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 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...

 
 Local    August 4, 2016

Early voting gets underway in Alaska

Early voting and Absentee In Person voting has begun for voters in Alaska that are wishing to cast their ballots in the upcoming state primaries. According to the state’s election guidelines, all voters are eligible to vote early beginning Aug. 1,...

 
 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...

 

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