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From its beginnings in the throes of a coronavirus spike to the citywide celebration of Lydia Jacoby’s historic Olympic gold win, Seward’s 2021 was nothing if not eventful. The year marked a transition from the pandemic-prompted lockdown closing out 2020 to a progressively more open state th…

City administration is currently working to address the issue of seasonally closed local businesses failing to clear snow from the sidewalks along the property on which the businesses sit. The issue was first brought to the attention of city management at the Dec. 13 City Council meeting by …

A federal grand jury has indicted two Seward men on charges of disposing fifteen 55-gallon drums of an oily substance at the Granite Creek Recreation Area of Chugach National Forest and causing the drums to leak. James Withrow, 56, and Bruce Jackson, also known as Bruce Baker, 66, reportedly…

Around Town

Seward Community Health Center is now offering three coronavirus vaccine clinics each week. On Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m. the Modera vaccine is available. On Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to noon the J & J vaccine is available, and on Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. the Pfizer vaccine is available. Please call (907) 2…

Tot-Time, hosted by the Seward Parks and Rec Department at the Seward Community Library. The program will last one hour every Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 10 a.m. Stories, songs, playtime, socializing, crafts, and much more. Email jrutledge@cityofseward.net with any questions.

Drive thru coronavirus testing offered Tuesday's, 1-2 p.m. at the Seward Community Health Center, 417 First Avenue. Testing is open to those that have known close contact with someone who is coronavirus positive. Please wear a face mask and bring a photo ID.

Sports/Outdoors

Club swimmers from across the Kenai Peninsula gathered in Seward over the Dec. 4 weekend to compete in the annual Candy Cane Splash Invitational and newly created Gingerbread Dunk.

The Seward Tsunami Swim Club (STSC) will hold its annual Gingerbread Dunk and Candy Cane Splash meets this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3-4. This year marks the first meet at which the club will host visiting teams since COVID precautions necessitated the cancellation of last year’s event. The …

Seward’s favorite Olympian Lydia Jacoby has presented the country’s highest coaching award to the trainer who proved instrumental in guiding her to an Olympic gold medal in the 100m Breaststroke last summer. The prestigious Order of Ikkos, named for first Ancient Greek Olympic coach Ikkos of…

Schools

The original Swanson (Marc Swanson) is teaming up with his daughter Tara Swanson to co-teach her 5th grade class a floatation unit. Students will build on concepts to explore, and learn if things really do float. Photo courtesy Seward Elementary School.

Mrs. Becks and Miss Swanson’s 5th grade classes from Seward Elementary are working with local author Sean Ulman, as part as the Seward Artists in Schools program. Students are working on a classroom book called, “My Seward.”

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) has announced that all Seward and Moose Pass schools will delay opening by two hours on Friday, Dec. 10 due to hazardous weather and road conditions. The delayed opening applies to Seward Elementary, Middle and High Schools as well as Moose…

Births

Jeff Dillon and Laura Sturtz are pleased to announce the birth of triplets Aurora Kathleen, Heath Spencer and Alder Clark Sturtz-Dillon, born Aug. 7 at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. At birth, Aurora and Heath each weighed 5 pounds and Alder weighed 4 pounds. The triplets are…

Obituaries

David L. Thompson, 74, passed away at his home in Palmer on November 30, 2021. A celebration of life will be held in his hometown of Seward du…

Former Seward resident Nancy Christine Steeves, 69, passed away Monday, November 22, 2021. She was born to Bruce W. Hastings and Pat (Nollie F…

Hugh Q. Darling, 86, passed away November 26 in his home in Las Vegas with his loving wife Iris by his side.

Features

While running through Bicentennial Park in Anchorage, biologist Jessy Coltrane spotted a porcupine in a birch tree. On her runs on days following, she saw it again and again, in good weather and bad. Over time, she knew which Alaska creature she wanted to study.

Opinion

I don't know if this is the right place, but I want to say thank you for your free printing of obituaries. Especially for the one for Joanne H…

A great big thank you to my three Alaska children Donna Mclean, Sean Mclean, and BJ Mclean for their help with making my 90th birthday a big s…