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

 
Rumors true, thrift store coming

Rumors true, thrift store coming

Ask most people in Seward and they will tell you the one thing missing here is a thrift store. There's nothing better than a great deal. For most Sewardites, just finding a used chair can be a...

City to ask for help with sewage smell

For the second time in a week, a special session was called by the Seward City Council to delve into the odor problem caused by Seward’s sewage lagoon located in Lowell Point. Monday night’s meeting was called specifically to give the city...

Lagoon air quality testing results in

The results of hydrogen sulfide air testing are in and no trace of hydrogen sulfide was detected. The city council directed city administrators to engage White Environmental Consulting for a seven day period to see if the gas, which is widely...

SHS gets new athletic director

Al Plan has a plan. As the new athletic director for Seward High School, Plan wants to strengthen and support the athletic programs once he's had time to evaluate all the roles and responsibilities...

Quacker Jack is back!

That's right. Quacker Jack is back. He has a shiny new taxi and brand new ducks. A few weeks ago, local icon Jack Walganski was involved in a serious accident when he was T-boned on Nash Road. "They...

Healthy lifestyle promoted by Qutekcak Tribe

The Qutekcak Native Tribe decided years ago that it wanted to broaden it's outreach efforts, expanding from a sobriety based program to a healthy lifestyle program, said Scott Allen, tribal...

Researchers look into declining Chinook

More than 100 researchers and three dozen projects are underway to find clues as to why Alaska’s Chinook salmon production has declined since 2007. The ambitious effort marks the start of a...

KPBSD adopts new intruder policy

The KPBSD is making changes to the way schools will respond to armed intruders through ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training, an update to the emergency action plan, and implementation in schools. Training and collaboration...

Briefs – Aug. 28, 2014

Seward schools in need of substitutes Seward area schools are in need of more good substitutes! If you are interested in subbing as a teacher, aide, tutor, food service worker or custodian, please contact Randi Broyles at the Kenai Peninsula...

Middle School welcoming donations for school projects

We are off to a great year at Seward Middle School. What a fun and active group of kids. This year I would like to offer small prizes to my math students as a reward for having all their homework complete each week. I am hoping that some people or...

Lost Lake annual forest run draws big crowd

The annual Lost Lake Breath of Life Run took place Saturday, August 22 on an overcast day that did not deter running enthusiasts and athletes. This year, the top spot went to Ryan Beckett with a...

A deficit cure: Spend more money now

I’ve spent the past couple of months listening to political candidates in a variety of formats. I like most of them as people, but I am struck by how thin our political discourse can be. Consider the federal purse. Politicians are quick to zoom...

Ballot Measure 2 strikes the right balance for rural Alaska

I grew up in rural Alaska, surrounded by drugs and alcohol. I didn’t come from a troubled home or a broken community. Still, growing up in Eagle and Cordova, I encountered drugs and alcohol like many Alaskans do—frequently. In high school I...

Red doors and Indian smiles to grace gallery walls

The 40th Alaska Watercolor Juried Show has selected two of Seward's artists for its upcoming annual exhibition. This year it will show at the Blue Holloman Gallery in Anchorage with the opening night ...

Fingerpicking champion to perform

Only one person has ever won the world’s top competitions in both “fingerstyle” and “classical” guitar, the 1998 National Fingerpicking Champion and the Guitar Foundation of America International Classical Guitar Competition. That person,...

After School Program back, packed with fun

Come check out Seward Teen & Youth Center's After School Program for K-5th grades. ASP emphasizes cooperative play, sports, environmental science, outdoor play, creative arts, homework help,...

Out & About - Aug. 28, 2014

SeaLife Center virtual Wildlife Rescue Run ongoing So far this year, The ASLC has raised more than $5,000 towards its Wildlife Response Program. And you can help make this year’s Rescue Run an even bigger success by participating as a Virtual...

'Captain's Mast' - Aug. 28, 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 9 15:19 Alaska State Troopers requested an officer to the RV park behind...