Outdoors

Black Bears in the River

Black Bears in the River

This black bear we saw on our holidays in Seward on August 16, 2009 at 8.00 p.m.  We saw the black bear in de river when we crossed the second bridge on the Seward Highway towards the city centre, for us at the right hand site. The bear came out […]

The Green Beet: Flower Power

The Green Beet: Flower Power

By Jen Ransom Most are familiar with the old saying “patience is a virtue”. When it comes to my flower garden, the waiting has paid off.  A friend with a spectacular perennial garden promised last year that when her plants began to crowd, I could come and help her separate […]

Private Alaska Photo Tour

Private Alaska Photo Tour

The Latest from Niebrugge Images Photo Blog A portion of a pod of ten orcas spotted during our tour last week in Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska. Nice timing – after going three years with regular updates to this blog, I missed this entire past week!  Now I can explain. […]

Floodplain Development Permitting Day

The Kenai Peninsula Borough will be hosting a permitting information day.    Purpose of this gathering will to give landowners  interested in doing projects on their property an opportunity to work with permitting agencies. Staff will help determine if an agency permit is necessary, assist in application writing and provide information […]

Coastal Cleanup Series

Coastal Cleanup Series

RBCA Thanks All the Volunteers and Sponsors for its 2009 Coastal Cleanup Series Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance (RBCA) recently wrapped up its 2009 coastal cleanup season with a group of twelve volunteers to Porcupine Cove and Driftwood Bay.  This was the third in a series of three weekends this summer […]

Trash Reminder

Trash Reminder

The Seward Police Department wants to remind people of the laws regarding residential refuse disposal and storage: City Municipal Ordinances 14.05.025 – Use of containers and placement (a) Every person occupying a building in the city shall provide containers suitable for collections of refuse. 14.05.035 – Container racks. Containers or […]

Mt. Marathon Bowl

Mt. Marathon Bowl

The Latest from Niebrugge Images Photo Blog The Bowl, Mt Marathon, Seward, Alaska. The trail locally know as the “Mt Marathon trail to the bowl” has really become popular in recent years and for good reason – it rocks! The trail begins in Seward at 1st avenue and Monroe, just […]

A Sense of Place:  A Seward Column

A Sense of Place: A Seward Column

Lately, I dream of winter.  Like a distant now but once pressed close, warm and coursing body – it is the memory of the flame in the cold, dead night that makes it colder still.  A covering of dreams for which no sheltering night still lives.  But leave it to […]

Flood Closures

Flood Closures

[Admin’s Note: please feel free to comment in on conditions in your area. Pictures can be emailed to sewardcitynews@gmail.com] [9:32am] Lowell Point Road will be closed immediately by the waterfall bridge because of damage from the heavy rains. Crews are being put in place to begin work this morning to […]

Town Hall Meeting on Flouridation

Town Hall Meeting on Flouridation

Fluoride issues aired at public hearing at city council By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News Some 20 local residents attended a public hearing before the Seward City Council Monday, July 29th about the pros and cons of fluoridating the city’s water supply. An advisory proposition will be on the […]

Humpback Whale Tail

Humpback Whale Tail

The Latest from Niebrugge Images Photo Blog Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska. This was one of two whales who put on an amazing show for us last week. When they weren’t breaching, they were swinging their tails back and forth throwing lots of water around! It was awesome! We have […]

Alaska Harbor Observing Network

Alaska Harbor Observing Network

ASLC and UAA (Dr. Orson Smith, Chair of the civil Engineering Department) were funded through the Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) to develop and deploy the prototype sensor infrastructure for what we hope will become the Alaska Harbor Observing Network (AHON).  Last week we completed installation of the prototype system […]

Breaching Humpback Whale

Breaching Humpback Whale

The Latest from Niebrugge Images Photo Blog Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska. I know it is late to be posting to the blog tonight, but I just got in from a wonderful overnight trip to Northwestern Fjord in Kenai Fjords National Park, and was excited to share this photo. What […]

Coyote

Coyote

Coyote, Chugach National Forest, Alaska. I spotted and photographed this coyote last night – I think it was the same one I often spotted while skiing last winter. Shortly after finding him, the coyote found a spruce grouse family with very small chicks. The mother spruce grouse did an amazing […]

Harbor Observation Station

Alaska SeaLife Center and Partners Launch Harbor Observation Station First in planned network will provide useful information for harbormaster, mariners Installation began this week on the first of what scientists hope will be a statewide network of stations that collect data on atmospheric and ocean conditions near Alaska’s harbors. The […]

Healthy Living – Bike Fit Basics

Brought to you by Lidia T. Petersen D.C., Progressive Chiropractic. Whether you ride on the bike path along Seward Highway, along the waterfront down Ballaine, or on the trails at Lost Lake, it’s  important  to pay close attention  to how your bicycle fits your body. A properly fitted bike will  […]

Seward Black Bear Burglar Shot by Town Police

Seward Black Bear Burglar Shot by Town Police

Seward Black Bear Burglar Shot by Town Police By Heidi Zemach A five-and-a-half foot female black bear, just under 200 pounds, was located and killed by Seward City Police Wednesday afternoon after it brazenly entered a residence on Dora Way in the middle of the afternoon. The bear apparently had […]