Outdoors

Grant Lake Hydroelectric Project Public Meeting November 6

Grant Lake Hydroelectric Project Public Meeting November 6

October 24, 2014 ·
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 ·
[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 ·
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 ·

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 ·
Pumpkin Prowl & Masquerade Ball October 25

Pumpkin Prowl & Masquerade Ball October 25

 

October 17, 2014 ·

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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
North Council Advances Sector “Common Pool” Proposal for Formal Analysis

North Council Advances Sector “Common Pool” Proposal for Formal Analysis

North Pacific Fishery Management Council Press Release – (ANCHORAGE) – The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) voted unanimously to move forward, for formal analysis, the “Catch Accountability Through Compensate Halibut” (CATCH) proposal by Alaska’s guided recreational sector. SouthEast Alaska Guide Organization (SEAGO) Executive Director, Heath Hilyard commented, “We’re pleased that the Council recognized the merit of this proposal. There […]

October 14, 2014 ·

Opinion: Parnell and Sullivan Fish Policies

It’s telling Sean Parnell and (Senate) Dan Sullivan aren’t running on their record of endangering Alaska’s salmon and other fish for corporate profit.  Who can blame them? In 2013 Parnell and (Senate Candidate) Sullivan pushed a bill letting toxic mines, like Pebble, take millions of gallons of water from our fishing streams.  House Bill 77, passed by a GOP-run House, […]

October 14, 2014 ·
Seward Seahawk Spirit Scamper

Seward Seahawk Spirit Scamper

Saturday, October 18th is the second annual Seward Seahawk Spirit Scamper. If you like to run/walk, want to support Seward High School Activities and get covered with green and gold in the process, then this is the event for you!! The Scamper will follow the same route as last year from in front of the Alaska Sealife Center down 4th […]

October 13, 2014 ·

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Birding “Big Sit” October 11

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Press Release – Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and the Keen Eye Peninsula Birders welcome your participation in the Fifth Annual Kenai National Wildlife Refuge “Big Sit”. The event will be held Saturday, October 11, from sunrise to sunset: (8:00 AM to 7:00 PM), along the Skilak Lake shoreline near the Lower Skilak Lake Boat Launch. A […]

October 8, 2014 ·

Alaska State Park Seward Citizen Advisory Board meets October 14

The Alaska State Park Seward Citizen Advisory Board will meet on October 14th, from 5pm-7pm in the AVTEC Culinary building, upstairs in the Banquet room.  The community is encouraged to attend and meet the board!

October 7, 2014 ·
“Blood Moon” tonight

“Blood Moon” tonight

With clear skies, the second total lunar eclipse of the year should be visible from Seward.  The lunar eclipse will start at 12:45 A.M. and become total at 2:30. The eclipse will complete at 3:30 AM.. The “blood phase” will only be visible for approximately 10 minutes. What is a “blood moon”?  According to Sky and Telescope a blood moon is when, instead […]

October 7, 2014 ·
Alaska SeaLife Center releases harbor seal pup

Alaska SeaLife Center releases harbor seal pup

Gobi, a female Pacific Harbor Seal pup that was found abandoned near Resurrection Bay Seafoods on July 3 of this year, was released by Alaska SeaLife Center staff at Lowell Point this afternoon. Through rehabilitation efforts, Gobi was deemed fit for release after she learned how to socialize with other seals and forage for her own food. After some hesitation about […]

October 2, 2014 ·
KPBSD Students to participate in Salmon Egg Takes

KPBSD Students to participate in Salmon Egg Takes

Alaska Department of Fish & Game Press Release – October 2, 2014 – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game Aquatic Education Program and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will start this year’s “Salmon in the Classroom” program with two coho salmon egg-takes. The egg-takes will be at Bear Creek near Seward on Thursday, October 9, and at the […]

October 2, 2014 ·
Blessing of the Animals at The Alaska SeaLife Center — 2pm on Sunday (10/5)

Blessing of the Animals at The Alaska SeaLife Center — 2pm on Sunday (10/5)

This event will involve a walk around the Alaska SeaLife Center as a group, with stops to pray for animals, staff, and some of Alaska’s environmental concerns. This is an ecumenical event and all are welcome.

October 2, 2014 ·
Harbor Seal Release rescheduled to October 2

Harbor Seal Release rescheduled to October 2

The public is invited to see the release of Gobi, the rescued harbor seal pup at the Alaska SeaLife Center, that is now scheduled for October 2 at 4 pm from the public access boat launch at Lowell Point.

October 1, 2014 ·

Opinion: New NPFMC management plan should prioritize bycatch reduction

By Pete Wedin – The summer of 2014 represented a different kind of summer for Alaska fishermen. While commercial halibut fishermen have had their catch limits reduced for a number of years, this year the reductions hit charter fishermen in Southcentral Alaska as well. Anyone who went out on a charter boat out of Homer, Whittier, Seward, or Kodiak knows […]

September 26, 2014 ·
Harbor seal pup release postponed

Harbor seal pup release postponed

The Alaska SeaLife Center’s release of Gobi, the harbor seal pup rescued near Resurrection Bay Seafoods on Lowell Point Road, has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date. There has been a slight turn in Gobi’s health, but ASLC staff are highly optimistic that it is temporary. The new release date will be announced later. Keep checking the ASLC Facebook […]

September 18, 2014 ·
Tall Ship Cuauhtémoc Returns to Seward

Tall Ship Cuauhtémoc Returns to Seward

By Rick Smeriglio with translation by Luzan Quintero for SCN – After an absence of over nine years, Mexican tall ship Cuauhtémoc (two syllables before the ‘t’ with stress on the “te¢ ”) docked at the port of Seward shortly after 10:00 am on Monday. As she does on all ceremonial occasions, Cuauhtémoc “manned the yards”, a nautical term which […]

September 18, 2014 ·
Alaska SeaLife Center to Release Harbor Seal Pup in Seward September 19

Alaska SeaLife Center to Release Harbor Seal Pup in Seward September 19

Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release – Seward, AK – September 16, 2014 – The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is proud to announce the release of a female Pacific harbor seal pup on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. We cordially invite the public and media to observe this exciting and memorable event. What: Harbor Seal Release When: Friday, September […]

September 16, 2014 ·

Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – August 2014

The six month run of below-average monthly precipitation came to an end in August when the Seward airport received more precipitation in one month than it did from February-July 2014 combined. Most of this precipitation occurred early in the month when storms delivered impressive amounts of rain, particularly on August 8th when daily totals ranged from 1.59 inches at the Seward […]

September 11, 2014 ·
Distance hiker’s journey of self discovery

Distance hiker’s journey of self discovery

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward middle and high school students were given another reason to follow their dreams, however difficult and unlikely,  as they listened to the interesting stories of Jennifer Pharr Davis, a hiker, author and young role model, at a special assembly Tuesday afternoon September 9th. Davis, an avid  distance hiker, the 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of […]

September 10, 2014 ·