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City of Seward celebrates 100 years

The celebration of Seward’s first 100 years as a city commenced with a Kickoff Celebration on Tuesday before the city council meeting with a cake decorated with a commemorative seal of the city....

 
 By COAST Magazine    Local    May 31, 2012

Combat Fishing Tournament honors enlisted military

Since its inception in 2007 the Combat Fishing Tournament held in Seward has focused on providing enlisted military members, E1 through E5, returning from a deployment overseas or soon to ship off,...

 

Halibut tourney offers $10,000 for biggest flatfish

Seward’s fishing charter fleet stands at the ready for the beginning of the annual Seward Halibut Tournament which starts tomorrow and runs through the end of June. This year’s top prize in the Seward Chamber of Commerce sponsored event is...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Business    May 31, 2012

Earth-friendly summer market opens for fifth season

The Grazing Moose, also known as the Summer Market and Artists Co-op, opened for business again May 24 on Fifth across from city hall. Its opening was welcomed by local residents, in the mood for...

 
 By Paul Seaton    Opinion    May 31, 2012

Reduce the waste of our Alaska halibut

Waste of our Alaskan fishery resources is in the news again as the North Pacific Fishery Management Council approaches its June 6 meeting. A proposal has finally reached the table to reduce bycatch...

 
 By Mike Friccero    Opinion    May 31, 2012

Preserve fisheries for future generations

While economic woes have plagued many industrial sectors in Alaska, the seafood and commercial fishing industry has remained a bright spot in our economy; providing tens of millions of dollars in...

 
 By Melanie Hauze    Opinion    May 31, 2012

Super Saturday Clean Up thank you

Seward Parks and Recreation hosted the Annual Super Saturday Clean-Up Saturday May 12. Due to the outstanding efforts of the community and the support of our sponsors — BP who sponsored the awards barbecue and the Alaska Waste who gathered all of...

 
 By COAST Magazine    Local    May 31, 2012

Bivalves blossom at ASLC during World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day has been unofficially celebrated since 1992 after being suggested by Canada at an Earth Summit. More recently the United Nations recognized it as an official world event in 2008, and as a globally active research facility the Alaska...

 

Glaser wins award

Sarah Glaser of Seward a Seward High School graduation was awarded the Award for Distinguished Public Sociology and Anthropology at Bowdoin’s annual Honors Day ceremony, held May 9. Glaser is Glaser, majoring in sociology-environmental studies and...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    May 31, 2012

Students and adults for Obihiro exchanges selected

Students and adults have been selected for each of the 2012 exchanges with Seward’s sister city, Obihiro, Japan. The youth chosen for the student exchange are Richard Mack and Chelsey Olesiuk. Mack wants to visit the Smiling Cat Shrine, the Bon...

 

CROP Walk benefits food programs

The CROP Walk in Seward May 6 raised $3,723. About $1,000 goes to the He Will Provide food pantry and the rest to international projects. Since 2005 the Seward CROP Walk has raised $41,900 with about $10,800 of that going to the local pantry. This...

 

Kawabe persevered through tough times

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. In celebration Kenai Fjords National Park pays tribute to Harry Kawabe, a Japanese immigrant who made Seward his home in the first half of the 20th...

 

SPRD Activities — May 31, 2012

TYC tyc@cityofseward.net - 224-5472 Summer Camp is underway for youth in grades 1-6. program, which is open to first through sixth graders, features physical activities in and around Seward such as hiking, playing sports, local playgrounds, crafts...

 

Little League takes to the field

Little League practice and games started in May. The youth of Seward are out at the ball fields practicing their batting, throwing, pitching, running, catching and fielding. The T-Ball, Minor and...

 

Out & About — May 31, 2012

Wilde raises funds for Bolivia trip Veronica Wilde, who was chosen by Seward Rotary to spend a year in Boliva as an ambassador for National Rotary Youth Exchange, will hold a Dessert Night and Silent Auction to raise money for the trip from 7 to 9...

 

Calendar — May 31, 2012

Thursday, May 31 7 to 8 p.m., Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department meeting, Bear Creek Fire Station, 13105 Seward Hwy, Mile 5, 224-3345. Friday, June 1 Noon, Seward Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Breeze Inn, 224-8001. Saturday, June 2 6:30 to 7:30...

 

Christine Elisabeth (Pruett) Hopkins

Christine Elisabeth (Pruett) Hopkins, age 70, went home to her Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ after a brief illness on May 19, 2012 at Seward Mountain Haven. Christine was born in Atlanta, Ga., on March 17, 1942, to Thomas and Clarice (Jenks) Pruett....

 

Back when...

The Alaska Shop, owned by Mrs. Lillian James, was one of the buildings burned in the fire of Nov. 23/24, 1941. Mrs. James was one of the original party that founded Seward on Aug. 28, 1903 (at that...

 

Turn back the pages — May 31, 1979

Compiled by Julie Rosier Clary asks reinstatement as insurance Broker of Record — Jack Katzenmeyer from Anchorage, president of Clary Insurance, presented the city council with an insurance package Tuesday night, and took that body to task for nami...

 

Police LOG — May 31, 2012

May 17 09:51 - 911 misdial received. Talked to caller on call back and all was OK. 11:46 - Individual requested an officer to Major Marine for an intoxicated male wearing a blue jacket with a yellow stripe. The male dumped out their cigarette...

 

Capra honored for history work

Doug Capra was honored by the city council Tuesday with the annual Seward Historic Preservation award for his dedication to the study and sharing of history. Mayor David Seaward presented the...

 

Seniors sell plants

Locals delight at the garden starts prepared by Seward Senior Center and sold over the weekend at the Center....

 

Seaton visits with locals

State Representative Paul Seaton visits with constituents May 22 at a public reception in Seward City Council Chambers....

 

Just whistle for some espresso

WhistleStop Espresso, owned by Jennifer and Ken Carr, is ready to serve the popular beverage at Seward’s cruise ship facility....

 

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