Alaska

Scholarship award up to $1500

Scholarship award up to $1500

Scholarship opportunity is currently available for Seward-area students, ages 16 to 21, who have been schooled in or near Seward for at least two years and have their own current library card. Applicants for this scholarship must do more than fill out a form. He or she must also demonstrate […]

Community Book Read and Workshop for Writers, April 21st

Community Book Read and Workshop for Writers, April 21st

Community Book Read and Writers’ Workshop with Libby Fisher Hellman is scheduled for Seward on April 21, 2018. Hellman will read from her recent publication War, Spies and Bobby Sox. This book presents three novellas about women who discover that the tumultuous effects of war were not confined to the […]

View of downtown Seward from Resurrect Art Coffee House, a local gathering place for Sewardites of all ages, a resiliency asset in our small town

Locals Build Seward’s Strength

by Kelley Lane for Seward Prevention Coalition– Winter can be emotionally and financially challenging in Seward. Fewer hours of daylight can affect mental health and our winter job market makes employment more difficult to obtain. These two factors alone can have far reaching impacts on the health and wellbeing of […]

Aurora is space weather made visible. Photo by Ned Rozell.

Space Weather: Havoc Caused by the Sun

by Ned Rozell- Space weather affects snowplow drivers carving through Thompson Pass in a whiteout, Iowa farmers dropping seeds of corn, and wedding planners who release white doves during the ceremony. These and other customers subscribe to daily forecasts from the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colorado. Rodney […]

Travis Beals competing in the Willow 300. Photo courtesy of Julia Redington.

Travis Beals and Sarah Stokey Race into 2018

by Justine Pechuzal for Seward City News- Winter for Alaskan recreationalists is a special time for skiing, snow machining, ice skating, or, if you’re a serious dog musher, racing.  Travis Beals and Sarah Stokey of Seward’s Turning Heads Kennel are no exception.   Most recently, both mushers completed the Tustamena […]

View of downtown Seward, a close knit Alaskan community incorporating new research about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) into community programming. Photo by Kelley Lane.

How ACEs Play Out In Small Town Alaska

  by Kelley Lane for– Seward Prevention Coalition Seward is a thriving and warm community, full of people who care and want to nurture one another. Even so, the fact remains that we don’t all start with the same opportunities and that early childhood trauma can have a lasting impact […]

Railroad Names Brian Lindamood New VP of Engineering

Railroad Names Brian Lindamood New VP of Engineering

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Alaska Railroad (ARRC) has promoted Director of Project Management Brian Lindamood to Vice President Engineering, effective Jan. 31, 2018. He moves into the VP position vacated in January, when Clark Hopp became Chief Operating Officer.  The Engineering VP oversees the evaluation, planning and construction of the […]

Town of Seward Alaska, taken from an H-21 on Easter Sunday 1964. Photo by Frank C. Fox photographs, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Coastal Alaska Spared a Tsunami, But Why?

by Allison Sayer for Seward City News- Last week, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake shook the state. The prolonged shaking prompted many coastal residents to immediately seek higher ground. A tsunami warning was issued for Southeast and Southcentral Alaska, the Alaska Peninsula, the Aleutians, and British Columbia. Due to the size of […]

Tsunami Warning after Magnitude 8.0 Earthquake shakes up Alaska

At 12:31AM this morning, an 8.0 earthquake centered 175 miles Southeast of Kodiak, shook up South Central Alaska. More information and a map can be found at the U.S. Tsunami Warning Center here: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us2000cmy3#executive   Tsunami Warning A tsunami Warning is now in effect which includes the coastal areas of British […]