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The webinar by the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) webinar to solicit public comments on its planned improvement to the Lowell Creek flood diversion project is back to being held on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The webinar was scheduled originally for Oct. 20, then the Corps said it would be on Oct. 27…

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake 55 miles southeast of Sand Point has not resulted in a tsunami warning for the Seward Area. A warning has been issued for the western peninsula and other locations in the Gulf of Alaska and Aleutian Chain.

Delays on Lowell Point Road can be expected tomorrow between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. as crews will begin to clear dangerous rocks from the mountainside at the site of the recent rockslide. Special workers called scalers have been called in to ascend the cliff face and hang from ropes as they work …

Never again will Mike Warner wear mittens on a hunt. The 53-year-old Seward resident learned the hard way that when struggling under 400 pounds of angry grizzly, something as trivial as an ordinary glove can spell the difference between life and death. 

In the Seward City Council race Sue McClure maintains her seat on council receiving 222 votes. Liz DeMoss will join council having received 175 votes. Sean Corrigan finished third with 144 and Selma Casagranda received 58.

Around Town

The webinar by the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) webinar to solicit public comments on its planned improvement to the Lowell Creek flood diversion project is back to being held on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The webinar was scheduled originally for Oct. 20, then the Corps said it would be on Oct. 27…

Stop by the Seward Community Library Museum and pick up FREE craft/activity kits celebrating Alaska Book Week- available for all ages! Available October 10 - 23, while supplies last. New kits are available on 2nd and 4th Saturdays. Kits include coloring pages a craft, and a STEM activity for…

Coming every Wednesday evening in October, in partnership with Native Movement, Seward People for Peace is pleased to offer a webinar series on Allyship. Programs will take place 6-8 p.m.

Books Get Our Vote! Vote for your favorite book character! Voting is open Oct 19 - Nov 3, stop by during our open hours, Wed-Sat, 11am - 6pm! Special civics-themed craft kits available while supplies last. Stop by the Seward Community Library Museum and vote for your favorite book character …

“Waves Over Seward,” a movie about the 1964 earthquake plays daily at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Zudy’s Café, 501 Railway Avenue, next to the SeaLife Center. The event is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Seward Library.

Sports/Outdoors

Never again will Mike Warner wear mittens on a hunt. The 53-year-old Seward resident learned the hard way that when struggling under 400 pounds of angry grizzly, something as trivial as an ordinary glove can spell the difference between life and death. 

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…

Features

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In the fall of 1914, the talk in Seward covered everything from the Great War in Europe to which town would get the new government railroad. In 1915 Seward became the terminus of the Alaska Railroad, and life in our small town changed rapidly as thousands of newcomers began arriving in Alaska.

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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 …