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Articles from the April 3, 2014 edition

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 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    April 3, 2014

Earthquake drill tests Seward response

A statewide test of emergency and disaster response capability on March 27 performed one of its objectives admirably. According to local controller Dave Squires and key participant Sue McClure it...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    April 3, 2014

New clinic director heeds call

After spending the weekend with new Seward Community Health Center Executive Director Patrick Linton, interim director Sharon Montagnino was on a red-eye flight out of Alaska. But Linton wasn't left...

 

Local school staff excels

SMS principal's time is filled With his schedule revolving largely around reconfiguring Seward Middle School for the incoming sixth grade, principal Jason Bickling doesn't think that he'll find much...

 

Rocking the Boat

`The following is from the editorial page of the April 7, 1988 Seward Phoenix LOG. COUNTING AND LINING UP OUR DUCKS... Time is running short. In eight weeks tourists will begin arriving – by plane, by ferry, by rail and by automobile. Each year...

 
 By Lee Hamilton    Opinion    April 3, 2014

Fixing Congress: Process changes needed

These are hard times for Congress. Its approval ratings have seen a bump from their historic lows of a few months ago, but it’s a small one. Our representative democracy’s keystone political institution is widely derided as ineffective, unproduct...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Features    April 3, 2014

Biographer calls Seward's Folly a myth

Except for a slight nod for the state holiday, Seward's Day, which was marked on Monday, March 31, most local residents probably know very little about William H. Seward, the influential U.S....

 

Walker, Fleener want to represent Alaskans

Gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker, an oil attorney and former mayor of Valdez, has a message: He wants Alaskans to run Alaska. "We need to be more aggressive as a player and not sit in the nosebleed...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    April 3, 2014

Nine vie for three Fish Board seats

Nine names are vying for three seats on the state Board of Fisheries, including six newcomers. That gives Gov. Sean Parnell the unique opportunity to replace a majority of the seven-member Fish...

 

Spring means steam cleaning the drains

There's not that much snow to melt, but crews were out keeping city drains along Third Avenue clear of ice with steams blasts on a chilly March morning. Cold overnights and nearly bare ground have...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    April 3, 2014

Seward comes together for 50th earthquake anniversary

Patricia Linville, Seward Community Library Museum director, welcomed an overflow crowd to the library's community room Thursday for a commemoration and retrospective of the 1964 Alaska Earthquake...

 

Turn Back the Pages – April 7, 1977

April 7, 1977 The Seward Phoenix LOG Public Forum heard Sewardites last Thursday – The Alaska Public Forum visited Seward Thursday evening, March 31 to get ideas and suggestions from area people on how state government should plan for management...

 

Working on a new railroad dock

Crews constructing a new Alaska Railroad dock as part of the recovery effort for the destruction wrought by the 1964 Alaska Earthquake and subsequent tsunamis that swept Resurrection Bay shores clean...

 

Out & About - April 3, 2014

Send listings for Out & About to editor@theSewardPhoenixLOG.com. Budget hearing testimony opportunity A hearing on Alaska Senate Bill 119, setting the capital budget, will be teleconferenced to...

 

Calendar - April 3, 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, April 3 Noon to 1 p.m., SeaView Community Services Board, Seaview Plaza, 302 Railway. 3 to 6...

 

SCCC names Employee of Year

Amy Komarek was named Spring Creek Correctional Center's employee of the year for 2014 in March. According to a SCCC statement, she is regarded as the "go-to" person at SCCC helping to find solutions...

 

Weather Permitting - April 3, 2014

A family enjoys a sunny afternoon on Grouse Lake surrounded by Sewardites ice fishing. Clear skies have kept nights cold enough to maintain ice on local lakes and days warm enough to be comfortable...

 

'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. March 18 00:49 - Individual reported that a woman at his residence said she was...

 

Schedules conflict, yet Sewardites choose respect

Thursday was a busy day across Seward as the annual Choose Respect march competed with disaster drills and earthquake commemoration activities. The march was sponsored locally by SeaView Community...

 

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