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 By Tommy Wells    Features    July 27, 2017

Marathon Magic

Harper Harris may have left the Mini-Mount Marathon Race without her first-place ribbon on Independence Day, but what she left with was something much more important. She left with a new friend....

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 27, 2017

Council sends new term plan to voters

The residents of Seward will face a Shakespearean dilemma in October. And it is one that could tack extra time onto those who choose to seek office. Truly, will it be three? Or will it not be. That is the question. Members of the Seward City Council...

 
 By Tommy Wels    Local    July 27, 2017

Providence will wait to make decision on Mountain Haven

When it comes to the re-basing and census issues facing Seward's Mountain Haven facility, the best course of action, according to Providence Seward Medical & Care Center Administrator Joe Fong, is...

 

KEMI could face $66,000 fine from FCC

The Federal Communications Commission issued a proposed $66,000 fine against Seward-based radio station licensee Kenai Educational Media Inc. last week for numerous apparent violations of FCC rules, including actions that undermine the effectiveness...

 

Chamber to hold luncheon on Aug. 11

The Seward Chamber of Commerce will hold its next chamber luncheon on Aug. 12, beginning at noon at the Breeze Inn. Tim Dillon, the director of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, will serve as the guest speaker....

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 27, 2017

City's meter exchange delayed until May 2018

The city’s plan to replace its existing electrical meters with updated models has been pushed back until May, according to Seward Electric Utility Manager John Foutz. “We felt it was a better saving for the electric department and the city for...

 

Power of paint ...

To make the area easier for motorists to see, Seward's Brandon Stickel rolls a fresh coat of paint on the crosswalk near the Wellington picnic area on Friday afternoon, before the staging of the...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Fishing    July 27, 2017

New 5G service in harbor could be completed soon

Visitors and businesses located in the vicinity of the Seward Boat Harbor could find themselves enjoying a new 5G wi-fi service by the end of the summer. Seward City Manager Jim Hunt informed members of the City Council earlier this week that a new...

 

City Calendar

July 27 Movie night The Seward Community Library & Museum’s Summer Reading Program will hold a Family Movie Night on Thursday, July 27. “The Jungle Book” will be shown beginning at 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. July 29 Play time...

 

Edward 'Ed' Eugene Ellis

Edward "Ed" Eugene Ellis, age 64, passed away from natural causes at his Kahiltna River Mine on July 12, 2017. Edward was born in Connell, Washington, on April 19, 1953, to Ralph and Betty (Jacobson)...

 

Alice Sue 'Alexandra' Greene

Nanwalek resident, Alice Sue "Alexandra" Greene, 68, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at her daughter's home in Homer. Funeral services were held Monday, July 24, at Sts. Sergius and Herman of...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 27, 2017

Paving crews making major progress in downtown work

Getting around the downtown section of the community may be a bit harder in the interim, but the end result will be well worth the difficulty, city officials say. According to Seward City Clerk Johann...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    July 27, 2017

And in this corner ... its the 'Sugarman'

I think everyone who grew up in the 1970s and ‘80s secretly wanted to be like Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Sugar Ray Leonard and Rocky Balboa. I admit it, I did. Being the small kid that I was, I...

 

Lawsuit puts PFD's future in Supreme Court's hands

Governor Jay Hammond, Permanent Fund founder, knew this time would come – the time when politicians would move to spend the Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) without public consent. Hammond believed in the PFD as Alaskans’ right to share equally in...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 27, 2017

Keil won't seek re-election to another term on city council

The City of Seward will be losing one of its longest-tenured council members next year when Vice-Mayor Marianna Keil completes her sixth term. Keil announced on Monday that she would not seek...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    July 27, 2017

Stueben races to Tri-Harder-Thon win

Jacob Stueben of Anchorage found the perfect way to celebrate his 24th birthday on Saturday. He paddled, pedaled and jogged his way to a win in the 2017 Tri-Harder-Thon. "Perhaps the birthday gods wer...

 

SHS spikers to hold car wash on Aug. 5

The Seward High School volleyball athletes 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....

 

Organizers aim for waste-free Salmonfest

Salmonfest 2017 will be getting help from Cook Inletkeeper and ReGroup to minimize waste at this year’s festival, which is scheduled for August 4 to 6 in Ninilchik. The three-day event will feature some of the country’s top musicians, including...

 

Holland lights up PCP ...

Dot Bardarson, chair of the Holland America Community Advisory Board, presents Seward Arts Council President Justine Pechuzal with a grant award. Holland American makes donations to nonprofit...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Arts    July 27, 2017

Yukon Bar to celebrate 75th with bash

The Yukon Bar will mark its 75th year as a hotspot for some of the state’s top musical talent with a special lineup of artists in August, and with a special two-day birthday bash. According to Michelle Saltz, the local pub will stage its...

 

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 15 2332 - RP requested an Officer go to the skate park for the report of...

 

Shelter to hold 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...

 

Wildlife Rescue Run & Walk set for July 29

Area runners and walkers will get a chance to put their feet where their hearts are this weekend 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...

 

Booster club golf tourney set for this weekend

The Seward Seahawks Athletics Booster Club’s 14th annual golf tournament will be on July 29. According to Kim Reierson, the tournament will be a “Best Ball Scramble” format and will get under way at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. Individuals...

 

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