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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 · 0 comments ·
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 · 0 comments ·

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 ·
Hang Onto Your Birdseed, Warm Winter Has Bears Stirring

Hang Onto Your Birdseed, Warm Winter Has Bears Stirring

Alaska Department of Fish & Game Press Release – (Anchorage) – If you enjoy feeding birds in winter, don’t place your feeders outside quite yet. Winter is off to a slow start in many parts of Southcentral Alaska and bears are still stirring. “We’ve had a flurry of bear activity reports lately, especially in parts of Eagle River,” said Jessy […]

November 7, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – September 2014

September marked the arrival of autumn in the Kenai Fjords area with relatively mild conditions including warmer than normal temperatures, slightly above-normal precipitation and no significant wind events. Daytime high temperatures remained in the 50s and 60s (degrees F) with a maximum high of 69 degrees F reached on September 7th. Nighttime lows were well above freezing on most nights, […]

November 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·
U.S. Ninth Circuit Denies Appeal, Coal Operation Must Obtain Permit

U.S. Ninth Circuit Denies Appeal, Coal Operation Must Obtain Permit

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – On October 31, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied an appeal by Alaska Railroad Corporation and Aurora Energy Services, LLC, to have an entire 11-judge panel rehear their case rather than the three-judge panel that ruled against them on September 3, 2014. This appears to exhaust appeal avenues in the Ninth Circuit […]

November 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seahawk Waxathon to be held during Ski Swap

The temperature’s getting colder and the snow’s beginning to fly. The mighty SeaHawk ski team is biting at the bit ready to begin some time on the snow. No doubt you are too. So better get those Nordic skinny skis tuned up. The Seahawks will once again be hosting the annual Waxathon in conjunction with the SNCS Ski Swap on […]

November 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Local Committee Favors Reducing Lingcod Bag Limit, Tables Motion to Restrict Catch and Release of Kings

Local Committee Favors Reducing Lingcod Bag Limit, Tables Motion to Restrict Catch and Release of Kings

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – By a vote of 6 yeas to 1 nay, Seward Fish and Game Advisory Committee approved a resolution reducing the bag and possession limit for lingcod in Prince William Sound down to one per day and one in possession. By an additional 6 to 1 vote, SF&GAC approved another resolution recommending that commercial retention […]

October 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Grant Lake Hydroelectric Project Public Meeting November 6

Grant Lake Hydroelectric Project Public Meeting November 6

October 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seeking Out Silver: A Radio Telemetry Study on the Resurrection River

Seeking Out Silver: A Radio Telemetry Study on the Resurrection River

Biologists from both Lake Clark and Kenai Fjords National Parks have nearly completed their field season investigating silver (coho) salmon in the upper Resurrection River system.  Resurrection Bay drainages produce one of the state’s largest coho salmon sport fisheries, which is supported by a combination of hatchery-reared and wild stocks.  Because wild Resurrection River coho salmon must migrate through this […]

October 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·
[Video] “3,022 ft.” the movie  & fund raiser

[Video] “3,022 ft.” the movie & fund raiser

A documentary about the Mount Marathon Race titled “3,022 ft.” is in post-production and is targeting Spring 2015 for release.  The movie focuses on the 2014 event and is being is being crowd funded, although it is well short of its goal. For more information watch the trailer above, visit their campaign page here  or visit their web site at 3022ft.com .

October 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Road to Exit Glacier Closed to Vehicle Traffic for the Winter Season

Road to Exit Glacier Closed to Vehicle Traffic for the Winter Season

On Wednesday, October 22, the gate at the Box Canyon Bridge (mile 1.3 on Herman Leirer Road) will close to vehicle traffic due to deteriorating driving conditions.  Visitors can continue to access Kenai Fjords National Park using other modes of transportation. For the safety of visitors and wildlife, bikes and dogs are welcome on the road and in the Exit […]

October 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·

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 […]

October 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Pumpkin Prowl & Masquerade Ball October 25

Pumpkin Prowl & Masquerade Ball October 25

 

October 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·

SnowTRAC grants approved for trail grooming and safety

Alaska Department of Natural Resources Press Release – (Anchorage, AK) –The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation has approved funding for snowmobile trail grooming and a renewed opportunity for a rural transportation safety project after receiving input from the Snowmobile Trails Advisory Council (SnowTRAC), the statewide citizen advisory board that reviews Snowmobile Trail Grant Program applications. A total of $218,858 […]

October 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Want to Visit Exit Glacier this Winter?

Want to Visit Exit Glacier this Winter?

Reservations for Kenai Fjords National Park’s Willow Public Use Cabin are available starting today, Wednesday, October 15.  Please call the park or visit our website at http://go.nps.gov/willowcabin for more information.

October 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Mount Marathon Race Civil Suit Settled Out of Court

Mount Marathon Race Civil Suit Settled Out of Court

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – A civil wrongful death suit brought July 26th, 2013 by the estate of Michael LeMaitre, the rookie runner who disappeared without trace during the July 4,  2012 Mount Marathon race, against the Seward Chamber of Commerce has been settled out of court. The settlement of $20,000, a figure suggested by the Chamber’s insurance company […]

October 15, 2014 · 1 comment ·