Sea Monster Sculpture

April 8, 2014 4:17 pm0 comments
Sea Monster Sculpture

   

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Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – March 2014

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Weather in the Kenai Fjords area was dominated by sunny skies for most of March, resulting in another month of below normal precipitation. Near mid-month, a week of storms added snow to the snowpack, but not nearly the amount required to bring snow depths up to normal. March was the third month in a row to experience an above normal monthly average temperature. This continues the warmer-than-normal trend we have been experiencing since June 2013 (with the exception of December, which was colder than normal and August which was normal). As recorded at the Seward airport, the monthly average temperature for […]

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Kenai Fjords Tours Thanks Seward Boys and Girls Club

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Kenai Fjords Tours Thanks Seward Boys and Girls Club

Kenai Fjords Tours would like to thank the Seward Boys and Girls Club for contributing their lovely artwork to our Marine Science Explorer Program. With the guidence of Justine Pechuzal, amazing community artist, the students transformed a white box into an enchanting underwater look at Resurrection Bay. While studying the intertidal ecosystem in our backyard, students added paintings to the box until it reached its completed form. The box will serve as a cover to an onboard intertidal aquarium used aboard the M/V Alaskan Explorer. This is the 20th anniversary of the Marine Science Explorer Program. During that time over forty-four thousand students […]

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AK Community Forest Council seeks applicants

April 7, 2014 6:50 pm0 comments

Are you interested in helping create healthy, vibrant and sustainable communities in Alaska? Consider applying for a seat on the Alaska Community Forest Council. The Council is a nonprofit and state advisory organization that works to improve Alaskans’ quality of life by expanding and caring for urban and community forests. An application and information about the council is attached and can also be found on the web at: http://forestry.alaska.gov/community/council.htm. Applications are due no later thanTuesday, April 29, 2014.  New appointees will be notified in late May and the terms begin on July 1, 2014.   Send applications by mail, fax, or e-mail to: […]

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DaVinci Camp Registration Open

April 3, 2014 4:58 pm0 comments
DaVinci Camp Registration Open
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Sugar Mountain stars fall in love with Seward

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Sugar Mountain stars fall in love with Seward

And Seward’s loving the movie making too! By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Sugar Mountain, the independent movie being filmed in Seward is bringing in some money, some fun times, and a few small roles for local residents. Some 72 volunteer extras showed up for a sunny all-day shoot near the beach at Lowell Point Monday, March 31st. They included 18 members of the Seward and Bear Creek volunteer fire departments and Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps,  along with their trucks and equipment. A crew from KTVA Channel 11 was there, occasionally playing themselves while producing an actual story on the […]

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Lost Lake Run registration opens April 1

March 31, 2014 9:23 am0 comments
Lost Lake Run registration opens April 1

Lost Lake Run, Registration Opens at 6 AM, April 1, 2014 Tomorrow morning at 6 am Alaska Time the Lost Lake Run will be open for registration. Please take a moment to read the following announcements as the registration process has changed this year. New Website, Different Registration Form  With much thanks to Ms. Natalie Osborne of Wonderbuild.com. we have a new website this year. With this new site comes a new, and hopefully more user-friendly registration process. We have also moved the website from LostLakeRun.org to LostLakeRun.com — however the .org website should automatically redirect you to the .com site if you mistakenly […]

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Raven Entertainment

March 24, 2014 3:28 pm0 comments
Raven Entertainment

For the past week, I have watched RAVENS flying overhead, carrying small sticks quite a distance to a hidden nest site. I wondered where they got all those sticks, and why, with dead sticks available on every tree, they had to fly at all. This afternoon at the beach, I received one answer as I watched a pair of glossy Ravens actually shopping for their building supplies. Together, they slowly sauntered down the stick aisle, surveying an assortment of bleached, smooth sticks. The female fiddled with a single thin, fancy, curved stick while the male industriously gathered several stout timbers.  […]

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Backcountry Camera Exposes Coastal Predator

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SEWARD, Alaska – Researchers at Kenai Fjords National Park captured this sequence of events with a time-lapse camera at a Black Oystercatcher nest during the summer of 2013.  They are studying the productivity and chick-rearing habits of these shorebirds.

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Fukushima Monitoring Project off to Good Start!

March 23, 2014 12:22 pm0 comments
Fukushima Monitoring Project off to Good Start!

