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 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 26, 2017

Council to retain custodial positions

The job will go on for Matthew and Dave Nelson. Members of the Seward City Council agreed unanimously at their October 23 regular meeting to rework a draft of the proposed 2018 and 2019 city budget to ensure that the Nelson brothers custodial jobs...

 

Termination dust ...

A small amount of snow fell on Seward this past weekend and signaled the end of the fall season. A heavier amount of snow fell on the community on Monday, dumping about an inch onto the...

 

Chamber seeks 2017 award picks

Seward Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Cindy Clock announced earlier this week that the chamber has started taking nominations for its annual community awards, including “Person of the Year,” “Business Person of the Year,” “Business...

 

Pierce poised to win mayoral run-off

Charlie Pierce seemed posied to claim the Kenai Borough mayoral election on Tuesday. At 10 p.m., two hours after the polls had closed, Pierce had win 51.6 percent of the vote. Linda Hutchings was a close second at 48.4. Pierce had 3,509 votes to...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 26, 2017

Council postpones hiring Ballou to review contract

Brenda Ballou doesn’t have to worry that members of the Seward City Council have changed their minds about bringing her onboard as the new Seward City Clerk. That agreement is still in place. What isn’t clear is exactly when Ballou will...

 

New council ...

New mayor David Squires was joined by members of the new city council prior to the start of Monday's regular meeting. Shown above are (front row, left to right) councilmember Ristine Casagranda,...

 

Seward to host Harbormaster's conference next year

The City of Seward will host the 2018 Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators Conference next October, according to a release. 2018 event will be held from October 8-12. The AAHPA recently held its 2017 conference in Petersburg....

 

Community Calendar

Oct. 26 USFS to hold meeting The United States Forest Service will hold a meeting on Thursday, October 26, to discuss a request for heli-skiing opportunities in the Seward area. The meeting, which is open to the public, is scheduled to begin at 6...

 

Donald Gene 'Donnie' Nelson, Jr.

Seward resident Donald Gene "Donnie" Nelson, Jr., 44, passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at home. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

 

Daniel Michael Martin

Kasilof resident Daniel Michael Martin, 68, surrounded by his wife and close friends, Danny passed away at his home in Kasilof, Alaska on October 18, 2017. A Celebration of Danny's Life will be held...

 

Pastor's Corner

As I write this article our town is mourning the loss of one of our librarians, Presence Bissonette. I’ll be honest, I did not even know Presence’s name before this weekend but I know her smile. When we would go into the library to pick up books...

 

We'll be tuned in ... just like old times

Like most people, I have treasured memories of my parents when I was growing up. My mother was, and still is, notorious for wanting to iron my clothes. As a child, I can’t tell you how many times my younger brother and I went to school with shirts...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    October 26, 2017

'Hawks wrestle to 7th at 'Throwdown' tourney in Valdez

VALDEZ – Clay Petersen, Cole Norcross and Collin Mullaly each wrestled their way to the finals of their respective weight classifications on Saturday and helped spur the Seward Seahawks to a seventh-place finish at the annual Throwdown in Snowtown...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    October 26, 2017

Lady 'Hawks preps for SCC tournament with rout of ACS

Heading into their final game of the regular season on Friday, October 27, the Seward High School Lady Seahawks find themselves right where they want to be. Within reach of the Class 3A state playoffs. Seward, which is scheduled to travel to...

 

King of the Mountain set for Oct. 27-28

Wrestling enthusiasts will get a chance to see some of the state’s top grapplers this weekend when the 2017 King of The Mountain Duals get under way here in Seward. In all, 11 teams from throughout the state will be participating in the two-day...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 26, 2017

Council restore funds for Boys & Girls Club, Senior Center

One of David Squires’ first announcements as the new mayor of Seward received heartfelt applause from a standing-room-only crowd at the Seward City Council meeting on Monday, October 23. And a sigh of relief from Seward Boys & Girls Club...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 26, 2017

City OKs two 10-year leases on Army Rec Camp

At its regular meeting on Monday the Seward City Council approved two 10-year leases with the U.S. Department of Defense for the 11-acre site in the Fort Raymond Subdivision. Under the agreement, the city and U.S. Army will extend a working...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 26, 2017

City honors Altermatt for service to community

The Seward City Council tipped its hat to one of its own on Monday, presenting Deborah Altermatt with an award for her service to the city. Altermatt was given a plaque by new Mayor David Squires...

 
 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...

 

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