Alaska

A Horse at the Post Office!

A Horse at the Post Office!

This afternoon, I spotted a very unusual sight: a horse on the Post Office lawn! I’ve never seen that before! Two lucky kids with dad in tow were allowed to pet the beautiful horse when the owner returned with the mail.  Then stow the mail, saddle up, and off they went […]

Seward Music and Arts Festival – Call for Volunteers!

Seward Music and Arts Festival – Call for Volunteers!

Would you like to earn free entry to SMAF? We still have several volunteer opportunities available! All volunteer shifts are 4-hours long. Signing up for one shift will earn you free admission for one day. Signing up for two or more shifts will earn you free admission for the weekend, beer […]

Black Bear Wanders into the Breeze Inn Lobby

Black Bear Wanders into the Breeze Inn Lobby

by Kelley Lane for Seward City News- On Sunday afternoon, just before 3pm, an adolescent black bear walked into the Breeze Inn, located near the Boat Harbor in Seward. The bear entered the lobby through the back door, which was propped open while housekeeping and maintenance was being done on […]

Alaska Mumps Outbreak

By Dr. Ross Van Camp, Seward Community Health Center In the five years before 2016 there were one or less mumps cases diagnosed in Alaska. In July 2016, two cases were diagnosed in the Fairbanks area. In 2017 there have already been eight cases diagnosed, most in the Anchorage area. […]

Governor Bill Walker at the Seward Airport. Photo: Michelle Strubeck

An Interview with Alaska Governor Bill Walker

by Michelle Strubeck for Seward City News- On August 25th, Governor Bill Walker, our second Alaskan born governor, arrived in Seward to spend some personal time here with his wife Donna in celebration of their fortieth wedding anniversary. The Walkers also took part in the Lost Lake Run benefiting those with cystic […]

Aging Mastery Program Begins New Session

Aging Mastery Program Begins New Session

A  new 10-week session of the Aging Mastery Program® will begin Thursday, September 21st, 12:45-2:15pm, at Seward Senior Center.  Adults age 50+ are invited to take this free course to learn how to navigate longer lives.  Developed by the National Council on Aging, the program encourages mastery—developing behaviors across many dimensions that will lead to improved […]

Career opportunities at SCHC

Career opportunities at SCHC

Are you a registered nurse or certified medical assistant?  Here’s your opportunity to be part of a growing organization while helping your friends and neighbors become healthier.  To read full job descriptions for our open positions, visit www.sewardhealthcenter.org/careers. OPEN POSITIONS Clinic Nurse/Health Educator (RN) Clinical Support Staff (CMA or LPN) Registration […]

Seward Music & Arts Festival – September 22 – 24, 2017

Seward Music & Arts Festival – September 22 – 24, 2017

The Seward Music and Arts Festival is thrilled to announce another musical soiree in the fall of 2017.  There will be live music and dance performances, with local-Alaskan artisan craft and food vendors featured. The festival is an exciting conclusion to the busy summer season that appeals to local Alaskans […]

Calm Waters. Photo: Allison Sayer.

Around the Horn on Knight Island

by Allison Sayer for Seward City News- This past spring, I was invited to join a group of women paddlers on a kayak trip out of Whittier starting on July 4. As the day of our trip approached, the forecast was almost too good to be true: variable winds up […]

Underwater Footage of Resurrection Bay

Underwater Footage of Resurrection Bay

Ever wondered what Resurrection Bay looks like underwater? In a nutshell, it’s just as amazing as it is above the water! Seward Ocean Excursions owners Captain/Dive Instructor Bixler McClure and Captain/Divemaster Krystin McClure, who have been SCUBA diving in Alaska for years, have been exploring the bay recently with a […]

Seward High Volleyball Carwash

Seward High Volleyball Carwash

Come support the volleyball team amd get your carwashed  and detailed, Saturday August 5th from 9am- 5pm. This fundraiser is going to buy new equipment for the volleyball team.  Car wash is by donation (come whenever) and detailing is $60 which includes a car wash. Call 406-794-7634 to make appointment […]

Poleske explaining cemetery sections to tour participants. Photo: Norma Elletson.

Seward Celebrates Solstice with a Cemetery Tour

By Kelley Lane for Seward City News- On Wednesday evening, June 21st, 50 Sewardites celebrated the Summer Solstice with a Cemetery Tour.  Cemetery tours have taken place for more than a decade on the Summer Solstice. Local historian Lee Poleske led the event with the competent support of Council Member Sue […]