Outdoors

Puffin Paintings on SALE

Puffin Paintings on SALE

One-of-a-kind paintings created by the Alaska SeaLife Center’s avian artists are on sale for the holiday season! Normally $150, these unique works of art are priced at $100* through December 24th! Each painting comes framed with an inset puffin photograph, and includes a biography of the artist. For more information […]

Seward Sporadic Bird Report: Blackbirds

Seward Sporadic Bird Report: Blackbirds

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 9:14 am, sunset 6:07 pm, length of day 8 hours, 52 minutes; tomorrow will be 5 minutes and 15 seconds shorter. Weather: Cold at 19º this morning, warming to a pleasant 34º with snow-laden clouds gathering by late afternoon. The […]

Urgent Cat Homes Needed

Urgent Cat Homes Needed

The Seward Animal Shelter is experiencing a maximum capacity of cats at the shelter.  We typically do not have to euthanize for space purposes, but it is not looking good…. If you or anyone you know has been considering adopting a new feline friend- Now is the time!! Don’t delay […]

Dutton Joins Alaska SeaLife Center as New CEO

Dutton Joins Alaska SeaLife Center as New CEO

Seward, AK – September 15, 2008 – Dr. Ian Dutton has been appointed as the new president and CEO of the Alaska SeaLife Center. An Alaska resident, Dr. Dutton has more than 25 years experience in marine science and conservation. He joins the Center from The Nature Conservancy where he […]

Bear Glacier Outburst Flood Surprises Local Kayakers

Local kayak guides were suprised when water in front of Bear Glacier south of Seward suddenly rose at least 5 feet in mid August.  An overflight of the area found a drained lake on the northeast side of the glacier.  Full details are found in the press release at: http://www.nps.gov/kefj/parknews/bear-glacier-outburst-flood.htm […]

A Sense of Place: A Seward Column

It is a world within us, a world away. The wild places that haunt the tamed are closer here than many others. Enough sometimes that a walk up painted mountains east draws ties to ice unimaginable. We are connected much more than we can see. More than most will ever […]

Net Metering

The Regulatory Commission of Alaska is accepting public comments for “net metering.” Net metering is an electricity policy for consumers who own, generally small, renewable energy facilities, such as wind or solar power. “Net”, in this context, is used in the sense of meaning “what remains after deductions” — in […]

July 23, 2008 Seward Sporadic Bird Report

July 23, 2008 Seward Sporadic Bird Report

July 23, 2008 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 5:18 am, sunset 10:48 pm, length of day 17 hours, 30 minutes; tomorrow will be 4 minutes and 28 seconds shorter. Weather: A light misty rain, low gray clouds with temperatures hovering in the upper 40s. The air is perfumed with […]

Harding Icefield Trail Report July 11, 2008

Harding Icefield Trail Report July 11, 2008

It’s finally looking like summer on the Harding Icefield Trail! The lower reaches of the trail are snow-free and the meltwater is drying up. Wildflowers are blooming and the birds are singing. This week several hikers were treated to the sights and frolics of a mother black bear with a […]

Seward Ranger District Campfire Programs

The Seward Ranger District (SRD) of the Chugach National Forest (CNF) has education and interpretation programs.  Two visitor services or interpretive rangers work with the Vantastic Program.  Services provided through this program include a mobile environmental education interpretation display, event visits, and Saturday evening campfire programs.  Saturday evening campfire programs […]