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SeaLife rescues baby beluga

A rescued newborn beluga whale is being nurtured at the Alaska SeaLife Center after the center rescued the calf from Bristol Bay on June 18. The solitary animal, estimated at two to three days old, wa...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    June 28, 2012

Youth offenders graduate

Regional Principal Monica Hinders fought back tears along with teaching couple Mary Alice and Gary Blount, and about a dozen parents and family members of the class of 2012 graduates. Spring Creek...

 
 By Bob Reisner    Opinion    June 28, 2012

Thoughts on Greenpeace

Hello again, my fellow citizens. Summer’s here again, so let’s try to enjoy it. Greenpeace was recently in town with their vessel, Esperanza, for propeller repair work over at Seward Ship’s Drydock. Heidi Zemach covered the event quite well, as...

 

Begich to visit July 5

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich will be in Seward next Thursday, July 5 to meet with local officials and talk about port expansion. As a champion in the U.S. Senate of small port development, Sen. Begich has met with many different parties who are interested...

 

Giessel visits tonight

State Senator and candidate in this year’s election, Cathy Giessel will visit with local consitituents from 5-7 p.m. June 28 (tonight) at the Breeze Inn....

 

Berry to perform next week

Singer/songwriter Chelsea Berry will perform at Resurrect Art at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 5....

 

Dunn named state’s tourism marketing manager

Kathleen Dunn will join the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (DCCED) as the new Tourism Marketing Manager, effective July 9. Dunn will be responsible for implementing the state’s tourism marketing program, managing progra...

 

Holland America Line honored

Last month, Holland America Line was presented a 2012 Governor’s North Star Award for International Excellence in Tourism. The honor recognizes Holland America’s contributions through its tourism initiatives including cultural-exchange programs...

 

Kenai Fjords National Park debuts new exhibits in the Exit Glacier area

New exhibits at the Exit Glacier area will debut at a an open house from 6-8 p.m., tomorrow, June 29 at Exit Glacier Nature Center hosted by Kenai Fjords National Park. The park will highlight recent...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    June 28, 2012

UAF studies the social aspect of fishing

If you had your life to live over again, would you choose a career in commercial fishing? That is one question in a survey circulating around Kodiak that aims to reveal a more social view of the fishi...

 

SPRD Activities — June 28, 2012

Sports and Recreation at the AVTEC gym will be closed July 2–6 for routine maintenance and cleaning. To register for soccer please go to the TYC or download the form online at www.cityofseward.us and e-mail sprd@cityofseward.net or call 224-4054....

 

Otto the Bear photos wanted for museum exhibit

Every day, people stop to take a picture of one of the most recognizable specimens at the University of Alaska Museum of the North in Fairbanks, Otto, an 8-foot, 9-inch brown bear who has greeted guests for more than 40 years. The museum is looking...

 

Rose Mary Jensen

Rose Mary Jensen, 82, passed away at Kenosha Memorial Hospital on June 14, 2012 in Kenosha, Wisc. Born in San Diego, Calif. on June 21, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Colin and Elizabeth...

 

Miriam ‘Sis’ Colton

Kenai resident, Miriam “Sis” Colton, 50, died June 23 in Soldotna after a long battle with cancer. No services will be held per Miriam’s request. A private celebration of life will be held a...

 

Out & About — June 28, 2012

Fireworks cruise benefits memorial The best seat in the house for Seward’s Independcence Day fireworks display on July 3 will be aboard the M/V Star of the Northwest. The fundraising cruise for Seward’s Mariners’ Memorial will motor out...

 

Calendar — June 28, 2012

Thursday, June 28 Noon to 1 p.m., SeaView Community Services Board, SeaView, 302 Railway. 7 to 8 p.m., Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department meeting, Bear Creek Fire Station, 13105 Seward Hwy, Mile 5, 224-3345. Saturday, June 30 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.,...

 

Independence Day Schedule of Events

Independence Day Schedule of Events...

 

Turn back the pages — June 26, 1986

Compiled by Julie Rosier Crane falls, inspector is called — A 155-ton crane collapsed Monday morning at the Spring Creek prison facility job site as it was maneuvering the largest of the concrete and steel panels into place. Dan Grady, office manag...

 

Back when...

July 4, 1906 – The Alaska Central Railway’s Fourth of July excursion train to the Kenai and Trail Lakes area. The July 7, 1906 Seward Weekly Gateway reporting on the 4th in Seward said, “Flags...

 

Kickin’ it up at soccer camp

The young folks of the East Peninsula learn soccer basics this week at the second annual Challenger British Soccer Camp sponsored by Seward Parks and Recreation. Youth aged 3 to 18 are attending the...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Arts    June 28, 2012

Bluegrass camp brings strings to town

A young band went busking (performing) outside The Chattermark Restaurant downtown Wednesday afternoon with their leader, the San Francisco Jazz and Bluegrass vocalist Pam Brandon a.k.a. Belle...

 

Police LOG — June 28, 2012

June 18 01:06 - Verbal warning for Headlight Requirements issued at Seward Highway and Port Avenue. 02:27 - Ambulance requested to Seward Resort for a 53-year-old man who was suffering with complications from a motocycle accident that happened the...

 

UAF offers high school students an introduction

The University of Alaska Fairbanks will host a free open house for high school juniors and seniors, and their parents from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, July 13. The event, dubbed UAF Inside Out, is designed to introduce prospective students to the...

 

Parade set to show off Seward’s spirit

The annual 4th of July parade organizers are getting ready to celebrate 100 Years of City Government, and there is still time to show some Seward spirit with a decorated vehicle or walking the route, playing music or just jointing in. Participants...

 

Veteran uses education, experience to run and coach

“It’s a blast. You can’t really put it into words the feeling. As Miles (Knotek) will find out in the men’s race if he continues to do it. But that feeling when you come off the mountain and...

 

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