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BP Teachers of Excellence Now Accepting Nominations

BP is now accepting nominations for the 23rd BP Alaska Teachers of Excellence program. The program honors K-12 teachers and other school staff from public or private schools who have made important contributions to education and their communities. Anyone can nominate a Teacher of Excellence or an Educational Ally for […]

An American dipper on the Sanctuary River in Denali National Park. Photo by Ned Rozell.

Dippers Swim Alaska Rivers Throughout Winter

by Ned Rozell- On the upper Chena River in the heart of a cold winter, a songbird appeared on a gravel bar next to gurgling water that somehow remained unfrozen in 20-below zero air. Then the bird jumped in, disappeared underwater, and popped up a few feet upstream. The bird […]

Pick.Click.Give. SeaView Community Services

Pick.Click.Give. SeaView Community Services

Happy New Year Seward! Please consider SeaView Community Services this year when you apply for your 2018 PFD and make a donation through the Pick.Click.Give. Program. SeaView Community Services has been serving the greater Seward area since 1972 and provides treatment, therapy and community support services for those experiencing serious […]

Porcupine Caribou Herd Grows to Record High Numbers

Porcupine Caribou Herd Grows to Record High Numbers

(Fairbanks) — A July 2017 photocensus shows the Porcupine caribou herd has grown to an estimated 218,000 animals, a record high since population monitoring of the herd first began in the 1970s. “Caribou were aggregated well for the survey and we accounted for all of the radiocollared animals in the […]

Cordova Harbor. Photo by Allison Sayer.

Fish Factor: Fishing Picks and Pans of 2017

by Laine Welch- For 27 years this weekly column has featured news for and about Alaska’s commercial fishing industry. It began in 1991 in the Anchorage Daily News and now appears in more than 20 news outlets across Alaska, nationally and in the UK. Today, Alaska fishermen and processors provide 65 […]

The most remote places in Alaska. Map by Dorte Dissing.

The Most Remote Place in the U.S.

by Ned Rozell- Richard Forman, a Harvard professor of landscape ecology, once visited a mangrove swamp in the Florida Everglades that he described as the most remote place in the eastern U.S. The swamp was 17 miles from any road. What’s the most remote spot in Alaska? Dorte Dissing once […]

Notice of Public Hearing January 8

Notice of Public Hearing January 8

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Seward City Council will conduct a public hearing on the following items of business at its regular meeting on Monday, January 8, 2018: Resolution 2018-001, Recommending Kenai Peninsula Borough Approval Of The Forest Acres Subdivision, Lot A, Harmon Replat; Creating Four (4) New Lots To Be […]

Bering Sea crab fisherman. Photo by Allison Sayer.

Fish Factor: Deckhand Apprenticeships, Fisheries Updates

by Laine Welch- Deckhand Apprenticeships The clamor of “take me fishing” is taking on new meaning in Alaska. Prospects for a deckhand apprenticeship program just got a big lift from a $142,000 national grant awarded to the Sitka-based Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association (ALFA), and the group plans to get more boots […]