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Conflicting numbers from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and the City of Seward both indicate an increase in the number of positive cases of coronavirus in Seward.

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The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services announced today the fourth positive case for coronavirus in Seward this. The numbers are through midnight last night and bring the total number of cases for Seward residents to eight.

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Health officials have announced three new positive tests for the corona virus in Seward in the past two days. One new case was reported for Wednesday, and two for Thursday. These three cases bring the total number of cases associated with Seward residents to seven. Only the tree most recent …

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Denali National Park and Preserve (Denali) is moving into the 2020 summer season and increasing the opening of park facilities while monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, said park officials. This year, in addition to the normal services and road lottery, select days will be available to drive t…

The Alaska State Council on the Arts, the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation, the Atwood Foundation, and Rasmuson Foundation have partnered to create the Alaska Arts and Culture Emergency Relief (ACERF) COVID-19 Grant Program.

The National Park Service reported on Friday that an aggressive moose charged a park visitor and was shot and wounded by the visitor on June 6. The incident took place on the Harding Icefield Trail above the second bridge and below Marmot Meadows. After the incident park officials closed the…

The US Forest Service has determined it will not be issuing any recreational event permits for the remainder of 2020, forcing the cancellation of the Lost Lake Run.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) reports fishing is good in First Lake which has been stocked with rainbow trout. ADF&G recommends the lake as a great location to take kids.

The Seward City Council authorized City Manager Scott Meszaros to proceed with applying for a grant from the State of Alaska to replace the G, K, and L floats. The City had a study completed to assess the condition of the floats, and following the recommendation of the Port and Commerce Advi…

After local residents voiced concerns of a sea otter in Resurrection Bay with a zip tie around his paw, the Alaska Sea Life Center (ASLC) was finally able to capture the animal on May 25. The animal has appropriately been named Zippy.

The Seward City Council has scheduled two special meetings to address the COVID-19 pandemic and to interview law firms to represent the City.

The Department of Corrections (DOC) reports that an inmate at Spring Creek Correctional Center died Saturday. According to information provided by the department, 41-year-old Christopher Rogers was found nonresponsive in his housing unit sometime Saturday afternoon.

Little information is available about a fourth case of COVID-19 attributed to a Seward resident other than the individual was tested in another location and is being quarantined in that community. Information is not available on when the individual was last in Seward.

Icicle Seafoods and Ocean Beauty Seafoods have merged their wild salmon and Gulf of Alaska groundfish operations. The new company will be named OBI Seafoods LLC.

Living in Seward since 1982, Cedar Bourgeois has made herself known to the community for more than one achievement. If her seven Mount Marathon titles aren’t enough, her delightful coffee shop in the harbor most certainly is.

To the joy of locals and visitors alike, Resurrect Art Coffee House and Gallery officially opened a new bakery on May 17. A soft opening took place the weekend prior where delicious baked goods were given out to customers.

Charlotte Davenport, 27 years-of-age, of Seward has escaped from custody according to the Seward Police Department. Little information is available, but Davenport apparently escaped from custody while at Seward Providence Medical Center.

The Mount Marathon Race Committee has cancelled the 2020 running of the 93rd Mount Marathon Race. The 93rd running is set for 2021.

In response to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the State of Alaska and in support of federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Kenai Fjords National Park is adapting park operations to limited and strategic locations whe…

It has been almost two months since I returned from my week in Reykjavik, Iceland, where I attended the Sixth Annual Planet Youth Conference. I initially meant to record every experience and lesson so I could share it, but instead found COVID-19 too distracting. Now that things have slowed d…

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. 

In a continued effort to gauge COVID-19’s impact on Seward and its community members, the Seward Chamber of Commerce is conducting a survey and asking community members and businesses to input their sentiment. The survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M7P732T and there will b…

Remember how terrible last summer's wildfires were – the smoky skies, the traffic jams, the evacuations, the damaged homes and property? Now, imagine having to battle such fires while fighting the coronavirus at the same time!

Late on a cold Tuesday in January, a plane evacuating 201 Americans from Wuhan, China landed in Anchorage. Each passenger was screened for COVID-19 and sent on their way to California. 

Te Seward Fire Department celebrated another successful year of serving the community at its annual awards banquet Wednesday April 22. Due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19, this year’s banquet was unique in that it was held entirely online via Zoom. Every year we honor the brave…

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. 

Providence Seward Medical Center raised $24,440 for Seward’s He Will Provide Food Bank during a four-day fundraising drive over the weekend. Providence Hospitals offered to match donations, up to a total of $50,000, for food banks through the Providence Alaska Foundation.

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. 

A partnership with the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Human Services, Sew and Bee Cozy Fabrics, the Seward Senior Center, and Seward area quilters and community sewers will produce 3,000 cloth masks. Mask kits will be available starting April 18 at Sew and Bee Cozy, 211 Fourth Avenue.

The Alaska Division of Forestry (DOF) will suspend all burn permits – both small- and large-scale – effective at midnight on April 30, in anticipation of the impacts of COVID-19 on Alaska’s wildland firefighting resources this summer.

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) Board at its March meeting in Anchorage unanimously approved two resolutions that improve funding options which will provide access to capital for work at the Seward Shipyard. Both changes expand funding through the Alaska Ship H…

JAG Alaska, the operator of the Seward Shipyard at the Seward Marine Industrial Complex, says it is taking steps to keep the shipyard open during the COVID-19 pandemic. The shipyard is a critical infrastructure for the Alaska transportation system.

Based on continuing assessments of guidance from federal, state and local health authorities, the U.S. Census Bureau is suspending 2020 Census field operations for two additional weeks to April 15, 2020. The Census Bureau is taking this step to help protect the health and safety of the Ameri…

According to the World Health Organization, coronavirus is a family of viruses common in people and animals. It has caused such diseases as MERS and SARS. The current strain of coronavirus causes a disease known as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 later named COVID-19.