Category: Outdoors

Parks and Rec Events and Schedule

Sports and Recreation schedule Look for upcoming softball leagues! League starts in June Free gym walking in the gym is from 9:30 am to 11 am Indoor Park is offered Tue – Fri: 11 am to 12 noon Roller skating is Saturdays from 2 to 3:30pm Rock Wall is every […]

Dichotomies at the Valdez Glacier

Dichotomies at the Valdez Glacier

By Allison Sayer for City News – The stunning Valdez Glacier Lake lies at the end of the unvarnished “Glacier Haul Dump Road.” Junkyards and an old asbestos dump line the gravel road. A glacial moraine is, after all, a huge pile of rocks and gravel. It is an extremely […]

Salmon Forum Thursday April 13th

Salmon Forum Thursday April 13th

There will be a Salmon Forum Thursday, April 13th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Seward Community Library. Please join us for an informational forum to discuss the biology, history, economics, and general status of Resurrection Bay salmon stocks (including Bear Lake). Forum guest speakers will include Jay Baumer […]

Back Off! Grumpy Moose Need Their Space

Back Off! Grumpy Moose Need Their Space

(Anchorage) – Alaskans from Homer to Anchorage, Palmer and beyond have reported encounters with aggressive moose in recent weeks. That’s not unusual for this time of year, wildlife biologists say, when moose grow tired and cranky from the rigors of a long winter. “Moose are just barely making it through […]

Main Street, Downtown McCarthy. Photo: Allison Sayer

A Winter Visit to McCarthy

What is McCarthy like in the winter, when all of the businesses are closed and the roads are covered with snow? Earlier this winter, a friend who lives in McCarthy had taken my dog there while I attended a training. My boyfriend Ben and I went to pick up my […]

KMTA encourages new round of community grants

KMTA encourages new round of community grants

Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area (KMTA) is seeking grant applications for 2017 and 2018. Grants are meant to enable community groups to accomplish projects that strengthen heritage area identity and cultural resources at the grassroots. Past grants have supported a range of projects including support for local museums, book […]

Local snowboarder injured and airlifted from Mount Marathon

Local snowboarder Fred Hurley, 18, was airlifted to Anchorage Sunday night from near the summit of Mount Marathon.  Hurley called 911 and was hypothermic and injured due to tumbling over rocks. More information can be found at this article at adn.com: https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2017/03/13/injured-seward-snowboarder-rescued-on-mount-marathon-by-national-guard-chopper-crew/

NASP Archery Schedule for Spring Break

NASP Archery Schedule for Spring Break

NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program)Youth Archery Schedule Over spring break, we will have open shooting (all middle school and high school students can shoot during that time) in the Seward Middle School gym. Monday, March 13th – 10am – 11:30am Saturday, March 18th – 1pm – 2:30pm We […]

The Summer That Will Last A Lifetime

The following is an Observational Essay Written by Rachel Laurie about her experience as a seasonal worker in Seward. The sun was barely rising as we pulled up to Billings Airport’s front doors. The three of us piling out of the old 1996 Ford pickup truck, along with a ridiculous […]

OUR town moose

OUR town moose

Many Sewardites enjoyed watching OUR town momma and calf as they rested peacefully in our yards or walked along our streets. I took photos of them near my house on February 12th. The little guy, guided by his good momma, survived a lot of brutal winter weather and almost made […]

Super Summit Sunday: Fourth of July Peaks

Super Summit Sunday: Fourth of July Peaks

I didn’t witness the superb athletes who marked the Fourth of July Peaks and glacial cirque on the east side of Resurrection Bay. Unless I missed seeing these tracks yesterday, it could have been part of today’s apparent Super Summit Sunday. Judging from the four sets of tracks, unless one […]

Super Summit Sunday: Race Point

Super Summit Sunday: Race Point

The same amazing snowboarder who powered partway up the steep face of Mt Marathon on Thursday, returned with a skier friend. Identified as Fred, he again powered straight up while the skier zig-zagged. Today, they headed for the Mt Marathon Race® Up trail, and hiked the rest of the way on […]

Resident Trumpeter Swan Family Returns

Resident Trumpeter Swan Family Returns

This afternoon, our resident Trumpeter Swan family, two adults and 3 cygnets (of the original 7 cygnets) flew over the Lagoon past the houses on the cliff. What a surprise for anyone who happened to be looking out their window to see them stroking past at eye level! The swan family […]

Snowboarder powers straight up Mt Marathon

Snowboarder powers straight up Mt Marathon

A phenomenally strong and determined snowboarder powered straight up the steep face of Mt Marathon today around noon. I did not see the swift descent, but later noticed his tracks, zigzagging back down. Take a look tomorrow; they will probably still be there, etched into the snow. Seward sure has […]