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 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    April 24, 2014

Crews ready AVEC boats for season

Three Alaska Village Electric Cooperative vessels spent the cooler part of the winter pulled up on a Seward beach for inspections and maintenance. The Thursday relaunch of the tug M/V Naniq from...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    April 24, 2014

Visitors come early

A group from the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy visited the Seward area last week for background on their studies into how climate change affects national...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    April 17, 2014

City paving, sewage projects delayed

Lowell Point residents told the Seward City Council that they don’t want any dredging work performed at the city’s wastewater treatment lagoon located in the small community. Terry Arnold and Sue...

 

With numbers down, schools forge ahead

With a projected drought of teenagers passing through Seward's Middle and High schools, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and local administrators are looking to maintain and extend the...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    April 17, 2014

DVD history by Sewardites debuts

On short notice, and with limited fanfare, a surprisingly large crowd of Sewardites turned out to preview a series of educational videos about the history of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula. The episodes...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    April 17, 2014

Providence brings state of art to Seward

Sara McDonald has been radiology supervisor at Providence Seward for almost 7 years. Since her move to the Seward area in 2006, she has capitalized on experience gained during her previous experience...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    April 10, 2014

Boro Assembly meets in Seward

When the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly makes its annual sojourn to Seward next week, the agenda will be light with many items presently slated to be passed on by consent. The April 15 meeting will feature public hearings for two ordinances. The...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    April 10, 2014

Opportunity knocks at AVTEC job fair

Norm Casagranda of Seward's Job Center says that while 49 presenters set up their stations at Monday's annual job fair, the number of job seekers remained relatively constant from last year's numbers....

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    April 10, 2014

Couple's postal dues paid

Marcia Shea and Jerry Nassen, the pair postmasters from Moose Pass and Seward, spent their last official days behind their respective counters last month. One rural and one small town postmaster, who...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    April 10, 2014

Fur ball feeds shelter kitty

Someone brought out the pig to lead the pet walk at the second annual Cause for Paws day of fund raising events on March 29. In its second year, the pet walk proved to be a popular activity and the...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    April 3, 2014

Earthquake drill tests Seward response

A statewide test of emergency and disaster response capability on March 27 performed one of its objectives admirably. According to local controller Dave Squires and key participant Sue McClure it...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    April 3, 2014

New clinic director heeds call

After spending the weekend with new Seward Community Health Center Executive Director Patrick Linton, interim director Sharon Montagnino was on a red-eye flight out of Alaska. But Linton wasn't left...

 

Local school staff excels

SMS principal's time is filled With his schedule revolving largely around reconfiguring Seward Middle School for the incoming sixth grade, principal Jason Bickling doesn't think that he'll find much...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    April 3, 2014

Seward comes together for 50th earthquake anniversary

Patricia Linville, Seward Community Library Museum director, welcomed an overflow crowd to the library's community room Thursday for a commemoration and retrospective of the 1964 Alaska Earthquake...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    March 27, 2014

City cashes $20 million check

The Seward City Council voted Monday to bank a $10 million State of Alaska legislative grant and $10 million from a state transportation bond. The council also authorized the city manager to spend...

 

1964 quake moved land and sea

On a March day 50 years ago, right around dinner time, Seward was struck by the largest earthquake in North America's recorded history. In broader terms, it was the second largest earthquake ever...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    March 20, 2014

Sewardite named to lead Spring Creek

The Alaska Department of Corrections on Feb. 28 named Sewardite Clare Sullivan as the new superintendent of Seward's Spring Creek Correctional Center. The appointment of Sullivan from within the...

 

Rough and tumble Iditarod is over

Dan Seavey rolled into Seward on Monday, back from probably the most extreme Iditarod he's ever seen. "Wasn't that wild," he said, marvelling at the stunning upset in the final stretch. He says son...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    March 20, 2014

Flood board proposes to tax and spend

After almost 11 years of existence, the Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area board is preparing to move from reaction to action with a slate of projects funded largely by a recent State of Alaska $1...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    March 13, 2014

AVTEC director suddenly retires

AVTEC Director Fred Esposito decided to retire last week after 17 years with the vocational education institution. Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Dianne Blumer immed...

 

Seward rolls out mat for wrestlers

Over 500 wrestlers engaged in more than 900 matches as Seward High School was filled to capacity by youths and their families from all over Southcentral Alaska. Marathon Wrestling Club coach Art...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    March 13, 2014

Fish proposals seek new limits

According to Seward Fish & Game Advisory Committee members and charter industry veterans gathered together for a meeting of the committee last week, the Seward area can expect more traffic on...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    March 13, 2014

Clinic opens light on staff

After opening its doors for the first time on Monday, the new Seward Community Health Clinic is close to hiring a permanent executive director, says interim executive director Sharon Montagnino. Two...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    March 13, 2014

Seward firefighters honor service at banquet

Mike McHone won the firefighter of the year award at the Seward Volunteer Fire Department's annual Fire Banquet, on Saturday at the Seward Military Resort's Seabolt Hall. The capacity crowd, which...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    March 6, 2014

City adopts animal shelter

New police uniforms and a shiny, fully decked out sport utility vehicle go with the territory as former animal control contractor Shelli McDowell marks out a new year as a sworn officer of the paw....

 

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