At 9:00 p.m. tonight, (Saturday) Alaska State Troopers met with the LeMaitre family and informed them that they were suspending the organized search efforts for Michael LeMaitre, the runner who has been missing since Wednesday night. All search efforts to date have failed to find any clues to indicate the […]
This was one of the last photos I took of the race. I just checked it out closely and was amazed to see people still on the mountain. I enlarged it and I think it may show Michael LeMaitre on his way up the trail above the Junior Race Point. […]
To see these images larger, click each one two times. Thank you to all the volunteers, fire department, police, and other community members for your dedication. Be safe! (Scroll down to article below for search update)
The search of Mount Marathon continues today (Saturday) for runner Michael LeMaitre, who has been missing since late Wednesday afternoon. Today’s rescue involves 65 people divided into two groups. Alaska Mountain Rescue is heading a group of 30 searching the cliff face and steep trails using ropes and pulleys, Trooper […]
Despite a lengthy, intensive search of Mount Marathon, with about 40 volunteers, trained rescuers and emergency service workers and search dogs Friday, Michael LeMaitre, the Mount Marathon race participant who never returned, was not found today. Rescue workers plan to return tomorrow to continue searching. Friends of the runner say the community […]
By MARK THIESSEN Anchorage Daily News Mark Thiessen / Associated Press This photo taken July 4, 2012, at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska, shows Elizabeth Davis from the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, left, and Dennis Christen of the Georgia Aquarium feeding a bottle to a baby beluga […]
By Heidi Zemach for SCN The search resumes this morning (Friday) on Mount Marathon for Michael LeMaitre, age 66, of Anchorage, who never returned from Wednesday’s men’s race, and was reported missing by family members. Today’s search follows an extensive search late Wednesday evening and all day Thursday. Rescue crews […]
I happened to snap these photos of Michael LeMaitre on his way up Jefferson Street during the Mens Race on July 4th. I hope he will be found soon, SAFE! Best, Carol Griswold
By Heidi Zemach for SCN A Blackhawk helicopter, a professional mountain rescue and search team from Anchorage, “Mountain Rescue,” have been helping search all day for a missing runner, who never made it back off the mountain yesterday following the men’s race, but as of 3:00 p.m. Thursday, they had […]
By DOYLE WOODY (07/04/12 22:24:28) SEWARD – A veteran men’s runner suffered significant injuries Wednesday in the Mount Marathon race when he apparently fell descending the cliffs at the mountain’s base, according to witnesses and a race official. Lori Draper of the race committee said the injured man […]
Joseph Nyholm, of Seward ran the race in a Gumby suit. Seen here racing down the side of the mountain.
3 July 2012 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure Our meeting, although short, was filled with ordinances. We enacted a total of thirteen ordinances by unanimous approval. These included Ordinance 2012-19-02 which accepted and appropriated $19,790.10 on behalf of the Bear Creek Fire Service Area, Ordinance 2012-22 defining that […]
The Seward Senior Center is seeking a contract computer instructor to teach “Introduction to the world wide web” for the more mature audience (4 students per class), focusing on the entry level student, email access, and medical information online. Classes will meet twice a week (total of two hours) for […]
4th of July fireworks are fun for us, but not so fun for our pets! Since a dog’s hearing is much more sensitive than ours, fireworks can be very alarming. Here are some tips on helping your dog cope with the 4th of July holiday from your friends at the […]
The Seward Community Library and the Seward Museum both will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th. Additionally, the library will be closing early (6 p.m.) on Tuesday, July 3rd. Happy 236 years of independence, America!
Just a reminder that the Exit Glacier Nature Center Open House is tomorrow night, Friday, June 29 from 6pm – 8pm. The park will highlights its new exhibits and other area improvements. We hope to see you there!
Effective Monday, July 2nd, 2012, the Seward Safeway Pharmacy hours of operation will be 9:00 A.M. until 7:00 P.M. They will remain open Monday through Saturday and closed on Sundays. The pharmacy will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th.
Here is the link to the 2012-2013 guide to the arts and events statewide for Alaska. http://www.artalaska.info/ It may take a minute to open in Explorer, but loads quickly in Google Chrome and does well on IPads & IBooks. Seward was featured on several pages. With your input, the […]
From Anchorage Daily News (06/27/12 12:37:01) KODIAK — A state agency has issued a go-ahead to hold a 2,000-mile personal watercraft race across Prince William Sound and the Gulf of Alaska. After reviewing five months of public comments, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources issued a permit to Alaskan Wet […]
June 24th-30th is Weed Awareness Week. Why should you care? Invasive plants have the ability to outcompete native vegetation in a variety of ways such as an increased frost tolerance, swift germination, affixation of nitrogen or ability to increase salt content in soils, allelopathic properties (releasing chemicals from roots to […]