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Articles from the February 9, 2012 edition

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 By Annette Shacklett    Local    February 9, 2012

Legendary winter keeps coming

The winter of 2011-12 is shaping up to be one Alaskans will talk about for years to come. Last week a blizzard moved through that dropped snow, slush and rain causing avalanches, flooding, overall...

 
 Sports    February 9, 2012

Boys team takes Seahawk Classic

Tons of fun was had by players and fans Feb. 2-4 at the annual Seahawk Classic Basketball Tournament for Division 3A teams.Valdez, Skyview and Homer boys and girls varsity teams played the Seahawks...

 
 By LOG Staff    Sports    February 9, 2012

Hollingsworth wins Raven Electric Championship

Dori Hollingsworth of Seward won the Raven Electric 10-Dog Championship Feb. 3-5 at Alaska Sled Dog and Racing Association’s Tozier Track in Anchorage. Hollingsworth and her dogs came in first all three days of the 10-mile race. With heavy snow,...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    February 9, 2012

AVTEC knocks down a building hopes to build another

The AVTEC building on Third Avenue, between the new Culinary Arts Building, and the cafeteria and dormitory, will soon be knocked down and hauled away. Alaska’s Institute of Technology Director...

 
 By Elstun Lauesen    Opinion    February 9, 2012

The case for restoring income tax and eliminating local property and sales taxes

Note. This Column uses FY 2006 as the base year. The Tax Foundation, a nonprofit fiscal policy research group, estimated the average taxpayer’s total state and local tax burden for 2006 in each of...

 
 By Mike Navarre    Opinion    February 9, 2012

Winter road maintenance and snow removal; how it impacts the budget and public safety

This winter season we have all been blessed, or cursed, with a high level of snow. It’s only early February so we know winter will linger for a while longer. Kenai Peninsula Borough road maintenance contractors have already plowed snow multiple...

 
 Alaska    February 9, 2012

Fire chiefs travel to Juneau, meet with legislators

Alaska Fire Chiefs met in Juneau last week for a leadership summit. Local firemen met with the district legislators as well. From left; Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department Captain Steve Krouse,...

 
 Local    February 9, 2012

NPS works to connect people with parks

Last fall, Kenai Fjords National Park and the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (U.S. Department of Transportation) held several meetings around Seward to consider the feasibility of...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    February 9, 2012

ADF&G mission shifts, or not

Alaskans were surprised to learn (from the “Anchorage Daily News” Alaska Ear, of all places) that there is a new and very different mission statement posted by the Department of Natural Resources...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    February 9, 2012

AVTEC wind turbine update

As for the wind turbine, AVTEC has contracted with STG Inc. of Anchorage to connect the turbine to the city’s electric grid. Equipment is being delivered for that project, and AVTEC should have...

 
 Local    February 9, 2012

Tustumena here for annual maintenance, repair

The M/V Tustumena is in drydock at the Seward Ship’s Drydock facility at Fourth of July Creek. The Alaska Marine Highway System ferry was hauled out of the water at the end of December for her...

 
 Announcements    February 9, 2012

Out & About — Feb. 9, 2012

Veteran rep in town Feb. 13 The Itinerant Veteran Employment Representative will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 13 at  Seward Job Center, 809 Second. Players take the stage Port City Players will be on stage performing “Almost, Maine”...

 
 Announcements    February 9, 2012

SPRD Activities — Feb. 9, 2012

Community Schools Create Your Own Ceramics Drop In Class is on Saturdays in February at the AVTEC Ceramics Room each class is $5 drop in fee. A volunteer instructor will help with the steps to create beautiful ceramic works of art. It takes at least...

 
 Sports    February 9, 2012

Youngsters take to the basketball courts

Urbach’s Youth Basketball League began Jan. 28 and runs for 8 weeks. In the Seward Sport & Rec leage preschoolers through sixth graders learn basketball basics and play competive...

 
 Sports    February 9, 2012

Knotek receives cross country honor

Seward High School Junior Miles Knotek receives the 2012 Gatorade Alaska Award for Cross Country running. From left, Head Coach Dan Krier, Knotek and Cross Country Coach Dan Marsha...

 
 By From the Desk of Representative Paul Seaton    Alaska    February 9, 2012

Rep. Seaton from the Capitol

Feb. 6, 2012 Greetings from Juneau on this 21st day of the 90-day session. The tough weather has been continuing all over the State and the high Juneau winds caused a number of flight cancellations. I experienced a case of laryngitis toward the end o...

 
 Features    February 9, 2012

Back when...

Senior Girls team member Nancy Amend takes over from Janet Reid in the Seward High School Relay Bike Race on Sept. 30, 1966. Each team in the race had four members and each one had to complete the...

 
 Police LOG    February 9, 2012

Police LOG — Feb. 9, 2012

Jan. 26 11:51 - Individual reported a silver truck speeding on Seward Highway. Officer advised. Vehicle was parked before officer could respond. 16:00 - On Friday and Saturday night there would be approximately 60 children and chaperones staying at...

 
 Local    February 9, 2012

Railroad plans informational open house in Seward

The Alaska Railroad (ARRC) has invited the public to an open house 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Breeze Inn, 303 N. Harbor St., in Seward. The venue provides an opportunity to review and comment on a proposed Program of Projects (POP) for...

 
 Announcements    February 9, 2012

Kenai Fjords National Park YCC program announces openings for 2012 summer season

This year Kenai Fjords National Park offers seven positions to local youth interested in working for the Federal Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). Students will have a chance to engage visitors, learn what it takes to maintain the park or work with...