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 […]

Photo from the Seafood Expo North America in Boston. Photo by Jake Jacobsen

Fish Factor: Ugly Crab, Hatchery Hauls, and Tracking FVs

by Laine Welch- Get Ugly “It’s what’s on the inside that counts” is the message Alaska crab marketers are pushing to encourage their customers to put appearances aside. “We’re telling them to Get Ugly,” said Tyson Fick, executive director of the trade group, Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers, speaking of the new […]

Boundary monument 112, damaged by river ice, at the Yukon River crossing east of Eagle. Photo by Ned Rozell.

The Thin Line Between Canada and Alaska

by Ned Rozell- Marked by metal cones and a clear-cut swath 20 feet wide, Alaska’s border with Canada is one of the great feats of wilderness surveying. The boundary between Alaska and Canada is 1,538 miles long. The line is obvious in some places, such as the Yukon River valley, […]

Thank You for another successful tournament!

Thank You for another successful tournament!

Pictured are Jubilee and Adelai Andersen, along with their little sister. Marathon Wrestling Club would like to thank the many businesses and people of our community that came together to help us pull off another successful USA wrestling tournament at the Alaska Railroad Terminal, March 2nd & 3rd, 2018!  During […]