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Clarification: Regarding vehicles (including school buses) pulling over for delaying five or more vehicles, the statute says that the law does not apply in urban areas and the delaying vehicle shall pull off the roadway at the first opportunity to do so safely. Questions, comments, tip suggestions; coptalk@cityofseward.net

April Events at the Library

It will be a busy April at the Seward Community Library. The library is extending the celebration of National Library Week to encompass all of April. The library will open the Book Sale for the month of April, so that locals may have first choice of the many items that […]

City Calendar

City Calendar

Seward City Council Regular Meeting Agenda Monday, March 24, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. 1. Call To Order 2. Pledge Of Allegiance 3. Roll Call Citizens’ Comments On Any Subject Except Those Items Scheduled For Public Hearing. Approval Of Agenda And Consent Agenda 6. Special Orders, Presentations And Reports A. Proclamations […]

“Naked as you will”

What are Mayor Corbridge, Vice Mayor Dunham, and Councilmembers Valdetta and Smith thinking? At the March 14th council meeting, the City Finance Director pointed out that there are unexpected revenues of over $200,000 in sales tax and we have a budget surplus. Nevertheless, these councilmembers decided to vote to maintain […]

"Naked as you will"

What are Mayor Corbridge, Vice Mayor Dunham, and Councilmembers Valdetta and Smith thinking? At the March 14th council meeting, the City Finance Director pointed out that there are unexpected revenues of over $200,000 in sales tax and we have a budget surplus. Nevertheless, these councilmembers decided to vote to maintain […]

Sporadic Bird Report: Western Screech Owl

March 19, 2008 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 8:00 am, sunset 8:11 pm, length of day 12 hours, 11 minutes; tomorrow, Spring Equinox, will be 5 minutes and 30 seconds longer. Weather: 23º this morning with a soft, gray wall of snow-bearing clouds creeping up the bay from the […]

Representative Paul Seaton’s March 17, 2008 Newsletter

March 17th, 2008 Newsletter From the desk of Rep. Paul Seaton Issue 58 Contact Information Toll Free 🙁 800) 665-2689 Fax 🙁 907) 465-3472 Website: http://www.RepPaulSeaton.com Email: Rep.Paul.Seaton@Legis.state.ak.us Greetings from Juneau on this 63rd day of the legislative session. I was able to go home for the first time this […]

Representative Paul Seaton's March 17, 2008 Newsletter

March 17th, 2008 Newsletter From the desk of Rep. Paul Seaton Issue 58 Contact Information Toll Free 🙁 800) 665-2689 Fax 🙁 907) 465-3472 Website: http://www.RepPaulSeaton.com Email: Rep.Paul.Seaton@Legis.state.ak.us Greetings from Juneau on this 63rd day of the legislative session. I was able to go home for the first time this […]

Why Fuel Prices are Obscene

Gas prices reflect refinery gouging By: CHARLES LANGLEY – for the North County Times Big Oil’s earnings statements read more like a confession than a profit report. As North County’s gas prices edge toward $3.50 a gallon, consumers should know that gasoline now costs 11 cents more than it did […]

Cop Talk

Cop Talk

Avoiding Identity Theft An educational program for general audiences. Wednesday April 2, 2008 7pm Soldotna High School Auditorium Free Admission Sponsored by Alaska Peace Officers Assoc. and Central Peninsula Crimestoppers Questions, comments, tip suggestions; coptalk@cityofseward.net

Seward Police Officer Promoted to Corporal

Seward Police Officer Promoted to Corporal

Seward Police Officer Patrick Messmer has been promoted to the rank of Corporal effective 3/10/08. He was selected over two other candidates after a competitive testing process. Corporal Messmer has been with the Seward Police Department since February 2006. His prior law enforcement experience includes 6 years with the Bethel […]

City Calendar

City Calendar

Seward City Council Special Meeting Action Agenda Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. Went Into Executive Session To Discuss Matters Pertaining To Pending Litigation In The Case Of; Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance Vs. City of Seward. At this time, the City will comply with the court order and apply […]

RBCA Lawsuit Decision

[Note: original PDF document> seward_ruling_doc.pdf ] IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF ALASKA RESURRECTION BAY CONSERVATION ALLIANCE,Plaintiffs,vs.CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA,Defendant. Case No. 3:06-cv-0224-RRB FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT   I. INTRODUCTION Before the Court are Plaintiffs Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance (“RBCA”) and Alaska Community Action on Toxics (“ACAT”) […]

Little League Positions Open

Seward Little League Still Needs Some More Volunteers Seward Little League still has the following positions to fill before we get into the 2008 season: Treasurer Secretary CoachingCoordinator UmpireManager UniformCoordinator Sponsor Coordinator Snack Shack Coordinator If you have the time and are interested in making this season one of the […]

More Taxes Burden Already Stressed Economy

Thank you to Councilmembers Jean Bardarson, Linda Amberg and Betsy Keller for voting against the sales tax cap increase to $1,000.00. It is unfortunate their side did not prevail. This sales tax increase will have a negative effect on the middle class of Seward who are already struggling with exceptionally […]

Treacherous Road Conditions

The Alaska State Troopers are reporting that stretches of the Seward and Sterling highways are extremely treacherous and calling 511 does not reflect the true road conditions. In many areas, there are stretches of standing water over ice – in these conditions, sanding is not effective and numerous accidents have […]

Cell Network Trouble

Cell Network Trouble

There has been an apparent failure in a network circuit that is affecting cellular service here and in Anchorage. GCI local cell service has been affected since last night and the local office, 224-8912, does not know when it might be corrected. Currently, all calls out made on a GCI […]

Cop Talk

Cop Talk

Question: Aren’t school buses or any vehicle for that matter, supposed to pull over and let cars pass when there is a line of 5 or more cars behind them? Answer: Yes, AS 28.35.140(b) applies to school buses as well as other vehicles that are delaying five or more vehicles. […]

AVTEC BLUELIGHT SPECIAL – Computer Chairs

Greetings All! There was an error in the delivery of chairs to the new Conn Ed Center at AVTEC (next door to the First Lake Building which also houses the Job Center) and the replacement chairs are arriving tomorrow. The vendor is offering these chairs to any Seward takers at […]