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January 26, 2015 ·
Kenai Fjords National Park YCC Program Announces Openings for 2015 Summer Season

Kenai Fjords National Park YCC Program Announces Openings for 2015 Summer Season

If you are 15-18 years old, like the outdoors, and are looking for a fun summer job, this opportunity is for you! This summer Kenai Fjords National Park is offering several positions to local youth interested in working for the Federal Youth Conservation Corps (YCC).  Students will have a chance to engage visitors, learn what it takes to maintain the […]

January 26, 2015 ·

Putting Poems in State Parks: Poems in Place invites you to join us

Poems in Place Kickoff Events in Seward February 6th & 7th Poems in Place places poems by Alaskan writers on permanent signs in two of Alaska’s State Parks each year. This year we are seeking poems for Caines Head State Recreational Area, Seward and Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park, Kodiak. ~ An Evening of Poetry will be held at Resurrect […]

January 22, 2015 ·

An Invitation for Poetry Submissions for Alaska’s State Parks

What might happen when the old knowing that lives inside poetry marries the voices of wind, river, forest, the pull of the tide, or the quiet rhythm of a lake and is available to all who pass by? From February 1 to April 1, 2015, Poems in Place invites Alaskans to submit poems for Caines Head Recreation Area, near Seward […]

January 22, 2015 ·

Oil/Chemical Tanker Loses Propulsion Near Anchorage

US Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class, Shawn Eggert reports that Pyxis Theta, a 600-foot oil/chemical tanker lost propulsion after leaving Port of Anchorage on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Coast Guard has no reports of injuries or pollution linked to the incident. Eggert said that USCG did not deploy assets to the scene. Tugs Glacier Wind and Stellar Wind escorted Pyxis […]

January 22, 2015 ·

Winter Weather Advisory for Western Kenai Peninsula

WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…KENAI…SOLDOTNA…HOMER… COOPER LANDING 408 PM AKST WED JAN 21 2015   …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THURSDAY TO 6 PM AKST FRIDAY…   THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THURSDAY TO 6 PM AKST FRIDAY. […]

January 21, 2015 ·
Freighter Loses Power in Cook Inlet

Freighter Loses Power in Cook Inlet

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Near the end of its run from Tacoma, Wash. to Anchorage, Alaska, motor vessel Midnight Sun partially lost power and proceeded to Kachemak Bay under orders from US Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Western Alaska, Paul Mehler III. Radio and e-mail logs at the Homer Harbormaster’s office indicate that the 839-foot M/V […]

January 21, 2015 ·
State Seeks Quick Input on Land Conveyances Around Moose Pass and Beyond

State Seeks Quick Input on Land Conveyances Around Moose Pass and Beyond

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — In a preliminary decision signed Jan. 6 by Alaska Department of Natural Resources section chief Bruce Phelps, state of Alaska said yes to some (but no to much) state land near Moose Pass and around the peninsula transferring into Kenai Peninsula Borough ownership. Although the public process of selection started years ago, KPB, its […]

January 20, 2015 ·

Wilderness First Responder Classes in Seward: April 2015

Kayak Adventures will again be sponsoring a WFR class and a WFR Re-cert class in April this year.  Please be in touch any time with questions, or to reserve a space in the class!! Contact Trent at fun@kayakAK.com or 907.224.3960. Wilderness First Responder When :  April 18 – 26, 2015 Where :  Windsong Lodge, Seward AK Cost :  $645 More Info […]

January 17, 2015 ·

Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – December 2014

December was another warmer-than-normal month in Kenai Fjords National Park and surrounding areas. As recorded at the Seward airport, the monthly average was 5.8 degrees F above normal, the same temperature departure that was recorded in November.  Daily high temperatures were above freezing every day except one and ranged from 31 degrees F (December 26th) to 47 degrees F (December […]

