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 By LOG Staff    Local    July 4, 2013

The race is on - live blog of the Mount Marathon race and 4th of July events

9:00 p.m. Men's Race 1. Eric Strabel 42:56 2. Ricky Gates 43:06 3. Wylie Mangelsdorf 44:11 4. Matias Saari 44:54 5. Brenton Knight 45:06 Womens Race 1. Christy Marvin 53:21 2. Allison Barnwell 55:12...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    July 4, 2013

Racers master the art of falling

The best way to describe the downhill return from Race Point on Mount Marathon is a controlled fall. If you have the time, it doesn’t have to be that way. However, the Mount Marathon Race isn’t...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    July 4, 2013

Slow and steady wins the race

Many of us would never attempt to climb Mount Marathon, let alone run up it. It’s just not in some of us to work our bodies that hard, or take that risk. But as we see the runners, especially the...

 
 By Julie Rosier    Local    July 4, 2013

Junior lessons in hill, skill and will

The Danger Social justice activist and writer Grace Lee Boggs believes that every crisis contains both danger and opportunity. Considered a wise woman, Boggs was born the same year as the first Mount...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Fishing    July 4, 2013

Halibut tourney finishes big

After a couple of sedate weeks with a few medium size landings, the 2013 Seward Halibut Tournament went into overdrive down to the wire. With two simultaneous catches on June 27, the former...

 

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the June 30, 1988 Seward Phoenix LOG. SEWARD WELCOMES YOU... We’re glad you’ve decided to spend the Fourth in our town. We’re always happy to have visitors. You help make our celebration of the...

 

What does the flag mean to me

Every Year Seward Emblem Club 250 takes an essay contest for Americanism to the local schools. This year the question, “What does the flag mean to me?” was taken to middle school students. The fol...

 

Thank you

Dear Community of Seward, Thank you for your years of support and most recently the support of scholarships from various Seward organizations. I would like to thank the following businesses for their generosity: The Seward Community Library and...

 

Thank you

Seward Parks & Recreation would like to thank everyone who made the High Impact Volleyball Camp possible. Thanks to Catalyst Marine Engineering and Major Marine Tours for sponsoring the great T-shirts. They were perfect for the camp and participants...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    July 4, 2013

SPRD ends unsupervised gym use experiment

Some youth under age 16 and their busy parents were recently upset to discover that the youth were no longer allowed to use the open gym, racquetball courts or weight room at AVTEC without adult...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    July 4, 2013

Council hands out leases, contracts

He Will Provide Food Pantry’s new lease in the basement of the former Seward Community Library building was approved by the Seward City Council last week, giving Seward City Manager Jim Hunt the go...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    July 4, 2013

Sewardites join petition ranks

Petition Coordinator Pat Lavin and Alaska State Senator Hollis French (top), and Alaska State Constitutional Convention delegate and former lawmaker Vic Fischer (right) addressed over 30 interested...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    July 4, 2013

Fish Factor

Alaska spends more than $20 million on fish feed each year for its 35 salmon hatcheries – feed that comes primarily from anchovies caught in South America. Meanwhile Alaska seafood processing...

 

Open for business

When clouds gather, come in out of the rain. There’s plenty of room under the roofs at Seward shops, and friendly company and conversation. Shopping is inevitable but not always possible, so have a...

 
 By Log Staff    Outdoors    July 4, 2013

Bear activity provokes warning

Kenai Fjords National Park plans to start aversive conditioning for a marauding bear in the area of the Exit Glacier Campground after damage to vehicles and forced entry into trash bins. When they identify and track down the suspect, that is. On...

 
 By Log Staff    Sports    July 4, 2013

Locals train racers

Novices negotiate the cliff route near the end of the downhill portion of the Mount Marathon Race course. Descending the mountain is the faster half of the event requiring strategy, strength and...

 

Out & About - July 4, 2013

Friday Art Walk is this week Take a stroll around Seward from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and meet featured artists whilst enjoying refreshments and appetizers. A complete program will be available from local businesses including Resurrect Art Coffee...

 

Calendar - July 4, 2013

See separate article regarding July 4th Festival and Mount Marathon Race schedule Thursday, July 4 - Independence Day Meetings may be cancelled for the Independence Day holiday. Please check with the organization. 6:30 p.m., Pioneers of Alaska,...

 

Captain's Mast - July 4, 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 24 00:20 John Mulloy arrested for DUI on Van Buren between Third and...

 

Buskers fiddle around

Seward Bluegrass Camp for Kids journeymen and women tuned up appreciative passersby in an open air practicum on the sidewalks of downtown Seward last Saturday. The concluding act of the week-long...

 

July 4th and Mount Marathon race schedule

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

 

Seward from the mountain in 1907

The large building in the center is the Alaska Central Railway Headquarters, (where city hall is now located) completed in 1905. The Bank of Seward located at the corner of Fourth and Adams was completed in 1906 and across the street from it the...

 

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