Outdoors

NOAA Fisheries 2015 Charter Halibut Community Meeting

NOAA Fisheries will be meeting with the charter boat halibut community at Seward Community Library tomorrow, Tuesday, April 28. There will be a presentation of the new regulatory changes for 2015 and open questions. The meeting is free to the public. For more information on the meeting, contact Officer Les Cockreham at 907-250-5188

April 27, 2015 ·
Warning sign flashing on approach to notorious "Gwinn's Corner", site of several tanker wrecks on Sterling Highway in Cooper Landing. Photo by R. Smeriglio

Alaska DOT Considers Bypass of Cooper Landing

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — At an open house and public hearing in Cooper Landing on Tuesday attended by about 35 citizens, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities presented four alternatives for re-routing the Sterling Highway around Cooper Landing along the Kenai River. In this most recent iteration of a decades-long effort, proposed routes have changed, but complexities […]

April 24, 2015 ·
Seabird Informational Meeting this Friday, April 24th

Seabird Informational Meeting this Friday, April 24th

April 22, 2015 ·
Denali’s Howl slide show & book signing

Denali’s Howl slide show & book signing

SEWARD SPRING FILM SERIES Presents – DENALI’S HOWL Join Alaskan Author – Andy Hall As he reveals the full story of the Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America’s Wildest Peak! The 1967 Wilcox Expedition The Film Series & Book signing is at the AVTEC Auditorium – Student Service Center, 519 4th. Ave April 28th – Tuesday @ 7:00pm Got Questions? – […]

April 21, 2015 ·
Calling all bibliophiles, the tomes are waiting

Calling all bibliophiles, the tomes are waiting

INTO THE LAST HOUR OF OUR BOOK SALE!! BOOK BONANZA TIME. BAG OR BOX OF BOOKS FOR $2. OPEN UNTIL 4PM The Used Book Sale is ready! Come on over to the Community Room of the Seward Library Museum and browse the tomes we have waiting. Coffee will be on, snacks out, kids corner open so moms and dads can […]

April 17, 2015 ·
Beachwalkers & Birders Wanted for a COASST Training Session May 3

Beachwalkers & Birders Wanted for a COASST Training Session May 3

 

April 17, 2015 ·
Public Scoping Notice – Jerome Lake Trickle-dam Removal

Public Scoping Notice – Jerome Lake Trickle-dam Removal

 

April 16, 2015 ·

Coast Guard, partners search for missing pilot near Perry Island, Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard and Air Force assets are searching for a missing pilot near Perry Island in Prince William Sound Tuesday. The 11th Air Force Rescue Coordination Center in Anchorage received a Mayday call from the male pilot of a Cessna 180 airplane Tuesday afternoon.  The pilot reported he was having engine trouble and stated he may have to […]

April 15, 2015 ·

Introduction to Rowing April 28

Would you like to learn about rowing? Introduction to Rowing, an informational only meeting. Tuesday, April 28th 6:30 to approximately 8:00 p.m. at Rez Art Coffee House Learn to Row Class: $90 Saturday and Sunday May 30th & 31st 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 or 5:00 p.m. at Bear lake Includes free novice practices June 2nd, 4th & 6th Go to […]

April 14, 2015 ·
Alaskans Reminded to be Bear Aware

Alaskans Reminded to be Bear Aware

A Message from the Alaska Department of Fish & Game – Governor’s Proclamation, Spring-like Weather Remind Alaskans to Be Bear Aware (Statewide) – Gov. Bill Walker has proclaimed April “Bear Awareness Month” and with many parts of Alaska experiencing unseasonably warm temperatures, bears will be emerging from their dens at any time. To keep bears wild and neighborhoods safe, biologists […]

April 3, 2015 ·

Kayaking Practice at the High School Pool April 25

Kayaking Practice Sat Apr 25   10:00 – 12:noon Bring your own boat, test your equipment, practice safety skills for a safe boating season. Only cleaned kayaks allowed. There will be a limit on amount of boats in pool at a time. $10 per boat, $3 per person. Lap swim will be 9 – 10  am on this Sat. Call 224- […]

April 2, 2015 ·
Fish and Game Launches Improved Online Store, Offers Print-and-Go Licenses

Fish and Game Launches Improved Online Store, Offers Print-and-Go Licenses

Alaska Department of Fish & Game Press Release –                                                            March 31, 2015, JUNEAU – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) recently launched a new online store where the public can purchase sport fishing and hunting licenses, commercial crewmember licenses, king salmon stamps, duck stamps, […]

March 31, 2015 ·

Alaska Community Forest Council seeks new members

Alaska Department of Natural Resources News Release – March 26, 2015   Alaska Community Forest Council seeks new members (Anchorage, AK) – The Alaska Community Forest Council is seeking to fill six council seats in 2015. The council is a nonprofit organization and advisory body to the Division of Forestry that works to improve Alaskans’ quality of life by expanding […]

March 28, 2015 ·
Burn permits required starting April 1

Burn permits required starting April 1

Alaska Department of Natural Resources News Release – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2015 (FAIRBANKS, AK) – Alaska’s wildland fire season officially begins on April 1, and on this date, burn permits will become necessary for the open burning of brush, grass, slash and yard debris. State law requires burn permits for open burning from April 1 to August 31. […]

March 27, 2015 ·
Kenai Fjords Tours Season Starts!

