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Icy screams for a good cause

Posted on January 22nd, 2010

The skies spit rain, snow slowly melted into puddles in 34-degree weather and a blustery wind raised goose bumps on scantily clad jumpers awaiting their turn to dive into frigid Resurrection Bay waters during the 2010 Polar Bear Jump-off.

Stimulus funds to budget railroad capital improvements

Posted on January 22nd, 2010

The Alaska Railroad Corp. will introduce proposed capital improvements in a series of open houses held throughout railbelt communities. Projects will be showcased in various stages, from conceptual planning to engineering and construction. Project managers will also be on-hand to discuss and answer program questions.

Oceans' breaking point is near, Cousteau says

Posted on January 22nd, 2010

The Alaska SeaLife Center's first Marine Gala took place Jan. 17 at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage, with over 500 men and women dressed to the max and ocean explorer and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau presenting a talk advocating ocean conservation.

Free communication boost for youths and parents

Posted on January 22nd, 2010

The Strengthening Families Workshop for Parents and Youth comes to Seward Jan. 26-March 9.

Dare to climb it?

Posted on January 22nd, 2010

Got guts?

Seward skiers kick it up in spandex

Posted on January 22nd, 2010

On Jan. 9 Seward hosted the annual Seward Invite for Nordic skiing at the Divide Ski Trails.

District school board highlights

Posted on January 22nd, 2010

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education met Jan. 11 in Soldotna for a regularly scheduled meeting to discuss the following items:

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council seeks public comment

Posted on January 20th, 2010

The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council recently announced the posting of a Notice of Intent (NOI) and the opening of a public comment period to supplement the council's existing Environmental Impact Statement.

Trail River Bridge January inspections

Posted on January 20th, 2010

The Department of Transportation Bridge Section's next inspection of the Trail River Bridge, located at milepost 25 of the Seward Highway, is scheduled between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22- Jan. 23. Loads greater than 30,000 pounds or wider than 12 feet will be restricted from crossing the Trail River Bridge during these inspection periods.

Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership meeting

Posted on January 20th, 2010

The first meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership is from 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Jan. 22, at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association Building in Kenai.

Deadline set for input on subsistence fishing rules

Posted on January 19th, 2010

The Federal Subsistence Board is accepting proposals through March 24 to change subsistence fishing regulations on federal public lands and waters in Alaska for the 2011-2013 regulatory years.

Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership gains recognition

Posted on January 18th, 2010

The Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership was approved as a recognized fish habitat partnership at a meeting of the National Fish Habitat Board on Friday January 15. KPFHP becomes the 15 regional fish habitat partnership in the U. S. and represents the third such partnership in Alaska.

Disaster declaration suggests bycatch decision will stand

Posted on January 15th, 2010

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke's long-awaited announcement declaring a fisheries disaster on the Yukon River suggests that he will not reject a decision by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council on king salmon bycatch.

Polar Bear Jump-Off events

Posted on January 14th, 2010

Thursday, Jan. 14

Counting the bold and cold

Posted on January 14th, 2010

Anchorage Sector U.S. Coast Guard

Rules of the jump

Posted on January 14th, 2010

Scared? Don't worry. Follow these tips from jumping veterans and your plunge will be as pleasant and delightful as any leap into 30 degree water.

Jumping gems

Posted on January 14th, 2010

Fun facts from previous jumps throughout the years

Lawsuit stirs Seward's coal dust anew

Posted on January 14th, 2010

Trustees for Alaska and the Alaska Chapter of the Sierra Club are headed to court in attempts to rectify Seward's coal dust problem.

Gov. Parnell declares Seward a disaster area

Posted on January 14th, 2010

Gov. Sean Parnell recently issued a Disaster Declaration for the City of Seward and Kenai Peninsula Borough.

NOAA extends beluga public comment period

Posted on January 14th, 2010

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that it's extending the public comment period on the proposed designation of critical habitat for the Cook Inlet Beluga whale by 30 days.

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