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 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 26, 2017

Keil re-elected vice-mayor by slim 4-3 vote

Marianna Keil is back in a familiar role with the Seward City Council-even if it did come down to one ballot. A longtime member of the Seward City Council, Keil was re-elected to serve as vice-mayor...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 19, 2017

City plans outages to perform electrical work

Planned repairs at the Lawing Substation over the next few days could leave residents north of the Snow River bridge without electrical service for brief periods. According to Jeff Estes, operations manager with the Seward Electric Department, the...

 

I can live with being second ugliest

I’ve always thought the male ego is a funny thing. Personally, I have a very small ego … mostly because my wife, She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Made-Mad, refuses at almost every turn to let me build myself up. I’m not kidding, SWMNBMM isn’t one of...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    October 19, 2017

Lady 'Hawks sweep past Homer on Senior Night

The Seward Lady Seahawks made sure Maille Moriarty, Jessi Hood and Randi Toalson had a special experience to remember on their final appearance on their home court on Saturday afternoon. Playing in front of a large Senior Night crowd, the Lady...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    October 19, 2017

Spanos swims to bronze at Palmer Invite

Seward’s Connor Spanos turned in a stellar performance this past weekend at the 2017 Palmer Swim & Dive Invitational on Saturday. The Seahawks’ standout rolled up all five of the team’s points and helped Seward finish ninth in one of the...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Alaska    October 19, 2017

Pierce, Hutchins to face off in test run-off on Oct. 24

An often testy campaign between the two remaining candidates for the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s mayoral position will come to an end on Tuesday, October 24. Voters will head to the polls that day to participate in a run-off election to determine...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 12, 2017

Shooting details can't be rushed

Seward City Attorney Will Earnhart urged residents to be patient and allow the investigation into the recent police shooting that claimed the life of a 41-year-old Chugiak man on Oct. 1 in the Safeway parking lot to run its course. “This has been...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 12, 2017

Custodians ask city to reconsider cuts

For 16 years, Matthew Nelson has worked for the City of Seward doing custodial work at City Hall and the City Annex. He and his brother, Dave, have had a range of responsibilities. Both, however,...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 12, 2017

McDonald: council has been 'derelict' in its duties

Tim McDonald’s bid to shake up the Seward City Council by running for mayor came up short, but the retires commercial fisherman sent shockwaves through the crowd on Monday when he accused the council of failing to protect the interests of the city...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 12, 2017

Seward says farewell to mayor, city clerk with reception

Almost 12 years after winning a coin toss that gave her a place on the Seward City Council, Seward mayor Jean Bardarson took her seat for the final time on Monday. It was, to say the least, an...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Alaska    October 12, 2017

Seward among Peninsula's most active on Election Day

Seward voters can take pride in their turnout on Election Day 2017. According to Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member Kenn Carpenter, Seward had the second-highest percentage of voters to cast ballots during the October 3 election. The city’s...

 

Sometimes you just have to agree

If there are two things that I have a dislike of, they are discussing politics and squash. They’re both about as fun and rewarding as arguing with your spouse. You’re not going to win either side you take, so, as a general rule, I avoid talking...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    October 12, 2017

Lady 'Hawks take 4th at Grizzly Invite

The Seward High School Lady Seahawks' volleyball team continued its impressive showing on the court this past weekend by grinding out a fourth-place finish at the Lady Grizzly Invitational in...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    October 12, 2017

Seahawks place 11 players on all-Peninsula Conferece roster

Although the Seward Seahawks didn’t pick up as many wins as they had wanted on the field this season, that certainly didn’t stop the team from receiving plenty of praise from the conference’s coaches. A total of 11 SHS standouts, including...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    October 12, 2017

Ingalls places 7th at KPBSD Middle School championships

Hailey Ingalls turned in a stellar performance over the weekend at the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Cross-Country Championships. The Seward Middle School standout ran her way to a top-10 finish in the borough meet, which was held on...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 12, 2017

It's official: Horn, Towsley claim seats on city council

Thanks to near record-setting turnout, the Seward City Council will have a pair of new faces when it reconvenes for its next session. Following certification of the October 3 results of the municipal election by the Seward Canvass Board last week,...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 5, 2017

Chugiak man killed during traffic stop

A Seward Police Department officer fatally shot a man during a traffic stop over the weekend, Police Chief Tom Clemons said in a statement released to the media on Monday morning. According to the release, at approximately 1:47 a.m. on Sunday, Oct....

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 5, 2017

Voters give Squires a landslide victory in race for mayor's role

Amazingly, after months of talks and planning, the only thing the Seward voters accomplished during Tuesday’s regular election was selecting a new mayor. Former Seward fire chief and city councilman David Squires earned a landslide victory in the...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 5, 2017

Bear put down after trying to enter Seward residence

Officers with the Seward Police Department took lethal action against a black bear that attempted to gain entrance into a residence last week. According to SPD records, officers were summoned to a local residence when a woman notified them that a...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    October 5, 2017

Some frames shouldn't be touched

I’m going to let you in on a little secret that absolutely drives my significant other crazy. I like collecting newspapers from far off and odd places. I don’t really want to do anything with them ... just collect them and throw them around the...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    October 5, 2017

Baby 'Hawks lead Seward to 5th at state

\ANCHORAGE – Make no mistake about it, Neil Lindquist and the Seward High School Seahawks have notified the cross-country world that 2018 will have everyone seeing plenty of green and gold. Backed...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    October 5, 2017

Oh so close!

ANCHORAGE – For the first 4.9 kilometers of Saturday's Alaska State Cross-Country Championships, Seward High School senior Ruby Lindquist pushed herself unmercifully and turned in the race of her...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    October 5, 2017

Bulldogs end Seahawks' season with 58-14 decision

The Nikiski Bulldogs intercepted six passes and forced a fumble on Saturday and rolled to a tough 58-14 victory over the Seward Bulldogs in front of a large crowd at Nikiski High School. With the win, Nikiski improved to 4-4 for the season and, more...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Arts    October 5, 2017

Volunteers complete work on updated aviation mural

The City of Seward moved one step closer to having one of its prized murals being returned to action when volunteers joined with the Seward Mural Society recently to apply the final brush strokes to...

 

Flooding concerns rise as rain continues

Rain, or to be more precise the amount of it, has certainly gotten the attention of residents and local officials over the past few days. Heavy rainfall totals in September have created flooding concerns in parts of Seward and the eastern Kenai...

 

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