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Seward City News Sold to TriDelta Incorporated

Hello Readers, Seward City News has been sold to TriDela Incorporated, the parent company of The Seward Journal. This website will soon be locked and all web traffic will be directed to sewardjournal.com, where a link to this website content will be available. Expect a more detailed article in The […]

New Phone Options at SCHC

New Phone Options at SCHC

        We heard you had problems navigating our phone tree and we’ve made some changes we think you’ll like. Effective September 20, you will hear a new series of options when you call Seward Community Health Center at 907-224-2273. We appreciate your feedback! www.sewardhealthcenter.org

Seward Business Network – Fall Kick-Off Meeting

Seward Business Network – Fall Kick-Off Meeting

Are you a local business owner or manager, or are you interested in becoming more involved in the Seward area business community? Join the Seward Business Network this Thursday, September 20th at 8 am at the Breeze Inn for our Fall Kick-off Meeting! All are welcome! Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/265835304256369/. The […]

Leonard A. Benjamin

Leonard A. Benjamin

Dillon, Montana- Leonard A. Benjamin (80) died of natural causes on September 11 th , 2018; at his home outside Dillon. His ceremony will be a private memorial at his beloved family cabin in the mountains above Lima, Montana. He is survived by Joye Benjamin, Dillon, Montana; children; daughter, Bonny […]

Sandhill Cranes!

Sandhill Cranes!

This evening around 7:30 I heard the joyous bugling of Sandhill Cranes. Looking up, high in the blue sky, I saw an enormous bow of Cranes undulating across the sky. They had flown over the Harding Icefield and Mount Marathon, and kept a steady course heading east over Mt Alice […]

Icebreaker Healy visits Seward

Icebreaker Healy visits Seward

The USCGC Healy sailed into port on September 2. The 420′ ship is the Coast Guard’s largest vessel, and also the largest  and most technologically advanced United States icebreaker. <https://www.pacificarea.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/Cutters/cgcHealy/> She sailed majestically down the bay on September 7, 2018 after a week in Seward. Bon voyage! Carol Griswold  

Why We Live Here (part 1)

Why We Live Here (part 1)

The Inishmaan, home port Moose Pass, graced Resurrection Bay on a recent windy afternoon, sails billowing in the breeze. The unusual name means “middle island” in Irish Gallic, from the Aran Islands in Galway Bay. Carol Griswold

BOOK SIGNING WITH BETTY ARNETT

BOOK SIGNING WITH BETTY ARNETT

Anchorage storyteller and author, Betty Arnett, will be in Seward for book signings and a meet-and-greet. The Seward Community Library Association, aka Friends of the Seward Library, is sponsoring Betty’s visit. Arriving in Seward, Alaska, from Tennessee, Betty started her volunteer service at the Jesse Lee Home for children as […]

Power line removal from the Lagoon

Power line removal from the Lagoon

City of Seward linemen removed the Lagoon power lines and poles on Tuesday and Wednesday, the final stage of the successful underground power line project. It was quite an interesting project to watch. After the power lines and cable were removed, the poles were chained to a boom lift which […]

Historic homes demolished

Historic homes demolished

A  home on the Seward Historic Register at 420 Third Ave was demolished today. The original intent of the new owners was to preserve the almost 100-year old historic stucco home exterior and completely renovate the interior. However, as is often the case with older homes, serious problems surfaced from […]

A changing ecosystem

A changing ecosystem

I have been driving back and forth on the Seward Highway between Nash Road and Hermin Lierer (Exit Glacier) Road several times a day ever since April 2002. Every time, I would always glance over at the marshy area on the east side of the road to take a quick […]

Hydrofoil kiteboarding Rez Bay

Hydrofoil kiteboarding Rez Bay

I  thought I was watching an expert kiteboarder and his swooping red and black kite zip across the white-capped waves on Resurrection Bay. Then he sailed closer and I saw that he was actually riding above the water, slicing through the waves on top of a skinny black blade like a knife […]

Mount Marathon 2017 Race Video

Mount Marathon 2017 Race Video

Just in time for Mount Marathon 2018, Seward City News has finally released some of the footage from last years race. Footage shot by Steve Fink, Brian Wright, and Sarah Fink.  Edited by Bjorn Olson. https://youtu.be/DrZvd2Hv0mU

Local Sailing Instructor Wins National Award

Local Sailing Instructor Wins National Award

Sailing, Inc. announces that Captain Randy Altermatt was named an American Sailing Association (ASA) “Outstanding Instructor of the Year” for 2017. He was among a national roster of 964 sailing instructors, who were eligible for consideration of this annual award, determined by student survey submissions in his 2017 classes.  He […]