Outdoors

Aurora over Seward – By Ron Niebrugge

Aurora over Seward – By Ron Niebrugge

Last night, Seward, Alaska. Here is a first – I photographed the aurora last night for over an hour in shorts and flip-flops!  Far cry from my typical aurora clothing where I’m more likely to be in bunny boots! Only a couple of people in the entire campground had any idea this was happening overhead last night at 2:00 a.m.  […]

August 24, 2015 ·

Lost Lake Run 2015 Results

Lost Lake Run 2015 Race Results: https://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-16136

August 22, 2015 ·
Seward Paddling Association POT LUCK on 8/29/15- Everyone Welcome!!

Seward Paddling Association POT LUCK on 8/29/15- Everyone Welcome!!

We invite everyone to attend the fall pot luck for the Seward Paddling Association next Saturday, August 29!!  Let’s celebrate what an incredible summer this has been. WHEN : Saturday, August 29 at 7:00 pm. WHERE : The Waterfront Pavilion, downtown BRING : Bring some food and BYOB.  If you’d like to bring food to grill out, we’ll be sure […]

August 21, 2015 ·

Lost Lake Run – Final Race Day Information

The Lost Lake Run is now less than a week away. In prior email updates we have provided information on Parking, Busing to the Starting Line, Running vs. Walking, and Trail Safety. If you have not had a chance to review this information, the links to these updates can be found on the Lost Lake Run facebook page (link below). […]

August 20, 2015 ·
Dinner & Auction on Fox Island this Saturday, August 22

Dinner & Auction on Fox Island this Saturday, August 22

Tickets are still available! Call 907-224-3445 to get yours today. Auction items include: fishing trips, passes on the Alaska Railroad, jewelry, artwork, quilts, lodging gift cards, restaurant gift cards, and MORE! All proceeds benefit training for local firefighters and EMTs. 

August 18, 2015 ·
Kenai Fjords in the Field: Summer 2015 Edition

Kenai Fjords in the Field: Summer 2015 Edition

If you are wondering what the biologists, physical scientists, and archeologists at Kenai Fjords National Park do in the summertime, come read our park blog at http://www.nps.gov/kefj/blogs/kenai-fjords-in-the-field-2015.htm.  On our blog, we share experiences, photos, and even videos about our field projects.  You can learn about how we deal with the unpredictable weather and rugged field conditions.  Unlike more formal reports […]

August 14, 2015 ·
Cook Inlet Aquaculture Produces Salmon and Protects the Resource

Cook Inlet Aquaculture Produces Salmon and Protects the Resource

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Salmon occupy a central place near the very heart of coastal Alaskan identity. With numerous competing interests vying for their share of fish, the resource won’t sustain itself if left unattended. Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association wants to keep the salmon coming. Gary Fandrei, executive director of CIAA spoke at a recent Seward Chamber of […]

August 13, 2015 ·
60th Annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby update August 12

60th Annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby update August 12

Seward Chamber of Commerce Release – WIN BIG ! 60th Annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby Daily Update !  Seward, Alaska  August 12, 2015   The BIG FISH IS STILL OUT THERE!  TAGGED FISH TOO! LOOKING FORWARD TO A HUGE WEEKEND ON THE WATER IN SEWARD!!!    August 12, 2015 Daily Derby Standings:  LEADER BOARD TOP TEN RANKING Kelly Landry            Weight:  […]

August 13, 2015 ·
2015 Seward Silver Salmon Derby Winner’s Update

2015 Seward Silver Salmon Derby Winner’s Update

Seward Chamber of Commerce Release – August 8, 2015 Daily Derby Standings:   First & Second Place: Mens: Tie:  Ronald Eglody  & Howard Lazar  Weight:  13.36 Third Place:  Kamron Khalili   Weight:  12.66 Womens:  Joy Berger Weight:  11.48 Youth:  Riley Johnson Weight:  12.58   First Fish Prize $100: Loretta Bixby  Weight: 3.80 Daily:  60th Heaviest:  Lucille Gunnip Weight:  8.86 Random:  Jim […]

