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 By Heidi Zemach    Local    August 2, 2012

Boat flips in bay, two rescued and one lost

Two men were rescued from Resurrection Bay after their vessel flipped over Friday night about a quarter mile offshore at Fourth of July Beach. A third man who was with them was lost and is presumed...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    August 2, 2012

TYC summer enrollment drops

Enrollment at the Seward Parks and Recreation Department’s summer program at TYC has dropped to about half the level of children that it served last year. The main difference between this year and...

 
Video

Videos tell of Seward’s history

In a quiet section of the Seward Museum on Friday night a video was filmed about Seward’s sister city connection with Obihiro, Japan, and the student and adult exchanges with the sister city. Resurr...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    August 2, 2012

Walrus calves come to ASLC

Three male Pacific walrus calves are in the care of Alaska SeaLife Center after being rescued in the past few weeks near Barrow. The first calf was spotted by local fishermen near in North Salt...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    August 2, 2012

Borough elected positions up for vote on Oct. 2

In addition to Seward City Council seats on Oct. 2, area voters will elect a Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Representative and several service board members. The filing period for individuals to declare their candidacy is now open and closes at...

 

Plans for Obihiro mural underway

The Seward Mural Society gets a glimpse of the design for the upcoming mural that has been selected to be painted for Seward’s sister city, Obihiro, Japan. The master artist for the project is...

 

District seeks opinions on mission and vision

A four-question community survey is underway until Aug. 6 to collect opinions about public education and focus areas that will guide the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. “One of the more difficult challenges that our large district...

 

Seward Windsong Lodge earns Wine Spectator Award of Excellence again

CIRI Alaska Tourism Once again, the wine collections and culinary creations of the Resurrection Roadhouse at Seward Windsong Lodge and Talkeenta Alaskan Lodge won the nod of approval for the “Wine Spectator’s” Award of Excellence. Since 1981,...

 

Thank you

Thank you The TYC Councils would like to thank Major Marine Tours and their amazing staff and crew for all of their work and support with this year’s Summer Splash event. With their support and help we were able to raise over $2,000 for our High...

 

Elementary school registration set

Seward Elementary will be open for new student registration from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 9 and 10. Parents must fill out a registration packet for each new student. Additionally, parents must provide: • State...

 

Songwriting workshop offered

Karin Blaine will hold a Fundamentals of Song Writing Workshop on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. The fee for the Seward Arts Council workshop is $30 which includes a pass to Blaine’s concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31 at Resurrect Art. The two-hour...

 

Governor opts out of health insurance exchange creation

Alaska will not create a state-run health insurance exchange under the new federal health care law Gov. Sean Parnell announced July 17. The announcement came after the State of Alaska completed a study on health insurance exchange planning. “Alloca...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    August 2, 2012

Stock survey program looks for bait

Got bait? Fish scientists need 305,000 pounds of semi brite chum salmon for this year’s halibut stock surveys. The bait is staged at more than 1,200 stations between Oregon and the Bering Sea for...

 

Calendar — Aug. 2, 2012

Thursday, Aug 2 7 to 8 p.m., Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department meeting, Bear Creek Fire Station, 13105 Seward Hwy, Mile 5, 224-3345. Friday, Aug 3 Noon, Seward Chamber of Commerce luncheon meeting, Breeze Inn, 224-8001. Saturday, Aug 4 6:30 to...

 

Earl Gene Skinner

Earl Gene Skinner passed on July 23, 2012 surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren. Gene was born in Olympia, Wash. on Sept. 29, 1926 to Earl and Gladis Mae Skinner. He spent his childhood...

 

Tri-Harder-Thon features kayaking, running and biking

Saturday saw some gray weather but that didn’t stop the participants in the Subway Tri-Harder-Thon, Seward’s first adventure challenge, from kayaking, running and biking on a course from Kenai...

 

Obihiro exchange students enjoy an evening of potluck and board games

Exchange students from Obihiro, Japan play Monopoly with hosts after a farewell potluck on Monday. The students arrived in on July 22 as part of the exchange with Seward’s sister city. They return...

 

More Snapshots of Seward

A boat slips off its trailer at the small boat harbor launch. The line holding it on the trailer was released too soon and the boat came down on the pavement about two weeks ago. A rack of silver...

 

Turn back the pages — July 30, 1987

Compiled by Julie Rosier Council mulls offers on RV translator — The City of Seward is considering transferring ownership of its Mount Wolcott television translator to either the Moose Pass Sportsmen’s Club or to radio station KRXA, it was...

 

Police LOG — Aug. 2, 2012

July 19 09:02 - Earthquake, magnitude 4.1, 200 miles southwest of Anchorage at a depth of 60 miles. No tsunami was expected. 10:22 - University of Alaska Fairbanks advised that they would be replacing their fire alarm system. At 15:06 they advised th...

 

ASLC SeaFest Weekend

SeaFest Weekend at Alaska SeaLife Center is Aug. 3-5 and features activities for the whole family. The main event is the 5K walk/run on Saturday, and also planned are live music, a talk on marine debris, photos with Tuffy the Puffin, a scavenger...

 

KPBSD and First Student reach agreement

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and First Student, provider of student transportation, have reached agreement in principle, pending legal review, for student transportation beginning the first day of school Aug. 21. The school district...

 

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