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Ongoing dry conditions have extended the peninsula-wide ban on all land clearing and open debris burning, including burn barrels. On Monday, Seward Fire Chief Clinton Crites addressed the City Council regarding the suspension, reminding the public that while certain forms of burning are stil…

The Public Safety Report is compiled from numerous sources, both official and unofficial, including police, fire, and EMS dispatches, press releases, official reports, court documents, interviews, and other sources. 

The negative effects of the city’s housing crisis continue to reverberate throughout the community, this time in the loss of a crucial city employee. During her manager’s report at Monday’s regular session of the City Council, City Manager Janette Bower notified Council that a city correctio…

The contractor scheduled to complete the blasting work on the Seward Highway between mile markers 17 and 22.5 has delayed the blasting begin date until Monday, July 18 due to a delay in mobilizing equipment.

Around Town

The Seward Farmers Market is open on Saturdays, June 11, 25; July 9, 23; August 6, 20, 27; September 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. next to Ranting Raven on Fourth Avenue downtown. For more information or to become a vender go to https://www.hikeseward.com/programs/seward-farmers-market/.

The Seward Senior Center will be hosting a Seward Seniors Potluck Picnic on Friday, July 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Branson Pavilion. The Senior Center will provide hamburgers, hotdogs, and drinks. Please bring your favorite picnic dish to share.

The contractor scheduled to complete the blasting work on the Seward Highway between mile markers 17 and 22.5 has delayed the blasting begin date until Monday, July 18 due to a delay in mobilizing equipment.

Sports/Outdoors

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is liberalizing existing sport fishing regulations by increasing the sockeye salmon bag and possession limits to 12 fish per day and 12 fish in possession in the Resurrection River and adjacent saltwaters of Resurrection Bay. These regulator…

The Kenai Watershed Forum (KWF) announced last week that Branden Bornemann will be leaving his position as executive director of the organization later this month. Created in 1997, KWF is a 501(c)(3) organization located in Soldotna that promotes healthy watersheds on the Kenai Peninsula.

The Pride of Seward has conquered again, this time in a new event. Less than one year after claiming an Olympic gold medal in the 100-meter breaststroke, 18-year-old swimming icon Lydia Jacoby is also emerging as a top contender in the longer 200-meter race. Jacoby took gold on May 22 at the…

Schools

Three Seward Elementary students have rocketed to PBS superstardom with their recent appearance on the nationally distributed animated children’s program "Molly of Denali," the first show of its kind to center around an Alaskan Native as its lead character. Season two, episode eight, ‘Sea Li…

8th Grade: Emerson Cross, Emily Anger*, Evelyn Bukac*, Grace Schaefermeyer*, Jennifer Fernandez*, Iver Gates, Lane Petersen, Lola Swanson*, Lucy Bamford*, Olive Johnson, Madeleine Haas*, Makena DesErmia*, Mason Elhard, Mikinley Williams, Pamela Hillestad, Sampson Antrim, Poppy Terry*, Olin L…

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

Eric Stephen Berg, also known as “Cat Man” died on June 1, 2022. He was found at peace at his home in his favorite chair. He was living at the…

Longtime Ninilchik and Seward resident Daniel E. Hamilton, 54, passed away unexpectedly on May 23, 2022, at his home in Seward.

Kelly Cynthia Smith, age 61, passed away at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage on April 14 from complications related to heart fail…

Features

As the birds migrate back into town, the snow melts, and leaves sprout, we finally see the arrival of summer. School is done for the year and your children are excited for some time off. Summer is a great time of year to keep the learning process going in hands-on ways. 

Opinion

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the businesses that have awarded me scholarships after graduating from Seward High School. …

If you know someone who worked as a substitute teacher this school year, please tell them thank you. I’m not sure if everyone in the community…