Outdoors

KPB Considers Amending Salmon Ordinance

KPB Considers Amending Salmon Ordinance

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Since its original enactment in 1996 and its most recent amendment two years ago, Kenai Peninsula Borough’s, Anadromous Waters Habitat Protection Ordinance has required property owners along certain water bodies to get a borough permit before taking actions within 50 feet of the water, that could degrade fish habitat. If enacted, KPB Ordinance 2015-14 would […]

June 11, 2015 ·

Winning Poems Chosen for Alaska’s State Parks

The Poems in Place steering committee recently selected four winning entries from poems written by Alaskans. Leslie Leyland Field’s poem, “Tideline” and Fred Stager’s poem, “The Compass Rose”, will be placed in Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park in Kodiak.  Aleria Jensen’s poem, “A Soldier’s Station”, and Justine Pechuzal’s poem, “Pilgrims”, will be installed at Caines Head State Recreational Area, Seward. […]

June 8, 2015 ·
New members sought for Snowmobile Trails Advisory Council

New members sought for Snowmobile Trails Advisory Council

Alaska Department of Natural Resources News Release – (Anchorage, AK) The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation is inviting interested individuals to apply to join the Snowmobile Trails Advisory Council (SnowTRAC).  There are three vacant seats to be filled on the nine member board, one of which represents the Kenai Peninsula, Valdez and Prince William Sound, and the other two […]

June 4, 2015 ·
Tickets on Sale for World Oceans Day Cruise

Tickets on Sale for World Oceans Day Cruise

June 2, 2015 ·
Public Comment Period Re-Opens for Salmon Creek 205 Project

Public Comment Period Re-Opens for Salmon Creek 205 Project

    Salmon Creek Public Notice ER-15-11        

May 31, 2015 ·
SPRD Bulletin May 29

SPRD Bulletin May 29

SPRD Bulletin… Exit Glacier Run Letter of Thanks! Thank you for the excellent outcome of the 2015 Terry Pollard Memorial Exit Glacier Race.  This was a great event this year, with competitive and good spirited racers, amazing weather, and a beautiful day to have fun with family and friends.  We are already looking forward to the 2016 race! Thanks to […]

May 29, 2015 ·
Lori Landstrom and Sharon Ganser - Photo by Dot Bardarson

The Seward Arts Council looking for financial support of new garden

Look around town.  You can tell its Spring! Gardens are sprouting. One of the town’s murals was being taken over by weeds, so the Seward Mural Society went into action, asking the Resurrection Bay Garden Club for ideas. Two of its members, got excited about putting in a beautiful garden at the base of the fishermen mural.  CJ Rae designed […]

May 28, 2015 ·

Refuge Celebrates Grand Opening of Visitor Center in Soldotna

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge News Release – May 27, 2015 – Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will celebrate the Grand Opening of your new Visitor Center on Saturday, May 30, from 1:00- 5:00pm. At the top of Ski Hill Road in Soldotna, the new Visitor Center sits tucked into the hillside surrounded by boreal forest. The building features a sod roof, […]

May 28, 2015 ·

Firefighters battle 61-acre blaze near Hope

Firefighters battle 61-acre blaze near Hope, Alaska.  See the Peninsula Clarion for more information. http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-22/firefighters-battle-61-acre-blaze-near-hope

May 27, 2015 ·
COMMUNITY-WIDE POT LUCK ON MAY 29!!!

COMMUNITY-WIDE POT LUCK ON MAY 29!!!

The Seward Paddling Association is excited to announce that this year’s season kick-off pot luck will be this coming Friday, May 29!  Everyone is welcome to attend… let’s celebrate the 2015 summer! When :  Friday, May 29 2015 at 7:00 pm Where :  The waterfront pavilion in Seward Why :  To celebrate the summer & our love of water sports… […]

May 25, 2015 ·

First Trail Race of the Summer!

The Dixon/Holden Memorial Tonsina 5K Race will be held in May this year, on Sunday, May 31 at 10:00 am. In lieu of a registration fee, donations are accepted which go to endowments set up in memory of Jerry Dixon and his nephew, mountaineer Seth Holden. For all details, please go to dixonholden5k.weebly.com, or call Kipp Dixon at 362-1270. Family friendly event!