January 14, 2015 ·
Local Guide Business Charged With Numerous Violations

Local Guide Business Charged With Numerous Violations

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — On New Year’s Eve of last year, State of Alaska charged Miller’s Landing Inc., and the company’s owner Michael Allen Miller age 64, with nine, class-A misdemeanors related to a guided sport-fishing trip that occurred on August 22, 2013. State of Alaska also charged Shane D. Ring, age 20, with five class-A misdemeanors connected […]

January 6, 2015 ·

5-5-5 Ski Race Cancelled

Hello all, The Seward Nordic Ski Club is regretfully cancelling the  the 5-5-5 Ski Race scheduled for this Sunday at Trail River Campground. We will send out notification for a reschedule of our Luminary Ski in February, normally held on New Year’s Eve, if we get the magical combination of cold AND snow (is that too much to ask??) Think SNOW! Seward Nordic […]

January 1, 2015 ·
Recreational Fish Stocking Plan Available for Comment

Recreational Fish Stocking Plan Available for Comment

Alaska Department of Fish & Game Press Release –  The Alaska Department of Fish and Game Division of Sport Fish is now accepting public comment on its statewide fish stocking plan. The Division, with assistance from private non-profit hatchery operators, plans to release approximately 7 million fish into the waters of Alaska every year for the next five years to […]

December 26, 2014 ·

Applications now open for the Ted Smith Conservation Intern Program

We are dedicated to building the next generation of leaders for Alaska’s conservation movement. To that end, Alaska Center for the Environment is proud to support Alaska Conservation Foundation’s Ted Smith Conservation Intern Program, which connects young adults to summer internships with conservation organizations across the state. Conservation Intern Program participants dedicate their summers to gaining invaluable skills through hands-on […]

December 20, 2014 ·

Alaska State Parks increases fees

Department of Natural Resources Release –  (Anchorage, AK) – Fees for overnight camping and boat launching and the cost of annual passes for parking and boat launching at Alaska state park facilities will increase on Jan. 1. An updated list of state park fees and passes is at http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/asp/alaskastateparkfees.pdf. Annual passes for the 2015 calendar year are available for purchase […]

December 17, 2014 ·

Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – November 2014

Kenai Fjords National Park and surrounding areas experienced an unusually warm start to what is locally, though unofficially, considered early winter.  Daily high temperatures recorded at the Seward airport reached into the high 40s and low 50s the first three weeks of the month and were above freezing on all days in November except the 27th. Three new daily record […]

December 9, 2014 ·

Alaska State Parks Seward Citizens Advisory Board meets December 9

The Alaska State Parks Seward Citizens Advisory Board will meet upstairs at the Seward Public Library from 5pm-7pm on December 9, 2014.  The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend!

December 8, 2014 ·

GCI to offer the new rugged Cat® S50 smartphone to Alaskans

GCI First in United States to Offer Rugged Cat® S50 Smartphone Ideal for Alaskans New Android device can withstand below-zero temperatures, precipitation and being dropped onto concrete, among other features ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – GCI is excited to be the first carrier in the nation to offer Cat Phones’ new Cat® S50, a rugged 4GLTE smartphone designed for use in challenging […]

December 2, 2014 ·
Forest Service Free Use Firewood Offering

Forest Service Free Use Firewood Offering

December 1, 2014 ·
The Latest from Niebrugge Images Photo Blog – “Seward Morning”

The Latest from Niebrugge Images Photo Blog – “Seward Morning”

  Ron Niebrugge says: “From my hometown of Seward, Alaska this morning – bright and early at 9:30 a.m.!” 11/30/14 To see more of Ron Niebrugge’s work, please visit www.wildnatureimages.com and http://www.my-photo-blog.com/ or follow him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NiebruggeImages?pnref=story.  

December 1, 2014 ·

Freezing Rain Advisory

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK 608 AM AKST MON DEC 1 2014 INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WHITTIER…SEWARD…GIRDWOOD… MOOSE PASS   …FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON AKST TUESDAY FOR INLAND AREAS… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS […]

December 1, 2014 ·
Reminder: Avalanche Awareness Class December 13

Reminder: Avalanche Awareness Class December 13

December 1, 2014 ·