Outdoors

Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) Investigation at Bear Glacier during 2018 Summer Season

Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) Investigation at Bear Glacier during 2018 Summer Season

Contact: Shauna Potocky, (907) 422-0530, shauna_potocky@nps.gov Seward, AK –Bear Glacier is located on the Kenai Peninsula southwest of Resurrection Bay and Seward, Alaska.  The lower (proglacial) lake in front of Bear Glacier is a popular recreation area for kayaking, sight-seeing, stand-up paddleboarding, surfing and camping. Twelve kilometers above the terminus […]

A changing ecosystem

A changing ecosystem

I have been driving back and forth on the Seward Highway between Nash Road and Hermin Lierer (Exit Glacier) Road several times a day ever since April 2002. Every time, I would always glance over at the marshy area on the east side of the road to take a quick […]

Hydrofoil kiteboarding Rez Bay

Hydrofoil kiteboarding Rez Bay

I  thought I was watching an expert kiteboarder and his swooping red and black kite zip across the white-capped waves on Resurrection Bay. Then he sailed closer and I saw that he was actually riding above the water, slicing through the waves on top of a skinny black blade like a knife […]

Free Kids’ Camp – Camp Ke-Da-Qa!

Free Kids’ Camp – Camp Ke-Da-Qa!

Seward Community Health Center will be hosting its first kids’ summer camp! Camp Ke-Da-Qa (Are you Ready?! in Alutiiq) Calling all kids who will start 4-6 grade in the fall! When?   Aug. 1-3,2018 Where? Branson Pavilion Cost?      FREE! Who?     Kids starting 4-6 grade in the 2018-2019 school year  Go to […]

Mount Marathon 2017 Race Video

Mount Marathon 2017 Race Video

Just in time for Mount Marathon 2018, Seward City News has finally released some of the footage from last years race. Footage shot by Steve Fink, Brian Wright, and Sarah Fink.  Edited by Bjorn Olson. https://youtu.be/DrZvd2Hv0mU

Seward Community Weed Pull

Seward Community Weed Pull

It’s time for the annual Seward Community Weed Pull! Kenai Peninsula Cooperative Weed Management Area partners, Kenai Fjords National Park, Chugach National Forest, Kenai Watershed Forum, and Homer Soil and Water Conservation District, will be sponsoring the event on June 22nd at Seward Middle School at 304 Sea Lion Ave. […]

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 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 […]

National Forest Surveys Coming Your Way!!

Soon, you may see more Chugach National Forest employees working in developed and dispersed recreation sites and along Forest Service roads. They will be dressed in uniform and standing next to a sign that says “Survey Site Please Stop.” Just like the postman, these folks may be out in all […]

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 […]

Kwiniuk, near Elim, with Tohru Saito. Photo by Ned Rozell.

Alaska Hot Springs, Far and Wide

by Ned Rozell- KANUTI HOT SPRINGS — After a few hours of skiing through deep snow, Forest Wagner and I smelled a tuna sandwich. We knew we were closing in on warm pools of water. From the frozen Kanuti River, we moved along an open stream up toward Kanuti Hot […]