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It’s Open!

After wrapping up the public dedication, Master of Ceremonies Ron Long, Seward’s Assistant City Manager, gives final instructions to his young minions. At his signal, the children shred the links...

 

City Council finds itself at odds

Two volatile subjects dominated the proceedings at this week’s Seward City Council meeting. A clue to the ensuing fracas could have been divined from the amendment of the agenda item reading...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    January 17, 2013

Slowest runners will be disqualified

The Mount Marathon Race Committee is gearing up for the 86th year of the extreme Seward race, which pushes runners up a 3,022 foot mountain climb, with a few more safety rules and precautions. Last...

 

The Spirit of Citizenry...

Last weekend’s dedication of the Seward Community Library and Museum was an event that glorified the involvement of local people working together to fulfill a goal that is part of the grand vision set by the founders of Seward in 1903 and...

 

Flood mitigation work continues

Publisher’s note: The comments stated in this commentary are the opinion of Robert Reisner and do not represent the Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board. Greetings again my frozen fellow citizens, I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday...

 

New store displays local arts and crafts

Two Seward women, Michelle Blalock and Kalani Woodlock, recently opened a new store on Fourth Avenue in downtown Seward. Sandwiched between Apollo’s Restaurant and the Sea Bean the new store, Serend...

 

Jan. 11 Founders’ and Funders’ Night

After wrapping up the public dedication, Master of Ceremonies Ron Long, Seward’s Assistant City Manager, gives final instructions to his young minions. At his signal, the children shred the links...

 

Jan. 12 Library/Museum Public Gala

After wrapping up the public dedication, Master of Ceremonies Ron Long, Seward’s Assistant City Manager, gives final instructions to his young minions. At his signal, the children shred the links...

 

Permit prices reflect recent, projected runs

There’s lots of movement in Alaska’s salmon permit markets, but sales of catch shares are in a stall. Permit values are up and down depending on region, and interest reflects how the salmon runs...

 

Craziness invades harbor for a good cause

This winter has taken a turn for the balmy so the 2013 Polar Bear Jump (PBJ) is not likely to be quite the Arctic experience it sometimes can be. Of course you’d have to be barmy to jump into water...

 

Sea Dogs veteran makes fifth leap

Kevin McCormick makes no bones about it. The plunge into that water is a shock every year he does it for the Central Peninsula Hospital (CPH) Sea Dogs jump team. With his accompaniment, the team has...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    January 17, 2013

Seward’s Alaska Girls take the plunge

Karlie Ennes and Ashlee Champion Hibbetts, the Alaska Girls team, is one of four Seward teams taking the Seward Polar Bear Jumpoff to raise money for cancer research this year. The two young women,...

 

Polar Jump veteran ailing, MIA this year

Tom Morris has been a institution at Seward’s Polar Bear Jump for as long as many can remember. Along with his video camera, over the years Morris has become associated with the event like no other...

 

Polar Bear Jumpoff Festival — Jumpers

The following jumpers are signed up at presstime. The jumpers and the jumping order are subject to change. 1 - Icy Rescue Divers - Anchorage -15 jumpers 2 - Ice Rescue Swimmers - Seward - 10 to12 jumpers 3 - Alaska’s Brass - Jeff Manley, Sam Cliff...

 

Polar Bear Jumpoff Festival — Schedule

Want to take the Holland America/Princess Polar Bear Jump shuttle to Seward? Call 907-273-2076. Reach the Polar Bear Festival at ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS POLAR BEAR HOTLINES: 362-5201, 362-5202, 362-5203 and 362-5204. Polar Bear shirts are available at...

 

Out & About — Jan. 3, 2013

Polar Bear Plunge seeks volunteers The 28th Annual Polar Bear Jump-Off scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at Seward’s Small Boat Harbor needs volunteer support. Each year hundreds of helping hands contribute valuable assistance towards the...

 

Captain Donald Oldow

Captain Donald Oldow sailed away surrounded by loving family at the age of 87, Jan. 12 in Mount Vernon, Wash. Don was born in Seattle to John and Alta Oldow, Sept. 25, 1925. After the death of his you...

 

Vicki L. Sanders-Madden

Vicki L. Sanders-Madden was born in Seward on Aug. 11, 1957. She departed on Dec. 31, 2012. Vicki is preceded in death by her parents Victor E. and Lucille M. Sanders. A graveside service was be held at Fern Hill Cemetery in Aberdeen, Wash. on Jan....

 

Calendar — Jan. 17, 2013

Thursday, Jan. 17 6 to 8 p.m., Community Choir, Seward High School music room, Sue McClure, 224-6784. 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,...

 

Captain's Mast — Jan. 17, 2013

The following is from the journals of the Seward Police Department January 3 00:17 - Fallen tree reported across the Seward Highway at either mile 34 or 35. 00:36 - Verbal warning issued for...

 

Turn back the pages —Jan. 15, 1976

Compiled by Julie Rosier This Week in City Hall — United States Individual Income Tax Returns for 1975 have a new information block which is to be used to indicate place of residence. The information will be collected and used to update Bureau of...

 

Back When...

President Harry Truman honors Leon Urbach, founder of Urbach’s, in Washington D.C. for his work as the chairman of Selective Service board in Alaska during World War II. Locals tell the story that...

 

SBA works with flood loans

The Small Business Administration manned their temporary outpost at the Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department last week. Michael Brown, Field Operations Specialist, was the man from the government...

 

Middle school announces honor roll

The following students earned honor roll status in the second quarter at Seward Middle School. Those with astericks (*) by their name had a 4-point grade point average. Seventh Grade Kaylee Brockman, Case Estes, Simon Estes, Ashley Guernsey, Austin...

 

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