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The Seward Chamber of Commerce is seeking community input for its upcoming Winter Weekends initiative. Though much of the city begins to slow down as winter sets in, the Chamber has begun the early stages of planning year-round weekend events for visitors and residents alike.

On Sept. 19 the newly constructed Gateway Hotel played host to the viewing of a new portrait of Dorothy Urbach by artist Susan Swiderski. The Seward Community Library Association (SCLA) commissioned the painting to honor Urbach, who, in her 93 years, has achieved living legend status as a pa…

A superior court judge has granted a conditional injunction against the City of Seward’s demolition efforts at the site of the historic Jesse Lee Home. Judge Lance Joanis ruled yesterday that the current restraining order against the city be replaced by a preliminary injunction if the non-pr…

A jumper on the Chugach Electric power line to Seward failed at around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning, causing power outages throughout the city. Crews were notified, and power was restored at around 5 a.m. via city generators. Senior Power Plant Operator Asa Turner maintained the generators until C…

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Absentee voting for the October municipal election is currently in progress. Individuals may request a ballot online or apply with the city clerk by Monday, September 28.

Sports/Outdoors

Despite unconventional closures of pools around the world, Seward Tsunami Swim Club still celebrated another successful season. Last Wednesday, June 3, the team gathered to acknowledge their outstanding swimmers and coaches. 

As a reminder, new regulations require the use of a deepwater release mechanism on all sport fishing vessels in Alaska and they must be used to release rockfish back down to depth of capture or 100 feet, whichever is shallower.

The 2019-2020 Seward boys basketball season was three years in the making. Most of the team consisted of players who grew up playing basketball at the AVTEC gym, and the majority of the team played together for three years at Seward High School.

On Wednesday, April 22, Connor Spanos, Seward High School athletic star, signed his letter of intent to swim for Southwestern Oregon Community College. Virtually surrounded by his coaches, family, and friends, Spanos officialized the commitment on a Zoom call last week. 

Schools

The Seward High School Pool will open for limited access by the public on September 1. The pool will be open for lap swim only and reservations are required. To register, call (907) 224-9050 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. An over the phone pre-health screening will take place when registering fo…

There are so many individuals who have helped me get to where I am today. Their time and effort have given me the ability to succeed in school, the workplace, and in life. I would like to thank all of the wonderful teachers and administrators I have had throughout my years from elementary sc…

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

Captain Molly Brooks, 74, died on May 26, 2020, at home in Port Townsend Washington, in the company of close friends, following a brief but in…

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A few nights ago, stretched in a tent on the blue-gray gravel of the Lowe River floodplain, I woke to a series of sharp jolts. It felt like the earth was a giant halibut, and I was the fishing pole.

Opinion

Recently, our administration presented Alaska’s Legislature with a plan to extend hundreds of millions of dollars to hurting small businesses …

There are so many individuals who have helped me get to where I am today. Their time and effort have given me the ability to succeed in school…