Outdoors

Making strides for wildlife response:  Annual ASLC Wildlife Rescue Run fundraiser takes place Saturday, July 29. Volunteers welcome and needed!

Making strides for wildlife response: Annual ASLC Wildlife Rescue Run fundraiser takes place Saturday, July 29. Volunteers welcome and needed!

 The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is hosting the 19th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run & Walk on Saturday, July 29. The annual family-friendly race is a fundraiser to support the Center’s Wildlife Response Program. This has been another busy year for the Program, which has received 221 distressed animal calls […]

Freya Hoffmeister. Photo: Justine Pechuzal.

Sea Kayaking Legend Freya Hoffmeister Lands in Seward

by Justine Pechuzal for Seward City News- Sea kayaking legend Freya Hoffmeister paddled into Resurrection Bay Thursday afternoon without much fanfare.  A few cormorants and gulls gave a nod, but otherwise the 52 year old German woman outfitted in black gortex, accompanied by another local kayaker, Josh Thomas, simply landed […]

Community Project: Schoolyard Habitat

Community Project: Schoolyard Habitat

by Jenn Haugh & Kirstie Lorelei Willean- Transformation of the Seward Elementary grounds from its original landscaping, when the school first opened in 1990, to an outdoor learning environment was completed in 2016.  Perhaps you were one of the multitudes of dedicated volunteers who shared in the community Schoolyard Habitat Project. […]

2017 Mt Marathon Race Posters on display

2017 Mt Marathon Race Posters on display

The 2017 Mt Marathon Race posters are now installed in the display case on the west side of the Senior Center/TYC building at 336 Third Avenue. The hot pink background color honors local race legend Fred Moore who always races in hot pink shorts. Fred completed his 48th consecutive race this […]

Mt Marathon Bug-athon

Mt Marathon Bug-athon

50 flies with one swat. Swarms of flies in every video. Drowning flies in the Race Point Gatorade. General complaints and exasperation from runners, volunteers, and spectators from downtown to the top. Bugs are to be expected, but the explosion in a particular fly, the March Fly, caused most of these issues. […]

55 Pound King Salmon Bagged Near Seward

55 Pound King Salmon Bagged Near Seward

At about 4pm this afternoon, the Viking Sportfisher “Forty Niner” arrived in Seward Small Boat Harbor with “one of the largest King Salmon ever brought in to Seward” according to Forty Niner Captain Mike Nelsen. Nelsen with the help of his son Jasen as mate, guided 14 year-old Katelyn Sawyer-Lemme as she […]

2016 Women's Mount Marathon Winner Christy Marvin.  Photo Russell Stigall

Last Call for 2017 Mount Marathon Race Volunteers

It’s a great way to get involved in Seward’s most famous annual event, whether or not you’re a runner! July 4th is less than a week away, and we still need volunteers to help with all three races: Junior’s (8:45 to 10:45 am), Women’s (10:45 am to 1:30 pm) Men’s (1:30 to 4:30 […]

Catabatic Charters Open House Monday June 26

Catabatic Charters Open House Monday June 26

Catabatic Charters is now offering day and overnight sailing charters in Resurrection Bay and the Kenai Fjords National Park.  Climb aboard the 63 foot sailboat  Catabatic on Monday, June 26 for an open house and meet Captain Chris and Patti to learn about their new charter business and the features […]