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News

According to a release from the City of Seward, a third case of the Coronavirus has been reported in Seward. The case is currently being investigated by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. No other information has been made available other than the positive test was confirme…

The City of Seward is reporting that a second individual in Seward has tested positive for the Coronavirus. The case is listed as “under investigation,” meaning it is not known if contact with the virus was travel related or happened locally.

Is there a sanitizer for the brain? Yes. Prayer, meditation, yoga, music, laughter, nature. Whatever healthy and legal activity brings pleasure to the mind can relax the brain and the body. My miniature paradise is a steamy cup of cinnamon tea, a blanket, and a book. What is your brain bliss? 

Around Town

The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is closed until further notice to help protect our community from the further spread of novel coronavirus. During the closure, the center will offer free virtual visits of ASLC for the public to experience and learn more about Alaska’s marine wildlife online.

Overnight parking is prohibited on Fourth and Fifth avenues between Adams Street and Railway Avenue and on Third Avenue between Monroe and Railway on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for street cleaning. The east side of the road will be done on Tuesdays and the west side on Wednesdays. 

Sports/Outdoors

Seward High School junior Sam Paperman finished his first Mid-Distance dogsled race on Feb. 8, the Willow Junior 100 Sled Dog Race. The race attracted 12 mushers, aged 12 to 17. Sixteen-year-old Paperman finished seventh in the two-day race. Paperman’s final time to mush the 100 miles was 11…

The Urbach's Youth Basketball League has a coach shortage and needs your help to help ensure an awesome season! All levels of coaching are welcomed and some guidance will be provided. If interested, please call 224-4054 for details on how to sign up! A coaching application is available here.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) Division of Sport Fish has published the 2020 Season King Salmon Outlooks for the Deshka River and Kenai River early and late runs. The preseason forecast total run for the Deshka River is 10,570 king salmon which is within the biological es…

The Seahawks Boys and Girls Basketball teams kicked off their season by giving back to the community recently at Mountain Haven. They spent some time with the elders making Christmas ornaments, putting up and decorating Christmas trees, and hanging lights up in the outside patios. Our gracio…

Schools

Wendy Willis led a writing workshop with Jennifer Swander’s sophomore class at Seward High School on March 4.  Willis introduced a specially-crafted essay written by Jesmyn Ward, which opened up new perspectives and techniques with writing. 

The first local restrictions as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) were taken by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District yesterday. The district announced on March 12 that students will not return to school on Monday as scheduled following this week’s spring break.

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

John Storrs French (aka Jessie), 71, passed away in his home in Seward, on Jan. 24, 2020. John was born Jan. 17, 1949, in Philadelphia, Pennsy…

Features

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One-hundred-two years ago, a strain of influenza virus spread across the globe, eventually reaching Brevig Mission in Alaska. Five days after the flu hit the Seward Peninsula, 72 of the 80 villagers in Brevig Mission were dead.

Eat Right, Bite by Bite! That’s the theme of National Nutrition Month this year. Make March the month to try and focus on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

Opinion

As our nation and the world experiences the life-altering impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic, I wanted to take a moment to speak to you…

The last few decades have been a whirlwind. Globalization has redrawn boundaries we've long lived by and counted on. Technology has transforme…

‘Tis the time of the year to give thanks and praise. The community of Seward deserves much praise for the caring giving spirit it displays to …