Outdoors

Aurora is space weather made visible. Photo by Ned Rozell.

Space Weather: Havoc Caused by the Sun

by Ned Rozell- Space weather affects snowplow drivers carving through Thompson Pass in a whiteout, Iowa farmers dropping seeds of corn, and wedding planners who release white doves during the ceremony. These and other customers subscribe to daily forecasts from the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colorado. Rodney […]

2018 SHS Nordic Ski Team: Coach Luke Rosier, Maggie Adkins, Emma Moore, Sadie Lindquist, Cody Bryden, Ruby Lindquist, Egor Sturdy, & Sam Paperman

SHS Nordic Ski Team

The following article was written by Seward High School senior Ruby Lindquist. To view additional skiing pictures and for more high school news, please visit https://shstoday.org/ SHS nordic ski team of eight prepares for practice after school every afternoon, decked out in all their warmest layers. With only regions and state […]

Travis Beals competing in the Willow 300. Photo courtesy of Julia Redington.

Travis Beals and Sarah Stokey Race into 2018

by Justine Pechuzal for Seward City News- Winter for Alaskan recreationalists is a special time for skiing, snow machining, ice skating, or, if you’re a serious dog musher, racing.  Travis Beals and Sarah Stokey of Seward’s Turning Heads Kennel are no exception.   Most recently, both mushers completed the Tustamena […]

All Kenai Refuge Open for Snowmachining

All Kenai Refuge Open for Snowmachining

Refuge Manager Andy Loranger today announced the opening of all areas of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge traditionally open to snowmachine use effective immediately. Areas always closed to snowmachine use include the Headquarters area on Ski Hill Road, Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area (except Hidden, Kelly, Petersen and Engineer lakes are […]

Tsunami Warning after Magnitude 8.0 Earthquake shakes up Alaska

At 12:31AM this morning, an 8.0 earthquake centered 175 miles Southeast of Kodiak, shook up South Central Alaska. More information and a map can be found at the U.S. Tsunami Warning Center here: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us2000cmy3#executive   Tsunami Warning A tsunami Warning is now in effect which includes the coastal areas of British […]

An American dipper on the Sanctuary River in Denali National Park. Photo by Ned Rozell.

Dippers Swim Alaska Rivers Throughout Winter

by Ned Rozell- On the upper Chena River in the heart of a cold winter, a songbird appeared on a gravel bar next to gurgling water that somehow remained unfrozen in 20-below zero air. Then the bird jumped in, disappeared underwater, and popped up a few feet upstream. The bird […]

Porcupine Caribou Herd Grows to Record High Numbers

Porcupine Caribou Herd Grows to Record High Numbers

(Fairbanks) — A July 2017 photocensus shows the Porcupine caribou herd has grown to an estimated 218,000 animals, a record high since population monitoring of the herd first began in the 1970s. “Caribou were aggregated well for the survey and we accounted for all of the radiocollared animals in the […]