Recent News & Information

Firefighter I Course at Bear Creek Fire Department

The Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department is offering a Firefighter I Course from Monday October 26th, 2009 to Saturday February 6th, 2010. The class will be be evenings and some weekends through the duration of the class. It is open to the public, but space is limited, if you are interested please give a call to the station Monday through […]

October 1, 2009 ·

Kill-a-Watt available at the Library

The U.S Department of Energy reports that 20% of our electric bills come from items that are left plugged in when they are not in use, or items that are in standby mode. With the Kill A Watt P4400 we can monitor the energy eaters in our homes and cut down our electric bills at the same time. Plug whatever […]

September 30, 2009 ·

Southcentral Alaska Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Council to Meet

The Southcentral Alaska Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Council will meet October 14-15 in Cooper Landing at the Cooper Landing Community Hall. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. The Council will call for proposals to change Federal subsistence hunting and trapping regulations, make recommendations on projects proposed for funding under the Fisheries Resource Monitoring Program, and discuss other issues related […]

September 30, 2009 ·

Trail River Bridge Update

Last week we informed the public about expected blasting operations and related night time highway closures at the Trail River Bridge site, as follows: “Blasting operations, scheduled for the week of September 27th are now more specifically targeted to begin October 1st, subject to further adjustment. Nightly closures of the highway at the Trail River construction site, necessary for the […]

September 30, 2009 ·

Hunter Doan in DC

“Hunter Doan collected questions from his classmates at Seward Middle School in Seward, Alaska and took those questions to Washington DC and interviewed Alaska’s US Senators Murkowski and Begich. This is a video of Hunter interviewing Senator Murkowski in her hideaway under the US Capital.” Hunter Doan in DC from russ maddox on Vimeo.

September 30, 2009 ·

Seward-Moose Pass Music Scholarships

The Seward Music Association and PTSA are pleased to announce the availability of music scholarships to support Seward and Moose Pass area  music students.   The maximum scholarship/donation is $100 per student.  Please see the attached announcement and application for additional information.  Help spread the word! And don’t forget to order your 2010 Seward community calendar.  The calendar supports music scholarships and […]

September 30, 2009 ·

Vote "Yes, Yes, Yes" for Seward

Next Tuesday there will be three propositions on the Seward ballot that will give Seward voters a chance to continue to promote the progressive spirit that has made this the great community it is. Proposition 1, if passed, would provide Seward with a community water fluoridation program that would greatly improve dental health. I have seen it work. When Ilived […]

September 29, 2009 ·
Join the Seward Tobacco Control Alliance

Join the Seward Tobacco Control Alliance

As Seaview’s new Tobacco Prevention Coordinator, and someone new to Seward itself, I’m working hard to get to know what locals think and feel about tobacco, in particular, about secondhand smoke. I’ve read past Letters to the Editor, looked through community wellness surveys, and spent my share of time walking around town to get a sense of things. Here’s what […]

September 29, 2009 ·
This week at Seward Middle School

This week at Seward Middle School

IN GENERAL. *After school tutoring with Mr. Plan is available every Mon-Wed from 2:30-3:30. Please attend if you need help, are behind on assignments or just need a quiet place to work. *Please remember that sick children should stay home from school. You can check Edline or call the school to get missing assignments. * The Seward Middle School Drama […]

September 29, 2009 ·

Two More Work Sessions

Ok Seward citizens, there are going to be two (2) more work sessions describing the ways that our utility rates need to be increased for Electric, Water, Sewer and more… Tonight 5pm to 7pm  (Monday Sep 28th) and Tuesday Sept 29th  6 to ? Come out and listen to what is happening, City council chambers.

September 28, 2009 ·
Australia Bound

Australia Bound

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News The Kenai Crewsers, our local rowing team, has been out on Bear Lake, and sometimes Kenai Lake, practicing enthusiastically for an upcoming Australian Masters Championships Competition in Penrith, Australia in early October. They have been spending an hour and a half on the water six times a week, rain or shine, only canceling […]

September 28, 2009 ·

In Support of VOTE YES YES Seward Community Library Museum

My appreciation for the library began in 1970 when my family moved to Seward. As a weary mother of toddlers, the library became a haven when I could sneak in a few minutes to check out the latest book, or just relax and read current magazines. Back then, one knew by the signatures on the circulation card who had checked […]

September 28, 2009 ·

Seward Nordic Ski Club Announcements

As the snow makes its way down the mountains, it’s time to renew memberships and prepare for another great ski year! Divide Ski Area Trail Work Day- Saturday October 10 Mark your calendars…our trails can’t be groomed without a little help!  On the morning of Saturday the 10th join us for trail work and vegetation control.  Bring work gloves, helmets, […]