August 10, 2015 ·
Two Seward runners place second in 50-mile, 100-mile Resurrection Pass Races

Two Seward runners place second in 50-mile, 100-mile Resurrection Pass Races

Eric Johnson of Seward took second place in the Men’s 50-mile Resurrection Pass Race that took place on Saturday, August 8, with a time of 7:36:41. In the Men’s 100-mile Resurrection Pass Race, Seward runner Joe Nyholm took second place with a time of 20:31:06. For more information about this year’s Resurrection Pass Race, read the Peninsula Clarion here: http://m.peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2015-08-08/widman-takes-second-in-resurrection-50-miler#gsc.tab=0

August 9, 2015 ·
Fukushima monitoring project season two

Fukushima monitoring project season two

  In an ongoing effort to monitor the detectable radiation escaping into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima Japan, Seward will again take part in an annual water sampling at the head of our bay. Last year Resurrecton Bay Conservation Alliance partnered with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute on this project to gain a better understanding of how ocean currents are dispersing […]

August 9, 2015 ·
August 22 auction and dinner at Fox Island to support firefighter & EMT training

August 22 auction and dinner at Fox Island to support firefighter & EMT training

 

August 4, 2015 ·
Subway Tri-Harder-Thon Letter of Thanks!

Subway Tri-Harder-Thon Letter of Thanks!

Seward Parks and Recreation hosted Seward’s 4th Adventure Challenge Sat, July 25th. Tri-athletes from around the state paddled 5 miles on Kenai Lake, ran 6 miles on the Iditarod trail (Long Lake) to Meridian trailhead then hopped on their bikes and rode 15 miles to the finish line at the Wellington picnic area. Congrats to all the competitors! Everyone crossed […]

August 1, 2015 ·
Potential Flood Hazard in Bear Glacier Lagoon

Potential Flood Hazard in Bear Glacier Lagoon

In recent years, Kenai Fjords National Park has been documenting annual glacier lake outburst floods affecting Bear Glacier Lagoon. This documentation can be found at http://www.nps.gov/kefj/learn/nature/bear-glacier-outburst-flood.htm. Recent observations indicate that the source lake is full of water, and there exists a potential hazard of sudden release of this water resulting in down-glacier flooding again this summer. The sudden input of […]

July 29, 2015 ·
Something to Talk About: Facilitated Dialogue at Kenai Fjords National Park

Something to Talk About: Facilitated Dialogue at Kenai Fjords National Park

Visitors are talking.  There is a new interpretive program in town that is engaging visitors in a new way and allowing them to share their experiences with the ocean and ocean issues.  The first program, titled Our Role in Ocean Stewardship: A Facilitated Dialogue, launched on Friday, June 19, 2015.  The program uses several dialogic techniques to engage participants in a meaningful conversation about the […]

July 28, 2015 ·
Kenai Crewsers compete at the Moose Nugget Regatta

Kenai Crewsers compete at the Moose Nugget Regatta

  Press Release – Seward’s local rowing club, Kenai Crewsers, traveled to Wasilla last weekend for the Moose Nugget Regatta on Wasilla Lake in Newcomb Park. The Moose Nugget is hosted by Anchorage Rowing Association and is a two day event with dozens of 1000 meter sprint races in many different categories. Four rowing clubs were represented, besides ARA and KCRC, […]

July 26, 2015 ·
A Day in the Life of a Student Conservation Association (SCA) Intern at Kenai Fjords National Park

A Day in the Life of a Student Conservation Association (SCA) Intern at Kenai Fjords National Park

I wake up every day and walk outside into a postcard. Kenai Fjords National Park is one of the most spectacular natural places I have ever seen. I graduated in December from San Diego State University and I was positive that an intern position through the Student Conservation Association (SCA) was my next step in my journey.  After many applications, […]

July 21, 2015 ·

Environmental Assessment Open for Public Review and Comment: Herman Leirer (Exit Glacier) Road Flood Mitigation Project

An Environmental Assessment (EA) for flood mitigation work on the Herman Leirer Road (formerly known as the Exit Glacier Road) is now available for public review and comment.  The comment period closes August 17, 2015. Annual seasonal flooding of the NPS-managed road from milepost seven to eight has resulted in temporary road closures, public safety concerns, as well as road […]

July 21, 2015 ·

Kenai Fjords National Park alive with bubble netting whales

While on Major Marine Tours’ vessel Yukon Queen, John Coffey shot video of humpback whales bubble netting near Cheval Island in Kenai Fjords National Park.

