Articles by: Carol Griswold

Mt Alice framed by City’s 330-ton Travel Lift

Mt Alice framed by City’s 330-ton Travel Lift

February 7, 2016 ·
NOAA R/V Oscar Dyson

NOAA R/V Oscar Dyson

February 7, 2016 ·
Seward State Parks Citizens Advisory Board Meeting Tuesday Feb 9

Seward State Parks Citizens Advisory Board Meeting Tuesday Feb 9

The Seward State Parks Citizens Advisory Board will meet on Tuesday, February 9 from 5 to 7 pm at the AVTEC Culinary ARTS Building, 518 Second Ave, in the Banquet Room on the third floor. The public is always welcome to attend and is encouraged to provide comments about the Seward area State Parks. For more information, call District Ranger […]

February 6, 2016 ·

First Friday Fluorescent Lightbulb Recycling 3 to 4 pm

On the first Friday of every month, the Seward Public Works Department provides an opportunity for Seward residents to recycle their used fluorescent lightbulbs from 3 to 4 pm at the shed just north of City Hall. Other opportunities to recycle fluorescent bulbs, which are NOT accepted at the Borough Transfer Facility, are at the quarterly Hazardous Waste Collection Days. […]

February 5, 2016 ·
Recruiting now for Seward State Parks Citizens Advisory Board

Recruiting now for Seward State Parks Citizens Advisory Board

Do you enjoy recreating at Lowell Point Beach, Tonsina Trail, Caines Head, or any of the Seward area marine parks? Would you like to help guide our Seward State Parks into the future? The Seward State Parks Citizens Advisory Board is seeking additional board members. Board meetings are held monthly from September through May on the second Tuesday of the […]

February 3, 2016 ·
Lowell Point Road Rock Slide

Lowell Point Road Rock Slide

A large slide with trees, dirt, and massive rocks covered Lowell Point Road this morning just south of the usual slide area. Seward Public Works cleared the road before noon. Afterwards, the smell of fresh dirt lingered and branches floated in the bay near the new pile of debris. Sunday’s earthquake and the rain-saturated steep mountainside make this road especially susceptible to […]

January 26, 2016 ·
Seward Boat Harbor dock replacement

Seward Boat Harbor dock replacement

Turnagain Marine Construction has begun the multi-million Seward Boat Harbor dock replacement project. The four old floats, A, B, C, and S, and the G-float main walkway date from the post-1964 earthquake. They are located on the harbor’s southwest side. The new floats and pilings are staged on the harbor Uplands. Lots going on in Seward! Carol Griswold

January 21, 2016 ·
SMIC Harbor improvements proceed

SMIC Harbor improvements proceed

Hamilton Construction has begun dredging to create a new entry channel from the north into the SMIC boat basin as part of the new breakwater construction. The multimillion project on the east side of the bay calls for dredging up to 206,000 cubic yards of material and dumping it about 1/2 mile offshore in Resurrection Bay. Large dump trucks continue […]

January 21, 2016 ·
Power Pole Straightening

Power Pole Straightening

The Seward Electric Department was busy today at Van Buren and Third, straightening the leaning power poles. Several of these aging power poles along Third north of Van Buren have been tilting noticeably. Hopefully, this adjustment will keep them vertical until they can be replaced. Underground power along the Lagoon, though expensive to install,  would solve a lot of problems including […]

January 21, 2016 ·
2016 Seward Polar Bear Jump part 2

2016 Seward Polar Bear Jump part 2

Here are a few more photos. Enjoy! Carol Griswold

January 18, 2016 ·
2016 Seward Polar Bear Jump

2016 Seward Polar Bear Jump

A few photos of the Seward Polar Bear Jump. I’m sure there are a zillion more! Carol Griswold