Thank you everyone in Seward who has taken an interest and generously helped out with the Fukushima Project. The project has received a lot of attention and interest about the well being of Resurrection Bay. So far, over half of the funding necessary has been raised for the proposed water sampling analysis. In addition, several new Alaska communities have decided to also register their local waters for this study. This will ultimately result in gathering more viable data to better assess any possible threat from radioisotope contamination of our local waters. The Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance is aiming to perform […]

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Alaska Top 3 in the Nation for Maritime Jobs Per Capita

March 21, 2014 9:55 am0 comments

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry, today joined with the Transportation Institute, along with Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Senator Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska), to highlight new data from a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers that shows Alaska ranks third in the nation in per capita maritime jobs. The study showed that thousands of Alaskan jobs are directly related to the domestic maritime industry and account for more than $1 billion in economic impact. Alaska’s own navigable waterway network of more than 5400 miles is the largest in the country […]

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Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – February 2014

March 20, 2014 2:21 pm0 comments

The Kenai Fjords area saw a return to more typical temperatures in February when the average monthly temperature dropped below freezing, yet remained slightly above the 30-year normal (1981-2010) for the month. Precipitation amounts dried up significantly from the previous month. While January received 150% of normal precipitation, February received only 10% of normal. The little measurable precipitation that was recorded arrived during the second half of the month and was unsuccessful in bringing snowpack levels back up to normal. See below to learn more about February’s thin snowpack. As recorded at the Seward airport, total precipitation was 0.62 inches […]

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Exciting recap of Iditarod 2014 by Danny Seavey

March 18, 2014 3:26 pm1 comment

Take a few minutes to read this excellent and riveting report by Dallas Seavey at https://www.facebook.com/notes/danny-seavey/there-are-no-words-iditarod-2014-recap/10152304001310990 or do a Google search for Seavey’s IdidaRide Sled Dog Tours and look for Danny Seavey’s report on Facebook.  You don’t have to be a Facebook member to read it. Congratulations to Dallas, Mitch, Danny, and the whole extended Seavey family! Cheers! Carol Griswold

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Join the Skiesta and help support the Seward Animal Shelter

March 14, 2014 7:03 am0 comments

Seward folks, come one, come all and join the “Skiesta!” (just think fiesta with skis!). Skiesta is a fun fundraiser for the Seward Animal Shelter. It will be held on Saturday March 22nd at noon on Exit Glacier Road. Participants will ski, walk, snowshoe, run, crawl, etc. down Exit Glacier road and be entertained with some Mexican themed stations along the way. There is no entrance fee but participants are encouraged to make a monetary donation to the shelter or to bring a much needed supply like canned cat or dog food, cat litter pellets, or dish/laundry soap. It is […]

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Skiing the scenery: Mount Alice

March 12, 2014 1:55 pm3 comments
Zach Seligman finds the line.

By Chad Harder for Seward City News – SEWARD, Alaska – Anyone moving to Seward should catch on pretty quick that the best way through our long dark winter is to make the most of it. Skiing, dogsledding, skating, hiking, snowmachining, whatever, the key to avoiding cabin fever is to head outside, get some weather on your face and challenge yourself in the surrounding mountains. But while we’re almost through it, this winter been an uncooperative doozie. By all accounts a bizarre winter, Alaska logged the third warmest and eighth wettest January on record. Seward hit 61 degrees on January […]

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MT.ALICE video i did a couple of years ago

February 28, 2014 6:17 pm0 comments

http://donutsdoo.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/mt-alice-seward-alaska-5265/

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Fukushima fallout, what can Seward do?

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Fukushima fallout, what can Seward do?

A report from the American Geophysical Union, Ocean Sciences Section, was released earlier this week. Current findings show that water-borne plume of “radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster may reach the U.S. West Coast within weeks”. The cesium-134 laced fallout has steadily made its way across the Pacific Ocean via the Kuroshio current. Once it reaches North America, the plume will first travel along our Alaska coast and then down to British Columbia. It will continue down to California and out to Hawaii. As of right now there is little data available to forecast whether this radioactive plume is hazardous […]

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Exit Glacier Area Closed to Snowmachine Use

February 27, 2014 9:52 am0 comments
Exit Glacier Area Closed to Snowmachine Use

Due to recent warm temperatures and rain, Kenai Fjords National Park has closed the Exit Glacier area to snowmachine use.  This closure includes the road to Exit Glacier within the park boundary, parking areas, the designated route through the campground to Exit Creek, and within Exit Creek. When snow depth, snow density, and frozen soil conditions are adequate, the park will reopen for snowmachine use.  If there are any questions concerning conditions or regulations contact the park at (907) 422-0500.

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Reminder about our Wilderness First Responder Classes this spring…

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Kayak Adventures will again be sponsoring a WFR class and a WFR RECERT class in April this year.  Please be in touch any time with questions, or to reserve a space in the class!! Contact Wendy at fun@kayakAK.com or 406.980.0762. Wilderness First Responder When :  April 19 – 27, 2014 Where :  Windsong Lodge, Seward AK Cost :  $625 More Info :  http://www.kayakak.com/wildernessmedicineclasses/ Wilderness First Responder RECERTIFICATION When :  April 12 – 14, 2014 Where :  Windsong Lodge, Seward AK Cost :  $275 More Info :  http://www.kayakak.com/wildernessmedicineclasses/  

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A beautiful day to fly!

February 24, 2014 10:15 pm0 comments
A beautiful day to fly!
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