July 9, 2015 ·

The Bookin for Books Race is Back July 18, 2015

The Bookin for Books trail race is back this year, offering two race options; 3.8 miles from Divide (Mi.12) to Grayling or 6.4 miles from Primrose to Grayling Lake Trailhead.  Come run an enchanting and rolling trail through the Chugach Mountains to benefit the Seward/Moose Pass Imagination Library, bringing free books to children ages 1-5. Training for the Tri-harder-athon? Come run […]

July 7, 2015 ·
2015 Mount Marathon Race in Pictures – Full

2015 Mount Marathon Race in Pictures – Full

By Steve Fink for SCN – To see just the highlights of the 2015 Mount Marathon Race in pictures, go here.  Seward City News, with the support of Seward Brewing Company, was able to shoot over 3,500 pictures for this year’s event.  In the image gallery below you will find 888 pictures of a large portion of the 2015 Mount Marathon […]

July 5, 2015 ·
FREE showing of PADDLE TO SEATTLE this Wednesday, 7/8/15 !!!

FREE showing of PADDLE TO SEATTLE this Wednesday, 7/8/15 !!!

If you have not yet seen “Paddle to Seattle”, an adventure comedy kayaking movie, created by our own Josh Thomas and JJ Kelley… then you’re missing out!  Come to the FREE screening of this incredibly entertaining movie on Wednesday night (July 8) at the Rae Building in downtown Seward. Put on by the Seward Paddling Association, and hosted by Josh […]

July 5, 2015 ·
European Couple Break Men’s and Women’s Mount Marathon Records

European Couple Break Men’s and Women’s Mount Marathon Records

SEWARD, Alaska – Today Kilian Jornet of spain and his girlfriend Emelie Forsberg of Sweden became the newest record holders of the annual Mount Marathon Race. Jornet clocked an official time of 41:48 and Forsberg came in at 47:48.  Winning the Junior division was Luke Jager of Anchorage, Alaska with a time of 27:39 (half mountain).  The official race results can be […]

July 4, 2015 ·
Expedition Alaska to take on Mount Marathon July 5

Expedition Alaska to take on Mount Marathon July 5

  On Sunday, July 5, beginning at 9AM, teams from throughout the world will take on Mount Marathon as part of Expedition Alaska, a 7-day, multi-sport, 380 mile adventure race through Alaska. The race began on June 28 at Eklutna and will end in Seward on July 5. Twenty co-ed teams have been kayaking, traversing glaciers, mountain biking, trekking and packrafting their way […]

July 2, 2015 ·
“3022 ft.” to premier in Seward as anticipation builds for this year’s Mount Marathon Race

“3022 ft.” to premier in Seward as anticipation builds for this year’s Mount Marathon Race

Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – A new hour-long documentary about Seward’s annual Mount Marathon Race highlights the 2014 races and the stories of nine individuals who run, and what motivates them to take on the brutal mountain challenge. “3022 ft.” will premier July 1st at the UAF Marine Science “Rae Building” on Third Avenue at 6:30 p.m., after […]

July 1, 2015 ·
17th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run to be held August 1

17th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run to be held August 1

  The Alaska SeaLife Center is hosting its 17th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run/Walk on Saturday, August 1. This fundraiser supports the rescue and rehabilitation mission of the Center’s Wildlife Response Program. The race route follows a generally flat course along the scenic Seward waterfront.  Pre-register at www.alaskasealife.org  Race Day Schedule Registration and check-in begins at 9:00 am. Walkers start […]

June 30, 2015 ·