Recent News & Information

Silver Salmon Derby Update

Press Release from the Seward Chamber of Commerce As The 58th Seward Silver Salmon Derby passes the halfway mark, the average Silver salmon being weighed is 9.5 lbs. The weather broke Tuesday night and has been faring well for all of the anglers. Reports from happy anglers include excellent fishing weather and […]

More council candidates file

More council candidates file

The filing deadline for running for a city office came and went today, Thursday August 15th.  It looks like there will be a bit of a contest for both the council and the mayor positions. Recently retired former Seward Fire Chief David Squires has filed his candidacy for one of […]

Asphalt Plant Project to last about 10 days

Asphalt Plant Project to last about 10 days

The Seward Planning and Zoning Commission is set to hold a public hearing Tuesday evening, August 20th  on an application for a Conditional Use Permit that would enable Alaska Road Builders Inc., of Soldotna to extract gravel and run an asphalt plant on two 1.3-acre adjacent lots in Forest Acres […]

Jean Bardarson to run for Mayor

Jean Bardarson to run for Mayor

Vice Mayor Jean Bardarson will run for the Seward City Mayor position in the October 1st municipal election.  The vice-mayor and councilmember turned in her candidate packet this morning. (Aug 14), a day in advance of the August 15th deadline. She will be running against Tim McDonald, and anyone else […]

Teen meeting to discuss a place for them

Seward teens between the ages of 13-18 are being invited by Seward Prevention Coalition, through a grant by SeaView Community Services, to attend a pizza party this Wednesday, August 14, at 5:30 p.m. at what used to be the old Seward Museum. They’re being asked to look at a newly-opened […]

Tim McDonald to run for mayor

Tim McDonald to run for mayor

Tim McDonald is planning to run for Seward City Mayor. The field is currently wide open with current Mayor David Seaward not planning to run. Neither is former City Mayor Willard Dunham planning to run for his old seat due to his considerable obligations representing Seward’s interests on ARCTEC, the […]

Seward airport update

Seward airport update

The Seward airport is not closed, but weight restrictions do apply to aircraft landing on the runway, said Alaska Department of Transportation spokesman Rick Feller and DOT Chief of Operations and Maintenance Randy Vanderwood. The longer runway is currently closed because of water and debris from Resurrection River running over […]

Subway Swim Camp BBQ tonight at the pavilion

Subway Swim Camp BBQ tonight at the pavilion

With our Seward Subway Swim Camp  underway, swimmers are working and learning with the University of Wyoming swim coaches. Tonight, Tuesday, Aug 13, there is a BBQ for all swim camp attendees, the coaches and families at the Margaret Branson Pavilion starting 4:30 p.m.  Swimmers will be finished early today […]

National Park Service Issues Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on Herman Leirer Multi-Modal Trail Feasibility EA

The National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Herman Leirer Road interagency multi-modal trail feasibility EA.  Alternative B, the preferred alternative, was selected.  This alternative for a meandering separated trail will allow NPS and other agencies to work toward a […]

Airport runway restricted due to flooding

Even though Seward has a small airport that is only accessible by small aviation flights, with a longer and a shorter runway, and no airport terminal, state-mandated restrictions on its use can, and does impact the town. The recent flooding of Resurrection River onto the runway has occurred from time […]