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 By Fern Greenbank    Local    July 3, 2014

Why Mount Marathon?

Who, what, where, when and why? Those are the questions of life. In Seward, on the Fourth of July, we know who is doing what. We know where and when they are doing it. But we don't really know why...

 

Independence Day Celebration Schedule

Thursday, July 3 12 - 8 p.m. - Food and crafts booths open on Adams Street 5 - 8 p.m. - Bib pick-up at Seward High School 7:00 p.m. - Auction for Men’s and Women’s Race at SHS 7:45 p.m. - Mount Marathon Race Safety Meeting at SHS Midnight -...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    July 3, 2014

Chinese vessel sparks port, dock policy review

The issue of rat infestation and the potential damage to wildlife, human health and the Alaska economy has been raised after Coast Guard officials were alerted by some concerned resident to a Chinese...

 

Rocking the Boat

I think I have the best job in the world as a community newspaper editor. It’s hard work. It’s 24/7. You have to make tough decisions every day. But, the rewards far outweigh the lack of sleep. The publisher of The Seward Phoenix LOG, Annette...

 

A word of prayer for Mount Marathon racers

Lord God of Life, and All of Creation, We give you thanks for the beauty of creation that surrounds us, and the people who have gathered here to celebrate it through this event. Be with all those who compete in the marathon, and those who serve...

 

Locals running in the 2014 Mount Marathon Race

Men Pyper Dixon 23 Nicholas Swann 28 Solomon D’Amico 30 Joseph Nyholm 22 Karl Romig 56 Dan Marshall 53 Samuel Young 59 Karl Mechtenberg 34 Mark Kromrey 55 Ronn Hemstock 53 Flip Foldager 57 Edward Hartman 42 David Lorring 30 Fred Moore 74 Thomas...

 
 By Darby Andrews    Opinion    July 3, 2014

Veteran support for Ballot Measure 2

As a U.S. Army veteran of Operation Desert Storm, I am asking Alaskans on this Independence Day weekend to join me in publicly supporting a policy reform grounded in a concern for the individual liberties of Alaskans. On Nov. 4, Alaskans will have th...

 

From Russia with love!

It's official. Oleg Gozobohenno from Moscow Russia caught a 312.2-pound halibut on the CrackerJack Voyager with Captain Andy Mezirow of CrackerJack Sport Fishing, securing the coveted spot as the...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    July 3, 2014

Funds secured for Lowell Creek Tunnel upkeep, no fix in sight

The Lowell Creek Tunnel is a problem. That fact nobody disputes. How to fix the problem, and who should fix the problem, is still up for debate. The good news is that $300,000 has been approved for...

 

Seward Parks & Recreation - July 3, 2014

British Soccer Camp This week was a great opportunity to participate and learn soccer skills in the British Soccer Camp. More than 50 of Seward's youth came to participate in the British Soccer Camp...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    July 3, 2014

Fishing season kicks into high gear

Salmon takes center stage in Alaska every summer, but many more fisheries also are going on all across the state. The world’s biggest sockeye salmon run is expected to surge into Bristol Bay any...

 

Sen. Begich swings into Seward

At the largest gathering for a political candidate in Seward so far this season, Sen. Mark Begich (D) provided a speed version of his campaign strategy as he makes his way through a whirlwind tour of...

 

Garden party to introduce new museum sculpture

Have you spied the stunning new art piece in the Seward Community Library Museum's extraordinary garden? Few locals know the story behind this new sculpture or the carefully crafted garden and how a d...

 

'Captain's Mast' - July 3, 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 20 00:29 - During foot patrol officers intervened in a verbal dispute betwee...

 

Out & About - July 3, 2014

Send listings for Out & About to editor@theSewardPhoenixLOG.com. Busy agenda for SBCFS meeting The Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a regular board meeting Monday, July 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the KPB Seward...

 

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