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The Zombie Shakespeare Cast. L to R: Rachel Banse, Chad Bonnet, Jim Doepken, Christy Everett Jordan, Sailor Terry, Daisy Terry, David Paperman. Photo: Justine Pechuzal

The Drama of the Undead: Zombie Shakespeare at Chinook’s

by Justine Pechuzal for Seward City News- Two unusual nights of fright, Elizabethan theatrics and culinary delight recently overtook Chinook’s restaurant at the Zombie Shakespeare Dinner Theater event.   This tradition of spook-themed drama was first started by Port City Players five years ago when they performed Edgar Allen Poe […]

ANOTHER Swan killed by Lagoon power lines!!!

I  just received confirmation that a 4-month old TRUMPETER SWAN cygnet hit the power lines along the Lagoon at Dairy Hill Lane on Sunday afternoon and died of its injuries. Seward power lines have killed eight young resident swans since 2014, all but two at the Lagoon power lines: January […]

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Water Aerobics Starts November 7

The Seward Pool is offering water exercise starting Nov. 7. It will be on Tue & Thurs , 6 – 7 pm.  Cost is $5 for Adults, $ 4 for Seniors or use your punch card. This class is for non- swimmers, swimmers, people needing rehab, x training, young and old, any sex. […]

Downtown Trick-Or-Treat on Halloween from 3-5pm

Downtown Trick-Or-Treat on Halloween from 3-5pm

There are many downtown businesses in Seward participating in this year’s “Downtown Trick-or-Treating.” This is a safe, early Trick-or-Treat experience for kids and parents in our community and a great way to thank those businesses that remain open during the winter months in Seward. You can park near the Alaska SeaLife […]

Parks and Rec Schedules, Standings and Events

Parks and Rec Schedules, Standings and Events

Sports & Recreation Schedule at the AVTEC Gym (519 4th Ave) Open Tue – Fri 9:30am to 9pm, Sat 10am to 6pm Sauna is open Tue & Thu from 7 to 9pm. Men 7pm, Women 8pm Women’s Racquetball Challenge: Thursdays 4 to 6pm Wallyball: Thursdays @ 6:30pm Pickle ball Fridays: 5 – 6:30pm Open Volleyball: Fridays 6:30 to 8pm Racquetball Challenge […]

Exit Glacier Road closed

Exit Glacier Road closed

Exit Glacier Road aka Herman Leirer Road is closed for the winter. The gate is at the Box Canyon Bridge at the intersection of Exit Glacier Road and Old Exit Glacier Road. Recent rain and cool temperatures created hazardous black ice conditions this morning which melted by noon. Carol Griswold

Seward Iditarod Trail Blazers

Seward Iditarod Trail Blazers

Members of the Seward Iditarod Trail Blazers cleaned up their “Adopt a Highway” mile-plus on Exit Glacier Road this morning under cloudy skies with intermittent light rain. The group noted that overall, the quantity of trash seemed less than in some previous years, and only one abandoned tent full of nasties […]

Saving Lowell Point Road bridge

Saving Lowell Point Road bridge

After several days of heavy rain, a swollen Lowell Creek turned dark with sediment, gravel, and rocks. Once again, Seward Public Works crews battled to save the Lowell Point Road bridge. On Thursday, an excavator scooped out the basin below the thundering Diversion Tunnel waterfall as a loader carried bucket […]

City Clerk contract finalized

City Clerk contract finalized

Today at a 12:45 pm Special City Council Meeting, the Seward City Council approved an employment contract with former Deputy City Clerk Brenda Ballou for City Clerk services. Seward Mayor David Squires administered the oath, they signed the contract, then posed for photos. Congratulations, Brenda!

Bison Hall Opens to the Public

Bison Hall Opens to the Public

On October 10th 2017, satellite internet and phone lines were installed in Bison Hall at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC), putting the finishing touches on a two and a half year construction project. The educational center includes five new offices located in the upper level, a multipurpose program hall, […]

Ron Billingsley

Ron Billingsley

Ron Billingsley passed away at Providence Anchorage Medical Center on Tuesday evening, October 24th, from complications of diabetes and tobacco use. Ron moved to Seward in in 1972 and remained here until his death. Ron’s friends all remember him as the first person to help out anyone in need. and […]

Police Journals October 16-24 2017

Police Journals October 16-24 2017

October 16 2017 0739 CASE UPDATE DISTURBANCE CRIMINAL TRESPASS RP requested that JASON HOUSLER be trespassed indefinitely from all AVTEC properties. Officer made contact with HOUSLER and criminal trespass advisement entered in APSIN. 0920 TRAFFIC STOP- VERBAL WARNING Verbal warning given to GARY KIRSHEMAN while driving at Mile 2 Seward […]

Community in Unity: Spring Creek program

In case you missed it, KSKA 91.1 FM in Anchorage and Puffin Radio 88.1 FM Seward, aired a positive program on Spring Creek Correctional Facility on October 17. https://www.alaskapublic.org/2017/10/17/community-in-unity-spring-creek Community in Unity: Spring Creek “Most people who go to prison in Alaska will eventually be released. To be successful on the outside, they need to […]