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Shell ships face stormy December

A series of powerful winter storms have contributed to the difficulties of Royal Dutch Shell and delaying the conclusion of its 2012 sea-based drilling operations in Alaska. Saturday, while beginning...

 

2012 Citizen of the Year, Part 1

Before we announce the 2012 Citizen of the Year, some more about the nominees... Mayor David Seaward Mayor Seaward was nominated because he captures the essence of hope, humility, honesty and humor. S...

 

2012 Citizen of the Year, Part 2

The contributions of Lee Poleske to the Seward community stood out as we reviewed the nominees for the LOG Citizen of the Year. An unassuming man, Poleske contributes to the community in many ways...

 

30 years of prevention keeps the doctor away

On Dec. 10 Lois Daubney received an official proclamation for her 30 years of service as Seward’s Public Health Nurse. Mayor David Seaward made the pronouncement on behalf of the City of Seward. In...

 

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...

 

2012 Year in Review, Part 4

October Three city council members reelected On Oct. 2, three city council members were reelected to their council seats. Jean Bardarson, Marianna Keil and Ristine Casagranda were held the top counts...

 

Building communities by volunteering, setting examples

Each year The Seward Phoenix LOG asks the community for nominations of who best sets the higher standards by which a community is defined as a great place to live. Any individual, organization, or entity can be nominated and it all depends on who is...

 
 By Kay Brown    Opinion    January 3, 2013

Parnell budget disinvests in public education, harms state’s competitiveness

By reducing inflation-adjusted education funding, Sean Parnell’s FY 2014 budget proposal would harm Alaska’s competitiveness. For the fourth straight year, the proposed budget would freeze Base Student Allocation funding. Taking inflation into...

 

Out & About — Jan. 3, 2013

Senior Center memoir publishing project set Seward Unleashed, a project to publish memoirs of senior citizens in Seward, will guide interested authors and ghost writers through memoir generating process this winter at the Seward Senior Center. Doug...

 

Foodraiser needs more can-do

With about three weeks to go in Hotel Seward’s Fill-The-Room food drive, one might ask “Where’s the beef?” If a balanced meal means a Hostess Cupcake in each hand, then there’s probably...

 

Calendar — Jan. 3, 2013

Thursday, Jan. 3 6:30 p.m., Pioneers of Alaska, Seward Senior Center, 336 Third, 288-3616 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Narcotics Anonymous, Church of the Nazarene, Fourth and C, 362-6623. 7 to 8 p.m., Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department meeting, Bear Creek...

 

Seward Community Library is a Star

For the fifth year running, the Seward Community Library was named one of just 262 Star Libraries in America by the Library Journal Index, a measurement tool used by librarians to compare the quantities of services U.S. public libraries provide to...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    January 3, 2013

Fish Factor looks back at 2012

Alaska’s seafood industry worked hard this year to ramp up its message to policy makers, especially those from railbelt regions who tend to overlook the industry’s economic significance. How...

 

Captain's Mast — Jan. 3, 2013

The following is from the journals of the Seward Police Department Dec. 16 22:41 - Officers responded to a report that reporting party’s neighbors on Fourth were yelling and screaming at each other, and there was loud banging on a door. Officers...

 

Murkowski gains DHS commitment on Alaskan TWIC issues

Senator Lisa Murkowski Dec. 13 met with Transportation Security Administration Chief John S. Pistole and U.S. Coast Guard Vice Admiral Neffenger to discuss her concerns about the burdensome requirements for Alaskans seeking to renew their...

 

Library is unboxed

Out in the open areas, Seward’s fine new community library and museum is starting to take shape as furniture is arranged and shelves are filled with books. Displays on the museum floor are rapidly...

 

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