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19th Mayor’s Cup a huge success!

19th Mayor’s Cup a huge success!

The rain held off and the snow was deep for the exciting 19th Mayor’s Cup Race held at Seavey’s Corner on Saturday afternoon. For the 19th time, Fireman Richard Schmidt built a roaring, welcoming bonfire. The appreciative crowd gathered ’round to roast hot dogs and marshmallows and chat. Then, the fifteen […]

Go, Fight, and Win at State

Go, Fight, and Win at State

The following article was written by Seward High School junior Kendyl Morris.  For more Seahawk news, visit our site: http://shstoday.org/ Regions called an end to the Seahawk basketball season, but the cheerleaders weren’t done yet. Their coach Haley Hatch held three hours practices all spring break, including a non-mandatory two hour […]

Barbara Gerlach, founder of Recovering Hope. Photo: Michelle Strubeck

Recovering Hope Offers Help to Those in Need

By Michelle Strubeck for Seward City News – We all have habits such as biting our nails, labeling ourselves as ‘shopaholics’, overeating, or smoking just to name a few. However, the lines between habits, compulsory behavior and addiction can sometimes be blurred. A habit is a repeated action or behavior that may not […]

The artist at work

Kwangsook Schaefermeyer: A Passion for Painting

By Michelle Strubeck for Seward City News – With a dab of paint and the stroke of a brush, local artist Kwangsook Schaefermeyer creates beautiful works of art using acrylics, oils and watercolors. To look at her work you would think she is a trained painter, but in reality she […]

Dichotomies at the Valdez Glacier

Dichotomies at the Valdez Glacier

By Allison Sayer for City News – The stunning Valdez Glacier Lake lies at the end of the unvarnished “Glacier Haul Dump Road.” Junkyards and an old asbestos dump line the gravel road. A glacial moraine is, after all, a huge pile of rocks and gravel. It is an extremely […]

Big Bay Beginnings Opening Invitation

Big Bay Beginnings Opening Invitation

Please join the Qutekcak Native Tribe in the opening ceremony of: Big Bay Beginnings Child Development Center. Ribbon cutting ceremony begins promptly at 1:00PM followed by a tour of the center led by theprogram’s educators. We are very excited to welcome the community into the center and to share this […]

Back Off! Grumpy Moose Need Their Space

Back Off! Grumpy Moose Need Their Space

(Anchorage) – Alaskans from Homer to Anchorage, Palmer and beyond have reported encounters with aggressive moose in recent weeks. That’s not unusual for this time of year, wildlife biologists say, when moose grow tired and cranky from the rigors of a long winter. “Moose are just barely making it through […]

A Tropical Prison

A Tropical Prison

Submitted by Jessica Hettwer upon her return to Alaska from the island of Molokai, Hawaii – It actually was a dark and stormy night in 1866 when nine men and three women boarded the ship that took them to their new home. Kalawo, Molokai. An isolated peninsula, cut off from the […]

Main Street, Downtown McCarthy. Photo: Allison Sayer

A Winter Visit to McCarthy

What is McCarthy like in the winter, when all of the businesses are closed and the roads are covered with snow? Earlier this winter, a friend who lives in McCarthy had taken my dog there while I attended a training. My boyfriend Ben and I went to pick up my […]