Outdoors

Sandhill Cranes!

Sandhill Cranes!

This misty moisty morning, When cloudy was the weather, I chanced to watch 300 cranes, All clothed in feathers. They began to whoop and holler, I began to grin, Welcome home! Happy spring! And welcome back again! (Apologies to the original Mother Goose nursery rhyme.) April 26, 2009 Happy birthday […]

Super Saturday Clean Up

Super Saturday Clean Up:  Saturday, May 9th, Parks and Recreation invites your families, class groups, churches, scouts, sports teams, agency, clubs or organizations to help beautify Seward! Compete for prizes in various categories for most litter and trash picked up. Pick up bags and register for the clean up at […]

Spring Scab

Spring Scab

By Justine Pechuzal Spring in calenders is always pretty: daffodils, cherry blossoms, girls in pastel dresses with ribbons, balmy skies, kites, baby kittens and shoots of green grass…When tromping through the streets and trails around Seward this time of year, an entirely different vision comes to mind: gravel, snow, ice, […]

BOX CREEK CANYON WORK SESSION

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a work session to discuss Box Canyon Creek flood issues. The work session will be held on Monday, April 20, 2009 at the Seaview Plaza Building, in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Annex Office, Suite 122 at 7:00 PM. The public is invited […]

Swan, Geese, Oystercatchers!

April 15, 2009 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 6:39 am, sunset 9:17 pm, length of day 16 hours, 38 minutes; tomorrow will be 5 minutes and 27 seconds longer. Weather: After a spring surprise of about 6” of new snow yesterday, today was benignly overcast and calm with temperatures […]

Cassin's Finch male and female

Cassin's Finch male and female

April 8, 2009 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 7:00 am, sunset 9:00 pm, length of day 14 hours even; tomorrow will be 5 minutes and 28 seconds longer. Weather: Temperatures finally inched into the 40s today, a beautiful spring day. Crocuses are up, poking through the snow if necessary. […]

Hunting and Trapping in City Limits???

Last year, the Seward Police Department received 163 bear calls. Among them were cases involving hunting with a bow and arrow in city limits, which was and unfortunately still is legal. In the October 2008 case, a bow hunter took a black bear in a residential neighborhood. At least one […]

Renewable Energy Opportunities for Alaska

Lecture by Chris Rose, Executive Director of REAP The Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) is Alaska’s first and only education and advocacy group for renewable energy. Seward and the Eastern Kenai Peninsula are considering a total of 6 hydro electric facilities (Lowell Creek, Fourth of July Creek, Grant Lake, Crescent […]

How many Cassin's Finches ARE there???

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 7:24 am, sunset 8:40 pm, length of day 13 hours, 16 minutes; tomorrow will be 5 minutes and 31 seconds longer. Weather: March slammed the door this week and grudgingly stomped away, tossing fresh snow hither and yon followed by […]

Go Green in your Pocketbook: Around the Home

Go Green in your Pocketbook: Around the Home

By Jen Ransom With just a few simple steps, you can make your home more environmentally friendly – and put a few bucks in your family’s piggy bank. Home Electronics Electronics take energy – including the kind that you have to put into your work day to pay for electricity […]

Ship Yard Violation Notice

Notice of violation for failure to use reasonable precautions to prevent fugitive particulate matter emissions and air pollution. The Department of Environmental Conservation to Seward Ship’s Drydock, Inc. seward.pdf

Common Ground

We all have specific events and experiences in our lives which greatly influence or even alter the course of our lives. For me personally, it was the Exxon Valdez oil spill and its aftermath that began opening my eyes to the many deficiencies in our regulatory system, and of the […]