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Iditarod racers ready to run

The dogs are always ready to run. Their humans and race organizers are almost ready for the start of the 44th Iditarod sled dog race from Anchorage to Nome on Saturday. The Seward area is represented...

 

Earthquake rattles Southcentral

It started with vibrating and progressed to shaking back and forth. It only lasted about a minute but it brought people all over Southcentral to alert. They awaited tsunami alarms which didn’t go...

 

Jumpers leap into Bay to raise cancer funds

Costumed people, 86 of them, leaped into the Bay Saturday to raise about $122,000 for the American Cancer Society. It was the annual Seward Polar Bear Jump-off, and the fun and fundraising went on...

 

Ore mill coming to East Peninsula

A custom hard rock mill is coming to the Seward Mining District. Ed and Ann Ellis of Diamond Gold Corp. plan to build the mill along the Seward Highway corridor – Cooper Landing, Crown Point or...

 

People ready to jump in Bay

Cancer support fundraiser is a weekend of fun Three days of fun and fundraising is planned for this weekend in Seward. It's Polar Bear Jumpoff weekend. Over 100 people who have collected pledges will...

 

Citizens of the Century: The Urbach Family

Every year The Seward Phoenix LOG seeks a person, club, organization or entity that shows, by their contributions, that they deserve recognition and a great big "thank you." The LOG honors people who...

 

Lowell Creek diversion in budgets

Funding for repairs on Lowell Creek Diversion Tunnel are included in the omnibus bill passed last week by the U.S. Congress. Partial funding for a study by the Army Corps of Engineers on alternatives...

 

Obama, Bear, Exit Glacier on TV tonight

While in Seward this fall, President Obama filmed an adventure TV show at Exit Glacier. That episode of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” airs tonight on NBC – 9 p.m. on KTUU. The two hiked in the Exit Glacier area, shot selfies and stopped at...

 

Seward's Christmas tree lit in Washington D.C.

The Lutz spruce cut near Seward in October and hauled across the country, was decorated and lit at the U.S. Capitol last week. A contingent of Alaskans attended the lighting ceremony on the west...

 

Eagle found dead under power line

From all appearances, an eagle died from a collision with an electric line on Sunday morning. It was about 8 a.m. when the lights browned out at her home at Sixth and Monroe, Carol Horner told The LOG...

 

Debate team turns it on in Anchorage

Seward High School's Debate, Drama and Forensic team competed over the weekend at the South Anchorage High School DDF Tournament. The Seahawks did well in events from the many categories. In DDF...

 

It's giving time

Generosity never goes out of style, and during the holidays opportunities to give are everywhere. Angel Tree For over 30 years the Angel Tree program has made sure all Seward and Moose Pass families...

 

Gratitude, giving and feasting

Seward has a tradition of giving and caring for one another. It goes on year round, but during the holidays we think more about it and shift into high gear with gratitude, giving and feasting. With focus on these traditions, the He Will Provide Food...

 

Veterans, military to be honored

U.S. veterans and active duty military will be honored at several events on Wednesday, Nov. 11. At the Seward Senior Center veterans will be honored with a ceremony at noon put on by American Legion Post 5. Lunch for veterans that day is compliments...

 

Tree felled, starts trip to nation's capitol

The spirit of Christmas came to Seward early this year. On Tuesday a consortium of groups came together to cut down the tree chosen for this year's U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. Following the cutting,...

 

Seward goes all out for Halloween

Seward will be full of Halloween fun this weekend. It started last week with the Pumpkin Prowl and a Family Masquerade Ball last weekend. Tonight the Port City Players dinner theater production at Chi...

 

Area tree heads to Capitol for Christmas

A little more national attention will be on Seward this year when the national Capitol is graced with a Christmas Tree from the Seward Ranger District of Chugach National Forest. The 74-foot Lutz...

 

USFS building sale in the works

The USDA Forest Service is asking for the public's comments on a plan to sell the Ranger District building and lot in downtown Seward. Selling the building is part of a plan to realign and enhance...

 

Bardarson reelected Seward mayor, borough voters repeal food sales tax

Editor's Note: The election results below are preliminary. Both the City of Seward and the Kenai Peninsula Borough will canvas the votes, count absentee and questioned votes and certify the elected la...

 

President Obama tours Seward

For the first time in nearly a century, the U.S. President visited Seward this week. President Barack Obama was on a three-day tour of Alaska this week with the purpose of emphasizing that climate...

 

President to visit Seward area, focus on climate change

President Barack Obama is coming to the Seward area next week. Few details of the visit have been released by the White House and the town is full of rumors and speculation. What we do know is that...

 

Bixby wins second Silver Salmon Derby

Jerry Bixby won his second Seward Silver Salmon Derby on Sunday with a 16.19-pounder. He turned the fish in just hours before the annual Derby ended at noon. Bixby, from Soldotna, took home $10,000...

 

Local election campaign underway

Candidates for the local elections to city and borough seats have filed to run in the Oct. 6 election. For City of Seward mayor incumbent Jean Bardarson will be running against Tim McDonald. The...

 

Time remains to catch Derby money fish

The 60th Seward Silver Salmon Derby is in full swing and there's still plenty of time to catch a big money coho. Kelly Landry of Kenai holds the number 1 position for the heaviest fish at press time w...

 

Salmon derby gets underway

For the 60th year running the Seward Silver Salmon Derby starts at 6 a.m. Saturday morning. This year the biggest fish brought in during the nine-day event will net $10,000. The second biggest fish...

 

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