Outdoors

Kenneth Lester takes lead in Seward Silver Salmon Derby

Kenneth Lester takes lead in Seward Silver Salmon Derby

  On Day 2 of the 2014 Silver Salmon Derby, Kenneth Lester from Ferndale, WA, took the lead with his 16.8 lb silver salmon caught on the Rainisong in Driftwood Bay. Jim Corttell from Anchorage has moved down to second place.

by · August 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward Silver Salmon Derby Day 1 Results

Seward Silver Salmon Derby Day 1 Results

August 9, 2014 – Jim Corttell from Anchorage Alaska is the current leader in the 2014 Seward Silver Salmon Derby after catching a 16.66 lb silver on the CoHo LoCo near Caines Head. Second place is held by Gene Duillo of Springfield, Missouri, with his 15.93 lb silver salmon. Emma Johnson of Anchorage, Alaska, is back and fishing to keep […]

by · August 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Raven Kiss

Raven Kiss

It’s usually quite difficult to spy on COMMON RAVENS, much less get photos. They are wary and private, and do not tolerate paparazzi spying on their personal lives. By happy circumstance, while studying the raucous gulls at the NE Beach fish cleaning station, I found a family of oblivious RAVENS parading along the beach. The three youngsters looked disheveled, their […]

by · August 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Baneberry alert

Baneberry alert

Baneberry berries are now shiny, bright red, and very attractive. These berries are not poisonous to wildlife, but just 2 to 3 berries can kill a child. Look for the cluster of berries sticking up from a 2 to 3 foot high plant growing in shady places in the forest, meadows, and moist slopes. Rarely, the berries are white and […]

by · August 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Wild & Scenic Film Festival August 7

Wild & Scenic Film Festival August 7

  For more information, please visit: http://www.kenaiwatershed.org/film_fest.html

by · August 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Further analyses confirms Alaska seafood is safe from Fukushima radiation

Further analyses confirms Alaska seafood is safe from Fukushima radiation

State of Alaska Joint Press Release – July 31, 2014 JUNEAU— The Alaska departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health and Social Services (DHSS) have received further results from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the latest radiation testing of Alaska seafood. The results confirm information from federal, state and international agencies that seafood in Alaska waters poses […]

by · July 31, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Subway Tri-Harder-Thon Letter of Thanks!

Subway Tri-Harder-Thon Letter of Thanks!

Subway Tri-Harder-Thon Letter of Thanks! Seward Parks and Recreation hosted Seward’s 3rd Adventure Challenge Sat, July 26th. Tri-athletes from around the state paddled 5 miles on Kenai Lake, ran 6.3 miles on the Iditarod trail (Long Lake) to Meridan trailhead then hopped on their bikes and rode 18.6 miles to the finish line across the bay at Spring Creek day […]

by · July 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
2014 Subway Tri-Harder-Thon Results

2014 Subway Tri-Harder-Thon Results

     

by · July 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Get Ready for the 59th Annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby

Get Ready for the 59th Annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby

Seward Chamber of Commerce Press Release –  Some people judge the end of summer by the weather, some by events. For all you die hard Fishermen and women out there you know summer is coming to an end when the Seward Silver Salmon Derby rolls around. The last big event for the summer, so plan for it! August 9th-17th. Prizes […]

by · July 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Art Of Pollination

Art Of Pollination

In honor of National Pollinator Week, Chugach Arts Council has published its 2nd annual edition of a  beautiful book of art.  Artists from around Alaska and the U.S. contributed to make this a stunning tribute to one of our most valuable and fascinating resources, our pollinators.  Art can inspire and  inform as well as illustrate.  Conservation and awareness are key […]

by · July 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
FREE ADVENTURE FILM MAKING WORKSHOP AND FILM TONIGHT

FREE ADVENTURE FILM MAKING WORKSHOP AND FILM TONIGHT

The third annual Balto Film Fest kicks off tonight with an evening of adventure, focusing on the real life drama of the Alaskan outdoors. Learn to get the most out of your Go Pro. University of Alaska professor DB Palmer teaches the first and only adventure film making degree program in the State.  Palmer will be at the Seward Library/Museum […]

by · July 25, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Three Rescued after pleasure craft catches fire

Three Rescued after pleasure craft catches fire

Heidi Zemach for SCN- Three people were rescued by three vessels of Good Samaritans at around 4:50 Tuesday, July 24th when their pleasure craft Alaska Rose caught fire, burned and sank in the Cheval Narrows, near Cheval Island, Resurrection Bay. “We received a Mayday call over Channel 16, saying a boat was on fire. Quite a few good Samaritans were […]

by · July 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Stink returns to Lowell Point, but fixes are at hand

Stink returns to Lowell Point, but fixes are at hand

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Lowell Creek residents and visitors were upset by the stench that returned to their community from the city lagoon last weekend. Some who had planned to stay at that most popular Seward scenic beach area left early because of the smell, according to one local bed and breakfast owner. Nine residents filed odor complaints with […]

by · July 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Kenai Fjords in the Field!

