Recent News & Information

Disaster Notice

Following the storm surge on December 1, 2009, the city manager is preparing to formally declare a disaster. An official declaration will be issued later today. Seward and area residents should exercise extreme caution when traveling on Lowell Point Road . The aftermath of the December 1st storm surge has created some erosion on the shoulder of the road at […]

December 4, 2009 ·

Full Moon snowshoe/ski tonight

Greetings, Please consider joining me tonight for a Full Moon snowshoe/ski along the West shoreline of Kenai Lake. We will meet at the Primrose campground parking lot at 8:00 p.m. and head out along the shoreline to return in an hour or two. There is a possibility that there may be some cloud cover and North wind, so bring a […]

December 4, 2009 ·
Alaska Logistics to expand Seward operation

Alaska Logistics to expand Seward operation

(By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News) The Seward City Council has agreed to have City Manager Phillip Oates negotiate a lease with Alaska Logistics, LLC, to construct a large vessel maintenance, repair and storage enclosure at the Seward Marine Industrial Center in support of their Western Alaska Barge Service. Alaska Logistics has operated a barge service from the railroad dock […]

December 4, 2009 ·
Holiday Train Update

Holiday Train Update

Yes, we know that you likely know by now that the Holiday Train has been canceled. But…the Holiday Bazaar and Passport programs are still on as scheduled!  Both typically draw locals as well as many Anchorage and Peninsula residents that make the drive on their own.  With great hotel rates and specials around town, there’s no reason not to come […]

December 4, 2009 ·

CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL Tomorrow!

2009 CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL SATURDAY, Dec. 5th, 11:00am – 4:00pm 336 Third Avenue, Seward Senior Center        Games, Gifts, Café, Raffle Bring the kids and enjoy the fun!

December 4, 2009 ·
Library Museum Design Process

Library Museum Design Process

The design team is busy working and will be back into the community to give us another peek at design progress December 10th with an evening meeting in the basement of the Seward community library.  More details to come, meanwhile, our quilt raffle is stilling going on.  Tickets will be available at the holiday craft fair this coming weekend! RBHS […]

December 3, 2009 ·

Seward Music in December!

Seward Elementary and Community Band Concert – Dec. 6, 2009 – 3 PM The Seward Elementary and Community Bands are proud to present “Marching Into Christmas”, an ode to the holiday season and to the nation we live in, all rolled into one jam-packed concert! Time honored favorites and seasonal celebrations are planned for this family-friendly concert, presented in the […]

December 3, 2009 ·
November 2009 Weather Summary

November 2009 Weather Summary

Weather Summary from the Kenai Fjords National Park Service November was a great month to give thanks:  to the snowplow operators on Thanksgiving weekend, for good ice skating in the middle of the month, for some wonderful snow conditions late in the month, and for the late (but not really that unusual) first snow of the year.  As measured at […]

December 3, 2009 ·

ANNUAL CARNIVAL IS HERE!

2009 CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL Saturday, Dec. 5th, 11:00am – 4:00pm 336 Third Avenue, Seward Senior Center Games, Gifts, Café, Raffle Bring the kids and enjoy the fun!

December 3, 2009 ·

Still searching for Seward’s Angels – nomination forms are out- let us know who in our community might need a little help this Christmas Season; With a gift from the Seward Fire Department Angel Tree Program. We are searching for families from Lowell Point to the Wye- your local Fire Departments will deliver gifts the week of December 16th. Angel […]

December 3, 2009 ·
Stormy Seward!

Stormy Seward!

The Latest from Niebrugge Images Photo Blog Big waves, high tides and hard winds hit Resurrection Bay yesterday, Seward, Alaska. These benches sit along a bike trail on the Seward Waterfront.  The bike trail should be visible in the photo, but it is buried under a foot of water, mud and rocks.  This wave actually broke over the tops of […]

December 3, 2009 ·
USCG Cutter Mustang has a young female executive officer

USCG Cutter Mustang has a young female executive officer

(By Heidi Zemach for the SCN) Cindy Travers, from North Baltimore County, Maryland, never dreamed that she would be an executive officer, serving on a U.S. coast guard cutter in south central Alaska. When she told classmates of her plans to attend the coast guard academy in New London, Connecticut after high school, they couldn’t believe it. “A lot of […]

December 2, 2009 ·

City Calendar

PUBLIC HEARINGS SEWARD CITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS December 14, 2009 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Seward City Council will conduct a public hearing on the following items of business at its regular meeting of December 14, 2009. 1.  Resolution 2009-134, Authorizing The City Manager To Enter Into A Special Contract With The Alaska Railroad For Discounted Electric […]

December 2, 2009 ·

Borough Assembly Report

From Sue McClure I’m back from the 11-10 Assembly meeting. Among items of local interest: We heard the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Quarterly report, presented by the School Board President and the Superintendent. Enrollment is only 25 students less than last year, which is less of a decline than in previous years. It should be noted that one of […]

December 2, 2009 ·
Library Book Sale Open Saturday – One Day Only! 12-5pm

Library Book Sale Open Saturday – One Day Only! 12-5pm

When it comes to Christmas presents, there are two general schools of thought.  While there are those people who truly appreciate a unique and quality gift, there are others who simply hope that the biggest present under the tree has their name on it.  If you have one of the latter that will be snooping around your house over the […]

December 1, 2009 ·
Seward's Storm Surge

Seward's Storm Surge

Sent in by Brandon Anderson of Alaska Aerial Technologies For those who did not get to see today’s (12-1-09) effects from a combination of a 12′ high tide and strong south winds, here are a few shots. Note the rocks thrown up into the Sealife Center’s parking lot.

