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Seward Tsunami Swimmer Brings Home Gold

Seward Tsunami Swimmer Brings Home Gold

Lydia Jacoby traveled to Fairbanks representing the Seward Tsunami Swim Club at the 2018 Alaska Senior Championship meet January 26-28. This is a gathering of  top competitive swimmers from around the state, and athletes must meet challenging time standards to attend. Temperatures in Fairbanks dipped below -25 over the weekend; […]

SCN Wants YOUR Tsunami Warning Stories!

SCN Wants YOUR Tsunami Warning Stories!

What did YOU do during the tsunami warning last week? We would love to hear and share locals’ stories from the tsunami warning. Please send your story to editor@sewardcitynews.com along with your name as you would like it to appear in print. Please let us know if you would prefer […]

Town of Seward Alaska, taken from an H-21 on Easter Sunday 1964. Photo by Frank C. Fox photographs, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Coastal Alaska Spared a Tsunami, But Why?

by Allison Sayer for Seward City News- Last week, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake shook the state. The prolonged shaking prompted many coastal residents to immediately seek higher ground. A tsunami warning was issued for Southeast and Southcentral Alaska, the Alaska Peninsula, the Aleutians, and British Columbia. Due to the size of […]

2018 Seward Polar Bear Jump part 1

2018 Seward Polar Bear Jump part 1

The north wind veered away from the Seward Boat Harbor, the sun shone brightly, and the water  at around 43º  was about 15º warmer than the air for the 2008 Seward Polar Bear Jump. According to the American Cancer Society website teams and 93 participants raised over $106,904 to help […]

Snow River String Band plays Folk Festival

Snow River String Band plays Folk Festival

Seward’s own Snow River String Band was invited back to the Anchorage Folk Festival stage last weekend for the fifth year running. This year they were honored with an evening time slot immediately preceding the headline act, The Seamus Egan Project, which meant that the auditorium was filled with more […]

Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow), where climate change has already happened. Photo by Ned Rozell.

Utqiagvik, Where the Climate has Changed

by Ned Rozell- Two things happened on top of the world this week. In Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow), on January 22 the sun topped the horizon for the first time since mid-November. The day before that, January 21, was the first time since Halloween the town’s thermometers recorded a below-normal daily […]

Tsunami Warning after Magnitude 8.0 Earthquake shakes up Alaska

At 12:31AM this morning, an 8.0 earthquake centered 175 miles Southeast of Kodiak, shook up South Central Alaska. More information and a map can be found at the U.S. Tsunami Warning Center here: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us2000cmy3#executive   Tsunami Warning A tsunami Warning is now in effect which includes the coastal areas of British […]

Sea otter eating a crab. Photo by Allison Sayer.

Fish Factor: Sea Otters, CFEC Seats, and Fish Trends

by Laine Welch- Sea otters and their devastating impacts on Southeast Alaska shellfish were among the many emotionally-charged topics at the state Board of Fisheries marathon meeting running from January 11-23 in Sitka.  The Board was set to address 153 proposals for state subsistence, commercial, sport, guided sport, and personal use fisheries for the […]

Your Hair Knows Where You’ve Been

Your Hair Knows Where You’ve Been

by Ned Rozell- Sprouting from your head at the rate of more than three inches a year, hair is a recorder of the things you eat and drink and where you ate and drank them. An Ottawa-based researcher once assembled a countrywide database of Canadians’ hair designed to help the […]

Letter from the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company

Letter from the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company

By Tom Barrett President, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company- In 2017, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company marked 40 years of operating the Trans Alaska Pipeline System. And thanks to strong efforts by North Slope producers, 2017 also marked the second annual increase in TAPS throughput since 2002. Every new year brings new […]

Cropped image of the Porcupine caribou herd captured in July 2017 by Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Nate Pamperin. Pamerin and others at the agency used the images to count a record number of caribou in 2017, about 218,000. Images courtesy of Nate Pamperin, Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Image of Porcupine Herd Travels Cross Country

by Ned Rozell- There are no photographs of bison spilling by the thousands across the Great Plains. By the time cameras came along, most of the bison were gone. John Wright of Fairbanks believes he has an Alaska version of what that photo might have been. His image, 12 slide […]