Local Photography

SCN Crazy Snowfall Picture Contest

SCN Crazy Snowfall Picture Contest

It looks like good old fashioned winter in Seward, Alaska has returned after a three-year hiatus. This past week has leaned toward the extreme side of snowfall in a short period of time.  The snow piles at the home office of Seward City News are up to the second story windows […]

Super Summit Sunday: Fourth of July Peaks

Super Summit Sunday: Fourth of July Peaks

I didn’t witness the superb athletes who marked the Fourth of July Peaks and glacial cirque on the east side of Resurrection Bay. Unless I missed seeing these tracks yesterday, it could have been part of today’s apparent Super Summit Sunday. Judging from the four sets of tracks, unless one […]

Resident Trumpeter Swan Family Returns

Resident Trumpeter Swan Family Returns

This afternoon, our resident Trumpeter Swan family, two adults and 3 cygnets (of the original 7 cygnets) flew over the Lagoon past the houses on the cliff. What a surprise for anyone who happened to be looking out their window to see them stroking past at eye level! The swan family […]

Snowboarder powers straight up Mt Marathon

Snowboarder powers straight up Mt Marathon

A phenomenally strong and determined snowboarder powered straight up the steep face of Mt Marathon today around noon. I did not see the swift descent, but later noticed his tracks, zigzagging back down. Take a look tomorrow; they will probably still be there, etched into the snow. Seward sure has […]

Winter has Begun: Solstice Photos Around Seward

Winter has Begun: Solstice Photos Around Seward

By Kelley Lane for Seward City News – This week in Seward has been a relatively quiet one, as many of us celebrate the winter holidays, including Winter Solstice and Christmas. It’s been a fortunate time to be in Seward, with the fantastic weather that we’ve been having, including fresh […]

2016 Seward Audubon Christmas Bird Count

2016 Seward Audubon Christmas Bird Count

The Seward CBC got off to a great start on the first day of Count Week with three rare species: two Anna’s Hummingbirds, a male Red-breasted Sapsucker, and a White-throated Sparrow. Robins, Varied Thrushes, Rock Sandpipers, and two Greater Scaup were also found, nice additions to our usual winter birds. […]

USCG Super Hercules on patrol

USCG Super Hercules on patrol

An impressive US Coast Guard HC-130 flew south over Seward today around 11:30 am. The Lockheed Hercules aircraft has been in the news lately, assisting mariners in distress. According to the USCG website, the HC-130J is 99′ 7 ” long with a wingspan of 132′ 7″, and stands 38′ 11″ high. […]

The Lieveling in better times

The Lieveling in better times

  Back in 2013, I watched the Lieveling bravely sail through a storm in Resurrection Bay to the safety of the Seward Boat Harbor. What a shame she was grounded on the beach a few days ago! I am glad the mariner was OK, and thankful for the skilled US Coast Guard […]

Exit Glacier on a spectacular day

Exit Glacier on a spectacular day

After yesterday’s torrential rain, today was spectacular. Exit Glacier was especially beautiful, framed by golden cottonwoods and a blue sky. Take time, when you can, to be a tourist and visit YOUR National Park soon! Submitted by Carol Griswold

Lowell Creek flood control, choreographed

Lowell Creek flood control, choreographed

Already high area streams rose even higher after receiving an average of almost half an inch of rain per hour overnight, totaling 4.5 inches between 4 pm and 2:30 am Monday morning. It seemed impossible that the rain could fall any harder as the raindrops merged into an aerial stream. It […]

Sea Otter Summer

Sea Otter Summer

By Russell Stigall — Seward’s half-a-dozen sea otters who call the head of Resurrection Bay home have entertained locals and visitors along the waterfront, summer after summer. Below are photos that document some of these antics from the summer of 2016. These are not National Geographic quality photos, just charismatic […]