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.

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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. 

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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.

The temporary restraining order against the City of Seward’s demolition efforts at the historic Jesse Lee Home expired at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 30 after the preservation non-profit Friends of Jesse Lee Home (FLJH) failed to post the $536,720.73 bond required to convert the restraining order to an …

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Next Wednesday and Thursday the Southcentral Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council (SASRAC) will meet via teleconference to discuss a proposed change in the designation of the Moose Pass community from nonrural to rural. The change in designation could potentially carry the privilege …

The Seward-Bear Creek Flood Service Area board has one seat coming open Oct 6. Anyone interested in applying for the seat may do so on the Borough’s online application portal. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible. The Board would like to fill the seat at the October 13 Assemb…

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Captain Dale Butts recently retired after 30 years as a volunteer with the Seward Fire Department (SFD). Over his 30 years he has responded to over 1,000 calls for service to the community said Janis Melvin, administrator for the department. Whether it be a wreck, fire, medical emergency, or…

According to the City of Seward, Lowell Point Road is currently closed and will likely be closed through sometime tomorrow. An exact time of when public works will be able to get the road open again was not available.

The Seward Chamber of Commerce is seeking community input for its upcoming Winter Weekends initiative. Though much of the city begins to slow down as winter sets in, the Chamber has begun the early stages of planning year-round weekend events for visitors and residents alike.

On Sept. 19 the newly constructed Gateway Hotel played host to the viewing of a new portrait of Dorothy Urbach by artist Susan Swiderski. The Seward Community Library Association (SCLA) commissioned the painting to honor Urbach, who, in her 93 years, has achieved living legend status as a pa…

A superior court judge has granted a conditional injunction against the City of Seward’s demolition efforts at the site of the historic Jesse Lee Home. Judge Lance Joanis ruled yesterday that the current restraining order against the city be replaced by a preliminary injunction if the non-pr…

A jumper on the Chugach Electric power line to Seward failed at around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning, causing power outages throughout the city. Crews were notified, and power was restored at around 5 a.m. via city generators. Senior Power Plant Operator Asa Turner maintained the generators until C…

In 1918, New York artist Rockwell Kent and his nine-year-old son embarked on an adventure to Fox Island that would provide the inspiration for much of Kent’s most celebrated work. An upcoming short film by Alaskan filmmaker Eric Downs and his team at Downstream Films seeks to depict Kent’s a…

The fate of the historic Jesse Lee Home remains uncertain after yesterday’s hearing on a proposed injunction against the City of Seward’s demolition efforts at the site. The non-profit Friends of Jesse Lee Home (FJLH) is seeking to convert the current restraining order to an injunction, allo…

The Seward Chamber of Commerce continues its ongoing $5 Subway gift card giveaway for U.S. Census participants at the Seward Community Library and Museum. To be eligible, participants may bring census confirmation numbers or printed confirmation pages to the library. Additionally, the librar…

On Tuesday Superior Court Judge Lance Joanis granted a hearing on the injunction sought by the Friends of Jesse Lee Home (FJLH) against the City of Seward. The order comes one week after the FJLH raised the $72,000 bond required to extend the restraining order preventing the city from taking…

The City of Seward has taken delivery of 18 new dumpsters. The city council approved the acquisition on April 13 to replace the dumpsters previously rented from Alaska Waste. Harbormaster Norm Regis said the move away from rented dumpsters promises to save the city thousands over time. 

The Seward Community Library & Museum is excited to announce a new window display all about American artist and author Rockwell Kent’s book “Wilderness: A Journal of Quiet Adventure in Alaska.” Kent’s book celebrates 100 years since its original publication in 1920.

On Wednesday the Friends of Jesse Lee Home (FJLH) posted the $72,000 bond necessary to keep their restraining order against the city of Seward. The order prevents the city from taking further action to demolish the remaining structures on the site of the historic Jesse Lee Home, the birthpla…

On Tuesday, Superior Court Judge Lance Joanis gave the non-profit Friends of Jesse Lee Home (FJLH) 24 hours to post $72,000 in order to preserve a restraining order preventing demolition of the historic Jesse Lee Home site.

