Category: Travel

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 […]

Avalanche Closure Notification 1/24/2017

Avalanche Closure Notification 1/24/2017

Submitted by State of Alaska – Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Avalanche Closure Notification Tuesday, January 24, 2017 There will be intermittent traffic delays Tuesday January 24, on the Seward Highway for avalanche hazard reduction work between Summit Lake and Seward near mileposts 19 to 45.  Motorists should expect […]

New Members Needed for Japan Exchange Association

Each year since 1973 the Seward International Friendship Association (SIFA) has assisted the City of Seward to coordinate a summer exchange program for high school students with our sister city of Obihiro, Japan. Now SIFA is in need of new members and people willing to take on leadership roles in […]

Whittier Tunnel Remains Closed Until Further Notice

Whittier Tunnel Remains Closed Until Further Notice

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – The Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, also known as the Whittier Tunnel, remains closed until further notice due to a rock fall hazard inside the tunnel. The tunnel was closed at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25. A geologist with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) […]

Hurricane Dave performs June 25

Singer-songwriter Hurricane Dave will perform Saturday night, June 25 at Resurrect Art Coffee House Gallery, 3rd & Church. The free concert, which begins at 7 p.m., is the quirky Alaska troubadour’s only scheduled appearance in Seward this summer. Hurricane Dave is best known for his Sarah Palin-inspired anthem, “Please Don’t […]

Seward Windsong Lodge announces promotions

Seward Windsong Lodge announces promotions

CIRI Alaska Tourism Press Release – Seward, AK: Seward Windsong Lodge is a 180 room full service lodge with an onsite three meal a day restaurant and banquet facilities that can accommodate 200 guests. It is located a short five minute drive north of downtown Seward. Restaurants on site include The Resurrection Roadhouse and Goliath Bar […]