Come celebrate Alaska Nellie’s Birthday at the Seward Senior Center, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 31. This event is held in remembrance of Alaska Nellie, a vibrant historical figure and pioneer roadhouse operator instrumental in the continuing construction of the Alaska Central Railway, a relationship that carried right on through to the days of the modern Alaska Railroad. […]
For a slideshow of this year’s Mount Marathon Race, click the thumbnails below. Once the slideshow player is displayed, click the ” i ” (information) link on the slideshow player to view information about the image. Not all images contain information. Photos by Steve Fink, Sarah Fink, and Heidi Zemach Related Articles: 2014 Mount Marathon Race Results Sunshine, adrenaline and spirit mark […]
Photos contributed by Jason Aigeldinger – What started out as a day with a heavy downpour, residents and affiliates of the Moose Pass Sportsmen’s Club continued on with their annual Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival in full spirits. But as happy festival-goers filed in, the gray skies lifted and the mountain tops exposed their white peaks of fresh snow. The festivities […]
Smoke from the Funny River wildfire near Soldotna reached Seward today, changing our beautiful blue sky to a gray haze. The fire has grown to over 20,000 acres, sending smoke to Anchorage, Homer and Seward. The whole Kenai Peninsula is dry and fire danger is high. More information and a map can be found online at <http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3878/> Submitted by Carol Griswold […]
FOR SEWARD FOLKS LIVING IN OR OUT OF STATE Does anyone have photos of clean up in Seward during the week or so after the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake? Photos of the honey bucket truck, soldiers with their Bunny Boots standing guard, people being fed at the high school, city offices or civil defense offices with people in the hospital […]
For the past week, I have watched RAVENS flying overhead, carrying small sticks quite a distance to a hidden nest site. I wondered where they got all those sticks, and why, with dead sticks available on every tree, they had to fly at all. This afternoon at the beach, I received one answer as I watched a pair of glossy […]
SEWARD, Alaska – Researchers at Kenai Fjords National Park captured this sequence of events with a time-lapse camera at a Black Oystercatcher nest during the summer of 2013. They are studying the productivity and chick-rearing habits of these shorebirds.
By Chad Harder for Seward City News – SEWARD, Alaska – Anyone moving to Seward should catch on pretty quick that the best way through our long dark winter is to make the most of it. Skiing, dogsledding, skating, hiking, snowmachining, whatever, the key to avoiding cabin fever is to head outside, get some weather on your face and challenge […]
Chugach National Forest employees working at the USFS compound at Crown Point, off Kenai Lake, glimpsed some wonderful creatures Tuesday afternoon. Irene Lindquist took this photography of a Lynx. After watching him for about 10 minutes from their office, she and Alex followed his tracks behind the building to see where he had gone. Not long after the lynx ran off into […]
The skies cleared and the northern lights finally came out last night.
Finally, a break in the mid 40′s , rainy, cloudy, Seward winter gloom. The night before the Superbowl was here and tomorrow held the promise of not just football, junk food, and beer, but also a cool sunny day on the Kenai Peninsula. Oh the possibilities! After weighting all the options, I decided to take a peek up the jeep […]
Because of the unseasonably warm weather, it’s relatively easy to hike out along an old logging trail from Lowell Point’s recreation area to Tonsina Point, and see beautiful scenes like these. It’s about three miles round-trip, with some climbing, a little ice and rock navigation, and a variety of switchbacks. Tonsina Point view, photo taken Sunday Feb 2nd, 2014 by […]
By Marc Swanson – I am just wrapping up an exciting DVD project commissioned by KMTA (Kenai Mtns Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area). The end result is 12 episodes teaching elementary (and older ages as well) the history of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula. The project uses historic photos along with narration / music / interviews to get a glimpse of […]
On a beautiful, clear, calm afternoon, a solitary runner powered his way up the Mt Marathon race trail to the top of the world. The down trail, though partially filled with snow, was too icy so the runner quickly completed his descent down to the Bowl, Bench Trail and home. What a great run! Carol Griswold
SEWARD, Alaska – It wasn’t that late, but the sun does not linger in November. I shot out to Lowell Point beach at 4 pm just in time to watch the clouds in the western sky transition from white to an ever-deepening pink, and the bay blush in concert. As twilight stole in, a GREAT BLUE HERON winged majestically from […]
SEWARD, Alaska (Seward City News) – By: Ron Niebrugge – Aurora borealis over Seward, Alaska. This was last night at around 3:30 a.m. – that is my little home town of Seward at the base of the mountains. What an amazing night! www.wildnatureimages.com www.my-photo-blog.com
Here is another one from last northern light show in Seward last Tuesday night, Wednesday morning. Photo courtesy of Ron Niebrugge.
Wednesday, October 2 Sunrise 8:06 am, sunset 7:25 pm for a total day length of 11 hours and 18 minutes. Tomorrow will be 5 minutes and 24 seconds shorter. After a hard rain last night, the crack of dawn brought exhausted clouds and freshly washed, vibrant fall colors to the neighborhood trees. By midday, the sun prevailed and shone a […]
Folks along the north end of Fifth and Sixth Avenue have no doubt noticed several people with binoculars wandering around the past two days, scanning the Mt Ash trees and cottonwoods. What are they doing??? It’s another very unusual bird. This one was spotted on Monday by Jen Linkhart. She had the presence of mind to grab her camera and take […]
Resurrection Bay – yesterday from Mt. Marathon, Seward, Alaska. Photo by Ron Niebrugge Enjoy Ron’s photo blog here: http://www.my-photo-blog.com/resurrection-bay?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+RonNiebruggesPhotoBlog+%28Niebrugge+Images+Photo+Blog%29
Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report A few days ago, I noticed two BALD EAGLES stroking swiftly with deadly determination towards me. The adult seemed to be pursuing the subadult, quickly closing the gap. I immediately froze, camera at the ready. Whenever two eagles (or ravens) get that close, something interesting usually happens. Sure enough, the fierce adult caught up with […]
A small but dramatically colored bird called a Siberian Accentor, is creating quite a stir in the bird world. This rare bird should be in northern Siberia! Kit and Janet Durnil found the bird in dense alders and small spruce in town on January 22nd. I documented the bird and emailed the photos to Buzz Scher who identified it quicker […]
The Latest from Niebrugge Images Photo Blog Posted: 05 Dec 2012 11:06 AM PST Here is another one from my hike last weekend. Standing dead trees usually only remain standing for a couple of years in these parts thanks to our wet, extreme weather. The wet rots the wood, and the wind and heavy snow takes care of the rest. […]