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Pets of the Week Hans and Franz, as seen Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, at the Homer Animal Shelter in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Alaska Mindful Paws)

Seward to begin work on new animal shelter

The need to rebuild the city’s existing animal shelter was first identified by the city in its 1999 strategic plan.

 

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Seward advances with new city manager candidate

The council voiced their unanimous support for Janette Bower on Monday

 

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Computer rendering of the Rocky Coast Discovery Pool exhibit opening at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward spring 2021.

SeaLife Center to unveil revamped touch pool

The exhibit has been in development since 2017

 

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Seward to interview city manager finalists Thursday

The council considered seven applications before selecting finalists

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Seward to launch shop local program

Shoppers may submit as many receipts as is necessary to reach $200.

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Flyer for drive-thru event.
Flyer for drive-thru event.
Todd Brewer (photo courtesy of Sarah Adelmann Spanos)

Seward mourning ‘Hot Rod’ Todd Brewer

The beloved school activities bus driver died on Dec. 3 from COVID-19 complications.

Todd Brewer (photo courtesy of Sarah Adelmann Spanos)
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Flood, high wind watches issued for Seward

The flood watch is in effect for Seward and Bear Creek through Sunday afternoon.

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Silver salmon hang in the Seward Boat Harbor during the 2018 Seward Silver Salmon Derby. (Photo courtesy of Seward Chamber of Commerce)

‘Fish on’

Silver Salmon Derby pushes forward despite pandemic

Silver salmon hang in the Seward Boat Harbor during the 2018 Seward Silver Salmon Derby. (Photo courtesy of Seward Chamber of Commerce)
Resurrection Bay is photographed from Seward, Alaska, in March, 2018. (Staff/Peninsula Clarion)

96 seafood workers in Seward test positive for COVID-19

The outbreak was identified when an employee at OBI Seafoods tested positive on Sunday.

Resurrection Bay is photographed from Seward, Alaska, in March, 2018. (Staff/Peninsula Clarion)
A rescued harbor seal pups is seen at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward in this undated photo. (Courtesy Chloe Rossman/Alaska SeaLife Center)

SeaLife Center on life support?

The aquarium is expecting a decline in visitor revenue of nearly 70% this year.

A rescued harbor seal pups is seen at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward in this undated photo. (Courtesy Chloe Rossman/Alaska SeaLife Center)
The Alaska SeaLife Center’s touch tank can be seen here in this undated photo in Seward, Alaska, and an ASLC staff member can be seen wearing a mask as part of their current health and safety protocols. (Photo courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)

SeaLife Center reopens

The center had been operating on a limited, reservation-only basis.

The Alaska SeaLife Center’s touch tank can be seen here in this undated photo in Seward, Alaska, and an ASLC staff member can be seen wearing a mask as part of their current health and safety protocols. (Photo courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)
A member of the Alaska SeaLife Center’s Wildlife Response Team holds the newest addition to the SeaLife Center, a male otter pup, in this undated photo. (Courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)

SeaLife Center welcomes rescued otter pup

The 2-week-old otter pup was found on a beach surrounded by birds with snowballs embedded in his fur

A member of the Alaska SeaLife Center’s Wildlife Response Team holds the newest addition to the SeaLife Center, a male otter pup, in this undated photo. (Courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)
Cruise ship visitors gather for their tours on the Seawalk in Juneau on Sept. 13, 2017. (File photo)

Court ruling could impact peninsula cruise ports

A decision in a long-fought court case between the cruise industry and Juneau could have local ramifications for Seward, Homer and other cruise ports in… Continue reading

Cruise ship visitors gather for their tours on the Seawalk in Juneau on Sept. 13, 2017. (File photo)
USCG takes over F/V Nordic Viking clean up in Seward

USCG takes over F/V Nordic Viking clean up in Seward

The United States Coast Guard is taking charge of cleaning up fuel released in the Seward Harbor after the F/V Nordic Viking sank last Sunday.… Continue reading

USCG takes over F/V Nordic Viking clean up in Seward
Fishing vessel sinks in Seward Harbor

Fishing vessel sinks in Seward Harbor

A fishing vessel in the Seward Harbor has leaked an unknown amount of marine diesel and other petroleum products after sinking Sunday. The F/V Nordic… Continue reading

Fishing vessel sinks in Seward Harbor
The R/V Sikuliaq’s Third Mate Arthur Levine scans the entire vessel on Nov. 27 for safety concerns before the ship departs for Seattle via the Gulf of Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

R/V Sikuliaq connects scientists to a sea of research

After over a month spent docked in Seward, the R/V Sikuliaq set sail last Wednesday. The vibrant blue-hulled, 261-foot oceanographic research vessel left on a… Continue reading

The R/V Sikuliaq’s Third Mate Arthur Levine scans the entire vessel on Nov. 27 for safety concerns before the ship departs for Seattle via the Gulf of Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)
Good Buds store manager Brandon Mason, from left, and owners Charles Spalding and Jared Wallace mark the grand opening of the first retail cannabis store on the eastern Kenai Peninsula. Tekoa Wallace of Hawaii is also a part owner of the business. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Eastern peninsula welcomes retail cannabis

As of Saturday morning, the eastern Kenai Peninsula has a retail cannabis shop. Just a half hour after opening the doors, the employees of Good… Continue reading

Good Buds store manager Brandon Mason, from left, and owners Charles Spalding and Jared Wallace mark the grand opening of the first retail cannabis store on the eastern Kenai Peninsula. Tekoa Wallace of Hawaii is also a part owner of the business. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)
The Alaska SeaLife Center first installed a heat pump energy system in 2011 and has been operating with 98 percent renewable heat since about 2016. (Photo courtesy of the Alaska SeaLife Center)

Seward looks to geothermal energy

The city of Seward is looking to emulate the Alaska SeaLife Center and heat city buildings using seawater from Resurrection Bay. With the approval of… Continue reading

The Alaska SeaLife Center first installed a heat pump energy system in 2011 and has been operating with 98 percent renewable heat since about 2016. (Photo courtesy of the Alaska SeaLife Center)