Author: Carol Griswold

OUR town moose

OUR town moose

Many Sewardites enjoyed watching OUR town momma and calf as they rested peacefully in our yards or walked along our streets. I took photos of them near my house on February 12th. The little guy, guided by his good momma, survived a lot of brutal winter weather and almost made […]

Super Summit Sunday: Fourth of July Peaks

Super Summit Sunday: Fourth of July Peaks

I didn’t witness the superb athletes who marked the Fourth of July Peaks and glacial cirque on the east side of Resurrection Bay. Unless I missed seeing these tracks yesterday, it could have been part of today’s apparent Super Summit Sunday. Judging from the four sets of tracks, unless one […]

Super Summit Sunday: Race Point

Super Summit Sunday: Race Point

The same amazing snowboarder who powered partway up the steep face of Mt Marathon on Thursday, returned with a skier friend. Identified as Fred, he again powered straight up while the skier zig-zagged. Today, they headed for the Mt Marathon Race® Up trail, and hiked the rest of the way on […]

Resident Trumpeter Swan Family Returns

Resident Trumpeter Swan Family Returns

This afternoon, our resident Trumpeter Swan family, two adults and 3 cygnets (of the original 7 cygnets) flew over the Lagoon past the houses on the cliff. What a surprise for anyone who happened to be looking out their window to see them stroking past at eye level! The swan family […]

Snowboarder powers straight up Mt Marathon

Snowboarder powers straight up Mt Marathon

A phenomenally strong and determined snowboarder powered straight up the steep face of Mt Marathon today around noon. I did not see the swift descent, but later noticed his tracks, zigzagging back down. Take a look tomorrow; they will probably still be there, etched into the snow. Seward sure has […]

LifeMed Medevac

LifeMed Medevac

Seward’s magnificent mountains dwarfed the bright orange LifeMed helicopter as it flew north to Providence Hospital today in exceptional sunny weather. Best wishes to the patient for a speedy recovery, and many thanks to the Providence-Seward doctors and staff, and the LifeMed pilot and crew! Carol Griswold

Op-Ed on loss of valued former city employee

Council Chamber was packed at the January 23 City Council meeting. Chairs had to be set up and some people stood. At the beginning of the meeting during Citizen’s Comments, three people spoke in support of Marc Swanson and Heather McClain, the recipients of the 2016 Historic Preservation Award. Heather, […]

Dog License time again

Dog License time again

Did you know that every dog over 4 months old in Seward city limits needs an annual dog license? In addition to complying with Seward code, a license will help the animal shelter quickly identify your lost dog and get him or her back to you quicker. If you think your dog would […]

Thanks to our emergency responders!

Thanks to our emergency responders!

Shortly after dawn on the first day of the new year, a LifeMed Alaska medevac helicopter landed at the Providence-Seward helistop to transport a patient to Anchorage. Today, the Guardian Flight fixed wing transported another patient in need to Anchorage while the Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps stood by watching the take-off. […]

Humdinger Seward Christmas Bird Count

Humdinger Seward Christmas Bird Count

The 2016 Seward Audubon Christmas Bird Count was held on a beautiful, mild Saturday on December 17, the day after torrential rain on ice. During the CBC, 4 Boat Crew, 10 Field Counters, and 5 Feeder Counters counted all the birds they saw in the Seward Count Circle, a 15-mile […]

Happy Holidays from Seward State Parks!

Happy Holidays from Seward State Parks!

This afternoon at  Lowell Point Beach I found a little spruce tree decorated with pretty blue and silver ornaments and a “Hope” star at the top. What an unexpected, beautiful surprise at our Seward State Park! Thanks to the thoughtful decorators for this present. Happy New Year! Carol Griswold  

2016 Seward Audubon Christmas Bird Count

2016 Seward Audubon Christmas Bird Count

The Seward CBC got off to a great start on the first day of Count Week with three rare species: two Anna’s Hummingbirds, a male Red-breasted Sapsucker, and a White-throated Sparrow. Robins, Varied Thrushes, Rock Sandpipers, and two Greater Scaup were also found, nice additions to our usual winter birds. […]

USCG Super Hercules on patrol

USCG Super Hercules on patrol

An impressive US Coast Guard HC-130 flew south over Seward today around 11:30 am. The Lockheed Hercules aircraft has been in the news lately, assisting mariners in distress. According to the USCG website, the HC-130J is 99′ 7 ” long with a wingspan of 132′ 7″, and stands 38′ 11″ high. […]

The Lieveling in better times

The Lieveling in better times

  Back in 2013, I watched the Lieveling bravely sail through a storm in Resurrection Bay to the safety of the Seward Boat Harbor. What a shame she was grounded on the beach a few days ago! I am glad the mariner was OK, and thankful for the skilled US Coast Guard […]