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 By Dano Michaud    Outdoors    June 14, 2012

Seward Winter Film Series ends

The humble beginnings of what has become to be known as the Seward Winter Film Series started 6 years ago, with the first slide show on a cold rainy night in November 2006. It was based on a similar event that the Mountaineering Club of Alaska (MCA)...

 

Youth honored by Summer of Heros

The second annual Summer of Heros, program recognizing local youth who make a difference in Alaska communities, was announced recently by Alaska Communications. The company will select and award five young Alaskan heroes with $1,500 scholarships and...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    June 14, 2012

David Seaward speaks of his life

Who is Seward City Mayor David Seaward, this political neophyte whose name, ironically, closely resembles the name of the city he now represents? This unknown religious man who lives in a tumbledown...

 
 By Dano Michaud    Outdoors    June 14, 2012

On the summit: To log or not to log?

Sorry this is not one of them contested debates between the lumber industry wanting to level a mountain side and an environmentalist trying to put a stop to the economic development of our resources....

 
 By Mary Sandy    Opinion    June 14, 2012

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 special...

 
 By Melanie Hauze    Opinion    June 14, 2012

Kids Fish Day thank you

Saturday, May 19 Kids Fishing Day took place at 1st Lake with a record number of kids (88) along with their parents catching pretty good size trout. Thanks to the Fish & Game advisory committee for putting this event together every year and to the...

 
 By Melanie Hauze    Opinion    June 14, 2012

Exit Glacier Run 
thank you

Seward Parks & Recreation would like to express our gratitude to all who were involved with the Terry Pollard Memorial Exit Glacier Race on May 19. Many different parties come together for this event. Thank you to the Resurrection Roadhouse for provi...

 
 By Melanie Hauze    Opinion    June 14, 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 from the Class of 2012

Just wanted to take a minute to thank all the students, parents and businesses that helped send off the Class of 2012 to a bright and exciting future. I am thankful and amazed at the generous contributions made to the young adults of Seward. A specia...

 
 By Annie Hood    Opinion    June 14, 2012

Thank you

I would like to express my gratitude to all the local and state associations that contributed to my education. Thank you to; The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 5, Aurora Energy Services, Moose Pass Sportsmen’s Club, Seward Arts Council, Sons of...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Business    June 14, 2012

Exit Glacier Guides moves downtown

After spending the last five months renovating what had been a cement home basement, Exit Glacier Guides has moved to a new building at Fourth and Jefferson. Owners, Brendan Ryan and Ryan Fisher held...

 

Halibut bycatch limits reduced

Halibut bycatch limits will be reduced in the Gulf of Alaska after a 10-1 vote North Pacific Fishery Management Council last week, according to The Cordova Times. The 15 percent reduction in bycatch limit for for the trawl, and hook and line catcher...

 

Eacker sentenced to 20 years

Jimmy Eacker, 58, was sentenced to 20 years on May 29 by Superior Court Judge Anna Moran for a manslaughter conviction in the death of Toni Lister, according to the Peninsula Clarion. On April 17, 1982 Lister’s body was found in the woods near the...

 

Stream protection vote rejected

A referendum petition calling for a citizen vote on Ordinance 2011-12 was rejected by Kenai Peninsula Borough clerk Johni Blankenship, according to the Peninsula Clarior. The ordinance added 2,317 stream miles to the existing 602 stream miles under...

 

Old Mill flood mitigation moves to reclamation phase

Reclamation activities on former residential properties in Old Mill Subdivision have begun and are expected to be completed by Aug. 1 Kenai Peninsula Borough Land Management Officer Marcus Mueller has announced. “Folks in the Seward area will be...

 

New tour offerings pair rail travel with glacier trekking

A selection of new tour offerings from the Alaska Railroad and local guide service Ascending Path are offering Alaska visitors an opportunity to pair glacier hiking and ice climbing with rail travel through some of the state’s most stunning...

 

Out & About — June 14, 2012

Greek style dinner set A Greek style dinner is planned fro Friday, June 15 by TRAILS Independent Living Center. For information contact the center at 224-8711. Kayaking campout planned A kayaking and camping outing is planned for Monday, June 18 by T...

 

Calendar —June 14, 2012

Thursday, June 14 7 to 8 p.m., Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department meeting, Bear Creek Fire Station, 13105 Seward Hwy, Mile 5, 224-3345. Friday, June 15 Noon, Seward Chamber of Commerce luncheon meeting, Breeze Inn, 224-8001. Saturday, June 16 6:30...

 

Hooligan come in to spawn

A fisherman dips for hooligan near Nash Road last week. The hooligan, or smelt, were headed from the ocean to their fresh water spawning grounds. Hooligan are eaten or used for bait, as well as...

 

New pile repairs winter damage

A crane barge sits in the harbor last week. The Pacific Pile and Marine rig drove a new pile in Seward Small Boat Harbor to replace on that broke in a storm last winter. The tug Chahuta moved the...

 

Coastal management ballot measure hearings set

Hearings on the ballot proposal to establish a new Alaska Coastal Management Program (ACMP), Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell announced last week. The ACMP program that expired July 1 was administered by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources....

 

Back when...

Margie Christiansen visits with Alaska State Flag designer Benny Benson in 1969. At 13 in 1927 Benson, a ward of Jesse Lee Home in Seward, created the wining design in a contest to create a flag for...

 

Turn back the pages — June 15, 1989

Compiled by Julie Rosier 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 city council session Monday. As a result, there...

 

Police LOG — June 14, 2012

May 29 23:44 - Yukon Bar requested officers to drive by the area after several people went outside for a possible fight. Officers responded and were unable to locate subjects. May 30 00:53 - Yukon Bar reported a subject came in and advised that...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    June 14, 2012

Otters gobbling up sea life in Southeast

Sea otters are expanding throughout Southeast Alaska and dining on crab, sea cucumbers, geoduck clams and more as they go. An ongoing study aims to track the otters, what they’re eating and where...

 

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