Outdoors

Seward gets a new warning system

Seward gets a new warning system

By Russell Stigall For Seward City News KENAI PENINSULA – Warnings are a hoot. Actually they’re one long, steady hoot followed by a man’s voice giving the facts and actions one should follow to avoid danger. By way of Kenai Peninsula Borough resolution and funding, Chicago-based Federal Signal has installed […]

Electric bills spike when Seward is cut off

December 13, 2007 To the City Council, City Manager Phillip Oates, Assistant City Manager Kirsten Vesel, City Clerk Jean Lewis, and staff, Due to natural gas shortages, Chugach Electric cut Seward off twice in December, forcing the city to run its diesel generators. I understand that this can happen any […]

Coast Guard & Responsible Industry

Our mission as a community in regards to this situation should be to investigate why this industrial operation has failed. We need to develop synergies between local municipalities and governmental regulatory agencies such as the EPA and DEC so that they no longer work in organizational isolation and we need […]

Coast Guard & Responsible Industry

Our mission as a community in regards to this situation should be to investigate why this industrial operation has failed. We need to develop synergies between local municipalities and governmental regulatory agencies such as the EPA and DEC so that they no longer work in organizational isolation and we need […]

Seward Ships Drydock. Violation three.

Seward Ships Drydock. Violation three.

By Russell Stigall For the Seward City News SEWARD – It’s a dusty road ahead for Jim Pruitt’s Resurrection Bay shipyard. Seward Ships Drydock recently earned another Department of Environmental Conservation Notice of Violation for fugitive dust, its third. DEC Air Quality division issued Seward Ships the latest violation earlier […]

Sporadic Bird Report: Short-eared Owls!

Monday, November 19, 2007 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 9:06 am, sunset 4:19 pm, length of day 7 hours, 12 minutes; tomorrow will be 4 minutes and 25 seconds shorter. Weather: Calm! 27º Clear skies at dawn, allowing a peek at Venus and Saturn to the south, becoming cloudy […]

Sporadic Bird Report: Snipe!

Snipe! Sunday, November 18, 2007 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 9:04 am, sunset 4:21 pm, length of day 7 hours, 17 minutes; tomorrow will be 4 minutes and 28 seconds shorter. Weather: 29º, overcast, threatening snow; brisk 25 mph north wind, gusting to 50 mph by the bay. Today […]

Exit Glacier Update

Exit Glacier Road is closed to motor vehicle traffic and is snowcovered from Box Canyon Bridge to Exit Glacier. Current snowcover at the glacier is between 12-18 inches. While the Exit Glacier road is open to snowmachines, all other areas of the park are currently closed to snowmachine use. When […]

Sporadic Bird Report: Cedar Waxwings

November 9, 2007 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 8:41 am, sunset 4:41 pm, length of day 7 hours, 59 minutes; tomorrow will be 4 minutes and 48 seconds shorter. Weather: Gray skies, 30s; rain mixed with snow, sleet for variety; high winds alternating with calm. Cedar Waxwings! Once again, […]

Update Snow River Glacier Dam

RIVER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK 1000 AM AST WED NOV 7 2007 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A RIVER STATEMENT FOR THE KENAI RIVER DUE TO THE RELEASE OF THE SNOW GLACIER DAMMED LAKE – – NO FLOODING IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

Seward Sporadic Bird Report: Bohemian Waxwings

Sunday, November 4, 2007 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 8:28 am, Alaska Standard Time, sunset 4:53 pm, length of day 9 hours, 57 minutes; tomorrow will be 5 minutes and 6 seconds shorter. Weather: Carpe Diem! Around here, you really have to grab the good weather before the “spots […]

Sporadic Bird Report: Hummer Shrike

October 15, 2007 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 8:37 am, sunset 6:48 pm, length of day 10 hours, 11 minutes; tomorrow will be 5 minutes and 23 seconds shorter. Weather: Last week dished out the first days of cold, clear, windy weather that partially froze the salt marsh pond […]