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Crystal Serenity set sail early

Crystal Serenity set sail early

The Crystal Serenity set sail long before 11 pm last night, the time stated on its website. I checked out the view from the Waterfront and even drove over the the Alaska Railroad dock at 11 pm looking for it. If you were as disappointed as I was, here are some […]

Kelly Lund and Ally Coucke with Loki and Bailey in front of one of Seward's Raven murals on 4th Avenue. Photo: Kelley Lane

Meet Loki the Wolfdog

Two weeks ago, I heard from my housemate, Sydney Bolin, that Loki the Wolfdog was in Seward. Bolin, who works at the Sea Life Center, follows Loki on Instagram and thus recognized Loki, his owner Kelly Lund, Kelly’s girlfriend Ally Coucke, and her dog Bailey who is also a wolfdog. They […]

Calm Waters. Photo: Allison Sayer.

Around the Horn on Knight Island

by Allison Sayer for Seward City News- This past spring, I was invited to join a group of women paddlers on a kayak trip out of Whittier starting on July 4. As the day of our trip approached, the forecast was almost too good to be true: variable winds up […]

I went with the wrestling team to Barrow

A Letter of Gratitude from Nele Hohenstein

4478.04 miles air distance between my two homes. I wanted to go on exchange since I was 14 years old and it came true because of Rotary International. I lived in Seward for the last 11 months. I really enjoyed my time here. I had awesome and memorable experiences. I really want to […]

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 […]