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 By Heidi Zemach    Local    July 25, 2013

Pace of AVTEC dorm construction escalates

The impressive speed of the AVTEC dormitory construction on Third Avenue goes into warp drive this week. Saturday, three large trucks begin hauling 39 shrink-wrapped, pre-constructed modular dorm...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    July 25, 2013

Airport downgraded, bed tax restated

After closing the main runway at Seward Airport on June 19 due to flooding, the Alaska Department of Transportation reopened it on July 5 with significant restrictions. In making his report to Seward...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    July 25, 2013

Mathis back for seconds at SFD

When Rob Mathis came back to the Seward Fire Department, he came back all the way. He visited a couple times recently with wife Heather, who took one look at Seward and said she could live here. So...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    July 25, 2013

Exit Glacier hiker rescued

An solo hiker, Kathleen Simon, took a tumble while climbing the steep portion of the Harding Icefield trail Sunday. The 4-mile mountainside route alongside Exit Glacier up to the ice field is steep...

 

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the July 24, 1986 Seward Phoenix LOG. WHAT MAKES ALASKA UNIQUE? This is a question worth asking as University of Alaska administrators ponder how to spend their operating dollars – $38 million less than...

 

Thank you to Parks and Rec

I wonder if any of your readers were part of the out-of-towners that used Seward’s RV Parking or tenting camp sites during the week of the 4th? I have to commend your Parks and Rec Department as they have done a fantastic job and deserve a...

 

Thank you from Nordic Ski Club

The Seward Nordic Ski Club would like to thank everyone who made our annual July 3 pasta feed a huge success. We served nearly 300 people and raised $1,800! First, a huge thank you to coordinator Deborah Dixon, who puts a tremendous effort into...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    July 25, 2013

Obihiro exchange teens on their way

Ten days filled with amazing Alaska activities and adventures awaits three 16-year-old teenage girls from Seward’s sister city, Obihiro, Japan, their two adult chaperones, the host families and othe...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    July 25, 2013

Wal-Mart, Park Service reject Alaska salmon

It might sound like a whopper of a fish story – but Alaska salmon is not good enough for Wal-Mart or the U.S. National Park Service. The reason? Alaska’s wild caught salmon does not brandish a...

 

Back when...

A sailor, from the USS Maryland, sent this postcard to his mother in South Dakota, postmarked, Seward, 12 July 1913. He wrote, “Dear Mother, I took this at 12 o’clock, the night of the 10th. It...

 

Seward CAP cadets graduate

Two Civil Air Patrol cadets from the Seward Composite Squadron have graduated from the 2013 Glider Academy at Clear Air Force Base near Nenana. The 10-day academy is similar to pilot school. Days...

 

Turn Back the Pages

The Seward Phoenix LOG Citizens Urge Re-Hiring of Harbormaster – A number of citizens appeared at the City Council meeting Monday evening in support of harbormaster Murl Trevethan, who resigned recently in a disagreement with the city manager. Ed...

 

Open for business - July 25, 2013

Seward is bigger than its highest mountain and reaches further than the stretch of highway passing through it. Every year thousands of visitors from every corner of the globe and every corner of...

 

Out & About - July 25, 2013

Tri-Harder-Thon race registration is open This Tri-Harder-Thon includes a kayak portion, trail run and concluding bicycle race. The race is open to first paid participants. There are no same day registrations, no exceptions. Online registration and...

 

Calendar - July 25, 2013

Thursday, July 25 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Narcotics Anonymous, Church of the Nazarene, Fourth and C, 362-6623. 7 to 8 p.m., Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department meeting, Bear Creek Fire Station, 13105 Seward Highway (Mile 5), 224-3345. Friday, July 26...

 

Gloria "Dodi" Jean Protzman

Longtime Anchorage resident, Gloria “Dodi” Jean Protzman, 81, passed away peacefully at her son’s home on July 13, 2013 surrounded by her beloved husband, family and her dog Fufu. Private...

 

Captain's Mast - July 25, 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. July 10 22:43 - 911 caller reported her son was missing from the house. Officers...

 

Braggin' Rights

The 264.7-pound halibut hauled in by Dean Darr of Shadow Hills, Calif. seems to have given him bragging rights to the largest flatfish caught out of Seward this year. No one has stepped forward with...

 

Seward area students named to deans', chancellor's lists

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has announced the students named to the deans’ and chancellor’s lists for the spring 2013 semester. The lists recognize students’ outstanding academic achievements. Students receiving a 3.9 grade point...

 

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