Recent News & Information

KPB Permitting Fees Waived

From a press release: Dated Oct 2, 2012 #1 Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre has waived permitting fees for residents with flood-damaged properties as they prepare to reconstruct, refurbish or rebuild those damaged areas. This waiver is available to all residents with damaged property and is not related to […]

Election Officials Jim HErbert, Mark Kansteiner and Rose MacSwain, at the polling station

Election Results Rundown

By Heidi Zemach for SCN The three Seward City Council incumbents, Jean Bardarson, Marianna Keil and Ristine Casagranda were the top vote getters for three two-year seats in the unofficial count of  Tuesday’s municipal election. It appears that local voters are pretty content with the way their council members are representing their interests. But […]

Water Test Kits Available

For anyone on a well the borough has provided water test kits. It takes a week to prepare your well for testing AFTER the water levels have settled. You can pick up your kit at the Borough office in the Sea View Plaza building from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM […]

Unofficial Election Results

The unofficial results from the October 2, 2012 City and Borough Election are: City of Seward COUNCIL RACE: Jean Bardarson, 231 votes Marianna Keil, 210 votes Ristine Casagranda, 181 votes Kenneth Blatchford, 175 votes Tim McDonald, 89 votes PROPOSITION #1: (to Opt-Out of APOC Financial Disclosure Requirements and Adopt City […]

Water Test Kits

BOROUGH MAYOR MIKE NAVARRE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: September 29, 2012 #1 Contact: Brenda Ahlberg, Information Officer 714-2153 or 394-8385 The following schedule is for residents in the Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Areas (SBCFSA) to return water test kits on the day that a well is tested. The […]


Today, Oct 2, is Election Day in the City and Kenai Peninsula Borough Voting takes place from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Lowell Point and City voters’ polling location is the KM Rae Building, 125 3rd Avenue. Early voting is underway at Seward City Clerk’s office Bear Creek Precinct voters, those who […]


The polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm today! City voters will decide on 3 City Council seats, financial disclosure guidelines, and a franchise agreement with Alaska Waste for collection and disposal of garbage and refuse. The Borough ballot includes voting for Assembly representative, and two Seward-Bear Creek […]

Hard Hat Tour of the Library Museum, Wed Oct 3rd

Hard Hat Tour of the Library Museum, Wed Oct 3rd

While the ‘Northern Lights’ siding is going up on the outside of the Library Museum, the inside progress is at a point that will allow guided tours. If you would like to do a walk through ‘Hard Hat Tour’ of the Library Museum, we have eight spaces available for this […]

Chickenpox Cases Confirmed in Alaska

Since Jan. 1, 2012, the Alaska Section of Epidemiology has recorded more than 50 confirmed and probable cases of chickenpox (varicella) statewide. Department of Health and Social Services 3601 C Street, Suite 540 Anchorage, Alaska 99503 Main: 907.269.8000 Dear Parent, Since Jan. 1, 2012, the Alaska Section of Epidemiology has […]

Seward Schools Free and Reduced Meal Benefits

The 30 day grace period for Free and Reduced meal benefits will end as of Wednesday, October 3, 2012, all students who do not have a new application in and approved will have to bring a sack lunch or buy school lunches ($2.85 elementary or $3.35 secondary). There will be […]

2012-2013 Clean Energy Lecture Series

Wednesday, October 10th | 6:00 to 8:00 pm Anchorage Museum Auditorium (625 C Street) “Saving Energy and Money in Commercial Buildings” Join us on Wednesday, October 10th for another installment of our 2012-2013 Clean Energy Lecture Series. This FREE event will focus on measures commercial building owners and managers can […]

Illustrated Children’s Books Encourage & Uplift

Illustrated Children’s Books Encourage & Uplift

Marie Wagner just completed the illustrations for 2 children’s books. I Am Special is a short collection of inspirational quotes for children of all ages with colorful and  unique animal characters. Willa’s Stories is a collection of stories laid out in a format suitable for plays.  Willa, an active senior, wrote […]

Road to Exit Glacier Flood Damage Update

Road to Exit Glacier Flood Damage Update

The road to Exit Glacier between mile 7 and 8.6 within Kenai Fjords National Park remains closed due to flood damage. The road is no longer safe for two-way traffic due to undercutting of the asphalt road surface. Visitors can access the Exit Glacier area on foot or bicycle by […]

Seward Invite swim meet still needs timers and more

Seward Invite swim meet still needs timers and more

Seward Seahawk swim invite is coming this Friday and Saturday at the Seward pool. Friday, October 5, will be diving events. Most of the help will be covered by our Seahawk swim team. If you can judge or officiate diving, let us know. Diving events will start at 3:45pm. Saturday, […]

The Closet re-opens this Tuesday, Oct 2nd!

Hello Seward! We’re getting ready to open The Closet this Tuesday. Oct. 2nd!  Stop by the Church of the Nazarene (4th & C St.) from 3:30-5:30 pm to shop and drop your donations. The church is still under construction, but we’ll make it work.  Please be prepared to keep an […]