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Alaska Department of Transpiration & Public Facilities (DOT) will start field work to evaluate the area between mile posts 104 and 114 on the Seward Highway. The area has a history of rock falls and slides, and DOT is evaluating solutions to address the problem the department said in a p…

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will double the limit for sockeye salmon caught in both the northern salt waters of Resurrection Bay and part of the freshwaters of Resurrection River, effective 12:01 a.m. Friday morning. The limit will increase to twelve fish per day and twelve in pos…

Seward-based boat tour operator Major Marine Tours took second place in a USA Today contest to determine the top ten boat tour companies in the country. The contest, part of USA Today’s 10Best series of readers’ choice awards, pitted twenty firms against one another to compete for the votes …

A Norwegian cruise line best known for its extensive offerings in the river cruise market made its first call in Seward on Tuesday as part of its growing ocean cruise offerings. The cruise vessel Orion of Viking Cruises will remain in Seward for three days total, affording its departing and …

Around Town

Hope you can join us Thursday night, June 20, as we welcome back The Resonant Rogues to Resurrect Art Coffee House. Based out of Asheville, NC, the Resonant Rogues perform original folk songs with nods to the traditional styles of Appalachian old-time, Balkan music, Swing Manouche, and early…

Sports/Outdoors

The Chugach National Forest is pleased to announce the selection of the 2019 Voices of the Wilderness Artist in Residence. The Voices of the Wilderness Artist in Residence is a unique opportunity where the artist stays at a remote wilderness cabin and is paired with a wilderness ranger on th…

The Seward Halibut Tournament, now in its 13th year, opened over the weekend, this time with a few changes to the prizes handed out to lucky anglers. A production of the Seward Chamber of Commerce, the tournament for the first time will offer awards specifically for competitors on private bo…

The USDA Forest Service, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, and the Cooperative Extension Service remind residents and land owners that Southcentral Alaska continues to be heavily impacted by a spruce beetle outbreak that has occurred over the last few years. Warmer spring temperatures …

Registration for individuals for the Lost Lake Run lottery opens on Monday, April 1, 2019, at 6 a.m. and closes on Wednesday, April 3 at midnight. Registration can be made from the race homepage at www.lostlakerun.com using the register button. The race will be held on Aug. 24 to support tho…

Schools

The two unions that represent educators and support staff in Kenai Peninsula Borough schools may strike this coming fall, after membership in both unions voted around 3-to-1 in favor of striking, according to a joint press release from the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai …

The two unions that represent public school employees on the Kenai Peninsula announced Thursday that they are preparing to strike over stalled negotiations with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.

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

She was a child of the Ozarks and the Depression. Helen Joyce Gourley was delivered into this world by her country doctor grandfather in Bado,…

“Lines of latitude run east and west but are measured 90 degrees north of the equator and 90 degrees south of the equator; Lines of longitude …

Features

YAKUTAT — On sandy barrier islands between mountains and the sea, two different birds that look alike lay their eggs side-by-side. Biologists here are learning more about the less-common, more mysterious one.

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RUSSELL FJORD — Standing on this smooth gravel shoreline, 15 miles northeast of the town of Yakutat, you can tell something big happened. A forest of dead trees encircles the shoreline. The dry, bone-white stems poke from mint-green alders and willows, 100 steps from the water.

Not long ago, a glaciologist wrote that the number of glaciers in Alaska, “is estimated at (greater than) 100,000.” That fuzzy number, maybe written in passive voice for a reason, might be correct. But it depends upon how you count.

Opinion

On behalf of Seward Area Hospice, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to The Seward Community Foundation for the grant we received…

Seward Community Foundation is essential in building a vibrant, strong community in partnership with Seward schools and service organizations …