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Shelby Roy proudly showing off her trophies. Photo: Michelle Strubeck.

Catching Up with Shelby Roy

by Michelle Strubeck for Seward City News- Catch her if you can! The last time I met with Shelby Roy, Seward’s drag racing sensation, she was having a dream season. Shelby added another trophy to her collection on the July 16th Junior Dragster event. She was the runner up on […]

Snow River Glacier Dam Jökulhlaup

Snow River Glacier Dam Jökulhlaup

The snow river glacial dam has burst and is in the process of draining, dumping millions of gallons of water into Snow River.   Also known as a Jökulhlaup: A glacier outburst flood resulting from the failure of a glacier-ice-dam, glacier-sediment-dam, or from the melting of glacier ice by a volcanic […]

Black Bear. Photo Courtesy of US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Seward Experiences Spike in Urban Bear Activity

by Kelley Lane for Seward City News- Seward has experienced unusually high levels of black bear activity in the past few weeks. Residents have reported seeing animals in most parts of the Seward city limits, especially in the subdivision of Forest Acres. Just two weeks ago, a black bear walked […]

Go Inside Spring Creek Prison

Go Inside Spring Creek Prison

Go inside Spring Creek Correctional Center with Alaska Public Media for a conversation with the inmates, staff, and the public about preparing for life after prison. FREE, Tuesday, September 26 at 7 PM. Visit Alaska Public Media for more information: http://www.alaskapublic.org/2017/09/14/upcoming-community-in-unity-spring-creek/  

How to Spend a Rainy Day in Seward

How to Spend a Rainy Day in Seward

by Kelley Lane for Seward City News- August and September are typically rainy months in Seward. This year has been on target with most of the past month including substantial precipitation. Each time that it’s not actively pouring sheets of rain, I get out of my house and rejoice that […]

Black Bear Wanders into the Breeze Inn Lobby

Black Bear Wanders into the Breeze Inn Lobby

by Kelley Lane for Seward City News- On Sunday afternoon, just before 3pm, an adolescent black bear walked into the Breeze Inn, located near the Boat Harbor in Seward. The bear entered the lobby through the back door, which was propped open while housekeeping and maintenance was being done on […]

Emma Lee Moore, a Senior and Varsity runner at Seward High School, after successfully finishing her fourth race of the cross country season.

Seward High Hosts Cross Country Meet

by Kelley Lane for Seward City News- The town of Seward played host to hundreds of runners this past summer, including the recent Lost Lake race, which took place on a course made muddy from Seward’s tremendous rainfall. On September 8, Seward once again played host to dozens of runners. […]

Governor Bill Walker at the Seward Airport. Photo: Michelle Strubeck

An Interview with Alaska Governor Bill Walker

by Michelle Strubeck for Seward City News- On August 25th, Governor Bill Walker, our second Alaskan born governor, arrived in Seward to spend some personal time here with his wife Donna in celebration of their fortieth wedding anniversary. The Walkers also took part in the Lost Lake Run benefiting those with cystic […]

Final First Friday – September 1

Final First Friday – September 1

It’s our final First Friday of the season tomorrow! Come out and visit various shops throughout downtown and the harbor as they feature artists and offer free snacks and drinks. This Friday, September 1 from 6pm-8pm. Everyone welcome! Hope to see you Friday!

City Council: Cannabis, Taxes & SMIC Buildup

City Council: Cannabis, Taxes & SMIC Buildup

by Kelley Lane for Seward City News- August is Seward’s rainiest month, and Monday was no exception. The skies did cease their rainfall in the early evening hours, as Donna Glenz’s retirement party, appropriately held on Founder’s Day, took place at the City Hall Annex Building. City Council conducted a […]