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Falls are top cause of injury for seniors; advocates launch prevention campaign Accidental – and usually preventable – falls are the number one cause of injury to Alaskans age 65 and older, often causing serious injury such as brain trauma or hip fracture. To highlight fall hazards and the easy steps Alaskans can take to reduce them, Alaska Governor Sean […]

September 18, 2009 ·

Senator Gary Stevens Interim Report

Senator Gary Stevens Interim Report September, 2009 by Senator Gary Stevens Hello again. A busy summer is giving way to an active autumn as cooler temperatures settle in over the region and the leaves change color, a reminder that it won’t be long until we’re preparing to head back to Juneau for another legislative session. Over the next few months, […]

September 17, 2009 ·
Thank You to the Salmon Bake and New Seward Arts Council Members!

Thank You to the Salmon Bake and New Seward Arts Council Members!

The Seward Arts Council would like to extend an enormous thank you to Vince Benjamin, the kitchen crew, and the wait staff at the Salmon Bake restaurant for their help in making the 2009 membership event such a smashing success! Sunday’s Seward Arts Council membership event attracted over 150 new members, and everyone enjoyed the tasty burgers and sandwiches generously donated […]

September 17, 2009 ·

Bridge Replacement Phase III

We are gearing up to start phase III of the bridge replacement project on the Seward Highway.  This work entails placement of a temporary bridge at Trail River Bridge.  Alaska Interstate Construction has been awarded the contract and should start mobilizing to the site later this week and early next week.  We hope to break ground around the 23rd or […]

September 17, 2009 ·

Seward Volleyball Upcoming Events

Seahawks volleyball are playing the Grace Grizzlies Thursday September 16th. C team starts at 3:00 and JV, and Varsity to follow. Friday the varsity team plays Heritage at 3:30. These are some of the last home games of the season for the Seahawk volleyballers, so come out and support the team.

September 16, 2009 ·
Enterprise Fund Proposals Unlikely To Please

Enterprise Fund Proposals Unlikely To Please

Heidi Zemach for the Seward City News While Seward is growing, its harbor floats, power, sewer and water lines are deteriorating, with inadequate funds set aside to replace them. The Seward City Council met for almost five hours in a work session Tuesday Sept 15 to discuss City Manager Phillip Oates’ suggestions for replenishing the coffers of the six city […]

September 16, 2009 ·
City Calendar

City Calendar

Seward City Council Regular Meeting Action Agenda Monday, September 14, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. The Following Ordinance Was Introduced And Set For Public Hearing On September 28, 2009: Ordinance 2009-007, Amending City Zoning Map By Rezoning Lots 25 And 26a, Block 12, Original Townsite Of Seward From Single Family Residential (R1) To Urban Residential (UR) Located On The West Side […]

September 16, 2009 ·

Letter to Seward City Council

Dear City Council Member, May I respectively remind you that America was founded on the premise of representation by the people and for the people, not representation of the government to promote more government and higher assessments on the people. As elected council member you have a solemn duty to represent the will of citizens of Seward and not any […]

September 16, 2009 ·
Seward Highway Closure

Seward Highway Closure

At the last Council meeting I gave an update about a pending closure of the Seward Highway at the Trail River Bridge. This message provides the same update to the public and all on the staff. DOT/PF is planning to close the Seward Highway in the vicinity of the Trail River Bridge for a period of hours at night beginning […]

September 16, 2009 ·
Seward Thrills Mystery Buffs

Seward Thrills Mystery Buffs

Alaska Sisters in Crime Thrilled By Seward (By Heidi Zemach for the Seward City News) Twenty curious, literary women with a penchant for looking at the seamier side of life visited Seward last weekend. These mystery readers, writers, and aspiring writers were on a retreat to share trade secrets from the experts, from one another, and from members of the […]

September 16, 2009 ·
2009 Seward Music and Arts Festival–Musician Spotlight

2009 Seward Music and Arts Festival–Musician Spotlight

This weeks’ 2009 Seward Music and Arts Festival musician spotlight is Woodrow, headed by singer-songwriter Jared Woods.  Anchorage fans voted Jared Woods best singer and best guitar player in 2006, and he is often referred to as the town’s most popular acoustic performer. “If you know anything about anything where local music is concerned, chances are you’ve heard of Jared Woods,” […]

September 15, 2009 ·
Seward City Council Meets

Seward City Council Meets

Seward City Council Meeting By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News The Seward City Council has begun to discuss the FY 2010/2011 two-year budget. City Manager Phillip Oates promised at Monday’s meeting to deliver the council a balanced budget with no reduction in personnel or services to consider. It would provide no COLA increase for 2010, however. It also would […]

September 15, 2009 ·

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 ·