Seward

Randy Wells

Wells to fill Seward council vacancy

He was appointed after the council reached a standstill on another candidate.

 

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly President Brent Johnson presides over a meeting of the assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Assembly considers nixing in-person meetings in Homer, Seward

Members discussed if the meetings were necessary with public Zoom access available.

 

The Seward welcome sign is photographed in July 2021. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Seward vice mayor and council member resigns

The council accept the resignation of Tony Baclaan during its Monday night meeting.

 

A male sea otter from Kasilof admitted to the Alaska SeaLife Center’s Wildlife Response Program. (Photo courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)

Sea otter pup rescued from Kasilof

The otter pup was determined to be malnourished and dehydrated.

A male sea otter from Kasilof admitted to the Alaska SeaLife Center’s Wildlife Response Program. (Photo courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)
Cindy Ecklund is running for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly’s east peninsula seat. (courtesy photo)
Cindy Ecklund is running for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly’s east peninsula seat. (courtesy photo)
Kenn Carpenter is running for reelection to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly’s east peninsula seat. (Courtesy photo)
Kenn Carpenter is running for reelection to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly’s east peninsula seat. (Courtesy photo)
Michael Calhoon is running for a seat on the Seward City Council in Seward, Alaska. (courtesy photo)
Michael Calhoon is running for a seat on the Seward City Council in Seward, Alaska. (courtesy photo)
Downtown Seward, Alaska, is seen on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)
Downtown Seward, Alaska, is seen on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)
The Alaska SeaLife Center in downtown Seward is seen on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

SeaLife Center restarts marine learning classes for kids

“Small Fry School” can be livestreamed on the SeaLife Center’s YouTube channel.

The Alaska SeaLife Center in downtown Seward is seen on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
Randy Wells is running for the Seward City Council in the 2021 municipal elections in Seward, Alaska. (Photo via City of Seward)
Randy Wells is running for the Seward City Council in the 2021 municipal elections in Seward, Alaska. (Photo via City of Seward)
John Osenga stands in the Seward Community Library & Museum on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 in Seward, Alaska. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
John Osenga stands in the Seward Community Library & Museum on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 in Seward, Alaska. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Leighton Radner stands in the Seward Community Library & Museum on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 in Seward, Alaska. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Leighton Radner stands in the Seward Community Library & Museum on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 in Seward, Alaska. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Downtown Seward, Alaska is seen on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

Seward moves ahead with sidewalk repair

The phase addresses sidewalks on the west side of Fifth Avenue, from Washington Street to Adams Street.

Downtown Seward, Alaska is seen on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
A sign welcomes visitors on July 7, 2021, in Seward, Alaska. Due to a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, school in Seward and other areas of the eastern peninsula switched to universal indoor masking this week. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
A sign welcomes visitors on July 7, 2021, in Seward, Alaska. Due to a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, school in Seward and other areas of the eastern peninsula switched to universal indoor masking this week. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Olympic gold medalist Lydia Jacoby waves to the crowd in Seward during a celebratory parade on Aug. 5.

Jacoby honored by Seward City Council

The 17-year-old, a senior at Seward High School, won a gold medal for Team USA at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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Olympic gold medalist Lydia Jacoby waves to the crowd in Seward during a celebratory parade on Aug. 5.
The United States’ women’s 4x100-meter medley relay team, Regan Smith, Lydia Jacoby, Torri Huske and Abbey Weitzeil, celebrates at the podium after winning the silver medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Jacoby honored with resolution, parade

Jacoby, 17, is a rising senior at Seward High School and won a gold medal for Team USA.

The United States’ women’s 4x100-meter medley relay team, Regan Smith, Lydia Jacoby, Torri Huske and Abbey Weitzeil, celebrates at the podium after winning the silver medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Promotional material (City of Seward)

Seward offers $50 gift cards to those getting the COVID-19 vaccine

Participating businesses include Harbor Street Creamery, Resurrect Art Coffee House, Forests, Tides Treasures and the Seward Alehouse, among others.

Promotional material (City of Seward)
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Seward to spend cruise grant funds on community child care

Seward was one of six Alaskan communities Norwegian Cruise Line awarded money

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Seward plans COVID recovery money for city’s lost revenue

While the city does not know exactly how much it will receive through ARPA, estimates suggest it will be between about $500,000 and $600,000.

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Logo for Alaska Department of Motor Vehicles (doa.alaska.gov)

Seward DMV reopens

The DMV closed earlier this year after its two employees resigned.

Logo for Alaska Department of Motor Vehicles (doa.alaska.gov)