Outdoors

Kwiniuk, near Elim, with Tohru Saito. Photo by Ned Rozell.

Alaska Hot Springs, Far and Wide

by Ned Rozell- KANUTI HOT SPRINGS — After a few hours of skiing through deep snow, Forest Wagner and I smelled a tuna sandwich. We knew we were closing in on warm pools of water. From the frozen Kanuti River, we moved along an open stream up toward Kanuti Hot […]

News from Seward Parks & Rec

News from Seward Parks & Rec

2018 Diaper Derby Thanks to our 2018 Diaper Derby judges Casie Warner, Christiana Smith, and Brent Ursel. Thanks to our youth, junior and Teen Leadership Council volunteers: Ailaina Armstrong, Halle Schoening, Donna Hinders and Ella Stefan. Thanks to Volunteer Vitali Sturdy. Parks and Rec is happy to report among the […]

Meeting on Moose Creek Sockeye Enhancement April 5

Meeting on Moose Creek Sockeye Enhancement April 5

The Cook Inlet Regional Planning Team will be meeting on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 10:00am at Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association headquarters (40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Kenai). Agenda topics include reviews of plans for enhancing Moose Creek Sockeye and the proposed 2018 annual management plans for Cook Inlet hatcheries and […]

A large field of aufeis on the Kuparuk River. Scientists think these ephemeral icefields might be places that enhance far-northern life in the winter and the summer. Photo by Jay Zarnetske.

Overflow Ice as Northern Oasis

by Ned Rozell- Overflow ice, also known as aufeis, is like a field of arctic daisies that comes back year after year. Aufeis that clogs northern valleys is born when frigid winter air meets cold water welling up to the ground’s surface. Aufeis dies when warm air finally melts it […]

NOAA Releases March 2018 Climate Report and Outlook

NOAA Releases March 2018 Climate Report and Outlook

  NOAA’s Regional Climate Services Program and partners created these Climate Outlooks to inform the public about recent climate impacts within their respective regions. Each regional report contains easy-to-understand language, and anyone can access them through the Drought Portal. The complete report including the outlook for April through June and […]

News from Seward Parks & Rec

News from Seward Parks & Rec

Rec Volleyball League End of Season Tourney Recreational Volleyball Winter Season Tournament was held Monday, March 19 with 7 teams participating in the league. Congratulations to the champ team ‘Come at me Bro’ and runner up ‘Boomers’.  Both teams had to challenge some stiff competition with each match going to […]

Boundary monument 112, damaged by river ice, at the Yukon River crossing east of Eagle. Photo by Ned Rozell.

The Thin Line Between Canada and Alaska

by Ned Rozell- Marked by metal cones and a clear-cut swath 20 feet wide, Alaska’s border with Canada is one of the great feats of wilderness surveying. The boundary between Alaska and Canada is 1,538 miles long. The line is obvious in some places, such as the Yukon River valley, […]

News from Seward Parks and Recreation

News from Seward Parks and Recreation

Sports & Recreation Schedule at the AVTEC Gym (519 4th Ave) Open Tue – Fri 9:30am to 9pm, Sat 10am to 6pm Sauna is open Tue & Thu from 7 to 9pm. Men 7pm, Women 8pm Rockwall 5 – 6:30p Open Volleyball: Fridays 6:30 to 8pm Adult drop in – $5; Youth/Senior – $3; Under 5 – $2 […]