The Seward Phoenix Log - News of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula since 1966

City scratches the surface on housing dilemmas

Seward city officials knew going into Monday’s work session on housing one of the points thrown on the table as a way to alleviate the city’s housing crunch would be the extension of the utility services. Unfortunately, the idea of extending...

Seward fighting to land new USCG ships

The City of Seward isn’t about to give up its connection to the United States Coast Guard without a fight. In fact, it intends to do whatever it can to extend its distinction of being a USCG community. “I don’t think it is a secret that we...

Council OKs extension of height restrictions in south harbor area

Members of the Seward City Council voted unanimously on Monday evening during their regular meeting to extend the maximum height level requirements to include the South Harbor Uplands section. With the extension, the maximum height for a building...

Thanks for the service ...

Seward Mayor Jean Bardarson (right) presents Bill Williamson with a certificate of thanks for his years of service on the Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area Board on Monday. Williamson...

'Blessing of the Fleet' kicks off opening weekend

A large number of local residents joined with several visitors at the Small Boat Harbor on Saturday afternoon to help usher in the summer season with the annual Blessing of the Fleet ceremony. In...

38 grads receive diplomas

The Seward High School alumni ranks grew by more than 35 on Tuesday when the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District staged its local commencement ceremonies. A total of 38 seniors received their...

2017 Mermaid Festival

The Seward Mermaid Festival was held this past weekend as a part of the annual harbor opening activities. The three-day event drew hundreds of visitors to the...

Lindquist, Kratz claim wins at Region III meet

Ruby Lindquist and Hunter Kratz both turned in eye-opening performances this past weekend and helped the Seward High School girls’ and boys’ track and field teams shine at the Region III Track and Field Meet. The Seward girls, back by three...

More than 100 youths turn out for annual Kids Fishing Day event

No matter how you look at it, the Annual Kids Fishing Day this past Saturday (May 20) at First Lake Park was an huge success. A record number of youngsters turned out for the free-fishing event. In...

OMG! I'm the little old guy from Pasadena

Truthfully, I have never been much of one for counting birthdays. Perhaps that is due to the fact that I have a hard time remembering dates, or maybe it is because I never thought I’d live to be this age so I didn’t pay attention. Whatever the...

Local youth selects name of July 4 parade

Thanks to Seward Elementary student Jesse Wagnor, award-winning pop star Katy Perry’s presence will be felt in the community over the July 4th weekend. Wagnor won the “Name the Parade” contest held by the chamber with his submission, “Like...

Award winner ...

Seward Mayor Jean Bardarson (right) presents Jacquelin Pels with the 2017 Historic Preservation Award during Monday's Seward City Council meeting. Now a resident of California, Pels has helped...

Halibut tournament set to begin June 1

The 11th Annual Seward Halibut Tournament is scheduled to begin next week. According to Seward of Chamber of Commerce officials, the tournament will begin at 6 a.m. on June 1 and run through 8 p.m. on June 30. Participants can purchase a one-day...

Captain's Mast

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. May 15 0402 - Parking warning left on vehicle at 5th Ave for parking against...

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