Outdoors

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 […]

NASH ROAD SPILL

NASH ROAD SPILL

Twenty Four, unmarked 55 gallon drums were discovered last week on City property.  Some of the barrels were tipped over and others were upright.  The location of the dumping took place at mile 3.3 of Nash Road on the west side of the road.  The contaminated materials may include used […]

Mrs. Zabala’s Blue Ribbon Recyclers

Mrs. Zabala’s Blue Ribbon Recyclers

Mrs. Zabala’s 3rd grade class took first place in a plastics recycling challenge sponsored by Alaska SeaLife Center AmeriCorps members. The competition, held among nine classrooms of Seward Elementary Students, kicked off at the end March. Five AmeriCorps members taught students the basics of recycling plastic and other recyclable materials, […]

Mrs. Zabala's Blue Ribbon Recyclers

Mrs. Zabala's Blue Ribbon Recyclers

Mrs. Zabala’s 3rd grade class took first place in a plastics recycling challenge sponsored by Alaska SeaLife Center AmeriCorps members. The competition, held among nine classrooms of Seward Elementary Students, kicked off at the end March. Five AmeriCorps members taught students the basics of recycling plastic and other recyclable materials, […]