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Salmonfest to kick off festivities this Friday

To be sure, there will be no shortage of fish, love or music this weekend on the Kenai Peninsula. Salmonfest will make sure of that. Alaska’s largest festival will showcase more than 60 bands and musical acts over a three-day period beginning...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    August 3, 2017

Residents turn out to meet exchange students

\On Monday evening, famed musher Jujiro Wada would have been exceptionally proud of his former home and the one he helped pioneer. Maybe even more so after learning the five high school students who...

 

Boosters to hold drawing for cruise

The Seward High School Athletic Booster Club is selling tickets for a Holland America Line 7-day cruise to either Mexico or the Caribbean. Tickets are $20 for a chance to win a trip worth $3,000. Booster club members and student/athletes will be...

 

Are you ready ...

Members of the Seward High School football team kicked off preparations for the 2017 season last week by going through preseason activities. The Seahawks, fresh off a berth in the small-school state...

 

Borough holds first hearing on tax increase

Residents of the Kenai Peninsula Borough got their first chance to offer opinions on a proposed bed tax increase on August 1, when the KP Borough Assembly staged the first of two planned public hearings regarding the proposal. The assembly is...

 

Open house and 'Dress Your Pet' event at Seward Animal Shelter

The Seward Animal Shelter will be holding an open house and barbecue from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 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. A...

 

Volunteers needed 'Soup Supper' event

Volunteers are needed for the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank’s annual Soup Supper and Auction fundraiser on Saturday, August 26. The event will be held at Kenai Central High School at 5:30 p.m. Volunteers from throughout the region are needed to help...

 

Community Calendar

Aug. 1-31 Athletic physicals Glacier Family Medicine is offering back-to-school/sports physicals for $35 in August. To schedule an appointment contact GFM at (907) 224-8733. Aug. 3 Immunizations Representatives of the Alaska Department of Health...

 

Help area seniors continue to get the meals they deserve

Many senior citizens go without a full lunch plate on a daily basis, due to the rising costs of food, medication and utilities, and lack a cost-of-living increase with their Social Security retirement benefits over the past five years. This leaves...

 

NAME Conference to be held in Homer

The Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators (NAME) Conference will be held in Homer next week. The event will be held from Aug. 7-11 at the Islands & Ocean Visitor Center and the Kachemak Bay Campus. The 2017 NAME Conference is titled “Our Waters:...

 

New road going down ...

Paving crews apply a layer of asphalt at the corner of Fitfh Avenue and Madison Street on Monday....

 

OMG! Someone call the fire department

For whatever reason, She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Made Mad’s mother and father had an unusual hobby as they were growing up in small towns all over Texas. Just good ol’ ’billies from West Texas (yes, they were only ’billies because there are no hills...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    August 3, 2017

Seahawks expect to win in '18

Seward High School head football coach Kelly Cinereski wasn't too disappointed with the low numbers of players who turned out for the start of preseason drills. Much like a racer, he was more...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    August 3, 2017

Johnson sprints to ASLC 5K title

Erik Johnson made winning the 19th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run & Walk seem almost routine. Except for the fact that it wasn't. Johnson legged out a record-setting time of 16 minutes and 16.5...

 

SHS players should attend preseason drills

The Seward High School football program began preparations for its upcoming season earlier this week with practices at Steinbrecher Field. Athletes wishing to participate in football this season are encouraged to attend practices from 6 p.m. to 9...

 

Former Seward woman takes 2nd at Alamo 5K Run/Walk

Former Seward resident Jackie Pels won high-fives all around last month when she came in just under an hour of walking at the annual Alamo 5K Run/Walk on June 11. Pels, who usually describes herself as a 20-minute miler, said she thought she...

 

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 21 0007 - Citation issued to CHRISTOPHER W BARTOSZ at Third and D Street...

 

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