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Turn back the pages - April 21, 1977

Compiled by Julie Rosier Specking Resigns: Branson name submitted for Specking seat – The name of Margaret Branson, Cooper Landing resident, has been submitted to the governor as a replacement for Rep. Keith Specking. Specking is resigning his...

 

Turn back the pages - April 21, 1988

Compiled by Julie Rosier Sawmill to be buzzing in 1989 – Chugach Alaska Corporation‘s plans for a timber mill at the Seward Marine Industrial Center have been given a clear go ahead, according to CAC President and Chief Executive Officer Michael...

 

Turn back the pages - April 11, 1974

Compiled by Julie Rosier Water usage council topic – John Scribner, acting director of the Alaska Division of Water and Air Quality Control spoke Monday night in support of proposed action by the city to reduce what he termed “unusually high”...

 

Turn back the pages - April 9, 1987

Compiled by Julie Rosier In Anchorage... Expo ‘87 successful – It was a success! By all accounts a smashing success. According to Mayor Harry E. Gieseler it may have been the first time a small town in Alaska had made an all out effort to...

 

Turn back the pages - March 31, 1977

Compiled by Julie Rosier Oil impact topic of TV program about Seward – Under the bright lights of the Alaska Review video cameras, the City Council met March 29 to discuss the Teen Center, the sewage treatment plant, and other city business. Eric...

 

Turn back the pages - March 21, 1974

Compiled by Julie Rosier Talent show smash hit – People are still chuckling about it – They say it was the best talent show in years. Hosted by genial master of ceremonies Bob Mott, the program featured a zany good start with a group of very...

 

Turn back the pages - March 12, 1987

Compiled by Julie Rosier Kenai Fjords had visitors boom in 1986 – Although there are plans to build a tramway to Harding Ice Field, that particular construction project isn’t slated to start yet as the National Park Service has set aside...

 

Turn back the pages — March 6, 1975

Compiled by Julie Rosier This Week in City Hall – The Seward Advisory Harbor Commission met last week to present a proposed ordinance which would have increased present small boat moorage rates to $6 per foot of boat per year. The commission and...

 

Turn back the pages — Feb. 25, 1988

Postmaster will work with public – A petition circulated in protest of newly shortened postal service window hours was handed to Seward Postmaster Deane Nealson earlier this week. In response, she stated that she made the most objective decision...

 

Turn back the pages — Feb. 21, 1974

Compiled by Julie Rosier “Mini” pageant planned – Patricia Thorn informs the LOG that there will be a Miss Seward Scholarship “Mini-Pageant” this year, to be held March 1. It has been four years since a Miss Seward Pageant has been held...

 

Turn back the pages — Feb. 12, 1976

Compiled by Julie Rosier Quake shakes fixture loose at grade school — The shock generated by an earthquake in the Seward area registering 4.8 on the Richter Scale at 11:26 p.m. Feb. 4 sent a florescent lighting fixture at Seward Elementary School...

 

Turn back the pages — Feb. 9, 1989

Compiled by Julie Rosier Project developer touts “renter’s coalition” — A meeting Monday touted as intended to organize a renter’s coalition, turned out to be more of a developer’s presentation instead. Flyers announcing the meeting had...

 

Turn back the pages — Jan. 29, 1987

Compiled by Julie Rosier Prison opening delayed? — Governor Steve Cowper’s State of the State address to the 15th Legislature championed Alaska jobs for Alaskans, Alaska contracts for Alaska contractors and suppliers. Thus questions were raised...

 

Turn back the pages — Jan. 28, 1988

Compiled by Julie Rosier Polar Bear Jump-Off raises $8,492 — Every year, the buzzards return to Hinkley, Ohio, and the swallows return to San Juan Capistrano. And in a similar annual rite of passage, Resurrection Bay provided an icy baptismal...

 

Turn back the pages —Jan. 15, 1976

Compiled by Julie Rosier This Week in City Hall — United States Individual Income Tax Returns for 1975 have a new information block which is to be used to indicate place of residence. The information will be collected and used to update Bureau of...

 

Turn back the pages — Jan. 7, 1988

Compiled by Julie Rosier Seward only Boro community with sales growth — The City of Seward was the only community of the Kenai Peninsula to experience growth in the third quarter (1987), according to borough figures. Seward’s taxable sales grew...

 

2012 Year in Review, Part 1

Compiled by Julie Rosier The LOG looks back through the pages of 2012... January Jumpoff hits $2 million mark The Seward Polar Bear Jumpoff Festival raised over $173,000 for the American Cancer Societ...

 

2012 Year in Review, Part 2

April Town turns out to Choose Respect About 50 residents of Seward joined 123 other Alaska communities holding Choose Respect events March 29 to honor the survivors of domestic violence and sexual...

 

2012 Year in Review, Part 3

July Novakovich rules mountain King of the Mountain in 2012 is Matthew Novakovich. The 38-year-old runner from Anchorage finished the treacherous 3.5-mile course up and down 3,022-foot Mount Marathon...

 

Turn back the pages — Dec. 19, 1974

Compiled by Julie Rosier Promising Year Seen by L-P — 1975 promises to be a busy year for Louisiana-Pacific’s Kenai Lumber mill here in Seward, John Torgerson told the LOG Dec. 12 in an interview before he took off on another trip to the South...

 

Turn back the pages — Dec. 15, 1988

Compiled by Julie Rosier Sewardite to be named to ARR board — Santa came to Seward early this year, bringing a present from the governor in the form of a Seward appointee to the Alaska Railroad Corporations’s Board of Directors. David Ramser, Gov...

 

Turn back the pages — Dec. 9, 1976

Compiled by Julie Rosier Scenes for feature film about killer whale to be shot in Aialik — Orca Productions Cinematographer J. Barry Herron and a three-man crew left Seward Wednesday morning aboard Ken Michaelson’s dive boat Blueberry for a...

 

Turn back the pages — Nov. 30, 1989

Compiled by Julie Rosier City Council “swallows pride,” approves $200,000 loan from Veco — In a session marred by questions of conflict of interest, the Seward City Council Monday approved a plan to borrow $200,000 from oilfield industry giant...

 

Turn back the pages — Nov. 21, 1979

Compiled by Julie Rosier SFI to operate this winter — Fisherman and cannery workers are looking forward to a busy winter with tanner crab and scallop fisheries both experiencing a revival in this area. Seward Fisheries manager Don Hanson reported...

 

Turn back the pages — Nov. 19, 1987

Compiled by Julie Rosier Quake and threatened tsunami shakes Seward out of bed Monday night — The City of Seward and other Southeast coastal communities were awakened suddenly late Monday night by an earthquake rated “severe” by the Tsunami War...

 

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