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Citizens brace City Council with complaints

Sue Lang started off Monday's Seward City Council meeting by relating a recent encounter she had with some squatters at a Lowell Point campground she manages. The trespassers commented that they'd...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    January 30, 2014

Seward Ship's Drydock considers offer

Seward Ship's Drydock Inc, which leases land from the City of Seward at Seward Marine Industrial Center, and manages the shipyard facility is considering an offer by another company to purchase the...

 

Community Foundation shares wealth

Seward and Moose Pass have their own version of a permanent fund which supports local non-profit groups. Under the management of the Seward Community Foundation and its local board, the endowment...

 

Local clinic makes room for change

(Correction: The medical clinic which Providence Alaska operates in Seward will close its doors on Feb. 14, per the request of the City and the SCHC Board of Directors.) While Providence Seward turns...

 

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the Jan. 29, 1987 Seward Phoenix LOG. RESURRECTION BAY KAYAKING... Seward is headed for another big start of the 1987 tourist season. After an extremely successful first annual Alaska Sea Kayaking...

 

Dock debris burn raises questions

Editor's note: The following was presented at Monday's Seward City Council meeting. Some of you may recall the illegal open burn that forced the closure of my business and drove me from my home on Nash Road in 2001. I remember it like it was...

 

Legion provides help

It is cold, lonely and isolating when you don't have enough money to pay your winter bills, which can be at least 30 percent higher due to the cost associated with utilities and food, essential components to quality living. That is terrible news to...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    January 30, 2014

Groups look at transportation assistance

Charles Nicolet lives on Grouse Creek Road, 7.5 miles outside of town. You may have seen this elderly gentleman, as he does quite a bit of sitting around on benches across town, watching folks go by,...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    January 30, 2014

Assembly OKs SBCFSA hazard mitigation plan

This will be a short report for a very brief meeting, which lasted about one hour. We heard a presentation of the quarterly report for Central Peninsula Hospital from CEO Rick Davis. They have shown...

 

Seward Schools Honor Rolls

The following students earned honor roll status in the second quarter or, for grades 9 through 12, the first semester. Those with an asterisk (*) by their name had a 4-point grade point average. William H. Seward Elementary Grade 4: Ryan Brown*,...

 

Group vows to get setnet ban on ballot

A measure aimed at banning salmon setnetting is being held afloat by backers. The ban includes the Anchorage area, much of the Kenai Peninsula, Valdez and Juneau. It would completely eliminate Cook In...

 

Body found, possibly missing woman

An unidentified woman was found dead, washed onto the beach beside Fourth of July Creek alongside Resurrection Bay early Sunday, Jan. 26. According to Tom Clemons, Seward Police Chief, the body has...

 

Chamber puts on the Ritz at awards

This year the Seward Chamber of Commerce turned its annual Community Awards into something a more formal and engaging. In years past, the ceremony was attended well enough at low key mid-day...

 

Turn Back the Pages

Feb. 1, 1990 The Seward Phoenix LOG Bribery suit dropped against Sen. Szymanski – Veco lobbyist Ed Dankworth’s attorney told the LOG Wednesday that his client is dropping a lawsuit against Sen. Mike Szymanski in part because of statements made by...

 

Back When...

Flooding at the Lowell Creek tunnel outlet. Such a photograph could have been taken many times since the tunnel was completed in 1939, but this was one was taken on Oct. 12, 1969. (Send your "Back...

 

Out & About - Jan. 30, 2014

Send listings for Out & About to editor@theSewardPhoenixLOG.com. Flaunt wits with debate team Seward High School’s Debate and Forensics Team presents a Showcase/Skirmish for the community starting at 5:30 p.m. today. This event is open to the publi...

 

Calendar - Jan. 30, 2014

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

 

Vanta Shafer

A celebration of life will be held for Vanta Shafer on from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday upstairs in the AVTEC Commons on Fourth. All who knew, and loved her are invited to attend. Refreshments will be provided. Shafer, 59, was a Seward City Council member,...

 
 By LOG Staff    Features    January 30, 2014

Weather Permitting - Jan. 30, 2014

SEWARD WEATHER HIGHLOWPRECIP.WINDGUST Jan. 2245350.9618 Jan. 2345370.82323 Jan. 2446360.85324 Jan. 2537300.0417 Jan. 2652370.53232 Jan. 2757370.30639 Jan. 2843320.17118 Recorded at Seward Airport...

 

Captain's Mast - Jan. 30, 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. 16 01:44 - 911 caller requested an ambulance to the 1000 block of Second...

 

Seahawks hoopsters host Grace

Coming off a road trip to Homer and arriving home in the wee hours Saturday morning, the Seward Seahawk ladies continued a strong season by defeating Grace Christian. The varsity boys made a...

 

Local group plays at folk fest

Snow River String Band, a newly-formed bluegrass group of Seward area youngsters facilitated by local musician Jim Pfeiffenberger, performed at the Anchorage Folk Festival before a crowd of 900 at...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    January 30, 2014

Holland America surprises SFD with check

Last fall Holland America opened its checkbook for local nonprofits, accepting applications for grants to be made by its local advisory board. Although the Seward Fire Department wasn't among those...

 

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