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

 
Score! 56-0!

Breakwater rock contract approved

One more step in the construction of the Seward Marine Industrial Center is about to take place. The City Council approved a contract between the city and Orion Marine Contractors, Inc., with...

Clean Water Act ruling overturned

The Alaska Chapter of the Sierra Club and Alaska Community Action on Toxics are celebrating a victory after the Ninth Circuit Court overturned a lower district court ruling last week on allegations...

What's coal got to do with it?

In 2009, at the urging of Seward resident and Sierra Club working member Russ Maddox, the environmental group Alaska Community Action on Toxics began a crusade to address coal dust and what they felt was unhealthy air quality at the Seward Coal...

Community transportation plan gets grant boost

Last week the USDA officially approved a grant that will assist multiple agencies in Seward in the implementation of a coordinated transportation plan. The plan has been in the works for almost two years, said Dana Paperman, executive director of...

Assembly appropriates funds, accepts grants

Our Sept. 2 meeting was dominated by ordinances (11) accepting and appropriating grants from the state totaling over $6 million. All were passed by unanimous consent, including $500,000 for the...

City council approves contract for lagoon dredging

There was movement toward resolution of the sewage lagoon problems at Lowell Point when the city council voted Monday to sign off on a contract for sludge removal with Merrell Bros. Inc. The contract is for almost $4 million, the lowest bid...

Vanta Shafer honored for a life well lived

The weekly Chamber lunch was not an ordinary lunch last week. Special tribute was paid to the late Vanta Shafer for her contribution to the City of Seward. Her husband, Bob Shafer, was presented...

Red Cross urges emergency preparedness

Disasters can strike at any time, and the American Red Cross of Alaska, encourages everyone to take the first step during National Preparedness Month and join America’s PrepareAthon, creating a disaster plan for their household that can help keep...

Sullivan cancels appearance at fisheries debate

“Surprised and disappointed” was the reaction by Sen. Mark Begich upon learning that his opponent Dan Sullivan has bowed out of an Oct. 1 fisheries debate in Kodiak. It is the second time this...

Lifesavers

Seward Mayor Jean Bardarson recognized Ronn and Jill Hemstock and Stephanie Cronin Monday night at the city council meeting for heroic CPR measures they performed on a...

Ahoy Mexico!

Put on your most colorful coat and line the dock to greet the Mexican Navy Tall Ship Cuauhtémoc arrive in dramatic fashion or better yet, give your boat a spin around the harbor to welcome our...

Score! 56-0!

The Seahawk football team made history Saturday when it scored 56 points to Monroe High School's zero, the first time the Seahawks had beaten Monroe. The victory against Monroe isn't the only first...

New volleyball coach sizing strengths, weaknesses

Jamie Fredrickson may be the new volleyball coach at Seward High School but she's a veteran volleyball player with coaching experience at the JV level. Fredrickson went to Seward High School and...

Seahawk Volleyball Schedule

Sept. 11, at Houston, V/JV/C, 3:00/4:30/6:00 Sept. 12, at ACS, V/JV/C, 3:00/4:30/6:00 Sept. 13, at Grace, V/JV/C, 10:00/11:00/12:30 Sept. 18, at Nikiski, V/JV/C, 3:00/4:30/6:00 Sept. 26, vs. Homer, V/JV/C, 3:00/4:30/6:00 Sept. 27, at Eagle River,...

Seahawk Football Schedule

Sept. 13 at Barrow Sept. 20 at Valdez Sept. 25 vs. Voz 5:00 pm Oct. 4 vs. Nikiski 2:00 pm...

What's CROP Walk all about?

"...And Jesus said to them, 'What are you discussing with each other while you walk along [to Emmaus]?' " [Luke 24:17] On Sunday, Sept. 7, about 40 people from various churches in town participated...

The Art of Friendship

Artists from Seward's sister city, Obihiro, Japan, have arrived safely and got right to work. Well, first they were treated to an outdoor meal at the home of Seward Mural Society member Dot Bardarson ...

Parks & Recreation gears up for Halloween

Halloween Carnival The Annual Community Halloween Carnival is coming up Friday, Oct. 31, 6 to 9 p.m. Booth space is available, to reserve a spot call Shari at 224-4057; email sadelmann@cityofseward.net or go to www.cityofseward.us to download a...

Out & About - Sept. 11, 2014

Brain training coming to Senior Center Free Brain Fitness class at Seward Senior Center. Sept. 8, 10, 15 and 17, 10:30 a.m. Tune up your neural circuits with simple movements and lifestyle tips. Ann Marina, author of Preserve Your Brain, shares...

Briefs – Sept. 11, 2014

Nominations for Historic Preservation Award needed Seward has quite a history. For over 100 years now its citizens have come and gone; enriching our sense of place with each life and event. Without the hard work and civic pride of those that came...

'Captain's Mast' - Sept. 11, 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 21 07:55 TRAFFIC COMPLAINT RP, reported LIC/FPB172, failed to stop for...