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Volunteers sought to help with MMR race

The July 4th is less than a week away, and the Mount Marathon Race Committee is still seeking volunteers to help with all three races: Volunteers can register online through SignUp Genius. On the site, volunteers can see which spots have not...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    June 22, 2017

Route for July 4th parade released

One of the major attractions for the upcoming Independence Day celebrations now has a route. The Seward Chamber of Commerce released the route for the 2017 parade recently. According to the chamber, parade entries will be staging in the AVTEC First...

 
 By Staff report    Local    June 22, 2017

Two drown when boat capsizes near Resurrection Bay

A Saturday afternoon fishing trip turned deadly for two Anchorage men when the boat they were on capsized near Resurrection Bay. According to a report from the Alaska State Troopers, the U.S. Coast Guard notified law enforcement officials at 3:01...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    June 22, 2017

Young walrus receiving care from ASLC staff

The Alaska SeaLife Center got a new visitor this weekend. And it is one that is sure to excite the masses who make their way through the facility. On Saturday, the ASLC received a baby walrus that...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    June 15, 2017

City OKs $3 million for road upgrades

The City of Seward is about to get a lot smoother. Well, the roads will, at least. The city council voted unanimously on Monday to approve an additional $3 million in funding for road improvements within the city. The improvements will be done along...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    June 15, 2017

City could face minor issues from possible shutdown

Although there could be long-term ramifications from a potential government shutdown, the initial effects on the City of Seward would likely be less obvious than in other places. Seward Assistant City Manager Ron Long informed members of the Seward...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    June 15, 2017

MP Summer Solstice Festival set to begin

There won't be any shortage of thrills and goodies on hand this weekend in Moose Pass when the Summer Solstice Festival gets under way. The annual event, which is being held at the Mile 29.5 mark on...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    June 15, 2017

Council, residents take aim at housing needs

The residents of Seward took a huge step toward identifying and addressing a severe shortage of seasonal and transitional (long-term) housing on Monday afternoon. Local residents met with members of t...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    June 15, 2017

Barmer named SCCC's 'Employee of the Year'

Spring Creek Correctional Center's Deb Barmer was recognized as the 2017 "Employee of the Year" by members of the Seward City Council on Monday. Seward Mayor Jean Bardarson presented Barmer, a...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    June 8, 2017

Nygard's 176-pounder takes lead

Wayne Nygard came a long way from his home in Texas to take his shot at winning the annual Seward Halibut Tournament. Through the first week, he couldn't be happier. A native of Fort Worth, Nygard...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    June 8, 2017

City council votes to back Wilderness celebration plans

The City of Seward threw its support behind growing efforts to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Rockwell Kent’s publication “Wilderness” at its recent council meeting. The council voted unanimously to approve a resolution showing the...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    June 1, 2017

Study show Exit Glacier receded nearly 300 feet

Countless studies have shown the climate in Alaska is slowly changing. And, even though most Seward residents might not have agreed this past winter, the state is growing warmer. One the best...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    May 25, 2017

City scratches the surface on housing dilemmas

Seward city officials knew going into Monday’s work session on housing one of the points thrown on the table as a way to alleviate the city’s housing crunch would be the extension of the utility services. Unfortunately, the idea of extending the...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    May 25, 2017

Seward fighting to land new USCG ships

The City of Seward isn’t about to give up its connection to the United States Coast Guard without a fight. In fact, it intends to do whatever it can to extend its distinction of being a USCG community. “I don’t think it is a secret that we are...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    May 25, 2017

Council OKs extension of height restrictions in south harbor area

Members of the Seward City Council voted unanimously on Monday evening during their regular meeting to extend the maximum height level requirements to include the South Harbor Uplands section. With the extension, the maximum height for a building...

 

Thanks for the service ...

Seward Mayor Jean Bardarson (right) presents Bill Williamson with a certificate of thanks for his years of service on the Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area Board on Monday. Williamson retired in...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    May 18, 2017

Gala kicks off opening of Seward harbor

The mermaid - and mermen - are going to take central stage in Seward this weekend when the annual Seward Mermaid Festival kicks off. The three-day celebration traditionally marks the opening of the Seward boat harbor. The activities get under way on...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    May 18, 2017

Bike rodeo peddles young riders into safe direction

The annual Terry's Tires Bike Rodeo held this past Saturday morning in front of Seward City Hall was a thrilling experience for dozens of youngsters. It also delivered a very serious message: Safety p...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    May 18, 2017

Mat-Su elementary students help with clean-up during visit

When Willow Elementary third-graders found out they were going to get a chance to end the 2016-17 school year with a special overnight visit to the AlaskaSeaLife Center, they knew they would be in...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    May 11, 2017

Omnibus bill includes funding for key projects

After weeks of political posturing, threats and negotiations, President Donald Trump and the members of the U.S. Senate came to terms on an omnibus bill that will fund the federal government through the remainder of the 2017 fiscal year last week....

 

Seward educator wins 2017 KPBSD 'Teacher' accolades

Elementary school teacher Stephanie Cronin is the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District BP Teacher of the Year and the winner of a $1,500 continuing education grant. A math and engineering educator...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    April 27, 2017

Chugach Electric scraps Snow River project

Almost as quickly as it began, Chugach Electric Association’s plans for a hydroelectric project on the Snow River came to an end last week. After a series of meetings, Chugach Electric Association officials announced they had canceled plans to...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    April 27, 2017

Council OKs increase in local mil rate

The residents of the City of Seward will be getting some much-needed road improvements in the near future. Unfortunately, the time to pay the paver is at hand. The City of Seward, which recently secured approximately $3 million in funding for road...

 

City OKs deal with AEC to repair elevator

The Seward City Council approved a bid from Arctic Elevator Company, LLC at its recent meeting to repair the city’s inoperable elevator at city hall. During to April 24 session, members of the council authorized Seward City Manager James Hunt to...

 

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