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Next Monday, March 27, as part of its consent agenda, the City Council is set to approve Resolution 2023-038, accepting the resignation of City Clerk Brenda Ballou and setting the terms for her departure from city employment. Notice of Ballou’s resignation was circulated from the clerk’s off…

Last Monday, at the March 13 meeting of the City Council, City Planning Assistant Selena Soto demonstrated new interactive maps of the city cemetery, built from all available data and now online for public use through the city’s website. The culmination of decades of effort by various city e…

In an effort to renew its commitment to risk reduction, the Seward Fire Department has organized a Community Risk Reduction Unit, consisting of the department’s current building official, in charge of building permits and inspection of all new construction and remodels requiring city permits…

Around Town

Tuesday, March 28, 5:30-7 p.m. Seward Properties and Residential Mortgages, LLC will hold a home buying workshop at the Seward Community Library. The guest speaker will be Sr. Loan Originator Kristin Harding with Residential Mortgages.

Seward High School will host an Easter Egg Hunt at the school on Saturday, April 8. Times are infants 11-11:15 a.m., 5–8-year-olds 11:15-11:30 a.m., and 9 and up 11:30-11:45 a.m. The event is scheduled to be held on the football field but will be moved into the gymnasium in the event of incl…

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

The Lost Lake Run Lottery opens April 1 at 6 a.m. The lottery will be open through midnight April 4. The Lost Lake Run will be held Saturday August 26. The race entry fee is a non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is available at https://lostlakerun907.wpengine.com. Please be cer…

On Saturday, the Seward Nordic Ski Club (SNSC) will celebrate a new 50-year special land use permit (SLUP) to extend its use of the 95-acre Mile 12 Ski Divide Area. The culmination of three years’ work by SNSC Board Member Linda Lasota, the club’s unprecedented agreement with the Alaska Depa…

The Seward State Parks Citizen Advisory Board, along with the Kachemak Bay State Park and the Kenai River Special Management Area Advisory Boards, are seeking volunteers for the respective boards.

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…

Schools

On Tuesday, concerned Sewardites packed the local Legislative Information Office (LIO) as the Alaska House of Representatives Education Committee heard testimony from educators, students, and parents across the state on House Bill 65, which would increase the Base Student Allocation (BSA) fo…

The Seward High School swimming pool, also home to the Seward Tsunami Swim Club, is facing closure along with a number of pools and extracurricular activities throughout the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD). At issue are state education funding shortfalls that are threatening …

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

Alan Lee Haskins, 56, of Seward, passed away on March 7, 2023, after an ongoing battle with heart failure. He was born December 17, 1966, in t…

Features

CREAMER’S FIELD – Five scientists have padded their way on snowshoes into the middle of this frozen swamp in Fairbanks. They are here to measure the pillowy, perfect snowpack that has fallen here since last October.

In spring of 1946, five men stationed at the Scotch Cap lighthouse had reasons to be happy. World War II was over. They had survived. Their lonely Coast Guard assignment on Unimak Is-land would be over in a few months.

Opinion

For those of you that will be voting to sell or retain Seward’s electric utility, here are a few of my thoughts and observations. I feel somew…