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Nov. 1-30 Archery League begins The fall session of the Seward Archery League is now under way. The league will run from Nov. 1 through Nov. 30 at the Alaska Railroad Terminal. Residents are encouraged to grab their bow and arrows and attend target...

 

Port City Players to stage 'Church and State' this weekend

The Port City Players of the Seward Arts Council are bringing the RKP production to Seward for two performances at the Rae Building. Seward's Linnea Hollingsworth has been driving to Anchorage twice a...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    November 2, 2017

City OKs contract with new city clerk

The Seward City Council put the finishing touches on a hire that had been weeks in the making on Friday, Oct. 26. Following a special meeting, Seward Mayor David Squires announced the council had reached an agreement with Brenda Ballou to serve as...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 

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...

 
 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...

 

Community Calendar

Oct. 21 Community book club The Community Book Club meeting will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 21, at the Seward Community Library and Museum. At the meeting, Eowyn Ivey’s latest book, “To the Bright Edge of the World,” will be discus...

 
 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...

 

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    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

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...

 

Community Calendar

Oct. 5 Library/museum to be closed Training/work days will reoccur on the first Thursday of each month, through next May to provide all staff with much needed time to train as a group, as well as independently, and to further develop work skills, pro...

 
 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...

 

Speed Dreamin'

As a little girl, Shelby Roy was more interested in fast cars than Barbies. Now a fifth-grader at Seward Elementary School, the 10-year-old has something even more fun to get into-winner's circles....

 

Council promotes Ballou to clerk role

In the end, the Seward City Council only had to look just outside the city clerk's office to find a replacement for departing clerk Johanna Kinney. On Friday the council voted to appoint Deputy City...

 

Community Calendar

Oct. 1 ‘Blessing of the Animals’ The annual “Blessing of the Animals” ceremony at the Alaska SeaLife Center will be held this Sunday, October1, beginning at 1 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Oct. 2 S/BCFSA to meet The Seward/Bear Creek...

 

Council interviews Ballou for clerk post

Tommy Wells Seward Phoenix LOG And then there was one. The Seward City Council didn’t have to eliminate anyone during their search for a potential replacement for the city clerk position. The candidates did it themselves. Earlier this month the...

 

Community Calendar

Sept. 20 SHPC meeting The Seward Historic Preservation Commission will meet on Wednesday, September 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the City Annex. A work session will follow the meeting. Sept. 22 Chamber luncheon The Seward Chamber of Commerce will...

 

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