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Sustainable Seward Tip of the Week

Starting recycling is simple!  Just get another container or trash bag and put all of your aluminum cans or glass bottles in there.  Then when you go to the dump to take your trash, you can simply take your recycling as well!  In my house, we have a cardboard box […]

2018 Mini Mt. Marathon Race Results

This year was the 29th running of the Mini Mt. Marathon Race. Close to 200 runners from ages 2-6 ran from the Mt. Marathon start line up to the Fire Hall. Thank you to long time sponsor Petro 49 for their sponsorship and prizes.   Name                                         Hometown 6 yr. […]

8th. Grade DC Trip Pasta Feed

Students, parents, and teachers are having a fundraiser for the 8th grade trip to Washington D.C.  There will be a Pasta Feed tonight, July 3 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Seward High School.  The money raised will go towards paying for this trip.

50/40 Celebration a success!

50/40 Celebration a success!

The 50/40 Celebration of the 50thAnniversary of the National Trails Systems Act and the 40thAnniversary of the Iditarod National Historic Trail Celebration on June 3rdwas a big success! Thanks to the City of Seward for use of the Branson Pavilion, the US Forest Service staff and Smokey the Bear, displays, […]

Free Kids’ Camp – Camp Ke-Da-Qa!

Free Kids’ Camp – Camp Ke-Da-Qa!

Seward Community Health Center will be hosting its first kids’ summer camp! Camp Ke-Da-Qa (Are you Ready?! in Alutiiq) Calling all kids who will start 4-6 grade in the fall! When?   Aug. 1-3,2018 Where? Branson Pavilion Cost?      FREE! Who?     Kids starting 4-6 grade in the 2018-2019 school year  Go to […]

AMSEA Marine Safety Instructor Training in Sitka

AMSEA Marine Safety Instructor Training in Sitka

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) is conducting a six-day Marine Safety Instructor Training (MSIT) at the Public Safety Training Academy in Sitka, Alaska, from September 24, 2018 to September 29, 2018. This is an intensive train-the-trainer course that prepares individuals to effectively teach cold-water survival procedures, use of […]

Mount Marathon 2017 Race Video

Mount Marathon 2017 Race Video

Just in time for Mount Marathon 2018, Seward City News has finally released some of the footage from last years race. Footage shot by Steve Fink, Brian Wright, and Sarah Fink.  Edited by Bjorn Olson. https://youtu.be/DrZvd2Hv0mU

National Heritage Area Seeks Grant Applications by August 15th

National Heritage Area Seeks Grant Applications by August 15th

Grant applications for the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm (KMTA) National Heritage Area must be submitted by August 15th for review at the September Board meeting. KMTA awards grants to community projects that recognize, preserve, and interpret the historic, scenic, and natural recreational resources and cultural landscapes of the KMTA historic transportation corridor. Projects […]

Seward State Parks job opening

Seward State Parks job opening

Alaska State Parks Seward seeks applicants  for a seasonal Alaska Conservation Corps (ACC) position performing general maintenance and labor. You must be an Alaskan resident at least 18 years old. Pay is $14 an hour and successful applicant can start work immediately. For more information, call District Ranger Jack Ransom at […]

New Coast Guard Physical Exam Form

The U.S. Coast Guard has updated the “Application for Medical Certificate (Form CG-719k)”.  The information required is pretty much the same, but the format is a little different and it is now 10 pages long. Please make sure that you have the most recent form filled out PRIOR to your […]

History program looks at boats that delivered the mail

Historian and author Penelope Goforth is featured speaker for this month’s “Thursdays: Our History” program sponsored by Resurrection Bay Historical Society. Goforth will talk about the mailboats SS Dora and SS Starr, which sailed the waters from Seward to Unalaska almost a century ago with the mission of delivering mail […]

Thundering waterfall

Thundering waterfall

The big storm last night and heavy rainfall turned Lowell Creek into a raging, brown monster full of gravel, rocks, and boulders. Once again, Seward Public Works is hard at work removing the buildup from above, under and below the Lowell Creek bridge. Public Works Director Doug Schoessler requests that […]

Seward Community Weed Pull

Seward Community Weed Pull

It’s time for the annual Seward Community Weed Pull! Kenai Peninsula Cooperative Weed Management Area partners, Kenai Fjords National Park, Chugach National Forest, Kenai Watershed Forum, and Homer Soil and Water Conservation District, will be sponsoring the event on June 22nd at Seward Middle School at 304 Sea Lion Ave. […]