Outdoors

COMMUNITY-WIDE POT LUCK ON MAY 29!!!

COMMUNITY-WIDE POT LUCK ON MAY 29!!!

The Seward Paddling Association is excited to announce that this year’s season kick-off pot luck will be this coming Friday, May 29!  Everyone is welcome to attend… let’s celebrate the 2015 summer! When :  Friday, May 29 2015 at 7:00 pm Where :  The waterfront pavilion in Seward Why :  To celebrate the summer & our love of water sports… […]

May 25, 2015 ·

First Trail Race of the Summer!

The Dixon/Holden Memorial Tonsina 5K Race will be held in May this year, on Sunday, May 31 at 10:00 am. In lieu of a registration fee, donations are accepted which go to endowments set up in memory of Jerry Dixon and his nephew, mountaineer Seth Holden. For all details, please go to dixonholden5k.weebly.com, or call Kipp Dixon at 362-1270. Family friendly event!

May 23, 2015 ·

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Changes to Public Use Regulations for Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Press Release – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Changes to Public Use Regulations for Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Rule aims to balance public use and safety with resource conservation May 20, 2015 – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today published a proposed rule that maintains protections for the world-class natural resources of the Kenai […]

May 22, 2015 ·
Be safe with wildland fire this Memorial Day Weekend

Be safe with wildland fire this Memorial Day Weekend

Alaska Interagency Coordination Center News Release – May 20, 2015 Fairbanks, Alaska — With extreme fire danger levels around much of the state and no relief in sight heading into the Memorial Day Weekend, wildfire officials in Alaska urge extreme caution with any kind of activity that could spark a wildfire. Lack of precipitation this spring and hot, dry weather […]

May 22, 2015 ·
Tickets on Sale for World Oceans Day Cruise

Tickets on Sale for World Oceans Day Cruise

 

May 19, 2015 ·
Tom Malacek, new Seward District Ranger for the Chugach National Forest, introduces himself to residents who attended the recent forest plan  meeting. Heidi Zemach photo

District Ranger Answers SCN Questions and Announces Selection of Special Tree

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — After a recent meeting in Moose Pass concerning revisions to the Chugach National Forest management plan, USDA Forest Service district ranger Tom Malecek agreed to a recorded, sit-down interview with SCN. Part of what Ranger Malecek said appears below. SCN: What have you heard about motorized versus non-motorized use on the Chugach? What has […]

May 18, 2015 ·
Chugach NF plan revision draws diverse users

Chugach NF plan revision draws diverse users

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Planners with the Chugach National Forest spoke with the largest crowd to date in its Community Open House and Forest Plan Revision meeting Wednesday May 13, with nine residents in attendance in Seward, and seven attending in Moose Pass. The groups were larger than similar meetings that had taken place earlier in Girdwood and […]

May 16, 2015 ·
KPB Briefs Moose Pass on Pending Land Transfers

KPB Briefs Moose Pass on Pending Land Transfers

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — At a meeting of the Moose Pass Advisory Planning Commission held May 6, Kenai Peninsula Borough land management officer, Marcus Mueller briefed the panel and audience about the state’s February 24 decision to transfer to Kenai Peninsula Borough, specified state land between the Hope Wye and Bear Lake. As part of its municipal entitlement, […]

May 15, 2015 ·
Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council announces election of Board Officers

Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council announces election of Board Officers

Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council News Release –  The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council held its annual board meeting in Valdez, AK during the first week of May.  Among other business, the meeting convened to elect new board officers for the year ending in May 2016. The newly elected executive committee includes; President; Amanda Bauer, representing the City of Valdez, […]

May 12, 2015 ·

Chugach National Forest-Forest Plan Revision Update in Seward & Moose Pass May 13

Join us during our Spring Forest Plan Revision meetings. We will share and discuss the work that has taken place during our current Forest Plan Revision process. We will identify what’s changing and what’s staying the same in the existing Chugach Forest Plan and we will share the next steps in the process, including the release and public review of […]

May 11, 2015 ·

“Celebrate Seward” $10 Half Day Kayaking Tours for Seward Locals with Kayak Adventures Worldwide

$10 HALF DAY KAYAK TOURS FOR SEWARD LOCALS! Join Kayak Adventures Worldwide for our second annual “Celebrate Seward” Tours!  From Wednesday May 20th to Saturday May 23rd KAW will be hosting two half day tours daily in hopes to get Seward locals out on the water before the busy summer season! We aim to expose the community to our environmentally […]

May 11, 2015 ·

First Trail Race of the Summer!

The Dixon/Holden Memorial Tonsina 5K Race will be held in May this year, on Sunday, May 31. This year’s third annual trail race is an out-and-back loop that starts out at Lowell Point on the Tonsina trail, goes across the main bridge, along Tonsina Beach, and finishes back near the parking lots. It’s a no-frills event – so no race t-shirt, no timing […]

May 10, 2015 ·
The CIRI offices on 4th Avenue hosted a First Friday art walk

The CIRI offices on 4th Avenue hosted a First Friday art walk

Sent from Dot Bardarson – The Kenai Fjords was the theme of a show in Anchorage by Dot Bardarson. The CIRI offices on 4th Avenue hosted a First Friday art walk to coincide with their annual open house for employees. Over 300 people enjoyed the show.

May 9, 2015 ·
Flood Board Hears More from Public about Road Used to Re-build Berm

Flood Board Hears More from Public about Road Used to Re-build Berm

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — At its regular monthly meeting on May 4, the Seward-Bear Creek Flood Service Area Board approved funding for and heard from three citizens about the Salmon Creek 205 project and its associated road and resulting increased land-use. An earlier informational meeting about the flood-control structure held May 1, attracted about a dozen citizens. As […]

May 9, 2015 ·
Terry’s Tires Bike Safety Rodeo & Super Saturday Clean Up May 9

Terry’s Tires Bike Safety Rodeo & Super Saturday Clean Up May 9

May 6, 2015 ·
Learn to Sail on Bear Lake!

Learn to Sail on Bear Lake!

May 5, 2015 ·
Prince William Sound RCAC announces Board Meeting

Prince William Sound RCAC announces Board Meeting

The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council announces that their annual board meeting will be taking place in Valdez on May 7th and 8th 2015. The meeting is to be held at the Bayside Community Church, 321 Egan Drive. The tentative times for public sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, and from 9:00 a.m. to […]

May 4, 2015 ·
Awesome Shot While Skiing Mount Marathon

Awesome Shot While Skiing Mount Marathon

Skier/Photographer Jason Scheben took this amazing shot while skiing down mount marathon on Friday. Click to see the full size image.

May 4, 2015 ·
May Beach Cleanup !

May Beach Cleanup !

11th Annual RESURRECTION BAY Beach & Watershed Cleanup Saturday May 16, 2015     Come help clean up Resurrection Bay beaches and it’s watershed! Boat transportation will be provided to outer beaches, weather permitting. For more information (including past videos), please visit the RBCA website: www.rbca-alaska.org Please email the cleanup organizer Tim Johnson at johnsonkeagle@arctic.net to reserve a spot on […]

April 29, 2015 ·

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 ·