Author: SCN Editor

Powering Across Alaska on Skis

Powering Across Alaska on Skis

By Ned Rozell- “Jeremy offers us only his incessant snoring to remind us that he is a man and not a god.” So wrote Seth Adams on an Instagram post showing Jeremy Vandermeer striding across a wind-whipped ridge near the frozen headwaters of the Ambler River. Adams is a writer […]

Bird Feathers and the Smell of Tangerines

Bird Feathers and the Smell of Tangerines

by Ned Rozell- Millions of Alaska birds nest on rocky emerald islands seen by few people other than ship captains. One of the funkiest of these creatures is the crested auklet, which looks like a bassist in a punk band and smells like a tangerine. These hand-size birds have intrigued […]

Opinion – Teaching in Alaska

Opinion – Teaching in Alaska

by Brinna Langford- I’ve dedicated my life to teaching in Alaska. Here’s why I’m leaving. I recently read an opinion piece published in the Anchorage Daily News titled, “Alaska, I’m Breaking Up With You.” and while the tone set by the author does not mirror what I see every day […]

Bear Bell Run – Friday, June 8

Bear Bell Run – Friday, June 8

The Bear Bell run is a one-mile race just for kids ages 3-12.  The course follows the Waterfront Bike Path. Check-in is at the Branson Pavilion at 10:00 am; race starts at 11 am. Register at Seward Parks and Recreation (519 4th Ave) or go to our website at www.cityofseward.us.  […]

Sign Up for Terry’s Tires Bike Rodeo Sat, May 12

Sign Up for Terry’s Tires Bike Rodeo Sat, May 12

WANTED – kids to ALWAYS wear helmets! Terry’s Tires Bike Safety Rodeo featuring Shoreside Petroleum’s “Helmet Junction” happens on Saturday, May 12 at 10am to High Noon at City Hall. Bring your bike down for Bike Inspections, Bike Education, Shoreside’s Helmet Junction, Barrel Racing, Obstacle Course, Pump It Up!  Prizes will […]

City Parking Maintenance Starts April 20 – May 1

City Parking Maintenance Starts April 20 – May 1

Seward Parking department will be closing, cleaning and sweeping City owned, Harbor-area parking lots, beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, April 24 through the rest of this week. Please note the parking closures and move or remove vehicles and park in appropriate locations. Please remove boats, trailers and vehicles from the driving lanes. […]

Permitting and Agency Information Day, April 24th

Permitting and Agency Information Day, April 24th

You are invited to attend the annual Spring Permitting & Agency Information Day April 24th , 10am-2pm at Seward Library Community Room Agency representatives will be available to assist with your permit application, summer project and provide information on: ♦ Planning ♦ Permitting ♦ Flood Risk Prevention ♦ Updated Building […]

Kwiniuk, near Elim, with Tohru Saito. Photo by Ned Rozell.

Alaska Hot Springs, Far and Wide

by Ned Rozell- KANUTI HOT SPRINGS — After a few hours of skiing through deep snow, Forest Wagner and I smelled a tuna sandwich. We knew we were closing in on warm pools of water. From the frozen Kanuti River, we moved along an open stream up toward Kanuti Hot […]