Travel

Orca Island: Serenity in Resurrection Bay

Orca Island: Serenity in Resurrection Bay

In 1984 Susan and Dennis Swiderski had been married for three years and were living in Anchorage. They had a joint dream of owning a lodging business and towards that goal they purchased a single one-acre lot in Humpy Cove, just 9 miles outside of Seward, accessible then and now […]

Avalanche Closure Notification – Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Avalanche Closure Notification – Tuesday, April 4, 2017

State of Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Avalanche Closure Notification Tuesday, April 4, 2017 There will be intermittent traffic delays Tuesday April 4, on the Seward Highway for avalanche hazard reduction work. Avalanche Crews will be conducting hazard mitigation Portage Glacier Road-MP100. Expect traffic delays up to 1 […]

2017 High School Exchange Program with Obihiro, Japan

The City of Seward and the Seward International Friendship Association (SIFA) are seeking up to four high school students to participate in the student exchange with Obihiro, Japan.  Japanese students come to Seward in late July, then the Seward students travel to Obihiro in early August.  Applications are available at […]

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 […]

A Tropical Prison

A Tropical Prison

Submitted by Jessica Hettwer upon her return to Alaska from the island of Molokai, Hawaii – It actually was a dark and stormy night in 1866 when nine men and three women boarded the ship that took them to their new home. Kalawo, Molokai. An isolated peninsula, cut off from the […]

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 […]

The Summer That Will Last A Lifetime

The following is an Observational Essay Written by Rachel Laurie about her experience as a seasonal worker in Seward. The sun was barely rising as we pulled up to Billings Airport’s front doors. The three of us piling out of the old 1996 Ford pickup truck, along with a ridiculous […]

Alaska Railroad Announces Layoffs

Alaska Railroad Announces Layoffs

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Today (February 10) the Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) announced the elimination of 49 positions as part of a major corporate restructuring effort. ARRC has experienced a 44% downturn in freight tonnage since 2008 (see attached graph) and has recorded a net loss from operations since 2015, with […]

Alaska to Cuba

Alaska to Cuba

By Kari Anderson for Seward City News – Some girls impulse purchase shoes. Unfortunately, I impulse purchase plane tickets… So, when my travel amiga told me that Alaska Airlines was beginning to offer service to Cuba, I booked myself onto their 5th flight into Havana without hesitation. I’m writing this […]

Desert Hiking in Winter: The San Diego Trans County Trail

Desert Hiking in Winter: The San Diego Trans County Trail

By Kelley Lane for Seward City News – In Seward, there are many ways that residents deal with the darkness and cold of winter. This winter, significant snowfall has returned recreational opportunities in the form of snowshoeing, skiing and snowmobiling to our community’s repertoire of winter activities. Other people change […]

Avalanche Closure Notification Thurs., Jan. 26

Avalanche Closure Notification Thurs., Jan. 26

State of Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Avalanche Closure Notification Thursday, January 26, 2017 There will be intermittent traffic delays Thursday January 26, on the Seward Highway for avalanche hazard reduction work between Bird and Portage near mileposts 100 to 80. Motorists should expect delays of up to […]