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 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    May 8, 2014

Robot surfboards collect climate change data

Three wave driven drones are being dropped off in Southcentral Alaska waters this week as part of a summer long study on sea water conditions both in Prince William Sound and the Gulf of Alaska. The...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    May 8, 2014

Halibut efforts increase with dwindling limits

Clarification: The Halibut charter trip limit mentioned in this story only applies in Area 3A, a fishing area including coastal waters from Kodiak to Yakutat. The prohibition on skipper and crew harvest, already in effect in Southeast Alaska’s...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Features    May 8, 2014

Blue light means yield

Local fire department employees and volunteers are most commonly seen operating flashing blue lights in their personal vehicles while driving to the fire station in response to an emergency call....

 

Rosy results from triathlon heats

Saturday dawned bright and rosy for the 23rd annual Pink Cheeks Triathlon as athletes actually broke a sweat under sunny skies after checking in at Seward Middle School. By the time they reached the...

 

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the May 7, 1992 Seward Phoenix LOG. PRISON BLUES... The state proposal to temporarily close Wildwood Correctional Center in Kenai may seem like a measure that does not directly affect locals, but that may...

 
 By Bill Walker    Opinion    May 8, 2014

Sexual assault charges always merit rapid response

As a municipal attorney representing local governments across the state for over 30 years, I deal with complaints of sexual harassment and improper behavior. These cases are investigated post-haste. S...

 
 By Vic Fischer    Opinion    May 8, 2014

Economist misses the mark on oil tax impacts

On Friday economist Scott Goldsmith presented comments and scenarios that grossly understate the amount Alaskans stand to lose under Alaska’s new oil tax structure, which many Alaskans call the “Oil Wealth Giveaway.” Goldsmith told an audience...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Education    May 8, 2014

Field trip marks 20 years of marine science program

Eleven Seward area Connections homeschool students of all ages and their parents, and 18 Cook Inlet Academy third and fourth grade students, siblings, teachers and chaperones gathered in the main squa...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Education    May 8, 2014

Tyler credits SHS teacher for prestigious Stanford award

Tyler Scott Haddow, a 2009 Seward High School graduate attending Stanford University was recognized April 26 with the university's J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for Scholastic Achievement. All 25...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    May 8, 2014

Halibut, sablefish prices up this spring

The basic laws of supply and demand are resulting in a nice pay day for Alaska halibut and sablefish harvesters. Prices for both fish are up by more than a dollar a pound compared to the same time...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Arts    May 8, 2014

Locals enjoy art on Friday

The First Friday Art Walk, which took place May 2, was a successful affair, with more than 12 contributing businesses or venues, including several new ones. People filled the streets going from venue...

 

Firefighters work on the angles

On a sunny day, getting wet in the the Resurrection River beats laying out rope in the parking lot of the new Bear Creek Multi-Use Facility. However this was high (and low) angle rope technical...

 

Turn Back the Pages – May 12, 1977

May 12, 1977 The Seward Phoenix LOG Fishing boats crowd harbor – Seward Fisheries dock was the scene of frenzied activity this weekend as 22 halibut boats prepared for the year’s first opening. Most of the boats are from Petersburg and I spent a...

 
 By Lee Poleske    Features    May 8, 2014

Back When... Lots for Sale

On July 15, 1916 in the Alaska Evening Post and ad ran for lots for sale. On July 25 and 26, 1916 John and Frank Ballaine held auctions to sell lots in the original Seward town site, which went from...

 

Out & About - May 8, 2014

Send listings for Out & About to editor@theSewardPhoenixLOG.com. Social Security rep visits Robin Schmidt with the Anchorage Social Security Office will be at Seward Community Library Museum today providing a presentation on Social Security from...

 

Calendar - May 8, 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 8 3 to 6 p.m., He Will Provide Food Pantry, Fifth and Adams, entry in the alley. 6:30 to...

 

Weather Permitting - May 8, 2014

Makaira Williams slides down the dwindling field of snow in "The Chute" on the downhill from a Mount Marathon practice run Wednesday of last week. Gus the dog also appreciated the extra refrigeration...

 

'Captain's Mast' - May 8, 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 28 00:05 - Verbal warning for speed given on Third between Jefferson and...

 

Track team steps it up

LOG Staff The Seward High School Seahawk boys placed fourth among a field of 14 teams at the Palmer Track Invite last Friday. Tannen Berry and Nick Zweifel were neck and neck on the 110-meter hurdles...

 

Soccer team gets practice

The Seward High School girls soccer team lost Friday's home non-conference game against Grace Christian by a score of 10-0 and Saturday's home non-conference game against Palmer by a score of 13-0....

 

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