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Articles from the March 22, 2012 edition

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Break up celebrated

As the snow and ice melted Seward celebrated breakup with a variety of activies presented by the 2nd Annual Seward Spring Break Up Festival. Seward Adventure Co. hosted a fat tire bike demonstration...

 

Stranded skiers rescued

Two skiers, stranded in the Turnagain Pass area, were brought to safety Saturday. Three skiers were hit by an avalanche about 8 p.m. Friday, according to Megan Peters, Alaska State Troopers Public Information Officer. The avalanche initially buried...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    March 22, 2012

Choose Respect event planned

SeaView Community Services Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program is spearheading a public event in Seward to draw attention to the issue of sexual assault, rape and domestic violence in Alaska,...

 

Motherless sea otter pup cared for at ASLC

Last week, the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) welcomed its first stranding patient for the 2012 season. On March 12, residents of Port Heiden discovered a deceased Northern sea otter and her surviving...

 

Tsunami alert test scheduled

Tsunami alert systems in Alaska, including Seward, will be tested from 9:45-10:15 March 28. Tsunami sirens may be heard, and alerts may be issued on Radio and TV. The drill will test the tsunami warning system from end to end. Emergency...

 

Stream mitigation flows along

Greetings my fellow citizens, summer is on its way! Our Seward-Bear Creek Flood Service Area (SBCFSA) now has two studies to complete for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and then we will be able to acquire a funded mitigation project! This is after...

 

Waiting for spring in America

The sun hangs longer in the sky. Sunrise to sunset, the time of sunlight now dominates the pie graph in my ‘daylight’ app on my iPhone. We Alaskans feel the undeniable stirrings of light and...

 

Thank you

March 5 Seward Parks & Recreation held the end of season recreational volleyball tourney here at the AVTEC Gym. Four teams competed for the first and second place titles. AVTEC (Michelle Travis, Jordan Soto, Gabe Rukouishilkoff, Micheley Hoeft, Alvin...

 

Commemorative Mariners’ Memorial plaques are 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...

 

Moloney, Lyn bring Irish music

With spring fast approaching we can all anticipate that great feeling from spotting the first buds of green awakening from the ground. What a nice time to be alive, in Seward, on a sunny day, with a...

 

Heavy snow loads could collapse roofs

The recent heavy snowfall in the Seward area poses a potential collapse hazard to roofs. The National Weather Service has indicated that the snow/water weight equivalent is significantly above average for Seward. This heavy snow load could exceed...

 

Volunteers for incorporation centennial sought

Seward City Council is soliciting interested volunteers in serving on an ad hoc committee for the purpose of planning a community celebration for the centennial of the city of Seward’s incorporation. Letters of interest can be submitted to the...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    March 22, 2012

With halibut limit down, price probably up

The Pacific halibut fishery got underway on March 17 and if the dynamic of supply and demand holds true, there will be an upward push on prices. The coast-wide halibut catch was reduced by more than...

 

Mary Karen Fyles Gillenwater

Mary Karen Fyles Gillenwater’s family came to Seward when she and her twin brother Jim Fyles were 6 years old. Her dad worked for the city until he retired and her mother did a variety of jobs among which was to work at the library. Karen contracte...

 

SVFD scholarships offered

The Seward Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) provides educational funding to members of SVFD and their immediate family members pursuing continuing education, as well as community members pursuing careers/degrees in emergency services (fire, EMS or...

 

Pre-K classes prepare youngsters for school

A new program to prepare children for kindergarten begins this fall at Seward Elementary. The federally-funded Title 1 Pre-K classes, taught by certified teacher, focus on readiness skills like large and small gross motor skills, listening and...

 

Seward Spring Breakup Festival photos

The 2nd Annual Seward Break Up Festival offered oodles of activities over the weekend. Ready for the green of spring, people turned out for the pub stroll, home brew challenge, live music, fish...

 

Calendar — March 22, 2012

Thursday, March 22 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Social Security representative, City Council Chambers, 410 Adams, 224-4046. Noon to 1 p.m., SeaView Community Services Board meeting, SeaView, 302 Railway. 6 to 8 p.m., Creative Writing Workshops, Seward Arts...

 

Back when...

Located at the bottom of Adams Street, the initial Standard Oil Company facility was built in 1923. Expanded over the years, it was destroyed by the 1964 Earthquake. The gasoline and other petroleum...

 

Turn back the pages — March 19, 1987

Compiled by Julie Rosier Line vandalized, pickets follow — It’s not Seward’s fight, but the city was pulled into the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers’ strike against Chugach Electric Association on Sunday, when vandalism to...

 

Police LOG — March 22, 2012

March 12 09:12 - Subject requested that someone contact her mother at the Marina Motel due to a family emergency. Contact was made and the message passed. Expressed their thanks for the assistance. 09:45 - Purse/walled found, and entered into lost...

 

Sky dumps another load of the white stuff

The view from the Resurrection Boulevard was stunning Saturday after almost three feet of snow fell in town on March 14 and 15. The Seward Public Works crew moved massive amounts of snow during and...

 

Seward ruined by quake, tsunamis

Seward’s darkest day was March 27, 1964. At 5:26 p.m. that day the ground shook and rolled violently for 4 minutes with the second worst earthquake on record. A magnitude 9.2 disaster. Many...

 

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