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Seward Library’s Annual Fundraiser!

January 24, 2008 6:17 pmComments Off

If You Must Wine about the Weather, Do It in Style! Come Join the Fun and Festivities at the Holiday Inn Express for WINE TASTING w/ Hors D’oeuvres & Pie and Cake Auction You’re Invited to Bring Your Special Pie or Cake for the Judging and Auction with Proceeds Benefiting the Seward Community Library. Join Us Saturday, March 1st from 7-9pm at the Holiday Inn Express. Pie and Cake Judging Will Begin at 7:15pm Tickets Available at the Library  $35/person

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Seward Library's Annual Fundraiser!

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If You Must Wine about the Weather, Do It in Style! Come Join the Fun and Festivities at the Holiday Inn Express for WINE TASTING w/ Hors D’oeuvres & Pie and Cake Auction You’re Invited to Bring Your Special Pie or Cake for the Judging and Auction with Proceeds Benefiting the Seward Community Library. Join Us Saturday, March 1st from 7-9pm at the Holiday Inn Express. Pie and Cake Judging Will Begin at 7:15pm Tickets Available at the Library  $35/person

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Blizzard Warning

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WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WHITTIER…SEWARD…GIRDWOOD…MOOSE PASS 159 PM AST THU JAN 24 2008 …BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 AM AST FRIDAY FOR TURNAGAIN ARM AND PORTAGE VALLEY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 AM AST FRIDAY FOR TURNAGAIN ARM AND PORTAGE VALLEY. A WEATHER FRONT APPROACHING FROM THE WEST WILL BRING SNOW AND INCREASE THE PRESSURE GRADIENT ACROSS TURNAGAIN ARM AND INTO PORTAGE VALLEY. SNOWFALL COMBINED WITH WINDS EXPECTED TO GUST BETWEEN 40 AND 50 MPH […]

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Letter of Concern

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Letter of Concern

Extreme environmental factions are restricting economic development and employment opportunities here on the Kenai Peninsula and throughout Alaska. These groups have a propensity for placing roadblocks on business and development opportunities. In Seward, environmental investigation and impact statement requirements, have been aimed at business from the Alaska Railroad, Seward Ships, The Providence Hospital, Spring Creek Prison, The Fishing Industry, Tourist based businesses, City, State, Federal Agencies and the list goes on. Do these people realize that Alaska has a resource based economy which has been managed well enough to finances our state government as well as provide every living resident […]

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Alaska College Goal Sunday

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Alaska College Goal Sunday

Only 5.8% of Alaska ninth graders get a college degree within 10 years, according to the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems. This puts Alaska last in the nation for higher education accomplishments. On the afternoon of February 10, 2008, the 4th annual Alaska College Goal Sunday will work to change that statistic. This year’s Alaska College Goal Sunday has grown to 20 locations in 18 communities across the state. It will reach a projected 1800 (?) students and family members with expert advice on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. College Goal SundaySM is a national […]

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Where’s Clark?

January 23, 2008 7:10 pm10 comments

Mayor Corbridge announced his grand plans for Seward after the election in October. He stated in the Seward Phoenix Log article, “We’re looking for positive change that makes Seward a good place to live.” I guess that change hasn’t happened yet, since our Mr. Corbridge spends the majority of his time working and living in Anchorage. His absence has been noted at the Alaska Municipal League, the Mayor’s Conference, the 49′ers Ball, and more local events. It is rumored that he will be present to greet Governor Palin when she comes to Seward to commemorate the Centennial of the Iditarod. […]

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Where's Clark?

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Mayor Corbridge announced his grand plans for Seward after the election in October. He stated in the Seward Phoenix Log article, “We’re looking for positive change that makes Seward a good place to live.” I guess that change hasn’t happened yet, since our Mr. Corbridge spends the majority of his time working and living in Anchorage. His absence has been noted at the Alaska Municipal League, the Mayor’s Conference, the 49′ers Ball, and more local events. It is rumored that he will be present to greet Governor Palin when she comes to Seward to commemorate the Centennial of the Iditarod. […]

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New Mayor Phone Number

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New Mayor Phone Number

The Mayor has a new toll free phone number to reach him in Anchorage. It is 1-888-276-7580, It should be up and running by Monday, January 28, 2008 All calls paid for by the City of Seward.