Kenai Fjords in the Field!

Summer is in full swing! Resource Management staff at Kenai Fjords National Park have been taking advantage of these long (and sometimes sunny) days to work on a whole host of exciting research projects.  We share these experiences in the “Kenai Fjords in the Field” blog, where you can learn about current research involving glaciers, wildlife, cultural resources, and more […]

by · July 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Balto Film Fest Ready For Adventure

Balto Film Fest Ready For Adventure

Filmmakers from around the state will be descending on Seward the last weekend in July to participate in the Balto Film Fest. Those looking for adventure will find it on Friday, July 25th, first at the Seward Community Library and Museum at 6:00 p.m. with a free public Adventure Filmmaking workshop.  Attendees will get a taste of the University of Alaska’s […]

by · July 16, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Volunteers needed for the Subway Tri-Harder-Thon

Volunteers needed for the Subway Tri-Harder-Thon

by · July 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·
SPRD Bulletin July 11

SPRD Bulletin July 11

SPRD Bulletin… TYC Summer Camps     New at TYC! Hiking Club meets every Monday from 9am to 5pm and is available to 5th – 8th graders. Join us if you are looking to learn more about the wonderful hikes in your backyard, gain a better understanding of hiking technique and etiquette, getting comfortable hiker higher and further than your current comfort level and […]

by · July 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Kenai Fjords National Park Monthly Weather Summary – June 2014

The Kenai Fjords area saw a return to more normal temperatures in June, but the dry conditions that characterized the spring continued throughout the month. June was the fifth consecutive month of below average precipitation as recorded at the Seward airport. By June 30th, there was a deficit of 10.8 inches of precipitation (62.5% of normal) for the first half […]

by · July 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Communal Tree brings final touch to lovely public space

Communal Tree brings final touch to lovely public space

Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward Library Museum’s landscaped garden, on the south side of the building is blessed with the recent arrival of a new sculpture that ties together the garden’s plants, the mural, the building’s siding and iridescent tiles, and the purpose of the building itself. The garden area is probably now one of Seward’s most beautiful […]

by · July 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Youth-Only Fishing Day at the Seward Lagoon this Weekend, JULY 11-13

Youth-Only Fishing Day at the Seward Lagoon this Weekend, JULY 11-13

ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME News Release –  Date: July 9, 2014   YOUTH-ONLY FISHING DAY AT THE SEWARD LAGOON THIS WEEKEND, JULY 11-13 The Seward Lagoon and Lagoon Outfall Stream will be open to king salmon fishing for youth anglers, from 12:01 a.m., Friday, July 11 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 13. This youth-only fishery is open only […]

by · July 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward Halibut Tournament Final Results

Seward Halibut Tournament Final Results

Seward Halibut Tournament Press Release: The Seward Halibut Tournament was more competitive than ever! Captains were swinging for the fence for the entire month and there were some monsters caught.  Captain Chris Boyd had five daily winners this month followed closely by Jacob Effen on the Grand Slam, Captain Andy Mezirow on the Crackerjack Voyager and Steve Zernia of the […]

by · July 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·
2014 Mount Marathon Race in Photos

2014 Mount Marathon Race in Photos

For a slideshow of this year’s Mount Marathon Race, click the thumbnails below. Once the slideshow player is displayed, click the ” i ” (information) link on the slideshow player to view information about the image. Not all images contain information. Photos by Steve Fink, Sarah Fink, and Heidi Zemach Related Articles: 2014 Mount Marathon Race Results Sunshine, adrenaline and spirit mark […]

by · July 8, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Making a difference one weed at a time

Making a difference one weed at a time

  Heidi Zemach for SCN – As dandelion seeds wafted through the air, and tiny orange biting insects came after any exposed portions of skin, 10 volunteer staffers, and volunteers working for the Chugach National Forest and Kenai Fjords National Park pulled non-native invasive species from the side of Exit Glacier/Herman Leirer Road during the 11th annual Community Weed Pull […]

by · July 7, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Stoney Creek Canopy Adventures

Stoney Creek Canopy Adventures

By Dot Bardarson – It’s incongruous.  Why would anyone ever want to do that?  Well, there are the thrill seekers, and it certainly is thrilling.  There are the sight seers, and the view from high up in the trees is certainly awesome.  And there are curious, normal people who don’t want to be left out of the loop. I don’t […]

by · July 7, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Racer picks up where he left off after 2012 fall from Mount Marathon

Racer picks up where he left off after 2012 fall from Mount Marathon

Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – Matt Kenney was of the elite Mount Marathon racers in 2012 when he fell 30 feet from the slippery cliffs at the base of Mount Marathon, suffering a severe traumatic brain injury and a fractured calf. He’d been running his seventh race, and had completed some of the races before in under an […]

by · July 4, 2014 · 1 comment ·