Those wishing to obtain new or temporary water, sewer, or electric service from the City of Seward must make requests for service connections no later than September 25, and must have paid all fees and be ready to receive service by October 16. Work orders and requests received after Septemb…

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved an agreement on Tuesday between the Bear Creek and Lowell Point Volunteer Fire Departments that could significantly reduce response times for firefighters providing aid to their neighboring jurisdiction. Under the terms of the automatic aid agree…

On July 7, Seward City Manager Scott Meszaros submitted a resume and letter of interest for the position of Matanuska-Susitna Borough Manager. The submission came 14 months after Meszaros first assumed his city manager post in Seward. 

After reaching its $2 million goal to avoid permanent closure, the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) continues fundraising efforts with the announcement of a new donation matching campaign and an upcoming charity event. 

For the first time in the history of the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC), five seals have been released together. On Aug. 27, the center released five seals at Kenai North Beach. In additional to the five seals released on Thursday, a harbor seal pup was released near Juneau on Aug. 20.

Rockwell Kent, painter, printmaker, illustrator, writer, sailor, adventurer and voyager was honored at this year’s Founders’ Day celebration on Aug. 28 at the Branson Pavilion. Writer and historian Doug Capra presented information about Kent’s stay in Seward and on Fox Island on the 100th an…

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has adopted an emergency order limiting the waterfowl bag limit statewide to a daily bag limit of two birds with a maximum of six birds in possession. The department says the change is a result in changes to federal regulations and is expected to be mad…

The US Navy has awarded Seward Shipyard the repair contract for the Powhatan-class fleet ocean tug USNS Sioux (T-ATF-171). JAG Industrial and Marine Services won the bid at $4.2 million, with provisions for another $1.3 million inclusive of options. JAG Executive Vice President Tim Jagielski…

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…

Last week the city council approved a contract to proceed with the demolition of the historic Jesse Lee Home on Swetmann Ave. The city awarded the bid to Coldfoot Environmental Services in the amount of $484,940 for “hazardous material removal, salvage of materials, and site demolition.” The…

Providence Health and Services Alaska and Providence Alaska Foundation are offering $200,000 in grants for community-based organizations in Seward that address the community health needs Providence identified in it’s 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment to help meet Providence’s value of, …

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. 

On Aug. 17, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce appointed Richard Brackin as Chief of the Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department. Brackin, a Montgomery, Ala. Native, assumes the role after serving as acting fire chief since outgoing chief Connie Bacon’s departure earlier this year on …

With the success of its recent fund-matching campaign, the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) has now raised the $2 million necessary to prevent its closure at the end of September. A dollar-for-dollar $100,000 donation was made through a partnership between Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Royal C…

As the midday harbor alarm signaled the close of the 65th annual Silver Salmon Derby on Sunday, Anchorage’s David Frenier took home the $10,000 grand prize for heaviest fish. The 13.61-pound silver, which Frenier caught off the southern coast of Montague Island, managed to hold on to the top…

Primary elections for state and federal offices will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

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. 

Beginning Aug. 11 new requirements have been issued for travelers coming into Alaska except those traveling under a critical infrastructure plan that has been approved by the state.

According to a press release from the City of Seward, an employee at the OBI Seafoods plant in Seward sought medical attention at Providence Seward Medical Center recently and tested positive for coronavirus. The care at Providence was unrelated to the virus.

If you are located in the Seward coastal area, move inland to higher ground. Tsunami warnings mean that a tsunami with significant inundation is possible or is already occurring. Tsunamis are a series of waves dangerous many hours after initial arrival time. The first wave may not be the largest.

At an emergency meeting last night, the Seward City Council passed an emergency ordinance requiring the use of facemasks within city limits when in buildings open to the public. The ordinance was passed in response to the recent increase in the number of positive test results for the coronav…

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.