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 By Heidi Zemach    Local    May 30, 2013

Military service honored

“Memorial Day is much more than a three-day weekend,” said Claire Sullivan, commander of Seward’s American Legion Post #5. “It’s a reminder of our responsibility and duty to keep the torch...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    May 30, 2013

City council faces retirement, taxes, providence

Citizen comments by local businessman Tom Tougas presaged consideration of tax proposals forwarded by Mayor David Seaward as part of the Seward City Council meeting Monday. Tougas stated vehement...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    May 30, 2013

Seward flotilla calls for boating safety

With rise in boating accident deaths last year in Alaska, Sue Lang, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s flotilla vice commander in Seward had a wealth of practical advice for recreational boaters...

 
 By Log Staff    Fishing    May 30, 2013

Halibut tourney comeback continues

The Seward Chamber of Commerce’s Halibut Tournament is in its sixth year since a 2007 reboot and starts June 1, running the length of the month and facilitated by a dedicated staff of volunteers....

 

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the June 2, 1988 Seward Phoenix LOG. WELCOME NAVY... We’re glad the U.S. navy is back in our town. They’ve been here several times before and we’ve always enjoyed their company. Fact is, they’ve...

 

The Alaska Oil Comeback

Alaska’s oil comeback has begun. It’s been just over a month since the Legislature passed Senate Bill 21, the More Alaska Production Act. We’re already seeing the positive effects of our new tax regime. Look at how the companies have...

 
 By Dana Paperman    Opinion    May 30, 2013

Senior Center says thanks

The Seward Senior Center would like to thank the Seward Community Foundation and the Resurrection Bay Lion’s Club for their generous donations to repair the senior nutrition fish freezer which holds hundreds of pounds of donated fish. We continue...

 
 By Robin Collman    Opinion    May 30, 2013

Thanks to Kids Fishing Day supporters

Once again Kid’s Fishing Day in Seward was a great success due to the support and generosity of many. Special thanks goes to Alaska Northern Outfitters, Alaska SeaLife Center, Safeway, Three Bears, Helly Hansen, Bakery at the Harbor, Chinooks,...

 
 By Sixth Graders    Opinion    May 30, 2013

Thanks to local businesses

We’d like to express our thanks to the following businesses for their amazing financial support for our overnight sixth grade field trip to Homer this year: Kruzof Fisheries, Weather Permitting Water Taxi, Storm Chasers Marine, Carlile...

 

All welcomed at SPRD summer camps

Summer camps, sponsored by SPRD and TYC are open for enrollment anytime. The Pups Camps are available for youth entering grades one through three. The Pups will enjoy daily field trips, exercise, arts and crafts, games and more. Each camp is led by...

 

Young heroes sought

Alaska Communications recently announced its third annual Summer of Heroes program in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska. The program recognizes five young Alaska heroes who are making a difference in Alaska communities. Each of the...

 

Replica of Obihiro mural to be dedicated

The small version of the mural that will be installed in Obihiro this fall is being placed in Seward this week. The design for “Friendship Across Water” goes to Seward’s sister city in Japan...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    May 30, 2013

Alaska fishermen, processors gain on value chain

It takes quite a crew to get an Alaska salmon from boat to throat, and everyone along the line gets a cut of the catch. How that value chain has paid out in the past few years shows some nice gains...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    May 30, 2013

Assembly approves trail along Exit Glacier Road

At May’s second regular meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on May 21, Mayor Navarre issued a proclamation declaring May as Motorcycle Awareness Month reminding us all that motorcycles a...

 
 By RBCA    Outdoors    May 30, 2013

Kids and plants help each other grow

The Schoolyard Habitat project is accepting volunteers to the front of Seward Elementary School into a native plant park; complete with new pathways, benches and picnic tables. Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance is coordinating the project for...

 

SeaLife Center announces sea lion pregnancies

Story updated May 30 at bottom of page. Alaska SeaLife Center scientists recently announced that they have reached a major milestone in efforts to learn more about Steller sea lion reproduction. ASL...

 

Sustainable fishing exhibit makes debut on World Oceans Day

A new exhibit will open on June 8 at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward. The exhibit, a 21-foot fishing boat which sits within a harbor scene, will highlight the importance and successes of...

 

Community supports SHS graduates

The 2013 graduating class of Seward High School received almost $250,000 in scholarship funds which, according to SHS Principal Trevan Walker, is a testament to the support that the Seward community...

 

Out & About

Marine mammal meeting set Marine researchers will present their latest findings, review marine mammal viewing guidelines, and discuss the NMFS proposed rulemaking for harbor seals at a public meeting at 7 p.m., June 1. Boat operators and the general...

 

Turn Back the Pages

May 26, 1977 The Seward Phoenix LOG Johnson asks engineering chop to cut expenses from 1977-78 budget – In a memorandum to the Seward mayor and city council read at Monday night’s meeting, City Manager Johnny Johnson presented the proposed...

 
 By Log Staff    Features    May 30, 2013

Back when...

The Lowell Creek diversion dike, here under construction in July 1940, replaced an engineered flume or aqueduct that divided the community and proved to be a periodic flooding threat. A 1935 storm...

 

Captain's Mast - May 30, 2013

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 20 00:11 - Caller from Safeway reported that they had a false fire alarm...

 
 By Log Staff    Local    May 30, 2013

Memorial Day visitors signify season

Campsites bloom like dandelions as Seward’s Waterfront Park begins its inexorable increase in tenancy to full occupation. From a few hardy RVers that sprouted early a couple of weeks ago, the...

 

Calendar - May 30, 2013

Thursday, May 30 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Narcotics Anonymous, Church of the Nazarene, Fourth and C, 362-6623. 7 to 8 p.m., Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department meeting, Bear Creek Fire Station, 13105 Seward Highway (Mile 5), 224-3345. Friday, May 31...

 
 By Log Staff    Education    May 30, 2013

Local AVTEC graduates ready for the world

These AVTEC students from the Seward area are graduating from their training programs among a group of almost 300 students from around the state of Alaska and beyond. Commencement ceremonies for the...

 

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