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Northern sea ice off the coast of Alaska. Photo by Ned Rozell.

Driven by Open Ocean, Arctic Continues to Warm

by Ned Rozell- NEW ORLEANS — At this gathering of thousands scientists at a horseshoe bend of the lower Mississippi River, a few talked about a place far away they have been watching for years. “The Arctic shows no sign of returning to the reliably frozen state it was a […]

Moose Pass Robotics Team: L to R Casey Bryden, Alejandro Sanchez, Francisco Sanchez, Jack Lindquist and Coach Wendy Bryden with trophies

Moose Pass Robotics Team Wins Two Awards in Kenai

The Moose Pass FIRST Lego® League Robotics team, the Moosebots, won two awards at the recent Kenai Peninsula Qualifier.  The team won the Robot Award and the Judges Award “Against All Odds.” The competition was held on Saturday, December 9th at the Aurora Borealis Charter School in Kenai. The team won […]

Alaska Railroad Names Clark Hopp Chief Operating Officer

Alaska Railroad Names Clark Hopp Chief Operating Officer

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Alaska Railroad (ARRC) has named Vice President of Engineering Clark Hopp as chief operating officer (COO), effective January 1, 2018, when current COO Doug Engebretson retires.  The COO oversees rail transportation, engineering, mechanical, safety and grant administration functions. “Involved with railroading for more than two decades, Clark […]

Updates from Seward Parks & Recreation

Updates from Seward Parks & Recreation

Teen Rec Room (New Hours) The Teen Rec Room located at 336 3rd Ave between the Senior Center & TYC, the Teen Rec Room hours: for Middle School & High School Students – Tuesday – Thursday 2:30 – 9pm Friday 2:30 – 10pm, Saturdays 5 to 10pm. There is a $5 fee for the 2017-18 school year, offering ping […]

Lowell Point Road – Condition Update #1

Lowell Point Road – Condition Update #1

Received at 2:02 pm on December 8 Motorists and pedestrians traveling on Lowell Point Road should be cautious and aware of road damage conditions, and falling rocks.  There is one lane traffic in a few locations.  The road edge on the ocean side has “storm water erosion” in most areas.  […]

A snowmachiner in Thompson Pass measures snow depth with an avalanche probe. Photo by Gabe Wolken.

Skiers, Snowmachiners Help Improve Snow Models

by Ned Rozell- Snow falling silently on Alaska’s mountains will in a few months transform into a medium for migrating salmon, and so much more. “That snowflake that falls on the mountain now is water that flows in streams and rivers late in summer,” said Gabe Wolken, a glaciologist who […]

Zac Davies Receives Scholarship at State

Zac Davies Receives Scholarship at State

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Dec. 7, 2017 – South Dakota State University senior Zac Davies is receiving the Eugene and JoAnne Olson Goodale Nursing Scholars Endowment this academic year. Davies is majoring in nursing. About South Dakota State University Founded in 1881, South Dakota State University is the state’s Morrill Act […]