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New Happenings at Seward Community Schools

January 22, 2008 10:48 amComments Off

We have some new events and classes during the months of Jan and Feb at Seward Community Schools. Please contact Tanya Brewi for more information at 224-4056, or you may email her at tbrewi@cityofseward.net Knit Out and Crochet Day Sat Jan 26 1-3pm at the Seward Senior Center (3rd floor). Bring your family and friends to this fun event where everyone can get together to create their own yarn arts; children must be accompanied by an adult) Do you knit or crochet? Or would like to learn how? Our Instructor of the Yarn Arts, Becky Buchanan, will be available to […]

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Cop Talk

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Cop Talk

Seward Municipal Ordinance 11.15.087(b) states that vehicles parked on the right-of-way of a street for longer than 24 hours during those times when snow removal by the public works department is occurring, will be subject to a citation and impound.   Questions, comments, tip suggestions; coptalk@cityofseward.net

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City Calendar

January 17, 2008 4:02 pmComments Off
City Calendar

Seward City Council Meeting Action Agenda Monday, January 14, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. City Council Chambers The Following Resolution Was Pulled From The Agenda By The Administration: Resolution 2007-124, Amending The Electric Tariff To Establish A New Fee To Equalize Charges To Customers Outside Of The Seward City Limits, With Customers Inside The Seward City Limits Effective January 1, 2008. (Postponed from 11/26 & 12/10 meetings). The Following Ordinance Was Introduced And Set For Public Hearing January 28, 2008: Ordinance 2008-001, Revising Seward City Code Section 5.35.045 (Computation – Maximum Tax), Increasing The Sales Tax Cap From $500 To $1,000, […]

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Seward weather

January 15, 2008 8:13 pmComments Off
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Resurrection Bay beach cleared of Junked Jeep

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Resurrection Bay beach cleared of Junked Jeep

Several City employees deserve praise for immediately remediating a source of pollution at the head of Resurrection Bay. In November 2007, after getting a report of a Jeep mired in the mud at the head of the Bay, I visited the vehicle to assess any release of fuel or oil. Mud reached to axles and floor boards plus a light sheen accompanied a strong smell of petroleum. Concerned about continued release of toxins into the wetlands that support migratory birds and salmon, I took photos and documented the site and then contacted Seward City police officer Nickell. While concerned about […]

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DEC presents timeline on Seward Ship Drydock

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DEC presents timeline on Seward Ship Drydock

Seward Ship’s Drydock Inc. Fact Sheet (original here) About Seward Ship’s Drydock Inc.: The Seward Ship’s Drydock opened in 1973 to provide vessel services close to the fishing grounds. Increased demand led to the construction of the current home for Seward Ship’s Chandlery in the Leirer Industrial Park. In 1979 Seward Ship’s leased and rebuilt a 300 ton marine railway facility at Lowell Point. This facility operated until 1985, when Seward Ship’s began drydocking and servicing vessels at the Seward Marine Industrial Center, utilizing the new 5,000 ton Syncro-Lift. In 1988 Seward Ship’s leased two acres at the Seward Marine […]

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Community Ski Day January 26, 2008

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Community Ski Day Celebrate the great snow with Seward Nordic Ski Club   January 26th Bear Lake : Access via Old Sawmill Rd Limited Parking Please Carpool No dogs please   10-12 Beginner and Intermediate Skate Clinic Beginner Ski-Jor Clinic (DON?T BRING DOGS) Clinic includes training with experiened dogs. Clinic Fee $10 Clinics are Free to Ski Club “Trail User” and “Meister” Members   1pm Community Ski for Fun Races All abilities Details TBA   Refreshments and Bonfires to Follow Races Bring your family and come enjoy the great snow and scenery with SNSC Questions: call Carlyn Nichols 224-9057 Check […]

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Comments to be taken at Marine Highway teleconferences

January 9, 2008 7:01 pmComments Off

The Alaska Marine Highway System has scheduled a pair of teleconferences to take public comments on its proposed FY09 operating plan, proposed vessel deployment and Summer 2008 schedule. A teleconference to hear comments and consider adjustments is scheduled for Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 2:00 pm for Southeast Alaska schedules and 9:00 am Friday, January 11, 2008 for Southwest and Southcentral Alaska schedules. The meeting will be conducted from the 3rd floor Commissioner’s Conference room at the DOT&PF Headquarters building at 3132 Channel Drive, Juneau, Alaska. The toll free number to participate by teleconference is 1-800-315-6338, conference code 3902#. Comments […]

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Providence Seward Medical promotes healthy lungs

January 2, 2008 3:06 pmComments Off

In order to promote healthy lifestyles, Providence Seward Medical and Care Center has become a non-smoking facility as of January 1, 2008 This affects the entire Providence Seward campus, including the hospital, long term care center and parking areas. The Providence Medical staff wishes you a Happy and Healthy New Year.

