Outdoors

Recess at 20 Below is a blast

Recess at 20 Below is a blast

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward Elementary School students, and a mixed audience of children and adults learned what it’s like for the kindergartners of Delta Junction, one of America’s coldest places in the wintertime, when they go out to recess at 20 below. Even though they’re Alaskan, our local youngsters aren’t used to the kind of weather that […]

October 21, 2015 ·

Final Scoping Notice for Seward Office FREA Sale

**** SCOPING NOTICE OF PROPOSED REALTY ACTION FOR **** COMPETITIVE SALE Seward Ranger District Office DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Chugach National Forest Seward Ranger District Of the Forest Service The USDA Forest Service is proposing to sell federally-owned property located within the city of Seward. The property is located at 334 4th Avenue, Seward, Alaska 99664. The property sale is being […]

October 17, 2015 ·

Forest Service Article about the Capitol Christmas Tree

Enjoy this article from the Forest Service about The 2015 Capitol Christmas Tree which will be prepared and delivered from Seward soon: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/r10/home/?cid=fseprd475508&width=full

October 14, 2015 ·
Seward Fish and Game Advisory Committee Meets October 15th

Seward Fish and Game Advisory Committee Meets October 15th

The Seward Fish & Game Advisory Committee will meet in Seward on Thursday, October 15th at 7 pm at the Seward City hall. Agenda will include BOF statewide proposals, discussion of waterfowl emergency regulations, potential attendance at upcoming Board meetings, and any other items that may properly come before the committee. For more information contact Jim McCracken at 362-3701. Meetings […]

October 7, 2015 ·
"Closing In" 
A Brown Bear closing in on a Silver Salmon, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.

Can you see the splash from the escaping silver salmon?

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“Closing In” A Brown Bear closing in on a Silver Salmon, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. Can you see the splash from the escaping silver salmon? The post Closing In! appeared first on Photo Blog – Niebrugge Images.

October 6, 2015 ·

Kenai Fjords Tours Receives Two Industry Awards From the Anchorage Bed & Breakfast Association

Kenai Fjords Tours has been recognized by the Anchorage Alaska Bed & Breakfast Association (AABBA) with their awards for Best Tour Experience and Innovative Approach to Making Guests Feel Special in 2015. Every year, the AABBA acknowledges businesses with notable service provisions and customer service in the tourism industry. Awards are given based on organization members’ comments. “We saw 4 […]

October 6, 2015 ·

Red Salmon in Resurrection Bay may be closed

Cook Inlet wants to close resurrection bay to sport fishing for red salmon. they have submitted a proposal to ADF&G that if passed would do just that. Open only after they reach cost recovery and that has only happened 2 times in about 20 years if my memory is correct. This just another in many attempts to close the fishery […]

October 5, 2015 ·

Road Brushing in the Exit Glacier Area

Within the boundaries of Kenai Fjords National Park, all vegetation along the north side of the Herman Leirer Road and within 40 feet of the road will be cut and removed by the end of October. The work will start at the west side of Resurrection Bridge and extend approximately 4100 feet. This work is taking place now in accordance […]

September 29, 2015 ·
An Amazing Video: “Alaska” by John Coffey

An Amazing Video: “Alaska” by John Coffey

From John Coffey: “I put this compilation together. Mostly taken right here in Seward over the last 3 years. Enjoy!” To see more of Johns work, visit his web site: http://www.oceanadventurevideo.com/

September 29, 2015 ·

Bear in Skilak Mauling Found Dead

Submitted by the Alaska Department of Fish & Game – (SOLDOTNA) – A brown bear involved in the September 22 mauling of a Texas man on Kenai National Wildlife Refuge near Doroshin Bay on Skilak Lake has been found dead by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Federal Wildlife Officers and Alaska Department of Fish and Game personnel investigating the incident. […]

September 24, 2015 ·
Every Kid in a Park program launched at Kenai Fjords National Park

Every Kid in a Park program launched at Kenai Fjords National Park

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – President Obama publicly kicked off The Every Kid in a Park program during his historic visit to the park and Seward on Tuesday, September 1. Seward Elementary fourth grade student Samantha Insalaco and her teacher Jenna Fabian walked and conversed with the President in the Exit Glacier area. “There’s a lot to discover and […]

September 22, 2015 ·
Forest Service Plans Prescribed Burning and Firewood Cutting

Forest Service Plans Prescribed Burning and Firewood Cutting

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — For whatever underlying cause, moose populations have declined on the eastern Kenai Peninsula in recent years. Regardless of what one thinks of climate warming, people still need heat in winter. In an effort to garner additional public input, USDA Forest Service held a meeting last week in Moose Pass about two unrelated projects that […]

September 15, 2015 ·
Kayak as we paddle. HZ photo.

