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 By Tommy Wells    Fishing    July 13, 2017

Seward freshman helping anglers go for the big catch with handmade lures

Cody Bryden never intended to become an expert at tying fishing flies. At 11 years old, he was just trying to learn something that "looked pretty cool" as he watched Neil and John Lindquist patiently...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 13, 2017

City could pop fines on fireworks

The City of Seward isn’t against fireworks—as long as they don’t endanger lives or property. But keep in mind that if you don’t have a city permit or a license? to set off fireworks, you could be looking at a fine, or even a stay in jail....

 

Bear Creek VFD to hold Open House

Seward Bear Creek Fire/EMS will be holding an Open House, beginning at 4 p.m. on July 15 at Mile 5.5 of the Seward Highway. As part of the Open House, Fire and EMS workers will stage a vehicle extrication (emoving a trapped person from a vehicle)...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Education    July 13, 2017

KPBSD OKs contracts for new teachers

Seward Middle School and Seward Elementary will each have a new member of the faculty when the 2017-2018 school year gets under way. At its regular meeting on July 10, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District approved the hiring of Clayton...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 13, 2017

Curious bear creates slight delay in city's paving efforts

The City of Seward’s road improvement plans came to a brief half this past weekend. Not because of inclement weather or equipment failure, but because of a curious bear. Seward City Manager Jim Hunt noted that KNIK Construction workers were forced...

 

Community Calendar

July 13 Movie night The Seward Community Library & Museum’s Summer Reading program will be hosting a Family Movie Night on July 13, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The movie “Sing” will be shown. July 14 Chamber meeting The Seward Chamber of Commerce...

 

Top local fisherman

Jack Gunter finished as the top local competitor in the recent Seward Halibut Tournament. He finished second in the overall standings - 3 pounds off the winning weight recorded by Ermagene Aaland of...

 

Leo Apapapyoc Kunnuk Jr.

Lifelong Alaska resident Leo Apapapyoc Kunnuk Jr., passed away on June 21, 2017, at the age of 85. Born in King Island on Oct. 22, 1931, Leo moved to Nome at the age of 18 and lived there until he...

 

Leo Apapapyoc Kunnuk III

Lifelong Alaska resident Leo Apapapyoc Kunnuk III, 54, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017, surrounding by his family. Leo was born in Seward on Jan. 15, 1963, to Leo and Olga Kunnuk. A memorial servi...

 

'Lactic Alaskan Trip' clains win in inaugural Alaska Relay

Kristina Storlie, David Berg, Leah Zumwalt, Sean Zumwalt, Corbyn Zahn, Benn Schlapia, Marliese von Huene, Christi Meyn, Thomas Nenahlo, Katherine Sind, Ross Ring-Jarvi and Jennifer Baker, running as a team called “Lactic Alaskan Trip,” wrote...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    July 13, 2017

Just a'pickin', a'grinnin and a'hummin'

I admire people who can play musical instruments. It doesn’t really matter what instrument it is … the guitar, the drums or even the spoons. I find it amazing that someone can do that. Probably the reason I admire them is because I have trouble...

 

Thanks to Ray's

Dear Editor, On behalf of Resurrection Lutheran Church, I would like to thank Ray’s Waterfront Restaurant, especially Tekoa Wallace and the kitchen staff, for once again providing the sloppy joes, chips and pickles for our annual 4th of July...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    July 13, 2017

Officials: Precautions in place for Alaskaman

\Residents worried about the safety foPeople worried about safety for boaters and athletes in this weekend’s Alaskaman triathlon can rest a bit easier. Spurred by concerns from local residents, Seward City Manager Jim Hunt said he spoke with the...

 

'Summer of Heroes' deadline nears

With the nomination period coming to a close in approximately two weeks, the Alaska Boys & Girls Clubs are seeking out the state’s young heroes. Summer of Heroes is a partnership program with Alaska Communications and Boys & Girls Clubs Alaska to...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    July 13, 2017

Wedin happy with 'old ladies' debut

\As she stood at the starting line and looked up at Mount Marathon, Brook Wedin didn't harbor any grand dreams of winning her debut in the women's division. The only goal the 18-year-old had was to ma...

 

Booster club golf tourney set for July 29

The Seward Seahawks Athletics Booster Club’s 14th annual golf tournament will be on July 29 at the Birch Ridge Golf Course in Soldotna. The tournament, which helps raise funds for SHS athletics, will be played July 29. According to Kim Reierson,...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    July 13, 2017

Mt. Marathon a family affair for many

Although Mount Marathon has become the premier mountain racing event in Alaska over its 90-year history, it has also managed to remain a popular event for local runners. No fewer than 60 locals were...

 

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 29 1553 - Citation issued to BRITTNEY HANNA at 3rd Ave and B St for speed. 1...

 

Iris Darling named to SHP Committee

The City of Seward added another key member to the Seward Historical Preservation Commission on Monday when longtime resident Iris Darling was appointed to the organization by members of the Seward City Council. A former member of the SHPC, she will...

 

62nd annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby to get under way on Aug. 12

The second jewel of Seward’s annual fishing schedule is preparing for opening. The 62nd Annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby is scheduled to get under way on August 12. The derby, sponsored by the Seward Chamber of Commerce, will run through August...

 

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