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

 
Indiana couple takes top derby prize

Indiana couple takes top derby prize

In their fourth Derby, John and Jerry Kennedy walked away with the Silver Salmon Derby grand prize of $10,000 with a 17.67 pounder. This win almost didn't happen though. "He said he wasn't going to...

Council work session tackles LP lagoon

The city council held a special work session Monday night to discuss the Lowell Point lagoon in order to ask questions of the city’s consultant engineer in a less informal environment and to allow ...

Primary Election Results

Seward/Lowell Point Precinct Results US Senator (ADL Ballot) Mark Begich: 167 William “Bill” Bryk: 4 Mark S. Fish: 1 Zachary A. Kile: 2 Scott A. Kohlhaas: 1 Vic Kohring: 12 Thom M. Walker: 8 US Senator (R Ballot) John M. Jaramillo: 8 Joe...

Two downtown historic buildings receive preservation grant

Councilwoman Iris Darling, owner of the Brown and Hawkins Building on Fourth Street, along with Tanguy Libbrecht, CEO of American Red Cross in Anchorage, are the recipients of historic preservation...

Senior storytellers release memoirs

Serendipity is defined as good fortune or luck. The Senior Center has experienced some of that. This week, the center received the first copies hot off the press of their book of memoirs, "Seward...

Four Presidential Service Awards presented

In 2003, President Obama established a program to recognize the service of volunteers across the country. That program has made it's way to Seward. The first recipients locally of the President's...

Spring Creek land transfer deal hits snag with city

The city of Seward and the state Department of Natural Resources Division of Law are at an impasse with regard to the title for the city land on which the Spring Creek Correctional Facility sits. The city says it can’t transfer clear title to the...

Local veterans receive Quilts of Valor

Last week, local veterans Doug Ferrel and DJ Harvey got quite a surprise. The veterans were honored with Quilts of Valor at a surprise gathering at Zudy's Cafe. Ferrel's wife, JoAnn, orchestrated a...

Historic Preservation Plan needs public input

The draft of the Seward Historic Preservation Plan is ready for public comment, something Historic Preservation Commission members say it wants and needs in order to perform its required duties. “The schedule was set, and we are on schedule,”...

Briefs – Aug. 21, 2014

Five to vie for city council seats The deadline for picking up city council seat election packets has come and gone. City Clerk Johanna Kinney confirms that candidates for the October election are Dale Butts, Ristine Casagranda, Marianna Keil and...

Russia's food ban to have far reaching impact

Seafood is by far Alaska’s top export and as it heads overseas, global politics play a big role in making sales sink or swim. That dynamic took center stage last week when Russia banned imports of...

LOG welcomes long time Alaska publisher

A few weeks ago, I wrote an editorial outlining the direction the Seward Phoenix LOG was taking. I admitted the newspaper had a rich but checkered history with ups and downs, a heyday and a not so heyday. To accomplish the newly-charted journey, we...

America's depression, Robin Williams, millions more

Robin Williams made us laugh but we’re not laughing now as we mourn his suicidal death. His tragic ending has placed a national spotlight on the seriousness of depression. In the midst of this heart wrenching tragedy maybe good will come as...

Sister city sending artists

After a 40 year relationship with Seward's sister city Obihiro, Japan, a new phrase of that sisterhood is about to about to begin. On September 6, a contingent of artists will arrive in Seward, take...

Historical Society to host Founders' Day event

There will be cake and light refreshments at next week’s celebration of Seward’s Founders’ Day – an annual event that recalls the establishment of a railroad town at the head of Resurrection Bay on Aug. 28, 1903. Resurrection Bay Historical...

Out & About - Aug. 21, 2014

Playground closing The Parks Playground on Ballaine and Adams will be closed on 8/19/14 and possibly 8/20/14 due to wasp nests inside the playground. If you have any questions call 224-4055. Chamber temporarily relocating Some of the Chamber...

'Captain's Mast' - Aug. 21, 2014

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. August 1 11:00Officer requested for civil standby on Z float . Officer...