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 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    May 1, 2014

City predicts dredging in fall, paving next year

Concerns at the previous Seward City Council meeting over a loss of street construction funds were allayed this week by City Manager James Hunt in his bi-monthly report at Monday’s regular City Council session. City administration received...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    May 1, 2014

Linville reflects on her years with local library

Patty Linville, Seward's head librarian for almost 16 years, is retiring May 23. She stayed on an extra year and a half after the new library/museum building opened to help it get established, and...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Business    May 1, 2014

Art blooms early in Seward

New businesses have popped up like little flowers all over Seward and are joining veteran merchants to showcase art and artists as Memorial Day weekend, and the visitor season, nears. While the first...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    May 1, 2014

Legislature funds local projects

City of Seward lobbying efforts appear to have paid off with the Alaska Legislature passing a capital budget that included funds to finish local projects and move forward on solving a developing crisis with the community’s wastewater disposal...

 

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the May 11, 1989 Seward Phoenix LOG. SETTLE THE CLAIMS... The best public relations tool that Exxon can use right now is settlement. The longer the people hurt by the grounding of the tanker Exxon Valdez...

 

Plug evacuates city hall

Late in the day April 22, a tide of gray water swept the corridors of Seward City Hall. Something large had plugged the sewer pipe for the building and experts from the city's Public Works Department...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    May 1, 2014

Military group experiences climate change, Seward's off-season gumption

A select group of 18 high-ranking U.S. and international military officers and civilian industry fellows visited the Seward area April 17 and 18, and learned important things at a time that is usually shoulder-season. While in town, they explored...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    May 1, 2014

Herring fishery gets underway, prices down

Kodiak’s roe herring fishery began on April 15 with little notice and rumors of fire sale prices. The fleet of 22 seiners was down a bit; they are competing for a harvest of 5,800 short tons,...

 

Diaper derby comes off without hitch

Those looking for top drawers excitement made the 28th annual Stylin' Stiches Diaper Derby their bottom line April 19. The event at the AVTEC gym caught most of its 12 diminutive contestants on their...

 

Turn Back the Pages – May 7, 1992

May 7, 1992 The Seward Phoenix LOG Critical issues close doors – The Seward City Council has met privately 21 times during the past year to discuss business, which is more than double the number of meetings held behind closed doors in recent years....

 

4th of July Train Ride

Construction begin in April 1904 at the Seward terminus of the Alaska Central Railway with the delivery of the first steam locomotive late that month. By 1906, large groups of area residents along wit...

 

Out & About - May 1, 2014

Send listings for Out & About to editor@theSewardPhoenixLOG.com. City parking lots now on the take Many city parking lots begin charging today. The seasonal switch means that not paying could mean a ticket. City pay lots are all in the Seward Small...

 

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

 

Weather Permitting - May 1, 2014

With just enough clouds to keep everyone guessing and a few April showers for May flowers, there was plenty of gusty sunny weather to go fly a kite in. Or wind surf Resurrection Bay, the waters of...

 

'Captain's Mast' - May 1, 2014

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 21 00:05 - Verbal warning for speed given in the Essential One parking...

 
 By James Wardlow    Sports    May 1, 2014

Big fun for young team

This weekend was a blast. Three athletes travelled from Seward to Anchorage to compete at the 44th Annual Native Youth Olympics held at the Dena'ina Center. The athletes that made the trip were Haley...

 

SHS track hosts invite

The Seward Invitational saw five track teams travel to Seward earlier this week. Zachary Martin ran third in the 100 and 400 meters at the Tuesday meet, Iris Anderson ran third in the 400 meters for the girls and Alice Pfeiffenberger came in first...

 

Soccer season winding down

The Seward High School Seahawk soccer squads took on the Nikiski Bulldogs Friday on their home turf. The boys team was overwhelmed in a topsy turvy contest that let the Bulldogs loose to close on...

 

Seward plays ball at Little League tryouts

Danny Seavey threw out the first pitch at the Seward Little League field tryouts as local talent lined up to demonstrate their skills for assignment in the season just started. With training, clinics...

 

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