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Articles from the June 20, 2013 edition

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 By Heidi Zemach    Local    June 20, 2013

Mow reflects on changes

Jeff Mow, the Kenai Fjords National Park Superintendent, along with wife Amy and son Peter, is leaving Seward this summer after nine years to take a position as superintendent of the Glacier National...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    June 20, 2013

Airport floods in heatwave

Fifteen years ago, private charter company NetJets was on the brink of adding Seward Airport to the list of facilities that it services. Flood debris on the runway at that time caused the company to c...

 

Halibut tourney is just the beginning

Aurora Charters picked up the lead on the first day for the 2013 Halibut Tournament. The Seward Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event has less than 10 days to go and that 139-pound flatfish caught by...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Alaska    June 20, 2013

Moose Pass ready for festival

With more space, more vendors and a decent weather forecast, the organizers for this weekend’s Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival are ready to break some records. They’ve already broken one, sell...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Sports    June 20, 2013

Marathon racers train early, often

Robert Forgit and Lanara Forgit round the rock at race point on Mount Marathon June 12. The husband and wife are in training for another year’s running of the Fourth of July Mount Marathon race....

 

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the June 18, 1987 Seward Phoenix LOG. STEPPING FORWARD... For those interested in the enterprise budgets and free speech, Monday’s City Council meeting might be a good one to attend. The three enterprise...

 

J.W. Frye joins LOG staff

J.W. Frye has come onboard at The Seward Phoenix LOG to work with advertising, development and marketing. Frye will assist local businesses and organizations in telling their story through...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    June 20, 2013

Mountain rescue ends well

A distressed hiker on Mount Marathon called into City of Seward Dispatch via 911 at 4:33 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12. Dispatch advised the Seward Fire Department that the hiker was calling from his cel...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    June 20, 2013

Boro continues work on fish protection

With over 90 people providing public testimony on the two anadromous fish habitat protection ordinances, this week’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting lasted until midnight. People filled...

 

Tusty set to make big splash next week

The long delayed refloating of the refurbished Alaska Marine Highway ferry M/V Tustumena is scheduled to take place in the next week. Upon drydocking the vessel at Seward Ship’s a U.S. Coast Guard...

 

4th of July celebration nears

Parade The Seward Chamber of Commerce will cut off applications for Fourth of July parade participants soon. The soft deadline is Friday but Erica Davis, who handles parade administration for the chamber, says that a few might slip in after the...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    June 20, 2013

iTags will track halibut movements

It’s back to the drawing board for halibut iTags that will soon tell us more about where the fish travels than ever before. The internal tags, which were deployed in 30 halibut two years ago, were...

 
 By Log Staff    Business    June 20, 2013

Open for business - June 20, 2013

Businesses and organizations all over the Eastern Kenai Peninsula are hustling to make sure visitors and residents get the goods and services they need and desire. Almost everyone is ramping up for...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    June 20, 2013

Food bank seeks move to old library

The City of Seward is offering to lease out approximately 1,200 square feet of the old library building’s basement at the west corner at 238 Fifth Ave. to Seward’s He Will Provide food bank. The o...

 
 By Log Staff    Sports    June 20, 2013

Little League season is in full swing

Little League baseball is in full swing as, according to Dave Paperman, participation has been very impressive. With the parking lot filled five nights a week under blue skies, about 80 kids from...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Arts    June 20, 2013

Puppet show draws crowd

Marionettes dating from the 1964 World’s Fair were employed to everyone’s amusement at the Seward Community Library Museum Saturday. Steven’s Puppet’s production of Rumplestiltskin drew a...

 

Out & About - June 20, 2013

Solstice tour visits cemeteries The eigth annual Summer Solstice Cemetery Tour, conducted by Lee Poleske, will be at 10:30 p.m. tommorrow, weather permitting. It starts at the American Legion section of the cemetery, behind the Chamber of Commerce...

 

George "Jerry" Tuthill - 1936-2013

George “Jerry” Tuthill, 77 years of age, died peacefully on June 3, 2013 at Providence Seward Medical & Care Center. A memorial for Jerry will be held after noon on Saturday, June 22 at the...

 

Emmitt Lee Hill

A Celebration of Life for Emmitt Lee Hill will be held at 5 p.m. July 2 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 400 Third. A small potluck will be held afterwards. In lieu of flowers, because Emmitt loved...

 
 By Log Staff    Calendar    June 20, 2013

Calendar - June 20, 2013

Thursday, June 20 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 21...

 

Back when...

Bayview School opened in 1927 as a territorial school for Jesse Lee Home residents. It was at the end of what is now Swetmann Avenue. During World War II it served as a military infirmary and later...

 
 By Log Staff    Features    June 20, 2013

Turn Back the Pages

June 21, 1973 The Seward Phoenix LOG Fourth of July theme to be ‘Days of 1910’ – A total of 22 Chamber of Commerce members and guests enjoyed a lively luncheon meeting Thursday at the Harbor Dinner Club. Secretary Willna Zentmire reported that...

 

Captain's Mast - June 20, 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 11 09:34 - Caller stated that she last heard from her sister the previous...

 
 By Log Staff    Local    June 20, 2013

Lowell Point gets upgrades

GCI crews at Lowell Point replace communications cable alongside workers engaged in summer ditching and culvert replacement....

 
 By Log Staff    Local    June 20, 2013

Seniors enjoy picnic

Mike Little mans the grill at the Seward Senior Center picnic last week....

 

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