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Articles from the June 5, 2014 edition

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 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    June 5, 2014

It's crunch time for Jesse Lee Home

According to advocates for the restoration of Seward's long-abandoned Jesse Lee Home building and the establishment of a boarding school there, the City of Seward must sell the property or face the...

 

Beyond the end of the road

Pedestrians and pooches share the more or less one lane of Lowell Point Road with RVs and local traffic on a Sunday afternoon. Heavily travelled, especially during summer, the dusty and pothole...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    June 5, 2014

City sewage solution within reach

With the Governor's sign-off on $1.7 million in related legislative appropriations last week, the City of Seward will contract out the draining and dredging of both municipal sewage treatment lagoons...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    June 5, 2014

Seward resident runs for governor

Longtime Seward resident Brad Snowden, former owner of Hotel Seward, has announced plans to challenge Gov. Sean Parnell in the Republican Party primary Aug. 19. Snowden said he will run for governor...

 

Conscious indie singer to play Seward

Kimya Dawson, a Grammy winning, platinum selling singer songwriter, is coming to Seward for a show Wednesday at the Yukon Bar. Dawson is most widely known for her work on the soundtrack for the hit movie “Juno” as well as her former band, The...

 

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the June 9, 1977 Seward Phoenix LOG. In 1977... Sunday I made another bumpy ride to Anchorage and Monday traveled the same bumpy road back to Seward. I was left irritated and frustrated, like every other...

 

Why I still have faith in Congress

It’s depressing to read poll after poll highlighting Americans’ utter disdain for Congress. But it’s my encounters with ordinary citizens at public meetings or in casual conversation that really bring me up short. In angry diatribes or in...

 
 By Dana Paperman    Opinion    June 5, 2014

Thank you

In 2014, the Seward Community Foundation provided for the Seward Senior Center and those we serve with affordable ice cleats for safe walking in the winter; foot care supplies to continuing serving this compassionate service; and the funds to hire a...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    June 5, 2014

Visitors shaken at fire department open house

The main attraction was the earthquake simulator that shook and rolled for the 35 visitors to a Seward Fire Department open house on Saturday. The Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency...

 

First Friday Art Walk

The following businesses and organizations are participating in tomorrow’s first Friday Art Walk. Alaska SeaLife Center KC Crowley series focused on plankton and very small larval fish and invertebrates that make up the bulk of the oceans biomass....

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    June 5, 2014

Frankenfish amendment goes to Senate floor

If genetically modified salmon gets a green light by the federal government, it will be labeled as such if U.S. senators on both sides of the aisle have their way. The Senate Appropriations Committee...

 

2013-14 year end Seward honor rolls

The following students earned honor roll status in the fourth quarter or the second semester at Seward schools. Those with an asterisk by their name had a 4-point grade average. Those students who...

 

Fishing turns on reds, halibut

Anglers are making big hauls all around Resurrection Bay from dock, beach, shore and boat. Red salmon fishing is reportedly excellent at McDonald's along Nash Road and at the north shore near the...

 

Bus makes time, more stops

The seasonal bus service provided by the City of Seward and the Seward Chamber of Commerce runs every 30 minutes between 10 a.m and 7 p.m. and added three stops per day at the Seward Military Resort...

 

Turn Back the Pages – June 2, 1977

June 2, 1977 The Seward Phoenix LOG New high school construction goes at rapid pace – Construction of the new Seward High School facility has seen considerable progress since it resumed with Spring. Concrete is being poured for the first floor of...

 

Young ladies' depot promenade

Seward women enjoying a summer outing outside an Alaska Central Railroad depot in Seward circa 1913. Prolific Seward photographer Sylvia Sexton captured many scenes from the early days of the...

 

Out & About - June 5, 2014

Send listings for Out & About to editor@theSewardPhoenixLOG.com. Bear Bell kids race tomorrow The annual 1-mile Bear Bell kids run along the Waterfront Park bike path, sponsored by Bear’s Den Bed & Breakfast, is set for 11 a.m., June 6. The entry...

 

Calendar - June 5, 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, June 5 Noon to 1 p.m., SeaView Community Services Board, Seaview Plaza, 302 Railway. 6:30...

 

Weather Permitting - June 5, 2014

Working horses take a day off out of last week's heavy rain. Much like other seasonal workers, this labor pool for Bardy's Trail Rides sees a lot of hours under the saddle over the summer. With sunny...

 

'Captain's Mast' - June 5, 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 22 22:52 - SAST requested an SPD officer to assist a trooper on a traffic...

 

Drill baby, drill

The tones of a surprise drill greeted Seward Volunteer Fire Department members on the evening of their weekly meeting last Wednesday. The training exercise turned out both SVFD and Bear Creek...

 

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