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The new leader in the Seward Halibut Tournament is Mark Callister from Excelsion Springs, Mo. Callister reeled in a 260.6 lb. halibut this weekend on the boat "One Day." The lucky fisherman with a...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    June 26, 2014

Alaska Railroad averts disaster

Alaska Railroad is taking precautions to avoid another washout like the one that shut down rail service to Seward from June 17-19. The washout area at Skookum Creek, located between Leubner Lake and...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    June 26, 2014

Vacancies slowing city business

“We need people willing to serve,” says City Clerk Johanna Kinney. “Board and commission vacancies are having an impact on the city’s ability to provide efficient and timely services.”...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    June 26, 2014

City addressing ADA requirements

The City of Seward, with an $87,000 contract with Harmon Construction Inc., recently completed work that makes getting around town easier for people with disabilities. The city repaired and replaced...

 

Well done! AVTEC students receive diplomas

Twenty-two students were rewarded for their hard work Friday, June 20 at the graduation ceremony on the campus of AVTEC. Eight students completed the heavy equipment diesel program and 14 culinary...

 

Rocking the Boat

For almost 50 years The Seward Phoenix LOG has dedicated itself to delivering the news of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula. We continue to be committed to community journalism – committed to meeting the community’s need for local information. Seward...

 

What is history and why is its preservation important to Seward?

According to Wikipedia, the term “hstory” is from Greek, historia, meaning “inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation.” It is the study of the past, specifically how it relates to humans. It is an umbrella term that relates to past events...

 
 By Russ Maddox    Opinion    June 26, 2014

Won't vote for Sullivan

Dear Editor,   Dan Sullivan, who wrote the anti-fisheries bill HB 77, was in Seward this week trying to raise campaign cash. I’m not a big fan of politicians who ignore our town until they want to raise money. If you have any doubt about how...

 
 By Lisa Weissler    Opinion    June 26, 2014

Yes on Ballot Measure 1 good for people, business

On Aug. 19, Alaskans have the opportunity to make a difference in our state. By voting yes on Ballot Measure 1, voters have the power to repeal the oil production tax enacted in 2013. Senate Bill 21 changed how the state taxes the production of publi...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    June 26, 2014

Sockeye season looking risky

Uncertainty best sums up the mood as fishermen and processors await the world’s biggest sockeye salmon run at Bristol Bay. In fact, it’s being called the riskiest season in recent memory in the...

 

USDA seeks applications for grants to help repair housing in rural areas

USDA-Rural Development (RD) Alaska State Director Jim Nordlund today announced that USDA-RD is accepting applications from eligible intermediaries who will make grants to help low and very low-income rural residents repair their homes. “USDA...

 

Get out of the way, Troopers ask

The side of the road can be a dangerous place for emergency vehicles. Alaska State Trooper Mike Wery found this out when his patrol car was rear-ended while he parked on the side of the road with his emergency lights flashing, partially blocking the...

 

Solstice translated means one great Moose Pass Party!

The 36th Annual Moose Pass Solstice Festival didn't disappoint. From raffle to auction to vendors, from music to kids activities, barbecue and good old-fashioned community out to support a good...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Outdoors    June 26, 2014

Kids raise their sails on Bear Lake

Captain Devin B. Putney, a Seward resident who runs the sailboat Lyric Charters, drives water taxis, and provides various other services captaining a variety of local vessels, has begun filling a new...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Sports    June 26, 2014

Young filmmaker returns for 'spectacular' footage

Max Romey can run. But, he cannot fly. He’s not satisfied with traditional methods of capturing images. This year, he returns to the Mount Marathon race with a new determination to get great...

 

Parks & Recreation

Seeking Master Gardeners or Landscape Architects for Small Park projects The City of Seward is seeking one-page proposals from qualified gardeners to submit ideas and install park or garden projects the summer of 2014. Interested gardeners should...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    June 26, 2014

Gubernatorial candidate Walker details vision for Alaska

Bill Walker had a busy day in Seward. Rotary Club guest. Tour of the city. Pizza at Apollo's. Walker, independent candidate for governor, and his wife, Donna, shared their vision for Alaska's future...

 

Weather Permitting - June 26, 2014

A float plane in Moose Pass and kids create a picture postcard image....

 

'Captain's Mast' - June 26, 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. June 14 16:55 - 911 caller Brandin Bartley reported that he was assaulted in the...

 

Out & About - June 26, 2014

Send listings for Out & About to editor@theSewardPhoenixLOG.com. Community Weed Pull date set Volunteers should meet at the Herman Leirer Road mile 6.5 at Resurrection River trailhead pullout Friday, June 27 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Wear bright...

 

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