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Articles from the May 29, 2014 edition

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 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    May 29, 2014

Seward crews join Funny River firefight

On Sunday three Seward Volunteer Fire Department firefighters joined a force of over 670 battling a wildfire that, as of Tuesday, raged over more than 182,000 acres and had threatened to spill over...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    May 29, 2014

Council OKs summer camps, vendors

Council OKs summer camps, vendors Still no closer to having a handle on actual costs for City of Seward Parks and Rec department programs, the Seward City Council made some cuts to fees for summer day camps and let the matter slide until October. At...

 

Berry, Kromrey push Seahawks over top

The Seward Seahawks track and field team capped off a year of high school sports by bringing home three state championship titles. Laura Kromrey hurled the discus nearly 100 feet at Dimond High...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Outdoors    May 29, 2014

Paddling at one with nature

Sixty residents, including this Seward Phoenix LOG reporter, recently took on the challenge of paddling from Lowell Point Beach to Tonsina Point and back. The 4-hour trips came about thanks to Wendy...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    May 29, 2014

Halibut fall to military action

The Seward Volunteer Fire Department was the first thing that U.S. military service members from Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson were likely to notice when arriving in Seward last May 22 for the...

 

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the June 1, 1989 Seward Phoenix LOG. THE GREENING OF SEWARD... Yes, Virginia, there’s life after the oil spill! And, there’s no more positive statement than Seward Enhancement Association’s planting...

 

Strong copyright law supports journalism and informed communities

Every day, city hall reporters at local newspapers distill hours of city council meetings into cogent stories that inform readers about how their elected officials are spending their tax dollars. Sports reporters document the successes of the high...

 
 By Lisa J Roberts    Opinion    May 29, 2014

Thank you

ay I would like to thank all those who helped with our allocations process. We were honored to have a total of 20 citizens to form the allocations committee this year. Some of you came from Homer and Seward and we appreciate the time it took away fro...

 

Thank you

Thank you Dear Seward Residents, The 2014 sixth grade class of Seward Elementary would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the community of Seward. There have been countless occasions when individuals and groups of individuals within our...

 

Canopy tour park opening nears

At the peak of construction last week, three teams of boreal engineers were busy climbing around the hills above Questa Woods Subdivision just north of Seward. The burst of activity was in...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    May 29, 2014

Baseline school funding set, BCFSA-USFS agreement approved

At the May 20 regular meeting, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly heard presentations from the Central Peninsula Hospital (their quarterly report) and the Friendship Mission in Kenai. The mission...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    May 29, 2014

ASMI dives into promoting pinks

Salmon season is just getting underway, but seafood companies are still selling last summer’s record catch of 226 million pink salmon – and it has prompted lots of creative thinking. “The...

 

Fallen heroes remembered

Clare Sullivan, Commander of Seward's American Legion Post No, 5, officiated at Memorial Day ceremonies to recognize and remember service men and women who have died at land and sea while defending...

 
 By Lee Poleske    Features    May 29, 2014

SHS Construction

Construction of the current Seward High School was underway in May 1977. The building was completed in the summer of 1978 and went into use with the beginning of the 1978 school year. The formal...

 

Turn Back the Pages – May 27, 1987

May 27, 1987 The Seward Phoenix LOG Logging plans criticized – Seward area residents turned out in force Thursday night to voice their opposition to a borough proposal which may bring large-scale logging operations to about four square miles of...

 

Out & About - May 29, 2014

Send listings for Out & About to editor@theSewardPhoenixLOG.com. Artists to paint the town Plein air painters will descend on Seward this weekend to record colorful vignettes in moments captured on canvas, beginning with a 9 a.m. briefing at the...

 

Calendar - May 29, 2014

To add or change a nonprofit or free regular meeting or event on The LOG’s Calendar, e-mail editor@TheSewardPhoenixLOG.com or phone 224-4888. Thursday, May 29 3 to 6 p.m., He Will Provide Food Pantry, Fifth and Adams, entry in the alley. 6:30 to 7:...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    May 29, 2014

Librarian checks out

A low key potlatch at the Seward Community Library Museum Friday served as the occasion to give retiring library director Patricia Linville her send-off after a 15-year career at the Seward...

 

Weather Permitting - May 29, 2014

Faculty and staff wave goodbye to departing students at Seward Elementary as they scatter to the four winds. Far from the dog days of summer, the last days of school arrived for Seward youth in an...

 

'Captain's Mast' - May 29, 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 18 22:21 - 911 caller reported a rolled black jeep across from Safeway....

 

ARRC irons out road wrinkle

A rough crossing at Airport Road was replaced by Alaska Railroad crews over the Memorial Day weekend. A section of track and wooden beams serving for the street surface between the rails were...

 

Paradise gets parking lot

According to workers, bus drivers and passengers, the new paved lot out front of the Alaska Railroad cruise ship terminal is almost paradise. Asphalt has been applied over the gravel lot in stages,...

 

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