By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward middle and high school students were given another reason to follow their dreams, however difficult and unlikely, as they listened to the interesting stories of Jennifer Pharr Davis, a hiker, author and young role model, at a special assembly Tuesday afternoon September 9th. Davis, an avid distance hiker, the 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of […]
Special Weather Statement SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK 341 PM AKDT TUE SEP 9 2014 WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA-WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND- NORTHEAST PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-SOUTHEAST PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…KENAI…SOLDOTNA…HOMER… COOPER LANDING…WHITTIER…SEWARD…GIRDWOOD…MOOSE PASS… VALDEZ…THOMPSON PASS…CORDOVA …HEAVY RAINFALL WILL BRING HIGH WATER TO STREAMS AND RIVERS OF THE KENAI PENINSULA AND NORTH GULF COAST […]
By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The waters of Resurrection Bay, just off the beaches of Seward, have been teeming with silver Cohos, flashing their fins and leaping from the water, and hundreds of anglers have lined the shores snagging them, most easily making their six-fish daily limit. Action was especially hot last week and this past weekend near the […]
Alaska Department of Fish & Game Press Release – The Seward Lagoon and lagoon outfall stream will be open to coho (silver) salmon fishing for youth anglers, from 12:01 a.m. Friday, September 5 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, September 7. This youth-only fishery is open only to anglers 15 years or younger. For this weekend, the harvest limit has been increased […]
Jennifer Pharr Davis NPR interview – Jennifer Pharr Davis will be in Seward on Tuesday September 9, 2014. Mid day on Tuesday, Jennifer Pharr Davis will be doing a presentation for the high school students in the auditorium, in the evening starting at 6:30pm in the community room at the library museum. This event is co-sponsored by the Seward Arts Council […]
On behalf of Kenai Peninsula Rivers and the wildlife that thrive because of their health, I would like to express the sincerest gratitude to each and every volunteer who has donated their time to make a difference this summer and each summer over the last 20 years with the Stream Watch Volunteer program. Over the course of two decades Stream Watch volunteers have come from near and […]
United States Department of the Interior News Release – Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Temporary Closure of Sport Hunting of Brown Bears on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today announced a temporary closure of sport hunting of brown bears on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge). The closure is effective September I, 2014 through May […]
FISHAPALOOZA: The first run–September 5-7–Kenai Peninsula Trout Unlimited and Southcentral Alaska TU members are invited to come together for the first annual fishing and conservation weekend. Wet a line and lend a hand to protect cold water fisheries. Land and boat based river clean-up opportunities will be available through the Alaska Fly Fisher’s Kenai River Clean-Up. Not […]
Seward City News captured a few pictures during this year’s Lost Lake Run and has published some of the better ones below. Images by Steve and Sarah Fink. The 2014 race results are provided by Skinny Raven Sports of Anchorage: http://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-5304?lc=en Also donations to fund Cystic Fibrosis research are always being accepted through lostlakerun.com .
By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – As she did in 2011, S/V Tlingit won this year’s Rum Doodle Race and will have her name inscribed on the Rum Doodle Cup trophy, currently housed at the William H. Seward Yacht Club (WHSYC) in the small boat harbor. Tlingit, a 44-footer handily took first place in both heats of the all-women sailboat […]
July 2014 proved to be another warmer-than-normal and drier-than-normal-month in the Kenai Fjords area. Daily high temperatures ranged from 60 degrees F to 76 degrees F with a total of five days above 70 degrees F. Measurable precipitation was recorded on 12 days with more than half the total rainfall occurring on one day, July 9th. Winds were relatively calm […]
The results are provided by Skinny Raven Sports of Anchorage: http://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-5304?lc=en
TYC After School Program is back! Come check out Seward Teen & Youth Center’s After School Program for K-5th grades! ASP emphasizes cooperative play, sports, environmental science, outdoor play, creative arts, homework help, music appreciation and social enhancement. Children can chose from a number of daily activities from science experiments, to baking projects to board games to field trips to a […]
Meet legendary musher and Seward local Dan Seavey for a book signing at the Kenai Fjords National Park Information Center. August 22, 9 AM to 12 PM.
NOTICE OF RACE! WILLIAM H. SEWARD YACHT CLUB PRESENTS: The Rum Doodle Race ( ALL WOMEN) Saturday, August 23, 2014 This year’s “Women-Only” Rum Doodle Race will take place on August 23 in Seward on beautiful Resurrection Bay. This is your Notice of Race!!! Entrants Thus Far 1. S/V Tlingit ( Marcy Baker) 2. S/V Radiance ( Laurence Blakely) 3. […]
SEWARD, ALASKA – On Tuesday, Sept. 9, the Seward Friends of the Library and the Seward Art Council will co-host athlete, author, speaker, and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis. The program will be held at the Seward Community Library Museum at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Jennifer has logged more […]
Due to wasps nests on the playground equipments, the Parks Playground on Ballaine and Adams will be closed on 8/19/14 and possibly 8/20/14.
Congratulations to John E. Kennedy of New Palestine, IN, who won the 2014 Seward Silver Salmon Derby with his 17.67 salmon that he caught on the Got Fish in Cheval Narrows. A list of other winners is online on the Seward Chamber of Commerce website at http://www.seward.com/welcome-to-seward-alaska/signature-events/seward-silver-salmon-derby-august/.
Anchored serenely offshore of the busy Waterfront Campground, the impressive expedition yacht Dorothea III dwarfed the six-packs zooming back to the boat harbor with their silver salmon bounty. The 147′ vessel is on a spectacular world cruise from Australia to the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and Singapore. After visiting Alaska, it will go through the Panama Canal and […]
The “Moroccan Swim Around the World” team invites the community of Seward to join in a Beach Clean up on Thurs., Aug 14, 2014 from 5:30-7:00pm as we walk from the ALPAR Shack at Boulder Field, (near the convergence of 4th Ave., D. St. & Ballaine Blvd. ) to the SeaLife Center along the Waterfront Park. Gloves and garbage bags […]
John Kennedy of New Palestine, IN, is the current leader in the 2014 Seward Silver Salmon Derby. His 17.67 lb silver was caught on the Got Fish at Cheval Narrows. Carl Bergstrom (17.41 lb silver) is in second place and Eric Dubey (17.00 lb silver) is in third place.
On Day 2 of the 2014 Silver Salmon Derby, Kenneth Lester from Ferndale, WA, took the lead with his 16.8 lb silver salmon caught on the Rainisong in Driftwood Bay. Jim Corttell from Anchorage has moved down to second place.
August 9, 2014 – Jim Corttell from Anchorage Alaska is the current leader in the 2014 Seward Silver Salmon Derby after catching a 16.66 lb silver on the CoHo LoCo near Caines Head. Second place is held by Gene Duillo of Springfield, Missouri, with his 15.93 lb silver salmon. Emma Johnson of Anchorage, Alaska, is back and fishing to keep […]
It’s usually quite difficult to spy on COMMON RAVENS, much less get photos. They are wary and private, and do not tolerate paparazzi spying on their personal lives. By happy circumstance, while studying the raucous gulls at the NE Beach fish cleaning station, I found a family of oblivious RAVENS parading along the beach. The three youngsters looked disheveled, their […]
Baneberry berries are now shiny, bright red, and very attractive. These berries are not poisonous to wildlife, but just 2 to 3 berries can kill a child. Look for the cluster of berries sticking up from a 2 to 3 foot high plant growing in shady places in the forest, meadows, and moist slopes. Rarely, the berries are white and […]