Outdoors

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 ·

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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·

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 ·

Lost Lake Race Results

The results are provided by Skinny Raven Sports of Anchorage: http://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-5304?lc=en

August 24, 2014 ·
SPRD Press Release August 22

SPRD Press Release August 22

TYC After School Program is back! Come check out Seward Teen & Youth Center’s After School Program for K-5th grades! ASP emphasizes cooperative play, sports, environmental science, outdoor play, creative arts, homework help, music appreciation and social enhancement. Children can chose from a number of daily activities from science experiments, to baking projects to board games to field trips to a […]

August 22, 2014 ·
Dan Seavey Book Signing Event

Dan Seavey Book Signing Event

  Meet legendary musher and Seward local Dan Seavey for a book signing at the Kenai Fjords National Park Information Center.  August 22, 9 AM to 12 PM.

August 22, 2014 ·
Rum Doodle Sailboat Race Invites All

Rum Doodle Sailboat Race Invites All

NOTICE OF RACE! WILLIAM H. SEWARD YACHT CLUB PRESENTS: The Rum Doodle Race ( ALL WOMEN) Saturday, August 23, 2014 This year’s “Women-Only” Rum Doodle Race will take place on August 23 in Seward on beautiful Resurrection Bay. This is your Notice of Race!!! Entrants Thus Far 1. S/V Tlingit ( Marcy Baker) 2. S/V Radiance ( Laurence Blakely) 3. […]

August 21, 2014 ·
2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis to Visit Seward

2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis to Visit Seward

SEWARD, ALASKA – On Tuesday, Sept. 9, the Seward Friends of the Library and the Seward Art Council will co-host athlete, author, speaker, and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis. The program will be held at the Seward Community Library Museum at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Jennifer has logged more […]

August 20, 2014 ·

Playground at Ballaine & Adams closed

Due to wasps nests on the playground equipments, the Parks Playground on Ballaine and Adams will be closed on 8/19/14 and possibly 8/20/14.

August 19, 2014 ·
John Kennedy wins the 2014 Seward Silver Salmon Derby

John Kennedy wins the 2014 Seward Silver Salmon Derby

Congratulations to John E. Kennedy of New Palestine, IN, who won the 2014 Seward Silver Salmon Derby with his 17.67 salmon that he caught on the Got Fish in Cheval Narrows. A list of other winners is online on the Seward Chamber of Commerce website at http://www.seward.com/welcome-to-seward-alaska/signature-events/seward-silver-salmon-derby-august/.

August 18, 2014 ·
Expedition Yacht visits Seward on world cruise

Expedition Yacht visits Seward on world cruise

Anchored serenely offshore of the busy Waterfront Campground, the impressive expedition yacht Dorothea III dwarfed the six-packs zooming back to the boat harbor with their silver salmon bounty. The 147′ vessel is on a spectacular world cruise from Australia to the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and Singapore. After visiting Alaska, it will go through the Panama Canal and […]

August 13, 2014 ·

Beach Clean Up – Aug. 14th 5:30 to 7:00 Seward Waterfront Park

The “Moroccan Swim Around the World” team invites the community of Seward to join in a Beach Clean up on Thurs., Aug 14, 2014 from 5:30-7:00pm as we walk from the ALPAR Shack at Boulder Field, (near the convergence of 4th Ave., D. St. & Ballaine Blvd. ) to the SeaLife Center along the Waterfront Park. Gloves and garbage bags […]

August 13, 2014 ·
John Kennedy takes the lead in the Seward Silver Salmon Derby

John Kennedy takes the lead in the Seward Silver Salmon Derby

  John Kennedy of New Palestine, IN, is the current leader in the 2014 Seward Silver Salmon Derby. His 17.67 lb silver was caught on the Got Fish at Cheval Narrows. Carl Bergstrom (17.41 lb silver) is in second place and Eric Dubey (17.00 lb silver) is in third place.

August 12, 2014 ·
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.

August 11, 2014 ·
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 […]

August 10, 2014 ·
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 […]

August 5, 2014 ·
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 […]

August 4, 2014 ·
Wild & Scenic Film Festival August 7

Wild & Scenic Film Festival August 7

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

August 1, 2014 ·
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 […]

July 31, 2014 ·
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 […]

July 30, 2014 ·
2014 Subway Tri-Harder-Thon Results

2014 Subway Tri-Harder-Thon Results

     

July 29, 2014 ·
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 […]

July 29, 2014 ·