Outdoors

Black Bear. Photo Courtesy of US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Seward Experiences Spike in Urban Bear Activity

by Kelley Lane for Seward City News- Seward has experienced unusually high levels of black bear activity in the past few weeks. Residents have reported seeing animals in most parts of the Seward city limits, especially in the subdivision of Forest Acres. Just two weeks ago, a black bear walked […]

Flood Warning Issued for Snow River

The National Weather Service in Anchorage has issued a Flood Warning for,  A Glacier-Dammed Lake Outburst in,The Snow River. This outburst  will effect Kenai Lake and the Kenai River from Cooper Landing to  Skilak Lake. Until 100 PM AKDT Monday The Snow Glacier-dammed Lake is releasing at this time. Water  levels […]

Black Bear Wanders into the Breeze Inn Lobby

Black Bear Wanders into the Breeze Inn Lobby

by Kelley Lane for Seward City News- On Sunday afternoon, just before 3pm, an adolescent black bear walked into the Breeze Inn, located near the Boat Harbor in Seward. The bear entered the lobby through the back door, which was propped open while housekeeping and maintenance was being done on […]

Top places to visit in the US

US citizens that have never actually left their hometown or foreigners that have had their US ESTA Application accepted are probably always wondering about locations in the US they can visit. The list is huge as the US has a ton of places to see, things to do, people to meet and […]

Bird feeders are not for Bears

Bird feeders are not for Bears

As fall approaches, it’s tempting to put up bird feeders for our feathered friends. It seemed safe as no bears had been seen in town for a while, until recently. Now, a black bear momma with two adorable first-year cubs is cruising Seward neighborhoods, targeting bird feeders from Jesse Lee Subdivision to […]

Exit Glacier retreat continues

Exit Glacier retreat continues

I  checked out Exit Glacier on Saturday, joining the many other visitors from all around the world. The glacier has retreated an astounding 264 feet since last August, in part due to a dramatic change in the outflow of water from the ice field and glacier. The toe of the […]

2017 Silver Salmon Derby Update

2017 Leader Board 1. 13.96 Jennifer Shelton Soldotna, AK 2. 13.82 Edward Robbins Anchorage, AK 3. 13.78 Sherrie Miller Seward, AK 4. 13.35 Tony Shandy Chugiak, AK 5. 13.29 Carey Schreiber Palmer, AK 6. 13.12 Robert Orrill Colorado Springs, CO 7. 12.80 Debra Hunt Kenai, AK 8. 12.73 Darrell Lamping […]

Blueberry Festival at Alyeska Resort August 19 and 20

Blueberry Festival at Alyeska Resort August 19 and 20

It’s blueberry season, and there’s no better way to celebrate Alaska’s annual crop than with Blueberry Festival at Alyeska Resort! The 10th Annual Blueberry Festival will be Saturday and Sunday, August 19 and 20 from 11am to 8pm in the Hotel Alyeska Courtyard. Free entry! (Please, no dogs.) The 10th […]

Backcountry Layer Cake. Photo: Allison Sayer.

Backcountry Layer Cake: Celebrate!

by Allison Sayer for Seward City News- I feel especially fortunate to have marked many special occasions in the Alaska backcountry. Birthdays and bachelorette parties have been my favorite celebrations. Of course, being in the backcountry does not mean going without an awesome cake!  This no-bake option creates a beautiful […]

Kelly Lund and Ally Coucke with Loki and Bailey in front of one of Seward's Raven murals on 4th Avenue. Photo: Kelley Lane

Meet Loki the Wolfdog

Two weeks ago, I heard from my housemate, Sydney Bolin, that Loki the Wolfdog was in Seward. Bolin, who works at the Sea Life Center, follows Loki on Instagram and thus recognized Loki, his owner Kelly Lund, Kelly’s girlfriend Ally Coucke, and her dog Bailey who is also a wolfdog. They […]

A fisherman in waders tries his luck in the Soldotna section of the Kenai River.

In Celebration of Alaska’s Wild Salmon Day

by Kelley Lane for Seward City News- August in Alaska means salmon: in the rivers, the bays and steadily filling our freezers. The Kenai Peninsula brims full of visitors who come to fish recreationally, many of them buying spots on charter boats that go out into the Gulf of Alaska […]

Calm Waters. Photo: Allison Sayer.

Around the Horn on Knight Island

by Allison Sayer for Seward City News- This past spring, I was invited to join a group of women paddlers on a kayak trip out of Whittier starting on July 4. As the day of our trip approached, the forecast was almost too good to be true: variable winds up […]