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Seward Energy Forum & Fair set for this weekend

The City of Seward and the Seward Alternative Energy Group (SAEG) are hosting the second annual Seward Energy Forum & Fair on Oct. 14-15. The fair will be held at AVTEC – Alaska’s Institute of Technology in the Student Service Center from 10...

 

Soos to present writing workshop on Oct. 22

On Saturday, Oct. 22, the Seward Community Library & Museum will be hosting a writing workshop and reading with Alaska writer, Frank Soos. The workshop will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the downstairs Community Room. This workshop is geared towards...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 6, 2016

Local voters OK road bonds

The Seward and Lowell Point voters had three distinct messages to deliver when they went to the polls on Tuesday. They’re OK with paying for local roads and allowing the Kenai Peninsula Borough to increase the sales tax cap, but in no uncertain ter...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 6, 2016

Three local firefighters honored at annual fire conference in Fairbanks

Over the years, the Seward Volunteer Fire Department has racked up plenty of awards and respect from its fellow emergency responders. So winning awards is nothing new. However, even the SVFD members...

 

ARRC to hold meeting on terminal expansion on Oct. 11

The Alaska Railroad Corporation’s plans for expanding its Seward terminal will take center stage on Oct. 11 when ARCC officials hold a meeting to discuss the ongoing project. During the meeting, ARRC officials will provide updates and share...

 

Wada statue dedicated at ceremony

Jujiro Wada's place in Seward history officially became more visible last week when city leaders officially dedicated a statue in the pioneer musher's honor near Fifth and Railway Avenue near the Alas...

 

Annual dessert gala set for Oct. 2

It all began 112 years ago when local community members pitched in with money and labor to build the foundation and basement for its first town church. Thus, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church was born. Not only is it the oldest surviving protestant...

 

Seward Area Hospice seeks volunteers to help provide needed services in area

Volunteer Hospice Training will start the evening of Oct 21, and continue each day on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23. Students will hear from guest speakers and watch video presentations to inform them of all aspects of caring for those in the community who...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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....

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

'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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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