Author: Carol Griswold

Lowell Point Road storm damage update

Lowell Point Road storm damage update

Five days after the 13.7′ high tide and powerful storm surge battered Lowell Point, the road had been marked with cautionary signs and orange cones and candles. Recent road work had smoothed the surface so travel was relatively good. Motorists are advised to use caution especially when sharing the road […]

Alpenglow!

Alpenglow!

Like a rainbow after a storm, the sun beamed brilliantly today as if in apology for all the damage wreaked by the recent high tide and surf. About a half hour after sunset, Mt Alice and the other mountain peaks and cirque glaciers glowed in delicate shades of yellow fading […]

Lowell Point Road damaged by 13.7′ high tide and surf

Lowell Point Road damaged by 13.7′ high tide and surf

Waves pummeled Lowell Point Road today, flinging rocks and woody debris clear across the road. Motorists navigated cautiously between the ocean spray, road rubble, deep puddles, and falling rocks. At particularly narrow spots, timing was essential to dart past before the waves returned to slam into the roadside. Several sections […]

13.7′ High Tide Batters Shoreline

13.7′ High Tide Batters Shoreline

The highest tide of the year, 13.7′, peaked at 1:05 pm today. The Seward Harbor ramps down to the docks were almost level. Fortunately the harbor waters were protected and calm. Combined with a strong surf and south wind, the wild ocean battered Seward’s shoreline. Powerful waves shot up all […]

Reminder for Student Submissions! Deadline December 11

Less than two weeks to go! The National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) believes that all young people deserve a quality arts education and encourages students to pursue artistic expression through participation in its annual Reflections Program. In its more than 40-year history, the program has encouraged millions of students across […]

Baby Beluga update

Baby Beluga update

Tyonek, the rescued baby Beluga whale, is growing! When he was admitted to the ASLC on September 30 at about a month old, he weighed 142 pounds. At 10 weeks, he weighs 205 pounds, and is 5 1/2 feet long. Experts from facilities all across the country have contributed to […]

Sleeper Shark salvaged by ASLC

Sleeper Shark salvaged by ASLC

A  dead Pacific Sleeper Shark washed ashore on Afognak Beach recently. On Sunday, a crew from the Alaska Sealife Center was able to haul it above the high tide line and secure it until they could return for the necropsy (autopsy for animals) and further study. The shark, about eight […]

Black Friday free parking at Alaska State Parks

Black Friday free parking at Alaska State Parks

Alaska State Parks will waive parking fees for day after Thanksgiving Vehicle parking will be free for the day at Alaska state parks on Friday, Nov. 24, the day after Thanksgiving, in conjunction with the national #OptOutside campaign. Park visitors are encouraged to share their outdoor adventures on that day, […]

Baby Beluga In Public View!

Baby Beluga In Public View!

The baby Beluga whale delighted visitors at the Alaska Sealife Center this afternoon on public display in the outdoor pool. The baby whale was discovered  on the west side of Cook Inlet stranded at the beach and doomed to die. Belugas are a critically endangered species. The 2 to 4 week-old calf […]

Swans and the Lagoon power lines

For those who missed the October 30 article, the Lagoon power lines are ready to go underground. Contractors have been working all summer to install the conduits under the Lagoon. According to the October 13 City Manager’s Report: “The only work left to date by the contractor is to pull a […]

Call for Student Submissions! Deadline December 11

The National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) believes that all young people deserve a quality arts education and encourages students to pursue artistic expression through participation in its annual Reflections Program. In its more than 40-year history, the program has encouraged millions of students across the nation and in American schools […]