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 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    June 12, 2014

Seward tops commercial fisheries

While Homer, Kodiak and Seward continue to compete for the top spot in commercial halibut landings this year, Seward has taken a big lead when sablefish is added into the mix. Commercial fishing...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    June 12, 2014

Hiker rescued on Mount Benson

A worker at the Seward Windsong Lodge went for a morning hike up Mount Benson on Tuesday, a climb which turned out to be more dangerous than it looked. During the day, the peak was intermittently...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    June 12, 2014

Boating safety is her passion

Sue Lang will talk anybody's ear off about boating safety. It's her passion. Lang is the vice commander of the Seward Flotilla with the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and state chair of National Safe Boating...

 

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the June 14, 1990 Seward Phoenix LOG. GO FOR IT... The city has been approached by the University of Alaska and the Alaska Department of Transportation about expanding the small boat harbor. The university...

 

Plan addresses needs of Alaska's maritime industry

With our massive land endowment and bragging rights as the largest state in the nation, it’s easy to lose sight of an important fact – Alaska is a maritime state. We have more miles of coastline than all other U.S. coastal states combined....

 

Thank you

Thanks to everyone for the kind wishes and wonderful send off into retirement. I am surprised and humbled by the attention. I love being a librarian and being able to do the work I love in Seward for 15 plus years made the job even more enjoyable....

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    June 12, 2014

Da Vinci Camp takes flight

Seward Boys & Girls Club DaVinci Science and Art Camp blasted off to a high start last week. Day campers spent their first week learning about flying. This summer's focus is "Motion Commotion" and...

 

Borough assembly passes budget

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members began the day of June 3 at 2 p.m. with committee meetings, which included discussions of the fiscal year 2015 budget that had been presented by KPB Mayor Mike Navarre. Public testimony and discussions began...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    June 12, 2014

Several factors affect salmon prices

Several factors affected salmon prices Salmon prices at wholesale show marked seasonal variations for both wild and farmed fish. It’s a pattern that has been tracked for decades by Urner Barry, the...

 

Seward youth takes prized photos

Meret Beutler, one of two Seward youths who took part in the Obihiro student exhange program last year, place high in a The North Pacific Research Board annual photo contest. Each year since 2007,...

 

Cemetery tour set for solstice

The 9th annual Summer Solstice Cemetery Tour conducted by Lee Poleske will be on at 10:30 p.m., Saturday, June 21, weather permitting. It starts at the American Legion section of the cemetery, behind the Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center and lasts...

 

Author serves up thrills and chills

It was nearly a standing room only crowd as Greg Klinkhart, author and former Anchorage Police Department detective, introduced his new true crime memoir at the Seward Community Library Museum as...

 

Bikers ride for respect

The first annual Ride for Respect Poker Run carried on the tradition of similar events in years past but under a new banner. Some familiar faces including riders from the Seward Sentinels Motorcycle...

 

Little League takes the field

Through the rest of June Fridays and Saturdays will be busy on the diamonds in Seward between Little League juniors games at Boulder Field and seniors contests at the Seward High School ball fields....

 

Picnic brings Sewardites together

Chef Mike Little visits with James Burge at the Branson Pavilion for the first Seward Senior Center picnic of the season. Dozens of Sewardites gathered together for food and good times with their...

 

Crowds flock to First Friday

First Friday at the library featured a wide range of paintings and art treasures unearthed from almost untouched archives of the Seward Library Association including a elaborately decorated door that...

 

Turn Back the Pages – June 15, 1989

June 15, 1989 The Seward Phoenix LOG City plan to move boat lift under fire – Plans by the City to move its 50-ton travel lift out of the Small Boat Harbor across the bay ran into heavy opposition during the council session Monday. As a result,...

 

Takin' a break

Life in the early frontier days of Seward with workers taking a break outside of tent accommodations in early spring circa 1905-1910. As locally produced lumber became available on a larger scale and...

 

Out & About - June 12, 2014

Send listings for Out & About to editor@theSewardPhoenixLOG.com. Puppet show at the library The Seward Community Library Museum will host a puppet show featuring fully articulated marionettes at 6:30 p.m., Friday, June 13. The evening performance of...

 

Calendar - June 12, 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 12 3 to 6 p.m., He Will Provide Food Pantry, Fifth and Adams, entry in the alley. 6:30 to...

 

Dewey Junior Smith - 1926-2014

Dewey Junior Smith age 87 passed away June 1, 2014 at his home in Maryville, Mo. Dewey was born, Aug. 23, 1926, to Dewey and Grace Smith, of Berryville, Ill. He stayed in the Berryville area marrying...

 

Weather Permitting - June 12, 2014

Water drips but doesn't fall much as a pretty dry summer persists in the Seward area. Without much winter precipitation or snowpack, chasing waterfalls in the Seward area may provide diminishing...

 

'Captain's Mast' - June 12, 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 30 00:33 - Verbal warning for speed issued on the Seward Highway near Nash...

 

Snagging nets big returns

Over the past couple of weeks flocks of anglers have swarmed the shores of Resurrection Bay from McDonald's on Nash Road to Waterfront Park, looking to snag a salmon, Most have succeeded handily as...

 

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