Science

weather affecting the snowpack

weather affecting the snowpack

Many of our lives were put on hold late friday afternoon as mother nature shared with us our first big storm of the winter season. An avalanche crossed the Seward Highway near Mile 21.5 and closing the highway for about 24hrs. This 970mb low tracked into pws and the kenai […]

Seward Children Get Their Swine Flu Shots

Seward Children Get Their Swine Flu Shots

By Heidi Zemach for SCN   (Photos: Jordan Sewell gets a shot,  while Alexa Rose Knapp gets a nasal dose) About 182 pre-school and elementary school students bravely got their H1N1 “Swine Flu” inoculations at Seward Elementary School library Wednesday morning, with the help of 20 volunteers. The volunteers included nurses, […]

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News A female, 23 lb trumpeter swan, a media darling of sorts for having survived being shot with a training arrow on Tern Lake in late August, is back at the Alaska SeaLife Center awaiting transport later this week to the Northwest Wildfowl Farm […]

RCA VOTES TO ADOPT NET METERING REGULATIONS

At a public meeting held on October 14, 2009, the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (Commission) voted to adopt new regulations establishing net metering requirements for economically regulated utilities. Net metering serves as an important incentive for consumer investment in renewable energy generation. It allows a customer of an economically regulated […]

Town Hall Meeting on Flouridation

Town Hall Meeting on Flouridation

Fluoride issues aired at public hearing at city council By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News Some 20 local residents attended a public hearing before the Seward City Council Monday, July 29th about the pros and cons of fluoridating the city’s water supply. An advisory proposition will be on the […]

Alaska Harbor Observing Network

Alaska Harbor Observing Network

ASLC and UAA (Dr. Orson Smith, Chair of the civil Engineering Department) were funded through the Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) to develop and deploy the prototype sensor infrastructure for what we hope will become the Alaska Harbor Observing Network (AHON).  Last week we completed installation of the prototype system […]

Energy and Seward

There is still a Preliminary Permit Application on file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a coal-fired power plant in Seward held by Tiqun Energy which is owned by Marc Marlow and Randy Hobbs. The RR did deny the developers proposed lease of RR land for this project several […]

Harbor Observation Station

Alaska SeaLife Center and Partners Launch Harbor Observation Station First in planned network will provide useful information for harbormaster, mariners Installation began this week on the first of what scientists hope will be a statewide network of stations that collect data on atmospheric and ocean conditions near Alaska’s harbors. The […]

Survey Respondents Favor New Library Museum

Survey Respondents Favor New Library Museum

Nine out of 10 respondents participating in a recent telephone survey indicated they agreed that Seward needs a new library museum facility. “We consider this level of agreement to be very high,” said Donna Logan of the McDowell Group, an Alaska research firm that contacted 208 randomly selected Seward voters […]

Scholarships for Summer Camp Available

Two full scholarships for Seward and Moose Pass students, grades 6th to 11th, to attend science and engineering camp at UAA, are available. See www.seekalaska.org for more information and application. Deadline to apply for scholarship is 22 May 2009.  These scholarships are possible through the support of the Seward Community Foundation, […]

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 […]

Thanks, Alaskans!

Thanks, Alaskans!

The Alaska SeaLife Center would like to thank Alaskans for making our 10th anniversary a great year. After ten years building a solid foundation for our science, rehabilitation, and education programs, the SeaLife Center is now poised to help the community and decision makers better understand the health of our […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

Iridology: How the Eyes Reveal Your Health and Your Personality -by Dorothy Hall   The eyes have it…… … an astounding key to understanding your health, emotional state and even your basic personality. Every part of the body, Dorothy Hall demonstrates, relates to a specific area of the iris, the […]

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 […]

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 […]