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 By Tommy Wells    Local    December 22, 2016

Deadline nears for chamber logo contest

The clock may be ticking slowly toward the end is ticking for artists interested in getting their logo designs embedded into the state’s history books. Seward Chamber of Commerce officials announced last week that the deadline for submissions for...

 

Shoemaker selected new district 4-H agent for the Kenai Peninsula

Kay Shoemaker is the new district 4-H agent for the Kenai Peninsula. Shoemaker welcomes the opportunity to work with leaders to coordinate 4-H programs on the Peninsula and to reach other youth,...

 

Big gift little boy ...

Westin LaBrake, 16 months, doesn't let the large size of his gift intimidate him. It didn't take long for those little hands to have it open. LaBrake was among numerous children visiting with Santa...

 

Unemployment rate at 6.8 percent in November

Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.8 percent in November, essentially unchanged from October’s revised 6.9 percent. Alaska’s adjusted rate has been trending higher throughout 2016. The national rate was 4.6 percent....

 

Santa's helpers ...

A group of elves gather around the Christmas tree waiting to be of help to Santa Claus during the annual Breakfast With Santa at the Seward Senior Center....

 

Christmas perspective changes throughout life

I was saddened when I saw the report of a group of little children hiding in a basement in Aleppo, Syria. Sadly this is where most of Aleppo’s remaining children are located. They are holding on to life, hopefully another day. Many of us grew up...

 

Christmas Memories

Many of us have a good number of Christmas’s stashed away in our memories. Please tell us about one that stands out in your mind and we’ll share it in the Seward Phoenix LOG Name: Barbara Gerlach Length of time in Seward: This time one year;...

 

Norcross, SHS grapplers shine at state

Cole Norcross and the Seward High School wrestling team turned in a solid performance this past weekend at the Class 1-2-3A State Wrestling Tournament in Anchorage. The Seahawks’ four-person squad rolled up 10 points in the meet, which was held in...

 

SPRD aims to keep bike path open in winter

Second lake ice is still pretty rough and will likely be unsuitable for skating until after the coming weather front, according to the Seward Parks and Recreation Department. In a release detailing maintenance and and campground news, SPRD Officials...

 

Seahawks open season with split

Jonah Deboard and Hunter Kratz lit up the scoreboard early and often this past weekend and helped the Seward High School Seahawks open the 2016-17 basketball season on a high note. Both scored into...

 

Miss Melody wins SPRD basketball title

Sports and Recreation at the AVTEC Gym will be closed for a week, beginning on Dec. 24 to allow SPRD employees tp perform maintenance and cleaning. The gym is scheduled to reopen on Jan. 1, 2017. End...

 

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Seward

A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Seward, Alaska 1971 By Donna Kowalski (Submitted by her granddaughter Kameron Adair) Yes, Seward is merry As the holidays near From the top of the mount To the old railroad pier The streets gaily lighted For...

 

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. Dec. 12 0733 - A citizen reported a vehicle straddling the fog line at mile 3.5 o...

 

Processors put Bay fleet on notice: Chill your fish

With so many salmon fisheries occurring across Alaska each year, why is there always so much hoopla about Bristol Bay? It can be summed up in a single word: sockeye. “The sockeye resource at...

 

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