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Local Sailing Instructor Wins National Award

Local Sailing Instructor Wins National Award

Sailing, Inc. announces that Captain Randy Altermatt was named an American Sailing Association (ASA) “Outstanding Instructor of the Year” for 2017. He was among a national roster of 964 sailing instructors, who were eligible for consideration of this annual award, determined by student survey submissions in his 2017 classes.  He […]

Sockeye salmon cost recovery fishery

Sockeye salmon cost recovery fishery

The Lucky Star, a salmon purse seiner from Homer, scooped up sockeye (red) salmon today at the head of Resurrection Bay in front of a crowd of anglers lining the shore armed with snagging hooks. Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association is permitted by ADFG to harvest its quota before other commercial […]

50/40 Celebration Sunday, June 3

50/40 Celebration Sunday, June 3

The public is invited to join the Seward Iditarod Trail Blazers and the Chugach National Forest on Sunday, June 3 from 1:30 to 5:30 pm at the Branson Pavilion in Seward at Ballaine Boulevard and Adams Street. Celebrate the 50thAnniversary of the National Trails System Act and the 40htAnniversary of […]

The Salmon Bake’s New Menu for Summer ’18

The Salmon Bake’s New Menu for Summer ’18

Want something a little more exciting to eat during the summer months?  The Salmon Bake’s new summer menu is featuring an unconventional variety of meats.  Daily fare are as follows: Halibut Cheeks MONDAY Taco TUESDAY  i.e.  (smoked meat tacos, fish, etc.) Wild WEDNESDASY i.e.(Alligator, Elk, Pheasant etc.) Smoked THURSDSAY i.e.(Smoked brisket, etc.) […]

The Alaska SeaLife Center Launches Chiswell Steller Sea Lion Fundraiser – 20 years of Steller sea lion research is in danger of ending

The Alaska SeaLife Center Launches Chiswell Steller Sea Lion Fundraiser – 20 years of Steller sea lion research is in danger of ending

The Alaska SeaLife Center, a non-profit organization, needs your help! In 1998, the Center’s research staff began studying Endangered Steller sea lions in the Gulf of Alaska using a remote video camera system.  The goal was to gather information without animal disturbance at the Chiswell Island breeding rookery, as well as other […]

Marathon Wrestling 2018 State Tournament Results

Marathon Wrestling 2018 State Tournament Results

The Marathon Miners Wrestling Club attended the Alaska USA State Wrestling Tournament May 3rd – 5th in Wasilla. Thursday, May 3rd was a Folkstyle wrestling tournament, we had 17 wrestlers registered and 12 of them took home medals!! Medals are awarded for 1st through 6th place due to the number […]

Powering Across Alaska on Skis

Powering Across Alaska on Skis

By Ned Rozell- “Jeremy offers us only his incessant snoring to remind us that he is a man and not a god.” So wrote Seth Adams on an Instagram post showing Jeremy Vandermeer striding across a wind-whipped ridge near the frozen headwaters of the Ambler River. Adams is a writer […]

Road to Exit Glacier Open for the Summer Season

Road to Exit Glacier Open for the Summer Season

The remaining 1.5 miles of the road to Exit Glacier opened this Friday, May 4 at 7:00 a.m.  Water is currently not available on site. Vault toilets are available for use. The Exit Glacier Nature Center is projected to open on Saturday, May 26, 2018.  Ranger-led programs will not be offered until […]

Bird Feathers and the Smell of Tangerines

Bird Feathers and the Smell of Tangerines

by Ned Rozell- Millions of Alaska birds nest on rocky emerald islands seen by few people other than ship captains. One of the funkiest of these creatures is the crested auklet, which looks like a bassist in a punk band and smells like a tangerine. These hand-size birds have intrigued […]

Don’t Read This, Watch the Road

Don’t Read This, Watch the Road

By Moriah Doepken and Joevahnta Usugan-Weddington For Earth Day 2018 we wanted to share a story about Sam Daniel who has been picking up trash along the Seward Highway for 27+ years. He has inspired us to practice environemtal stewardship, and we hope he will inspire you. When we initially […]

Baseball opening day 2018

Baseball opening day 2018

Get ready to PLAY BALL!!!! The Seward Little League 2018 season is about to get under way.  A dedicated group of volunteers has been working diligently to prepare for another great season of Little League in Seward.  The equipment has been inspected, inventoried and dispersed to the coaches. Opening day […]