Science

Putting the Turbine before The Grid

Putting the Turbine before The Grid

By Heidi Zemach for SCN Bringing wind energy to Seward moved a step closer to becoming a reality following Monday night’s Oct 11 Seward City Council meeting. The council approved an ordinance setting the framework for citing, constructing, and operating wind energy conversion systems as permitted secondary uses in the […]

Local Boy Raises Over $1,300 for ASLC

Local Boy Raises Over $1,300 for ASLC

Twelve year old Keefer Brown, of Wasilla, Alaska will present the Alaska SeaLife Center with a donation of over $1,300 which he has raised over the summer.    Dr. Ian Dutton, Alaska SeaLife Center President and CEO, will accept Keefer’s donation in a small ceremony on Saturday, September 18th at approximately […]

CIAA Board Votes to Rescue Troubled Hatchery

CIAA Board Votes to Rescue Troubled Hatchery

By Heidi Zemach for SCN The Trail Lakes Hatchery at Moose Pass will continue to maintain its salmon programs in their current configuration this year. Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association will try to keep the hatchery open while its director seeks a state loan to enable it to continue its programs. […]

Where Have All The Silvers Gone?

Where Have All The Silvers Gone?

By Heidi Zemach Go down to the beach in Seward, and look out over scenic Resurrection Bay. These days you’re more likely to see rainbows than the splashes of silvers jumping. And you won’t see too many fishermen casting for them either– except at the local snag hole. The most […]

ASLC Charting a New Course

ASLC Charting a New Course

  seal pups By Heidi Zemach  They’re charting a new course at the Alaska SeaLife Center, swimming against the current to survive the economic downturn, and seeking new ways to deal with the reality that there just aren’t enough visitors coming in the doors to keep the center afloat. For […]

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 […]