Outdoors

Humpback whales along the Waterfront!

Humpback whales along the Waterfront!

Two humpback whales cruised along the Waterfront and Lowell Point Road yesterday. What a thrill to hear their explosive breath, see the vapor plumes erupt, and watch the enormous dark back and dorsal fin slide up then back into the water. Steller sea lions also surged along the shore, surfacing […]

Free Bear Safety Training Friday May 12

Free Bear Safety Training Friday May 12

It’s that time of the year again to be bear aware! Join us on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the K.M. Rae Building from 4:30-6:30 p.m. to learn about bear safety and practice spraying with inert bear spray. Kenai Fjords National Park and the Seward Ranger District of the Chugach […]

New Community Garden Set to Break Ground this Summer!

New Community Garden Set to Break Ground this Summer!

In November 2016 Seward Wellness For All hosted Seward’s 1st Annual Seward Strong Planning Day.  The objective of the planning day was to identify two wellness initiatives for our community to focus on in the coming year.  Over 30 community members from diverse backgrounds attended the event, together brainstorming dozens […]

Exit Glacier Area Closed to Snowmachine Use

Exit Glacier Area Closed to Snowmachine Use

Due to recent warm temperatures and snowmelt, Kenai Fjords National Park has closed the Exit Glacier area to snowmachine use.  This closure includes the road to Exit Glacier within the park boundary, parking areas, the designated route through the campground to Exit Creek, and within Exit Creek. When snow depth, […]

19th Mayor’s Cup a huge success!

19th Mayor’s Cup a huge success!

The rain held off and the snow was deep for the exciting 19th Mayor’s Cup Race held at Seavey’s Corner on Saturday afternoon. For the 19th time, Fireman Richard Schmidt built a roaring, welcoming bonfire. The appreciative crowd gathered ’round to roast hot dogs and marshmallows and chat. Then, the fifteen […]

Parks and Rec Events and Schedule

Sports and Recreation schedule Look for upcoming softball leagues! League starts in June Free gym walking in the gym is from 9:30 am to 11 am Indoor Park is offered Tue – Fri: 11 am to 12 noon Roller skating is Saturdays from 2 to 3:30pm Rock Wall is every […]

Dichotomies at the Valdez Glacier

Dichotomies at the Valdez Glacier

By Allison Sayer for City News – The stunning Valdez Glacier Lake lies at the end of the unvarnished “Glacier Haul Dump Road.” Junkyards and an old asbestos dump line the gravel road. A glacial moraine is, after all, a huge pile of rocks and gravel. It is an extremely […]

Salmon Forum Thursday April 13th

Salmon Forum Thursday April 13th

There will be a Salmon Forum Thursday, April 13th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Seward Community Library. Please join us for an informational forum to discuss the biology, history, economics, and general status of Resurrection Bay salmon stocks (including Bear Lake). Forum guest speakers will include Jay Baumer […]

Back Off! Grumpy Moose Need Their Space

Back Off! Grumpy Moose Need Their Space

(Anchorage) – Alaskans from Homer to Anchorage, Palmer and beyond have reported encounters with aggressive moose in recent weeks. That’s not unusual for this time of year, wildlife biologists say, when moose grow tired and cranky from the rigors of a long winter. “Moose are just barely making it through […]

Main Street, Downtown McCarthy. Photo: Allison Sayer

A Winter Visit to McCarthy

What is McCarthy like in the winter, when all of the businesses are closed and the roads are covered with snow? Earlier this winter, a friend who lives in McCarthy had taken my dog there while I attended a training. My boyfriend Ben and I went to pick up my […]