News

The city may have to spend as much as 10 percent of its cash reserves to cover expenses budgeted for the current two-year cycle, Interim City Manager Jeff Bridges told the City Council at a work session on Friday. 

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. 

There is only one more week of movies until Thanksgiving, so you will only get one more opportunity to make a contribution to the He Will Provide Food Bank (3 pounds of nonperishable food or $6) and get in FREE to a movie! We are really delighted to have been able to raise $63 and 189 pounds…

Almost 15 percent of Seward’s year-round population lives behind the security doors and barbed wire at Spring Creek Correctional Center. Fully four hundred of Seward’s 2,700 residents are prisoners, many serving sentences for violent crimes.

The Seward City Council took the advice of Interim City Manager Jeff Bridges on Friday, agreeing to hire a firm to locate a new permanent city manager. Bridges took the helm in September as a temporary measure after the departure of former city manager Jim Hunt, and the council is beginning …

Around Town

Join community members, staff, and inmates in a town hall style meeting on Nov. 12 The doors open at 5 p.m., and the event begins at 6 p.m. That first hour will give people time to mingle and look at the jewelry and gifts the inmates make, which will be available for sale during the event. E…

Join us at the Senior Center for Silly Strings and bring your string instrument to share with others, American folk and bluegrass music. The First and Third Wednesday of each month at  12:30 p.m. The public is welcomed to join.

A Town Hall meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 5-7 p.m. at the Council Chambers. The topic of the meeting will be The City of Seward short term rental requirements. If you would like assistance obtaining information about your property, please contact your Community Developments Of…

Sports/Outdoors

Seward High School freshman Lydia Jacoby broke the girls 100-meter breaststroke record on Friday, with a time of 1:03.68 during the preliminaries at the Alaska State Activities Association State Swim and Dive Championships. 

The Seward High School Seahawks lost the final home football game of the season 38–0 against the Houston High School Hawks. After a promising beginning in which the Seahawks drove to within five yards of a touchdown, Houston rallied, keeping the Seahawks on the defensive for most of the game.

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will hold its 2018 trapping orientation class and snaring seminar on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Refuge Environmental Education Center on Ski Hill Road in Soldotna.

Schools

Students and teachers at William H. Seward Elementary School put on an annual veteran’s appreciation show Friday at the school library, complete with songs, poems, anthems and decorations. The school invited area veterans and active-duty service members to attend.

Seward High School freshman Lydia Jacoby broke the girls 100-meter breaststroke record on Friday, with a time of 1:03.68 during the preliminaries at the Alaska State Activities Association State Swim and Dive Championships. 

The Snow River String Band, Seward’s home-grown bluegrass band, delighted the audience at a party held Friday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Seward Senior Center. 

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

Dovie Lee Horton, age 62, passed away unexpectedly on October 14, 2018 from a sudden heart attack in her home in Seward, Alaska.

Leonard A. Benjamin (80) died of natural causes on September 11th, 2018; at his home outside of Dillon Montana. A private memorial will be hel…

Terrance S. LeClair, 58, of Seward, formerly of Browns Valley, Minn., passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday, August 31, 2018. The fa…

Features

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Uma Bhatt remembers summers in Fairbanks when she could open a package of crackers, leave it unsealed, and find them in a near-identical state a few weeks later. Those crackers now seem to lose their snap in just a few days.

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The magnificent creature was fooled by vocal plumbing — similar to its own but much smaller — imitating the groan of a receptive female. The bull moose grunted twice, then strode through spruce trees at the far side of a river. Brushing branches away with its antlers, it emerged, expecting t…

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Stone spear points from Serpentine Hot Springs on the Seward Peninsula hint that ancient people may have migrated northward between ice sheets from warmer parts of America, bringing their technology with them.

Opinion

After 24 years, Seward Acupuncture Clinic will be closing on Dec. 1, 2018. I want to thank everyone for giving me the privilege to work with y…

The Seward Seahawks Athletic Booster Club would like to thank our donors and volunteers for their help. SSABC hosted snacks for the Harbormast…

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Department would like to thank Alaska Waste for their strong community support during the recent (and …