Outdoors

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 ·
SPRD Bulletin June 23

SPRD Bulletin June 23

Seeking Master Gardeners or Landscape Architects for Small Park projects The City of Seward is seeking one-page proposals from qualified gardeners to submit ideas and install park or garden projects the summer of 2014. Interested gardeners should include program ideas, resources and proposed, detailed budget. Seward Parks & Recreation is seeking small projects such as maintainable rock gardens or similar […]

by · June 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Unmanned Aircraft to be Prohibited in America’s National Parks

WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today signed a policy memorandum that directs superintendents nationwide to prohibit launching, landing, or operating unmanned aircraft on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service. “We embrace many activities in national parks because they enhance visitor experiences with the iconic natural, historic and cultural landscapes in our care,” Jarvis […]

by · June 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward Halibut Tournament Update June 23

Seward Halibut Tournament Update June 23

New Seward Halibut Tournament Leader: Mark Callister from Excelsion Springs, MO brought in a 260.6 lb Halibut this weekend, fishing on the “One Day” For more information about the Seward Halibut Tournament, please visit the Seward Chamber of Commerce website: http://www.seward.com/welcome-to-seward-alaska/signature-events/halibut-tournament-june/  

by · June 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Moose Pass welcomes Summer with their annual Summer Solstice Festival

Moose Pass welcomes Summer with their annual Summer Solstice Festival

Photos contributed by Jason Aigeldinger – What started out as a day with a heavy downpour,  residents and affiliates of the Moose Pass Sportsmen’s Club continued on with their annual Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival in full spirits. But as happy festival-goers filed in, the gray skies lifted and the mountain tops exposed their white peaks of fresh snow. The festivities […]

by · June 22, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival June 21 & 22

Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival June 21 & 22

LIVE MUSIC!   GREAT FOOD!   BEER GARDEN!   BAKE SALE!   VENDORS! MUGS & T-SHIRTS!   AUCTION!   RAFFLE!   CARNIVAL! LOTS OF FUN FOR EVERYONE! ———————————————————————- MOOSE PASS Summer Solstice Festival June 21st & 22nd, 2014   MUSIC FOR SATURDAY the 21st Gill Hernandez     Noon – 12:30PM Pretty Damn Close Band     12:30 – 2PM […]

by · June 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Summer Solstice Cruise with American Red Cross of Alaska

Summer Solstice Cruise with American Red Cross of Alaska

Celebrate the summer solstice with the American Red Cross of Alaska.  Board Major Marine’s Star of the Northwest and enjoy a 4 hour wildlife cruise, door prizes, dinner buffet, and a silent and live auction.  You can purchase tickets for the wildlife cruise at the Alaska SeaLife Center’s ticketing counter.  If you buy your tickets at the SeaLife Center, the American Red […]

by · June 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·

SBCFSA regular board meeting July 7

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a regular board meeting Monday, July 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. The agenda includes a letter from FEMA to Mayor Navarre, a Flood Hazard Mapping Fact Sheet from FEMA for the Kenai Peninsula Borough, and a local projects update. […]

by · June 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
"Youth Sailing" kicks off the first week with calm waters on Bear Lake

Youths Sail on Bear Lake

Alexis De Leon for Seward City News – Before planes, trains and automobiles there was sailing. The craft dates back to one of the earliest civilizations in Mesopotamia. Today however Devin Putney is bringing the ancient art to the youth of Seward. Putney had the idea to teach sailing for sometime. After a bit of help from local businesses and […]

by · June 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·