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Mt Marathon Bug-athon

Mt Marathon Bug-athon

50 flies with one swat. Swarms of flies in every video. Drowning flies in the Race Point Gatorade. General complaints and exasperation from runners, volunteers, and spectators from downtown to the top. Bugs are to be expected, but the explosion in a particular fly, the March Fly, caused most of these issues. […]

55 Pound King Salmon Bagged Near Seward

55 Pound King Salmon Bagged Near Seward

At about 4pm this afternoon, the Viking Sportfisher “Forty Niner” arrived in Seward Small Boat Harbor with “one of the largest King Salmon ever brought in to Seward” according to Forty Niner Captain Mike Nelsen. Nelsen with the help of his son Jasen as mate, guided 14 year-old Katelyn Sawyer-Lemme as she […]

2016 Women's Mount Marathon Winner Christy Marvin.  Photo Russell Stigall

Updated Mount Marathon Race Coverage

Saturday July 4, 2017, as of 3:49pm  The three separate races – juniors, women and men – each took place starting in downtown Seward. 4th Avenue and Jefferson streets were closed to automobile traffic, with crowd control barriers sectioning off the spectators from the race route, down the center of the streets, […]

8 track Tape – 4th of July Memory

My race that day was slow and sluggish. The condition cold an extremely mugish.  The air was damp as I rounded the rock. Heading down my only thought.   My placement would not qualify for next year’s race. With life itself there’s no failures, no disgrace. Just opportunities to be […]

Operation Dry Water: Boat Safely This 4th

Operation Dry Water: Boat Safely This 4th

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – Today kicks off the National campaign Operation Dry Water.  Alaska Wildlife Troopers across the state are participating by making contact with boaters during heightened awareness patrols and encouraging them to make good choices while they recreate on Alaska waterways. The goal of Operation Dry Water is to reduce […]

Bear Creek Fire and EMS Open House July 15

Bear Creek Fire and EMS Open House July 15

Bear Creek Fire and EMS welcomes the public to a free open house July 15 at 4pm. The event is located at the Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department – 13105 Seward Highway (MP 5.5). There will be free food and beverages, special equipment demonstrations, and of course fire trucks!