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North America Outdoor Institute Seminar in Seward May 2

North America Outdoor Institute Seminar in Seward May 2

by · April 22, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward Beach Cleanup Is Coming

Seward Beach Cleanup Is Coming

10th Annual RESURRECTION BAY Beach & Watershed Cleanup Saturday May 17, 2014   Come help clean up Resurrection Bay beaches and it’s watershed! Boat transportation will be provided to outer beaches, weather permitting. For more information (including past videos), please visit the RBCA website:  www.rbca-alaska.org   Please email the cleanup organizer Tim Johnson at johnsonkeagle@arctic.net to reserve a spot on […]

by · April 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Bears Are Stirring: It’s Time to Clean Up Attractants

Bears Are Stirring: It’s Time to Clean Up Attractants

Alaska Department of Fish & Game Press Release Bears Are Stirring: It’s Time to Clean Up Attractants (Statewide) – Gov. Sean Parnell has proclaimed April “Bear Awareness Month,” and as bears emerge from dens Alaskans are reminded it’s spring cleaning time. To keep bears wild and neighborhoods safe, biologists suggest taking down bird feeders and placing trash, livestock feed and […]

by · April 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Two Bald Eagles Rescued

Two Bald Eagles Rescued

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Alaska SeaLife Center’s wildlife response staff rescued two debilitated adult bald eagles that were found somewhere out along Lowell Point Road last Sunday.  The two eagles were each picked up and brought to the Center’s wildlife rescue facility. Both were lethargic. One was assessed, and released to the wild later the same day after he […]

by · April 13, 2014 · 1 comment ·
R/V Sikuliaq Delayed by Mechanical Problems

R/V Sikuliaq Delayed by Mechanical Problems

By Rick Smeriglio for Seward City News – During its acceptance trials on Lake Michigan in March, engineers discovered that Research Vessel Sikuliaq had lost proper lubrication in its starboard propulsion unit. According to Sikuliaq Project Manager Daniel Oliver, the fix will require re-engineering the suction system whereby the vessel circulates and cools lubrication oil in its sophisticated Z-drive propulsion […]

by · April 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Sea Monster Sculpture

Sea Monster Sculpture

   

by · April 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – March 2014

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 […]

by · April 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Kenai Fjords Tours Thanks Seward Boys and Girls Club

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 […]

by · April 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·

AK Community Forest Council seeks applicants

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 […]

by · April 7, 2014 · 0 comments ·
DaVinci Camp Registration Open

DaVinci Camp Registration Open

by · April 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Sugar Mountain stars fall in love with Seward

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 […]

by · April 3, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Lost Lake Run registration opens April 1

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 […]

by · March 31, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Raven Entertainment

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 […]

by · March 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Backcountry Camera Exposes Coastal Predator

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.

by · March 24, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Fukushima Monitoring Project off to Good Start!

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 […]

by · March 23, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Alaska Top 3 in the Nation for Maritime Jobs Per Capita

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 […]

by · March 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – February 2014

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 […]

by · March 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Exciting recap of Iditarod 2014 by Danny Seavey

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

by · March 18, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Join the Skiesta and help support the Seward Animal Shelter

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 […]

by · March 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Zach Seligman finds the line.

Skiing the scenery: Mount Alice

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 […]

by · March 12, 2014 · 3 comments ·

MT.ALICE video i did a couple of years ago

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

by · February 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Fukushima fallout, what can Seward do?

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 […]

by · February 28, 2014 · 9 comments ·
Exit Glacier Area Closed to Snowmachine Use

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 […]

by · February 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Reminder about our Wilderness First Responder Classes this spring…

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 […]

by · February 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·
A beautiful day to fly!

A beautiful day to fly!

by · February 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Moose Pass musher finishes Jr. Iditarod

Moose Pass musher finishes Jr. Iditarod

Conway Seavey has won the 2014 Jr. Iditarod. He crossed the finish line at Happy Trails Kennel in Big Lake, Alaska at 7:50 a.m. this morning (Sunday Feb 23rd) with 10 dogs on his team.  Seavey, 17, of Sterling, Alaska has Seward roots. He is the youngest son of last year’s Iditarod Champion Mitch Seavey and mother Janine, and grandson […]

by · February 23, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Moose Pass 14 year-old set to race Jr. Iditarod

Moose Pass 14 year-old set to race Jr. Iditarod

“My name is Ashley Guernsey, and as many of you know I will be running the Jr. Iditarod this year.  I just wanted to say a quick thank you to everyone that has helped me by cheering for me, sponsoring me and just making my life better every day.  I really appreciate everything that everyone has done for me.  The […]

by · February 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
National Park’s new leader greets the public

National Park’s new leader greets the public

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Rebecca (Bekki) Lasell, the new Kenai Fjords National Park Superintendent and some of her staff members met with the Seward public Tuesday evening at the Seward Community Museum Library. It was a friendly, catered affair,  and the many who showed up also  took the opportunity to chat with Kenai Fjords National Park staff such as […]

by · February 21, 2014 · 1 comment ·