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Effective Feb. 1, the Seward Independent Living Center will no longer offer half-price taxi vouchers to area seniors or those with disabilities. Though a blow to area seniors in need of transportation assistance, the announcement comes on the heels of a newly-implemented free bus service for…

Last Monday, the City Council struck down a motion to reconsider the failed transfer of a lease necessary to facilitate the $8.5 million sale of the Breeze Inn from current owner Juris Mindenbergs to prospective buyers Elliott Jackson and Toni Strauss. Though owned by Mindenbergs, the 100-ro…

On Monday, City Manager Janette Bower interviewed with the Soldotna City Council for the municipality’s city manager opening. One of four candidates under consideration, Bower joined the council via teleconference as part of a special session during which the candidates were questioned. The …

A longstanding tradition in the community of Moose Pass is being revived for 2023. After a multi-year hiatus that was ultimately extended by the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the Moose Pass Winter Rendezvous will return to Trail Lake this Saturday, January 28, beginning with a public cr…

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A longstanding tradition in the community of Moose Pass is being revived for 2023. After a multi-year hiatus that was ultimately extended by the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the Moose Pass Winter Rendezvous will return to Trail Lake this Saturday, January 28, beginning with a public cr…

Adult Open Archery Range starts on Tuesday, December 13 thru the end of March at the cruise ship terminal from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. No equipment is provided. Must have own bow and arrows. Crossbows are not allowed. Punch passes for archery can be purchased at Seward.recdesk.com under memberships…

Youth Open Archery Range starts on Tuesday, December 13 thru the end of March. At the cruise ship terminal at 6:15 - 7:30. Bring your own equipment or borrow SPR bows. Improve your archery skills. Crossbows are not allowed. The range will be supervised, but instruction is limited. The range …

If you have kids 0-5 at home, there will be an open gym time at the Moose Pass school. Starting January 11 and continuing each Wednesday 11-Noon. Any adult attending must have a current KPBSD volunteer application filled out and approved prior to attending. That can be completed online at ht…

Sports/Outdoors

On Dec. 10, swimmers from all over the peninsula converged on Seward for the annual Tsunami Swim Club Candy Cane Splash invitational swim meet. 130 kids of all ages, 68 of whom were Tsunami members, competed in swimming events ranging from backstroke to breaststroke and every style in betwee…

Kenai Fjords National Park opened the Exit Glacier Developed Area to off road snowmachine use on Tuesday, December 13. Open areas include, the Exit Glacier Road, a designated route through the Exit Glacier campground to Exit Creek, and the Exit Glacier outwash plain. Before heading out, all …

Local wrestlers scored well at the ASAA Kachemak tournament last week at Anchorage Christian School placing the Seward team in fifth place for the tournament with 119 points. 

Schools

Local wrestlers scored well at the ASAA Kachemak tournament last week at Anchorage Christian School placing the Seward team in fifth place for the tournament with 119 points. 

For the first time in the history of Seward High School, the Seahawk boys swim team has closed the season as co-runners-up to the state champions, an honor shared with Eagle River High School. Earned at the 2022 state championship swim meet at Bartlett High School in Anchorage on Saturday, t…

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

Quentin ‘Ken’ Carr did not want to leave this life. He loved his family, his home, and the simple pleasures of life like a coffee date with hi…

Features

North of the village of Hughes, in frigid, sluggish water, dim blue light penetrates two feet of lake ice. The ice has a quarter-size hole, maintained by a stream of methane bubbles. Every few minutes, a brutish little fish swims up, turns to sip air, and peels back to the dank.

ow crops without using soil. To do this, soil is replaced with a material that supports the roots of the plants, which grow directly in nutrient-rich water.

Dan Joling of Anchorage was set to photograph the full moon rising over the Port of Anchorage on Jan. 6, 2023. His research told him the moon would pop over the horizon at a certain number of degrees from north. Guided by the compass feature on his iPhone, Joling aimed his camera that way.

Opinion

He Will Provide, Inc. food pantry would like to thank the community of Seward for the very generous donations and contributions given in 2022.…