Author: Carol Griswold

City Manager Jim Hunt resigns

According to a copy of an email notification to the City Council posted on Seward Citizens’ Forum, City Manager Jim Hunt resigned today (Friday) at 4:55 pm. Also according to the forum, before Hunt resigned, he appointed Brennan Hickok to the position of Assistant City Manager/Community Development Director. With Hunt’s […]

Power line removal from the Lagoon

Power line removal from the Lagoon

City of Seward linemen removed the Lagoon power lines and poles on Tuesday and Wednesday, the final stage of the successful underground power line project. It was quite an interesting project to watch. After the power lines and cable were removed, the poles were chained to a boom lift which […]

JAG at work at ship yard

JAG at work at ship yard

On July 23, with smiles and congratulations all around, the City Council approved the transfer of the operation of the Seward ship yard from Vigor to JAG Alaska. On Sunday, July 29, I and others were appalled to see brown dust rising from the 290′ barge at dry dock in […]

Historic homes demolished

Historic homes demolished

A  home on the Seward Historic Register at 420 Third Ave was demolished today. The original intent of the new owners was to preserve the almost 100-year old historic stucco home exterior and completely renovate the interior. However, as is often the case with older homes, serious problems surfaced from […]

Hydrofoil kiteboarding Rez Bay

Hydrofoil kiteboarding Rez Bay

I  thought I was watching an expert kiteboarder and his swooping red and black kite zip across the white-capped waves on Resurrection Bay. Then he sailed closer and I saw that he was actually riding above the water, slicing through the waves on top of a skinny black blade like a knife […]

50/40 Celebration a success!

50/40 Celebration a success!

The 50/40 Celebration of the 50thAnniversary of the National Trails Systems Act and the 40thAnniversary of the Iditarod National Historic Trail Celebration on June 3rdwas a big success! Thanks to the City of Seward for use of the Branson Pavilion, the US Forest Service staff and Smokey the Bear, displays, […]

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 […]