Baby Beluga update

Baby Beluga update

Tyonek, the rescued baby Beluga whale, is growing! When he was admitted to the ASLC on September 30 at about a month old, he weighed 142 pounds. At 10 weeks, he weighs 205 pounds, and is 5 1/2 feet long. Experts from facilities all across the country have contributed to […]

An aerial view of Grewingk Glacier on an October day, fifty years to the month after the landslide and tsunami. The cliff to the right of the glacier could slide again, which local geologist believe could cause another massive tsunami. Photo: Bjorn Olson.

Grewingk Glacier Landslide and Tsunami

by Bjørn Olson- Imagine hovering in a helicopter above Grewingk Glacier Lake, in Kachemak Bay, fifty years ago. From this safe vantage, you watch as 80 Empire State Buildings worth of material slowly dislodge from the steep slope above the lake, and then let go all at once. Cleaved from […]

A beaver-cut poplar tree on the upper Tanana River.  Photo: Ned Rozell.

Beavers slapping tails on far-north waters

by Ned Rozell- Animals the size of Labrador retrievers are changing the face of Alaska, creating new ponds visible from space. “These guys leave a mark,” UAF ecologist Ken Tape said of North America’s largest rodents, beavers. He has observed the recent work of beavers north of Arctic Circle using […]

Lindquist Signs with Black Hills State

Lindquist Signs with Black Hills State

The following article was written by Seward High School foreign exchange student Dania Schulze.  For more student articles and high school news, please visit our site at https://shstoday.org/ On November 13th, Ruby Lindquist, whose passion is to run, signed a letter of intent for Black Hills State University. Fifteen colleges from […]

A Conibear body trap similar to the one that snared Valdez resident, Chris Moulton's pet

Pets and Traps: Avoiding Backcountry Encounters

by Brian Wright for Seward City News- When Valdez resident Chris Moulton heard a horrible shriek echo through the dark forest, he knew instantly his dog was in trouble. Moulton was hiking with his husky-Shepard mix, Nukka, on the Keystone Canyon Trail, a popular hiking trail. Though he was aware […]

A winter bicycle commuter comfortably rides a Kenai Peninsula road on a cold mid-winter day. Photo: Bjørn Olson.

Winter Bicycle Commuting

by Bjørn Olson- Bright lights from an approaching vehicle cast a long shadow ahead of me. I was riding my bicycle on an icy road; the light grew brighter and my shadow more defined. I felt apprehension as the vehicle advanced from behind, at full speed. With no shoulder to […]

Mountain View Sports Huge Sale

Mountain View Sports Huge Sale

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Photo: Bob Bolton with a plug of northern tundra soil from the Seward Peninsula extracted during a field trip in early September 2017. To Bolton’s left are Anne Gust Brown, Jerry Brown, Lydia Vaughn of the University of California Berkeley and Amy Breen, like Bolton a scientist with the International Arctic Research Center at UAF. Photo: Evan Westrup.

When Jerry Brown came to Nome

by Ned Rozell- A few Alaska researchers recently accepted a surprise assignment of giving Jerry Brown a tour of the Seward Peninsula. The California governor was stopping in Nome on his way to a meeting in Russia. The 79-year-old environmentalist and leader of a state that resembles a progressive nation […]

Seward's Teen and Youth Center hosted their popular goldfish game with youth and adult volunteers. Photo: Kelley Lane.

Annual Halloween Carnival Delights Locals

By Kelley Lane for Seward City News- Tuesday night’s annual Seward Halloween Carnival enjoyed high attendance. The event, hosted by the City of Seward Parks and Recreation Department, was held at the 20,000 square foot cruise ship terminal from 6 to 9 pm. The carnival featured booths constructed and hosted by local […]