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Scholarships available for Seward Energy Science Challenge

Students who are participating in the first Seward Student Science Challenge held at the Seward Energy Forum & Fair will be competing for up to $4,000 in scholarship funding. Generous donations have been made by Chugach Electric Association, Seward...

 
 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...

 

Seward Energy Forum slated for this weekend

Seward will be the site of the Seward Energy Forum & Fair on October 13-14. The event will be held at the AVTEC Student Service Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday....

 
 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...

 

Community Calendar

Oct. 13 City council meeting The Seward City Council will hold a special meeting from noon until 2 p.m. on Friday, October 13, in the council chambers at City Hall. During the meeting, the council will go into executive session to discuss contract...

 
 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...

 

Pastor's Corner

It has been said before that “Sunday morning is the most segregated time during the week.” In other words, many persons spend that two hours with persons who are just like them -- more or less. They are the same color, from the same social...

 

John Clinton Taylor Griffith

John Clinton Taylor Griffith, age 40, joined our Heavenly Father on Saturday, September 2, 2017, in Homer. Born in Lafayette, Louisiana, but residing in Huntsville, Texas, Clint was a veteran of the U...

 

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...

 

Letters to the editor

Thanks to all Dear Fellow Sewardites! I wish to offer my sincere thanks to the people of Seward for reelecting me to the City Council for 2 more years!!! I’m humbled and overwhelmed by the numbers. It affirms to me that you have confidence in me,...

 
 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...

 

SHS spikers to host 'Dig Pink,' Senior nights on Oct. 13-14

The Seward High School volleyball team will be holding special ceremonies this weekend at home.. On October 13, the SHS girls will be playing a “Dig Pink” fundraiser for breast cancer research. Seward will face Nikiski, starting at 5 p.m. On...

 
 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...

 

Homer to face Barrow for DIII football crown

The Homer Mariners and Barrow Whalers will play for the 2017 Alaska Division III football championship this Saturday. Homer, the Peninsula Conference champion, earned its way to its third-ever trip to the state finals with a 33-21 win over Eielson....

 

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. Sept. 26 2356 - Officer stopped when he saw a vehicle parked on the grass at...

 
 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,...

 

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