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Community Book Club

Community Book Club

The Seward Community Book Club will meet Saturday, January 20th at 11am in the Meeting Room to discuss Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo. The February Book of the Month is The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman and will be available for pick up on January 20th at the […]

Small Business Management Class Starts in March!

Small Business Management Class Starts in March!

Objective planning is the key to successful small business management.  Whether you are ready to launch a new start-up, purchase an existing business or aim to increase profitability in an existing enterprise, sometimes one single insight can be the catalyst to grow or improve an existing business or launch a new […]

AGING MASTERY PROGRAM® to begin new session

AGING MASTERY PROGRAM® to begin new session

A  new 10-week session of the Aging Mastery Program® will begin Thursday, February 8th, 12:45-2:15pm, at Seward Senior Center.  Adults age 50+ are invited to take this free course to learn how to navigate longer lives.  Developed by the National Council on Aging, the program encourages mastery—developing behaviors across many dimensions that will lead to improved […]

An American dipper on the Sanctuary River in Denali National Park. Photo by Ned Rozell.

Dippers Swim Alaska Rivers Throughout Winter

by Ned Rozell- On the upper Chena River in the heart of a cold winter, a songbird appeared on a gravel bar next to gurgling water that somehow remained unfrozen in 20-below zero air. Then the bird jumped in, disappeared underwater, and popped up a few feet upstream. The bird […]

Godwin Glacier in the sunshine

Godwin Glacier in the sunshine

Magnificent Godwin Glacier glowed in the mid-afternoon sunshine as shadows from adjacent mountain peaks crept across Godwin valley. Exposed faces of the tumbled seracs and crevasses flashed blue and green under the white, whipped cream snow. What a beautiful day! Carol Griswold Click on the photo twice to see larger […]

Pick.Click.Give. SeaView Community Services

Pick.Click.Give. SeaView Community Services

Happy New Year Seward! Please consider SeaView Community Services this year when you apply for your 2018 PFD and make a donation through the Pick.Click.Give. Program. SeaView Community Services has been serving the greater Seward area since 1972 and provides treatment, therapy and community support services for those experiencing serious […]

Porcupine Caribou Herd Grows to Record High Numbers

Porcupine Caribou Herd Grows to Record High Numbers

(Fairbanks) — A July 2017 photocensus shows the Porcupine caribou herd has grown to an estimated 218,000 animals, a record high since population monitoring of the herd first began in the 1970s. “Caribou were aggregated well for the survey and we accounted for all of the radiocollared animals in the […]

Foreman Mark Hanson and driver Tavis Chaffin at the Thompson Pass DOT shop. Photo by Allison Sayer.

Keeping Thompson Pass Clear

by Allison Sayer for Seward City News- What’s it like to drive a plow truck in one of the snowiest places on earth? And what kind of equipment can move all that snow? I visited the DOT station in Thompson Pass on December 21 to learn more about this tough […]

Cordova Harbor. Photo by Allison Sayer.

Fish Factor: Fishing Picks and Pans of 2017

by Laine Welch- For 27 years this weekly column has featured news for and about Alaska’s commercial fishing industry. It began in 1991 in the Anchorage Daily News and now appears in more than 20 news outlets across Alaska, nationally and in the UK. Today, Alaska fishermen and processors provide 65 […]