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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 ·
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 ·
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 ·

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 ·
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 ·

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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·
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 ·

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 ·
Seward Animal Shelter Update

Seward Animal Shelter Update

“Jake” is a 1 and a half year old black labrador mix looking for an active home.  This well-behaved boy is neutered, housetrained and ready to fetch ’til he drops.  Call the shelter at 224-7495 for more information or drop in at 412 Sixth Ave. to meet this sweet boy. 2009 Seward City Dog Licenses are in and available for […]

by · December 12, 2008 ·
Quilt Raffle Countdown Begins!  Quilts @ Library

Quilt Raffle Countdown Begins! Quilts @ Library

The Christmas Quilt Raffle is almost over.  On Monday, December 15th, we will be drawing the two winners of these beautiful, handmade quilts at the Seward Community Library.  Do you have a ticket in the drawing?     Tickets are only $1 and there are still many available.  Please stop by the Library to see the quilts and purchase tickets.  […]

by · December 12, 2008 ·

Seward High School Weekly Bulletin

10/10/2008 Thought of the week     A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.  Second Amendment (bill of rights) SEAHAWK WRESTLING Fri/Sat. Dec. 12&13     @ State Wrestling Tournament     TBA SEAHAWK BASKETBALL Sat. Dec. 13th  @ Skyview   JV & Varsity B&G    12:00 SEAHAWK NORDIC SKIING Sat. […]

by · December 12, 2008 ·

Rowing Club says thank you Seward

The Kenai Crewsers Rowing Club had a fantastic Christmas Auction – Fundraiser this year.   We would like to thank all of you who supported us by bidding on the wonderful, valuable, tasty, functional, creative, and beautiful items we had available for bidding.  Our club’s operating expenses are completely funded through membership dues, but in order to keep our boats in […]

by · December 11, 2008 ·

Outfitter and Guide Special Use Notice

Notification to prospective Outfitter and Guide Special Use applicants for commercial use of the Chugach National Forest To prioritize proposals for outfitter and guide uses on the Chugach National Forest and to provide efficient and fair service to all applicants: All proposals for new outfitter and guide services and requests for renewal of existing authorizations on the Glacier, Seward, and […]

by · December 11, 2008 ·
Jr. High Basketball Photographs Available

Jr. High Basketball Photographs Available

There are action shots available from this basketball season online at ballphotographs.com. This includes games played this season at SMS. If you are an interested fan please register with the site and you can take a look at the action. Congratulations on a fine season. Leonard Ball **Note, this image is copyrighted

by · December 11, 2008 ·
Teen Harvest 2 on 2 Basketball Tourney

Teen Harvest 2 on 2 Basketball Tourney

Fall 2008 Competitive League Volleyball Champs (from left to right): Bob Lechner, Larry & Julie DeBoard, Dan McDonald, Dennis Magnuson, Carri Fisher, Beth Jones and Celeste Lemme. Teen Harvest 2 on 2 Basketball Tourney (from left to right): Top: Travis Price, Robert Perea, Carlos Perea, Tyrone Anderson Bottom: Nick Stebbins, Nick Dipiero, Ryan Sawyer, Emily Draper, Meg Barry, Jessica Stallings, […]

by · December 10, 2008 ·
City Calendar

City Calendar

Seward City Council Special Meeting Action Agenda Monday, December 8, 2008   Council Went Into Two Executive Sessions to Discuss Claims made by Polar Equipment Inc. and Seward Ships Drydock in regards to electrical generation that may result in litigation and to Discuss Pending Arbitration Filed By Seward Ships Drydock With Regards to Their Lease. Direction was given to the […]

by · December 10, 2008 ·
Seward Museum Open House – Sunday 12/14 12-4pm

Seward Museum Open House – Sunday 12/14 12-4pm

The Resurrection Bay Historical Society will hold its annual Christmas Open House from 12 to 4 p.m., Sunday December 14th at the Seward Museum, Third and Jefferson. With Christmas decorations throughout the museum, the traditional model train running around the Christmas tree, refreshments, numerous door prizes, friendly conversation and the ever popular “Count the Teddy Bears Contest”, the open house […]

by · December 10, 2008 ·