Science

Volunteer Citizen Scientists Needed!

Citizen’s Environmental Monitoring Program (CEMP) What is CEMP and what does it do? CEMP is a citizen science water quality monitoring program, where trained volunteers conduct professional-level water testing. There are currently CEMPs in Homer, Anchorage, Wasilla, and throughout the Lower 48. Seward area volunteers monitor anadromous (salmon spawning) stream […]

KMTA NHA Meetings

Moose Pass and East Peninsula Neighbors, I am inviting you to Moose Pass on April 7th, for the introduction of the “Kenai Mountain Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area”. This Heritage Area is essentially the Seward Highway from Seward to Anchorage. The National Heritage program works to preserve the historical record […]

City Council Addresses Coal Issues

City Council Addresses Coal Issues

(Heidi Zemach for Seward City News) Coal dominated the Seward City Council meeting Monday, Jan 25th, as nearby, coal-filled trains pulled up to the Seward waterfront coal transfer facility, steadily growing a 90,000 ton-plus coal pile as it was loaded onto a waiting ship. The council unanimously agreed to undertake […]

The Kenai Watershed Forum (KWF) is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to maintaining the health of the watersheds on the Kenai Peninsula. KWF is recognized as the regional watershed organization of the Kenai Peninsula. KWF is building strong Seward relationships and is working on several projects in the local Seward […]

The Kenai Watershed Forum (KWF) is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to maintaining the health of the watersheds on the Kenai Peninsula. KWF is recognized as the regional watershed organization of the Kenai Peninsula, successfully identifying and addressing the needs of the region by providing high quality education, restoration, and […]

November 2009 Weather Summary

November 2009 Weather Summary

Weather Summary from the Kenai Fjords National Park Service November was a great month to give thanks:  to the snowplow operators on Thanksgiving weekend, for good ice skating in the middle of the month, for some wonderful snow conditions late in the month, and for the late (but not really […]

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 […]