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RBCA air study results released

The Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance, Community Action Against Toxins and Global Community Monitoring, released the results of their collaborative air quality testing study last week. The...

Jesse Lee transfer may finally happen

The long-awaited transfer of historic property from the City of Seward to the Friends of Jesse Lee Home non-profit is scheduled to take place Monday night in the city council chambers. A deal at least five years in the making could, however, be...

Board recommends BCVFD chief take leave

Monday night was a game changer in the close knit Bear Creek community. At a special called meeting, the Bear Creek Fire Service Board recommended a 90-day leave of absence for Bear Creek Fire Chief Mark Beals. This recommendation follows on the...

Bear Creek Fire Department's big day arrives

After a lot of lobbying, sweat, worry and work, the Bear Creek Fire Department was finally able to hold a grand opening to celebrate its new facility Saturday, July 19. Members of the Bear Creek...

Garden tour showcases Seward's summer finest

The Resurrection Bay Garden Club's summer garden tour drew more than 40 visitors this year. Members visited four unique community gardens. If you are interested in joining ...

VA health legislation fails to pass

U.S. Senator Mark Begich expressed frustration that the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) is still recovering from years of flat funding, during which the United States engaged in two wars that resulted in 1.4 million additional veterans, and...

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"I prefer to think of myself as the Jillian Michaels of dog sitting," Heidi Sinclair jokes as we begin what is her second hike of the day, up the Lost Lake trail. Sinclair is no stranger to trails in ...

Gender discussion entering the fish zone

It came as no surprise when the first price postings last week tanked for Bristol Bay sockeye salmon to $1.20 a pound, with an extra 15 cents for chilled fish. That compares to a base price of $1.50 ...

Sikuliaq sighting!

The Phoenix LOG's new friend and vessel photographer, Kenneth Borg, caught a glimpse of Sikuliaq ported in Cleveland this week! The research vessel is expected to arrive in Seward for a grand...

Try Harder!

The next big event in Seward is the Subway Tri-Harder-Thon Sat, July 26! Seward's Own Adventure Triathlon is a 5 Mile Kayak, 6.3 Mile Run & 18.6 Mile Bike. Starts at 9 a.m. on Kenai Lake at...

Big Marijuana. Big Mistake. Vote No on 2.

July 21, 2014 (Anchorage, Alaska): The Big Marijuana. Big Mistake. Vote No on 2 campaign enjoyed the opportunity to talk to the Anchorage business community about the impacts legalized marijuana would have on their companies and community. This...

Are we doomed to polarization?

We Americans are trapped in a political dilemma. We all like representative democracy, but we don’t much like the way it’s performing. The reason for this dissatisfaction is clear. Polls in recent years detail a polarized nation, divided both...

Inmate Deaths Hearing

It was a disappointment to only see Democrat legislators at the July 15 legislative briefing on inmate facilities in Alaska’s correctional facilities. Chaired by Sen. French, other attendees were Sen. Gardner, Reps. Josephson and Tarr. Rep. Tuck,...

Balto Film Festival looks for locals

Dorene Lorenz, president of the board of directors for the Friends of Jesse Lee Home non-profit, is also the brainchild behind the Balto Film Festival in Seward July 25-27. Following a 2013 successful festival, Lorenz added features this year to...

Derby Countdown!

Seward's own Kenny Blatchford took home the prize in the 1980 Salmon Derby. This year, the grand prize for a tagged fish is $50,000. The Derby runs Aug. 9-17 and is expected to draw hundreds of...

Seafest!

August 1-4 is the summer fun blockbuster sponsored by Alaska SeaLife Center. The Seafest kicks off with Friday, August 1, with the First Friday Art Walk featuring Kwangsook Schaefermeyer at the...

Out & About - July 24, 2014

Veteran support offered Disabled American Veterans Department. Service Officer Gerry Glover will be in Seward from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, July 28 at the Job Center, 809 Second. Gerry will be available to answer questions about VA entitlements...

'Captain's Mast' - July 24, 2014

The following is from the journals of the Seward Police Department. Those who have been arrested or summoned are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law. July 3 23:34 - Citations for speed and expired registration issued to Rachel...