Articles from the June 8, 2017 edition

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 By Tommy Wells    Fishing    June 8, 2017

Salmon numbers on the rise at BC weir

Right now, the number of adult salmon and smolt making their way through the Bear Creek Weir is small and easily manageable. That could all change in the coming days, however. The numbers are expected...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    June 8, 2017

Nygard's 176-pounder takes lead

Wayne Nygard came a long way from his home in Texas to take his shot at winning the annual Seward Halibut Tournament. Through the first week, he couldn't be happier. A native of Fort Worth, Nygard...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    June 8, 2017

City council votes to back Wilderness celebration plans

The City of Seward threw its support behind growing efforts to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Rockwell Kent’s publication “Wilderness” at its recent council meeting. The council voted unanimously to approve a resolution showing the...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Features    June 8, 2017

Trailblazers hold 25th anniversary gala for Iditarod Trail Bike Path

The Iditarod Trail reached a different type of milestone on Sunday afternoon. Well, at least the first part of it did. The Seward Iditarod Trailblazers celebrated the 25th anniversary of the...

 

City council work session is June 12

The Seward City Council will hold its second work session with local residents and developers on June 12, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Rae Building. City officials met with a large group of residents and developers on May 22 to discuss the current...

 

M/V Tustumena's return to service pushed back until August

The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) announced earlier this week that more wasted steel was discovered in the engine room of the M/V Tustumena and repairs will require additional time at the Vigor Ketchikan Shipyard. The Tustumena went in for its...

 

My sister-in-law is officially an O.L.D

I’m sure we all know someone who believes everything they hear, ergardless if it sounds like it had just come out of Kevin Hart’s joke book. For the most part, these people are usually the life of the party because they keep people laughing....

 

Brian Thomas Walker

Brian Thomas Walker was born May 2, 1966, in Anchorage, Alaska. He passed at home, surrounded by family, on June 6, 2017, after a brave battle with cancer. He was 51 years old. Brian graduated from Ch...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Arts    June 8, 2017

Fearon brings island beat to Cooper Landing with tour

Clinton Fearon brought the sound of the islands to Homer last Thursday when he joined two other artists on stage for an acoustic show at Alice's Champagne Palace. The show was part of their 4-day...

 

Seward Area Hospice ready to serve needs of local residents

Seward Area Hospice is up and running, and prepared to serve the needs of the residents of Seward and the surrounding area. As part of its mission, SAH aims to provide compassionate end-of-life care to enable comfort, dignity and choice for the indiv...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    June 8, 2017

Annual Tri-Harder-Thon is scheduled for July 22

Outsdoors enthusiasts will get a chance to test themselves against one of the tougher events on the calendar in July when the 2017 Subway Tri-Harder-Thon gets under way. Seward’s own adventure triathlon. The event will be held Saturday, July 22 sta...

 

SHS to host hoops camp on June 15-17

Seward High School will be hosting a summer basketball camp beginning next Thursday in the the high school gymnasium. The camp is scheduled for June 15-17. The camp is divided into two sessions, with the morning session (from 9 a.m. until noon) open...

 

Sports Briefs

British soccer camp set for June 20-24 The Challenger British Soccer Camp will be held from June 19-23. Online registration for the camp is now available. Challenger British Soccer Camp will be held at the elementary soccer field. Entrants will recei...

 

Captain's Mast

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 30 1000 - RP reported hitting a dog in the road by Seward Plumbing. RP spoke...

 

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