Foreman Mark Hanson and driver Tavis Chaffin at the Thompson Pass DOT shop. Photo by Allison Sayer.

Keeping Thompson Pass Clear

by Allison Sayer for Seward City News- What’s it like to drive a plow truck in one of the snowiest places on earth? And what kind of equipment can move all that snow? I visited the DOT station in Thompson Pass on December 21 to learn more about this tough […]

Cordova Harbor. Photo by Allison Sayer.

Fish Factor: Fishing Picks and Pans of 2017

by Laine Welch- For 27 years this weekly column has featured news for and about Alaska’s commercial fishing industry. It began in 1991 in the Anchorage Daily News and now appears in more than 20 news outlets across Alaska, nationally and in the UK. Today, Alaska fishermen and processors provide 65 […]

The most remote places in Alaska. Map by Dorte Dissing.

The Most Remote Place in the U.S.

by Ned Rozell- Richard Forman, a Harvard professor of landscape ecology, once visited a mangrove swamp in the Florida Everglades that he described as the most remote place in the eastern U.S. The swamp was 17 miles from any road. What’s the most remote spot in Alaska? Dorte Dissing once […]

ReThink Recycling: Seward Strong Kickoff Meeting

ReThink Recycling: Seward Strong Kickoff Meeting

by Kelley Lane for Seward Prevention Coalition- Recycling options for Sewardites may improve in the coming year, thanks to efforts being made by a newly organized community group. At the Seward Strong event held on December 5th, members of the community adopted two initiatives to make our community stronger and […]

Kodiak Fisherman To Sell From the Docks

City Council says Kodiak fishermen can sell seafood from their boats Mitch Borden/KMXT At its regular meeting last night, the Kodiak city council passed an ordinance to allow local fishermen to sell seafood on Kodiak docks. Last year, the city was given a petition asking it to revise a city […]

Sponsor A book And Create Reading Adventures

Sponsor A book And Create Reading Adventures

Friends of the Seward Library hope that you had a wonderful holiday with family and friends! A reminder that the annual Wish Tree is up and ready for sponsors of children’s and young adult books! Help make a ‘book wish’ come true! Library is open today, December 26, 2017 through […]

Update: Seward Highway Reopened at Mile 105

Alaska DOT Press Release- UPDATE: The Seward reopened at 11:30 a.m. Please expect intermittent lane closure today 12/18, as crews will still be clearing debris from ditches and assessing the guardrail replacement. SEWARD HIGHWAY: Advisory – December 18, 2017: Per State DOT there is a large rock and mudslide across […]

Production coming in April

CONGRATULATIONS! …to everyone who auditioned for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat”. Cast has been named and rehearsals are set to begin in January. If we missed anyone’s name here, be sure to let us know! Well done, everyone, and thank you for the turn out! NARRATOR — Linnea […]

Northern sea ice off the coast of Alaska. Photo by Ned Rozell.

Driven by Open Ocean, Arctic Continues to Warm

by Ned Rozell- NEW ORLEANS — At this gathering of thousands scientists at a horseshoe bend of the lower Mississippi River, a few talked about a place far away they have been watching for years. “The Arctic shows no sign of returning to the reliably frozen state it was a […]

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey and workshop. Photo by David Guilfoyle

Collaboratively Unearthing the Past

by Katherine Schake- At a unique curve in the Kenai River, known today as a late-season silver salmon ‘hole’ by locals and named for its color, Turquoise Bend has been discovered as an 800-year-old semi-permanent winter village site of the Denai’na. To the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, this site is not […]

Alaska Railroad Names Clark Hopp Chief Operating Officer

Alaska Railroad Names Clark Hopp Chief Operating Officer

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Alaska Railroad (ARRC) has named Vice President of Engineering Clark Hopp as chief operating officer (COO), effective January 1, 2018, when current COO Doug Engebretson retires.  The COO oversees rail transportation, engineering, mechanical, safety and grant administration functions. “Involved with railroading for more than two decades, Clark […]