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Articles from the January 23, 2014 edition

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Jumpers unleash costumes and capers against cancer

The Belly Flop, including Von Terry, Lisa Kelly, James Nyquist and Andy Shields, took the plunge again this year as a team in the 29th Annual Seward Polar Bear Jumpoff. The Sewardites also took ninth...

 

2014 Jumpoff: Ready, Plunge, Gasp

Onlookers thronged to the boardwalk between the ramps for D and E floats at the Seward Small Boat Harbor to witness the annual spectacle of the Seward Polar Bear Jumpoff. Although the festival began...

 

Former mayor dies

Just a few weeks into her eighth term as a City of Seward councilmember, long time Sewardite Vanta Anne Shafer died on Saturday, Jan. 18. Shafer, 59, was recently hospitalized and being treated in...

 

Man found dead in harbor, woman missing

(Update: An unidentified woman was found dead, washed onto the beach beside Fourth of July Creek early Sunday, Jan. 26. According to Tom Clemons, Seward Police Chief, the body has been transported to...

 

Moose Pass team pits robots against nature

A group of young students from Moose Pass, Alaska, with a team called "Moosebots" is progressing as it learns the ropes of a new competitive sport, Lego League Robotics. Saturday, the team, which is p...

 

Burn permit fails smell test

A local resident has presented compelling evidence that a contractor conducted an illegal open burn on Alaska Railroad property and provoked an investigation by the Alaska Department of Environmental...

 
 By LOG Staff    Opinion    January 23, 2014

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the Jan. 23, 1989 Seward Phoenix LOG. THE RUSSIANS VISIT... The University of Alaska’s Institute of Marine Science got a little international attention earlier this week when two Soviet scientists...

 

Politicians should understand economic value of education

Rep. Les Gara and Rep. Harriet Drummond Alaska’s parents understand better than anyone when their children’s opportunity to succeed is being threatened. And they’re speaking up. That’s what happened when parents came out in force to fight...

 

Burn permitting needs revisions

I am appalled and incredulous that the City of Seward, Alaska Railroad Corporation, West Construction and Orion Marine Contractors, Inc. and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation allowed a toxic, noxious, black smoke burn to continue...

 

Good people in Seward

Last Wednesday evening, I inadvertently left my wallet in my shopping cart at Safeway. To the wonderful person who found my wallet and returned it to staff at Safeway, I say thank you so very much. Thanks also to Dana and Cheryl at Safeway. You are...

 

Kenai Klassic was wild and wacky race

Well, as seems to be the general rule for the Seahawks, the Jan. 17 Nordic ski race in Kenai was an unforgettable moment that didn't fail to entertain. We traveled by golden chariot to the Kenai meet...

 

Rohn Buser takes home K300 crown

When Jeff King arrived at the finish line, he already knew the story. The 57-year-old, four-time Iditarod and nine-time Kuskokwim 300 champ lost to a 25-year-old. Rohn Buser, son of King's fellow...

 

Senator visits Seward

Alaska Senator Peter Micciche, a prospective delegate for the Eastern Kenai Peninsula, made several stops throughout Seward on Friday. Another round of redistricting has forced Sen. Cathy Giessel out...

 

Treadwell talks about connection with fish

Good science should drive all fisheries decisions, and Lite Guv Mead Treadwell says he has the chops to maintain a true course. Treadwell, a Republican who hopes to unseat Democratic U.S. Senator...

 

CNF's D'Amico moves on

Ruth D'Amico, a fish technician who has been permanent seasonal employee of the Chugach National Forest for the last 12 years was honored at her going-away party Sunday night at the Moose Pass...

 

Moose Pass musher preps for Junior Iditarod

Ask yourself what the typical 14 year old in your neighborhood does for fun. Ashley Guernsey, the oldest of four children of Russell and Melissa Guernsey, spends 150 miles on a dog sled, camps...

 

Marjorie "Nana" Painter

Surrounded by her large family, Marjorie "Nana" Painter of Anchorage, passed away peacefully on Jan. 15, 2014 after a brief illness. Marjorie was born on Dec. 19, 1919 in the coal-mining town of...

 

Daniel Roy German

Daniel Roy German, 19, of Seward, Alaska passed away on Jan. 3, 2014 at Anchorage Providence Hospital. Daniel graduated from Seward High School in 2011. He loved trapping, hunting, fishing, camping,...

 

Turn Back the Pages

Jan. 27, 1977 The Seward Phoenix LOG Bay fishery policy told – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has adopted a policy on commercial fishing for salmon in Resurrection Bay “in order to minimize conflict between sport and commercial fishermen,...

 
 By LOG Staff    Features    January 23, 2014

Back When...

Hundred of mining companies were incorporated during the heyday of speculation and investment in Alaska. However, pretty designs on stock certificates for early 1900s mining ventures didn't...

 

Out & About - Jan. 23, 2014

Send listings for Out & About to editor@theSewardPhoenixLOG.com. Trail Lake Lodge hosts Irish John Walsh, Sean McComiskey and Pat Broaders will perform traditional Irish folk music at a Jan. 24 dinner and concert. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. and the...

 

Calendar - Jan. 23, 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. 23 3 to 6 p.m., He Will Provide Food Pantry, Fifth and Adams, entry in the alley....

 

Weather Permitting - Jan. 23, 2014

SEWARD WEATHER HIGHLOWPRECIP.WINDGUST Jan. 1543260.19222 Jan. 1639300.23628 Jan. 1743323.3038 Jan. 1841330.36725 Jan. 1941320.24218 Jan. 2048330.05934 Jan. 2144370.54738 Recorded at Seward Airport...

 

Captain's Mast - Jan. 23, 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. Jan. 13 11:50 - 911 pocket dial. 13:28 - 911 pocket dial. 15:03 - 911 caller...

 

Pedestrian thrown into windshield

A pedestrian is secured for transport to Providence Seward Medical & Care Center with unknown injuries after striking a Subaru station wagon last Thursday evening near the south end of Salmon...

 

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