Author: Carol Griswold

New Puffin Mural Has Hatched!

New Puffin Mural Has Hatched!

Seward is the official Mural Capital of Alaska, and the next stupendous mural is well underway. The theme for this year’s Seward Mural Society project is Puffins. Giant puffins! Master Artist Liza McElroy has two other beautiful murals installed in Seward on Railway Avenue: “Windows to the Bay” at the […]

Exit Glacier on a spectacular day

Exit Glacier on a spectacular day

After yesterday’s torrential rain, today was spectacular. Exit Glacier was especially beautiful, framed by golden cottonwoods and a blue sky. Take time, when you can, to be a tourist and visit YOUR National Park soon! Submitted by Carol Griswold

Lowell Creek flood control, choreographed

Lowell Creek flood control, choreographed

Already high area streams rose even higher after receiving an average of almost half an inch of rain per hour overnight, totaling 4.5 inches between 4 pm and 2:30 am Monday morning. It seemed impossible that the rain could fall any harder as the raindrops merged into an aerial stream. It […]

Tuesday, August 16 is Primary Election Day

Election Day, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday at the usual polling places: Seward/Lowell Point: KM Rae Seward Marine Center 125 Third Ave, and the Bear Creek Fire Hall at Mile 5 Seward Hwy. Republican Party ballot (must be a registered Republican, Nonpartisan or Undeclared): U.S. Senator: Paul Kendall R, Thomas Lamb R, Bob Lochner R, Lisa […]

Rufous Hummingbirds still here!

Rufous Hummingbirds still here!

Seward’s hummingbirds usually migrate by mid July, but  I had a report from the Clearview area that a hummingbird visited their feeder this morning around 7:30 am. To my amazement,  a female Rufous Hummingbird visited my feeder this evening about 8:30 pm. After July 15th, be on the lookout for different […]

Senior housing facility underway

Senior housing facility underway

Kenai Peninsula Housing Initiatives, KPHI, has begun construction on its Phase 1 senior housing facility at 2200 Dimond Blvd, on donated city land right across from the Seward Military Resort and next to the Forest Acres tennis courts.  According to SCN article on 9-22-15, it will be a six-plex with […]

Snow slide on Mt Marathon

Snow slide on Mt Marathon

Despite the recent warm temperatures, a large snow patch remains on Mt Marathon. Here two runners skied down on their shoes, hopefully enjoying the quick descent. This will be an interesting spot to watch during the Mt Marathon Race to see if Senior racers opt for the snow slide or the […]

Some Camping Options around Seward

Some Camping Options around Seward

If the City Campgrounds at Pat Williams Park, Boulder Field, along the Waterfront, and at Forest Acres are full, there are some other options in city limits at the Seward High School,  Seward Middle School and other private lots outside of town. Spring Creek Campground at mile 5 Nash Road […]

USCGC Healy

USCGC Healy

The impressive red and white US Coast Guard Cutter Healy arrived in port yesterday. The Healy is the United States’ largest and most technologically advanced icebreaker, according to Wikipedia. It is designed to conduct a wide range of oceanographic research activities, as well as search and rescue, ship escort, environmental […]

Race to clear Lowell Creek

Race to clear Lowell Creek

A small crowd gathered to watch the action at Lowell Creek Sunday night as the brown, thundering waterfall continued to dump huge quantities of silt, gravel, rocks and boulders into the creek, threatening the bridge on Lowell Point Road. A yellow bulldozer clattered up and down the creek below the bridge, […]