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 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 28, 2016 

Brown & Hawkins building unveils commemorative markers during ceremony

In a community loaded with history, The City of Seward got a new piece of hardware to hang its hat on this past Thursday. Better make that two pieces. A representative of the Alaska Historical...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 28, 2016 

Voters to decide key bond question

Seward voters will face a Shakespearian decision in October when they go to the polls. Will they build or will they not build. The members of the Seward City Council made sure that is the question the...

 
 Local    July 28, 2016 

Crown Point man injured in train accident

CROWN POINT (AP) — An 85-year-old Crown Point man was seriously injured when he was struck by an Alaska Railroad train. Alaska State Troopers say Ronald Jackson was struck early Saturday and transported to Anchorage for treatment. Crown Point is...

 
 Local    July 28, 2016 

Potluck planned for visiting students

A community potluck will be held on Aug. 1 at the Seward Community Library and Museum to welcome the visiting high school exchange students from Obihiro, Japan. The potluck and welcome ceremony will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. All members of the...

 
 Local    July 28, 2016 

Rains help crews gain control of blaze

ANCHORAGE (AP) - A substantial rain began fell throughout the weekend over a wildfire near Anchorage and helped firefighters contain a 778-acre blaze as they work to protect homes on either side of th...

 
 Local    July 21, 2016

SPRD set to vacate AVTEC by Aug. 1

The City of Seward concluded that logic dictates our departure from the AVTEC Student Services Center. The Seward Parks and Recreation Department (SPRD) has notified AVTEC administration, and AVTEC has acknowledged our plan to leave the facility by...

 
 Local    July 21, 2016

Seward Highway traffic slowed due to McHugh fire

The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities reduced the Seward Highway to one lane traffic on Wednesday, July 19, due to having firefighting crews in the area to battle the McHugh fire. The reduction, which was in effect from 6:10...

 
 Local    July 21, 2016

City council to vote on new flag recommendation at July 25 meeting

The City of Seward could move one step closer to an official flag at its July 25 meeting. According to the agenda for Monday’s meeting, city leaders are scheduled to adopt a resolution designating the Seward Flag Committee’s recent...

 
 Local    July 21, 2016

Chamber sets monthly meeting for Aug. 5

The Seward Chamber of Commerce will be holding its regular monthly meeting on Aug. 5 in the Breeze Inn’s Mt. Alice conference room. The meeting, which will be from noon until 1 p.m., is open to the public. Buffet style lunch is $12 per person....

 
 Local    July 21, 2016

SPRD seeks volunteers to help with parks

The Seward Parks & Recreation Department is reaching out to local residents in an effort to preserve one of the community’s parks. Through its ‘Repainting P.A.R.K.S. Playground’ initiative, SPRD officials are seeking volunteers to clean and...

 
 Local    July 21, 2016

Goat drowns trying to escape Alaska crowds taking its photo

Seward was anything but a peaceful place for at least one lost mountain goat on Saturday. The goat, which had wandered into town, drowned near the Alaska SeaLife Center after jumping into the ocean in an attempt to escape from a crowd of people...

 
 Local    July 21, 2016

We have liftoff ...

Amanda Fisher helps her son, Ian Stigdall, launch a kite during the Seward Community Library and Museum's Kite Making Workshop on Saturday, July 16. The workshop, which was part of SCLM's summer...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 14, 2016

Providence, St. Joseph hospital chains to merge

The merger between Providence Health & Services Alaska and St. Joseph Health is moving forward. Last week, the proposed merger of the two Catholic hospital chains was approved by the California...

 
 Local    July 14, 2016

Booster club golf tourney is July 20

The 2016 Seward Booster Club Golf Tournament is just around the corner. Tickets go on sale June 1. The fee for the event is $100, which includes lunch and prizes. All funds raised through the tournament go to support the high school athletic...

 
 Local    March 24, 2016

Stranded otter numbers remain high

Veterinarians at the Alaska SeaLife Center say there is every indication that 2016 will be another record year for their Wildlife Response Program following admission of two sea otter pups in the past month. Already this year the nonprofit...

 
 Local    March 24, 2016

Dock work underway

Dock work is underway at the waterfront downtown by the Institute of Marine Science and Alaska SeaLife Center....

 
 Local    March 24, 2016

Tsunami test set

Government agencies across Alaska will test tsunami warning systems from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. March 30. The test will be conducted in Seward. The test is conducted to ensure that the warning system works. The test will include sirens, and messages on...

 
 Local    March 24, 2016

Chenault holding town hall

Mike Chenault, the East Kenai Peninsula’s Alaska House representative and speaker of the house, is holding a town hall meeting Saturday. The representative is visiting as the legislature works on a difficult budget and the session is soon to...

 
 Local    March 24, 2016

Seward in ruins

Folks were just sitting down to dinner when the ground began lurching in what would be North America's strongest recorded earthquake. It continued to shake that March 27, 1964 evening. Then came...

 
 Local    March 24, 2016

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 Local    March 17, 2016

Dallas Seavey wins fourth Iditarod

Second place Iditarod finisher, Mitch Seavey, of Seward and his son Dallas Seavey, this year's first place winner give fans a big smile at the finish line in Nome early Tuesday mor...

 
 Local    March 17, 2016

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 Local    March 10, 2016

Spring Creek inmate dies of natural causes

A man in state custody at Spring Creek Correctional Center died last week at an Anchorage hospital, according to the Associated Press.. Alaska State Troopers told the AP that 26-year-old Mavaega Tautua had been housed at the Spring Creek...

 
 Local    March 10, 2016

Swim club holds annual fundraiser

Tsunami Swim Club swimmers put in their laps during the club's annual fundraiser last week....

 
 By Brandii Holmdahl    Local    March 10, 2016

Borough Assembly works on marijuana regulations, zoning

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly met twice February. The meetings were Feb. 2 and 23. Both meetings lasted over five hours due in part to a large community turn out. There will be only one assembly meeting in March. (You can watch the meeting online...

 

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