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Seward Nordic Ski Club Social – November 16th

Seward Nordic Ski Club Social – November 16th

Join Seward Nordic Ski Club for a fun night out at our annual membership social & meeting on November 16th! Renew your membership, join SNSC, or just come out for food, beer or wine, a great raffle, and Warren Miller’s Steep and Deep! 80’s attire is highly encouraged! The soiree is […]

Outdoor Gear & Ski Swap – Call for Volunteers!

Outdoor Gear & Ski Swap – Call for Volunteers!

Do you bake a mean brownie, know your Grandma’s secret mac & cheese recipe or simmer up the world’s best pozole? The Seward Nordic Ski Club is still looking for folks to donate their favorite dish for the Swap this upcoming Saturday. All you have to do is cook it up, […]

Alaska’s Past is Still Being Written

Alaska’s Past is Still Being Written

Contributed by KMTA Kenai History featured in Trails Across Time: History of an Alaska Mountain Corridor Ever wondered about the quartz veins in the road cuts along the Seward Highway? Did you know Johnson Pass hasn’t always been a recreational trail – prospectors blazed it in the 1890s and it […]

Open Enrollment: Nov. 1 – Dec. 15

Open Enrollment: Nov. 1 – Dec. 15

This year’s Open Enrollment runs from November 1 – December 15, 2017.  Health insurance plans sold during Open Enrollment start January 1, 2018.  After December 15, you can enroll in 2018 health insurance only if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. Staff at Seward Community Health Center can help […]

Photo: Bob Bolton with a plug of northern tundra soil from the Seward Peninsula extracted during a field trip in early September 2017. To Bolton’s left are Anne Gust Brown, Jerry Brown, Lydia Vaughn of the University of California Berkeley and Amy Breen, like Bolton a scientist with the International Arctic Research Center at UAF. Photo: Evan Westrup.

When Jerry Brown came to Nome

by Ned Rozell- A few Alaska researchers recently accepted a surprise assignment of giving Jerry Brown a tour of the Seward Peninsula. The California governor was stopping in Nome on his way to a meeting in Russia. The 79-year-old environmentalist and leader of a state that resembles a progressive nation […]

Alaska Day October 18

Alaska Day October 18

In case you’re wondering why October 18 is a state holiday check out the attached image. Or stop by City Hall on Adams Street to see the actual sign and the beautiful Sitka Spruce tree that was planted 50 years ago by members of Boy Scout Troop 327. Note: city offices are also […]

Alaska’s Farmers Markets are Growing

Alaska’s Farmers Markets are Growing

Homer, AK – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $13.4 Million this year to 52 recipients across the country including $403,000 to Alaska’s Cook Inletkeeper, a community-based non-profit organization and major recipient of USDA’s 2017 Farmer’s Market Outreach Program (FMPP). “It’s an amazing step forward for local […]

Alaska SeaLife Center Sea Otter Rescue

Alaska SeaLife Center Sea Otter Rescue

Mid September both the United States Coast Guard and concerned citizens called the ASLC Stranded Marine Animal Hotline to report a young sea otter in the marina with a treble hook embedded in his mouth. With USFWS permission, the Wildlife Response Team tracked the otter for a few days before […]