Outdoors

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, […]

What should you do with the murres?

What should you do with the murres?

If you see dead murres along the shoreline, the best thing you can do is leave them there. Monitoring networks are doing daily counts along all of the local beaches for programs such as COASST. You may see murre bodies marked – perhaps by yarn, plastic tags, or spray paint. This […]

Winter Storm Warning in Effect – 12/25/15

From the National Weather Service, 5 AM, Dec. 25, 2015: NWS LINK HERE URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK 500 AM AKST FRI DEC 25 2015 AKZ125-260300- /O.CON.PAFC.WS.W.0005.151225T1800Z-151226T1500Z/ WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WHITTIER…SEWARD…GIRDWOOD… MOOSE PASS 500 AM AKST FRI DEC 25 2015 …WINTER […]

Gorgeous winter day!

Gorgeous winter day!

Blue-black clouds rolled in from the Gulf of Alaska all day in a series of squalls, delivering fat, swirling snowflakes. An unidentified skier took advantage of the accumulated snow to enjoy a beautiful ski along the bay on the waterfront path. Happy Winter! (click on photo to enlarge) Carol

Avalanche Awareness Class

Avalanche Awareness Class Saturday December 12th, 2015 (9am-3pm) Location: Seward Community Library, 238 Fifth Ave, Seward AK (1st floor conference room) Topics covered will include human factors, snowpack, mountain weather, terrain, and avalanche rescue (including avalanche beacon training).  Bring your beacon if you have one to practice.  This will be a […]

Bonnie, the lucky boarder collie who was freed from a trap along a popular forest hiking trail. Photo credit Martha and David Story.

Dog narrowly escapes death in trap

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- A pleasant winter hike on Sunday, Nov 29, turned into a scary race against time for Martha and Dave Story, of Cooper Landing, and their 3 ½-year old Border Collie, Bonney. The Storys were hiking with another couple and four dogs, including Bonney, on Coyote […]

High Wind Warning Today for Turnagain Arm

From the City Clerk and National Weather Service: HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM AKST THIS EVENING FOR TURNAGAIN ARM AND HIGHER ELEVATIONS, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING,WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM AKST […]

Reminder – SNSC Social at 5:30 tomorrow

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out Seward Nordic Ski Club Membership Social featuring: 11th Annual Back Country Film Festival Soup, Bread, Beer, Raffle Prizes Saturday, November 14th – 5:30 at the Rae Building We need people to bring soup and baked goods. Thanks for all your help! SNSC

Wilderness First Responder Classes in Seward: April 2016

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