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Baby Beluga update

Baby Beluga update

Tyonek, the rescued baby Beluga whale, is growing! When he was admitted to the ASLC on September 30 at about a month old, he weighed 142 pounds. At 10 weeks, he weighs 205 pounds, and is 5 1/2 feet long. Experts from facilities all across the country have contributed to […]

Sleeper Shark salvaged by ASLC

Sleeper Shark salvaged by ASLC

A  dead Pacific Sleeper Shark washed ashore on Afognak Beach recently. On Sunday, a crew from the Alaska Sealife Center was able to haul it above the high tide line and secure it until they could return for the necropsy (autopsy for animals) and further study. The shark, about eight […]

Mr. John "Mac" Calvin Eads. Photo courtesy of the Eads family.

Mr. John “Mac” Calvin Eads

Alaska resident Mr. John “Mac” Calvin Eads, 98, died at home in Seward, Alaska on November 11, 2017. A celebration of life will take place at the home of his daughter Ava Eads, in Seward, Alaska on June 21, 2018. Mac, originally from Nebraska, served in the WW2 Aleutian Campaign. He […]

Consider donating to SOS Pets on #GivingTuesday!

Consider donating to SOS Pets on #GivingTuesday!

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 28th, otherwise known as Giving Tuesday, please consider donating to Save Our Seward (SOS) Pets. In honor of #GivingTuesday, Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will MATCH any donations and waive fees for funds raised through Facebook Fundraisers.  To learn more click on the image below […]

Art Show Sampler!

Art Show Sampler!

This holiday weekend we have so much to be thankful for- including our community’s wonderful arts!  Local artist Justine Pechuzal is proud to share this sampler of student work created through lessons with the Homeschool Connections program and community classes this fall.  Enjoy, and don’t forget in the hustle and […]

Shop Small on Saturday, Nov. 25!

Kick off the holiday season by showing some love to Seward’s local businesses! Join the Seward Chamber of Commerce as we celebrate Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25. This is a great opportunity to show your appreciation for our year-round businesses while making a dent in your holiday shopping list. Visit the Welcome […]

Black Friday free parking at Alaska State Parks

Black Friday free parking at Alaska State Parks

Alaska State Parks will waive parking fees for day after Thanksgiving Vehicle parking will be free for the day at Alaska state parks on Friday, Nov. 24, the day after Thanksgiving, in conjunction with the national #OptOutside campaign. Park visitors are encouraged to share their outdoor adventures on that day, […]

Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm CCA Board Awards New Grants

Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm CCA Board Awards New Grants

by Katherine Schake- The Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm (KMTA) Corridor Communities Association (CCA) Board of Directors held their annual fall meeting on October 18th, 2017 at the newly constructed Bison Hall at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. In addition to fostering partnerships within the Kenai transportation corridor, the association receives and […]