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 By Heidi Zemach    Local    April 19, 2012

Drunk driving scenario drives home the tears

The Seward High School auditorium had serious, teary-eyed faces on Friday. On stage were 18 students dressed in black, the “living dead” who had volunteered to be actors for the two-day staged dru...

 

Borough assembly meets in Seward

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly gathers in Seward City Council Chambers for its regular meeting Tuesday, April 17....

 

State capital budget now in governor’s hands

The Alaska Legislature has completed its work on the capital budget. The budget now goes to Governor Sean Parnell, who has line item veto privileges, for finalization. A summary, from the office of Representative Paul Seaton, of House District 35 ite...

 

New summer visitor data report released

An estimated 1.56 million out-of-state visitors traveled to Alaska between May and September 2011, spending just over $1.5 billion on lodging, tours, retail, and other out-of-pocket purchases according to the newly released Alaska Visitor Statistics...

 

Streambed work continues

Greetings my fellow citizens, In this column I will cover a near complete picture of the widespread effects of our gravel loaded streambed issues. We’ll also touch upon the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) November 2011 PAS study as well as what the...

 

Thank you

Seward Parks & Recreation hosted the 26th Annual Stylin’ Stitches Diaper Derby April 7. Thank you to our sponsors and volunteers for making this event a huge success. Kadin Ivy was crowned King along with Emma Lester who was crowned Queen for the...

 
 By Mary Tougas    Opinion    April 19, 2012

Thank you

Seward Tsunami Swim Club (STSC) would like to thank the businesses, friends and the families that sponsored the STSC swimmers during Swim-a-Thon. This year 49 swimmers, age 8 to 18 swam for two hours. Thirteen swimmers completed 200 lengths of the...

 

Season’s first cruise ship sails in

The first cruise ship of 2012, the Crystal Serenity, motored into Resurrection Bay last Wednesday and docked at about 7 a.m. Many of the 1,000 passengers visited the local sights and shopped the...

 

Tea & Tomes tea party to be Queen Mum of all tea parties

The perfect remedy for spring fever is 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, when Seward Library Museum volunteers are hosting the tea party to end all tea partie on the lower level of Sacred Heart Church on Fifth. Renowned pastry Chef Amy Mow will bake...

 

Grants available for prevention of child abuse and neglect

Two grant opportunities with awards of up to $50,000 were recently announced by the Alaska Children’s Trust. The awards are being offered through The Alaska Community Foundation, which was granted the trust’s nearly $11 million endowment by the...

 
 By Suzanne Niemi    Local    April 19, 2012

Community Health Care in Seward

This is the first in a series of columns aimed to inform and educate the residents of Seward about the status of healthcare in Seward and efforts to improve access to quality care in the future. At the present time Seward has a number of health care...

 

ADF&G works to sustain goat populations

Mountain goats are one of the least studied big game animals in North America. But that’s changing. Remarkable new tools and growing concerns for these agile, wooly beasts are providing unprecedente...

 

Tsunamis welcome competition

Saturday the Tsunami Swim Club hosted a meet for swim clubs from around the Peninsula....

 
 By Corey Hester    Sports    April 19, 2012

Seahawk runners take on Big “C” Relays

Seahawk runners take on Big “C” Relays....

 

Robert Bruce Facer

Robert Bruce Facer, who many knew as Spaceman Bruce, passed away on April 15, 2012 in Monterey, Calif. from a heart ailment. He was 65 years old. Bruce lived in Seward from 1975 until 1989. He lived an outdoor life, hunting and fishing. He swam...

 

Dwain ‘Randy’ E. Randolph

Randy Randolph was born in Winona, Missouri. He died of uranium lung cancer due to working in the uranium mines before moving to Alaska where he worked for 36 years as a heavy equipment operator....

 

SPRD Activities — April 19, 2012

Community Schools/TRAILS 224-8711 - sewardtrails@peninsulailc.org Create Your Own Ceramics Drop In Class is 2-5 p.m. Saturdays in the AVTEC Ceramics Room. Each session is $5. It takes at least three classes to complete a ceramic project. TYC...

 

Calendar — April 19, 2012

Thursday, April 19 6:30 to 8 p.m., Community Choir, Seward High School music room, Sue McClure, 224-6784. 7 to 8 p.m., Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department meeting, Bear Creek Fire Station, 13105 Seward Hwy, Mile 5, 224-3345. Friday, April 20 10:30...

 

Fire Drill — 1911

Seward Volunteer Fire Department conducts a fire drill at the Seattle Bar at the corner of Fourth and Washington. After Prohibition the Seattle Bar became the Liberty Theater, which burned down in...

 

Turn back the pages — April 21, 2005

Compiled by Julie Rosier Severed cable isolates Seward — A severed fiber optic cable Friday afternoon put an abrupt end to local residents attempting to electronically file last minute Internal Revenue Service tax returns. A heave equipment operato...

 

Police LOG — April 19, 2012

April 7 03:39 - Individual requested an officer to Bayside for a male that was outside her door and had been trying for 3 hours to get inside. Officer responded, contacted subject, and transported him to The Holiday Inn Express. 08:26 - Three 911 cal...

 

Seward Bluegrass Camp returns to town

Seward Bluegrass Camp for Kids is returning this summer due to popular demand, June 18-21 at the Resurrection Lutheran Church. The camp will be four full days this time. Students age 8-16, who have...

 

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