Author: Russell Stigall

Sea Otter Summer

Sea Otter Summer

By Russell Stigall — Seward’s half-a-dozen sea otters who call the head of Resurrection Bay home have entertained locals and visitors along the waterfront, summer after summer. Below are photos that document some of these antics from the summer of 2016. These are not National Geographic quality photos, just charismatic […]

Seward City Council recap and pregame

Seward City Council recap and pregame

By Russell Stigall for Seward City News — Before the most recent city council meeting, on August 22, Gov. Bill Walker had yet to visit Seward and Exit Glacier was in the process of washing away. On the morning of a Special City Council meeting, below is recap of August’s final council meeting […]

Exit Glacier’s face crumbles

Exit Glacier’s face crumbles

By Russell Stigall for Seward City News – Weeks of heavy rain and a warm summer have undermined a large stretch of Exit Glacier’s terminus. See below for a video report from Exit Glacier For years most of the melt-water and rain runoff from the glacier flowed out from under […]

City Council wrestles with AVTEC access

City Council wrestles with AVTEC access

By Russell Stigall for Seward City News – The City of Seward has options but no guarantees as it seeks recreational facilities to replace AVTEC. Citizens, city council members and several City staff felt compelled to comment on Seward’s Parks and Recreation withdrawal from Alaska Vocational Technical Center’s recreation facilities […]

Seward’s Dan Seavey: Mushing past and future

Seward’s Dan Seavey: Mushing past and future

By Russell Stigall for Seward City News – The history of Alaska’s Iditarod Race is now safe. Local Iditarod Race pioneer and patriarch Dan Seavey wrote his new book, “The First Great Race,” to preserve foundational story of Alaska’s Last Great Race. He and fellow mushers of the Aurora Dog […]

Play outdoors with Pokemon Go

Play outdoors with Pokemon Go

By Russell Stigall for Seward City News – It’s a huge thing. A new game from Nintendo called Pokémon Go. The game has increased its developer’s stock value by up to $10 billion. Seward has missed out on many high-tech fads; Uber, high-speed fiber optic internet. Pokémon is an interesting […]

AVTEC Gym scheduled to close to the public

AVTEC Gym scheduled to close to the public

By Russell Stigall for Seward City News – There are differing opinions as to whether or not Seward residents will have access to the AVTEC gym facilities. The City of Seward says that in little more than two weeks time, August 1,  Alaska Vocational Technical Center will close its recreational facilities to […]

Seward's new harbormaster, Kari Anderson

Seward's new harbormaster, Kari Anderson

Long-time local, Kari Anderson is Seward’s new Harbormaster. Anderson will fill the position once held by Scott Ransom. Ransom retired earlier this month but will provide support through the completion of the North Harbor project in the spring. Ransom worked with the Harbor Master’s office for 25 years. Deputy Harbormaster […]

City Calendar

City Calendar

Seward City Council Meeting Action Agenda Monday, January 14, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. City Council Chambers The Following Resolution Was Pulled From The Agenda By The Administration: Resolution 2007-124, Amending The Electric Tariff To Establish A New Fee To Equalize Charges To Customers Outside Of The Seward City Limits, With […]