January 17, 2016 ·
ADFG Research Vessel Pandalus

ADFG Research Vessel Pandalus

January 14, 2016 ·
Seward Christmas Bird Count Results

Seward Christmas Bird Count Results

Seward Christmas Bird Count Results The Seward Audubon Christmas Bird Count was postponed from Saturday to Sunday, January 3 due to fierce weather. What a difference a day makes! Miraculously, Saturday’s raging waters subsided to flat calm; the squalls departed, depleted and defeated. The clouds stubbornly persisted, shedding half-hearted sprinkles throughout the day just because. The temps rose from 33º […]

January 14, 2016 ·
Mt Marathon avalanches

Mt Marathon avalanches

January 7, 2016 ·
Seward State Parks Citizens Advisory Board Meeting Jan 12

Seward State Parks Citizens Advisory Board Meeting Jan 12

The Seward State Parks Citizens Advisory Board will meet on Tuesday, January 12 from 5 to 7 pm at the AVTEC Culinary ARTS Building, 518 Second Ave in the Banquet Room on the third floor. The public is always welcome to attend and is encouraged to provide comments about the Seward area State Parks. For more information, call District Ranger […]

January 4, 2016 ·
Alaska Sealife Center Common Murre Mini-Rehab

Alaska Sealife Center Common Murre Mini-Rehab

It’s hard to miss the bloody bird carcasses strewn about town, the black and white seabirds floating dead in the water, washed up at the boat harbor and on the beaches, or sitting quietly on snow, unable to get back to the ocean. Travelers on the Seward Highway have found dead and live Common Murres from Mile 3 to Mile […]

December 30, 2015 ·
Sn’rainy Sunday

Sn’rainy Sunday

December 27, 2015 ·

Seward Christmas Bird Count Jan 2, 2016

Fill your feeders with black oil sunflower seeds, and hang up the suet! It’s time to get ready for the annual Seward Christmas Bird Count. All across the country, volunteers gather important information about bird populations, movements, and trends. This year’s CBC will be Saturday, January 2. Field Counters will meet at 9 am at Rez Art, 320 Third Ave, […]

December 24, 2015 ·
Happy Winter Solstice!

Happy Winter Solstice!

December 21, 2015 ·
Fun in the snow around town

Fun in the snow around town

December 16, 2015 ·
Gorgeous winter day!

Gorgeous winter day!

Blue-black clouds rolled in from the Gulf of Alaska all day in a series of squalls, delivering fat, swirling snowflakes. An unidentified skier took advantage of the accumulated snow to enjoy a beautiful ski along the bay on the waterfront path. Happy Winter! (click on photo to enlarge) Carol

December 12, 2015 ·
Some scenery for a stormy weekend

Some scenery for a stormy weekend

As the big storm moves in, obscuring our spectacular mountains, you can enjoy these photos until they come back! Enjoy! Carol  

December 11, 2015 ·
Seward State Parks CAB Bylaws Change Public Notice

Seward State Parks CAB Bylaws Change Public Notice

  At the December 8th Seward State Parks Citizens Advisory Board meeting, the Board proposed revisions to its Bylaws to better reflect the purpose and operation of the Board. As according to the existing Bylaws, this notice serves as the 30 day public notice of the change. Anyone interested in commenting on the proposed changes, please contact Ranger Jack Ransom at 907-224-3434. Support your […]

December 9, 2015 ·
High School Play Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 7 pm

High School Play Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 7 pm

Don’t miss it!

December 7, 2015 ·
Seward State Parks Citizens Advisory Board Meeting, Tuesday December 8th

Seward State Parks Citizens Advisory Board Meeting, Tuesday December 8th

The Seward State Parks Citizens Advisory Board will meet on Tuesday, December 8 from 5 to 7 pm at the AVTEC Culinary ARTS Building, Banquet Room on the third floor, at 518 Second Ave. The public is always welcome to attend and is encouraged to provide comments about the Seward area State Parks. For more information, call District Ranger Jack […]

December 3, 2015 ·
Flags at Half-Staff

Flags at Half-Staff

November 16, 2015 ·