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A mountain goat visits Seward Small Boat Harbor July 16, 2016.
Steve Fink photo.

Wild Mountain Goat Visits Seward Harbor

Moose cruise through town often. Bears visit occasionally. Porcupines, river otters, yes we get those too. But mountain goats? A wild mountain goat made its way to Seward Small Boat Harbor this afternoon with Animal Control Officers in hot pursuit. See the video below. It then made its way to […]

AVTEC Gym scheduled to close to the public

AVTEC Gym scheduled to close to the public

By Russell Stigall for Seward City News – There are differing opinions as to whether or not Seward residents will have access to the AVTEC gym facilities. The City of Seward says that in little more than two weeks time, August 1,  Alaska Vocational Technical Center will close its recreational facilities to […]

Mount Marathon Race 2016 Video

Mount Marathon Race 2016 Video

I compiled some Mount Marathon Race footage shot by SCN into a video for fun and historical purposes.  Some emphasis is on local Seward runners which will be a continuing theme that we improve upon for future MMR events. -Steve    

Alaska Film Fest announces Film Schedule

Alaska Film Fest announces Film Schedule

Alaskan Film makers will once again be descending on Seward the last weekend of July in four film competitions. On Saturday, July 30th, at 7:00 pm free screenings of the Features Competition will be seen at the UAF Marine Science Center Rae Building at 201 Railyway Avenue.  Shorts take the […]

Therapy Services Help Seward Kids Receive Care They Need

Therapy Services Help Seward Kids Receive Care They Need

Rosemary Youngblood bounds into the Speech and Occupational therapy room at Providence Seward Mountain Haven, her flyaway hair in multiple braids and a big smile on her face. She’s heading straight for a rehabilitation ladder and hops up the steps, counting 1-2-3 until she reaches the platform. Then, back down […]

Tugboat Tan’erliq puts on a water show

Tugboat Tan’erliq puts on a water show

This evening around 6:45, the 140′  tugboat Tan’erliq put on an impressive waterworks show just south of the Seward Boat Harbor, complete with rainbows. More than just a pretty display, it displayed the range, force, and nimble maneuvering of the salt water fire fighting response. The Crowley Marine Services tug is a […]

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Mount Marathon Race: A Challenge for All Ages

By Millie Spezialy – The Mount Marathon Race is unique in many ways, one being that it welcomes all ages, from 7 year olds to 80 plus seniors. In 2015, two Alaskan women, Allie Ostrander, 19, and Ellyn Brown, 63, separated in age by over forty years, set Mount Marathon records. Ostrander, 19, broke […]

NPS Celebrates 100 Years in Seward!

NPS Celebrates 100 Years in Seward!

Kenai Fjords National Park would like to thank the Seward community for celebrating 100 years of the National Park Service with us!  It was an evening of good food, friends, inspiration, music, and arts.  Special thanks to Dot Bardarson and Jennifer Headtke of the Seward Mural Society, Master Artist Byron […]

Dead whale removed from cruise ship bow

Dead whale removed from cruise ship bow

This afternoon, Karl Van Buskirk, owner of Storm Chasers Marine, and his crew successfully removed the dead whale from the bow of the cruise ship. It took a lot of power to pull the draped whale off. Fortunately, the operation was successful. The whale floated just enough to allow the […]

Dead whale discovered on cruise ship bow

Dead whale discovered on cruise ship bow

A dead whale was discovered on the bulbous bow of the Holland America cruise ship Zaandam early this morning. Initially identified as a juvenile humpback whale, it is now tentatively identified as a fin whale. As with the August 19, 2006 incident when the Celebrity cruise ship Summit arrived in port […]

Featured Local: Jim Craig

Featured Local: Jim Craig

By Mike Bissonette for SCN – Seward has been described as the best kept secret in Alaska.  With the mountains, glaciers, Resurrection Bay, and the rush of the travel season, it is easy to gloss over the depth of incredible stories all around town.  The Small Office of AA Seward Air […]