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 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    April 18, 2013

Seward's port expansion projects advance

The just concluded legislative session added $10 million to the funds available to construct the next phase of the Seward Marine Industrial Center. The total project cost for the SMIC breakwater, the...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    April 18, 2013

Boro Assembly meets in Seward

Once a year the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meets in Seward. For those unfamiliar with the proceedings there is an opening ritual including a prayer. While the sun shone brightly outside, Pastor...

 

Student solutions stem from practical projects

Teams of enterprising young students at Seward Elementary School created original Mars Rovers over the past six weeks, powered by their own devices. On Friday, the entire school watched them speed alo...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    April 18, 2013

Hangar boasts off-grid operation

There were plenty of smiles, and impressed exclamations as a steady stream of interested people explored Lucky Wilson’s Seward Aircraft Storage hangar during an open house April 11. Alaska...

 

Sixth grade move still in flux

Joe Arness expressed reservations regarding fast tracking the move of Seward Elementary’s sixth grade to Seward Middle School at the local site based school council’s monthly meeting April 11. As...

 

What others say: Makes Ya Wanna...

This week’s Rocking the Boat comes from the April 11 Nome Nugget It seems like politicians and the makers of their TV ads think the public is really stupid. Maybe they are right but sometimes ya have to say, “What … ?” It is always...

 
 By Rick Steiner    Opinion    April 18, 2013

Citizens Council calls for increased spill funding

A universal truth in all major oil spills is that once the oil is spilled, the damage is done. In Alaska, damage from the 1989 Exxon Valdez persists today, 24 years later. In the Gulf of Mexico, serious impacts from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon...

 
 By Peggy Hamner    Opinion    April 18, 2013

Thank you

On March 29 the Seward Tsunami Swim Club held its annual fundraiser at the Seward pool. Over 48 swimmers participated in the Swim-a-Thon, swimming laps to earn money for the club. All of these hard swimming athletes would like to thank our corporate...

 

Thank you

For the fifth year in a row the Sons of American Legion, alongside the American Legion have assisted the local area senior citizen veterans, by offering them a free lunch at the senior center throughout the long winter months. This community project...

 
 By LOG Staff    Alaska    April 18, 2013

State legislature ends 2013 session

The 28th Alaska State Legislature finished its work late Sunday with the customary eleventh hour passage of several bills and the state budgets. The legislation that changes how oil extracted in the state is taxed, Senate Bill 21, passed the House...

 

Open for Business

Seward businesses have begun to see the signs of springtime activity as the weather improves. There’s more weekend visitors taking advantage of the sights and activities that the Resurrection Bay...

 
 By Dave Paperman    Sports    April 18, 2013

Little League winds up for summer season

Even though it still looks and feels like winter outside, in just a few weeks the snow will be gone and the crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd will again be heard at the Seward Little League Field on Fourth Avenue near Waterfront Park. This y...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Arts    April 18, 2013

Seward Community Choir springs forth

The front two pews of the Methodist Church are filled with choral singers every Thursday evening, earnestly trying to learn their parts in order not to sing the wrong notes by mistake, or to be the...

 

Honor rolls announced

The following students earned honor roll status in the third quarter. Those with an asterick (*) by their name had a 4-point grade point average. Seward Elementary Fourth Grade Anevay Ambrosiani*, Lucy Hankins*, Nicholas Katsma*, Samuel Koster*,...

 

Author Sherman brings new book to Seward Library

Vaughn Sherman at his presentation, discussion and signing for his new book “Sea Travels - Memoirs of a 20th Century Master Mariner.” The Saturday afternoon event at Seward Community Library...

 

Community concert highlights local talent

The Seward Community Band perform a free concert at the Liberty Theatre on Saturday. The theme of the performance was “Spring has Sprung” and coincided well with the fine afternoon...

 

Out & About - April 18, 2013

Community Health Center meeting set The Seward Community Health Center meets at 6 p.m. tonight at the Seward Mountain Haven conference room. The public is welcome to attend. Contact sewardchc@gmail.com for information. Songwriters perform at...

 

Calendar - April 18, 2013

Thursday, April 18 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 19...

 

Back When... Original Founders Monument

The original Seward Founders Monument was erected by the Elks Lodge in 1978. Some years later the wooden platform deteriorated and was removed as a safety measure. Upon the 75th anniversary of the...

 

Turn back the pages - April 21, 1988

Compiled by Julie Rosier Sawmill to be buzzing in 1989 – Chugach Alaska Corporation‘s plans for a timber mill at the Seward Marine Industrial Center have been given a clear go ahead, according to CAC President and Chief Executive Officer Michael...

 

Captain's Mast - April 18, 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 29 16:27 - Soldotna Troopers requested that Moose Pass Fire and SVAC be...

 

Octopus hatchlings cling to life

At the Alaska SeaLife Center on March 6, tiny octopus hatchlings known as paralarvae began to emerge from eggs laid over a year ago. However, their prospects are unknown as ASLC scientists and...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    April 18, 2013

Research reveals crab secrets

Did you know that red king crabs are cannibals and eat their babies, but blue king crabs do not? Or that deep water golden king crabs along the Aleutian Islands are almost indestructible and appear...

 

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