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 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    March 27, 2014

City cashes $20 million check

The Seward City Council voted Monday to bank a $10 million State of Alaska legislative grant and $10 million from a state transportation bond. The council also authorized the city manager to spend...

 

Clinic board hires director

Fifteen days after the doors opened, Seward Community Health Center has a permanent executive director. The local clinic’s board announced the selection of Patrick Linton this week, one of two finalists for the position. Arriving from Kamuel,...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    March 27, 2014

Prom dress price relief offered

The price of prom, if you're a female in high school, just got a little cheaper. The Seward High School Drama, Debate and Forensics team piloted a new fundraising tool for the team last week that...

 

Rocking the Boat

It was 50 years ago and Seward was on its way up. In 1964, the Tresslers had expanded their operations at Bear Lake. The Halibut Producers Cooperative was undergoing construction which would double their capacity. Three giant cranes stood on the...

 
 By Hal Shepherd    Opinion    March 27, 2014

HB77 is nothing new

With few exceptions, the state of Alaska’s strategy for, quietly, limiting the rights of citizens to participate in natural resource decision making and further insulate government and political officials from public oversight and scrutiny, has...

 
 By Bob White    Opinion    March 27, 2014

Raising your taxes

Who you ask? Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area, thats who! Now that you know who, I’ll tell you how much. Double for the flood board. Now the question is why they spend it all on staff having nothing left to do any real work. That’s correct ...

 

Seward's Day inspires visit

A notable biographer of William Henry Seward’s will be visiting Seward, the home of Alaska’s flag, this Friday. New York Times bestselling author of “Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man,” Walter Stahr, will discuss his book and research of...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    March 27, 2014

Unincorporated areas cleared for revenue sharing

March is one of four months each year that the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meets only one time, rather than two. Committee meetings (which are open to the public) began at 3 p.m., during which as...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    March 27, 2014

Hatchery salmon return in big numbers

Alaska’s salmon catch of 273 million salmon set a record last year – and so did the number of salmon returning home to state hatcheries. The 2013 Fisheries Enhancement Report by the Alaska...

 

1964 quake moved land and sea

On a March day 50 years ago, right around dinner time, Seward was struck by the largest earthquake in North America's recorded history. In broader terms, it was the second largest earthquake ever...

 

Earthquake Memories...

Sue McClure "I was sitting at the kitchen table watching my mom cook dinner, and when the earth started to shake, it was still semi light out because it was only 5:30-6:00. I looked out the window...

 

The earth shook, a telephone pole fell, and then...

I remember the 1964 Earthquake and subsequent tidal waves, though not as well as my brother Tom. He’s my collaborator. We were just kids, spending the days enjoying the beach and waterfront. For every kid in town, the beach was a playground. There...

 

Petticoat Gazette - Post Quake

Seward was in tatters and the newspaper at the time, The Petticoat Gazette, published it's first edition after the quake on April 16, 1964....

 

Kids interpret earthquake in 1964

After the earthquake in 1964, Seward schoolchildren made drawings of their impressions of the event. The Seward Community Library Museum has kept the drawings in its archives....

 

Time and speed is of the essence

"There will probably be some beachfront that disappears, more than likely of a similar nature to the '64 quake. There may be infrastructure on that beachfront that disappears. There will also be...

 

Don't wait for the sirens

If you’re on or within a few city blocks of the Seward waterfront and the ground begins to shake violently, lasting 40 seconds or longer, drop everything and as quickly as you can get yourself to hi...

 

Out & About - March 27, 2014

Send listings for Out & About to editor@theSewardPhoenixLOG.com. Statewide emergency practice set Federal, state and local facilities will engage in state-wide testing of emergency alert and response systems March 27. Today, between 10:15 a.m. and...

 

Capt. Anthony P. Chapin - 1947-2014

Capt. Anthony P. Chapin was born Nov. 24, 1947 and died Feb. 16, 2014. Chapin was a U.S. Army Viet Nam War Veteran, 28 year agent orange-related cancer survivor, woodworker extraordinaire, Captain of the M/V Serac, Culinary School graduate and a...

 

Jeffery Lloyd Duane Helberg - 1977-2014

Jeffrey Lloyd Duane Helberg passed suddenly on March 12, 2014. He was born in Denver, Colo. on June 15, 1977 and attended school in Walden, Colo. until 1992. He then moved with his family to McCall, Idaho where he graduated high school and went to...

 

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

 

Weather Permitting - March 27, 2014

Sunny day pedestrians and cyclists enjoy the effects of a stable weather system maintained by an "omega block." Continued blue skies and seasonal temperatures are forecast through the end of next...

 

Bryden named Firefighter of the Year

Moose Pass Fire and EMS has named Wendy Bryden as the Moose Pass Firefighter of the Year, Chief Brian Morris told the LOG this week. Bryden joined the Moose Pass Fire Department in the fall of 1995...

 

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