Seward, AK

Kenai Peninsula Borough Announces Lowell Point Road Will Open At Noon On Friday, May 27

The Kenai Peninsula Borough, the City of Seward and the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management have announced that Lowell Point Road near Seward is slated to open for two lane traffic beginning Friday, May 27, at 12:00 p.m. noon, in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The road will remain open 24 hours a day until Tuesday, May 31st at 8:00 a.m. where the road will close between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm until Thursday, June 2nd, for additional blasting work.
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Econ 919 — Between a rockslide and a hard place

Miller’s Landing in Lowell Point isn't in the business of water taxis. But you wouldn’t know that today. When a landslide blocked off the short road between Seward and Lowell Point on May 7, the business canceled its camping and touring bookings through most of the month — the typical start of its busy season — and immediately started using its boats to, instead, shuttle trapped tourists and residents who need to get to work and school.
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Alaska road cut off by massive landslide to reopen Friday

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Officials this week intend to reopen a road that has been closed for more than two weeks following a landslide that cut off access to the city of Seward from a smaller community. Emergency management officials say the road is expected to reopen to two-lane...

Officials expect to reopen Lowell Point Road on June 1, nearly a month after Seward landslide

The community of Lowell Point near Seward now has a date to look forward to: June 1. That’s when the teams working on clearing the landslide on Lowell Point Road hope to have it back open to traffic. At that point, it will have been almost a month since a landslide first sent debris and trees across the road, blocking the small community’s only road access to Seward.

Alaska Railroad Bonding Authority Approved for Seward Dock Replacement

The Alaska State Legislature passed legislation authorizing the Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) to sell bonds to fund the replacement of its passenger dock and terminal in Seward last Wednesday, according to a press release. It will now go to the governor for approval. Pending the governor’s signature, ARRC will be...

Armed Services YMCA Combat Fishing Tournament

Seward’s Finest Charter Fleet Hosts Junior Enlisted Military Members May 25. The 16th Annual Armed Services YMCA Combat Fishing Tournament will be in Seward, Alaska on May 25. The event, hosted by the Armed Services YMCA of Alaska, will send over 200 junior enlisted service members on a deep-sea fishing trip of a lifetime to thank them for their service. In just a few short years, the Armed Services YMCA Fishing Tournament has become the largest military appreciation fishing tournament in the United States.

Lowell Point Road to reopen Friday, almost 3 weeks after landslide

SEWARD, Alaska (KTUU) - Lowell Point Road is scheduled to reopen Friday at noon, 20 days after a massive landslide buried the road south of Seward in debris. The Kenai Peninsula Borough, City of Seward and Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management announced the date in a Facebook post, adding that the road will close again for three days next week for additional blasting work along the side of Bear Mountain, which sits just south of Seward. The road will close between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on May 31, June 1 and 2, and officials advise motorists to take precautions when traveling through the area.

Road to Lowell Point will now open just before Memorial Day weekend

The only road between Seward and the community of Lowell Point will now reopen just before Memorial Day weekend. A landslide closed Lowell Point Road more than two weeks ago, on May 7. City and borough officials announced today that two-way traffic can resume on the road starting Friday at noon — a few days earlier than expected. Intermittent road closures are slated for next week.

Felony charges dropped in landslide disruption case

Felony charges have been dismissed in the case against the Seward man who climbed the Lowell Point Road landslide and refused to leave, preventing Advanced Blasting from resuming work Monday afternoon. Initially charged with Class A Felony charges of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Daniel Wilson was later released when a court magistrate determined the accused lacked the necessary intent to warrant felony charges.

Alaska Railroad returns to full summer schedule

After a couple of summers with a reduced schedule because of the pandemic, Alaska Railroad is offering a full schedule of train routes this year, which means there will be more opportunities for travelers to experience the beauty of Alaska in a truly unique way. Earlier this month, Alaska Railroad...

Raffle and membership to Seward Mariners’ Memorial

Seward is a small town. When word comes that a fishing boat is in trouble or has gone down, the community holds its breath. A death touches many in this community nestled on the shores of Resurrection Bay. Those who have lost their lives to the sea are remembered in silence. The Seward Mariners’ Memorial was created to remember those lost at sea and individuals who have contributed to our maritime heritage and culture.