Outdoors

Photo: Bob Bolton with a plug of northern tundra soil from the Seward Peninsula extracted during a field trip in early September 2017. To Bolton’s left are Anne Gust Brown, Jerry Brown, Lydia Vaughn of the University of California Berkeley and Amy Breen, like Bolton a scientist with the International Arctic Research Center at UAF. Photo: Evan Westrup.

When Jerry Brown came to Nome

by Ned Rozell- A few Alaska researchers recently accepted a surprise assignment of giving Jerry Brown a tour of the Seward Peninsula. The California governor was stopping in Nome on his way to a meeting in Russia. The 79-year-old environmentalist and leader of a state that resembles a progressive nation […]

ANOTHER Swan killed by Lagoon power lines!!!

I  just received confirmation that a 4-month old TRUMPETER SWAN cygnet hit the power lines along the Lagoon at Dairy Hill Lane on Sunday afternoon and died of its injuries. Seward power lines have killed eight young resident swans since 2014, all but two at the Lagoon power lines: January […]

Exit Glacier Road closed

Exit Glacier Road closed

Exit Glacier Road aka Herman Leirer Road is closed for the winter. The gate is at the Box Canyon Bridge at the intersection of Exit Glacier Road and Old Exit Glacier Road. Recent rain and cool temperatures created hazardous black ice conditions this morning which melted by noon. Carol Griswold

Seward Iditarod Trail Blazers

Seward Iditarod Trail Blazers

Members of the Seward Iditarod Trail Blazers cleaned up their “Adopt a Highway” mile-plus on Exit Glacier Road this morning under cloudy skies with intermittent light rain. The group noted that overall, the quantity of trash seemed less than in some previous years, and only one abandoned tent full of nasties […]

Bison Hall Opens to the Public

Bison Hall Opens to the Public

On October 10th 2017, satellite internet and phone lines were installed in Bison Hall at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC), putting the finishing touches on a two and a half year construction project. The educational center includes five new offices located in the upper level, a multipurpose program hall, […]

Hidden in Plain Sight: fish storm drains

Hidden in Plain Sight: fish storm drains

Sunshine is hard to remember now, but earlier in October when morning shadows were long, I happened to notice a very cool fish design on a storm drain at Third and Jefferson. I have passed this remarkable design a zillion times without seeing it.”Dump No Waste! Drains to Waterways. Made in USA” Curious, […]

How To: Seward’s Public Use Cabins

How To: Seward’s Public Use Cabins

by Kelley Lane for Seward City News- One of the many things that I love about Seward is our abundance of public use cabins. These are cabins that are publicly owned and provide a warm and dry place to stay while out exploring our public lands. They are rentable through […]

Anchorage Running Club Octoberfest Run Results

Anchorage Running Club held its annual charity fundraiser on Sunday, September 24: the Oktoberfest 5K and 10K. All profits generated from the race are donated to Bean’s Cafe and the Brother Francis Shelter. Despite some soggy weather it was a great time, with smiles and costumes to be found throughout the […]

Snow River Glacier Dam Jökulhlaup

Snow River Glacier Dam Jökulhlaup

The snow river glacial dam has burst and is in the process of draining, dumping millions of gallons of water into Snow River.   Also known as a Jökulhlaup: A glacier outburst flood resulting from the failure of a glacier-ice-dam, glacier-sediment-dam, or from the melting of glacier ice by a volcanic […]

Black Bear. Photo Courtesy of US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Seward Experiences Spike in Urban Bear Activity

by Kelley Lane for Seward City News- Seward has experienced unusually high levels of black bear activity in the past few weeks. Residents have reported seeing animals in most parts of the Seward city limits, especially in the subdivision of Forest Acres. Just two weeks ago, a black bear walked […]

Flood Warning Issued for Snow River

The National Weather Service in Anchorage has issued a Flood Warning for,  A Glacier-Dammed Lake Outburst in,The Snow River. This outburst  will effect Kenai Lake and the Kenai River from Cooper Landing to  Skilak Lake. Until 100 PM AKDT Monday The Snow Glacier-dammed Lake is releasing at this time. Water  levels […]