Author: Allison Sayer

Town of Seward Alaska, taken from an H-21 on Easter Sunday 1964. Photo by Frank C. Fox photographs, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Coastal Alaska Spared a Tsunami, But Why?

by Allison Sayer for Seward City News- Last week, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake shook the state. The prolonged shaking prompted many coastal residents to immediately seek higher ground. A tsunami warning was issued for Southeast and Southcentral Alaska, the Alaska Peninsula, the Aleutians, and British Columbia. Due to the size of […]

Foreman Mark Hanson and driver Tavis Chaffin at the Thompson Pass DOT shop. Photo by Allison Sayer.

Keeping Thompson Pass Clear

by Allison Sayer for Seward City News- What’s it like to drive a plow truck in one of the snowiest places on earth? And what kind of equipment can move all that snow? I visited the DOT station in Thompson Pass on December 21 to learn more about this tough […]

Adolescent black bear walking in Breeze Inn Lobby on Sunday.

Seward City News Top Stories of 2017

by Allison Sayer for Seward City News- 2017 has been a busy year for Seward, with many ups and downs. Seward City News had strong readership this year, and we are thankful to you for that. We are also grateful that you submit your important events and announcements to keep […]

Backcountry Layer Cake. Photo: Allison Sayer.

Backcountry Layer Cake: Celebrate!

by Allison Sayer for Seward City News- I feel especially fortunate to have marked many special occasions in the Alaska backcountry. Birthdays and bachelorette parties have been my favorite celebrations. Of course, being in the backcountry does not mean going without an awesome cake!  This no-bake option creates a beautiful […]

Calm Waters. Photo: Allison Sayer.

Around the Horn on Knight Island

by Allison Sayer for Seward City News- This past spring, I was invited to join a group of women paddlers on a kayak trip out of Whittier starting on July 4. As the day of our trip approached, the forecast was almost too good to be true: variable winds up […]