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 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...

 

'Jaws drop' during Corps' flood-control inspection tour

Seward City Manager Jim Hunt believes elected officials from Washington, D.C., and the Army Corps of Engineers received a big wake-up call last week during their visit to the Lowell Point Diversion Tunnel as part of their review of the aging flood...

 

USAF, city end lease on former recreation camp

The long wait for the U.S. government to end its long-term lease on the former U.S. Air Force recreation camp in Seward came to an end last week when city officials were notified the lease had been relinquished. According to the city, the property...

 

Council authorizes city manager to purchase loader for SMIC

The Seward Marine Industrial Center (SMIC) will be getting some much-needed equipment soon, thanks to the Seward City Council. Members of the council voted unanimously to authorize City Manager Jim Hunt to purchase an L70 loader from Construction...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Fishing    July 27, 2017

New 5G service in harbor could be completed soon

Visitors and businesses located in the vicinity of the Seward Boat Harbor could find themselves enjoying a new 5G wi-fi service by the end of the summer. Seward City Manager Jim Hunt informed members of the City Council earlier this week that a new...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 13, 2017

City could pop fines on fireworks

The City of Seward isn’t against fireworks—as long as they don’t endanger lives or property. But keep in mind that if you don’t have a city permit or a license? to set off fireworks, you could be looking at a fine, or even a stay in jail....

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 13, 2017

Curious bear creates slight delay in city's paving efforts

The City of Seward’s road improvement plans came to a brief half this past weekend. Not because of inclement weather or equipment failure, but because of a curious bear. Seward City Manager Jim Hunt noted that KNIK Construction workers were forced...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    July 13, 2017

Officials: Precautions in place for Alaskaman

\Residents worried about the safety foPeople worried about safety for boaters and athletes in this weekend’s Alaskaman triathlon can rest a bit easier. Spurred by concerns from local residents, Seward City Manager Jim Hunt said he spoke with the...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

Lowell Creek diversion in budgets

Funding for repairs on Lowell Creek Diversion Tunnel are included in the omnibus bill passed last week by the U.S. Congress. Partial funding for a study by the Army Corps of Engineers on alternatives...

 

Governor, first lady visit

Gov. Bill Walker and First Lady Donna Walker visit with locals at an open house on Friday. About 60 people gathered at the library to share their concerns on many matters, and to hear his views on...

 

City looking cleaner, tidier

Seward is looking cleaner and tidier these days. Hulk vehicles are hauled away, messy looking yards are cleaned up and abandoned buildings secured. City of Seward administration started working on the cleanup late this summer and contracted with...

 

Royal entrance

Five years ago the Mexican Tall Navy Ship Cuauhtemac docked in Seward, offered public tours and received red carpet treatment. When given the opportunity, the vessel docked for the second time Monday...

 

City to ask for help with sewage smell

For the second time in a week, a special session was called by the Seward City Council to delve into the odor problem caused by Seward’s sewage lagoon located in Lowell Point. Monday night’s meeting was called specifically to give the city...

 

Duck Derby raises cash for community service

This year's Duck Derby did not disappoint a massive crowd at the Lowell Point waterfall Sunday. In just under ten minutes, the duck sponsored by Matt Glazer crossed the finish line first. One second...

 

Lowell Point Lagoon dredging bids opened, air testing to begin

Despite the airing of a Channel 2 news story about the Lowell Point lagoon this week, progress is being made to address the current smell and the underlying cause at the Lowell Point Lowell Point...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    July 31, 2014

Lowell Point residents sound off about stinky lagoon

Residents of Lowell Point took advantage of the opportunity to express their frustration and concerns over the smell at the sewage lagoon at Monday’s night’s city council meeting. On Aug. 8, the bids for dredging the sludge at the sewage lagoon...

 

Bear Creek Fire Department's big day arrives

After a lot of lobbying, sweat, worry and work, the Bear Creek Fire Department was finally able to hold a grand opening to celebrate its new facility Saturday, July 19. Members of the Bear Creek...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    July 3, 2014

Chinese vessel sparks port, dock policy review

The issue of rat infestation and the potential damage to wildlife, human health and the Alaska economy has been raised after Coast Guard officials were alerted by some concerned resident to a Chinese...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    July 3, 2014

Funds secured for Lowell Creek Tunnel upkeep, no fix in sight

The Lowell Creek Tunnel is a problem. That fact nobody disputes. How to fix the problem, and who should fix the problem, is still up for debate. The good news is that $300,000 has been approved for...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    June 5, 2014

City sewage solution within reach

With the Governor's sign-off on $1.7 million in related legislative appropriations last week, the City of Seward will contract out the draining and dredging of both municipal sewage treatment lagoons...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    May 29, 2014

Council OKs summer camps, vendors

Council OKs summer camps, vendors Still no closer to having a handle on actual costs for City of Seward Parks and Rec department programs, the Seward City Council made some cuts to fees for summer day camps and let the matter slide until October. At...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    May 15, 2014

Vigor Seward shipyard deal signed

Monday the Seward City Council signed off on the transfer of Seward Ship's Drydock leases to Vigor Alaska, a transaction that will give the major player in marine maintenance and construction a base...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    April 3, 2014

Earthquake drill tests Seward response

A statewide test of emergency and disaster response capability on March 27 performed one of its objectives admirably. According to local controller Dave Squires and key participant Sue McClure it...

 

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