Seward History

Divide Ski Area Gets Makeover

Divide Ski Area Gets Makeover

Seward’s premier groomed ski trail has been significantly improved over the past few months. The Divide Ski Trail at Mile 12 has been maintained by the Seward Nordic Ski Club for a number of years, and this year the state Department of Natural Resources approved the club’s plan to make […]

Long Time Moose Pass Resident Passes

Margaret Pauline Woods, 86, died of natural causes September 13, 2010. Margaret (Marge) was born in Denver, Colorado in 1924. Marge Woods and her husband Robert were married in 1942, they lived in Colorado, Washington state and Anchorage before settling in Moose Pass in 1950.  They called Moose Pass home […]

Bits of History – Founding of Seward

The latest Bits of History is fresh off the reel!  Take five minutes out of your day to learn how Seward got its name.  If you have a spare weekend, be sure and visit the Seward Museum on 3rd and Jefferson to learn more interesting bits of Seward’s history.

Book Signing "The Ghost of Fannie Guthry-Baehm"

 Drop by the Van Gilder Hotel at 308 Adams St, Seward and meet the author and share a “Fannie” ghost story on Labor Day, Monday, September 6th, from Noon until 2:00 PM. Coffee and cookies will be provided plus a guided tour of the hotel. Homer, Alaska based Hotelier, Jon Faulkner, […]

Shining Her Light on Resurrection Bay

Shining Her Light on Resurrection Bay

By Heidi Zemach (Authors note: As I enter my fifties, I look for inspiration to people like Judith “Lani” Lockwood, and the other retired local interpreters for the National Park Service. Folks like Lani and Chad Lockwood, Tom Osborne, Jim Fredrickson, Mark Swanson, Stan McKnight, Doug Capra and the late […]

Bits of History Seward Cemetery

In this week’s ‘Bits of History’ with Lee Poleske, we hear the story of the battle to claim the land for Seward’s cemetery in 1927.  The first resident to be buried in the new cemetery was long-time Sewardite John Nash, shortly after the grounds were cleared. We hope you enjoy […]

Council Considers Navigability and Flood Mitigation

Council Considers Navigability and Flood Mitigation

 By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News Anxious property owners packed the Seward City Council Chamber Monday night as the council attempted to become more educated on the thorny, often contradictory legal issue of navigability. They heard from Borough Mayor Dave Carey, hydrologist liaison Dan Mahalak, Department of Natural Resource […]

Snapshots of Seward

Snapshots of Seward

“Snapshots of Seward”, a pictorial history book, is available at Cover to Cover Bookstore.  “Snapshots of Seward” is the Seward Community Library Association’s Centennial project.  The Seward Community Library Association greatly appreciates the hard work by Amy Mow and Dawn Ernst that finally made this book possible.  It is a […]

Happy Seward's Day!

From Wikipedia: Seward’s Day is a legal holiday in the U.S. state of Alaska. It falls on the last Monday in March and commemorates the signing of the Alaska Purchase treaty on March 30, 1867.[1] It is named for then-Secretary of State William H. Seward, who negotiated the purchase from […]

 (By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News) SPD Sgt.Doreen Valadez   James Eacker, of Fairbanks, was convicted of murdering Toni Lister, a 29-year old Seward mother of four, by a Kenai Superior Court jury March 10th. She was killed sometime around March 6, 1982– almost 28 years to the day […]