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Don’t Read This, Watch the Road

Don’t Read This, Watch the Road

By Moriah Doepken and Joevahnta Usugan-Weddington For Earth Day 2018 we wanted to share a story about Sam Daniel who has been picking up trash along the Seward Highway for 27+ years. He has inspired us to practice environemtal stewardship, and we hope he will inspire you. When we initially […]

Baseball opening day 2018

Baseball opening day 2018

Get ready to PLAY BALL!!!! The Seward Little League 2018 season is about to get under way.  A dedicated group of volunteers has been working diligently to prepare for another great season of Little League in Seward.  The equipment has been inspected, inventoried and dispersed to the coaches. Opening day […]

Kwiniuk, near Elim, with Tohru Saito. Photo by Ned Rozell.

Alaska Hot Springs, Far and Wide

by Ned Rozell- KANUTI HOT SPRINGS — After a few hours of skiing through deep snow, Forest Wagner and I smelled a tuna sandwich. We knew we were closing in on warm pools of water. From the frozen Kanuti River, we moved along an open stream up toward Kanuti Hot […]

Live Trap Placed in Forest Acres

Live Trap Placed in Forest Acres

In an effort to address the coyote issue in the Forest Acres area, a live trap has been placed in the subdivision.  Please take care that pet animals are not allowed to run loose.  Thank you for your cooperation.  Seward Police Department 224-3338.

Songbirds like this yellow-rumped warbler would probably do better in a world without people. Photo by Ned Rozell.

Alaska’s Creatures Without Us

by Ned Rozell- In Alan Weisman’s book, The World Without Us, the author ponders “a world from which we all suddenly vanished. Tomorrow.” People who study Alaska’s wildlife donated some thought to the subject. Alaska’s lack of people has benefited many species, including caribou, which still outnumber Alaskans, and salmon, which […]

Spring Musical — April 5-7 and April 12-14

Spring Musical — April 5-7 and April 12-14

The Port City Players and the Seward Arts Council are again partnering to bring a fun, family-friendly musical to Seward. And, after three months of rehearsals, countless helpers from across the community, and assistance from three area churches, this Thursday is OPENING NIGHT for “JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT.” […]

A large field of aufeis on the Kuparuk River. Scientists think these ephemeral icefields might be places that enhance far-northern life in the winter and the summer. Photo by Jay Zarnetske.

Overflow Ice as Northern Oasis

by Ned Rozell- Overflow ice, also known as aufeis, is like a field of arctic daisies that comes back year after year. Aufeis that clogs northern valleys is born when frigid winter air meets cold water welling up to the ground’s surface. Aufeis dies when warm air finally melts it […]

A NASA graphic showing some of the space junk their researchers are tracking.

Streaking, Manmade Lights in the Sky

by Ned Rozell- I slept outside a few nights ago. Lying a platform of packed snow, my face looking upward from the sleeping bag, I squinted at the Big Dipper. Within a few minutes, what appeared to be a moving star slanted across the dipper. Then another. And another. About […]