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 […]

Seward Nordic Ski Club Social – November 16th

Seward Nordic Ski Club Social – November 16th

Join Seward Nordic Ski Club for a fun night out at our annual membership social & meeting on November 16th! Renew your membership, join SNSC, or just come out for food, beer or wine, a great raffle, and Warren Miller’s Steep and Deep! 80’s attire is highly encouraged! The soiree is […]

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

SHOP LOCAL – SAVE BIG! MOUNTAIN VIEW SPORTS HUGE 3 STORE SALE Now Through BLACK FRIDAY! Grundens and Carharts 30% to 50% Off Many other brand names 20%-30% Off Mountain View Sports is at 207 4th. Ave in Seward    

Outdoor Gear & Ski Swap – Call for Volunteers!

Outdoor Gear & Ski Swap – Call for Volunteers!

Do you bake a mean brownie, know your Grandma’s secret mac & cheese recipe or simmer up the world’s best pozole? The Seward Nordic Ski Club is still looking for folks to donate their favorite dish for the Swap this upcoming Saturday. All you have to do is cook it up, […]

Seward Parks and Rec Department Bulletin

Seward Parks and Rec Department Bulletin

Seward Archery League New dates! Fall Session: Nov 8 – Nov 29 at the Alaska Railroad Terminal. Grab your bow & arrows and come down to the Alaska Railroad Terminal for target practice and to compete with other archers. It’s $5 to drop-in or $20 for the whole Fall league. Bring your […]

Swans and the Lagoon power lines

For those who missed the October 30 article, the Lagoon power lines are ready to go underground. Contractors have been working all summer to install the conduits under the Lagoon. According to the October 13 City Manager’s Report: “The only work left to date by the contractor is to pull a […]

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 […]

ANOTHER Swan killed by Lagoon power lines!!!

I  just received confirmation that a 4-month old TRUMPETER SWAN cygnet hit the power lines along the Lagoon at Dairy Hill Lane on Sunday afternoon and died of its injuries. Seward power lines have killed eight young resident swans since 2014, all but two at the Lagoon power lines: January […]