May 23, 2015 ·

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Changes to Public Use Regulations for Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Press Release – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Changes to Public Use Regulations for Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Rule aims to balance public use and safety with resource conservation May 20, 2015 – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today published a proposed rule that maintains protections for the world-class natural resources of the Kenai […]

May 22, 2015 ·
Be safe with wildland fire this Memorial Day Weekend

Be safe with wildland fire this Memorial Day Weekend

Alaska Interagency Coordination Center News Release – May 20, 2015 Fairbanks, Alaska — With extreme fire danger levels around much of the state and no relief in sight heading into the Memorial Day Weekend, wildfire officials in Alaska urge extreme caution with any kind of activity that could spark a wildfire. Lack of precipitation this spring and hot, dry weather […]

May 22, 2015 ·
Tickets on Sale for World Oceans Day Cruise

Tickets on Sale for World Oceans Day Cruise

 

May 19, 2015 ·
Tom Malacek, new Seward District Ranger for the Chugach National Forest, introduces himself to residents who attended the recent forest plan  meeting. Heidi Zemach photo

District Ranger Answers SCN Questions and Announces Selection of Special Tree

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — After a recent meeting in Moose Pass concerning revisions to the Chugach National Forest management plan, USDA Forest Service district ranger Tom Malecek agreed to a recorded, sit-down interview with SCN. Part of what Ranger Malecek said appears below. SCN: What have you heard about motorized versus non-motorized use on the Chugach? What has […]

May 18, 2015 ·
Chugach NF plan revision draws diverse users

Chugach NF plan revision draws diverse users

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Planners with the Chugach National Forest spoke with the largest crowd to date in its Community Open House and Forest Plan Revision meeting Wednesday May 13, with nine residents in attendance in Seward, and seven attending in Moose Pass. The groups were larger than similar meetings that had taken place earlier in Girdwood and […]

May 16, 2015 ·
KPB Briefs Moose Pass on Pending Land Transfers

KPB Briefs Moose Pass on Pending Land Transfers

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — At a meeting of the Moose Pass Advisory Planning Commission held May 6, Kenai Peninsula Borough land management officer, Marcus Mueller briefed the panel and audience about the state’s February 24 decision to transfer to Kenai Peninsula Borough, specified state land between the Hope Wye and Bear Lake. As part of its municipal entitlement, […]

May 15, 2015 ·
Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council announces election of Board Officers

Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council announces election of Board Officers

Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council News Release –  The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council held its annual board meeting in Valdez, AK during the first week of May.  Among other business, the meeting convened to elect new board officers for the year ending in May 2016. The newly elected executive committee includes; President; Amanda Bauer, representing the City of Valdez, […]

May 12, 2015 ·

Chugach National Forest-Forest Plan Revision Update in Seward & Moose Pass May 13

Join us during our Spring Forest Plan Revision meetings. We will share and discuss the work that has taken place during our current Forest Plan Revision process. We will identify what’s changing and what’s staying the same in the existing Chugach Forest Plan and we will share the next steps in the process, including the release and public review of […]

May 11, 2015 ·

“Celebrate Seward” $10 Half Day Kayaking Tours for Seward Locals with Kayak Adventures Worldwide

$10 HALF DAY KAYAK TOURS FOR SEWARD LOCALS! Join Kayak Adventures Worldwide for our second annual “Celebrate Seward” Tours!  From Wednesday May 20th to Saturday May 23rd KAW will be hosting two half day tours daily in hopes to get Seward locals out on the water before the busy summer season! We aim to expose the community to our environmentally […]

May 11, 2015 ·

First Trail Race of the Summer!

The Dixon/Holden Memorial Tonsina 5K Race will be held in May this year, on Sunday, May 31. This year’s third annual trail race is an out-and-back loop that starts out at Lowell Point on the Tonsina trail, goes across the main bridge, along Tonsina Beach, and finishes back near the parking lots. It’s a no-frills event – so no race t-shirt, no timing […]

May 10, 2015 ·
The CIRI offices on 4th Avenue hosted a First Friday art walk

The CIRI offices on 4th Avenue hosted a First Friday art walk

Sent from Dot Bardarson – The Kenai Fjords was the theme of a show in Anchorage by Dot Bardarson. The CIRI offices on 4th Avenue hosted a First Friday art walk to coincide with their annual open house for employees. Over 300 people enjoyed the show.

May 9, 2015 ·
Flood Board Hears More from Public about Road Used to Re-build Berm

Flood Board Hears More from Public about Road Used to Re-build Berm

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — At its regular monthly meeting on May 4, the Seward-Bear Creek Flood Service Area Board approved funding for and heard from three citizens about the Salmon Creek 205 project and its associated road and resulting increased land-use. An earlier informational meeting about the flood-control structure held May 1, attracted about a dozen citizens. As […]

May 9, 2015 ·
Terry’s Tires Bike Safety Rodeo & Super Saturday Clean Up May 9

Terry’s Tires Bike Safety Rodeo & Super Saturday Clean Up May 9

May 6, 2015 ·
Learn to Sail on Bear Lake!

Learn to Sail on Bear Lake!

May 5, 2015 ·
Prince William Sound RCAC announces Board Meeting

Prince William Sound RCAC announces Board Meeting

The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council announces that their annual board meeting will be taking place in Valdez on May 7th and 8th 2015. The meeting is to be held at the Bayside Community Church, 321 Egan Drive. The tentative times for public sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, and from 9:00 a.m. to […]

May 4, 2015 ·