Kenai Fjords Tours Season Starts!

  Spring has sprung and the season has begun! Kenai Fjords Tours will be running its first Gray Whale Watch Tour this Friday, March 27th. It’s time to get out on the water and enjoy the return of all of our favorite critters! The Gray Whale Watch Tour runs Fridays and Saturdays starting March 27th with an additional trip added […]

March 24, 2015 ·
Lost Lake Run Registration Opens April 1

Lost Lake Run Registration Opens April 1

Full registration for the Lost Lake Run opens at 6 am on April 1st, 2015. At 6 am ADT,  a link will be available on the home page of the Lost Lake Run website (www.LostLakeRun.com) that will take you directly to registration. Last year was sold out in 40 minutes, so if you are planning to participate this year, please […]

March 20, 2015 ·
Travis Beals finishes at #11

Travis Beals finishes at #11

Lifetime Seward resident and musher Travis Beals, 22, crossed the finish line in Nome last night at 11:18 PM, earning 11th. place in the 2015 Iditarod sled dog race. At the time of this writing, there are still 48 musher on the trail. Beals also raced the 2013 and 2014 Iditarod, placing 37 in both. For more information on Travis […]

March 19, 2015 ·
Public encouraged to nominate poems celebrating Alaska’s state parks

Public encouraged to nominate poems celebrating Alaska’s state parks

State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources Press Release – (Anchorage, AK) – For the third and final year of the statewide Poems in Place Project, Alaskans are invited to submit poems for installation on permanent signs in two state parks in coastal Southcentral Alaska. The goal of the Poems in Place Project is to install poems that celebrate Alaska’s […]

March 18, 2015 ·
Dallas Seavey Wins Iditarod

Dallas Seavey Wins Iditarod

Early this morning Dallas Seavey crossed the finish in Nome marking his third Iditarod win in four years.  His time was 8 days 18 hours 13 minutes and 6 seconds.  His father Mitch is likely to take second place and will mark the first ever father/son top-two win in Iditarod history.  Dallas and Mitch were both raised in Seward.  Currently Dallas […]

March 18, 2015 ·
Tuesday Treat

Tuesday Treat

What a brilliant, blue sky day today and what a contrast to yesterday’s storm! The early morning fog soon burned off, and the fresh snow on the mountains sparkled. Hoards of kittiwakes surged after herring in the calm bay, like a feathered blizzard, and bald eagles grabbed fistfuls of the silvery fish. This day was a fabulous St Patty’s Day treat! […]

March 17, 2015 ·
Wood Bison Restoration Reaches Final Stage

Wood Bison Restoration Reaches Final Stage

News Release Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Alaska Department of Fish & Game. March 17, 2015 Contact: Scott Michaelis, AWCC Cathie Harms, ADF&G 952-836-7719; scott@alaskawildlife.org – (907) 987-6111; cathie.harms@alaska.gov Wood Bison Restoration Reaches Final Stage The next step in bringing Wood bison back to the wilds of Alaska is here. Starting Sunday, March 22, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will […]

March 17, 2015 ·

Dallas Seavey in the Lead at Elim, Mitch Seavey Close Behind

Midnight March 16 – With 3 of the 19 Iditarod checkpoints left for Dallas Seavey, he leads the pack at Elim.  Mitch Seavey is in 3rd Place at the time of this writing, and Seward’s Travis Beals in the #17 position. http://iditarod.com/race/2015/standings/

March 17, 2015 ·
Blizzard Warning in Effect

Blizzard Warning in Effect

From the National Weather Service http://www.arh.noaa.gov/zonefcst.php?zone=125 WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WHITTIER…SEWARD…GIRDWOOD… MOOSE PASS 410 PM AKDT SUN MAR 15 2015 …BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON AKDT MONDAY… * LOCATION…PORTAGE VALLEY AND EASTERN TURNAGAIN ARM. LOCAL AREAS OF BLIZZARD CONDITIONS MAY ALSO OCCUR ALONG THE SEWARD HIGHWAY FROM MOOSE PASS NORTHWARD. […]

March 15, 2015 ·

Coast Guard Tows Disabled Vessel near Whittier, Alaska

NEWS RELEASE – US Coast Guard 17th District, March 9, 2015 KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Station Valdez 45-foot Response Boat – Medium crew assisted three recreational mariners aboard the disabled 24-foot Bayliner Herrisea in Blackstone Bay near Whittier, Alaska, Sunday. The rescue boat crew rendezvoused with the Herrisea and safely towed the vessel to Whittier. Watchstanders from Coast […]

March 14, 2015 ·