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Articles from the May 22, 2014 edition

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 By Heidi Zemach    Local    May 22, 2014

SHS graduates Class of 2014

In an exuberant, sometimes tearful ceremony, 41 excited, nervous students graduated from Seward High School Tuesday night. Watching them, and oh so proud, were their friends, siblings, parents,...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Features    May 22, 2014

Cool tools make better lives

One of the round tables at the Seward Senior Center was covered with gadgets designed to help people see or hear more clearly, or even get a better grip on their paint brush. Maggie Cisco, a...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    May 22, 2014

Vendors unleashed, TYC fees on hold

A resolution before the Seward city council at their May 12 meeting suggested that cutting fees Teen and Youth Center summer camps could reverse declining enrollment. The Seward Parks and Recreation Department was tasked over two years ago with incre...

 

Glorious day for harbor opening

The deck of the good ship Osprey was a good vantage point to enjoy the boat parade celebrating Seward Harbor's opening weekend. A handful of local vessels led by the tug Junior, went on a jaunt to...

 

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the May 18, 1989 Seward Phoenix LOG. THE BEST CANDIDATE... Next year’s race for governor is about to go into full gear. Prospective candidates are polling the voters, hoping to find out which way the...

 
 By Rep. Les Gara    Opinion    May 22, 2014

Oil tax myths abound

There are a number of little mentioned, troubling facts about Alaska’s 2013 oil tax rollback – Senate Bill 21. For one, proponents inserted a special interest provision that continually reduces Alaska’s revenue share for our oil, indefinitely...

 

Thank you

Thank you A huge “thank you” goes out to the construction crew who did the repair work on the Fourth Avenue. business district sidewalks. It was handled quickly and efficiently, and with minimum inconvenience for us and our customers. The...

 
 By Nancy Erickson    Local    May 22, 2014

Mariners remembered, fleet blessed

The Seward Mariners' Memorial committee helped kick off Harbor Opening activities with the annual memorial plaque dedication followed by the Blessing of the Fleet May 17. Father Tero led the group...

 

Marine radio preferred over cellphones

When boating on Resurrection Bay, it may seem like a cellphone may provide adequate coverage. However, there are plenty of dead spots where lack of communications could be fatal. When travelling beyond Caines Head, coverage becomes hit or miss as...

 

First visitors arrive by sea

The Silversea Silver Shadow slipped into Seward's port last Thursday as the first cruise ship to land in Resurrection Bay for the year. Some passengers disembarked to trip through the streets and...

 

First visitors ride the rails

A handful of passengers disembarked at Seward Station after the conductor signaled the all clear for the first arrival of the Alaska Railroad's Coastal Classic. The visitors were greeted by record...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    May 22, 2014

Salmon season starts at Copper River

Trollers in Southeast Alaska provide fresh king salmon nearly year round, but the runs of reds and kings to the Copper River mark the “official start” of Alaska’s salmon season. On May 15 the...

 

A swift race from park to roadhouse

Dozens of runners and walkers swarmed over Herman Leirer Road on Saturday to run in the Exit Glacier Run beginning at the gates of the Kenai Fjords National Park. The 5-kilometer and 10-kilometer...

 

Kids take to fish in water

As the outstanding weather pulled Sewardites toward all points of the compass, Kid's Fishing Day joined the Exit Glacier Run, Seward Harbor Opening Weekend and a variety of outdoor activities in...

 

SHS students earn awards, scholarships

Seward High School graduating senior Brooke Estes was the first student to be recognized as the evening program for the SHS Academic and Athletics Awards got underway on Monday. Her first acknowledgment of many came from the Kenai Peninsula Masonic...

 

Statewide exercise tests CAP readiness

The Alaska Wing Civil Air Patrol successfully completed a statewide Wing exercise, Polar Heat, on May 17. The Wing logged about 50 flight hours using 41 air crew members, 11 squadrons and 15 aircraft on 22 sorties. The area flown encompassed a large...

 

Turn Back the Pages – May 17, 1987

May 17, 1987 The Seward Phoenix LOG Council Favors Ballpark Lands Stay Recreational - Officers of the local Little League organization asked the City Council at Monday night’s special meeting, if the land upon which the two existing ball parks are...

 
 By Lee Poleske    Features    May 22, 2014

Prom decorating 1967

Students decorate for the Seward High School prom in May 1967. The prom was held in the gym of the Seward Elementary School on Fourth Avenue. That building is no longer standing; the site is now...

 

SFD volunteers spiffy up

Seward Fire Department volunteers gave the downtown station a makeover including the installation of a chainsaw carved mascot. The iconic station bell was also moved to a new foundation near the...

 

Out & About - May 22, 2014

Send listings for Out & About to editor@theSewardPhoenixLOG.com. Library honors retiring director The Seward Library Association and Friends of the Library have organized a retirement party for Patty Linville, outgoing director of the Seward Communit...

 

Calendar - May 22, 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 22 3 to 6 p.m., He Will Provide Food Pantry, Fifth and Adams, entry in the alley. 6:30 to 7...

 

'Captain's Mast' - May 22, 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 10 02:07 - Yukon Bar requested an officer’s assistance with a customer who...

 

Weather Permitting - May 22, 2014

Seagulls on the tide await the next landing of commercial fishing vessels at Resurrection Bay Seafoods. As the days slip effortlessly into summer, traffic of both the avian and piscine varieties is...

 

Seahawks on track for State

Tannen Berry and Nick Zweifel lept to first and second for the 100-meter hurdles in the Southcentral Alaska regional championships Friday in Palmer. Berry also took second in the 300-meter hurdles as...

 

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