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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    

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 […]

Exit Glacier Road closed

Exit Glacier Road closed

Exit Glacier Road aka Herman Leirer Road is closed for the winter. The gate is at the Box Canyon Bridge at the intersection of Exit Glacier Road and Old Exit Glacier Road. Recent rain and cool temperatures created hazardous black ice conditions this morning which melted by noon. Carol Griswold

Seward Iditarod Trail Blazers

Seward Iditarod Trail Blazers

Members of the Seward Iditarod Trail Blazers cleaned up their “Adopt a Highway” mile-plus on Exit Glacier Road this morning under cloudy skies with intermittent light rain. The group noted that overall, the quantity of trash seemed less than in some previous years, and only one abandoned tent full of nasties […]

Bison Hall Opens to the Public

Bison Hall Opens to the Public

On October 10th 2017, satellite internet and phone lines were installed in Bison Hall at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC), putting the finishing touches on a two and a half year construction project. The educational center includes five new offices located in the upper level, a multipurpose program hall, […]

Hidden in Plain Sight: fish storm drains

Hidden in Plain Sight: fish storm drains

Sunshine is hard to remember now, but earlier in October when morning shadows were long, I happened to notice a very cool fish design on a storm drain at Third and Jefferson. I have passed this remarkable design a zillion times without seeing it.”Dump No Waste! Drains to Waterways. Made in USA” Curious, […]