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 By Tommy Wells    Local    June 15, 2017

City OKs $3 million for road upgrades

The City of Seward is about to get a lot smoother. Well, the roads will, at least. The city council voted unanimously on Monday to approve an additional $3 million in funding for road improvements within the city. The improvements will be done along...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    June 15, 2017

City could face minor issues from possible shutdown

Although there could be long-term ramifications from a potential government shutdown, the initial effects on the City of Seward would likely be less obvious than in other places. Seward Assistant City Manager Ron Long informed members of the Seward...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Outdoors    June 15, 2017

Nygard holds onto halibut lead

Through the first two weeks of the 2017 Seward Halibut Tournament, the biggest winners have come from the Lone Star State. Texans Wayne Nygard and Jeanette Mayorga hold down the top spot in the overal...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    June 15, 2017

MP Summer Solstice Festival set to begin

There won't be any shortage of thrills and goodies on hand this weekend in Moose Pass when the Summer Solstice Festival gets under way. The annual event, which is being held at the Mile 29.5 mark on...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    June 15, 2017

Council, residents take aim at housing needs

The residents of Seward took a huge step toward identifying and addressing a severe shortage of seasonal and transitional (long-term) housing on Monday afternoon. Local residents met with members of t...

 

Council OKs $6,800 for new roof at SAS

The Seward City Council voted to show the furry residents of the area a little love on Monday by approving funds for a new roof on the Alice Pickett Memorial Animal Shelter. The funds were to become available immediately so replacement of the...

 

City council accepts $6,367 Volunteer Fire Assistance grant

The Seward City Council stuck some much-needed funds into the Seward Volunteer Fire Department’s coffers on Monday by approving a Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. By accepting the grant, the SVFD...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Education    June 15, 2017

City honors 3 with Adelmann award

The Seward City Council honored three of its top young contributors on Monday by presenting them with the Adelmann Appreciation Award. The award is presented to residents who have made significant...

 

Sometimes the cape fits someone else better

Normally, I would never write a serious column … mainly because the three thoughts I have each week are rarely serious. Just ask anyone in my family, they’ll tell you without a doubt I’m the duck that is always out of line. But, bear with me,...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Fishing    June 15, 2017

Seward ranked No. 2 in latest halibut report

When it comes to landing that trophy halibut, Seward ranks among the best in the state, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s latest report. The city ranks No. 2 in the latest NOAA Catch and Landings report. Based on...

 

Annual booster club tourney set for July 29

If you like to play golf and love to support the athletes at Seward High School, then you are in luck because Seward Seahawks Athletics Booster Club had a way for you to do both. The Seward Seahawks Athletics Booster Club’s 14th annual golf...

 

'Alaskaman' triathlon to be held in Seward in July 15

Already home to several of the state’s top triathlons, Seward will be gaining another major sporting event on July 15 when the “Alaskaman” triathlon hits town. In all, more than 300 athletes will be converging on Seward to compete in the...

 

Orientation required for all Kenai Peninsula moose hunters

Hunters hoping to harvest moose on the Kenai Peninsula this fall must first complete an online moose antler configuration orientation approved by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The new regulation, adopted by the Alaska Board of Game during...

 

Size limit increased for kings below Slikok Creek

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) manages the Kenai River early-run king salmon run in order to achieve an escapement goal of 3,900 to 6,600 large king salmon. In order to help achieve the escapement goal, and rebuild the abundance of...

 

Captain's Mast

The following is from the journals of the Seward Police Department. Those who have been arrested or summoned are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law. June 5 0802 - Citation issued to MEGHAN MOELLER, while driving at Seward and...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    June 15, 2017

Barmer named SCCC's 'Employee of the Year'

Spring Creek Correctional Center's Deb Barmer was recognized as the 2017 "Employee of the Year" by members of the Seward City Council on Monday. Seward Mayor Jean Bardarson presented Barmer, a...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Features    June 15, 2017

Moose Pass to open new library on June 17

MOOSE PASS - When the Moose Pass Volunteer Fire Company got the opportunity to move into a new location a few years ago, it meant another page could be turned for the oldest public library on the...

 

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