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 By Tommy Wells    Local    April 27, 2017

Chugach Electric scraps Snow River project

Almost as quickly as it began, Chugach Electric Association’s plans for a hydroelectric project on the Snow River came to an end last week. After a series of meetings, Chugach Electric Association officials announced they had canceled plans to...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    April 27, 2017

Council OKs increase in local mil rate

The residents of the City of Seward will be getting some much-needed road improvements in the near future. Unfortunately, the time to pay the paver is at hand. The City of Seward, which recently secured approximately $3 million in funding for road...

 

Johnson-Gray, Terry among winners in CFK contest

Krysten Johnson-Gray and Daisy Terry were among the big winners in the recent ‘Caring For the Kenai” contest. The two Seward students were among a handful of Kenai Peninsula high school students honored for their responses to the question...

 

Diaper Derby ...

The 31st annual Diaper Derby was held at AVTEC Gym on April 15. Nine babies registered for the fun event. Some of the categories included Happiest Baby, Elmer Fudd Award (Baldest), which was won by...

 

City OKs deal with AEC to repair elevator

The Seward City Council approved a bid from Arctic Elevator Company, LLC at its recent meeting to repair the city’s inoperable elevator at city hall. During to April 24 session, members of the council authorized Seward City Manager James Hunt to...

 

SBCFSA to hold meeting on May 1

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board will hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m., on Monday, May 1. The meeting agenda packet can be viewed on the website at www.kpb.us/service-areas/sbcfsa/sbcfsa-meetings. The meeting will be held at the KPB...

 

Unemployment rate falls to 6.4 percent in March

Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.4 percent in March, unchanged from February. The comparable national rate was 4.5 percent.  Preliminary estimates show employment was down by 7,100 jobs, or 2.2 percent, compared to March 2016....

 

Allow Him to come in, clean and repair your heart today

God is in the heart-changing business. Of all the ways that God deals with people—through circumstances, relationships, even tragedies—He always come back to our heart. More than anything else, God wants to touch your heart; to heal it’s pain...

 

Rodger Miller

Rodger Paul Miller was born July 2, 1947, in Fresno, California. On March 19, 2017, he died in his Seward, Alaska, home in the care of his wife and family. He is survived by his wife, Laurel Miller; daughter, Penny Miller; son, Daniel Miller;...

 
 By Lisa Jarvis    Opinion    April 27, 2017

Just be the best person you can be

It is natural to feel let down when we see our fellow men and women behaving badly. However, let the focus be on your own life. From time to time, we are all fed up with what humanity is doing around us, whether it is from learning about what is...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    April 27, 2017

Lindquist sprints to 2nd at Kenai Invitational

Ruby Lindquist continued to turn heads on the track this past weekend by turning in her second outstanding performance of the young track and field season. The Seward High School junior raced her way to a second-place finish at the 2017 Kenai...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    April 27, 2017

Forshee-Kurtz leads Miners at Avalanche meet

Hunter Forshee-Kurts wrestled his way to five victories this past weekend and helped the Marathon Wrestling Club roll to a top 20 finish at the Avalanche Wrestling Association Tournament in Anchorage. Forshee-Kurtz was one of five Marathon wrestlers...

 
 By Melanie Hauze    Sports    April 27, 2017

Volunteers needed for Pink Cheeks Triathlon

Volunteers are needed for the Pink Cheeks Triathlon, which is scheduled for May 6. Volunteers are needed to assist with registration, traffic control, lap timing, the finish line and other areas. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up at...

 

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. April 18 0445 - Officer left a parking warning on JBM596 at 5th Ave for parking...

 

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