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A Brown Bear walks on the pedestrian boardwalk at the Russian River. Photo courtesy of the USFS, Chugach National Forest.

Bear Mauling at Seward Airport [UPDATE]

8:12 AM According to Seward Police Department, a person believed to be walking a dog at Seward Municipal Airport was mauled by a bear at 7AM this morning. The individual was taken to Providence Seward Medical Center and the extent of the injuries were not available. It is also unknown whether […]

The Lagoon. Red oval shows dog's approximate location.

Dog Rescued from Benson Lagoon

At around noon on Tuesday October 25, a group of Seward residents out for a walk on Chamberlain Road noticed a dog in the middle of Benson Lagoon. The dog had apparently fallen through the ice. It was keeping its head above the water, but it was not making progress […]

Inside the AVTEC simulator bridge. Photo: Allison Sayer.

AVTEC Maritime Simulator gets a major upgrade

The icebreaker was called in to assist in towing a platform through thick pack ice. One ship was already towing ahead, and a tugboat was trailing behind. The convoy was not making sufficient headway, and the ice was getting thicker. As I drove the icebreaker towards the head of the […]

Seiners on Prince William Sound. Photo: Allison Sayer

What happened to the pink salmon?

By Allison Sayer for Seward City News – Prince William Sound pink salmon fishermen are glad to have this season, described by one captain as “biblically bad” behind them. The salmon harvest was less than 30% of the expected harvest for this year. Prince William Sound was not alone; Kodiak, […]

SPRD Bulletin & Halloween Carnival Information

SPRD Bulletin & Halloween Carnival Information

SPRD Bulletin…  Halloween Carnival The Annual Community Halloween Carnival is coming up Monday, October 31st 6 to 9pm Booth space is now available, reserve your spot today call Josie at jmcclain@cityofseward.net or download a form from our website: carnival-booth-forms www.cityofseward.us   Glacier Family Medicine Pumpkin Prowl at Forest Acres Park Sat, Oct […]

Tough Playoff Loss After Unprecedented Season

Tough Playoff Loss After Unprecedented Season

By Spencer Burgin for Seward City News – The Seward Seahawk’s unprecedented season ended Saturday with a disappointing 44-6 home loss to the Houston Hawks in the State of Alaska small school semifinals. Unprecedented because this was Seward’s first conference championship team, and the first to play in a home […]

Seward Firefighters Earn 3 of 5 Awards at Alaska Fire Conference

Seward Firefighters Earn 3 of 5 Awards at Alaska Fire Conference

Submitted by Seward Fire Department – Austin Chapman:  Firefighter of the year award Firefighter of the Year Description The firefighter is the foundation of the fire service. Firefighters serve their communities in many different ways; responding to emergencies, organizing safety events and being role models of community responsibility. The Firefighter […]

Seward Scouts improve Tonsina campground area

Seward Scouts improve Tonsina campground area

Submitted by Andy Bacon, Alaska State Parks – On the weekend of September 30, Seward Cub Scout Pack 327 Webelos I & II Dens, and several Boy Scouts from Troop 568 hiked to Tonsina point for a 2 night stay to complete a community service project. Scouts installed a new […]

AZA Grants Accreditation to Alaska SeaLife Center

AZA Grants Accreditation to Alaska SeaLife Center

Silver Spring, Maryland (September 14, 2016) – The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) today announced that the Alaska SeaLife Center was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission. “Only zoos and aquariums that meet the highest standards are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums,” said AZA Interim Present and CEO […]

New Puffin Mural Has Hatched!

New Puffin Mural Has Hatched!

Seward is the official Mural Capital of Alaska, and the next stupendous mural is well underway. The theme for this year’s Seward Mural Society project is Puffins. Giant puffins! Master Artist Liza McElroy has two other beautiful murals installed in Seward on Railway Avenue: “Windows to the Bay” at the […]

Meet the Candidates

Meet the Candidates

It is almost time for our Meet the Candidates evening. Where:  Seward Community Library – Community Room When:  Thursday September 15th Time:  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm  (with the forum taking place at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm) Who:  Dale Butts – Rissie Casagranda – John Hull – Marianna Keil […]

Seward City Council recap and pregame

Seward City Council recap and pregame

By Russell Stigall for Seward City News — Before the most recent city council meeting, on August 22, Gov. Bill Walker had yet to visit Seward and Exit Glacier was in the process of washing away. On the morning of a Special City Council meeting, below is recap of August’s final council meeting […]

Exit Glacier’s face crumbles

Exit Glacier’s face crumbles

By Russell Stigall for Seward City News – Weeks of heavy rain and a warm summer have undermined a large stretch of Exit Glacier’s terminus. See below for a video report from Exit Glacier For years most of the melt-water and rain runoff from the glacier flowed out from under […]