Alaska

Seward’s Dan Seavey: Mushing past and future

Seward’s Dan Seavey: Mushing past and future

By Russell Stigall for Seward City News – The history of Alaska’s Iditarod Race is now safe. Local Iditarod Race pioneer and patriarch Dan Seavey wrote his new book, “The First Great Race,” to preserve foundational story of Alaska’s Last Great Race. He and fellow mushers of the Aurora Dog […]

Hurricane Dave performs June 25

Singer-songwriter Hurricane Dave will perform Saturday night, June 25 at Resurrect Art Coffee House Gallery, 3rd & Church. The free concert, which begins at 7 p.m., is the quirky Alaska troubadour’s only scheduled appearance in Seward this summer. Hurricane Dave is best known for his Sarah Palin-inspired anthem, “Please Don’t […]

NPS Celebrates 100 Years in Seward!

NPS Celebrates 100 Years in Seward!

Kenai Fjords National Park would like to thank the Seward community for celebrating 100 years of the National Park Service with us!  It was an evening of good food, friends, inspiration, music, and arts.  Special thanks to Dot Bardarson and Jennifer Headtke of the Seward Mural Society, Master Artist Byron […]

Dead whale removed from cruise ship bow

Dead whale removed from cruise ship bow

This afternoon, Karl Van Buskirk, owner of Storm Chasers Marine, and his crew successfully removed the dead whale from the bow of the cruise ship. It took a lot of power to pull the draped whale off. Fortunately, the operation was successful. The whale floated just enough to allow the […]

Dead whale discovered on cruise ship bow

Dead whale discovered on cruise ship bow

A dead whale was discovered on the bulbous bow of the Holland America cruise ship Zaandam early this morning. Initially identified as a juvenile humpback whale, it is now tentatively identified as a fin whale. As with the August 19, 2006 incident when the Celebrity cruise ship Summit arrived in port […]

From Appalachia to Alaska: Coal Development & the Environmental Justice Movement

Statewide Teleconference; 9:00 AM – 10:00 am, Wednesday, May 11 In the coal-mining region of Central Appalachia, mountaintop-removal mining and coal-industry-related flooding, water contamination, and illness have led to the emergence of a grassroots, women-driven environmental justice movement. But the number of local activists is small relative to the affected […]

Joint Library Catalog and PIN Fix

Joint Library Catalog and PIN Fix

The Joint Library Catalog is Live!  The Seward Community Library & Museum joined the Joint Library Catalog (JLC), a consortium of 78 libraries across Alaska, on April 27, 2016.  This shared catalog serves over 65% of Alaska with over 3.5 million items.   Check out our new catalog at  www.cityofseward.us/libmuscatalog. The […]