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 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    June 13, 2013

City Council: No new taxes

City of Seward Mayor David Seaward and Councilor Bob Valdatta were the only two votes in favor of putting a property tax increase to an advisory vote during the upcoming fall elections. During the...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    June 13, 2013

Mount Marathon rescue ends well

BREAKING NEWS A distressed hiker on Mount Marathon called into City of Seward Dispatch via 911 at 4:33 p.m. on Wednesday. Dispatch advised the Seward Fire Department that the hiker was calling from...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    June 13, 2013

Lowell Creek: Angry Waters

City of Seward administration continues work to identify sources of funding to complete a definitive study which would rank realistic engineering solutions for the Lowell Creek Diversion Tunnel. Toget...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    June 13, 2013

Debris inspires horror, wonder

An international team of scientists, artists and writers set sail from Seward on Friday for a week long expedition aboard the Research Vessel Norseman to study the global problem of marine debris....

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Sports    June 13, 2013

Youngsters go all out for Bear Bell Run

Seward youth turned out in swarms for the annual Bear’s Den Bed and Breakfast one-mile race. The course, which ran from the Wellington picnic area to the Iditarod Mile 0 marker at Hoben Park, saw...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    June 13, 2013

Assembly accepts flood funds

Committee meetings prefaced the first meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in June, beginning at 3 p.m. with 10-minute budget presentations from each of the four non departmental groups...

 

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the June 9, 1988 Seward Phoenix LOG. LIGHTING UP THE FOURTH... One of our major traditions is the fireworks display on the Fourth of July. Every hometown in America seems to have one, and we’ve developed...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Business    June 13, 2013

Thai cuisine rolls into Seward

Boombai Thai is the second of three new restaurants to open in Seward over the past two months. Mark Teckenbrock, known to many as the local Seward High School auditorium tech, jazz guitarist and...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    June 13, 2013

Golden crab fishery aimed for top

Amidst the salmon fisheries starting up all across the state, several Alaska crab seasons also get underway each summer. In mid-June, the summer Dungeness crab fishery opens in the Panhandle, as does...

 
 By Log Staff    Business    June 13, 2013

Open for business - June 13, 2013

While the U.S. economy continues to see some positive signs of growth, consumer spending in one sector is booming – tourism. Travel also continues to lead export growth, accounting for a 23 percent...

 

Baranov's ships plyed Alaska waters

Part 2 of 2 The Dolphin, the second of three ships built on the shores of Resurrection Bay by Aleksandr Andreevich Baranov, was piloted by Second Lieutenant Thomas Shields in 1795. He surveyed and...

 
 By Log Staff    Arts    June 13, 2013

Obihiro replica mural dedicated

Master artist, Justine Pechusal christens the new mural “Friendship Across Water” with a blossom and water from Resurrection Bay to symbolize the message of the mural. As she sprinkled water from...

 
 By LOG Staff    Outdoors    June 13, 2013

Habitat gets spruced up

Young volunteers join up with Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance to transform the front of Seward Elementary School into a native plant park, complete with new pathways, benches and picnic...

 
 By ASLC    Outdoors    June 13, 2013

ASLC mourns steller pup

ASLC mourns steller pup The Alaska SeaLife Center has reported that a non-viable pup was delivered from Tasu, one of two pregnant sea lions at the center. Tasu, a 13-year-old Steller sea lion, appeared to be showing no signs of distress after the eve...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Fishing    June 13, 2013

ASLC exhibits sustainable fisheries

An updated exhibit at the Alaska SeaLife Center turns learning about sustainable fisheries into fun and games, and visitors to ASLC have another important Alaska story to consider as they wander the e...

 
 By Log Staff    Arts    June 13, 2013

Art walk brings artists' first fruits to Friday

June’s First Friday Art Walk put local and imported talent on display from the Alaska SeaLife Center (above) to Resurrect Art Coffee House (above right) to the Ranting Raven where local artist Dot...

 

Out & About - June 13, 2013

The 2013 Seward Halibut Tournament continues The 2013 tournament runs through the entire month of June with daily tickets available for $10 from charter operators, the Seward Resort and the Chamber of Commerce booth from 6 to 8 a.m. every day. Three...

 

Betty Casey Skinner

Seward resident Betty Casey Skinner, 87, died June 7, 2013 at Providence Seward Mountain Haven Assisted Living in Seward. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Betty was born May 20, 1926...

 

Back when...

With the establishment of dairy herding in 1904, Seward residents were supplied with fresh milk as early as 1904. In 1915, the Seward Dairy was established at Mile 3 (the McPherson Homestead) by...

 
 By Log Staff    Features    June 13, 2013

Turn Back the Pages

June 8, 1989 The Seward Phoenix LOG Seward cop arrested for DWI – The Seward Police Department logged two drunk driving arrests in the early morning hours of June 3 – a Saturday routine during the hectic summer season. What was unusual was that...

 

Captain's Mast - June 13, 2013

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. June 3 01:00 - Verbal warning for failure to carry operator’s license given at...

 
 By Log Staff    Outdoors    June 13, 2013

Visitors gallop to Exit Glacier

As the only part of Kenai Fjords National Park accessible by road, Exit Glacier is a popular destination for visitors and locals alike. Even when combined with a cooler than usual May, average...

 

Flag Day is this Friday

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the U.S. flag on June 14, 1777....

 

Calendar - June 13, 2013

Thursday, June 13 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Narcotics Anonymous, Church of the Nazarene, Fourth and C, 362-6623. 7 to 8 p.m., Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department meeting, Bear Creek Fire Station, 13105 Seward Highway (Mile 5), 224-3345. Friday, June 14 10:...

 

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