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Summer Reading program begins

A small audience listens a story read at Seward Community Library’s Summer Reading Program Kick-off Party on Saturday. Families enjoyed snacks while signing up for the Summer Reading Program. The...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    June 7, 2012

City pays environmental groups’ legal fees

Heidi Zemach For The LOG The City of Seward has paid $92,000 in legal fees to Trustees of Alaska, a nonprofit environmental law firm that worked on behalf of the Resurrection Bay Conservation...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    June 7, 2012

Park superintendent talks of plans

Jeff Mow, superintendent of Kenai Fjords National Park, brought business leaders up to date on some of the interesting happenings in the beautiful national park in our midst at the Seward Chamber of C...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    June 7, 2012

Candidates file, districts set

Friday was the deadline for candidates to file for state senate and house of representatives seats, as well as U.S. house of representatives. Also, on Thursday Alaska Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell signed regulations to adopt new precinct...

 

Reception celebrates city's incorporation

On June 1 a hundred years ago Seward incorporated into a city. A reception on Friday celebrated the event. Former and current mayors and council members spoke of the city. For the 4th of July the...

 
 By Trudy Valenza    Opinion    June 7, 2012

Discounted tobacco negatively affects our youth

Chugachmiut and SeaView Community Services would like to draw attention to tobacco use and its effect upon our community and its children. Data shows that tobacco use has significant negative effects on children and young adults. According to the...

 

Business community holds elected leaders accountable

Submitted by: Rachael Petro, Rick Rogers, Rebecca Logan, Scott Hawkins Holding elected officials accountable is an essential part of our democracy. Indeed, it is something we need more of, not less, in these days of political gridlock. The Alaska...

 
 By Melanie Hauze    Opinion    June 7, 2012

Bike Rodeo thank you

Seward Parks & Rec coordinated the Terry’s Tires Bike Rodeo Sat, May 12. Our department would like to thank everyone who helped with the annual Bike Safety Rodeo. With the help of volunteers and contributors the rodeo was another fun community...

 

Thank you

Thank you On May 25, we gathered together to honor this year’s Employee of the Year, Joe Roman. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at Spring Creek Correctional Center (SCCC) would like to thank everyone who participated in the celebration. A...

 

Group reaches $500,000 library museum goal

The Seward Community Library Museum Building Committee fulfilled its pledge to raise a half-million dollars in the community when they delivered a check for $500,000 last week to Seward City Council...

 

Gala dinner cruise features writer Stabenow

A gala fundraising dinner cruise, with internationally-renowned writer Dana Stabenow, is set For Friday, June 15. The 4-hour Seward Community Library fundraiser aboard Major Marine’s Star of the...

 

Two arrested for theft

Seward police officers responded to a report of an alarm at the post office on the night of June 3, according to Seward Police Department. Officers apprehended two male subjects for multiple counts of burglary and attempted theft. The subjects were...

 

Wilde readies for exchange in Bolivia

Veronica Wilde decided when she was in sixth grade that she wanted to be an exchange student in a foreign land. Now, the Seward High School junior is headed to Bolivia in August for a year as a studen...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    June 7, 2012

NPFMC looks at halibut bycatch options

Nobody wants to waste fish — least of all those who make their living from the sea. Fish harvesters want and need to be able to catch as much as they can to sustain their families and livelihoods....

 

Improved fuel cell installed at Exit Glacier

Technicians were busy last week installing a brand new fuel cell at the Exit Glacier Nature Center in Kenai Fjords National Park. The fuel cell, which runs off of propane, will provide 1 kilowatt of...

 

Calendar — June 7, 2012

Thursday, June 7 7 to 8 p.m., Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department meeting, Bear Creek Fire Station, 13105 Seward Hwy, Mile 5, 224-3345. Friday, June 8 7 to 9 p.m., Seward Elks Club meeting, Seward Elks Lodge #1773, 419 Fifth, 224-3158, sewardflotill...

 

Snapshots of Seward

Dogs get ready for the pet show Saturday sponsored by SOS Pets. The group also sponsored a microchipping clinic for cats and dogs....

 

Moose calving season is upon us

Alaska Department of Fish and Game It’s calving season for moose and Alaskans will soon be seeing moose calves in and around urban settings, rural areas and wild places. The Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) reminds people that unattended...

 

Back when...

Women of Seward gather to fish. Sylvia Sexton took the photo early in the last century. (Send your “Back when...” photo to the LOG for publication, editor@TheSewardPhoenixLOG.c...

 

Turn back the pages — June 6, 1974

Compiled by Julie Rosier Microwave Turn-on Set for June 9 — Frank Ruks, local manager for General Telephone, informs the LOG that for the past six weeks nine incoming microwave circuits have been in operation for Seward. On midnight, June 9 all...

 

Shuttle bus making the rounds in Seward

The free Seward Shuttle is back on the road giving visitors and locals transporation along the thoroughfares from the cruise ship terminal and military recreation camps, to downtown and back. The...

 

Police LOG — June 7, 2012

May 25 0:921 - Individual from Seward Resort reported two dogs trying to get into people’s RVs. ACO notified and would take care of them. 11:42 - Trooper arrested Kyle Lackey at Mile 3 Seward Highway for DWLR and remanded him to SCJ. 12:15 -...

 

Scammers may return for summer

Seward Police Department warns that as spring turns to summer, it is expected that the individuals or groups commonly referred to as “gypsies, travelers, or Irish travelers” will return to Alaska. SPD reports they are known to engage in...

 

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