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 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    June 27, 2013

Council looks at taxes, budgets and audits

Mayor David Seaward continues to attempt to provoke a broader discussion on city revenues as most of his fellow council members embrace the status quo. At this Monday’s Seward City Council meeting...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    June 27, 2013

Seward works for teens

Teenagers and young people in Seward have more opportunities for summer work than they can possibly handle. By the time they’re in high school, most are working every summer and many are patching...

 

Fishing is important business

Fisherfolk congregate on the east shore of Resurrection bay for some summer afternoon angling. The beach just north of the Seward Marine Industrial Center is easily accessible and has plentiful...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    June 27, 2013

Longtime mission directors leaving

Pastor David and Ina Hawkins, directors of the Seward Seaman’s Mission, are relinquishing their positions and moving in July to Medicine Hat in Alberta, Canada along with their son William. Pastor...

 
 By LOG Staff    Fishing    June 27, 2013

Halibut tourney escalates

It took the mere publishing of the name of last week’s 2013 Seward Halibut Tournament leader to instigate a larger monster flatfish to leap onto someone else's hook. Kristine Jordahl aboard the Cisco Kid wrestled in a 166.8-pound halibut to take...

 

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the July 26, 1990 Seward Phoenix LOG. A LINK TO THE FUTURE... While Sewardites went about their daily chores this week, a white ship in the bay and crews on the beach were hauling ashore the Seward and...

 

Civil union: Pursuit of happiness without government interference

Not too long ago, I had the honor of nominating an Alaskan family as Angels in Adoption, a celebration of the selflessness shown by foster care families and those who adopt children. They arrived in Washington, D.C., a military family who had opened...

 

New fishery could boost food security for Alaskans

The establishment of a new artisanal commercial fishery in Alaska could improve food security for the state, according to authors of a newly published article in the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. “Currently, we...

 
 By Dot Bardarson    Local    June 27, 2013

Mr. Tuskface finds new home

Long time residents of Seward remember “Mr. Tuskface,” the elephant at Bardarson Studio. He presided over the art there for 16 years and became the favored steed of children visiting the art...

 
 By LOG Staff    Business    June 27, 2013

Open for business - June 27, 2013

The panoply of Seward businesses runs the gamut from industrial welding to pet supplies. The diversity of trade in Seward ensures that most, if not all, products or services are available here....

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Arts    June 27, 2013

Youth enjoy music and fun at Bluegrass Camp

The week-long Bluegrass Camp For Kids began Monday, June 24 with 30 children attending, and visiting teacher/musicians from Anchorage and beyond. They started and ended the day at the Resurrection...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    June 27, 2013

Park sets off mural

Visitors appreciate the newly landscaped surroundings outside of the Seward Community Library Museum. There’s a story to be told between the lines and within the shades of Seward’s largest mural...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Alaska    June 27, 2013

Moose Pass Fest better than fair

A sea of white tented booths flapped in the gentle breezes at the 35th annual Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival on Saturday as crowds packed the midway and bandstand area. Festival souvenirs in...

 

Dee Anna Marlow – 1955-2013

Dee Anna Marlow, 58, completed her earthly journey in Gainesville, Fla. on June 15, 2013. Her course began on March 9, 1955 in Wiesbaden, Germany with parents, Herald and Dorothy York. Dee’s...

 

Lloyd Cleo Blondin – 1932-2013

Lloyd Cleo Blondin, 80, of Yakima, died June 22, just short of his 81st birthday. He was born to the late Eugene (Red) and Grace Blondin, July 8, 1932, in Yakima, Wash. Lloyd served in the United...

 

Al "Junior" Cabana

Al “Junior” Cabana, 87 passed peacefully at home June 9, 2013 after a brief illness. Al was born Oct. 27, 1925 in Branch, Mich. and served in the U.S. Army with the 81st Airborne Division. He then drove to Alaska to fulfill a dream. He soon made...

 

Emmitt Hill Sr.

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...

 

Mary Leigh Jones – 1935-2013

Mary Leigh Jones was born Jan. 23, 1935 in Portsmouth, Va. to Marion (Gaskins) and Boyston Johnson. She died May 27, 2013 in Hawthorne Township, Wisc. Jones lived for a long time in Seward on Fifth Avenue until 2006. She is remembered by her...

 

Out & About - June 27, 2013

Mount Marathon Race needs volunteers There is a short time remaining to fill the balance of 200 volunteer spots for tasks on July 3rd in the evening and all day on July 4th. Most shifts run about 3 hours and volunteers will get a free souvenir...

 

Seward Museum, 1972

Seward Museum in 1972. The Seward Museum, operated by the Resurrection Bay Historical Society, was in the basement of City Hall from its start in 1967 to 1989, when it moved into the removed post...

 

Turn Back the Pages

June 28, 2001 The Seward Phoenix LOG Out of control: Kenai Lake fire jumps boundaries, threatens homes – Volunteer firefighters from Moose Pass, Bear Creek and Seward have joined wildfire crews from Alaska and the Lower 48 to battle a 2,100-acre...

 

Captain's Mast - June 27, 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 17 23:33 - SAST advised of a 911 call about an individual in a red Toyota...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    June 27, 2013

Solstice tour recalls dead

Local historian Lee Poleske conducts the eighth annual Summer Solstice Cemetery Tour on summer solstice under the light of a supermoon. The midnight excursion started at the American Legion section...

 

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