September 28, 2009 ·
Interim Newsletter From Rep. Paul Seaton

Interim Newsletter From Rep. Paul Seaton

Greetings from Homer, as a busy interim progresses.  My fishing season was short this year and is all wrapped up – except for the ever necessary boat maintenance.  The office has been busy with numerous meetings, teleconferences, and issues.  It was very nice to visit with the new Governor and his wife Sandy when their flight to Kodiak was unexpectedly […]

September 28, 2009 ·
Green Beet: Cold Remedies

Green Beet: Cold Remedies

A sore throat, a Nickelodeon-goo cough and a full range of fever, body aches and some other unmentionables have been all-consuming my time the past week and a half. A test to make sure it wasn’t “the flu!” was fortunately negative (word of caution, the test requires a large cotton swab thingy shoved all the way up your nose to the […]

September 27, 2009 ·

Anchorage Homeowner Saved Thousands On Property Taxes

Senator Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage) today released a legislative research report showing that the average Anchorage homeowner saved thousands of dollars of property taxes in 2007 and 2008 thanks to the legislature’s reinstatement of state revenue sharing with the municipality and agreement to put up a significant amount of the municipality’s retirement costs. The report found that in the elimination of […]

September 26, 2009 ·

On Unimportant Elections

People don’t bother to vote, because it doesn’t really matter…….and then what?   On October 6th there will be a borough and city election.  The city election has been called an ‘appointment’ because unless there is an unexpected strong write in campaign, Council seats will run unopposed and one will be appointed.  Thankfully there are at least 7 people in town still willing […]

September 24, 2009 ·
The Legendary Donny Cripps Jr.

The Legendary Donny Cripps Jr.

For years I have seen the mysterious man known to the town’s people as “Festus” riding his bicycle around town. More often than not he has his short fishing pole in one hand and a Safeway bag filled with fish hanging from his handlebars. Everyone in town seems to know about this man, but only few seem to know anything […]

September 24, 2009 ·
A Few Bear Resistant Garbage Cans are Still Available

A Few Bear Resistant Garbage Cans are Still Available

As Fall progresses, salmon diminish in our rivers and bears take every opportunity to find a meal before hibernating. Now is the time to get your bear-resistant garbage can (BRGC): while they last. The Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance still has a few of our large (95 gallon) and small (32 gallon) BRGCs. They cost $50 for either size. Please call […]

September 24, 2009 ·
Candidates Agree On Many Issues

Candidates Agree On Many Issues

Local candidates want more jobs, energy solutions, education funding (By Heidi Zemach for the Seward City News) About 10 -15 people, including two reporters and several high school National Honor Society volunteers attended theCandidate’s Forum Tuesday at the Seward City Chambers. The forum, sponsored by the Seward Chamber of Commerce, was held just two weeks before the Tuesday October 6thMunicipal […]

September 24, 2009 ·
Microsoft Excel 2007 Training

Microsoft Excel 2007 Training

AVTEC: Bringing digital literacy training directly to your desktop…at home or the office! With travel costs rising each year, it is becoming cost prohibitive for many employers to send an employee to a location to receive computer training. Employers are continually looking for new cost-effective ways to train workers so they are more productive using computer software. AVTEC is providing […]

September 24, 2009 ·
Seward Music and Arts Festival Last Musician Spotlight–White Magic!

Seward Music and Arts Festival Last Musician Spotlight–White Magic!

The Seward Music and Arts Festival is thrilled that White Magic is a headliner for the festival this year.  White Magic is a psychedelic folk rock group based in Brooklyn. Fronted by the haunting vocals of songwriter Mira Billotte, with Sleepy Doug Shaw on guitar, NYC based White Magic has toured with the likes of Animal Collective, Sonic Youth and Bonnie […]

September 23, 2009 ·

Adoption Information

“Well, it has been a busy year and with all the prayers….It is hard to answer everyone. But I have to tell you, I have answered your prayer about your child. See, I dropped them off at an orphanage. You will know your child when you met.” Ok, I kind of heard this story a bit differently but I thought […]

September 23, 2009 ·
City Calendar

City Calendar

Seward City Council Regular Meeting Agenda Monday, September 28, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. 1. Call To Order 2. Pledge Of Allegiance 3. Roll Call 4. Citizens’ Comments On Any Subject Except Those Items Scheduled For Public Hearing. 5. Approval Of Agenda And Consent Agenda 6. Special Orders, Presentations And Reports A. Proclamations and Awards B. Borough Assembly Report C. City […]

September 23, 2009 ·

It’s that time of year again. Summer has turned into fall. As we close up the windows and turn on the heat, it’s important to pay attention to indoor air quality and how it affects your health and the health of your family. Most people recognize the harmful effects of smoking, but many remain unaware of the dangers of secondhand […]

September 23, 2009 ·

Community Calendar

Now that the summer season is slowing a bit and we’re able think about other things, we wanted to remind folks about the community calendar.  The new SCN community calendar is super powerful and easy to use.  Anyone can submit an event for a sports, music, art, business, charity, club meeting, classes, lectures, anything that is going can be added […]

September 23, 2009 ·