December 1, 2009 ·
SEWARD RANGER DISTRICT OPEN TO SNOWMACHINING

SEWARD RANGER DISTRICT OPEN TO SNOWMACHINING

Today, at noon, all areas in the Seward Ranger District will be open for snowmaching. Avalanche danger may exist at any time in backcountry areas like Turnagain Pass on the Chugach National Forest, whether these areas are open or closed. The US Forest Service does not close areas due to avalanche danger. When areas designated for use by snowmachines on […]

December 1, 2009 ·
Power Surges

Power Surges

During this storm, Chugach Electric Association and Seward electric department are experiencing a few outages. The Electric department strongly recommends you turn off any unessential electronics in your home because power surges can easily damage these items. Also be sure to backup computer files on a regular basis. Repair crews are working around the clock to make all necessary repairs, […]

December 1, 2009 ·
Winter Photography

Winter Photography

The Latest from Niebrugge Images Photo Blog The mountains of the Chugach National Forest barely emerging from the clouds last weekend, near Seward, Alaska. Again today it is blowing and snowing hard outside.  I thought it might be a good time of year to share some older posts on winter photography. First, I think anyone who may be doing any […]

December 1, 2009 ·
Found- senior black chow mix

Found- senior black chow mix

One very sweet and happy-go-lucky senior female black chow mix dog was found around Lupine Ln. of Nash Woods.  She doesn’t see or hear much, but she has a great appetite!  Please call the Seward Animal Shelter at 224-7495

December 1, 2009 ·
Harlem Ambassadors Basketball Show

Harlem Ambassadors Basketball Show

      Harlem Ambassadors are coming back to Seward THIS Friday, December 4th at 7:00pm at the High School gym! Come watch an amazing basketball show featuring high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks and hilarious comedy routines. You may remember the last time the Ambassadors were in town in 2007 where they played for a packed gym against our […]

December 1, 2009 ·
Distance Learning Gift Certificates

Distance Learning Gift Certificates

Give the gift of Distance Learning this Christmas with a gift certificate for the teachers and students in your lives. These gift certificates entitle one teacher and 30 students to a teacher’s guide, classroom materials, and a one-hour distance learning session with the Alaska SeaLife Center. If you’re local to Seward, we invite you to watch the class as it’s […]

November 30, 2009 ·

December Play and Chat Groups

Play and Chat Play Groups December 2nd, 12th, 16th, and 30th, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon , downstairs at the Seward Community Library. Wednesday Dec. 2nd discussion topic is: Play Date Ideas by Monica Luther Saturday Dec. 12: A Special Visit from Santa Clause Wednesday Dec. 16th discussion topic is: Foot Development by Patty Beals No Play and Chat the […]

November 30, 2009 ·

New Library Discussion Series: What Does it Mean to Be Human?

‘What does it mean to be human?’ is the topic of discussion as Doug Capra leads another thoroughly enjoyable series at the Seward Community Library in February/March.  This book and film discussion series will feature a total of 5 books and 5 movies, each focusing on how we perceive, affect and interact with the world around us as human beings. […]

November 30, 2009 ·

SEWARD SENIOR CENTER HAPPENINGS

336 Third Ave 224-5604 9:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday, Saturday 11:30-2:30pm *LUNCH MENU week of Nov. 30th: (Mon)CHICKEN A LA KING (Tue) BEEF STEW; (Wed) OVEN BAKED CHICKEN; (Thurs)LASAGNA; (Fri) ENCHILADAS ; (Sat) NO BRUNCH.  *CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL preparations Monday-Friday, 9-4pm.  Carnival begins Saturday, Dec. 5th, at 11:00am.  *FREE lunches for Senior VETERANS beginning December 1st at the Center this winter, sponsored by Sons of American Legion […]

November 30, 2009 ·

Seward High School Drama Presents

The One That Got Away A Comedy in Two Acts Saturday, December 5th Sunday,    December 6th Monday,   December 7th Doors open at 6:30 p.m. – Show begins at 7:00 p.m. $7.00 Individuals/$20.00 Families A headline in the state newspaper reads: “Annual Women’s Fishing tournament Experiencing Record Number of Participants.”  This news is great for women who love the sport of fishing.  […]

November 30, 2009 ·