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Articles from the May 15, 2014 edition

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 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    May 15, 2014

Vigor Seward shipyard deal signed

Monday the Seward City Council signed off on the transfer of Seward Ship's Drydock leases to Vigor Alaska, a transaction that will give the major player in marine maintenance and construction a base...

 

Harbor opening action packed

By the end of the week and Seward Harbor Opening Weekend two cruise ships will have come and gone from the Port of Seward signalling the beginning of the summer visitor season. The first passenger line of the year, the Silver Shadow, arrives and...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    May 15, 2014

Grants help enhance life in Seward

Correction: He Will Provide serves 150 families per week. Financial help is flowing again to help indigent residents get their prescriptions filled, provide temporary safe shelter to victims of...

 
 By Melissa DeVaughn    Local    May 15, 2014

Military honored with fishing tournament

Back in 2006, Bob Candopoulos and his friend Keith Manternach witnessed an antiwar protest while at a conference in Reno, Nevada. Infuriated by what they saw, the two men – one a charter boat...

 

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the May 10, 1990 Seward Phoenix LOG. WELCOME TO OUR SOVIET FRIENDS... The Seward Marine Center this evening will host a visit by Dr. Yuri Niktin and a company of scientists from the Siberian branch or the...

 
 By Lee Hamilton    Opinion    May 15, 2014

The justices and the scramble for cash

Many trends in American politics and government today make me worry about the health of our representative democracy. These include the decline of Congress as a powerful, coequal branch of government, the accumulation of power in the presidency, and...

 

McKnight is pronounced excellent

Terri McKnight came to Alaska with a dream, but she started in Fairbanks. After that initial dalliance, the elementary school educator found a slice of heaven in Moose Pass, teaching there for seven y...

 

Flurry of activity ends school year

The year ends for Seward schoolchildren next week with a busy schedule set for the Seward High School graduating class of 2014. The young adults will first be honored at a baccalaureate service being held at the school. The ceremony, blessing the...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    May 15, 2014

Commercial fishing nets most revenue

The debate over which sector, commercial or recreational fishing, provides the bigger economic punch can finally be put to rest. The annual “Fisheries Economics of the U.S.” report by the...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    May 15, 2014

Boro OKs flood funding

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member’s afternoon began at 1 p.m. on May 5 with a budget presentation by Finance Director Craig Chapman. He outlined the highlights of the fiscal year 2015 boro...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    May 15, 2014

BCVFD moves into new building

The first weekend of May was a milestone for the Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department as they began moving their offices from the 42-year-old fire station into a new $3.4 million facility built last y...

 

Students get in gear for school

Easy riders pedalled to Seward Schools en masse last May 7 as part of National Bike to School Day. Although some students have been biking to school for nearly a month, bike racks were noticeably...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    May 15, 2014

Bike rodeo peddles safety

A cowgirl checks to see that her tassles are secureld before pedalling out of a pit stop at Mechanic's Alley at the annual Terry's Tires Bike Rodeo Saturday. The equipment check was just one stop...

 

Batter up for Little League

Four coaches and more than a dozen Seward Little League players made for a swell evening of minors play at Boulder Field. Coach Brent Ursel fine tuned the pitching machine and Coach Chris Polasek...

 

City ramps up repairs

As part of a prescription for repairing cracked, broken and heaving downtown sidewalks, a Harmon Construction crew drops a dose of concrete on a Fourth Avenue sidewalk. This week workers removed...

 

Fundraiser benefits DU

Conservation group Ducks Unlimited held a fundraiser raffle at the Breeze Inn Lounge over the weekend and Nils Lee of Poulsbo, Wash. ended up winning his pick from the wall of guns. Another drawing...

 

Map puts viewers in middle

A walk in and walk on map put surveyors in stockings as it carpeted the large community room at the Seward Community Library Museum during a visit by staff from the Anchorage Museum on Saturday. The...

 

Turn Back the Pages – May 17, 1987

May 17, 1987 The Seward Phoenix LOG 3rd party investigates campground contract – The controversy over the awarding of the campground fee collection contract got a little hotter Monday night when one of the unsuccessful bidders threatened to sue...

 

The end of the line

A fine spring day in 1938 along Seward's original waterfront as an Alaska Railroad steam locomotive shuttles cargo to and from Seward's busy freight wharf for loading onto ocean bound freighters. In...

 

Out & About - May 15, 2014

Send listings for Out & About to editor@theSewardPhoenixLOG.com. Community center survey underway The Community Center action team is surveying residents to find out what support exists for building a community center in Seward. The survey is availab...

 

Calendar - May 15, 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 15 3 to 6 p.m., He Will Provide Food Pantry, Fifth and Adams, entry in the alley. 6:30 to...

 

Funds raised for AVTEC culinary scholarships

People from throughout the state came together Friday night to raise money that goes to scholarships for AVTEC’s culinary students. The evening featured a top-notch dinner prepared by the culinary students, a silent auction and a live auction....

 

Weather Permitting - May 15, 2014

Youthful visitors to Seward engage in evening angler practice in Resurrection Bay against the backdrop of the Resurrection Mountains at Waterfront Park. Last year, early May was relatively cool with...

 

'Captain's Mast' - May 15, 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. May 4 23:27 - Citation for failure to carry proof of insurance issued to Ryan...

 

Seahawks teams get busy in away games

The Seward High School Seahawks soccer team lost Tuesday's away conference game against Skyview by a score of 5-1 coming off of a 8-0 loss to Soldotna in Saturday's away conference game against...

 

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