Author: Rick Smeriglio

Project area of Seward Highway upgrade through Moose Pass. Image courtesy of Alaska Dept. of Transportation and Public Facilities

Highway Upgrade Through Moose Pass Has Complications

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has announced its intent to upgrade the Seward Highway through Moose Pass, rather than build around it. The milepost 25.5 to 36 project has some difficulties that do not meet the eye. In addition to usual construction issues, […]

Obama leaves Seward Small Boat Harbor on board Major Marine tour boat. Rick Smeriglio photo.

An Afternoon in the Bay with President Obama

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — SEWARD, Alaska – After weeks of meticulous preparation by White House advance teams in Seward, President Obama landed at the airport under gorgeous fall skies. Photographers and videographers formed mobs at key junctions around town. Invited members of the national press corps followed along […]

Afternoon winds flare up Stetson Creek wildfire

Afternoon winds flare up Stetson Creek wildfire

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — After skulking quietly all night and into the morning because of lower temperature and higher humidity, the Stetson Creek fire flared under press of wind starting about four in the afternoon Thursday. Two, water scooping/dropping aircraft (tail numbers 42 and 52) led by their spotter […]