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 By Tommy Wells    Local    June 29, 2017

Mountain Haven may look into changes

\Seward Mountain Haven may be dealing with low census numbers, but that doesn’t mean the elder care facility isn’t looking for ways to increase those numbers. In fact, Providence Seward Medical & Care Center Administrator Joseph Fong told...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    June 29, 2017

Baggin' It Up

Most visitors when they roll into SeMost visitors when they roll into Seward are amazed at the view and pristine conditions of Resurrection Bay. Part of the reason they can enjoy those million dollar...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Fishing    June 29, 2017

Aalund takes lead into tournament's final days

Ermagene Aalund woke up Monday morning knowing she was just a few days away from earning the rights to a huge fish story. Except that in this story there would be no fabrication. Heading into the...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    June 29, 2017

Seward set for annual 4th of July festivities

At least during the upcoming Independence Day weekend, the City of Seward will become the fourth largest city in the state. More than 30,000 revelers are expected to visit the jewel of the eastern...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Features    June 29, 2017

Talented field of runners ready to race in '17

On paper, David Norris and Christy Marvin look as if they are pretty solid choices to repeat as the champions of the Mount Marathon Race. Both turned in record-setting efforts last year. And, based...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    June 29, 2017

Air Force to relinquish lease on recreation camp

The long wait for the U.S. government to fully consolidate its two leases in Seward appears to be moving toward a conclusion. According to Seward Assistant City Manager Ron Long, the U.S. Air Force has notified the city that it will be relinquishing...

 

Dorothy Marie Murtha

Dorothy Marie Murtha, age 89, of Aitkin died peacefully on Monday, June 20, 2017 at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin, MN.  Dorothy was born January 7, 1928, in St. Cloud, MN, daughter to Nathani...

 

Road crews to focus on Forest Acres during holiday activities

Road construction won’t be too much of an issue for visitors in the downtown section of Seward over the Independence Day weekend. That’s because there won’t be any. KNIK Construction announced earlier this week that it would be shifting its...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    June 29, 2017

Tipping the old rack to the U-10 Moose

As a young couple, She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Made-Mad and I were pretty poor. I mean, I worked at a newspaper and was going to college type of poor. Honestly, there were days that ramen noodles looked like...

 

Volunteers sought to help with MMR race

The July 4th is less than a week away, and the Mount Marathon Race Committee is still seeking volunteers to help with all three races: Volunteers can register online through SignUp Genius. On the site, volunteers can see which spots have not...

 

MMR brings out fun side of mountain running

Unlike many major sporting events, the Mount Marathon Race also has a place for the offbeat sense of humor-both from the athletes and the spectators. Don't be too surprised to see racers competing in...

 

Parade helps shows off Seward's patriotic spirit

The Independence Day parade will once again be a major attraction for locals and visitors on July 4. The annual parade, which is sponsored by the Seward Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled to begin at...

 

Captain's Mast

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 15 BRIAN WEIMAR called to report a possible disturbance issue at Spring Cree...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    June 29, 2017

Residents, council express safety concerns for Alaskaman athletes

Safety has become an issue for locals and the hundreds of athletes scheduled to take to the waters of Resurrection Bay for the Alaskaman triathlon race. “I’m hoping that whoever is putting this on is marking off lanes,” said a local boat...

 

City: Anglers not allowed to fish from Travelift, North dock areas

Anglers should consider themselves warned. Fishing is not allowed off the Travelift or North dock areas because of safety concerns. Seward Assistant City Manager Ron Long reminded anglers—local and visiting—that because of ongoing construction...

 

Council OKs 30-year lease with restaurant

The Seward City Council unanimously approved a new 30-year lease for space in the Seward Boat Harbor subdivision with Ray Simutis and his daughter, Janina Simutis. The two operate Ray’s restaurant. The current lease on the longtime Seward business...

 

Community Calendar

June 30 Seward Halibut Tournament The Seward Halibut Tournament will come to a close on Friday, June 30. The chamber-sponsored event will end at 11:59 p.m. July 3 Pasta feed The Seward Middle School Cross Country team’s Pasta Feed will be held at...

 

Berry grabs ninth in Homer Spit Run

HOMER - Tannen Berry enjoyed a solid performance this past weekend while competing in the 2017 Homer Spit Run. The 21-year-old resident of Moose Pass finished in the top 10 in the 10-kilometer race, which was held Saturday. Berry, who was competing...

 

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