Seward

Flyer for drive-thru event.

Seward Community Health Center offering drive-thru COVID testing

Testing will be conducted throughout December

 

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.

 

(City of Seward)

Applications open for vacant Seward City Council seat

Dale Butts resigned in August

 

(City of Seward)

Flood, high wind watches issued for Seward

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

(City of Seward)
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)
Borough begins repairs after Seward flooding

Borough begins repairs after Seward flooding

Borough crews have begun repairing Seward roads inundated by two storm systems that dumped inches of rain over the peninsula last week. Crews did an… Continue reading

Borough begins repairs after Seward flooding
Lori Landstrom, left, and Tara Riemer, right, of Sustainable Seward create reusable shopping bags out of donated shirts during the Seward Music and Arts Festival on Sunday. Sustainable Seward is a grassroots organization working to raise awareness and implement solutions for waste reduction and recycling in the Seward area. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Festival brings music, art to Seward

The Seward Music and Arts Festival celebrated the end of a busy summer season with a Rockwell Kent-inspired weekend of live music and performances After… Continue reading

Lori Landstrom, left, and Tara Riemer, right, of Sustainable Seward create reusable shopping bags out of donated shirts during the Seward Music and Arts Festival on Sunday. Sustainable Seward is a grassroots organization working to raise awareness and implement solutions for waste reduction and recycling in the Seward area. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)
Dixon, a male sea otter pup, is pictured in this undated photo provided by the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska. Dixon was found dehydrated, malnourished and barely responsive in Homer in August. (Photo courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)

Dixon the sea otter continues recovery

Dixon the male sea otter pup is continuing his recovery at the Alaska SeaLife Center two months after he was found in Homer — dehydrated,… Continue reading

Dixon, a male sea otter pup, is pictured in this undated photo provided by the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska. Dixon was found dehydrated, malnourished and barely responsive in Homer in August. (Photo courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)
This photo from the Resurrection Bay Historical Society and submitted to the Kenai Peninsula Borough shows Mary Lowell, one of the original homesteaders in Seward. Two local Seward residents have proposed naming two peaks on the east side of Resurrection Bay, one of which would be named for Mary Lowell. (Photo courtesy the Resurrection Bay Historical Society/Kenai Peninsula Borough)

Assembly backs request to name two Seward mountains

Two mountain peaks east of Seward may soon bear names honoring the city’s past. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved a resolution supporting naming two… Continue reading

This photo from the Resurrection Bay Historical Society and submitted to the Kenai Peninsula Borough shows Mary Lowell, one of the original homesteaders in Seward. Two local Seward residents have proposed naming two peaks on the east side of Resurrection Bay, one of which would be named for Mary Lowell. (Photo courtesy the Resurrection Bay Historical Society/Kenai Peninsula Borough)

Borough and municipalities contest revenue changes

Editor's note: This story has been changed to correct Soldotna's yearly sales tax revenue.  City managers from around the Kenai Peninsula said Kenai Peninsula Borough… Continue reading