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Power line removal from the Lagoon

Power line removal from the Lagoon

City of Seward linemen removed the Lagoon power lines and poles on Tuesday and Wednesday, the final stage of the successful underground power line project. It was quite an interesting project to watch. After the power lines and cable were removed, the poles were chained to a boom lift which […]

Historic homes demolished

Historic homes demolished

A  home on the Seward Historic Register at 420 Third Ave was demolished today. The original intent of the new owners was to preserve the almost 100-year old historic stucco home exterior and completely renovate the interior. However, as is often the case with older homes, serious problems surfaced from […]

Tamara and Phyllis standing by the aluminum recycling bin located next to the Seward Marine Sciences Building.

SEWARD’S RECYCLING HERO: Phyllis Shoemaker

“Seward is our home. My husband and I like being self-sufficient. For us, recycling, reducing, and reusing has always been a pretty natural way to live.” I first met Phyllis Shoemaker at a Sustainable Seward: reduce, recycle, renew monthly meeting a few months ago. This is a community-run group that […]

A changing ecosystem

A changing ecosystem

I have been driving back and forth on the Seward Highway between Nash Road and Hermin Lierer (Exit Glacier) Road several times a day ever since April 2002. Every time, I would always glance over at the marshy area on the east side of the road to take a quick […]

Hydrofoil kiteboarding Rez Bay

Hydrofoil kiteboarding Rez Bay

I  thought I was watching an expert kiteboarder and his swooping red and black kite zip across the white-capped waves on Resurrection Bay. Then he sailed closer and I saw that he was actually riding above the water, slicing through the waves on top of a skinny black blade like a knife […]

Mount Marathon 2017 Race Video

Mount Marathon 2017 Race Video

Just in time for Mount Marathon 2018, Seward City News has finally released some of the footage from last years race. Footage shot by Steve Fink, Brian Wright, and Sarah Fink.  Edited by Bjorn Olson. https://youtu.be/DrZvd2Hv0mU

Local Sailing Instructor Wins National Award

Local Sailing Instructor Wins National Award

Sailing, Inc. announces that Captain Randy Altermatt was named an American Sailing Association (ASA) “Outstanding Instructor of the Year” for 2017. He was among a national roster of 964 sailing instructors, who were eligible for consideration of this annual award, determined by student survey submissions in his 2017 classes.  He […]

Sockeye salmon cost recovery fishery

Sockeye salmon cost recovery fishery

The Lucky Star, a salmon purse seiner from Homer, scooped up sockeye (red) salmon today at the head of Resurrection Bay in front of a crowd of anglers lining the shore armed with snagging hooks. Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association is permitted by ADFG to harvest its quota before other commercial […]

The Salmon Bake’s New Menu for Summer ’18

The Salmon Bake’s New Menu for Summer ’18

Want something a little more exciting to eat during the summer months?  The Salmon Bake’s new summer menu is featuring an unconventional variety of meats.  Daily fare are as follows: Halibut Cheeks MONDAY Taco TUESDAY  i.e.  (smoked meat tacos, fish, etc.) Wild WEDNESDASY i.e.(Alligator, Elk, Pheasant etc.) Smoked THURSDSAY i.e.(Smoked brisket, etc.) […]

The Alaska SeaLife Center Launches Chiswell Steller Sea Lion Fundraiser – 20 years of Steller sea lion research is in danger of ending

The Alaska SeaLife Center Launches Chiswell Steller Sea Lion Fundraiser – 20 years of Steller sea lion research is in danger of ending

The Alaska SeaLife Center, a non-profit organization, needs your help! In 1998, the Center’s research staff began studying Endangered Steller sea lions in the Gulf of Alaska using a remote video camera system.  The goal was to gather information without animal disturbance at the Chiswell Island breeding rookery, as well as other […]

Marathon Wrestling 2018 State Tournament Results

Marathon Wrestling 2018 State Tournament Results

The Marathon Miners Wrestling Club attended the Alaska USA State Wrestling Tournament May 3rd – 5th in Wasilla. Thursday, May 3rd was a Folkstyle wrestling tournament, we had 17 wrestlers registered and 12 of them took home medals!! Medals are awarded for 1st through 6th place due to the number […]

Powering Across Alaska on Skis

Powering Across Alaska on Skis

By Ned Rozell- “Jeremy offers us only his incessant snoring to remind us that he is a man and not a god.” So wrote Seth Adams on an Instagram post showing Jeremy Vandermeer striding across a wind-whipped ridge near the frozen headwaters of the Ambler River. Adams is a writer […]

Road to Exit Glacier Open for the Summer Season

Road to Exit Glacier Open for the Summer Season

The remaining 1.5 miles of the road to Exit Glacier opened this Friday, May 4 at 7:00 a.m.  Water is currently not available on site. Vault toilets are available for use. The Exit Glacier Nature Center is projected to open on Saturday, May 26, 2018.  Ranger-led programs will not be offered until […]

Bird Feathers and the Smell of Tangerines

Bird Feathers and the Smell of Tangerines

by Ned Rozell- Millions of Alaska birds nest on rocky emerald islands seen by few people other than ship captains. One of the funkiest of these creatures is the crested auklet, which looks like a bassist in a punk band and smells like a tangerine. These hand-size birds have intrigued […]