NOTICE OF RACE! WILLIAM H. SEWARD YACHT CLUB PRESENTS: The Rum Doodle Race ( ALL WOMEN) Saturday, August 23, 2014 This year’s “Women-Only” Rum Doodle Race will take place on August 23 in Seward on beautiful Resurrection Bay. This is your Notice of Race!!! Entrants Thus Far 1. S/V Tlingit ( Marcy Baker) 2. S/V Radiance ( Laurence Blakely) 3. […]
SEWARD, ALASKA – On Tuesday, Sept. 9, the Seward Friends of the Library and the Seward Art Council will co-host athlete, author, speaker, and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis. The program will be held at the Seward Community Library Museum at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Jennifer has logged more […]
Due to wasps nests on the playground equipments, the Parks Playground on Ballaine and Adams will be closed on 8/19/14 and possibly 8/20/14.
Congratulations to John E. Kennedy of New Palestine, IN, who won the 2014 Seward Silver Salmon Derby with his 17.67 salmon that he caught on the Got Fish in Cheval Narrows. A list of other winners is online on the Seward Chamber of Commerce website at http://www.seward.com/welcome-to-seward-alaska/signature-events/seward-silver-salmon-derby-august/.
Anchored serenely offshore of the busy Waterfront Campground, the impressive expedition yacht Dorothea III dwarfed the six-packs zooming back to the boat harbor with their silver salmon bounty. The 147′ vessel is on a spectacular world cruise from Australia to the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and Singapore. After visiting Alaska, it will go through the Panama Canal and […]
The “Moroccan Swim Around the World” team invites the community of Seward to join in a Beach Clean up on Thurs., Aug 14, 2014 from 5:30-7:00pm as we walk from the ALPAR Shack at Boulder Field, (near the convergence of 4th Ave., D. St. & Ballaine Blvd. ) to the SeaLife Center along the Waterfront Park. Gloves and garbage bags […]
John Kennedy of New Palestine, IN, is the current leader in the 2014 Seward Silver Salmon Derby. His 17.67 lb silver was caught on the Got Fish at Cheval Narrows. Carl Bergstrom (17.41 lb silver) is in second place and Eric Dubey (17.00 lb silver) is in third place.
On Day 2 of the 2014 Silver Salmon Derby, Kenneth Lester from Ferndale, WA, took the lead with his 16.8 lb silver salmon caught on the Rainisong in Driftwood Bay. Jim Corttell from Anchorage has moved down to second place.
August 9, 2014 – Jim Corttell from Anchorage Alaska is the current leader in the 2014 Seward Silver Salmon Derby after catching a 16.66 lb silver on the CoHo LoCo near Caines Head. Second place is held by Gene Duillo of Springfield, Missouri, with his 15.93 lb silver salmon. Emma Johnson of Anchorage, Alaska, is back and fishing to keep […]
It’s usually quite difficult to spy on COMMON RAVENS, much less get photos. They are wary and private, and do not tolerate paparazzi spying on their personal lives. By happy circumstance, while studying the raucous gulls at the NE Beach fish cleaning station, I found a family of oblivious RAVENS parading along the beach. The three youngsters looked disheveled, their […]
Baneberry berries are now shiny, bright red, and very attractive. These berries are not poisonous to wildlife, but just 2 to 3 berries can kill a child. Look for the cluster of berries sticking up from a 2 to 3 foot high plant growing in shady places in the forest, meadows, and moist slopes. Rarely, the berries are white and […]
For more information, please visit: http://www.kenaiwatershed.org/film_fest.html
State of Alaska Joint Press Release – July 31, 2014 JUNEAU— The Alaska departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health and Social Services (DHSS) have received further results from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the latest radiation testing of Alaska seafood. The results confirm information from federal, state and international agencies that seafood in Alaska waters poses […]
Subway Tri-Harder-Thon Letter of Thanks! Seward Parks and Recreation hosted Seward’s 3rd Adventure Challenge Sat, July 26th. Tri-athletes from around the state paddled 5 miles on Kenai Lake, ran 6.3 miles on the Iditarod trail (Long Lake) to Meridan trailhead then hopped on their bikes and rode 18.6 miles to the finish line across the bay at Spring Creek day […]
Seward Chamber of Commerce Press Release - Some people judge the end of summer by the weather, some by events. For all you die hard Fishermen and women out there you know summer is coming to an end when the Seward Silver Salmon Derby rolls around. The last big event for the summer, so plan for it! August 9th-17th. Prizes […]
In honor of National Pollinator Week, Chugach Arts Council has published its 2nd annual edition of a beautiful book of art. Artists from around Alaska and the U.S. contributed to make this a stunning tribute to one of our most valuable and fascinating resources, our pollinators. Art can inspire and inform as well as illustrate. Conservation and awareness are key […]
The third annual Balto Film Fest kicks off tonight with an evening of adventure, focusing on the real life drama of the Alaskan outdoors. Learn to get the most out of your Go Pro. University of Alaska professor DB Palmer teaches the first and only adventure film making degree program in the State. Palmer will be at the Seward Library/Museum […]
Heidi Zemach for SCN- Three people were rescued by three vessels of Good Samaritans at around 4:50 Tuesday, July 24th when their pleasure craft Alaska Rose caught fire, burned and sank in the Cheval Narrows, near Cheval Island, Resurrection Bay. “We received a Mayday call over Channel 16, saying a boat was on fire. Quite a few good Samaritans were […]
Heidi Zemach for SCN – Lowell Creek residents and visitors were upset by the stench that returned to their community from the city lagoon last weekend. Some who had planned to stay at that most popular Seward scenic beach area left early because of the smell, according to one local bed and breakfast owner. Nine residents filed odor complaints with […]
Summer is in full swing! Resource Management staff at Kenai Fjords National Park have been taking advantage of these long (and sometimes sunny) days to work on a whole host of exciting research projects. We share these experiences in the “Kenai Fjords in the Field” blog, where you can learn about current research involving glaciers, wildlife, cultural resources, and more […]
Filmmakers from around the state will be descending on Seward the last weekend in July to participate in the Balto Film Fest. Those looking for adventure will find it on Friday, July 25th, first at the Seward Community Library and Museum at 6:00 p.m. with a free public Adventure Filmmaking workshop. Attendees will get a taste of the University of Alaska’s […]
SPRD Bulletin… TYC Summer Camps New at TYC! Hiking Club meets every Monday from 9am to 5pm and is available to 5th – 8th graders. Join us if you are looking to learn more about the wonderful hikes in your backyard, gain a better understanding of hiking technique and etiquette, getting comfortable hiker higher and further than your current comfort level and […]
The Kenai Fjords area saw a return to more normal temperatures in June, but the dry conditions that characterized the spring continued throughout the month. June was the fifth consecutive month of below average precipitation as recorded at the Seward airport. By June 30th, there was a deficit of 10.8 inches of precipitation (62.5% of normal) for the first half […]