Category: Alaska

Celebrate Seward’s Day Thursday, March 30

Celebrate Seward’s Day Thursday, March 30

The Resurrection Bay Historical Society is hosting a 1-hour slideshow by Author Michael Dunham followed by light refreshments. The lecture will cover William H Seward, Tzar Alexander II, General Jefferson Davis and Tlingit leader Koh’klux, and their roles in the US acquisition of Russian America. The event will take place in […]

Dichotomies at the Valdez Glacier

Dichotomies at the Valdez Glacier

By Allison Sayer for City News – The stunning Valdez Glacier Lake lies at the end of the unvarnished “Glacier Haul Dump Road.” Junkyards and an old asbestos dump line the gravel road. A glacial moraine is, after all, a huge pile of rocks and gravel. It is an extremely […]

History conference registration now open

History conference registration now open

The Kenai Peninsula is not only beautiful, but it has a fascinating and little known history.  The first local history conference since 1974 is coming to Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus in Soldotna on April 21-22, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Registration for 150 Years: Kenai Peninsula History Conference […]

Community Garden Meeting Tomorrow!

Community Garden Meeting Tomorrow!

Are you daydreaming about Spring?  With the days getting longer, Spring will be here before we know it, and with it GARDENING SEASON!  Progress continues to move forward with local efforts to construct a new COMMUNITY GARDEN in Seward in Summer 2017.  Want to learn about this project, or interested […]

Back Off! Grumpy Moose Need Their Space

Back Off! Grumpy Moose Need Their Space

(Anchorage) – Alaskans from Homer to Anchorage, Palmer and beyond have reported encounters with aggressive moose in recent weeks. That’s not unusual for this time of year, wildlife biologists say, when moose grow tired and cranky from the rigors of a long winter. “Moose are just barely making it through […]

The Mayor’s Cup Race is Back!

After three years of no snow that cancelled Cups, the Seward Iditarod Trail Blazers are pleased to invite the community to attend the 19th Mayor’s Cup Race. Cheer the mushers and enjoy a community bonfire with free hotdogs and hot drinks on Saturday, April 1st at Seavey’s Corner on Old […]

Officials to Test Tsunami Warning System in Alaska

Officials to Test Tsunami Warning System in Alaska

NOAA’s National Weather Service, the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Alaska Broadcasters Association plan to conduct a test of the tsunami warning communications system on Wednesday, March 29 at approximately 10:15 a.m. Alaska Daylight Time in coastal areas of southern Alaska. This test will be […]

Main Street, Downtown McCarthy. Photo: Allison Sayer

A Winter Visit to McCarthy

What is McCarthy like in the winter, when all of the businesses are closed and the roads are covered with snow? Earlier this winter, a friend who lives in McCarthy had taken my dog there while I attended a training. My boyfriend Ben and I went to pick up my […]

The Summer That Will Last A Lifetime

The following is an Observational Essay Written by Rachel Laurie about her experience as a seasonal worker in Seward. The sun was barely rising as we pulled up to Billings Airport’s front doors. The three of us piling out of the old 1996 Ford pickup truck, along with a ridiculous […]