Outdoors

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 · 0 comments ·

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 · 0 comments ·

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 · 0 comments ·

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 · 0 comments ·

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 · 0 comments ·
Forest Service Free Use Firewood Offering

Forest Service Free Use Firewood Offering

December 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·
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 · 0 comments ·

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 · 0 comments ·
Reminder: Avalanche Awareness Class December 13

Reminder: Avalanche Awareness Class December 13

December 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·
10mm Below AMMO DELIVERY will be in Seward December 14th

10mm Below AMMO DELIVERY will be in Seward December 14th

10mm below AMMO DELIVERY will be in Seward December 14th from 10am to 8pm. We’ll be parked at the Napa store. We stock over 70 different calibers. For a complete list of our inventory and pricing, visit www.10mmbelow.com or call 907-330-4477 SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR DECEMBER SALE: 5.56 – Wolf Gold brass cased, 55gr FMJ M193 spec, 1000rnd case – […]

November 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Video – “Heart of Alaska” Kickstarter Campaign

Video – “Heart of Alaska” Kickstarter Campaign

“[A feature film] – What does the future hold for Alaska? One family walked and packrafted over 3 months and 800 miles to gain insight. From March through July of 2013 Hig, Erin, Katmai and Lituya walked and packrafted over 800 miles of Alaska coastline, around the edge of Cook Inlet. They fastidiously documented their adventure and have returned home […]

November 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Christmas Tree Cutting on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Christmas Tree Cutting on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge News Release – The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge announces that the Refuge will open for Christmas tree cutting from Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, 2014, through Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25, 2014. Trees are free for personal use with a limit of one per household. Trees may be taken anywhere on the Refuge with hand tools, […]

November 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·

‘Tis the season for harvesting a Christmas tree in Alaska

Department of Natural Resources Press Release – (Anchorage, AK) – It’s the time of year when Alaskans want to know where and how to harvest Christmas trees on state and other public lands. Multi-agency maps and information for Christmas tree harvest areas in Southcentral and Interior Alaska, as well as tips for cutting and caring for a Christmas tree, are […]

November 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Kenai Fjords National Park Recruiting for Local Hire Park Rangers

Kenai Fjords National Park Recruiting for Local Hire Park Rangers

Are you a local Seward resident and want to share your love for Kenai Fjords National Park with park visitors? Join the park’s Interpretation team in Summer 2015 by applying through our local hire announcements.  Vacancy announcements are open November 24 – December 12, 2014.  Please visit http://www.nps.gov/kefj/parkmgmt/jobs.htm, stop by our 411 Washington Street office, or call (907)422-0500 for more […]

November 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Sneak Peak: Alaska Starts Here

Sneak Peak: Alaska Starts Here

The Travel Channel will be airing a special on Seward named Alaska Starts Here. The premier is tomorrow Sunday, November 23rd at 9 PM according to their schedule HERE. From the Travel Channel: “Alaska Starts Here The weathered, worn, time-hardened port city of Seward, AK, explodes to 10 times its population every summer, offering untamed, raw Alaska adventures like wrestling monster […]

November 22, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Avalance Awareness Class December 13

Avalance Awareness Class December 13

November 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·
“Water Skiing Alaska Style”

“Water Skiing Alaska Style”

  By Ron Niebrugge – Saturday evening, Seward, Alaska. Someone water skiing in front of the house on Saturday night in Seward, Alaska. Crazy – as much of the lower 48 battles cold and snow, we have had beautiful days this past week that often broke 50 degrees! To see more of Ron Niebrugge’s work, please visit www.wildnatureimages.com and http://www.my-photo-blog.com/.

November 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Give Thanks for Species Rescued From the Brink of Extinction

Give Thanks for Species Rescued From the Brink of Extinction

Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release – Give Thanks for Species Rescued From the Brink of Extinction Accredited zoos and aquariums are saving more than 30 endangered species and the Alaska SeaLife Center Plays a Leading Role. Steller’s eider Seward, Alaska (November 17, 2014) – As American families prepare for the annual ritual of giving thanks, they can add to their […]

November 18, 2014 · 1 comment ·

The public is welcome to attend the Seward State Parks Advisory Board Meeting November 18

The next Seward State Parks Advisory Board Meeting will be held on November 18th from 5-7pm at the AVTEC Culinary Arts building in the Banquette room.  The public is always welcome to attend and encouraged to provide comments.

November 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – October 2014

October was unusually dry with slightly above normal temperatures in the Kenai Fjords National Park area. There was no measurable precipitation at the Seward airport for two thirds of the month (20 days) leaving the total monthly precipitation far below normal. Combined with the below-normal precipitation that characterized most of the spring and summer, Seward was at a cumulative 13.2 […]

November 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Flood Service Area Moves to Put Half Million Dollars Toward Flood Control

Flood Service Area Moves to Put Half Million Dollars Toward Flood Control

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – At its regular meeting on November 3, the Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area Board voted unanimously to place a $500,000 flood-mitigation grant that it received from Alaska Department of Commerce, toward its share of the “Section 205 Project” on Salmon Creek. The grant came to SBCFSA through a vote of the Kenai Peninsula […]

November 12, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Southcentral state park advisory boards seeking new members

Southcentral state park advisory boards seeking new members

(Soldotna, AK) – Applications are currently being accepted for four state park advisory boards in Southcentral Alaska. Seats are currently available on the Southern Kenai Peninsula, Kachemak Bay, Seward, and Valdez state park advisory boards. State park advisory boards are the primary tool that state park officials use to involve the public in the management of state parks. “Public involvement […]

November 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Ice Rink Idea Still in the Picture for Seward

Ice Rink Idea Still in the Picture for Seward

Heidi Zemach for SCN – The idea of developing a permanent ice rink for Seward is persisting since the Seward Recreation Committee began considering it more than a year ago. Admittedly, it’s no further along than it was before. But that’s because the idea has to be taken up by either a private developer, a group of developers or interested […]

November 10, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Homer Electric Association Presents Case for Hydro Plant Near Moose Pass

Homer Electric Association Presents Case for Hydro Plant Near Moose Pass

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – At a public meeting in Moose Pass on November 6, Homer Electric Association (HEA) spent two hours and 20 minutes of a meeting scheduled for three hours, making a case for constructing a 5-mega-watt hydroelectric generating plant powered by the outflow of Grant Lake. According to HEA, the proposed plant would add about four […]

November 9, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Nominations Open for 2015 Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards

Nominations Open for 2015 Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards

Alaska SeaLife Center Public Service Announcement – The Alaska SeaLife Center established the Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards to give recognition to those who have made significant contributions to ocean sciences, education, and resource management in Alaska. Nominations for the 2015 Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards are open now through December 8, 2014. To be awarded at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium […]

November 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·