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 By Tommy Wells    Local    December 15, 2016

Chamber seeking Community Award nominees

The clock may be ticking slowly toward the end of 2016, but it is also beginning a countdown to another important time in the Seward community - the time to recognize the people and businesses that...

 

Traffic deaths increase by 34 percent in Alaska in 2016

Motor vehicle traffic fatalities are on the rise this year in Alaska, and the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) would like to remind travelers to drive with care as the holidays approach. As of Nov. 21, Alaska has...

 

Unprecedented Arctic warmth triggers massive sea ice, snow declines in 2016

A new NOAA-sponsored report shows that unprecedented warming air temperature in 2016 over the Arctic contributed to a record-breaking delay in the fall sea ice freeze-up, leading to extensive melting...

 

State medical examiner identifies burned body found near Soldotna

(AP) — The state medical examiner says one of two people found dead last month in a burned sport utility vehicle near Soldotna has been identified. Alaska State Troopers say 52-year-old Joni Pearcy of Soldotna was one of the people who died. She...

 

LOG will not be published Dec. 29

In an effort to allow the newspaper staff to enjoy the holidays, the Seward Phoenix LOG will not be published on Dec. 29. The paper will return to its normal schedule on Jan. 5, 2017....

 

Health care law benefits for Alaska detailed as changes to system loom

(AP) — An estimated 36,000 uninsured Alaskans got health care coverage under President Barack Obama’s signature health care law between 2010 and 2015, according to figures released by the federal government Tuesday. The data was released by the...

 

Grant, Ptarmagin lakes offer great conditions for skaters

Here are two lakes for ice skating I have to share for those of you that can head out in the next couple days before the next snowfall. It isn’t very often you can skate on them due to snow cover, and avalanches at Ptarmigan Lake. At Grant Lake,...

 

Pastor's Corner

As we journey through the Advent season this year our church focused on John the Baptist’s role in serving as the forerunner or announcer of the Messiah this past Sunday as recorded in Matthew 3:1-12. John’s purpose as described in Luke 1:16-17...

 

'Hawks qualify 4 for state tournament

Cole Norcross went into the Kachemak Conference Wrestling Championships this past weekend with a simple approach: Live to wrestle another day. Needing only to finish in the top four in the 120-pound...

 

Captain's Mast

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. Dec. 5 0625 - RP called from WA state to request a welfare check on his four...

 

While Bering Sea groundfish blooms, Gulf struggles

Bering Sea fish stocks are booming, but it’s a mixed bag for groundfish in the Gulf of Alaska. Fishery managers will set 2017 catches this week for pollock, cod and other fisheries that make up...

 

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