Outdoors

The Green Beet: Driving Lesson

The Green Beet: Driving Lesson

By Jen Ransom When it comes to being environmentally friendly, convenience many times means more damage to the environment. There are exceptions; running a full dishwasher, for example, takes less water than hand washing. But much of the time if you want something done or in-hand quickly, it’s going to […]

Flying Red Salmon

Flying Red Salmon

The Latest from Niebrugge Images Photo Blog A Red Salmon trying to leap up a waterfall, Alaska. OK, here is another setup I have been attempting to fine tune this past week.  This is also captured by a remotely fired camera via a Pocket Wizard, along with a very wide […]

Young Moose

Young Moose

The Latest from Niebrugge Images Photo Blog A young moose feeds in a pond, Chugach National Forest, Alaska. I captured this a couple of nights ago, 15 minutes past 11 p.m.!

Red Salmon

Red Salmon

The Latest from Niebrugge Images Photo Blog An above and below water photo of Red Salmon, Chugach National Forest, near Seward, Alaska. I got out my remote setup for above / below water photos yesterday, it is pretty fun to play with! I have never used this setup in swift […]

Snow River Valley

Snow River Valley

The Latest from Niebrugge Images Photo Blog Snow River Valley, Chugach National Forest, Alaska. I captured this yesterday as a rain squall moved up the valley. Check out the fresh snow in the mountains – it usually begins looking like that in September, not June!

The Green Beet: Friends with Green Thumbs

The Green Beet: Friends with Green Thumbs

It’s the time of year I love: Gardening time. I’ve managed to start now three different gardens, four if you count the plot of carrots I attempted to grow in my neighbor’s garden in Seward when I was home for college. I don’t typically count that one, because I didn’t […]

Do we want to be under surveillance?

Resolution 2009-051 in the June 22 council packet is accepting 350,000.00 from Homeland Security to expand the security camera system in Seward. We currently have security cameras in the small boat harbor due to vandalism that has occurred there, but do we really need more? I strongly urge the city […]

Bear Watch

Bear Watch

Please write in with your bear sightings and we’ll add them to the map. Please include the address/location, time and date as well as brown or black bear notation. Photos if your quick enough, to sewardcitynews@gmail.com View Bear Sightings in a larger map These are some pictures of the bear […]

Alaska SeaLife Center Partners to Monitor Marine Invaders

Alaska SeaLife Center Partners to Monitor Marine Invaders

NEWS FROM THE ALASKA SEALIFE CENTER The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) recently received an Alaska Coastal Marine Resources Grant through the National Park Service Alaska Region to launch a marine non-indigenous species monitoring program in Resurrection Bay. The program also supports a complementary education curriculum. “Non-indigenous species” are plant or […]

Can you find the Mountain Goat?

Can you find the Mountain Goat?

The Latest from Niebrugge Images Photo Blog Can you find the Mountain Goat? Cataract Cove, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska. This in another photo from my time in Kenai Fjords National Park last week.  Can you spot the mountain goat?  It is amazing where these guys live!  Below is a […]

LILY LAKE PRESCRIBED FIRE PROJECT BEGINS JUNE 16, 2009

LILY LAKE PRESCRIBED FIRE PROJECT BEGINS JUNE 16, 2009

If favorable weather and fuel conditions persist, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is planning to continue implementation of the Lily Lake prescribed fire project on Tuesday (06/16/09) as a wet summer, prevented progress on the project last year. This project, which was initiated in 2003, is designed to reduce wildland […]

Seward Ship's Drydock- No Containment

Broken record here. Seward Ship’s Drydock continues to work without any containment. The ADEC required shielding screens were deployed when work was done on the Tempo Sea, but they are tattered and loose, utterly useless. There was nothing on the ground to prevent sandblast grit and paint from contaminating the […]

What the lands west of Seward hold

What the lands west of Seward hold

Or: Three friends, two spoons, and the United States largest ice field. By: Daniel Schieffelin The road from Seward to Homer is 168miles of beautiful vistas some overlooking Cook Inlet and at times giving views of volcanoes in the distance. The more direct route is across America’s largest ice field. […]

The Green Beet: Dining with Baby

The Green Beet: Dining with Baby

By Jen Ransom The other day I found myself with a bushel of bruised apples, still edible but not so appeasing to the sight. Not one to throw out food, I decided that I would make some baby-wise applesauce (sans sugar and cinnamon). Six cored and peeled apples, about three-quarters […]

Sporadic Bird Report: Spring!

Friday, May 15, 2009 Sunrise 5:17 am, sunset 10:31 pm, length of day 17 hours, 14 minutes; tomorrow will be 4 minutes and 41 seconds longer. Weather: After a week of enchantment and phenomenal temperatures soaring to 70º, Seward snapped back to normal with temps in the low 40s; pouty […]

The Backyard Report

The Backyard Report

by Justine Pechuzal The past few weeks have brought a mix of sunshine and grey, teasing us with one day of spring t-shirt weather and chilly fog the next. Though the weather isn’t consistent, time pays no heed and preps for the new season ahead. Even the elementary school is […]

KPC Course Announcement

KPC Course Announcement

Wildflowers and other plants in the Seward area offered by KPC’s Resurrection Bay Extension Site taught by Carol Griswold.  1 credit, intensive weekend, June 20 and 21 8:30am-5pm  A study of native plants, weeds, and wildflowers in the surrounding area with emphasis on their identification and place in the natural […]

By Jen Ransom It can be difficult to maneuver through our days making environmental choices in a way that benefits our own lives, the lives of our fellow human beings and the more-than-human world around us. And I am the first to admit that it’s pretty darn easy to not […]

Puffin Mascot Naming Contest

Puffin Mascot Naming Contest

Alaska SeaLife Center Announces Puffin Mascot Naming Contest The puffin has landed—but it’s still looking for a name. The Alaska SeaLife Center debuted its new puffin mascot at the Dena’ina Center on April 18th, and launched a contest to name the oversized seabird by May 13—just in time for Seward’s […]