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LeMaitre lawsuit set for trial

A jury trial has been set for October in a lawsuit filed against the Seward Chamber of Commerce by the estate of Michael LeMaitre. LeMaitre went missing during the July 4, 2012 Mount Marathon race...

 

National Ocean Sciences Bowl Events

Open to the public Friday 8:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m. - Oral presentations at SHS 7-9 p.m. - Marine Art Show at K.M. Rae building opening reception Saturday 8:15-11:30 a.m. - Oral project presentations 1-5:30 p.m. - Quiz bowl matches Sunday 8:15-11:15 a.m....

 

Vote puts Darling on Seward City Council

Local personality and businesswoman Iris Darling was appointed from a field of three applicants who stood for the Seward City Council seat vacated by Vanta Shafer. Shafer died Jan. 18, three short...

 

Weather Permitting - Feb. 27, 2014

SEWARD WEATHER HIGHLOWPRECIP.WINDGUST Feb. 1928210.20721 Feb. 2028140.101326 Feb. 2130160510 Feb. 223626004 Feb. 233912027 Feb. 243770614 Feb. 2536150.149 Recorded at Seward Airport (PAWD) Feb....

 

Ocean science buffs to compete

Alaska high schools from Ketchikan to Scammon Bay, fielding 18 teams from 15 different schools will be in Seward for the 17th annual Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl, a regional competition on...

 

Back When...

Prolific Seward photographer Sylvia Sexton documented this baby show during the 1910s and the photo is among a collection of Seward photographs that now reside in a series of Resurrection Bay albums...

 

Out & About - Feb. 27, 2014

Send listings for Out & About to editor@theSewardPhoenixLOG.com. Seward hosts Tsunami Bowl The annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl competition hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Seward...

 

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the March 1, 1990 Seward Phoenix LOG. GIVE ‘EM HELL HERMAN... Seward living legend Herman Leirer ambled up to the microphone at the Council session Monday and told the council he wants them to tell the De...

 

Council considers mobile merchant permits

The Seward City Council took a new look at transient and mobile merchants at a Monday work session prompted by councilor Marianna Keil. The issue of unfair competition from mobile vendors has long...

 

Repealing oil tax seems short sighted

There are few things as important to Alaskans as a healthy, vibrant and growing economy. That is why we must vote “no” on returning the state to the flawed, old oil tax that worked against Alaska’s long-term interests. My family and I have...

 

Thank you, Seward

I want to thank everybody who helped me and my girls in our time of great need. I can hardly express the gratitude I feel. The kindness, understanding, compassion and love has been wonderful. All the help has gotten us through this super tough time....

 

School budget prime target for cuts

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is expecting a $4.5 million dollar shortfall in the 2014-15 fiscal year, said Dave Jones, the assistant superintendent. He explained many aspects of the...

 

Seahawk skiers sing state swan song

There were four Seahawk skiers who competed at the State finals meet this year, all veterans from past state meets. Nick Zweifel, Jerry Swanson, Brooke Estes and Dylan Gillespie formed the Seward...

 
 By LOG Staff    Sports    February 27, 2014

Urbach's Youth Basketball League is underway

Urbach's Youth Basketball League is in full swing and every Saturday the AVTEC gym is host to the young fun seekers which, in total, number near 100. The UYBL is coordinated by the Seward Parks and...

 

McCabe honored as Champion of Kids

Alaska Children’s Trust has presented the 2013 Champion for Kids award to Margo McCabe. The Champion for Kids award recognizes individuals who have strived to ensure Alaska’s children grow up in supportive and nurturing communities. Throughout...

 
 By LOG Staff    Sports    February 27, 2014

Seward Middle School hosts wrestling tourney

Seward Middle School welcomed the borough middle school tournament to the area for the first time in nearly a decade. Seventh and eighth graders squared off against competitors from around the Kenai...

 

Junior Iditarod mushers celebrate success

The thrill is not in victory but in the courage to join the race. Nowhere could this be more evident than at the Junior Iditarod banquet. These young mushers dreamed one day of running dogs. Later...

 
 By LOG Staff    Arts    February 27, 2014

Archers take a bow

Every Tuesday the Alaska Railroad Cruise Ship Terminal morphs into an archery range as Sewardites take aim with nary a quiver. The City of Seward Parks and Rec Department manages the league which...

 

Turn Back the Pages

Feb. 20, 1992 The Seward Phoenix LOG Good Luck Dan! – Seward teacher and dog musher extraordinaire Dan Seavey is off and running behind his dogs this Saturday when he takes part in the second commemorative run of the Iditarod Race. Dan and his...

 
 By LOG Staff    Sports    February 27, 2014

Youth get their kicks at Seward NYO Invite

Seward's Qutekcak Native Tribe hosted five teams from all over Alaska at Seward Middle School during the three-day fourth annual Seward Native Youth Olympic invitational that began Friday. Along with...

 

Calendar - Feb. 27, 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, Feb. 27 3 to 6 p.m., He Will Provide Food Pantry, Fifth and Adams, entry in the alley. 6:30...

 

Captain's Mast - Feb. 27, 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. Feb. 13 06:08 - Individual called SPD dispatch requesting any information on his...

 

Moore leads Seahawks over Nikiksi

Senior Matthew Moore, #24, hit his stride out in front of a refocused Seahawks boys varsity squad to drop in a personal best of 34 points as the Seahawks routed Nikiski Friday to rack up a third win...

 

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