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A 30-foot whale made from layers of hard-coated aluminum is currently being erected on the south face of the Seward Gateway Hotel. The whale, one of two irregular murals to adorn the hotel, was designed by Liza McElroy, a former employee of the Alaska SeaLife Center and an artist with previo…

As Metco Alaska crews begin to unearth the 300-foot stretch of Lowell Point Road buried in Saturday’s landslide, officials are now estimating that to clear all debris and fully re-open the road could take up to a full month. At Monday’s City Council meeting, City Manager Janette Bower said t…

Effective Tuesday, May 10, the State of Alaska Forestry Service has issued a burn suspension for the Kenai Peninsula and Kodiak Island prohibiting lawn burning, the burning of brush piles and the use of burn barrels. High winds and a break in precipitation have created conditions unfavorable…

On April 28, Seward Police Chief Alan Nickell and Officer Josh Ballard assisted a University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) crew in cleaning up an illegal campsite along Dieckgraeff Road. Such campsites are common among transient drug users, who seek out remote properties in order to avoid detect…

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Sports/Outdoors

As of Tuesday, March 1, registration is open for the 2022 Mount Marathon Race. This year’s race, to be held on Monday, July 4, marks a return to its traditional holiday date after COVID mitigation measures prompted the move to July 7 in 2021, to avoid coinciding with the city’s Fourth of Jul…

Growing off their performance at the Seahawk Classic, both the Seward varsity boys and girls basketball programs went 1-1 over the weekend, playing some high-intensity matchups against Birchwood Christian, Glennallen, and Kenai Central.

Schools

Three Seward Elementary students have rocketed to PBS superstardom with their recent appearance on the nationally distributed animated children’s program "Molly of Denali," the first show of its kind to center around an Alaskan Native as its lead character. Season two, episode eight, ‘Sea Li…

8th Grade: Emerson Cross, Emily Anger*, Evelyn Bukac*, Grace Schaefermeyer*, Jennifer Fernandez*, Iver Gates, Lane Petersen, Lola Swanson*, Lucy Bamford*, Olive Johnson, Madeleine Haas*, Makena DesErmia*, Mason Elhard, Mikinley Williams, Pamela Hillestad, Sampson Antrim, Poppy Terry*, Olin L…

Births

Jeff Dillon and Laura Sturtz are pleased to announce the birth of triplets Aurora Kathleen, Heath Spencer and Alder Clark Sturtz-Dillon, born Aug. 7 at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. At birth, Aurora and Heath each weighed 5 pounds and Alder weighed 4 pounds. The triplets are…

Obituaries

Kelly Cynthia Smith, age 61, passed away at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage on April 14 from complications related to heart fail…

Robert Merton “Bob” Berry was born in LaGrande Oregon to Merton Albert Berry and Golda Joyce Beck on May 27th, 1931, and passed away in Moose …

Features

Andy Bassich lives on the south bank of the Yukon River, about 12 miles downstream from Eagle, Alaska, the first community in America along the largest waterway in Alaska.

As much of Alaska’s landmass crosses the magical temperature threshold that turns ice and snow into water, it’s time to consider the state’s richness in a resource more essential to humans than oil or gas.

Opinion

Sometimes people are at a loss of words, and don't know what to say.  As a communications professional, please allow me to suggest appropriate…

Seems like a zillion years ago (pre-covid) I presented the Seward City Council with a 2000 heat pump initiative with cold climate heat pumps d…