Category: Outdoors

Frost Crystals Destabilize Snow

Winter Snow Sports are Here!

The winter sports season has begun on the Kenai Peninsula and in Girdwood. Snow cover in many areas remains light, but Alaskans are still getting out into the Chugach National Forest. Alyeska Resort opened officially on Thanksgiving weekend. Ted’s Express and the Bear Cub Quad (Chair 3 and Chair 4) […]

The Path to Seward

The Path to Seward

I’m at my desk in my tiny home here in downtown Seward, writing while I enjoy a day of sunshine. As the fall turns to winter, and we as a town embark towards the quieter, colder winter season, I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Kelley, my husband is […]

A Brown Bear walks on the pedestrian boardwalk at the Russian River. Photo courtesy of the USFS, Chugach National Forest.

Bear Mauling at Seward Airport [UPDATE]

8:12 AM According to Seward Police Department, a person believed to be walking a dog at Seward Municipal Airport was mauled by a bear at 7AM this morning. The individual was taken to Providence Seward Medical Center and the extent of the injuries were not available. It is also unknown whether […]

Social Running Group Starts Tomorrow at 9am

The first Sunday run by the Seward Alaska Social Runners is tomorrow morning at 9am. Meet up at Resurrect Art Cafe to begin the out and back jog along Lowell Point Road. Regroup afterwards at Resurrect for coffee and visiting. https://www.facebook.com/groups/SewardAlaskaSocialRunners/

Seward Scouts improve Tonsina campground area

Seward Scouts improve Tonsina campground area

Submitted by Andy Bacon, Alaska State Parks – On the weekend of September 30, Seward Cub Scout Pack 327 Webelos I & II Dens, and several Boy Scouts from Troop 568 hiked to Tonsina point for a 2 night stay to complete a community service project. Scouts installed a new […]

Major Storm System Inbound

There is a major storm front inbound to the Seward area that is expecting 5-7  inches of rainfall in a 12-18 hour period.  See the current weather warning here: http://forecast.weather.gov Report at 508 AM Monday Sept 19: FLOOD WATCH…CORRECTED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK 508 AM AKDT MON SEP 19 2016 […]

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

James Mitchell wins McCarthy Half Marathon

James Mitchell wins McCarthy Half Marathon

Submitted by Erin Carola – James Mitchell, 26, of Seward won the McCarthy Half Marathon held over Labor Day weekend in the remote town of McCarthy. The end of the road race is a fundraiser for the non-profit Wrangle Mountains Center. According to their website “the Wrangell Mountains Center provides […]

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 […]

Exit Glacier’s face crumbles

Exit Glacier’s face crumbles

By Russell Stigall for Seward City News – Weeks of heavy rain and a warm summer have undermined a large stretch of Exit Glacier’s terminus. See below for a video report from Exit Glacier For years most of the melt-water and rain runoff from the glacier flowed out from under […]