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 By Tommy Wells    Local    November 16, 2017 

Elementary students honor veterans

The students at William H. Seward Elementary School put their best voices forward on Friday, November 9, to recognize and thank local veterans during a special Veterans Day program in the library. In...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    November 16, 2017 

ASLC to ring in holiday season with tree lighting

The Alaska SeaLife Center will usher in the Christmas season in grand style next week when it holds its annual Community Holiday Party on November 30. The free event, which was made possible by a grant from the Seward Community Foundation and the...

 

Veterans recognition

The crew of the USCG cutter Mustang joined others at the Senior Center for lunch on November 10 during a Veterans Day outing. The crew was joined by retired CG Commanding Officer Jerry Pickett, who...

 

Annual Halloween bash scares up $7,000

The Seward Parks and Recreation Department’s annual annual Halloween Carnival raised a few shrieks and laughs—and a lot of money. According to SPRD officials, the event raised more than $7,000. Those funds will be used to help sponsor local...

 

Seward PTA seeking art submissions

The Seward Parent Teacher Association is seeking submissions for the National Parent Teacher Association’ Reflections Program. The Seward PTA is helping sponsor the event to ensure young people have access to quality arts education and a chance to...

 

Pictorial atlas to be topic at Nov. 16 meeting

This month’s history program at the Seward Library Museum on Thursday, Nov. 16 will give details about how a historical atlas of downtown Seward came to fruition. Resurrection Bay Historical Society has invited Kenai Fjords National Park...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    November 2, 2017

Boosters raise 20K for athletics program

Maya Moriarty and the Seward Athletic Booster Club may never climb on the bus for a long ride with the Seward High School athletes, but make no mistake about it, the buses wouldn't be moving without...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    November 2, 2017

City OKs contract with new city clerk

The Seward City Council put the finishing touches on a hire that had been weeks in the making on Friday, Oct. 26. Following a special meeting, Seward Mayor David Squires announced the council had reached an agreement with Brenda Ballou to serve as...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 26, 2017

Council to retain custodial positions

The job will go on for Matthew and Dave Nelson. Members of the Seward City Council agreed unanimously at their October 23 regular meeting to rework a draft of the proposed 2018 and 2019 city budget to ensure that the Nelson brothers custodial jobs...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 26, 2017

Council postpones hiring Ballou to review contract

Brenda Ballou doesn’t have to worry that members of the Seward City Council have changed their minds about bringing her onboard as the new Seward City Clerk. That agreement is still in place. What isn’t clear is exactly when Ballou will...

 

New council ...

New mayor David Squires was joined by members of the new city council prior to the start of Monday's regular meeting. Shown above are (front row, left to right) councilmember Ristine Casagranda,...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 26, 2017

Council restore funds for Boys & Girls Club, Senior Center

One of David Squires’ first announcements as the new mayor of Seward received heartfelt applause from a standing-room-only crowd at the Seward City Council meeting on Monday, October 23. And a sigh of relief from Seward Boys & Girls Club...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 26, 2017

City OKs two 10-year leases on Army Rec Camp

At its regular meeting on Monday the Seward City Council approved two 10-year leases with the U.S. Department of Defense for the 11-acre site in the Fort Raymond Subdivision. Under the agreement, the city and U.S. Army will extend a working...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 26, 2017

City honors Altermatt for service to community

The Seward City Council tipped its hat to one of its own on Monday, presenting Deborah Altermatt with an award for her service to the city. Altermatt was given a plaque by new Mayor David Squires...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 26, 2017

Keil re-elected vice-mayor by slim 4-3 vote

Marianna Keil is back in a familiar role with the Seward City Council-even if it did come down to one ballot. A longtime member of the Seward City Council, Keil was re-elected to serve as vice-mayor...

 

Local woman dies in accident near Hope

Presence Bissonette, 37. a Seward Library staff member, was killed in an early-morning accident on the Seward Highway near Hope Junction on Saturday, October 14. According to a report from the Alaska State Troopers, Bissonette died at the scene of...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 19, 2017

City plans outages to perform electrical work

Planned repairs at the Lawing Substation over the next few days could leave residents north of the Snow River bridge without electrical service for brief periods. According to Jeff Estes, operations manager with the Seward Electric Department, the...

 

Skating into fall ...

A young boy skates alongside his mother as they make their way toward the Alaska SeaLife Center on Tuesday afternoon. The brilliant golds and oranges of fall are evident in Seward....

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 12, 2017

Shooting details can't be rushed

Seward City Attorney Will Earnhart urged residents to be patient and allow the investigation into the recent police shooting that claimed the life of a 41-year-old Chugiak man on Oct. 1 in the Safeway parking lot to run its course. “This has been...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 12, 2017

Custodians ask city to reconsider cuts

For 16 years, Matthew Nelson has worked for the City of Seward doing custodial work at City Hall and the City Annex. He and his brother, Dave, have had a range of responsibilities. Both, however,...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 12, 2017

McDonald: council has been 'derelict' in its duties

Tim McDonald’s bid to shake up the Seward City Council by running for mayor came up short, but the retires commercial fisherman sent shockwaves through the crowd on Monday when he accused the council of failing to protect the interests of the city...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 12, 2017

Seward says farewell to mayor, city clerk with reception

Almost 12 years after winning a coin toss that gave her a place on the Seward City Council, Seward mayor Jean Bardarson took her seat for the final time on Monday. It was, to say the least, an...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 12, 2017

It's official: Horn, Towsley claim seats on city council

Thanks to near record-setting turnout, the Seward City Council will have a pair of new faces when it reconvenes for its next session. Following certification of the October 3 results of the municipal election by the Seward Canvass Board last week,...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 5, 2017

Chugiak man killed during traffic stop

A Seward Police Department officer fatally shot a man during a traffic stop over the weekend, Police Chief Tom Clemons said in a statement released to the media on Monday morning. According to the release, at approximately 1:47 a.m. on Sunday, Oct....

 

Annual energy forum slated for Oct. 13-14

The City of Seward and the Seward Sustainable Energy Group will host the fourth annual Seward Energy Forum & Fair on Oct. 13-14 at the AVTEC Student Service Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on...

 

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