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State land stance provokes lawsuit

An attorney representing Alaska landowners says that a cloud cast on Salmon Creek property by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources may soon be cleared. In 2012, a lawsuit against DNR officials...

 

Coal keeps Seward in the black

With delays in permitting for new facilities along the West Coast, Seward remains one of a handful of North American Pacific ports shipping coal to world markets. In the new year, Mike Hanson,...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    January 9, 2014

New clinic sets timeline

The City of Seward and the Seward Community Health Center Board of Directors were awarded a federal grant on Nov. 8 to open and operate a community health center. According to the requirements of the...

 

Rocking the Boat

A few months ago The Tundra Drums and The Seward Phoenix LOG joined the Associated Press in order to bring high quality statewide, national and international stories to our readers. Joining AP also means that AP can share the news from the LOG and...

 

Congress still isn't being responsible

Congress wound down its historically unproductive session with a small flurry of activity. It’s a welcome change, but so long overdue that it can’t possibly make up for what should have been accomplished on Capitol Hill this year. The problem is...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    January 9, 2014

Holland America supports local groups

Dot Bardarson, one of the members of the local Holland America community advisory board had two checks to hand to Jillian Chapman of the Alaska SeaLife Center. One was for the center's Ocean Sciences...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    January 9, 2014

Dungeness catch doubles over last year

Salmon will always be the heart of Alaska’s fisheries. That’s why many people think of summer as “the fishing season.” But that’s not the case. The deep of winter is when Alaska’s largest...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    January 9, 2014

Library turns tree into book

The last batch of book bequests hang from the holiday wish tree at the Seward Community Library Museum. Fantasy was turned into fiction as the library reaped a bound bounty with 59 donations of $20...

 

Rare birds highlight of Christmas count

On the day of Seward's Christmas Bird Count, Dec. 22, 22 Field Counters, including four young birders and four Boat Crew, birded the Seward Circle from dawn to dark. Another 10 Feeder Watchers kept...

 

2013 Seward Christmas Bird Count

In Memoriam 67-year Seward resident Duane LeVan, age 87, died on Dec. 28 after a short illness. He loved watching and feeding birds. Duane and his wife of 65 years, Sanna, always participated in the...

 

Turn Back the Pages

Jan. 9, 1975 The Seward Phoenix LOG Local Men Purchase Air Taxi Service – The new year promises many new things – for Alex Rule and Jim Wallace it is a partnership and going into the air taxi business. Dec. 31, after two and a half months of...

 
 By LOG Staff    Features    January 9, 2014

Back When...

The original Alaska Railroad dock swelters on a summer's day in the mid-1920's as ships ply the waters of Resurrection Bay against the backdrop of Mount Alice. (Send your "Back when..." photo to the...

 

Out & About - Jan. 9, 2014

Send listings for Out & About to editor@theSewardPhoenixLOG.com. Schools council meets today A work session for planning staffing and physical space arrangements to accommodate the sixth grade move to Seward Middle School is set for 5:30 p.m. today...

 

Duane LeVan

Duane K. LeVan died on Dec. 28, 2013, after a very short stay at Providence Seward Medical & Care Center. He was 87 years old. He was born at Valley City, N.D. Many in Seward knew his father, Ken...

 

Linne Rolf Bardarson

Linne Rolf Bardarson was surrounded by his loving family at his home on Viking Hill as he chartered a new course to Valhalla on Jan. 4, 2014. His family invites the community to his memorial service...

 

Calendar - Jan. 9, 2014

To add or change a non profit or free regular meeting or event on The LOG’s Calendar, e-mail adminassist@TheSewardPhoenixLOG.com or phone 224-4888. Thursday, Jan. 9 3 to 6 p.m., He Will Provide Food Pantry, Fifth and Adams, entry in the alley. 6:30...

 
 By LOG Staff    Features    January 9, 2014

Weather Permitting - Jan. 9, 2014

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 By LOG Staff    Arts    January 9, 2014

Moose Pass revelers ring in New Year's

Wesley Sherrill and his ad-hoc holiday band provide the soundtrack to a standing room only crowd at the Trail Lake Lodge in downtown Moose Pass. After the customary count down to midnight, the room...

 

Blaze consumes Box Canyon home

Breaking News... A house fire that began between 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. this Tuesday (Jan. 14) evening was responded to by both Seward Fire Department and Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department....

 

Captain's Mast - Jan. 9, 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. Dec. 24 12:25 - 911 misdial. 14:00 - PSMCC ER requested an officer gather...

 

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