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 Local    September 22, 2016 

Paperman to serve as auctioneer at Oct. 2 Dessert Extravaganza

Jean Schwafel, the Chairman of St. Peter’s Dessert Extravaganza with its Live & Silent Auction, announce earlier this week that Dave Paperman will serve as this year’s Auctioneer. This community inspired fundraiser will be held in the Community...

 
 Local    September 22, 2016 

AZA OKs accreditation to SeaLife Center

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) today announced that the Alaska SeaLife Center was granted accreditation by AZA's independent Accreditation Commission. "Only zoos and aquariums that...

 
 Local    September 22, 2016 

Absentee voting now under way at city hall

Absentee In Person voting for the City of Seward and Kenai Peninsula Borough Municipal Elections began Monday, Sept. 19, in city hall. Voting is being done in the City Clerk’s Office on the first floor. Voting hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m....

 
 Local    September 22, 2016 

SSC to host an 'Aging Mastery' program on Oct. 13

The Seward Senior Center will be offering a 10-week health and well-being package to all adult residents age 50 and over. The program is called the Aging Mastery Program and it was developed by the National Council on Aging (NCOA). This is a...

 
 Local    September 15, 2016

Annual St. Peter's Episcopal Church fund-raiser is Oct. 2

‘Preserving History For The Future” is this year’s theme for St. Peter’s Episcopal Church annual community fund-raiser. It will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 1-4 p.m. in the community room of the Library/Museum. This historical building has...

 
 Local    September 15, 2016

Woman dies in rollover crash outside Seward

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A 30-year-old Anchorage woman died Sunday in a crash outside Seward. The woman’s name has not been made public. Alaska State Troopers took a 911 call just before 5 a.m. Sunday reporting that a pickup had left the roadway and...

 
 Local    September 15, 2016

ARRC to hold meeting on terminal expansion on Oct. 11

The Alaska Railroad Corporation’s plans to expand its Seward terminal will take center stage next month when ARCC officials hold a meeting to discuss the ongoing project. During the meeting, ARRC officials will provide updates and share...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    September 15, 2016

'Meet the Candidates' to be held tonight

Seward residents will get a chance to mingle with the candidates for the upcoming city council election this evening during a special “Meet The Candidates” forum. The meeting is scheduled to...

 
 Local    September 8, 2016

Lodging industry booming locally

There are no shortage of local entrepreneurs offering lodging to visitors as a way to meet the high demand for rooms. From spare bedrooms to multi-unit apartments, Seward property owners have been able to book their guests with relative ease thanks...

 
 Local    September 8, 2016

SeaLife Center sets fall/winter hours, begins tours

The Alaska SeaLife Center announced earlier this week its new fall/winter hours for 2016-2017. Beginning Sept. 5, the center hours will be from 10 a,m. to 5 p.m. The new schedule will run through...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    September 1, 2016

Work will limit access to city hall

Local residents are going to find it a little harder to visit Seward City Hall over the next few weeks as construction crews make improvements to the building. According to city officials, construction and asbestos abatement efforts will limit...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    September 1, 2016

Walker: State's situation could get worse without quick action on Aug. 26

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker brought a simple message during his recent visit with the Seward City Council: The state's financial crisis is bad news for communities. And, if it isn't remedied soon, it...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    August 25, 2016

Gov. Walker to visit with Seward council

The members of the Seward City Council will get a special visitor this Friday - Alaska Gov. Bill Walker. Gov. Walker is scheduled to meet with members of the city council Friday afternoon following...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    August 25, 2016

Mike Hanson claims Silver title 20 years after dad's win

For years Mike Hanson had seen the mounted fish his father had caught to win the 1996 Seward Silver Salmon Derby and dreamed of what it would be like to catch a fish like that. He found out exactly wh...

 
 Local    August 25, 2016

CERT training to be held in Seward

The Kenai Peninsula Borough, Office of Emergency Management will be holding Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training beginning on Friday, Aug. 26 through Sept. 1 in Seward. The course is designed to prepare residents that do not have prior...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    August 18, 2016

Former Seward mayor falls in Senate primary

Edgar Blatchford’s hopes of earning a seat in the U.S. Senate came to an end, for now, on Tuesday evening when he finished behind former legislator Ray Metcalfe in the final voting of the...

 
 Local    August 18, 2016

Candidates for council seats are released

Earlier this week, officials with the City of Seward announced the names of the five candidates that will be seeking city council positions during the upcoming Oct. 4 Municipal Election. The candidates appear in the same order as they will appear on...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    August 18, 2016

Ship departs Seward for historic trip through Northwest Passage

Seward played yet another key role in maritime history earlier this week. This role, however, will go down as a first. On August 16, the luxury cruise line, Crystal Serenity, began its historic 32-day...

 
 Local    August 11, 2016

ASLC to release orphaned seal Saturday in Seward

The Alaska SeaLife Center will release of a male Pacific harbor seal pup on Saturday, Aug. 6. The timing of the pup's release coincides with the Center's 18th Annual Wildlife Rescue Run & Walk, a...

 
 Local    August 11, 2016

AVTEC to train USCG crew

AVTEC, Alaska’s Institute of Technology, will train seven crewmembers of the U.S. Coast Guard Icebreaker Healy. Crewmembers will participate in ice navigation training at the AVTEC Maritime Training Center in Seward. AVTEC’s ice navigation course...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    August 11, 2016

Former Seward resident set to publish latest book on Seward

Seward and the eastern Kenai Peninsula will soon be the focus of another literary work of art, thanks to the hard work of a former resident. Jacquelin Ruth Benson Pels is tentatively set to unveil...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    August 4, 2016

Former Seward resident honored by City of Anchorage on 100th

It took a while for it to happen, but former Seward resident Maude Harris did have her day in Anchorage. Literally, she had her own day. Harris was honored on her 100th birthday by the City of...

 
 Local    August 4, 2016

18th Annual Rescue Run slated for Saturday

The Alaska SeaLife Center is hosting its 18th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run & Walk on Saturday. The annual family-friendly race is a fundraiser to support the Center's Wildlife Response Program....

 
 Local    August 4, 2016

Chamber, city gearing up for start of 61st Silver Salmon Derby

Do you know how to tell summer is coming to an end? Many know by the change in the weather, but in Seward it is the annual Silver Salmon Derby. With the Captain’s kick-off BBQ at the Derby booth on Friday, Aug. 12, at 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., where...

 

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