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 By Fern Greenbank    Local    July 31, 2014

Historic Jesse Lee Home gets new owner

It was a unanimous vote by the city council Monday night that ended a difficult decade-long ordeal. The council voted to transfer the historic Jesse Lee Home to the non-profit, Friends of the Jesse Le...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    July 31, 2014

Friends of Jesse Lee bring in preservation experts

Tuesday morning, when the next chapter of the Jesse Lee Home started, architects and engineers met at the Friends of Jesse Lee Home's Washington Street office in Seward. They shook hands with members...

 

Derby Countdown!

Some people judge the end of summer by the weather, some by events. For die hard Fishermen and women out there, you know summer is coming to an end when the Seward Silver Salmon Derby rolls around. It’s the last big event for the summer, running...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    July 31, 2014

Lowell Point residents sound off about stinky lagoon

Residents of Lowell Point took advantage of the opportunity to express their frustration and concerns over the smell at the sewage lagoon at Monday’s night’s city council meeting. On Aug. 8, the bids for dredging the sludge at the sewage lagoon...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Local    July 31, 2014

New postmaster special delivery

The Seward post office is in new capable hands. June Pemberton, who actually started her new job at the end of June, feels right at home in Alaska even though Montana is her birthplace. Pemberton...

 
 By Rachael Petro    Opinion    July 31, 2014

Alaska businesses support being competitive

Vote No On 1 Proponents of the old ACES oil tax system cite families, future and Alaska as trite reasons to reject ballot measure one. On behalf of my own family, and Alaska Chamber members I beg to differ! There are literally hundreds, thousands or...

 

Kenai Peninsula Fisherman's Association unhappy with ruling

We are saddened by the Alaska Superior Court’s decision to allow the dishonest and un-Alaskan initiative effort to ban setnets in urban areas of Alaska to move forward. Regardless of what the backers of the so named “Setnet Initiative” are...

 
 By Russ Maddox    Opinion    July 31, 2014

Senate Race

Senate Race Dear Editor If the Senate campaign was an actual race, Mark Begich would be thousands of miles ahead. While he’s been traveling around the state and meeting Alaskans, his opponents are happy letting Outside groups do the talking for...

 
 By Melanie Hauze    Opinion    July 31, 2014

Subway Tri-Harder-Thon Letter of Thanks!

Seward Parks and Recreation hosted Seward’s 3rd Adventure Challenge Sat, July 26th. Tri-athletes from around the state paddled 5 miles on Kenai Lake, ran 6.3 miles on the Iditarod trail (Long Lake) to Meridan trail head then hopped on their bikes...

 

Fran Pete DuBeau - 1936-2014

A true Alaskan died July 10. Fran Pete DuBeau was born in Seattle Aug. 21, 1936 and spent most of his life in his beloved Alaska. His love affair with Alaska began as a baby when his family moved to...

 

Sister city shares brightest stars

High School students from Seward's sister city, Obihiro, Japan, attended Monday night's city council meeting where they were formally welcomed to the city. Mayor Jean Bardarson read a proclamation on...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    July 31, 2014

Public testimony convinces borough, bed tax on ballot

Our second July meeting echoed the first, as we heard hours of public testimony and adjourned just before midnight. The ordinance with the most input and discussion was Ordinance 2014-25, which places...

 

Catching up with Parks and Rec

Fifteen Adventure Campers headed out to Caines Head for a campout on July 23rd. A huge thank you goes out to Miller's Landing for sponsoring the water taxi to and from Caines Head. The kids will be...

 

They did Tri-Harder!

Results of the 2014 Tri-Harder-Thon Solo Male Results First place Pyper Dixon Second place Mike Crawford Third place Derek Morgan Fourth place Rich Stromberg Sixth place Matthew Pyhala Seventh place...

 

Quacker Jack crashes, ducks stolen

The Bear Creek Fire Department answered a call Sunday morning involving local taxi driver,known as Mad Jack. The taxi, adorned with golden ducks, was struck by another vehicle at Nash Road and Seward...

 

Out & About - July 31, 2014

Send listings for Out & About to editor@theSewardPhoenixLOG.com. Food preservation workshop planned Our gardens are overflowing with vegetables to eat and the sea is swelling with salmon to enjoy! Now is a wonderful time to learn safe food...

 

'Captain's Mast' - July 31, 2014

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 03:01 - Verbal warning for speed issued at Third and A. 03:02 - 911 caller...

 

It's a boy!

It's official. The city of Seward has a new resident. The Alaska SeaLife Center confirms that a male Stellar lion pup was born to 14-year-old mom Eden and 21-year-old dad Woody, a big attraction at...

 

Calendar - July 31, 2014

To add or change a non profit or free regular meeting or event on The LOG’s Calendar, e-mail editor@TheSewardPhoenixLOG.com or phone 224-4888. Thursday, July 31 3 to 6 p.m., He Will Provide Food Pantry, Fifth and Adams, entry in the alley. 6:30 to...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    July 31, 2014

Public input sought on many issues

Nowhere in the world do people have more say in shaping fisheries policy than in Alaska. While the outcomes might get mixed rants and reviews, no one is ever denied the chance to state ideas,...

 

Seafest offers something for everyone

Like art? Books? Running? Animals? Family? The Alaska SeaLife Center's Seafest running Aug. 1-4 is packed full of activities, including the 16th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run/Walk. The fundraiser...

 

SeaLife Center hosts day of Ray

Ray Troll is a fishy guy. He has taken almost every cliche ever uttered and found a way to relate it to fish. Fin art One King Beats 4 Aces Everytime Rockfish Paper Scissors Heads and Tails Hook Line...

 

First Friday Art Walk to showcase talent

Aug. 1, 6-8 p.m. This Month's Featured Artists Zudy's Cafe - 501 Railway Stan McNight, Jean Schwafel, and Carol Souza~Original Paintings and Pastels Also Nick Zweifel~Photography Seward Properties -...

 

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