Alaska

Typical La Niña winters in North America. Image courtesy of NOAA climate.gov. Drawn by Fiona Martin.

El Niño, La Niña, and Alaska Weather

By Allison Sayer for Seward City News – It doesn’t take a climate scientist to tell that this winter in Southcentral Alaska has been colder than the past two winters. The Kenai Peninsula is buried in snow, and much of the interior has experienced the prolonged cold the old timers […]

A pilot assesses the damage on a single-engine Super Cub airplane. Photo: USCG

Coast Guard Rescues Pilot Northwest of Kodiak

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued a pilot who crashed on Hallo Glacier Lake approximately 75 miles northwest of Kodiak Sunday afternoon. The Jayhawk crew hoisted the man and transported him to Kodiak with no apparent injuries. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Anchorage received a […]

Avalanche Closure Notification 1/24/2017

Avalanche Closure Notification 1/24/2017

Submitted by State of Alaska – Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Avalanche Closure Notification Tuesday, January 24, 2017 There will be intermittent traffic delays Tuesday January 24, on the Seward Highway for avalanche hazard reduction work between Summit Lake and Seward near mileposts 19 to 45.  Motorists should expect […]

Holland America Line Accepting Grant Applications

Holland America Line Accepting Grant Applications

Applications are now being accepted by the Holland America Line and Princess Cruises Community Advisory Boards (CABs) for grants to local service and non-profit groups in six communities within Alaska and Canada: Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan, Seward, Sitka, and the Yukon. The CABs consist of local civic and business leaders who advise […]

Alaska Opioid Task Force Recommendations

Alaska Opioid Task Force Recommendations

The Alaska Opioid Task Force recommends collaborative prevention, treatment and recovery support strategies to reduce opioid misuse in Alaska. The Alaska Opioid Policy Task Force has issued a broad set of recommendations to prevent, treat, and support recovery from opioid misuse and addiction in Alaska, as mentioned in Governor Bill […]

Watch out for Moose!

Watch out for Moose!

Kenai Peninsula drivers are urged to look out for moose and to drive cautiously, especially in areas where moose are frequently seen. Wintertime conditions can make driving more difficult and increase your chances of a moose-vehicle collision. Even with light snow accumulations in some areas, this winter is on track […]

Board of Fish asks Legislature to Update Salmon Protections

KODIAK, AK – The Alaska Board of Fisheries finalized a letter to the State Legislature Friday, recommending that lawmakers clarify and add to Alaska’s Fish Habitat Permitting law, Title 16. This comes after commercial, sport, subsistence and personal use fishermen joined together to highlight the need to update Alaska’s primary […]

French Science Fiction Story Set in Seward

French Science Fiction Story Set in Seward

What would Seward be like in a world where society has lost its grip? Stephane Desienne, a French science fiction writer, has written a new book exploring this question. Amidst the dystopia, a giant floating city appears. The mysterious metropolis anchors in the middle of Resurrection Bay. If you would […]

Seward’s Top Stories from 2016

Seward’s Top Stories from 2016

By Kelley Lane for Seward City News – It’s time to say goodbye to a fabulous 2016. Seward City News is grateful for your readership and interaction on the site and around town. We feel fortunate to be a resource for Sewardites and those visiting our lovely community. On our […]

Obituary for Robert Byron Hill

Robert Byron Hill, 81, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Palmer, Alaska, on December 23, 2016. Born in Virginia, Minnesota to Herman and Ida Hill, Bob was the youngest of fourteen children. He served in the US Navy, earned a B.S in Industrial Arts and a M.S. in Education. […]

Fa La La La La La Don’t Drive Impaired

Fa La La La La La Don’t Drive Impaired

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – Most everyone is in a festive mood. Even Grinches still tend to partake in the merrymaking of large gatherings. As the holiday parties get into full swing keep in mind a plan to get home safe and sound. To help remind you to not drive impaired, the […]

Our New Podiatrist: Dr. Harry Cotler

Our New Podiatrist: Dr. Harry Cotler

By Kelley Lane for Seward City News – Dr. Harry Cotler, of Soldotna, will be serving our Seward Community on a recurring basis with his podiatry clinic operated out of Providence Hospital every 4-6 weeks. He plans to be back in Seward the last week in January, likely Wednesday, January […]

Forest Recreation Updates guide winter adventurers

Forest Recreation Updates guide winter adventurers

As dynamic or deranged as recent winters have been in southcentral Alaska, hundreds of recreationalists can be grateful for timely, informative conditions updates from Chugach National Forest Seward Ranger District Forest Technician Irene Lindquist. Lindquist emails interested locals and visitors site-specific news of snow cover, ice thickness, mud levels, and […]

CAROLING OPPORTUNITIES

Grab your kids and join local seniors for Christmas caroling on Wed., December 14th (meet at Seward Mountain Haven Commons, 4:15pm) and Wed., December 21st (meet at library lobby, 4:15pm).  All ages are welcome!

Avalanche Awareness Class

Avalanche Awareness Class (Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center) December 17th, 2016 (Saturday), Seward Community Library, 238 Fifth Ave,  (Large conference room 1st floor), Seward, AK Time:11am till 3PM Cost: Free! Topics covered: Human Factors, Weather/Snowpack, Terrain, and Avalanche Rescue(Avalanche Beacon practice). If you have an avalanche beacon bring it to […]