Author: Carol Griswold

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 […]

ANOTHER Swan killed by Lagoon power lines!!!

I  just received confirmation that a 4-month old TRUMPETER SWAN cygnet hit the power lines along the Lagoon at Dairy Hill Lane on Sunday afternoon and died of its injuries. Seward power lines have killed eight young resident swans since 2014, all but two at the Lagoon power lines: January […]

Exit Glacier Road closed

Exit Glacier Road closed

Exit Glacier Road aka Herman Leirer Road is closed for the winter. The gate is at the Box Canyon Bridge at the intersection of Exit Glacier Road and Old Exit Glacier Road. Recent rain and cool temperatures created hazardous black ice conditions this morning which melted by noon. Carol Griswold

Seward Iditarod Trail Blazers

Seward Iditarod Trail Blazers

Members of the Seward Iditarod Trail Blazers cleaned up their “Adopt a Highway” mile-plus on Exit Glacier Road this morning under cloudy skies with intermittent light rain. The group noted that overall, the quantity of trash seemed less than in some previous years, and only one abandoned tent full of nasties […]

Saving Lowell Point Road bridge

Saving Lowell Point Road bridge

After several days of heavy rain, a swollen Lowell Creek turned dark with sediment, gravel, and rocks. Once again, Seward Public Works crews battled to save the Lowell Point Road bridge. On Thursday, an excavator scooped out the basin below the thundering Diversion Tunnel waterfall as a loader carried bucket […]

City Clerk contract finalized

City Clerk contract finalized

Today at a 12:45 pm Special City Council Meeting, the Seward City Council approved an employment contract with former Deputy City Clerk Brenda Ballou for City Clerk services. Seward Mayor David Squires administered the oath, they signed the contract, then posed for photos. Congratulations, Brenda!

Community in Unity: Spring Creek program

In case you missed it, KSKA 91.1 FM in Anchorage and Puffin Radio 88.1 FM Seward, aired a positive program on Spring Creek Correctional Facility on October 17. https://www.alaskapublic.org/2017/10/17/community-in-unity-spring-creek Community in Unity: Spring Creek “Most people who go to prison in Alaska will eventually be released. To be successful on the outside, they need to […]