Author: Carol Griswold

Seward State Parks job opening

Seward State Parks job opening

Alaska State Parks Seward seeks applicants  for a seasonal Alaska Conservation Corps (ACC) position performing general maintenance and labor. You must be an Alaskan resident at least 18 years old. Pay is $14 an hour and successful applicant can start work immediately. For more information, call District Ranger Jack Ransom at […]

Thundering waterfall

Thundering waterfall

The big storm last night and heavy rainfall turned Lowell Creek into a raging, brown monster full of gravel, rocks, and boulders. Once again, Seward Public Works is hard at work removing the buildup from above, under and below the Lowell Creek bridge. Public Works Director Doug Schoessler requests that […]

Power lines going down!

Power lines going down!

Not a cause for alarm, but celebration! After many months of hard work routing the power underground, the aged power lines along the Lagoon are being removed. Also known as the “killer wires,” the above ground power lines killed six Trumpeter Swans since 2014 and other birds. The cost to go […]

Sockeye salmon cost recovery fishery

Sockeye salmon cost recovery fishery

The Lucky Star, a salmon purse seiner from Homer, scooped up sockeye (red) salmon today at the head of Resurrection Bay in front of a crowd of anglers lining the shore armed with snagging hooks. Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association is permitted by ADFG to harvest its quota before other commercial […]

50/40 Celebration Sunday, June 3

50/40 Celebration Sunday, June 3

The public is invited to join the Seward Iditarod Trail Blazers and the Chugach National Forest on Sunday, June 3 from 1:30 to 5:30 pm at the Branson Pavilion in Seward at Ballaine Boulevard and Adams Street. Celebrate the 50thAnniversary of the National Trails System Act and the 40htAnniversary of […]

Electric meter replacement program begun

Electric meter replacement program begun

The electric meter replacement program began on Tuesday. National Metering and Technical Services, the contractor for the City of Seward, will be upgrading electric meters throughout Seward with digital meters. According to the door hangers distributed last month to all electric customers, the new digital meters will permit reading the […]

Hobbit Hutch, Hidden in Plain Sight

Hobbit Hutch, Hidden in Plain Sight

Darling, one-room cabin in a sunny, private location on the shore of a pond with ducks and  mountain views all around. Most suitable for short humans or hobbits with a poor sense of smell. Plenty of parking, no neighbors. It could have been a box to cover a vault for year-round […]

2017-2018 PTA Reflections Seward Finalists!

2017-2018 PTA Reflections Seward Finalists!

Congratulations to the three Seward area students who submitted entries to the PTA Reflections Art Recognition Program! The theme for the 2017-2018 National PTA Reflections Program was Within Reach. All three students’ entries advanced to the Region Finalist Level and Lucy Hankins advanced to the National Level as an Alaska […]

Hidden in Plain Sight: another cool salmon

Hidden in Plain Sight: another cool salmon

While driving along Port Avenue recently, I spied a nicely made sockeye (red) salmon wind vane perched atop a tall pole at Icicle Seafoods. It swung back and forth as if swimming upstream, facing the ever-changing gusts of wind. According to Icicle Seafoods plant manager Charles McEldowney, the wind vane […]

Snow sculptures!

Snow sculptures!

Snow sliding in slow motion off roofs created some incredible curls and draped blankets. Snowballs on fenceposts and snow hats on birdhouses were a nice decorative touch. Enjoy it while it lasts! Carol Griswold