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Fire consumes Box Canyon home

A house fire that began early Tuesday evening generated a 911 call at 8 p.m. and a radio dispatch at 8:02 p.m. Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps happened to be meeting and was first on the scene at...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    January 16, 2014

Sewardites race toward Iditarod

Travis Beals turned bib number 13 into a fifth place finish from a field of 44 mushers in the Copper Basin 300 Saturday. The Seward High School graduate, along with his fiancee Sarah Stokey, has...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Arts    January 16, 2014

Young bluegrass band ready for Anchorage Folk Fest

Six Seward youngsters who have the bluegrass bug will perform on the main stage of Wendy Williamson Auditorium at UAA in Anchorage Friday evening, Jan. 17 before a large city audience. Their...

 

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the Jan. 12, 1989 Seward Phoenix LOG. SEWARD, THE FISH PORT... There’s no doubt about it, Resurrection Bay is a growing port for fishermen, processors and suppliers of goods and services. It’s...

 

Railside burn raises alarm

(Jan. 16 - A correction appears at the bottom of the page) A permitted burn of old dock lumber caught the attention of Sewardites, two of whom complained to the Seward Fire Department. The first of...

 

Alaskans' voice would be silenced by public hearing changes

The public interest is no longer being served by Alaska’s natural resources permitting system. When it comes to state resource development decisions, too little voice is given to Alaskans, project reviews are fragmented, local and tribal...

 

Thank you

Thank you A great big Thank You to all who have expressed so much love to us as a family when our husband, father, grandfather and friend died Dec. 28. Again God bless all of you and thanks so much to all who sent cards of love and sympathy. We all...

 

Good People of Seward

In December of 2013 my mom passed away; we were extremely close. After her passing I packed up several boxes with things belonging to her and mailed them to myself here in Seward. Two of them did not make it to my home. The post office tells me they...

 

Sen. Giessel's pledge to North and East Kenai Peninsula

I have been getting some questions like...”Is redistricting done yet? Are you still our senator?” The answers are, ”yes” and “yes.” As your senator, I am actively working with you on our Peninsula issues, including LNG export facilities,...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    January 16, 2014

Assembly nixes $300,000 senior property tax cap, hearing coming up on hazard mitigation plan

The day of the first Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting of the new year began, Jan. 7, with the taking of the annual group picture, which will hang on the wall of the assembly chambers along...

 

Walmart learns about Alaska fishing

Walmart reps were in Juneau the week before last to learn more about Alaska’s salmon fisheries, and to make sure management is up to snuff with the company’s sustainability criteria. Alaska’s sa...

 

Food bank helps ends meet for many

To the client and volunteer workers of the local community food bank, "He Will Provide" is more than just a cute name. For the customers, the 10 pounds of food they are able to receive there each...

 

Quilt raffle to benefit Seward Mariners' Memorial

What began as a mariners' compass rose quilting class morphed itself into a full-size quilt and then it was donated to the Seward Mariners' Memorial for use as a fundraiser. The skilled members of...

 

Linne Rolf Bardarson

The Bardarson family in Seward presented a memorial to Linne Bardarson, 83, who died at home Jan. 4, 2014. It contained family live music as well as a video message from Linne, himself, to all who...

 

Sandy Sandefur

Sandy Sandefur's family would like to notify all her wonderful friends in Seward of her passing Jan. 7, 2014. Sandy would have been 63 on Jan. 11. Sandy was born and raised in Ojai, Calif. on a small...

 

Valdez ski invite features snow

The number one thing was that the Seward Seahawks team finally got to ski on some snow. It's been thin pickings here in Seward. Since the season got started in November we have had six days on the...

 

Polar Bear Jump: A community effort

The 29th Annual Polar Bear Jumpoff Festival, which raises money for the American Cancer Society and children with cancer from the Kenai Peninsula, takes place Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 16-19. The...

 

Students escape injury in collision

The driver of a charter bus full of high school students suffered serious injuries after smashing into the rear of a semitrailer around 11:30 a.m. on Friday. Students escaped serious injury although...

 

Jump brings in old and new

Every year the Seward Polar Bear Jumpoff Festival attracts jumpers from across Alaska, other states and sometimes even from other countries. There's the rookies facing the prospect with a little fear...

 
 By LOG Staff    Sports    January 16, 2014

Seahawks boys basketball takes big win at Kenai

Tuesday, Jan. 7 the Seward High School boys and girls JV and varsity basketball teams and the Seahawk cheerleaders travelled to Kenai for games with the Kenai Central Kardinals. The Seahawks boys...

 

Back When...

Seward Cheerleaders with the trophy they won as outstanding cheerleading team at the State Class B Basketball Tournament in 1969. The cheerleaders from top to bottom and left to right: Laura Skinner,...

 
 By LOG Staff    Features    January 16, 2014

Weather Permitting - Jan. 16, 2014

SEWARD WEATHER HIGHLOWPRECIP.WINDGUST Jan. 835320.43110 Jan. 9342801222 Jan. 10322801023 Jan. 11301901329 Jan. 1226210917 Jan. 1332150.644- Jan. 1439240428 Recorded at Seward Airport (PAWD) Jan....

 

Turn Back the Pages

Jan. 15, 1987 The Seward Phoenix LOG All cargo dock proposed – By next spring there may be a new all cargo dock capable of handling any barge up to 400 feet. The dock would be constructed at a cost not to exceed $100,000. That’s right! A new...

 

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