A peaceful home away from home

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – A cozy scenic gem lies just 12 water taxi miles away from Seward. Kayakers Cove, a hostel and paddlers’ paradise owned and run by Mike and Raylene O’Connor since 1998, is not for everyone. Only those hardy adventurous souls who love to kayak in an incredibly scenic area and who don’t mind the more […]

September 10, 2015 ·
Fall colors on mountains

Fall colors on mountains

Despite a high of 64º yesterday, beautiful fall colors on the surrounding mountainsides wordlessly speak of falling temperatures. Look for termination dust when the clouds lift!  

September 8, 2015 ·
Outdoor Recreational Trails Advisory Board recruiting new members

Outdoor Recreational Trails Advisory Board recruiting new members

Outdoor Recreational Trails Advisory Board recruiting new members (Anchorage, AK) – The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation is seeking candidates to fill two board positions on the Outdoor Recreational Trails Advisory Board (ORTAB), one representing diversified trail users from Western/ Southwestern Alaska, and one representing the motorized trail community statewide. In addition to these special knowledge areas, applicants should […]

September 8, 2015 ·
Caines Head Poems in Place Dedication and Celebrations September 19 & 20

Caines Head Poems in Place Dedication and Celebrations September 19 & 20

  Poems in Place News Release – September 2, 2015 –  Poems in Place Dedication Celebration– Caines Head State Recreational Area, Seward, September 19 -20, 2015                 Come celebrate nature, history and the literary arts September 19th & 20th when Seward will unveil two new poems selected to represent Caine’s Head State Recreational Area as part of Alaska’s Poems in […]

September 3, 2015 ·
An angel among us- keeping the Seward Highway beautiful

An angel among us- keeping the Seward Highway beautiful

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Those who pass Sam Daniel picking up trash strewn along the sides of Seward Scenic Highway often honk or roll down their windows, wave and shout out their thanks. Or they express their gratitude later when they run into him at the grocery store or post office. At 85, Daniel, a retired school counselor […]

September 3, 2015 ·

Flood Watch for Kenai River

From the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management: ..FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT FOR THE KENAI RIVER FROM KENAI LAKE TO THE RUSSIAN RIVER… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WATCH FOR THE KENAI RIVER FROM KENAI LAKE TO THE RUSSIAN RIVER. * FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE […]

September 2, 2015 ·

Chugach National Forest Vegetation Projects Public Meeting

A public scoping meeting to hear comments and concerns about two upcoming vegetation projects near Moose Pass will be held on September 10, 2015 at 6:30pm at the Moose Pass Community Hall. Come to learn more information about the Trail and Two Thousand future vegetation management projects on the Chugach National Forest. These projects aim to increase birch, aspen, and […]

September 1, 2015 ·
President Will Announce Renaming of Mt. McKinley to Denali

President Will Announce Renaming of Mt. McKinley to Denali

Submitted by the Office of the White House Press Secretary – Tomorrow in Anchorage, President Obama will meet with leaders from the Alaska Native community along with Governor Bill Walker, Lt. Governor Byron Mallott, and Senator Lisa Murkowski to discuss ways to strengthen cooperation between the Federal Government and Alaska Native tribes, including by furthering progress in developing cooperative management […]

August 30, 2015 ·
SEWARD: Temporary Flight Restriction for Sept. 1

SEWARD: Temporary Flight Restriction for Sept. 1

 

August 28, 2015 ·
Seward Airport will be closed to all waterfowl hunting until September 3rd.

Seward Airport will be closed to all waterfowl hunting until September 3rd.

Press Release from Seward Police Department: Per the Chief of Police, the Seward Airport will be closed to all waterfowl hunting until September 3rd. Even though Waterfowl season opens September 1st, the marshlands at the airport will be closed to hunting until September 3rd.   Reminder that to go hunting at the Airport, you need to have a City Hunting […]

August 28, 2015 ·

High Wind Warning – Eastern Kenai Peninsula

High Wind Warning URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK 921 AM AKDT THU AUG 27 2015   …UNUSUALLY STRONG LATE SUMMER WINDSTORM…   .A STRONG UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE ORIGINATING IN THE ARCTIC WILL DIVE SOUTHWARD ACROSS SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA BY LATE TONIGHT. THIS WILL LEAD TO STRONG WINDS…ESPECIALLY THROUGH MOUNTAIN GAPS. SOME OF THE HIGHEST WINDS WILL BE […]

August 27, 2015 ·
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 ·