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Land selection gains ground

The Kenai Peninsula Borough is mulling the selection of 28,000 acres of land which will complete the State of Alaska’s obligation to transfer lands under the Municipal Entitlement process. The Manda...

 

Local man killed in highway crash

Douglas C. Fletcher, 44 of Seward, was killed Thursday evening in a head-on collision at Mile 106 Seward Highway. According to an Alaska State Trooper report, Fletcher’s wife Maria Kobzeva, 24, was driving southbound in a Subaru station wagon in...

 
 By LOG Staff    Sports    February 7, 2013

Seahawks host Seward Invite, Part 1

It may have been pouring rain in Seward, but the weather gods were kind to the skiers at the Seward Highway’s Mile 12 on Saturday. Though warm with a bit of a slight drizzle, fresh warm snow made...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    February 7, 2013

DEC study clears the air, RBCA trials continue

Seward residents know that on windy days there are times and places where you have to shield your eyes, turn your body or close your mouth. High winds whip up our gray glacial silt, road dust, dredge...

 

Emergency alerts hit or miss

For Seward, getting the word out in a hurry is a problematic proposition. With two newspapers, a popular bulletin board and several facebook blogs, the fourth estate and it’s diminutive offshoots...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    February 7, 2013

Due date narrows for octopus mom

Over the last ten months the giant Pacific octopus LuLu, a resident of Alaska SeaLife Center, has proven to be an attentive mother to the hundreds, or thousands, of eggs she laid last spring. She’s...

 

Building Seward’s Future...

The following is from the editorial page of the Jan. 15, 1987 Seward Phoenix LOG. We endorse the City’s proposal to build and all-cargo dock across the bay to accommodate the new common carrier barge service and others that may be attracted by its...

 
 By Ron Fuhrer    Opinion    February 7, 2013

Diverting funds from public schools does not make sense

National School Choice Week was last week as part of a national campaign to inform the public about the educational choices available to students and families. NEA-Alaska supports the idea of choice in education, and students in Alaska are fortunate...

 

Sidewalk issues

Learned (after the fact by word of mouth) about recent council meeting wherein agenda included Independent Living Center/TRAILS Activities. I utilize the services of both these agencies and would like to comment belatedly. I am WAY in support of...

 

Drama, debate and forensics team hosts first local tournament

Seward High School’s Drama, Debate and Forensics team, now in its second year, hosted its first home tournament Monday, Feb 4 with Nikiski’s DDF team. The SHS team has grown from seven students...

 

KPB Mayor Navarre visits Seward Wednesday

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre will visit Seward on Wednesday, Feb. 13. He will be available for informal discussion and questions with community members from 10 a.m. until noon and from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Seward Annex, in the Seaview...

 

Sea Grant testing energy audits

Volunteers are needed to test drive some new money-saving methods for do-it-yourself’ energy audits on fishing boats. “Just as with a home audit where you try and understand where your energy is...

 

Seward Senior Center goes beyond

Last week I wrote about a day in the life of the Senior Center. Now for the bigger picture. For those individuals in the community that are home bound, we extend our nutrition services to the comfort...

 

Obihiro exchange applications due

Application deadline for the student exchange with Seward’s sister city Obihiro, Japan in 2013. The exchange is usually in late July or in August. Exact dates for this year’s exchange are not yet announced. Interested students submit a written...

 

Calendar — Feb. 7, 2013

Thursday, Feb. 7 6 to 8 p.m., Community Choir, Seward High School music room, Sue McClure, 224-6784. 6:30 p.m., Pioneers of Alaska, Seward Senior Center, 336 Third, 288-3616. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Narcotics Anonymous, Church of the Nazarene, Fourth and...

 
 By LOG Staff    Sports    February 7, 2013

Seahawks host Seward Invite, Part 2

It may have been pouring rain in Seward, but the weather gods were kind to the skiers at the Seward Highway’s Mile 12 on Saturday. Though warm with a bit of a slight drizzle, fresh warm snow made...

 

Two crowns for Seavey mushers

Mitch Seavey, of Seward’s Seavey mushing clan, took home the crown and $7,000 in Tustumena 200 sled dog race on Sunday with a time of 30 hours and 7 minutes. And his son, Conway Seavey hit the top mark in the Tustumena 100. Mitch was the champion...

 

Seahawks dominate Seward Invite

Lady Seahawks use their powers to levitate the ball above the basket. There was no question that the ball was mostly in for the girls team as they overwhelmed Cordova is a full spectrum onslaught of...

 

Tsunamis make waves at Snowball Invite

Snowball Invitees on Seward’s Relay Team cheering on Sasha Hamner, from left: Olivia Beckham, Jessica Degnan and Isabel Barnwell. The next meet is the Great Alaska Open at Kenai Central High...

 

Gary Eldon Epple

Gary Eldon Epple was born in Stockton, Calif. on Dec. 22, 1940. Gary moved to Alaska in 1957 where he graduated from Seward High School and attended the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. Gary worked...

 

Douglas Chadwick Fletcher

Seward resident, Douglas Chadwick Fletcher, 43, died in a car accident in Anchorage on Jan. 31, 2013 around Mile 105 near Girdwood. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Feb. 7 at United...

 

Out & About — Feb. 7, 2013

Community Health Center meeting rescheduled The Seward Community Health Center meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight at the Seward Mountain Haven Conference Room. The public is welcome to attend. Contact sewardchc@gmail.com for information....

 

Back When

9St. Francis Xavier Hospital, or as it was usually called Seward General Hospital, sat at the corner of Fifth and Jefferson where the Sacred Heart Church is now located. Sacred Heart Catholic Church...

 

Turn back the pages — Feb. 9, 1989

Compiled by Julie Rosier Project developer touts “renter’s coalition” — A meeting Monday touted as intended to organize a renter’s coalition, turned out to be more of a developer’s presentation instead. Flyers announcing the meeting had...

 

Captain's Mast — Feb. 7, 2013

The following is from the journals of the Seward Police Department Jan. 27 21:57 - Verbal warning given for failure to stop when entering roadway on South Harbor St. at Subway. Jan. 28 00:23 - Individual advised that his roof may have blown upwards...

 

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