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Seward Sporadic Bird Report: Tour of the Bay

December 30, 2007 10:56 pmComments Off

Sunday, December 30, 2007 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 10:02 am, sunset 3:58 pm, length of day 5 hours, 56 minutes; tomorrow will be 1 minute and 40 seconds longer. Weather: Alpenglow just before dawn on the snowy peaks of the mountains west of Seward foretold a very promising day. Though the unusual presence of the sun didn’t last an hour, it was a great day for birding. Temperatures hovered in the low 20s, and the north wind barreled down the valley at a steady 15 mph with occasional gusts to 30. Snow and snow showers are in the […]

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Seward Weather

December 29, 2007 7:06 pmComments Off
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Community Schools, home for the holidays

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Happy New Year!!   We will be closed Dec 29 – Jan 6 for a scheduled holiday break. Our open hours will resume at 5pm on Mon Jan 7. Thank you for choosing Seward Community Schools for your recreational and educational needs! We appreciate your continued support of our programs!   Tanya Brewi, Community Schools Coordinator 224-4056 tbrewi@cityofseward.net

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Seward Christmas Bird Count results

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December 28, 2007 The 108th Audubon Christmas Bird Count, Seward Alaska Twenty-two citizen scientists ventured out from dawn to dusk on December 22, 2007, by car, boat, foot, and skis, intent on counting and identifying every bird in their route within the 15-mile wide Seward Count Circle. Ten others counted their bird feeder visitors all day. While this may sound rigorous, sunrise was actually at a leisurely 10:01 am, and sunset at 3:51 pm, for a total of 5 hours and 49 minutes. Temperatures ranged from 26º to a balmy 40º. Nevertheless, the weather proved challenging for viewing and optics […]

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Seward Art Show 2007 People’s Choice Awards

December 21, 2007 11:22 am1 comment

We would like to thank all of the participating artists who submitted entries to this years’ show. Student/Youth Artwork FAVORITE: Alexandra Stewart’s – “Listen” MOST UNUSUAL: Alexandra Stewart’s – “Listen and Cory Fry’s – Clock. Adult 2 Dimensional FAVORITE: Abby Wentworth – Untitled painting Runners Up: Elaine Bublitz “Final Fling”, Dave Crane “Fireweed” Adult 3 Dimensional FAVORITE: Marcie Treadwell “Piney” basket Runner Up: Tom and Sharon Irvin “Turtles” Special thanks to Naomi Karlin, Laura Beck, Lynn Hohl, Marci and Dennis Treadwell, and Raylene and Mike O’Connor for all the help. Jennifer Headtke, Ranting Raven

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Seward Art Show 2007 People's Choice Awards

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We would like to thank all of the participating artists who submitted entries to this years’ show. Student/Youth Artwork FAVORITE: Alexandra Stewart’s – “Listen” MOST UNUSUAL: Alexandra Stewart’s – “Listen and Cory Fry’s – Clock. Adult 2 Dimensional FAVORITE: Abby Wentworth – Untitled painting Runners Up: Elaine Bublitz “Final Fling”, Dave Crane “Fireweed” Adult 3 Dimensional FAVORITE: Marcie Treadwell “Piney” basket Runner Up: Tom and Sharon Irvin “Turtles” Special thanks to Naomi Karlin, Laura Beck, Lynn Hohl, Marci and Dennis Treadwell, and Raylene and Mike O’Connor for all the help. Jennifer Headtke, Ranting Raven

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City Calendar

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City Calendar

We would like to take this opportunity to wish the community a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year!!! –The Seward City Council Next Regular Seward City Council Meeting   Monday, January 14, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. APPEAL TO THE COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED   Want to be involved with your local government, but not sure how? Want to make a significant contribution in moving your government forward? In the upcoming year we will need two dedicated people to fill positions on our Planning & Zoning Commission. We would also like to start a list of people interested in […]

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