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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 ·
Rachel Dow set to play key role in Mount Marathon Race

Rachel Dow set to play key role in Mount Marathon Race

  By Jason Aigeldinger for Seward City News – I had the privilege to sit down with Rachel Dow last week to discuss and record some of her perspective on the Mount Marathon Race. Seward has always fielded a collection of homegrown athletes that consistently show up, keep up, and  are often victorious over the ever increasing number of professional mountain […]

by · July 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Subway Tri-Harder-Thon July 26

Subway Tri-Harder-Thon July 26

SUBWAY Tri-Harder-Thon Sat, July 26th! Seward’s Own Adventure Triathlon…5 Mile Kayak, 6.3 Mile Run & 18.6 Mile Bike, to sign up for this EPIC Race go to www.signmeup.com/99270 Race starts at9am on Kenai Lake at Primrose Campground/Day Use area (Mile 18 of the Seward Hwy). Sign up early for best rates, sorry no on-site registrations. Water portion: Kayak 2.5 miles out and 2.5 back on […]

by · July 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·
SPRD Bulletin June 30

SPRD Bulletin June 30

This week was a great opportunity to participate and learn soccer skills in the British Soccer Camp.  More than 50 of Seward’s youth came to participate in the British Soccer Camp and increased their athletic abilities and soccer skills.  Challenger Sports sent three great coaches to Seward from England and Ireland.  Thank you to John, Michael, and Matt, who are the […]

by · July 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Fourth of July Fire Prevention

Department of Natural Resources Press Release – June 30, 2014 (Fairbanks, AK) – Wildfires are frequently ignited by recreational activities during the Fourth of July weekend. We are fortunate this year that rainfall throughout much of the state has decreased the immediate fire danger.  Still, outdoor fire safety must be considered as we approach the Fourth of July. Remember, fuels […]

by · July 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Outdoor Recreational Trails Advisory Board recruiting for board opening

Department of Natural Resources Press Release – June 30, 2014 (Anchorage, AK) – The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation is seeking candidates to fill an open board position representing northwestern Alaska on the Outdoor Recreational Trails Advisory Board (ORTAB). Applicants should have special knowledge, experience and interest in outdoor recreation and grant-funded programs. The primary role of the ORTAB is […]

by · July 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Park Rangers to the Rescue!

Park Rangers to the Rescue!

At 3pm today, Kenai Fjords National Park staff received a report of a dog stranded on a cliff ledge near the edge of Exit Glacier. It fit the same description of a dog that had been sighted in the Exit Glacier area throughout the weekend that had previously evaded capture.  Rangers located the dog and set up a belay system to […]

by · June 30, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Halibut Tournament Update

Halibut Tournament Update

On the final day of the Seward Halibut Tournament, Oleg Gozobohenno from Moscow, Russia, took the lead by bringing in a 312.2 halibut with Captain Andy on the CrackerJack Voyager.  The Seward Halibut Tournament ends at 8pm this evening.  

by · June 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Analyses Confirms that Alaska’s Seafood is Safe from Fukushima Radiation

Analyses Confirms that Alaska’s Seafood is Safe from Fukushima Radiation

State of Alaska Joint Press Release -  June 27, 2014 JUNEAU — The Alaska departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health and Social Services (DHSS) have received results from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on radiation testing of Alaska seafood. The results confirm information from federal, State and international agencies that seafood in the North Pacific and Alaska waters […]

by · June 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – May 2014

Unseasonably warm and dry conditions persisted throughout the month of May providing an early start to the upcoming summer season. Both daytime and nighttime average monthly temperatures were above normal for the month and resulted in a new record high average monthly temperature of 50.9 degrees F, exceeding the previous record high May temperature of 50.6 degrees F set in […]

by · June 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Learn How to Protect Your Home From Wildland Fire – Saturday, June 28

Learn How to Protect Your Home From Wildland Fire – Saturday, June 28

by · June 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·