Articles from the July 20, 2017 edition

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 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 20, 2017

Seward man's son helped pioneer aviation, spur U.S. to win in World War II

Frank H. Doolittle probably never thought his role in world history would be more than as a carpenter who built houses in Nome and Seward. However, the New Englander who had traveled west to Alaska...

 

Jewel to headline Salmonfest event

Famed Alaskan singer-songwriter Jewel will headline Salmonfest 2017, which is scheduled for August 4 to 6 in Ninilchik. The three-day event will feature more than 60 acts. Jewel, a native of the Kenai Peninsula, has sold more than 30 million albums...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Alaska    July 20, 2017

Former Alaskan in battle with rare disease

When Joe Nash was living and working in Alaska, he enjoyed time spent as a dog handler for Iditarod musher Aaron Burmeister, playing basketball and spending hours fishing. Now, he just hopes to walk t...

 

Community Calendar

July 22 Play time Play Time will be held each Saturday from noon until 4 p.m. in the Children’s Room at the Seward Community Library & Museum. Musical instruments, storybooks and toys will be available. July 24 City Council work session Members of...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 20, 2017

Knik begins Phase 2 of work

Seward residents will see major improvements in the downtown streets over the next few days as Knik Construction begins paving operations. According to Seward City Clerk Johanna Kinney, crews will be...

 

Farmers' Market Nutrition coupons available

Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons are available at the Seward Senior Center for Alaskan seniors age 60 and older. The coupons, which are valued at $25 and may be redeemed at any farmers’ market in the state that offers...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 20, 2017

Kinney, Ballou earn 'Master' honor

Two City of Seward employees received prestigious honors recently. Seward City Clerk Johanna Kinney and Deputy City Clerk Brenda Ballou were presented with certificates as Master Municipal Clerks by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 20, 2017

Winners in 2017 Mini Mount Marathon Race are announced

Carter Ivy and Arielle Fleming managed to bring home Mount Marathon titles on July 4. Mini Mount Marathon, that is. Ivy and Fleming highlighted a large group of youth from across the globe to...

 

Kenai LIO office to be closed for week

Residents needing help from the Kenai Legislative Office will be in for a bit of a wait this month—or at least, a transfer to another office. According to a public announcement from the Kenai office, the local Legislative Information Office will...

 

Deane Ada Sorenson Nelson

Deane Ada Sorenson Nelson, of Gulfport, Mississippi, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at the age of 82. Deane was born Feb. 13, 1935, in Bogalusa,...

 

The alphabet shortened my sports career

When I was younger, I was a pretty active athlete. I played football and baseball. I even played basketball. Well, I played as much as a skinny 5-foot-2 kid could while sitting on the bench and handing out towels and water cups. In fact, let’s not...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    July 20, 2017

Tri-Harder-Thon race scheduled for this weekend

Extreme athletes will have another chance to paddle, run and bike their ways into triathlon history this weekend when the 2017 Tri-Harder-Thon gets under way. The event is scheduled for Saturday, July 22. As part of the race, athletes will paddle a...

 

Wildlife Rescue Run & Walk set for July 29

Area runners and walkers will get a chance to put their feet where their hearts later this month when the 19th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run & Walk gets under way. The annual event will be held on Saturday, July 29. The event serves as a fundraiser...

 

SSABC golf tourney set for next weekend

The Seward Seahawks Athletics Booster Club’s 14th annual golf tournament will be on July 29 at the Birch Ridge Golf Course in Soldotna. According to Kim Reierson, the tournament will be a “Best Ball Scramble” format and will get under way at 8...

 

SHS spikers to hold car wash on Aug. 5

Members of the Seward High School volleyball program will be holding a car wash on Aug. 5 at the high school. The car wash, which will be performed on a donation basis, will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Individuals that would like to have the...

 

Animal shelter to hold 'Dress Your Pet,' BBQ event on Aug. 12

The Seward Animal Shelter will be holding an Open House and a special event on Aug. 12 as part of its ongoing efforts to raise funds for a new shelter facility and to thank the members of the community for their support. As part of the event, a...

 

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. July 5 0802 - A 911 misdial was received from subject at the Tony’s bar. She...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 20, 2017

BCVFD celebrates 40th with exhibition

The Seward Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department got to celebrate the anniversary of its founding on Saturday with a little pomp, a live demonstration and some action. Members of the department kicked...

 

Silver Salmon Derby set to get under way soon

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 20. Last year, Mike Hanson claimed the top prize in the tournament by landing a...

 

Fast races to Alaskaman triathlon title

When Andrew Fast plunged into Resurrection Bay off Lowell Point at 4 a.m. on Saturday morning, he was just looking to do the best he could in the inaugural Alaskaman Extreme Triathlon. His best proved to be better than anyone else’s in the 142-mile...

 

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