Songbirds like this yellow-rumped warbler would probably do better in a world without people. Photo by Ned Rozell.

Alaska’s Creatures Without Us

by Ned Rozell- In Alan Weisman’s book, The World Without Us, the author ponders “a world from which we all suddenly vanished. Tomorrow.” People who study Alaska’s wildlife donated some thought to the subject. Alaska’s lack of people has benefited many species, including caribou, which still outnumber Alaskans, and salmon, which […]

Letter to the Editor

Dear Seward Citizen, As a customer of Shoreside Petroleum/Petro Marine purchasing both heating fuel for your home and gasoline for your car, I want to personally thank you for your business. The Tug “One Cure” and Barge “Zidell Marine #277” are both state of the art vessels and incorporate the […]

Cropped image of the Porcupine caribou herd captured in July 2017 by Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Nate Pamperin. Pamerin and others at the agency used the images to count a record number of caribou in 2017, about 218,000. Images courtesy of Nate Pamperin, Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Image of Porcupine Herd Travels Cross Country

by Ned Rozell- There are no photographs of bison spilling by the thousands across the Great Plains. By the time cameras came along, most of the bison were gone. John Wright of Fairbanks believes he has an Alaska version of what that photo might have been. His image, 12 slide […]

Letters: Divest the Permanent Fund

by Bjørn Olson- The Alaska Permanent Fund to Consider Fossil Fuel Divestment Organizations around the world are divesting from fossil fuels, and a lot of the talk is about the moral imperative to do so in the face of climate change. But at this point it may also make financial […]

Letter to the Editor from David G. Lewis

Letter to the Editor from David G. Lewis

I’m writing this letter to inform and update the people of Seward about an ongoing discussion that has been taking place between the Independent Living Center (ILC) of the Kenai Peninsula and the United States Postal Service. Earlier this year we received a complaint from a citizen of Seward the […]

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 […]

Seward Safeway Parking Lot on the Morning of Oct 1. Photo: Brian Wright.

A Letter from the Family of Micah McComas

This letter was submitted to Seward City News by Scott and Krista Smith, the sister and brother-in-law of Micah McComas. This week our family has become a reluctant, but passionate champion of the rights of victims’ and victims’ family’s rights.  On Sunday, October 1, we were informed that our son, […]

Fall colors. Photo: Allison Sayer

Letter FROM the Editor

As the leaves have changed again, I realize it has been a year since I wrote my first article for the Valdez City News. Since then, I have had the good fortune to write many features for the Seward City News and have become an editor for the site. I […]

Letter to the Editor: Medical Access

Letter to the Editor: Medical Access

The following letter to the editor, “Medical Access” was submitted by Holly Abel- I’m a life-long Alaskan, mother of two and mental health professional whose passions are prevention and health promotion.  I don’t consume cannabis, alcohol, caffeine, drugs or television.  I thank God for the free will and discernment He […]