Alaska

Happy Elizabeth Peratrovich Day

Happy Elizabeth Peratrovich Day

Today marks the Anniversary of the Alaska Territory Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945. It is named “Elizabeth Peratrovich Day” because of Elizabeth Peratrovich’s essential work towards getting the Act passed. Prior to the Anti-Discrimination act, public facilities, private businesses, housing, hotels, and schools were segregated. The situation was much like the […]

Seward Highway Avalanche Closure Notification

Seward Highway Avalanche Closure Notification

There will be intermittent traffic delays Tuesday, February 14, 2017 on the Seward Highway for avalanche hazard reduction work between Bird and Portage near mileposts 100 to 80.  Motorists should expect delays of up to 1 hour between 8:30 am and 2:00 PM. Updates will be posted on the 511 […]

Random Kindness Alive and Well in Seward

Linda Corbin told Seward City News the following story about a random act of kindness at the grocery store: When I begin to think about moving away from Seward, it seems like something extraordinary happens.  Today, while in Safeway and checking out, I discovered that I had forgotten my wallet.  […]

Alaska Railroad Announces Layoffs

Alaska Railroad Announces Layoffs

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Today (February 10) the Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) announced the elimination of 49 positions as part of a major corporate restructuring effort. ARRC has experienced a 44% downturn in freight tonnage since 2008 (see attached graph) and has recorded a net loss from operations since 2015, with […]

Statewide Poetry Contest Deadline February 15th at 6pm

Statewide Poetry Contest Deadline February 15th at 6pm

The deadline for the 23rd Annual Statewide Poetry Contest is quickly approaching, please share this wonderful opportunity with Alaskan poets of all ages! Contest Divisions: Elementary School Middle School High School Adult Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each division. Entry Fees Elementary, Middle and […]

Alaska to Cuba

Alaska to Cuba

By Kari Anderson for Seward City News – Some girls impulse purchase shoes. Unfortunately, I impulse purchase plane tickets… So, when my travel amiga told me that Alaska Airlines was beginning to offer service to Cuba, I booked myself onto their 5th flight into Havana without hesitation. I’m writing this […]

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 […]

Community Book Read With Author

Community Book Read With Author

Kristin Hannah will be calling in to discuss her book, The Nightingale! Join us at the Seward Community Library on Saturday, March 4th, 2017. Get your book and start reading today! Available through the Joint Library Catalog and some copies are available for free from the Friends of the Seward […]

Tsunami Bowl Comes to Town

Tsunami Bowl Comes to Town

The Alaska Regional National Ocean Bowl competition will be held at Seward High School on February 17-19th.  This is the 20th running of this event hosted by the UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.  Students arrive from all corners of the state to participate in this event.  This year […]

Prince William Sound RCAC Recertification Comments Open

Prince William Sound RCAC Recertification Comments Open

The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) is seeking recertification as the alternative voluntary advisory group for Prince William Sound, as authorized under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90). The application has been submitted to the U.S. Coast Guard, which is charged with assessing whether PWSRCAC […]

Three people walk away after their Cessna 180 crashed near a ridgeline landing strip in the vicinity of the Chakachatna River in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, Alaska, Jan. 30, 2017. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60T Jayhawk crew transported the three to Anchorage International Airport. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Coast Guard Rescues 3 from Kenai Peninsula Plane Crash

JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew located and rescued three survivors of a plane crash from a ridgeline landing strip in the vicinity of the Chakachatna River, in the Kenai Peninsula, Monday evening. The Jayhawk crew landed, brought the three survivors aboard and transported […]