Outdoors

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 · 0 comments ·
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 · 0 comments ·

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 · 0 comments ·

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 · 0 comments ·
“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 · 0 comments ·
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 · 0 comments ·
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 · 0 comments ·
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 · 0 comments ·
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 · 0 comments ·

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 · 0 comments ·
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 · 0 comments ·
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 · 0 comments ·
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 · 0 comments ·

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 · 0 comments ·
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 · 0 comments ·

National Weather Service-Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement   SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK 341 PM AKDT TUE SEP 9 2014   WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA-WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND- NORTHEAST PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-SOUTHEAST PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…KENAI…SOLDOTNA…HOMER… COOPER LANDING…WHITTIER…SEWARD…GIRDWOOD…MOOSE PASS… VALDEZ…THOMPSON PASS…CORDOVA   …HEAVY RAINFALL WILL BRING HIGH WATER TO STREAMS AND RIVERS OF THE KENAI PENINSULA AND NORTH GULF COAST […]

September 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Crazy good beach fishing

Crazy good beach fishing

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The waters of Resurrection Bay, just off the beaches of Seward, have been teeming with silver Cohos, flashing their fins and leaping from the water, and hundreds of anglers have lined the shores snagging them, most easily making their six-fish daily limit. Action was especially hot last week and this past weekend near the […]

September 8, 2014 · 1 comment ·
YOUTH-ONLY FISHING DAYS AT THE SEWARD LAGOON THIS WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 5-7

YOUTH-ONLY FISHING DAYS AT THE SEWARD LAGOON THIS WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 5-7

Alaska Department of Fish & Game Press Release – The Seward Lagoon and lagoon outfall stream will be open to coho (silver) salmon fishing for youth anglers, from 12:01 a.m. Friday, September 5 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, September 7. This youth-only fishery is open only to anglers 15 years or younger. For this weekend, the harvest limit has been increased […]

September 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Hiker Author Jennifer Pharr Davis in Seward Sept 9th

Hiker Author Jennifer Pharr Davis in Seward Sept 9th

Jennifer Pharr Davis NPR interview – Jennifer Pharr Davis will be in Seward on Tuesday September 9, 2014. Mid day on Tuesday, Jennifer Pharr Davis will be doing a presentation for the high school students in the auditorium, in the evening starting at 6:30pm in the community room at the library museum. This event is co-sponsored by the Seward Arts Council […]

September 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Growing Strong Roots and Making a Difference Since 1994!

On behalf of Kenai Peninsula Rivers and the wildlife that thrive because of their health, I would like to express the sincerest gratitude to each and every volunteer who has donated their time to make a difference this summer and each summer over the last 20 years with the Stream Watch Volunteer program. Over the course of two decades Stream Watch volunteers have come from near and […]

September 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Temporary closure of brown bear hunting at KNWR

United States Department of the Interior News Release – Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Temporary Closure of Sport Hunting of Brown Bears on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today announced a temporary closure of sport hunting of brown bears on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge). The closure is effective September I, 2014 through May […]

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments ·
FISHAPALOOZA September 5-7

FISHAPALOOZA September 5-7

​FISHAPALOOZA: ​ The first run–September 5-7–​Kenai Peninsula Trout Unlimited and Southcentral Alaska TU members are invited to come together for the first annual fishing and conservation weekend​.​   Wet a line and lend a hand to protect cold water fisheries. Land and boat based river clean-up opportunities will be available through the Alaska Fly Fisher’s Kenai River Clean-Up.   ​Not […]

August 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Lost Lake Run 2014 Pictures

Lost Lake Run 2014 Pictures

Seward City News captured a few pictures during this year’s Lost Lake Run and has published some of the better ones below. Images by Steve and Sarah Fink. The 2014 race results are provided by Skinny Raven Sports of Anchorage: http://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-5304?lc=en Also donations to fund Cystic Fibrosis research are always being accepted through lostlakerun.com .

August 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Sailing Vessel Tlingit Wins 2014 Rum Doodle Race

Sailing Vessel Tlingit Wins 2014 Rum Doodle Race

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – As she did in 2011, S/V Tlingit won this year’s Rum Doodle Race and will have her name inscribed on the Rum Doodle Cup trophy, currently housed at the William H. Seward Yacht Club (WHSYC) in the small boat harbor. Tlingit, a 44-footer handily took first place in both heats of the all-women sailboat […]

August 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – July 2014

July 2014 proved to be another warmer-than-normal and drier-than-normal-month in the Kenai Fjords area. Daily high temperatures ranged from 60 degrees F to 76 degrees F with a total of five days above 70 degrees F. Measurable precipitation was recorded on 12 days with more than half the total rainfall occurring on one day, July 9th. Winds were relatively calm […]

August 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·