Author: Carol Griswold

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, […]

Lowell Creek waterfall surging

Lowell Creek waterfall surging

Recent sunshine and then heavy rain has swollen all the local creeks and rivers as the mountainsides drain into the watershed. The inner bay is brown with silt and sediment discharged from Fourth of July Creek, Resurrection River, Scheffler Creek, Lowell Creek, and Spruce Creek. Lowell Creek is particularly impressive as […]

Tonsina Trail Improvements Underway this Summer

Tonsina Trail Improvements Underway this Summer

A one mile section of the popular Tonsina Trail including the switchback section will be improved this summer to make it safer and provide better year round access to Alaska State Park units in Tonsina Point and Caines Head State Recreation Area. Due to challenging topography and safety considerations, the trail is not designed […]

Tugboat Tan’erliq puts on a water show

Tugboat Tan’erliq puts on a water show

This evening around 6:45, the 140′  tugboat Tan’erliq put on an impressive waterworks show just south of the Seward Boat Harbor, complete with rainbows. More than just a pretty display, it displayed the range, force, and nimble maneuvering of the salt water fire fighting response. The Crowley Marine Services tug is a […]