Outdoors

Major Storm System Inbound

There is a major storm front inbound to the Seward area that is expecting 5-7  inches of rainfall in a 12-18 hour period.  See the current weather warning here: http://forecast.weather.gov Report at 508 AM Monday Sept 19: FLOOD WATCH…CORRECTED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK 508 AM AKDT MON SEP 19 2016 […]

Exit Glacier on a spectacular day

Exit Glacier on a spectacular day

After yesterday’s torrential rain, today was spectacular. Exit Glacier was especially beautiful, framed by golden cottonwoods and a blue sky. Take time, when you can, to be a tourist and visit YOUR National Park soon! Submitted by Carol Griswold

James Mitchell wins McCarthy Half Marathon

James Mitchell wins McCarthy Half Marathon

Submitted by Erin Carola – James Mitchell, 26, of Seward won the McCarthy Half Marathon held over Labor Day weekend in the remote town of McCarthy. The end of the road race is a fundraiser for the non-profit Wrangle Mountains Center. According to their website “the Wrangell Mountains Center provides […]

Sea Otter Summer

Sea Otter Summer

By Russell Stigall — Seward’s half-a-dozen sea otters who call the head of Resurrection Bay home have entertained locals and visitors along the waterfront, summer after summer. Below are photos that document some of these antics from the summer of 2016. These are not National Geographic quality photos, just charismatic […]

Exit Glacier’s face crumbles

Exit Glacier’s face crumbles

By Russell Stigall for Seward City News – Weeks of heavy rain and a warm summer have undermined a large stretch of Exit Glacier’s terminus. See below for a video report from Exit Glacier For years most of the melt-water and rain runoff from the glacier flowed out from under […]

Refuge to Open Wood Cutting Permit Areas

Refuge to Open Wood Cutting Permit Areas

In reply refer to: 16-014 NEWS RELEASE August 23, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kenai National Wildlife Refuge TELEPHONE: (907) 262-7021 Email: kenai@fws.gov SUBJECT: Refuge Open Wood Cutting Permit Areas The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) is offering personal use firewood permits for the Ski Hill Road, Funny River Road, and […]

NWS Flood Advisory for Seward

Effective: 13:12 AKDT on 08-22-2016 Expires: 16:00 AKDT on 08-23-2016 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS EXTENDED THE * SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR… SMALL STREAMS AND RIVERS IN AND AROUND SEWARD…INCLUDING THE RESURRECTION RIVER. * UNTIL 400 PM AKDT TUESDAY * AROUND ONE INCH OF RAIN HAS ALREADY […]

Hide & Seek with Cohos

Seward Chamber of Commerce Press Release – Seward, AK, August 19, 2016 We’re hearing fish stories about this year’s elusive silvers playing hide and seek and that they sometimes get right up to the boat before spitting out the hook. Die-hard Derby participants are fishing and catching silvers at Fox […]

13th Annual Eddy’s Auto Car Show

Come out to Bear Creek RV park for a day of fun with All kinds of things with wheels! Cars, trucks and bikes. New or Old, Restored or just a Daily Driver. If it runs and you love it-Bring it. Enter your ride and you may walk home with a […]

Wildlife Center Welcomes Experienced Curator

Wildlife Center Welcomes Experienced Curator

(Portage, AK) The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) recently welcomed new Curator, Dave Orndorff. Orndorff adds valuable experience with a diverse background in wildlife management and care to the Wildlife Center, and will be instrumental in the center’s future growth and current animal care efforts. Orndorff’s experience spans from across the country, including […]