Author: Carol Griswold

Baby Beluga leaving Seward soon

Baby Beluga leaving Seward soon

Tyonek, the rescued Cook Inlet baby beluga will soon leave Seward for his forever home at SeaWorld San Antonio, Texas. There, another baby beluga male born about the same time in September 2017 at the facility awaits his new buddy along with other belugas. The date for his transfer has […]

Exit Glacier Road parking enforced by gate

Heads-up!  Troopers are citing vehicles parked in the “No Parking” zones near the locked gate at the intersection of Old Exit Glacier Road and Herman Leirer Road aka Exit Glacier Road. Drivers are advised to park in the pullout a short distance away to avoid being ticketed. For current conditions […]

Found Chuckit and ball

I found a Chuckit with ball at the intersection of the highway and Airport Road shortly after 2 pm today. If it’s yours, please contact Seward Police for lost and found to pick it up. I’ll try to drop it off soon. Carol Griswold

Wind-created snowballs!

Wind-created snowballs!

A  strong but playful north wind enjoyed the fresh snowfall last night, rolling up hundreds of snowballs on the beach, in yards, and unplowed parking lots. The snowballs ranged in size from pingpong balls to volleyballs and each left a tell-tale trail behind as it rolled. It was an amazing […]

Historic Jesse Lee Home in limbo again

Historic Jesse Lee Home in limbo again

The historic Jesse Lee Home, built in 1925, still stands in defiance of its inevitable demise. The relentless wind has shredded, ripped, and removed the Viqueen covering the old wood-shingled roofs.  The rain and wind are free to enter the leaky roofs and unprotected window openings.  The stucco siding is […]

2018 Seward Polar Bear Jump part 1

2018 Seward Polar Bear Jump part 1

The north wind veered away from the Seward Boat Harbor, the sun shone brightly, and the water  at around 43º  was about 15º warmer than the air for the 2008 Seward Polar Bear Jump. According to the American Cancer Society website teams and 93 participants raised over $106,904 to help […]

Women’s March on Seward

Women’s March on Seward

On a brisk but sunny Saturday, January 20, about 65 women, men, and kids, and about  ten dogs participated in the Women’s March on Seward organized by Suzi Towsley and Fey Herold. Many carried handmade placards on the brisk walk around the downtown area. Among them: “Everything Could Be Better”, […]

F/V Legacy at SMIC for repair

F/V Legacy at SMIC for repair

The fishing vessel Legacy hit a rock in the Inside Passage area and limped to Ketchikan for a temporary patch on her steel hull. She then sailed for Seward where the Synchrolift hauled her out for a more permanent repair. The crew experienced quite a welcome with the 7.9 earthquake […]

It’s Dog License time again!

It’s Dog License time again!

Did you know that every dog over 4 months old in Seward city limits needs an annual dog license? In addition to complying with Seward code, a license will help the animal shelter quickly identify your lost dog and get him or her back to you quicker. If you think […]

Diversion Tunnel work continues

Diversion Tunnel work continues

Measure Twice, Cut Once (M2C1) recently installed an impressive staircase by the Diversion Tunnel Waterfall. Work on the Diversion Tunnel has now shifted to the lower end, so the staircase will provide safer access for the workers’ numerous trips to and from the tunnel. To reduce the flow through the […]