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 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 27, 2017

Council sends new term plan to voters

The residents of Seward will face a Shakespearean dilemma in October. And it is one that could tack extra time onto those who choose to seek office. Truly, will it be three? Or will it not be. That is the question. Members of the Seward City Council...

 
 By Tommy Wels    Local    July 27, 2017

Providence will wait to make decision on Mountain Haven

When it comes to the re-basing and census issues facing Seward's Mountain Haven facility, the best course of action, according to Providence Seward Medical & Care Center Administrator Joe Fong, is...

 

KEMI could face $66,000 fine from FCC

The Federal Communications Commission issued a proposed $66,000 fine against Seward-based radio station licensee Kenai Educational Media Inc. last week for numerous apparent violations of FCC rules, including actions that undermine the effectiveness...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 27, 2017

City's meter exchange delayed until May 2018

The city’s plan to replace its existing electrical meters with updated models has been pushed back until May, according to Seward Electric Utility Manager John Foutz. “We felt it was a better saving for the electric department and the city for...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 27, 2017

Paving crews making major progress in downtown work

Getting around the downtown section of the community may be a bit harder in the interim, but the end result will be well worth the difficulty, city officials say. According to Seward City Clerk Johann...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 27, 2017

Keil won't seek re-election to another term on city council

The City of Seward will be losing one of its longest-tenured council members next year when Vice-Mayor Marianna Keil completes her sixth term. Keil announced on Monday that she would not seek...

 

Wildlife Rescue Run & Walk set for July 29

Area runners and walkers will get a chance to put their feet where their hearts are this weekend when the 19th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run & Walk gets under way. The annual event will be held on Saturday, July 29. The event serves as a fundraiser...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 20, 2017

Seward man's son helped pioneer aviation, spur U.S. to win in World War II

Frank H. Doolittle probably never thought his role in world history would be more than as a carpenter who built houses in Nome and Seward. However, the New Englander who had traveled west to Alaska...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 20, 2017

Knik begins Phase 2 of work

Seward residents will see major improvements in the downtown streets over the next few days as Knik Construction begins paving operations. According to Seward City Clerk Johanna Kinney, crews will be...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 20, 2017

Kinney, Ballou earn 'Master' honor

Two City of Seward employees received prestigious honors recently. Seward City Clerk Johanna Kinney and Deputy City Clerk Brenda Ballou were presented with certificates as Master Municipal Clerks by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 20, 2017

Winners in 2017 Mini Mount Marathon Race are announced

Carter Ivy and Arielle Fleming managed to bring home Mount Marathon titles on July 4. Mini Mount Marathon, that is. Ivy and Fleming highlighted a large group of youth from across the globe to...

 

Animal shelter to hold 'Dress Your Pet,' BBQ event on Aug. 12

The Seward Animal Shelter will be holding an Open House and a special event on Aug. 12 as part of its ongoing efforts to raise funds for a new shelter facility and to thank the members of the community for their support. As part of the event, a...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 20, 2017

BCVFD celebrates 40th with exhibition

The Seward Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department got to celebrate the anniversary of its founding on Saturday with a little pomp, a live demonstration and some action. Members of the department kicked...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 13, 2017

City could pop fines on fireworks

The City of Seward isn’t against fireworks—as long as they don’t endanger lives or property. But keep in mind that if you don’t have a city permit or a license? to set off fireworks, you could be looking at a fine, or even a stay in jail....

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 13, 2017

Curious bear creates slight delay in city's paving efforts

The City of Seward’s road improvement plans came to a brief half this past weekend. Not because of inclement weather or equipment failure, but because of a curious bear. Seward City Manager Jim Hunt noted that KNIK Construction workers were forced...

 

Booster club golf tourney set for July 29

The Seward Seahawks Athletics Booster Club’s 14th annual golf tournament will be on July 29 at the Birch Ridge Golf Course in Soldotna. The tournament, which helps raise funds for SHS athletics, will be played July 29. According to Kim Reierson,...

 

62nd annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby to get under way on Aug. 12

The second jewel of Seward’s annual fishing schedule is preparing for opening. The 62nd Annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby is scheduled to get under way on August 12. The derby, sponsored by the Seward Chamber of Commerce, will run through August...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 6, 2017

Patterson, Ostrander claim 1st MMR wins

Scott Patterson and Allie Ostrander stepped onto Fourth Avenue on Tuesday morning with everyone expecting them to turn in a few fireworks in the 90th running of the Mount Marathon Race. And they did....

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 6, 2017

SBCFSA seeks to fill two seats, lands $50,000 for CERR project

The Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area Board of Directors is looking to fill two key spots in the next few weeks. According to a memo provided to the Seward City Council on June 26 by SBCFSA Service Area Coordinator Stephanie Presley, the SBCFSA...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 6, 2017

Lindquist sprints to 2nd in Junior standings

Luke Jager and Molly Gellert may have won the 2017 Mount Marathon Race's Junior division titles, but that didn't mean Seward''s Ruby Lindquist wasn't able to turn her fair share of heads at the...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 6, 2017

'Hot dogs' find way to 'relish' support for friends

For the participants competing in the Mount Marathon Race, it is relatively easy for their friends to pick them out of a crowd as they work their way down Fourth Ave. Finding friends in the sea of...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    June 29, 2017

Mountain Haven may look into changes

\Seward Mountain Haven may be dealing with low census numbers, but that doesn’t mean the elder care facility isn’t looking for ways to increase those numbers. In fact, Providence Seward Medical & Care Center Administrator Joseph Fong told...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    June 29, 2017

Baggin' It Up

Most visitors when they roll into SeMost visitors when they roll into Seward are amazed at the view and pristine conditions of Resurrection Bay. Part of the reason they can enjoy those million dollar...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    June 29, 2017

Seward set for annual 4th of July festivities

At least during the upcoming Independence Day weekend, the City of Seward will become the fourth largest city in the state. More than 30,000 revelers are expected to visit the jewel of the eastern...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    June 29, 2017

Air Force to relinquish lease on recreation camp

The long wait for the U.S. government to fully consolidate its two leases in Seward appears to be moving toward a conclusion. According to Seward Assistant City Manager Ron Long, the U.S. Air Force has notified the city that it will be relinquishing...

 

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