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 […]
Author: Carol Griswold
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
SPOT, Spring Creek Pet Obedience Training, for non-aggressive dogs recently started at Spring Creek Correctional Center. Listen to Marianna Miranda, Assistant Superintendent at Spring Creek Correctional Center and guest host Becky Dunn, owner of Knots So Fast on SAKtown Talk at https://soundcloud.com/publio-seward/20171030-saktown-talk-marianna-miranda
Do you enjoy recreating at Lowell Point Beach, Tonsina Trail, Caines Head, or any of the Seward area State Marine Parks? Would you like to help guide our Seward area State Parks into the future? The Seward State Parks Citizens Advisory Board is seeking additional board members. Board meetings are […]
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 […]
Colorful cabbages brighten the Waterfront on a cold, windy afternoon.
The Seward State Parks Citizens Advisory Board will meet on Tuesday, November 14, from 6 to 8 pm at the AVTEC Culinary ARTS Building, 518 Third Ave, in the Banquet Room on the third floor. The public is always welcome to attend and is encouraged to provide comments about the […]
I discovered another cool fish design on a storm drain cover at the SMIC wash-down pad during the city-sponsored field trip of the SMIC facilities. Thanks to the Harbormaster and staff for a very interesting tour, and to East Jordan Ironworks for the great design! Carol Griswold
A bit lop-sided, the waning moon gradually sank behind Mt Marathon this morning. With mostly sunny skies in the forecast for Wednesday, watch for a slightly more lop-sided morning moon tomorrow.
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 […]
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 […]
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 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
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]