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 By Heidi Zemach    Local    June 26, 2014

City addressing ADA requirements

The City of Seward, with an $87,000 contract with Harmon Construction Inc., recently completed work that makes getting around town easier for people with disabilities. The city repaired and replaced...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Outdoors    June 26, 2014

Kids raise their sails on Bear Lake

Captain Devin B. Putney, a Seward resident who runs the sailboat Lyric Charters, drives water taxis, and provides various other services captaining a variety of local vessels, has begun filling a new...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    June 12, 2014

Boating safety is her passion

Sue Lang will talk anybody's ear off about boating safety. It's her passion. Lang is the vice commander of the Seward Flotilla with the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and state chair of National Safe Boating...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    June 12, 2014

Da Vinci Camp takes flight

Seward Boys & Girls Club DaVinci Science and Art Camp blasted off to a high start last week. Day campers spent their first week learning about flying. This summer's focus is "Motion Commotion" and...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    June 5, 2014

Seward resident runs for governor

Longtime Seward resident Brad Snowden, former owner of Hotel Seward, has announced plans to challenge Gov. Sean Parnell in the Republican Party primary Aug. 19. Snowden said he will run for governor...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    June 5, 2014

Visitors shaken at fire department open house

The main attraction was the earthquake simulator that shook and rolled for the 35 visitors to a Seward Fire Department open house on Saturday. The Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Outdoors    May 29, 2014

Paddling at one with nature

Sixty residents, including this Seward Phoenix LOG reporter, recently took on the challenge of paddling from Lowell Point Beach to Tonsina Point and back. The 4-hour trips came about thanks to Wendy...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    May 22, 2014

SHS graduates Class of 2014

In an exuberant, sometimes tearful ceremony, 41 excited, nervous students graduated from Seward High School Tuesday night. Watching them, and oh so proud, were their friends, siblings, parents,...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Features    May 22, 2014

Cool tools make better lives

One of the round tables at the Seward Senior Center was covered with gadgets designed to help people see or hear more clearly, or even get a better grip on their paint brush. Maggie Cisco, a...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    May 15, 2014

Grants help enhance life in Seward

Correction: He Will Provide serves 150 families per week. Financial help is flowing again to help indigent residents get their prescriptions filled, provide temporary safe shelter to victims of...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Education    May 8, 2014

Field trip marks 20 years of marine science program

Eleven Seward area Connections homeschool students of all ages and their parents, and 18 Cook Inlet Academy third and fourth grade students, siblings, teachers and chaperones gathered in the main squa...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Education    May 8, 2014

Tyler credits SHS teacher for prestigious Stanford award

Tyler Scott Haddow, a 2009 Seward High School graduate attending Stanford University was recognized April 26 with the university's J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for Scholastic Achievement. All 25...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Arts    May 8, 2014

Locals enjoy art on Friday

The First Friday Art Walk, which took place May 2, was a successful affair, with more than 12 contributing businesses or venues, including several new ones. People filled the streets going from venue...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    May 1, 2014

Linville reflects on her years with local library

Patty Linville, Seward's head librarian for almost 16 years, is retiring May 23. She stayed on an extra year and a half after the new library/museum building opened to help it get established, and...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    May 1, 2014

Military group experiences climate change, Seward's off-season gumption

A select group of 18 high-ranking U.S. and international military officers and civilian industry fellows visited the Seward area April 17 and 18, and learned important things at a time that is usually shoulder-season. While in town, they explored...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    April 24, 2014

Pay stations proliferate in campgrounds

Spring has sprung in Seward, and daisies, crocuses and – wait a minute – credit card machines are popping up all over the campgrounds and the waterfront park. The new solar-powered wireless...

 

College classes now open for high school juniors

Seward High School juniors, as well as seniors will now be able to get a jump start on college by taking evening classes at the high school through the Kenai Peninsula College Resurrection Bay...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Arts    April 17, 2014

'Winter Bear' powerful message lifts taboo on suicide

With our community touched by four suicides in the past four months, Seward Prevention Coalition has invited a group that travels to rural areas across Alaska to present "The Winter Bear." It's a...

 

CIRI welcomes new executive chef to Seward

CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation is getting ready to reopen its Seward area lodges and dining establishments in time for the upcoming tourist season, May 16. CIRI has hired another experienced Alaska...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    April 10, 2014

Movie tax incentive debate comes to town

Seward continues to embrace the filming of independent feature film "Sugar Mountain" in the area, as it did years ago for the Christian movie "Christmas with a Capital C." During the six weeks of...

 

SHS students create mural

Those who enter Seward High School will henceforth pass beneath a beautiful mural featuring some of favorite native plants, fireweed, oyster mushrooms, blueberries, Devil's Club and Pushki, and two...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Features    April 3, 2014

Biographer calls Seward's Folly a myth

Except for a slight nod for the state holiday, Seward's Day, which was marked on Monday, March 31, most local residents probably know very little about William H. Seward, the influential U.S....

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    March 27, 2014

Prom dress price relief offered

The price of prom, if you're a female in high school, just got a little cheaper. The Seward High School Drama, Debate and Forensics team piloted a new fundraising tool for the team last week that...

 

Time and speed is of the essence

"There will probably be some beachfront that disappears, more than likely of a similar nature to the '64 quake. There may be infrastructure on that beachfront that disappears. There will also be...

 

Don't wait for the sirens

If you’re on or within a few city blocks of the Seward waterfront and the ground begins to shake violently, lasting 40 seconds or longer, drop everything and as quickly as you can get yourself to hi...

 

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