins, Gypsy Underground, Sarahndipity, Anchortown Circus, Spenard Satans Old Timey Clubhouse Band […]

September 7, 2009 ·
Shedding Light on the Intriguing World of Cold

Shedding Light on the Intriguing World of Cold

(By Heidi Zemach for the Seward City News) While many of us are probably enjoying the last warm temperatures of summer, perhaps dreading the oncoming winter cold, Bill Streever, a biologist and longtime commercial diver who lives in Anchorage has written a national best seller celebrating cold, and the fascinating, often little known facts related to the subject. Streever, the […]

September 6, 2009 ·