Alaska

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 […]

SENIOR CRUISE SPECIAL

SENIOR CRUISE SPECIAL

GRAY WHALE-WATCHING CRUISE SPECIAL FOR SENIORS FRIDAY, MAY 6th, ON RESURRECTION BAY, 12:00pm-4:00pm, IN HONOR OF OLDER AMERICANS MONTH (MAY). Discounted tickets of $38 each are being offered to seniors age 60 and older to enjoy a gray whale-watching tour aboard a Major Marines vessel.  The discounted tickets are offered  to seniors of Seward, Moose Pass, and […]

Free Children’s Books at the Used Book Sale

Free Children’s Books at the Used Book Sale

The books are out! The Used Book Sale begins today in the community room of the Seward Community Library Museum, 11am – 6pm and 11am to final sale hour tomorrow and shut down by 6pm. Did you know that all children’s books through Young Adult are free? We have free […]

Reminder May 2nd Scholarship Applications Due

Reminder May 2nd Scholarship Applications Due

The Friends of the Seward Library Museum is currently accepting applications for the annual Swetmann Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity is available to Seward-area students, between the ages of 16-21, who have been schooled in the Seward area for at least two years and carry a current library card. Applicants are […]

Bear Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park. Steve Fink photo.

Bear Glacier Rescue a Success

By Mike Bissonette for Seward City News – When Jennifer Neyman and Christopher Hanna were flown out to Harding Icefield area of Kenai Fjords National Park on Friday looking for adventure, they found more of it than anticipated ending with their successful rescue from Bear Glacier on Tuesday. The two […]