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According to a press release from the Alaska Sealife Center, the Seward Volunteer Fire Department responded to an alarm at 6:37 p.m. at the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC). Upon arrival, crews were informed of smoke coming from the Center’s avian curatorial on the second floor. The fire sprinkl…

When you apply for your Permanent Fund Dividend January 1- March 31, 2020, you will have the opportunity to give to your favorite nonprofit organizations through the Pick.Click.Give. (PCG) program. You will be asked within the PFD application if you’d like to participate in Pick.Click.Give. …

Around Town

Bring your old magazines and create your dream year poster! Posterboard, glue, glitter, etc. provided. Bring your straight paper scissors! Bring something to share, beverages provided. Kids welcome. Space limited to 20 people.

Stop by the Teen Youth Center the second Saturday of each month for family arts and crafts activities 3-5 p.m. The TYC is located at 336 Third Avenue.

The Rec is open to middle and high school students Tuesday through Friday 2-9 p.m. for middle and high school students, and Saturday, 5-9 p.m. for high school students.

Sports/Outdoors

The Seahawks Boys and Girls Basketball teams kicked off their season by giving back to the community recently at Mountain Haven. They spent some time with the elders making Christmas ornaments, putting up and decorating Christmas trees, and hanging lights up in the outside patios. Our gracio…

To recap state swimming for our local Seahawks will be easy. Lydia Jacoby broke her own state record in the 100 breast with an amazing time of 1:00.61. She also placed third in the 200 IM with a time of 2:09.83.  Hunter Hollingsworth made it to finals in the 100 free, finishing eighth with a…

The Seward High School girls varsity volleyball team fell to the Nome-Beltz Nanooks in its first match of the North/South volleyball tournament, but turned things around in its next match against the Houston Hawks.

Schools

The Seahawks Boys and Girls Basketball teams kicked off their season by giving back to the community recently at Mountain Haven. They spent some time with the elders making Christmas ornaments, putting up and decorating Christmas trees, and hanging lights up in the outside patios. Our gracio…

On Nov. 30, the Moosebots 2.0 team returned home from the FIRST Lego League Robotics Anchorage Qualifier with a team trophy. In the competition the students designed, built and programed a robot using Lego Mindstorms Technology. They used the robot to score points and compete on a table-top …

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

Riley Spidell passed away on Nov. 28, 2019. Born on Dec. 12, 1950, Riley was a person that didn't ask much from those around him. He was wild,…

Features

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For the 20th straight year, in December 2019 I carried a notebook into the halls of the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Most of those years the conference was in San Francisco (as it was this year).

A father wakes, rolls out of bed, and drops his toes to cold carpet. He grabs a flashlight and shines it outside the window. The thermometer reads 40 below zero, the only point at which the Fahrenheit and Celsius scales agree. The red liquid within his thermometer is alcohol; mercury freezes…

North of the village of Hughes, in frigid, sluggish water, dim blue light penetrates two feet of lake ice. The ice has a quarter-size hole, maintained by a stream of methane bubbles. Every few minutes, a brutish little fish swims up, turns to sip air, and peels back to the dank.

Opinion

‘Tis the time of the year to give thanks and praise. The community of Seward deserves much praise for the caring giving spirit it displays to …