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Flatfish lands $10,000

This year’s big winner in the Seward Halibut Tournament is Mike Smiley of Balinsville, N.Y. Smiley hauled in the 196.6-pounder aboard the ProFish of ProFish-N-Sea chaters on June 24. Smiley took...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    July 5, 2012

Putting Seward on the map at World Expo in South Korea

Former Seward Mayor Willard Dunham managed to attend the opening of the world’s largest trade fair in South Korea, and feels he didn’t disappoint. As Seward’s “ambassador,” with city...

 

Railroad retains majority of federal funding

The Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) was informed last week by the office of Rep. Don Young that ARRC will continue to receive funding near current levels through Federal Transit Administration (FTA) formula funds. Young served on the conference...

 

Alaska’s new electoral map receives federal preclearance

The U.S. Department of Justice approved Alaska’s new electoral map for use in the 2012 elections on June 27. “Receiving federal approval today ensures that the state will be able to hold a normal, timely election,” said Gail Fenumiai, the...

 

Young folks learn soccer skills

Youth aged, 3 to 18, attend the second annual Challenger British Soccer Camp last week to learn soccer skills at the event sponsored by Seward Parks and Recreation. The F/V Chandalar Youth Soccer...

 
 By Nancy Erickson    Opinion    July 5, 2012

Thank you

Dear Kathy Newman, Thanks for your generous grant, which will help us complete the Seward Mariners’ Memorial. The structure stands proudly on the west breakwater of the harbor, saluting boats as they go by, wishing them a safe journey. The silent...

 
 By Jacob Marshall    Opinion    July 5, 2012

Thank you

I would like to thank the following organizations for their generous scholarships: The Alaska Sealife Center, Seward High School Staff, and the Seward High Booster Club. I will be using the money to further my education at Montana State...

 

Matching grant provides for railroad engine restoration

The Rasmuson Foundation announced June 28 a $350,000 matching grant to The Alaska Community Foundation to support the mission of a newly-formed non-profit organization, the Engine 557 Restoration Company (Restoration Company), which is charged with...

 

Ship that grounded on Kodiak is here for repair

The 174-foot U.S. Army landing craft Monterrey is at Seward Ship’s Drydock where it is expected to stay for 30-45 days for repairs to its hull. The Monterrey was heading for Western Alaska, on its way to build the new village site of Mertavic,...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    July 5, 2012

First National Bycatch Report is in

A first ever accounting of bycatch in U.S. fisheries has been achieved by federal scientists in a user friendly report that aims to set a baseline for the accidental takes of fish, marine mammals,...

 

Veterans invited to fourth annual Veterans Summit

Those interested in helping advance the state’s veterans issues have the opportunity to participate in the fourth annual state-wide Veterans Summit July 19. The 2012 Alaska Veterans Summit, hosted by the Department of Military & Veterans Affairs,...

 

Fairbanks Arts Festival set

The Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival is set for July 15-29. The 2-weeks of study-performance opportunities in all art forms, encourages both personal growth and arts appreciation regardless of level of accomplishment. On the University of Alaska...

 

Irish Dancing workshops offered

An Irish Dancing workshops are offered from 1-3:30 p.m. July 13 in Anchorage and July 15-19 at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival. Claire Worley of Celtic Fire will share both soft shoe and set dancing techniques. The Anchorage workshop is at Alaska...

 

Emely DuBeau

Emely DuBeau, a 75 year resident of Alaska, died June 22, 2012 while undergoing hip replacement surgery at Alaska Regional Hospital, Anchorage, after a fall. She was born in Seattle July 26, 1916 to Albert and Marie Abrahamsen and would have been 96...

 

Calendar — July 5, 2012

Thursday, July 5 7 to 8 p.m., Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department meeting, Bear Creek Fire Station, 13105 Seward Highway, Mile 5, 224-3345. Friday, July 6 Noon, Seward Chamber of Commerce luncheon meeting, Breeze Inn, 224-8001. Saturday, July 7...

 

Little League plays ball

Seward Little League winds down the 2012 season with games on the home fields. Recently the T-Ball and Majors players travelled to Keani for a clinc with the Kenai Oilers, according to the leagues...

 

Turn back the pages — July 8, 1976

Compiled by Julie Rosier Fletcher Speaks On Motivation — Local businessman W. E. “Skip” Fletcher, whose commercial interests include the Liberty Theatre and Laundromat and KRXA radio in Seward in addition to theaters elsewhere in the state was...

 

Back when...

An Alaska Transfer eight-horse team hauls freight down Adams Street in the early 1900s. Alaska Transfer was started by Fred Laubner and Charlie Christensen in 1905. Four years later they sold it to...

 

Police LOG — June 14, 2012

June 25 09:32 - Individual reported a vehicle parked, possibly over the weekend, at First Lake with three dogs in it. Officer contacted the reporting party and advised them that it was private property. Officer and ACO recovered all dogs and placed...

 

State and feds make mapping Alaska a priority

Federal and state agencies sat down last week to make a new map of Alaska, one that meets the mapping standards that have been provided to 49 other states for years. Federal agency executives joined to discuss collaborative funding strategies for Ala...

 

Rasmuson sabbatical program aids nonprofits

Nonprofit and tribal leaders are eligible for sabbatical awards from Rasmuson Foundation, according to a press release from the foundation. The awards are offered because an extended leave can lead to new perspectives for the leader, the board and...

 
 By Leon Youngblood    Local    July 5, 2012

Visitors enjoy the sights and activities around town

People from all over the globe come to Seward to see the sights, the wildlife and take part in the many activities the area has to offer....

 

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