Author: Carol Griswold

Chimney fire before dawn on Sunday

Chimney fire before dawn on Sunday

Sirens wailed and volunteers rushed to respond to a chimney fire on Sunday morning just before dawn.The owner managed to extinguish the fire in the lower portion of the chimney but called the fire department to make sure it was out and safe. I happened to be out for a […]

Two Lakes Park update

Two Lakes Park update

A cluster of eight 90-year old spruce trees at the AVTEC Second Avenue trailhead to Two Lakes Park blew over in last November’s wind and rainstorm. Recently the leaning stumps were removed for safety reasons. It is amazing to the clean bedrock these trees were growing on, in only a […]

Vote TODAY!

The polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm today! City voters will decide on 3 City Council seats, financial disclosure guidelines, and a franchise agreement with Alaska Waste for collection and disposal of garbage and refuse. The Borough ballot includes voting for Assembly representative, and two Seward-Bear Creek […]

Bears, chickens, and electric fences

Four bears have been shot in Anchorage this year, attracted to urban chickens. Seward code now allows chickens too. If you would like to protect your chickens and other allowed livestock, check out this website from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game about electric fences as bear deterrents for […]

Godwin Glacier waterfall

The first photo shows a very small waterfall trickling down the rocky face near Godwin Glacier in 2009. The ice has receded since then and the water seems to have been rerouted. Now, a spectacular waterfall gushes over this face and plunges down a ravine visible to the right.  It […]

Seward Silver Salmon Derby Winner!

Seward Silver Salmon Derby Winner!

Seward Silver Salmon Derby volunteer Nancy Anderson holds the last fish entered just before noon on Sunday as the fisherman removes the lure. Derby volunteer Susan Ernst gets ready to record the data. Then the Seward Silver Salmon Derby ended with applause from the small crowd gathered at the Chamber’s […]

Injured Woman Racer

I have not heard any updates on the condition of the woman who slipped and fell off the Cliff on her way down. A 7-year old Junior boy was also hospitalized. I hope these racers are recovering quickly from their injuries. Please post if you have any further information.