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 By LOG Staff    Local    January 24, 2013

Plungers take on cancer head first

The 2013 Seward Polar Bear Jump was another one for the books. From the plunger friendly weather to the large crowd of visiting sightseers and jumpers who showed up despite a blizzard watch for a...

 

Mayor, administration build working relationship

Last Friday Seward Mayor David Seaward and Councilor Ristine Casagranda met with City Manager Jim Hunt and Assistant City Manager Ron Long at Seward City Hall. The meeting marked the end of a long...

 

School safety requires drills and vigilance

Seward High School students heard an announcement over the school intercom from their principal, Trevan Walker, Jan 16, at around 10:20 a.m. The school was having a lock down drill, he said. That...

 

Jumpers make a big splash in cancer fundraiser, Part 1

Images from the Polar Bear Jump-Off Festival....

 

Jumpers make a big splash in cancer fundraiser, Part 2

Images from the Polar Bear Jump-Off Festival....

 

Take the time to watch the legislature...

This year’s session of the Alaska Legislature may be a bit tumultuous in light of the recent state supreme court decision that ordered the redrawing of the current districts to conform to the constitution. Unless there is a successful appeal, it...

 

‘Highways of Commerce,’ ‘Navigability Policy’ explained

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 my fellow citizens. In this commentary we will look into federal surveyors’...

 

Chamber recognizes Sewardites

The Seward Chamber of Commerce board recently selected outstanding community businesses and individuals for recognition. The 2012 Award for Business Site Improvement of the Year went to Dennis and...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    January 24, 2013

New library opens up work space for city

The City of Seward, and local residents recently received a brand new building — the Seward Community Library Museum, which opened to the public on Jan. 14. In making the move, the library and...

 

FDA taking comments on Frankenfish

Fishing groups, consumers and health organizations are launching a final push to prevent genetically modified fish from getting the nod for American dinner plates. During the holidays the Food and...

 

City of Seward celebrates 100 years

Seward started celebrating its incorporation centennial May 29 last year with time set aside at Seward’s City Council meeting for a proclamation and special birthday cake sporting the commemorative seal of the 100 year old City of Seward. Locals...

 

Seahawks over Nikiski, Homer

Seward Seahawks varsity basketball teams put the Nikiski Bulldogs in the doghouse as the Seward girls and boys teams won Friday’s home conference games by scores of 47-37 and 58-34 respectively....

 

State of Alaska Office of Veterans Affairs relocates

The Alaska Office of Veterans Affairs has relocated to 4600 Debarr Road, Suite 180 in Anchorage. After years of serving veterans from the office at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richarson the state moved the office to make access easier. The new phone number...

 

Community Foundation promotes 2013 applicants

Seward Community Foundation (SCF) president Amy Haddow addresses interested attendees to the SCF open house and press conference at the Breeze Inn last week. Haddow gave an overview of SCF and a...

 

Out & About — Jan. 24, 2013

Community discusses prevention solutions Seward Prevention Coalition hosts a town hall meeting tonight to discuss prevention solutions for underage drinking and drug use. Dinner is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., will be followed by the meeting from 6:30 to...

 

Calendar — Jan. 24, 2013

Thursday, Jan. 24 Noon to 1 p.m., SeaView Community Services Board, SeaView, 302 Railway. 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...

 

Back When...

Snow piled up along Fourth Avenue in front of shops and businesses in the 1930s or ‘40s. (Send your “Back when...” photo to the LOG for publication, editor@TheSewardPhoenixLO...

 

Turn back the pages — Jan. 28, 1988

Compiled by Julie Rosier Polar Bear Jump-Off raises $8,492 — Every year, the buzzards return to Hinkley, Ohio, and the swallows return to San Juan Capistrano. And in a similar annual rite of passage, Resurrection Bay provided an icy baptismal...

 

Captain's Mast — Jan. 24, 2013

The following is from the journals of the Seward Police Department Jan. 14 05:56 - Earthquake, magnitude 5.5, 80 miles northwest of Dixon Entrance at a depth of 6 miles. No tsunami danger. 09:45 - Avalanche reported on Lowell Point Road at...

 

Pick. Click. Give. open for PFD donations

Alaskans have more options than ever for sharing their 2013 Permanent Fund Dividend. During the PFD filing period, Alaskans have the ability to use Pick.Click.Give to donate a portion of their dividend with a record 471 Alaska nonprofits. Nonprofits...

 

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