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The artist at work

Kwangsook Schaefermeyer: A Passion for Painting

By Michelle Strubeck for Seward City News – With a dab of paint and the stroke of a brush, local artist Kwangsook Schaefermeyer creates beautiful works of art using acrylics, oils and watercolors. To look at her work you would think she is a trained painter, but in reality she […]

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 […]

Big Bay Beginnings Opening Invitation

Big Bay Beginnings Opening Invitation

Please join the Qutekcak Native Tribe in the opening ceremony of: Big Bay Beginnings Child Development Center. Ribbon cutting ceremony begins promptly at 1:00PM followed by a tour of the center led by theprogram’s educators. We are very excited to welcome the community into the center and to share this […]

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 […]

A Tropical Prison

A Tropical Prison

Submitted by Jessica Hettwer upon her return to Alaska from the island of Molokai, Hawaii – It actually was a dark and stormy night in 1866 when nine men and three women boarded the ship that took them to their new home. Kalawo, Molokai. An isolated peninsula, cut off from the […]

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 […]

Sprouts in a square plastic sprouter. Photo: Allison Sayer

Sprouts: Alaska’s Cheapest Superfood

By Allison Sayer for Seward City News Sprouting is a great way to save money and eat healthy food. Most people know the basic procedure to make sprouts: Add a small amount of seeds to some kind of container, rinse and drain frequently, enjoy. I would like to share some […]

Building His Way to Engineering

Building His Way to Engineering

The following article was written by Seward High School junior Kendyl Morris.  For more student news, please visit http://shstoday.org/ From making a simple machine to creating the newest iPhone, engineering is around us everywhere. As stated by senior Logan Smith, “engineering is a lot of learning equations and simple machines, and […]

Sieverts Signs With Valley City State

Sieverts Signs With Valley City State

The following article was written by Seward High School sophomore Tanis Lorring.  For more high school news, please visit SHS Today.  http://shstoday.org/ On Wednesday, March 1, our very own Rhett Sieverts signed a letter of intent to play football for Valley City State University in North Dakota. Sieverts joins Seward […]