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 By Fern Greenbank    Local    September 18, 2014 

Airport improvement process begins

The Alaska Department of Transportation got the ball rolling last week when it held an informational meeting in Seward about planned improvements for the Seward Airport. On Thursday, Sept. 11, members of the team dealing with the airport...

 
 Local    September 18, 2014 

Royal entrance

Five years ago the Mexican Tall Navy Ship Cuauhtemac docked in Seward, offered public tours and received red carpet treatment. When given the opportunity, the vessel docked for the second time Monday...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    September 18, 2014 

Grant awarded to railroad for expansion planning

The Seward Marine Industrial Complex is one step closer to a reality now that the Alaska Railroad had been awarded $2.5 million for planning funds related to its planned dock expansion, said a release from Sen. Mark Begich’s office last week. The...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    September 18, 2014 

Prop A addresses animal abuse

On Oct. 7, voters living outside city limits on the Kenai Peninsula will be asked to vote on an advisory only proposition that would give the borough the ability to exercise limited animal control powers for the purposes of domestic animal rescue...

 
 Local    September 18, 2014 

Public invited to bid farewell to Godi the sea pup

The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is proud to announce the release of a female Pacific harbor seal pup on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. at the Public Access Boat Launch at Lowell Point Beach...

 
 Local    September 18, 2014 

Rain Rain go away

Director of Public Works W.C. Casey surveys the damage done by heavy rains Sunday at the Lowell Point waterfall Sunday. Casey said flooding was quick and unlike previous flooding, a lot more gravel...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    September 11, 2014

Breakwater rock contract approved

One more step in the construction of the Seward Marine Industrial Center is about to take place. The City Council approved a contract between the city and Orion Marine Contractors, Inc., with headquar...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    September 11, 2014

Clean Water Act ruling overturned

The Alaska Chapter of the Sierra Club and Alaska Community Action on Toxics are celebrating a victory after the Ninth Circuit Court overturned a lower district court ruling last week on allegations of...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    September 11, 2014

What's coal got to do with it?

In 2009, at the urging of Seward resident and Sierra Club working member Russ Maddox, the environmental group Alaska Community Action on Toxics began a crusade to address coal dust and what they felt was unhealthy air quality at the Seward Coal...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    September 11, 2014

Community transportation plan gets grant boost

Last week the USDA officially approved a grant that will assist multiple agencies in Seward in the implementation of a coordinated transportation plan. The plan has been in the works for almost two years, said Dana Paperman, executive director of...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    September 11, 2014

Assembly appropriates funds, accepts grants

Our Sept. 2 meeting was dominated by ordinances (11) accepting and appropriating grants from the state totaling over $6 million. All were passed by unanimous consent, including $500,000 for the...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    September 11, 2014

City council approves contract for lagoon dredging

There was movement toward resolution of the sewage lagoon problems at Lowell Point when the city council voted Monday to sign off on a contract for sludge removal with Merrell Bros. Inc. The contract is for almost $4 million, the lowest bid received...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    September 11, 2014

Vanta Shafer honored for a life well lived

The weekly Chamber lunch was not an ordinary lunch last week. Special tribute was paid to the late Vanta Shafer for her contribution to the City of Seward. Her husband, Bob Shafer, was presented with...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    September 4, 2014

Farewell to childhood tradition

For almost 20 years, a rope swing at Bear Lake provided area kids with great childhood memories. On summer days, kids would kayak or canoe out to the rope and take turns swinging out over the water, p...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    September 4, 2014

Japanese sister city mural underway

The much-anticipated arrival of artists from Obihiro, Japan is tomorrow, Sept. 5. This time next Thursday, Sept. 13, the mural designed by Seward's sister city artists will be finished. What seems...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    September 4, 2014

Weather Service alert error under investigation

There was confusion, and even a bit of panic, Tuesday morning when the emergency siren system in Seward announced a tsunami alert without the usual “test” language that occurs each Wednesday. Within 30 minutes of the warning, the office sent out...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    August 28, 2014

Rumors true, thrift store coming

Ask most people in Seward and they will tell you the one thing missing here is a thrift store. There's nothing better than a great deal. For most Sewardites, just finding a used chair can be a challen...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    August 28, 2014

City to ask for help with sewage smell

For the second time in a week, a special session was called by the Seward City Council to delve into the odor problem caused by Seward’s sewage lagoon located in Lowell Point. Monday night’s meeting was called specifically to give the city...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    August 28, 2014

Lagoon air quality testing results in

The results of hydrogen sulfide air testing are in and no trace of hydrogen sulfide was detected. The city council directed city administrators to engage White Environmental Consulting for a seven day period to see if the gas, which is widely identif...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    August 28, 2014

SHS gets new athletic director

Al Plan has a plan. As the new athletic director for Seward High School, Plan wants to strengthen and support the athletic programs once he's had time to evaluate all the roles and responsibilities re...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    August 28, 2014

Quacker Jack is back!

That's right. Quacker Jack is back. He has a shiny new taxi and brand new ducks. A few weeks ago, local icon Jack Walganski was involved in a serious accident when he was T-boned on Nash Road. "They...

 
 Local    August 28, 2014

Healthy lifestyle promoted by Qutekcak Tribe

The Qutekcak Native Tribe decided years ago that it wanted to broaden it's outreach efforts, expanding from a sobriety based program to a healthy lifestyle program, said Scott Allen, tribal...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    August 21, 2014

Indiana couple takes top derby prize

In their fourth Derby, John and Jerry Kennedy walked away with the Silver Salmon Derby grand prize of $10,000 with a 17.67 pounder. This win almost didn't happen though. "He said he wasn't going to bu...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    August 21, 2014

Council work session tackles LP lagoon

The city council held a special work session Monday night to discuss the Lowell Point lagoon in order to ask questions of the city’s consultant engineer in a less informal environment and to allow...

 
 Local    August 21, 2014

Primary Election Results

Seward/Lowell Point Precinct Results US Senator (ADL Ballot) Mark Begich: 167 William “Bill” Bryk: 4 Mark S. Fish: 1 Zachary A. Kile: 2 Scott A. Kohlhaas: 1 Vic Kohring: 12 Thom M. Walker: 8 US Senator (R Ballot) John M. Jaramillo: 8 Joe Miller:...

 

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