Author: Carol Griswold

The Lieveling in better times

The Lieveling in better times

  Back in 2013, I watched the Lieveling bravely sail through a storm in Resurrection Bay to the safety of the Seward Boat Harbor. What a shame she was grounded on the beach a few days ago! I am glad the mariner was OK, and thankful for the skilled US Coast Guard […]

State Parks CAB meets on Nov 8

The Seward State Parks Citizens Advisory Board will meet on Tuesday, November 8, 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 […]

injured young bull moose

injured young bull moose

Tuesday evening, just before dusk around 6 pm, I took several photos of a young bull moose along the railroad tracks across from Forest Acres. He was a beautiful dark brown fading to black with startling white hind legs. He stripped willow leaves off nearby bushes as he ambled along. I noticed […]

Hummingbird Invasion

Hummingbird Invasion

Anna’s hummingbirds have invaded Alaska! Three have been recently documented in Seward, two in Homer, one on Sunday in Cordova, and eleven have been banded in Juneau. This species is common along the Pacific Coast and normally ranges as far north as British Columbia. A tough little hummer, it can overwinter where other hummers, like […]

Swan Diverters Installed!

Swan Diverters Installed!

I received word yesterday from Jeff Estes, City of Seward Electric Department Operations Supervisor, that the swan diverters were being installed on the power lines on Nash Road by the wetlands. I checked today and found the dangling, flashing, glow-in-the-dark diverters at work. With a slight breeze, they even hummed. […]

Jellies wash up on beaches

Jellies wash up on beaches

Northern Sea Nettles have begun washing up on area beaches as they reach the end of their life cycle. The distinctive sunburst pattern on the upper side of the bell make beautiful patterns along the beach. The scientific species name translates to “black star” in reference to this pattern. The collapsed tentacles look like […]

VOTE today!

Polling booths are open today from 7 am to 8 pm for Seward and Lowell Point voters at the KM Rae Building at 125 Third Ave, and for Bear Creek voters at the Bear Creek Fire Station at mile 5 Seward Highway. Seward voters will vote for 3 City Council members […]

ANOTHER dead Trumpeter Swan cygnet!!!!!

ANOTHER dead Trumpeter Swan cygnet!!!!!

On September 30, I counted all five Trumpeter Swan cygnets with their parents. Today, one was missing. Once again, I drove over to the Nash Road wetlands and walked along the roadside on the east side. Sure enough, I found a dead cygnet under the power lines. The force of […]

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 […]