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 By Heidi Zemach    Local    August 1, 2013

Military resort seeks more visitors

Tiny squirrels chased one another around well-manicured lawns at the Seward (Military) Resort Wednesday afternoon. The resort’s fish house, where people clean and vacuum pack the fish they catch on...

 

Groups gather for tai chi

Susan Cornwell, Julie Rosier and Angela Brown facilitate a weekly tai chi practice session on the grassy knoll next to the pavilion on Fridays from noon to 1. The meet-up is free of charge and open...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    August 1, 2013

Man dies in fall at Humpy Cove

A California man died July 23 after a fall at Humpy Cove. Seward Fire Department and Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps were dispatched to Humpy Cove at around 8 p.m., July 23, to aid a man who was hiking and fell about 25 feet onto the rocks along...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    August 1, 2013

Tustumena down, not out

The M/V Tustumena will not return to ferry service until October at the earliest, according to the Alaska Marine Highway System. AMHS announced the indefinite delay last week and cited the vessel’s...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    August 1, 2013

City looks closely at finances on eve of budgeting

Heading into the process of preparing a new two-year budget, the hefty Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for 2012 is required reading for City of Seward administrators. Not to mention the city...

 

Countdown to Salmon Derby

The Seward Silver Salmon Derby starts in just nine days. Fisherfolk, locals and visitors, will go after the big silvers and tagged silvers in Resurrection Bay during the nine-day derby. Anyone who...

 

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the Aug. 4, 1977 Seward Phoenix LOG. Another week has gone by, and some work has been done by the Department of Transportation at the Mile 18 slide site. But not nearly enough to make that road passable for...

 

Scientists need your eyes and ears

In an ever-changing environment, it would be ideal if the U.S. Geological Survey (www.usgs.gov) had a presence in every corner of the nation. While we may not be able to cover every inch of the landscape, we can greatly enhance our scope with your...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Alaska    August 1, 2013

Harding Icefield shrinks, Exit Glacier retreats

The Harding Icefield is thinning in almost all areas according to University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers. For several years the researchers have measured the ice just behind the mountains soaring...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    August 1, 2013

Sled Cam captures life under the surface

If a picture is worth a thousand words, get ready for millions of undersea images – brought to you by a handmade, high definition undersea camera. “Alaska Cam Sled is a towed imaging system that...

 

Tai chi: slow, gentle antidote to a fast-paced world

Tai chi is a centuries-old Chinese internal martial art that does not rely on physical might. Instead it embodies an ancient taoist principle of the soft overcoming the hard. This gentle moving...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Arts    August 1, 2013

Blackwater Railroad Company keeps on a'chooglin

Blackwater Railroad Company play their singular blend of folk, country, bluegrass, blues and a dash of rock on the Yukon Bar stage last weekend. It was the last show before their recording sessions...

 

Back when...

The U. S. Transport Henderson and its escorts, the destroyers Corry and Hull arrived in Seward July 13, 1923 with President Warren G. Harding aboard the Henderson.a An automobile cavalcade took him...

 
 By LOG Staff    Education    August 1, 2013

Dorm building blocks arrive

Contractors began delivering modular sections of the new AVTEC dorms to the construction site at Third and Madison on Monday after closing off a block long section of Third for up to six days. Almost...

 
 By LOG Staff    Business    August 1, 2013

TelAlaska lays fiberoptic line

As part of its 2013 expansion plans, TelAlaska is installing fiber optics data transmission cable to their Seward Marine Industrial Center communications site. TelAlaska is also looking forward to...

 
 By LOG Staff    Fishing    August 1, 2013

Heavy salmon traffic at Bear Creek weir

Neighborhood folk stop for a look at reds running the weir on their way to Bear Lake. Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association manages the weir to as part of their fisheries enhancement project in the...

 

Tri-Harder-Thon three times the fun

It was mostly cloudy and dead calm at Kenai Lake for the kayak leg of the 2013 Subway Tri-Harder-Thon as the teams and soloists gathered at the Primrose Campground launch point. The 9 a.m. starting...

 

Turn Back the Pages

July 30, 1992 The Seward Phoenix LOG Parking violators will see $25 fine – Just about everyone has an idea of how to improve parking congestion in the boat harbor area. Many believe the $25 fine being imposed by the city is too stiff. But despite t...

 
 By LOG Staff    Business    August 1, 2013

Open for business - August 1, 2013

The summer in Seward this year has been a season without peer. The happy clamor of visitors strolling along the sun-kissed shores of Resurrection Bay set the mood for a community embracing the golden...

 
 By LOG Staff    Arts    August 1, 2013

Festival rivalry spawns art under pressure

The 2013 Balto Film Fest celebrated its second year over three days beginning with workshops and the kickoff of the Balto 48 Hour Challenge last week. The prompts for the contest were announced at...

 

Out & About - August 1, 2013

Library trots out new teleconferencing system The Seward Community Library Museum will host an introduction to its new video conferencing system as part of the Alaska Online With Libraries kick off event tonight. Cindee of Alaska Ecoescapes will...

 

Calendar - August 1, 2013

Thursday, Aug. 1 Noon to 1 p.m., SeaView Community Services Board, Seaview Plaza, 302 Railway. 6:30 p.m., Pioneers of Alaska, Seward Senior Center, 336 Third, 288-3616. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Narcotics Anonymous, Church of the Nazarene, Fourth and C,...

 

Captain's Mast - August 1, 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 18 22:03 - Two 911 misdials. 23:18 - Officer responded to a report that some...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    August 1, 2013

Everyone has fun at Alaska Nellie's birthday

The Seward Senior Center helped locals celebrate Alaska Nellie’s birthday last week with plenty of strawberry shortcake and old-time pictures taken by Allen King of One Shot Photography. Volunteers...

 

Cullenberg takes helm at Alaska Sea Grant

Paula Cullenberg is the new director of Alaska Sea Grant, at the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, starting in July. Cullenberg replaces retiring director David...

 

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