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 By Heidi Zemach    Local    March 1, 2012

TYC solicits feedback on summer program price increases

More children may be accompanying their parents to work this summer, or sitting home alone, or with friends or older siblings. A handful of parents met with staff and the city’s Parks and...

 

Council censures mayor

Seward City Council voted Monday night to censure Mayor David Seaward because, according to Resolution 2012-019, “during Mayor Seaward’s legislative trip to Juneau he disregarded the Council will thus disobeying the public wishes and substituted...

 

Conway Seavey wins Jr. Iditarod

On Sunday, 15-year-old Conway Seavey won the Jr. Iditarod on the 80-mile junior course. Seavey finished the race with a time of 4:10. Mushers in the junior race are 14-18 years old and win scholarships for their winds. This year 11 youth ran the...

 

Corps to dredge harbor

A $1.9 million project to dredge Seward’s harbor is included in this year’s U.S. Corps of Engineers projects. The plan is to dredge and dispose of 11,000 cubic yards of material from the harbor. The Corps intends to award the maintenance...

 

Fire volunteers earn awards

Seward Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) held its annual awards banquet on Feb. 11 at the military rec camp’s Seabolt Hall. Emergency responder volunteers and their families joined together for a...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    March 1, 2012

Seward rowers race to Nome

“Ready. Set. Row!” At the exact same moment that the first Iditarod dog sled team leaves the race start at Willow for Nome March 4, Seward’s own rowing-machine teams, each with 2-4 “dogs”...

 

From the Desk of Rep. Paul Seaton

Feb. 27, 2012 Greetings from Juneau on this 42nd day of the 90-day session. We have been very busy this past week though it has not been in movement of bills. The week before final entry of capital requests is always hectic. We have also been trying...

 
 By Jimmer Dick    Opinion    March 1, 2012

Thank you

To those who know me, and those who do not. I was born and raised here in Seward, Alaska. I have had great friends and a very large extended family here. On Jan. 28 I was reminded of how fast it could be taken away. Also how much everyone cares. For...

 

Tsunami of marine knowledge hits town

A tsunami with an estimated size of 100 ocean-minded high school students and their coaches will hit Seward High School on March 2-4 for the 15th regional National Ocean Sciences Bowl competition....

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    March 1, 2012

Salmon catch prediction down by 25 percent

State fishery managers project a lower Alaska salmon harvest this year, due to an expected decrease in those hard to predict pinks. The total catch forecast by the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game is...

 
 By Julie Rosier    Arts    March 1, 2012

Concert liberates Seward from mid-winter blues

Musicians Melissa Mitchell, Sean “Spiff” Chambers and Rik Nelson played to an enthusiastic crowd of just over a hundred people in a concert, sponsored by the Seward Arts Council, at the Seward...

 

‘Babies on Track’ package aids learning

“Babies on Track,” a program by Best Beginnings that shows parents in an enjoyable way how their positive and frequent interactions foster their babies’ early learning and healthy brain development, premiers across the state this month....

 

Commemorative plaques available

After many years of planning, the dream of a mariners’ memorial for our port community of Seward is coming to fruition. Harmon Construction put the finishing touches on the lighthouse/widow’s walk in late December, which will be the focal point...

 

Cadets soar to Airmen

After several months of leadership training, written tests, and physical fitness tests, six Civil Air Patrol cadets have completed the Cadet Great Start Program and achieved their first promotion to...

 

Krier coaches his last home game

Longtime Seward High School Head Coach Dan Krier, who is retiring at the end of the school year, congratulates Assistant Coach Jeff Hetrick following the Boys Varsity game against Grace Christian...

 

SMS wrestling team closes out season

Seward Middle School’s wrestling team finished up their 2012 season in spectacular fashion at the KPBSD Borough Championship Tournament Feb. 18 in Kenai. Seven of the nine SMS wrestlers entered...

 

Marilyn Sieminski service planned

The family of Marilyn Sieminski invites the community to a memorial gathering for her at 2:30 p.m. March 10 at Resurrection Lutheran Church. “We will be honouring and remembering a special woman...

 

Roof repairs begin

Repair of the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church roof that was damaged in last fall’s wind storm began last week....

 

Out & About — March 1, 2012

Calling all Girl Scouts All girls and women, who are or ever were a Girl Scout, are invited to a bonfire celebrating the organization’s Birthday at 6:30 p.m. March 12, Forest Acres Campground (across from the Army Rec Camp). The evening will be...

 

Calendar — March 1, 2012

Thursday, March 1 Noon to 2 p.m., Port and Commerce Advisory Board (PACAB) Meeting, City Council Chambers, 410 Adams, 224-4046. 6:30 to 8 p.m., Community Choir, Seward High School music room, Sue McClure, 224-6784. 7 to 8 p.m., Bear Creek Volunteer F...

 

Gardening conference set

Alaska Master Gardeners Anchorage will present their Conference 2012: Gardening Realities - A knowledge based approach to gardening in Alaska from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 14 at Anchorage Senior Center, 1300 E. 19th Ave. Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott and...

 

Back when...

Photo courtesy of Resurrection Bay Historical Society In the winter or the barracks area for the 420th Coast Artillery Battalion was between Jefferson and Madison from the beach area to Fifth. The...

 

Turn back the pages — Feb. 27, 1992

Compiled by Julie Rosier ‘Hit list’ fuels conflict— Rumors of a “hit list” for Seward General Hospital workers targeted to be fired and counter accusations that biased city council members are damaging reputations this week fueled the...

 

Police LOG — March 1, 2012

Feb. 15 22:41 - Caller from a fire alarm company reported a fire alarm going off at Seward Mountain Haven. 22:41 - 911 caller from Mountain Haven reported they set off the fire alarm at Seward Mountain Haven by cooking and do not need the fire...

 

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