Outdoors

Lost Lake Run Update

We are jut a few days away from registration day for the Lost Lake Run. The full registration opens for the Lost Lake Run at 6 am on April 1st, 2016. At 6 am AKDT, we will have a link available on the home page of the Lost Lake Run […]

Free Safety Workshop for Commercial Fishermen

Free Safety Workshop for Commercial Fishermen

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshop in Seward, Alaska on Monday, April 18, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM at AVTEC, 809 2nd Avenue. This workshop will cover cold-water survival skills; EPIRBs, flares, and maydays; man-overboard recovery and firefighting; immersion […]

Seward Halibut Tournament

Seward Halibut Tournament

Although the Seward Halibut Tournament in June is still a few months away, you’ll want to book your charter now.  Congratulations to Jonah Deboard a Seward high school junior and winner of the 2016 Seward Halibut Logo Contest and $200. The halibut tournament in Seward is growing in popularity and […]

Avalanche Awareness Class

  Avalanche Awareness Wednesday March 2nd 2016, 6:30-8:00 PM Cost to attend: Free Location: Seward Community Library, 238 Fifth Ave Seward, AK 99664 Contact: Alex McLain (Lead Forestry Technician (Recreation/Avalanche Specialist) USFS Seward Ranger District For information/directions contact me at (907) 288-7710 or C(907) 362-3720 email amclain@fs.fed.us. Topics covered will […]

Bear Lake Survey-let your voice be heard

The Seward Rotary Club is seeking citizen input regarding a possible public recreation area on Bear Lake. The land being considered is a newly acquired selection by the Kenai Peninsula Borough from the State of Alaska and is yet unclassified. The Rotary Club is asking for the Community’s input as […]

Bear Lake area showing KPB lands in yellowish green with Iditarod Trail shown as red line. Image courtesy of Kenai Peninsula Borough.

Seward Rotary Launches Bear Lake Planning Effort

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — As the beginning of a community service project intended to answer the question “What do we want for the Bear Lake area?”, Seward Rotary held a public meeting and distributed a survey to the public. Forty-two persons attended the publicly announced meeting held in […]

Alaskan Lands for Alaskans – Seward Rotary gets Proactive

Alaskan Lands for Alaskans – Seward Rotary gets Proactive

By Brandii Holmdahl, Borough Assembly Representative – Over the course of the next few years, the Seward area will be impacted by the transfer of over 1000 acres, mostly in the Bear Lake area, from State to Borough ownership. The borough will be tasked with classifying this land according to municipal ordinance. This acreage encompasses several expanses […]

Wilderness First Responder Courses in Seward: April 2016

Kayak Adventures Worldwide will again be sponsoring a Wilderness First Responder class and a WFR Re-cert class in April 2016.  Spots are limited and courses are filling up quickly. The Wilderness First Responder course equips participants with the knowledge and skills to evaluate medical emergencies and make decisions concerning field treatment and […]

Project area of Seward Highway upgrade through Moose Pass. Image courtesy of Alaska Dept. of Transportation and Public Facilities

Highway Upgrade Through Moose Pass Has Complications

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has announced its intent to upgrade the Seward Highway through Moose Pass, rather than build around it. The milepost 25.5 to 36 project has some difficulties that do not meet the eye. In addition to usual construction issues, […]