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Articles from the April 11, 2013 edition

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 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    April 11, 2013

Novice mushers take on Mayor's Cup

The weather couldn’t make up its mind for the duration of the 18th Annual Seward Mayor’s Cup dog sled race, alternating between blue skies and spring sun and significant flurries. The Saturday...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    April 11, 2013

Man killed in bus fire

An overnight fire in a former school bus in a storage yard in Seward resulted in a fatality on Friday. Shortly after midnight Seward Fire Department, acting on a report of a boat fire, arrived at...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    April 11, 2013

Fireworks ordinance ignites opposition

When Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members Brent Johnson and Kelly Wolf sponsored an ordinance partially legalizing fireworks use on the Kenai Peninsula, they lit a fire under Seward area first...

 

Rocking the Past: Working with the railroad

The following is from the editorial page of the April 16, 1987 Seward Phoenix LOG. LET’S GET ON THE SAME TRAIN... Last week’s meeting of city officials, representatives from Alaska Railroad and the private sector was a step in the right...

 

Legislation threatens fishing economy

A great untold story of Alaska’s economic success is our vibrant fishing industry, including commercial and sport fishing. If we manage these renewable resources well then Alaskans will continue to profit from our fisheries. However, short-sighted...

 

GE fish threaten wild species

In Alaska we value our health and our fish. But genetically engineered (GE) salmon threatens these important things. Recently the FDA has been moving towards the approval of the sale of GE salmon in the United States. This salmon is susceptible to...

 
 By Carri Fisher    Opinion    April 11, 2013

Thank you

We want to thank everyone who came out for the Pet Walk and to the Fur Ball! The first big fundraising event for a new Seward Animal Shelter was a success, we raised $17,640! Thank you to all the businesses and individuals who donated items to the...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    April 11, 2013

Herbert named to RCAC

James “Jim” Herbert, a commercial fisherman and mariner was appointed Monday to represent the City of Seward as a director on the Prince William Sound Regional Citizen’s Advisory Council....

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    April 11, 2013

Council reviews trails and rails

Two Sewardites were recognized for their public service at the outset of Monday’s Seward City Council meeting. John French was applauded for his work representing the Seward area on the Prince...

 

Thai food restaurant comes to Seward

Woody’s Thai Kitchen, named after the famed local sea lion attraction, is set to open this week as Seward’s latest eatery. The new restaurant at the corner of Fourth Avenue and B Streets will feat...

 

Open for Business

A brief fling with spring-like weather brought out a lot of premature wishful thinking but the break-up blues aren’t stopping Seward shopkeepers from plying their trade. Neither is it stopping the...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    April 11, 2013

Assembly approves generator purchase

With a light agenda for the first Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting in April, Mayor Navarre proclaimed April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The assembly also heard a presentation on...

 

Bear Creek fire chief receives degree

Mark Beals, fire chief of the Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department graduated last month from Keiser University in Sarasota, Fla. with an associate’s degree in fire science. He completed the program with 42 credits at Keiser along with credits...

 

Painting in numbers for new library mural

Panels for the mural that will adorn the south side of the Seward Community Library Museum got several coats of paint closer to completion last weekend as over 40 volunteers gathered, paintbrush in...

 

Senior Center sale features bargains

A table of crocheted hats made by hand by Spring Creek Correctional Center inmates were a steal at four bucks. Other bargains included baskets and items from an estate sale. The Senior Center hosts...

 

Out & About - April 11, 2013

Pre-K program holds open house Seward’s year old Title 1 Pre-K program will hold an open house from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m tomorrow, Friday, April 12 at the elementary school in room 118. The open house will provide an opportunity for community to visit...

 

Young Life raises funds with flamingo placement

Since its latest fundraising bash last November, Young Life Seward is making its presence known in more ways than one. The trained leaders of Young Life work to bring youth of all walks of life together for wacky activities, friendship and to meet...

 

Calendar - April 11, 2013

Thursday, April 11 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Narcotics Anonymous, Church of the Nazarene, Fourth and C, 362-6623. 7 to 8 p.m., Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department meeting, Bear Creek Fire Station, 13105 Seward Highway (Mile 5), 224-3345. Friday, April 12 1...

 

Back When...

Captain White brought 40,000 feet of lumber to Seward from the Ballard mill in Washington on his bark Ferris Thompson in 1906. The Captain felt the Alaska Central Railway wanted to charge too much to...

 

Turn back the pages - April 11, 1974

Compiled by Julie Rosier Water usage council topic – John Scribner, acting director of the Alaska Division of Water and Air Quality Control spoke Monday night in support of proposed action by the city to reduce what he termed “unusually high”...

 

Captain's Mast - April 11, 2013

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 28 13:12 - Individual reported that a small truck was parked at the...

 

Adelmann third in shot put at Big C meet

The Seward Seahawks participated in the statewide invite, the Big C-Relays at the Anchorage Dome on the weekend. The Seahawks competed in many events against 39 other teams from around Alaska. Senior...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    April 11, 2013

Halibut prices headed down

Absent from supermarket fliers this spring have been ads featuring the year’s first fresh halibut, reflecting the anticipated push back by buyers to the high priced fish. “No ads in the papers....

 

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